Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Accessories Make an Outfit (Even at Nine Months) *Giveaway*

I realize this is kind-of sacreligious for a girl, but I've never really been that into accessories.  I wear my classic pearl studs and simple flip flops just about every day and would much rather invest in designer jeans or a JCrew sweater than expensive shoes and jewelry.  That is, however, UNTIL I became pregnant! 

Now, as you know, nothing fits me right and I feel frumpy and beast-like just about every day.  (Um, literally as I type this I am wearing an old plaid PJ top with only the top three buttons done and my belly  peeking out at the bottom - very cute.) The right accessory is just about the ONLY thing that can make me feel cute these days.

Enter Laura...

A few weeks ago (after this post in which I complained about the hideousness of this pregnancy), Laura emailed me about her Etsy shop Lilly Pie Accessories.  The motto? "Accessories Make an Outfit (Even at Nine Months)."  And boy is she right!


Here's a little of her Lilly Pie vision: 
I believe that everyone: woman, girl, and toddlerette is FABULOUS.  We are strong, beautiful, lovely, energetic, playful, soft, and fun. I believe that we love to feel put together. We like to create and add finishing touches to our work. We add garnish to a dish,  icing to a cupcake, hearts to our i's,  and shimmer to our eyes because we LOVE the end result. We enjoy taking a deep breath, soaking in the moment and saying "there".  Lillypie is the icing. 

I want to share, encourage, uplift, and make you laugh. I want you to feel beautiful.  I want  you to to cover yourself in Lillypie ruffles and flowers--because WHO doesn't feel pretty wearing them?  A girl always deserves to feel pretty--no matter the age or season of life.

(You can read more about her life and her business at Laura's blog too!)


Laura immediately sent me an adorable handmade necklace and broach - you might recognize them...

and

Now, I find myself carefully crafting outfits around these cute and stylish pieces as often as possible.  Every time I wear them, I get TONS of compliments, and I actually feel like someone notices something other than my weight.  Score!

Just look at some of the cute stuff she offers in her shop.  (Don't worry, it isn't just for pregnant women - she has something for everyone... that's the great part about accessories!)


AND... Lucky you!  Laura has decided to give away one of her popular Helland necklaces (which can be worn four different ways) to an E, Myself, and I reader - you choose the colors!

 To enter...

Leave a comment below telling me what makes YOU feel beautiful (one entry). *Don't forget to leave your email address too if it isn't linked to your profile.

Then, for a second entry, visit Laura's shop and leave a second comment telling me your favorite item.
Easy as Lilly PIE!

Contest will be open until Friday 4/29, and I will announce the winner on Saturday.

73 comments:

  1. Ooooh! I want to enter! those necklaces are gorgeous! I feel beautiful with my baby on my hip. Really. Being a mommy is beautiful!

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  2. Cute!! I feel beautiful when I am laughing with friends or family!

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  3. I love everything that girl makes. I feel beautiful when I have my baby girl on my hip!

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  4. My favorite for myself right now is the Pink Champagne Ruffle Flower Headband :)

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  5. So fun! I feel beautiful when I'm doing exactly what my Creator made me to do!

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  6. The cream and dusty rose helland is GORGEOUS!! jaimeemarks@cfl.rr.com :)

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  7. I feel most beautiful when I am around my family! amy.storck@yahoo.com

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  8. The satin bib necklaces are too fabulous! Love those!

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  9. I feel beautiful in the right outfit with the perfect accessory! I dont have my ears pierced so I love necklaces!

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  10. I feel most beautiful when I have the time to do both my hair and makeup....

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  11. My husband makes me feel beautiful.

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  12. It is a toss up. I love the Bib Necklaces, but I love the Posie Ribbon Necklace too!!!! Tough Choices.

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  13. i feel beautiful when i'm hanging with the hub... even if i'm in sweatpants and an oversized tshirt and haven't showered in 3 days :-) YOU look beautiful as a pregnant lady and i did notice the adorable pink flower that you wore to that shower. can't wait to see you in a few weeks friend!

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  14. I feel beautiful when I replace thoughts of insecurity with Truth...also when I have a tan. :) mere_wang@yahoo.com

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  15. I feel beautiful when I'm wearing some high heels! :)

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  18. The Pink Champagne Ruffle Flower Ribbon Necklace is also adorable!

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  19. I feel beautiful when I am with my two beautiful girls! I love, love love the midnight black Rosette (headband)
    jbugcat@gmail.com

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  20. When I am carrying both of my baby boys up the stairs, that is when I feel pretty beautiful. It is a task!

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  21. I feel beautiful when I'm near my husband, he just makes me glow :)

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  22. I really like the maxwell--honeysuckle ruffle flower statement necklace !

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  23. Knowing I'm a daughter of God, fearfully and wonderfully made makes me feel beautiful!

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  24. My favorite item is the Pink Champagne, Silver Grey, and Cream Ruffle Flower Ribbon necklace!

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  25. I am a new follower and really enjoy keeping up with your blog! I feel beautiful when I wear a fun sundress, and when my daughter tells me look "pweety mama." mrssuperpowers@gmail.com

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  26. the Shades of Peach Satin Rosette Bib Necklace is stunning and my fav!!

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  27. Feel beautiful at the beach.
    dianazylow@gmail.com

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  28. This necklace is gorgeous, Shades of Greige Satin Bib Necklace.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60850651/shades-of-greige-satin-bib-statement

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  29. manicures, pedicures, and hair cuts do it for me :)

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  30. my favorite item is the Spring Crocus and Pink Champagne Posie Ribbon Necklace! So pretty!

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  31. feel beautiful when i feel my baby kick!
    and when i wear heels!

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  32. it feels like cheating because they are what she is giving away, but i am loving the helland necklace in coral and turquoise!

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  33. I feel beautiful when I get a fresh hair cut/color!

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  34. And I LOVE everything in her store. I'm a sucker for ruffles. I'm especially lovin' the Pink Champagne, Silver Grey, and Cream Ruffle Flower Ribbon Necklace

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  35. I feel beautiful when I'm with friends, and laughing. Somehow all of my imperfections seem to disappear and I feel alive and vibrant :)

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  36. My faves are the rose satin shoe clips AND the coral rose and turquise posie ribbon necklace. Couldn't pick just one!

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  37. Comfy shoes make me feel beautiful in my 2nd grade classroom.

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  38. I love the Silver-Gray Ruffle Necklace.

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  39. What makes me feel beautiful - getting a pedicure and manicure. I just feel so girly after getting pampered.

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  40. love the Plum Ruffle Flower with Lace Accent Brooch and Hair Pin. So pretty!

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  41. what makes me feel beautiful...when people take pictures from way above me so you don't get the double chin look. haha.

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  42. LOVE her Coral Rose Posie Hair Pins. really, i love everything! great site!

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  43. i feel beautiful after a great workout and a hot shower!

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  44. and i heart this one: Coral Rose and Turquoise Posie Ribbon Necklace

    PERFECT colors for spring!

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  45. My husband makes me feel beautiful. Does it count?
    He always tells me I'm beautiful. And that makes my day!

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  46. Okay, my favorite is helland--Spring Plum and Turquoise Posie Ribbon Necklace
    So cute!!

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  47. I feel most beautiful when I'm at peace with my body and am relaxed and calm about the future. (some makeup and dangly earrings also help!)

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  48. Oh everything is so cute! I feel beautiful when I am eating healthy and being active, also cute accesories help!

    dacialane@hotmail.com

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  49. I could see myself wearing everything in her shop, but I really love the rose of pink satin necklace!

    dacialane@hotmail.com

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  50. I feel beautiful when my hair is behaving :) Oh and when I've got some great shoes on!

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  51. I love the Shades of Peach Satin Rosette Bib Necklace. Super cute!

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  52. i feel beautiful when I am all dressed up! hannahvickersphotography@gmail.com

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  53. I feel beautiful when I curl my hair & put on some of my more outgoing pieces of jewelry.

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  54. I really love the helland--Cream and Dusty Rose Posie Ribbon Necklace but on second look I also love the Silver Cloud Ruffle Flower with Lavender and Lace Accents...so pretty!!

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  55. my fave is the miss delaney--golden yellow double posie headband!

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  56. I feel beautiful when I have fabulous jewelry on!
    cbyoder99 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  57. Pink Champagne Ruffle Flower Ribbon Necklace!
    cbyoder99 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  58. I feel beautiful when my oldest son grabs my hand without me asking and not caring who sees!
    Thanks for a chance to win, I wish you all the blessings for you and your new baby!
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  59. My favorite is
    maxwell--honeysuckle ruffle flower statement necklace....i think, they are all so pretty :)
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  60. Painting my toes always makes me feel pretty!

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  61. Love the Helland Necklace in Coral and Turquiose! The matching hair bobbies are darling too! Thanks for the giveaway!

    e.stewart.hill@gmail.com
    loispearl.blogspot.com

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  62. I feel beautiful with freshly painted nailpolish!

    cej310@gmail.com

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  63. My fave item is the helland coral and turquoise ribbon necklace! so pretty! :)

    cej310@gmail.com

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  64. I feel the most beautiful in the morning - for the five minutes my makeup is where I initially put it on my face :)

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  65. I am loving the Eucalyptus Ruffle Flower Hairpin! My hair looks the same every day, and I've been feeling the need for something fun up there lately!

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  66. I feel beautiful when snuggled next to my three year old and my husband as we read books. It is a wonderful way to feel treasured.

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  67. The Spring Crocus and Pink Champagne Posie Ribbon Necklace is lovely!

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