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Google Reader

If you read this blog through Google Reader, you’ll probably know that Google will be shutting down the service tomorrow on July 1st, 2013. It has been announced a few months ago, yet it has taken me until yesterday to move all my feed subscriptions to another RSS Service (I am now reading all my blogs via Bloglovin’).

I figured there are many users just like me who ignore the news until it might be too late (I admit I’ve always loved Google Reader and am very sad to see it go). So if you don’t want to lose all your valuable blog bookmarks, here are my tips on how and where to move to.

First Steps First

Before you start thinking about which service to switch to after the death of Google Reader, go and save your bookmarks NOW and export them via Google’s Takeout service (select “Google Reader” and click on “Create archive”). The exporting process will save your beloved blog subscriptions in a zip-file. Download it to your hard drive, so you always have a backup of your RSS subscriptions on hand.

Choose a New Service

There are many free Google Reader alternatives available such as Bloglovin’, Feedly and Digg Reader.

Personally, I decided to move my subscriptions to Bloglovin’ because it’s a fave among fashion bloggers and also because it’s a web-based service that can be easily accessed from anywhere and has a super easy Google Reader import function available (see here). I was able to import my 700+ subscriptions in a matter of minutes! Yay to that!

Of course, there are lots of other great services that will do the job just as good. If you need more alternatives, check out these articles:

Last but not least: Don’t forget to follow In Their Closet on Bloglovin’ or, if you’ll use a different service, this is our feed URL: http://intheircloset.com/feed

Goodbye, Google Reader! It’s been nice with you.

P.S.: You can also stay up-to-date with what’s new and going on here via our Facebook and Twitter! See you on the other side!

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UPDATE: Giveaway has closed! Winner has been drawn & contacted by email. Thanks to all for entering!

And the Winner is…

Giselle E:

I love this C’est La Vie sweaterls. I don’t really own any cute sweaters, just old hoodies so this would be a nice addition to my simple wardrobe :)

Congratulations, Giselle! You will be contacted via email for further instructions on how to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for entering. The next giveaway is already in the queue, so stay tuned!


It’s been a while since we last hosted a giveaway here on this blog, but today we’re coming back with a really great one. How about a $150 shopping spree? Sounds good? This time we have partnered with Wallis. Read the rules below on how to enter this giveaway.

Win $150 to Spend at Wallis!

The Prize

This giveaway is kindly sponsored by Wallis (thank you!). 1 lucky winner will get a $150 gift certificate to spend at the Wallis US online shop.

Btw, Did You Know…

Wallis is a premium high street brand with a strong British heritage (first store opened in London in 1932) which is owned by the same firm, Arcadia Group Limited, who also operate various other popular UK fashion brands. Even though they’re based in the UK, Wallis have a substantial US branch and offer FREE SHIPPING on all US orders over $75.

DEAL ALERT: Wallis kindly offered an exclusive discount for InTheirCloset.com readers: Use promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET10” at checkout to get $10 OFF + free shipping if you spend $50.

How to Enter

Go to the Wallis website, pick out your favorite item from the online shop and leave a comment here with the URL and a short explanation why you picked the specific product.

This giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry, international readers!). You can join until Friday, 02/29/2012 (11:59 PM EST time). The winner will be drawn shortly thereafter and contacted by us via email.

Please remember to leave your (first) name and a valid email address when writing the comment (just fill out the comment form correctly and you’ll be fine). 1 entry per person only. You can leave multiple comments if you want to but only your first one will be accounted.

If you have questions regarding this giveaway, don’t hesitate to ask. Good luck, everyone!

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Welcome Our Newest Team Member: Juliana!

by Irina on January 9, 2012

It’s been a while since we last had a new addition to the team, but we are proud to welcome our newest writer, Juliana, to the team. Read her interview below to get to know her better and don’t be shy and give Juliana a warm welcome here @ ITC.

Juliana, please tell our readers a few things about yourself. Where do you come from? What are you doing for a living? What’s your favorite food & color? :)

Juliana

J: My favorite type of food is probably anything Mediterranean and I love baking creative desserts!

My favorite colors are Caribbean colors; I love cobalt blue, emerald green, coral red, and citrine yellow.

How did you get involved with fashion?

J: I’ve been playing dress up all of my life, so it has been a natural progression. My Bachelor’s degree is in architecture and while studying design I learned to appreciate fashion from a new perspective. Just as an architect must design for the site he or she has been provided, a woman or man should dress to complement his/her own body and unique features.

What’s your personal style? Any favorite designers/brands?

J: My current style words are: Sophisticated, feminine, tailored, approachable, and creative.

I am inspired by: Chanel, Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Azzedine Alaïa, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Ralph Rucci, Gianfranco Ferré, Stella McCartney, Bulgari, Van Cleef and Arpels, Brian Atwood, Roger Vivier, Tory Burch, Elizabeth and James, Kenneth Jay Lane and vintage accessories!

Juliana's Ultimate Spring 2012 Outfit

Juliana’s Ultimate Spring 2012 Outfit

How long have you been following InTheirCloset.com already and how come you wanted to write for us?

J: I’ve been following InTheirCloset.com for a month, and I love the Real vs. Steal posts because they can really help out a stylish girl on a budget! I love sharing ideas and wardrobe advice, so I thought ITC would make a great platform.

Van Cleef and Arpels Vintage Convertible Jewelry Piece

If I was a fashion-item, I’d be…

J: A Van Cleef and Arpels vintage convertible jewelry piece. The kind that you can transform from a stunning broach to pair of earrings and a pendant. I first saw a set like this on 60 Minutes and was mesmerized.

I would never wear…

J: Anything in which I felt uncomfortable.

I can’t leave the house without…

J: Lipstick. I learned this from Holly Golightly (and my mother).

Best Spring 2012 collection?

J: There were some beautiful dresses at Oscar de la Renta. I loved the use of lime green and citrine yellow.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de La Renta Spring 2012

Your mantra for 2012?

J: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” (Helen Keller)

Thank you, Juliana, for taking the time to answer these questions and again, WELCOME!

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

by Irina on December 25, 2011

It’s finally here. Christmas. We’re taking a few days off to spend the holidays with our families and loved ones, so please excuse if posting here will be slower than usual. We promise to come back full force after the holiday craze.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

The team of InTheirCloset.com wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Be happy & healthy and enjoy the holidays. :-)

Your team of InTheirCloset.com

Christmas Presents

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Welcome Our Newest Team Member: Roseanne!

by Irina on November 12, 2011

It’s been a while since we last had a new addition to the team, but we are proud to welcome our newest writer, Roseanne, to the team. Read her interview below to get to know her better and don’t be shy and give Roseanne a warm welcome here @ ITC.

Roseanne, please tell our readers a few things about yourself. Where do you come from? What are you doing for a living? What’s your favorite food & color? :)

Roseanne Tabachnik

R: I was the first person in my family to be born in America, and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Both of my parents are from Ukraine, therefore I am easily influenced and inspired by other cultures. Currently I am a student but strive to be a writer/journalist some day.

I try to be as adventurous with food as I can, but my favorite food would have to be sushi. Also, I have a slight obsession with mango fruit tarts.

My favorite color would have to be red, but my closet mainly consists of neutrals and tons of black just because it is such a versatile and universal color.

How did you get involved with fashion?

R: Since I was a little girl, I had always been inspired by different cultures, art, and most importantly the people surrounding me. I remember watching my mom preparing to go out, and fondly observing how she got dressed and did her makeup. I think that is where I got most of my initial inspiration from.

What’s your personal style? Any favorite designers/brands?

R: Some of my favorite designers include Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Valentino and Helmut Lang for more casual everyday wear. Chanel is definitely on my list as well due to my awe for the classics. I also love new and coming designers who have raw and innovative ideas. I find fashion to be defined by more than just clothing and accessories but also a novelty.

Roseanne's Ultimate Spring 2012 Outfit

Roseanne’s Ultimate Spring 2012 Outfit

How long have you been following InTheirCloset.com already and how come you wanted to write for us?

R: I have been following InTheirCloset.com for about a year and have to say that I check for new posts religiously! I wanted to write for InTheirCloset.com because I have always been passionate about both fashion and writing, so I felt that I could contribute my finds and ideas with others who I can relate to.

Vita Fede  Mini Snodo Ring in rose gold

If I was a fashion-item, I’d be…

R: A Vita Fede Mini Snodo Ringcj. I adore the mixture of rose gold and silver; it’s simple yet elegant, and contemporary yet classical.

I would never wear…

R: Crocs… I just can’t fathom how to wear them and look somewhat trendy/stylish and most importantly with what?

I can’t leave the house without…

R: My cell phone and watch. With modern technology, the contents of my life are stored on my phone and not knowing what time it is leaves me in frenzy.

Best Spring 2012 collection?

R: Reem Acra. I found every piece to be so wearable and figure flattering for almost every body shape out there. I believe there is a piece for every woman’s taste in Acra’s collection.

Reem Acra Spring 2012 Collection

Reem Acra Spring 20121

Your mantra for 2012?

R: With passion and optimism, one can achieve anything.

Thank you, Roseanne, for taking the time to answer these questions and again, WELCOME!

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