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Update: This post has been updated on December 16, 2010. Scroll down to read the news.

Thank you to all who entered our giveaway and told us about their most precious birthday gifts. We loved to hear what you valued most; whether it was a pair of shoes, a special moment with all your loved ones or something super fancy like a flying lesson. Now, onto the winners…

The Winners

  • 1st prize: Kim Jackson
  • 2nd prize: Cherrelle
  • 3rd prize: McKenzie
  • 4th prize: Stacy
  • 5th prize: Kristy Le
  • 6th prize: Alicia

Congratulations! All winners have been contacted by us via email.

Phew, time flies! I can’t believe another year went by so quickly. Believe it or not, but November 22, 2010 marked InTheirCloset’s 2nd birthday! 730 days full of fashion fun… and shoes. You are welcome to celebrate this happy day with us by joining our anniversary extravaganza:

InTheirCloset.com Turns 2! Join Our Anniversary Extravaganza & Win!

Prizes

This giveaway is kindly sponsored by the wonderful folks of Boutique To You, MsHeel, LuLu*s, Handbag Heavenls, GoJane and Scarves.netls (A big thank you to all our sponsors!). 6 lucky winners will get one of these awesome prizes:

  • 1st prize: A $200 shopping spree toward a non-sale item from Nicole Richie’s 2nd clothing line Winter Kate at Boutique To Youcj
  • 2nd prize: A $100 gift card from MsHeel
  • 3rd prize: A $50 gift card from LuLu*s
  • 4th prize: A $50 gift card from Handbag Heavenls
  • 5th prize: A handbag inspired by Mulberry’s Alexa bag from GoJane
  • 6th prize: A $25 gift card from Scarves.netls

How to Enter

In order to enter this giveaway all you have to do is to leave a comment by answering following question: “What is the best birthday gift you have ever received?

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (sorry, international readers). You can join the giveaway until Friday, 12/10/2010 (11:59 PM EST time). Winners 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). A comment equals 1 entry. You can leave multiple comments here if you want to, but only your first one will be accounted.

Bonus Entries

If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can score more entries by doing one or all of the following things:

  • Follow @intheircloset on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this pre-written tweet if you like: @intheircloset turns 2 & they are celebrating it with a great giveaway extravaganza. Find out how to enter here: http://bit.ly/cMRUQJ (max. 1 tweet/giveaway = 1 entry)
  • Join our Facebook community by “liking” us (1 entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway on your own blog and link back to this post. (3 entries)

If you decide to do one of the things in the list above, please mention them in your comment here on this page. You can add as many comments as you want if you should decide to do things one by one. Just remember to always use the same email address when writing a comment, so the additional entries can be credited to you. Also, please mention your twitter username and include the link to your tweet about the giveaway as well as your Facebook name or link to your profile (or simply reply with your comment name to the giveaway status message on our Facebook page).

Furthermore, if you decide to blog about this giveaway, please do NOT hotlink the image above. If you want to use the invitation graphic, use this image URL: http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9697/intheircloset2yearanniv.jpg or simply copy and paste the HTML code provided below:

This is an example of how your comment could look like:

The best birthday gift I have ever received is [describe your gift here]. I also follow you on Twitter (username: @[Your Twitter Username]).

This example would sum up to 2 entries (1 best birthday gift comment = 1 entry, subscription to newsletter = 2 entries, twitter follower = 1 entry). This fictional reader would have increased her/his chances of winning by 100%.

If you have questions regarding this giveaway, don’t hesitate to ask. Good luck to everyone and thank you for 2 wonderful years of frugal fashion!

With Love,
The Team of InTheirCloset.com

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Our jewelry giveaway, sponsored by Fantasy Jewelry Box, has ended a few days ago and we finally have a winner: Congratulations, Kelly (comment #5), you won! Kelly wrote about her most favorite jewelry:

My favorite piece of jewelry is the antique blue sapphire and diamonds set in sculpted silver ring which I got for my high school graduation from my parents. I love the antique 1920s setting and the blue oval sapphire sits perfectly center with diamonds sculpted into the sterling silver setting. I cherish every time I wear it.

Fantasy Jewelry Box Giveaway Winner Announcement

Announcing a giveaway winner is both rewarding and saddening because we’d love to be able to let ALL of our wonderful readers win something. Anyway, this sure wasn’t the last giveaway here on InTheirCloset, so keep reading this blog & you’ll soon have a new chance to win a new fabulous prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered. We honestly loved reading your comments about your most cherished jewelry items!

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Fantasy Jewelry Box Giveaway (CLOSED!)

by Irina on April 28, 2010

Update: This giveaway is closed now! Thanks for entering. Congrats to Kelly for winning!

Our last giveaway was way back in January, so we figured it was about time to treat our readers once again and hold yet another giveaway for you here on InTheirCloset. Because we all know cheap is good, but free is so much better, isn’t it?

Fantasy Jewelry Box Giveaway

This giveaway is kindly sponsored by Fantasy Jewelry Box (Thank you!) and the winner will be allowed to pick out a $35 or under item from the site which will be then sent to her or him. If you’ve fallen in love with one of the many pieces pictured above, you’re lucky because all of these are under $25 which means if you win, you could pick your favorite item AND still have at least $10 bucks to spend on something else. Awesome, right?

How to Enter

In order to enter this giveaway all you have to do is to leave a comment and tell us what your favorite piece from your jewelry box is. That’s it. Couldn’t be easier, huh?

The giveaway is open internationally, so readers from all over the globe, feel free to enter. You can join the giveaway until next Wednesday, 05/05/2010 (11:59 PM EST time). The winner will be drawn shortly thereafter.

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). A comment equals 1 entry. You can leave multiple comments here if you want to, but only your first one will be accounted.

Bonus Entries

If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can score more entries by doing one or all of the following things:

  • Follow @intheircloset on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this pre-written tweet if you like: @intheircloset and Fantasy Jewelry Box are doing a great giveaway. Find out how to enter here: http://bit.ly/b54der (max. 1 tweet/giveaway = 1 entry)
  • Join our Facebook community & become a fan (1 entry)
  • Subscribe to the Fantasy Jewelry Box newsletter. (1 entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway on your own blog and link back to this post. (3 entries)

IMPORTANT: If you are already following us on Twitter, please say so in the comment. Private/Protected tweets can’t be credited.

If you decide to do one of the things in the list above, please mention them in your comment here on this page. You can add as many comments as you want if you should decide to do things one by one. Just remember to always use the same email address when writing a comment, so the additional entries can be credited to you. Also, please mention your twitter username and include the link to your tweet about the giveaway as well as your Facebook name or link to your profile (or simply reply with your comment name to the giveaway status message on our Facebook page).

This is an example of how your comment could look like:

My favorite jewelry item is an antique diamond ring which I inherited from my grandmother. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

This example would sum up to 3 entries (1 favorite jewelry comment = 1 entry, twitter follower = 1 entry, tweet = 1 entry). That fictional reader would have increased her/his chances of winning by 200%.

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

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When I was asked if I’d like to do a scarf review for Affordable Scarves (now renamed to Scarves.net), I jumped at the chance. You see, I love scarves. I’ve been wearing silk, wool, velvet, linen, cotton, and fur scarves for many years. Scarves are my friends. Forever.

Affordable Scarves is exactly what it touts itself to be: an online scarf retailer with an extensive collection of scarves at affordable prices. The majority of the site’s inventory falls between $10 and $20 (and there’s a 15% off promo special running at the moment, so they are super cheap). With prices that inexpensive, you should know that these are not Hermés-quality scarves, but they are functional and fun, and for under 20 bucks, I’d say that’s exactly the point. The site is very user-friendly and you can search for scarves by color, material, season, shape, size and trend. They also offer free shipping on orders over $30. So I made my choice, and in no time, this Leopard Print Wrap arrived at my door…

Affordable Scarves Leopard Print Wrap in black & white

Affordable Scarves Leopard Print Wrapls
($16.11, Scarves.net)

Vahni & Her Leopard Print Wrap

Vahni & her Affordable Scarves Leopard Print Wrap in black & white

I have to admit, I couldn’t wait for this scarf to arrive, for two reasons: I have no other leopard print scarves and this print has been showing up on scarves everywhere over the last year. I opened the package and unfurled the wrap, and honey, it kept going and going and going! I guess I didn’t pay much attention to the dimensions (76″ L x 52″ W) when I ordered it… it is indeed the size of a wrap, and a big one. But more about that in a minute.

So I knew the scarf is polyester, and while polyester is a wonder fabric, part of me wished it was linen or cotton, just so it felt a little softer. But I have to admit that the fabric lends itself well with this wrap—the print is crisp and vibrant; despite the size, it’s not bulky; and it launders like a champ. In the photos above, the photo on the left was taken after the scarf was washed in a lingerie bag on a normal cycle and air-dried. The photos on the right were taken before it was washed. No difference…and notice how it ties up into a knot that fits in your hand. That means it would be a fantastic piece for traveling.

In terms of wearability, the Affordable Scarves Leopard Print Wrap is unbelievably versatile. You can do a traditional scarf look, wear it as a wrap, or as a sarong or bathing suit cover-up. It stays put, which is nice, and the one thing about silkier scarves I don’t like—they tend to slide. I wore it as a scarf, and I draped it around the back of my neck and belted it over a tank top and it looked great.

Bottom Line

Overall, I really love this wrap and would recommend it to anyone who is comfortable wearing a large wrap/scarf. It is chic, inexpensive, and statement-making—meets all my requirements!

PROS:

  • Gorgeous print—black and grey is a fresh take on leopard
  • Versatile—wear it as a scarf, wrap, or sarong
  • Great price—a low-cost way to work the animal print trend into your wardrobe

CONS:

  • Wished it was a natural fabric or blend with linen or cotton
  • Might be too large for a petite woman
  • Synthetic fabric might make it uncomfortable if worn as a summer scarf
LookOur Rating: ★★★★☆
QualityOur Rating: ★★★☆☆
WearabilityOur Rating: ★★★★☆
PriceOur Rating: ★★★★★
OverallOur Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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I know you’re probably a little startled right now. Redesigns always irritate at first. But after 2 years I decided it was finally time for a little visual upgrade to reflect how much InTheirCloset.com has grown over the years. It’s a clean and sophisticated new design with new and improved functionalities and we really hope you’ll like our new look.

I’ve been working on this new design for the past few weeks and think it turned out quite nice. Gone is the endless scrolling and slow page loading. To increase the loading speed we changed the layout of the posts. From now on if you want to see a post in its entireness (e.g. to see the “Steal” alternatives), you will have to click on the “Continue reading“-link. That means more clicking, but the overall loading speed will be highly increased this way and the whole blog will look less cluttered. And that’s a good thing, right?

Some areas might still look a little wonky and unfinished, sorry for that, we’ll be fixing these issues as soon as possible. If the blog looks really weird on your browser or produces errors, let us know by commenting to this post describing your problem with the new layout (don’t forget to mention what browser you’re using).

We know it takes time getting used to changes. In the end we will adjust. After all, it’s still the same content, only with a better design which hopefully results in an overall better user experience. Let us know what you think of our facelift. We appreciate your feedback.

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