Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Be Mine - Torrid Valentine's Day Give Away

Torrid and I want to tell you how much we (heart) you this Valentine's Day by giving you cute accessories!

You know I believe in the transformative power of accessories - one outfit can become something else entirely thanks to a change in belt, purse, earrings, bracelets, etc. To help get you feeling creative, Torrid sent me a dress and a few different accessories from their collection to play with and model for you.

(Of course we're using the term "model" very loosely).

Here are the pieces I was sent:



Brown leather belt with gold studs; a black and metal stretchy belt; an armful of sparkly bangle bracelets (In plus size...which means they'll actually fit over a Bombshell's wrist. Nice) ; Black strapless dress with an exposed zipper, pockets and leather accents; and a studded/fringed bag.



The mesh belt and bangles paired together felt very rock-glam to me. I, however, am not a rock-glam kind of girl. So I threw on a structured blazer and a red rose pin to make it feel more ladylike. Combined, I think it's a playful mashup of the two aesthetics. In this outfit, I'd expect Dan to take me for cocktails at the W Hotel in Minneapolis.



The bag brown studded belt also seemed to be made for one another, in a boho-chic kind of way. They're both more casual than the strapless dress, so I decided to play up that nature-girl feeling by pulling on a cream cardigan, my gold pinecone necklace and a pair of brown knee-high boots. This would be perfect for a date at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, browsing the exhibits then popping in to the Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul for a glass of wine.

I did mention that there's a give-away here, so one lucky Bombshell will win the glamourous bangle bracelets and the boho fringed bag, as a little "Be Mine" Valentine from Torrid and me to you. To enter, leave a comment* on this post telling me what your personal candy conversation heart would say. The winner will be announced on Valentine's Day. Smoooch!

*One comment per person, please.

45 comments:

  1. Great give away!
    My personal coversation heart would be "And Then Some". As in something I say to my Husband.

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  2. Cute idea..cute give away. My candy heart comment would be... Much Love..always :) lol

    Btw..love your blog!

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  3. I love this post, and the accessories are super cute, my candy heart would say "You Got Me"...read ya later!!

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  4. Yay, giveaway!!

    Mine would say "you're lovely"

    Everyone needs to hear that :)

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  5. My candy heart would say.. "U R GORGEOUS" it's a nice reminder to us plus size ladies. :-)

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  6. Mine would say "fun to hug" and I love the rocker look with the rose... Super sassy!
    Tiffany

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  7. Very cute! My heart candy would say "I waited for you; and you were worth the wait"

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  8. My candy would say "Simplify!"
    That is my word of the year and I am trying to remember it daily.
    I LOVE your blog and have been inspired to dress up my stay-at-home mama attire.

    Thanks!

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  9. Love the way you made the pieeces suit you personality. My conversation heart would say: Love Me Curvy

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  10. Love Torrid!

    Mine would be: "Marry Me" but only because I know my boyfriend will never read this comment and he so should! :D

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  11. To quote Frank Sinatra (with a twist) mine would say "I've got you under my "Fat" skin.

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  12. Great give away. My candy heart would say "Could not ask for more" because that was the our wedding song and its inscribed on both of our wedding bands.

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  13. "Take me" (away from the kids!) hahaha - I love your blog - always finding fun stuff!

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  14. Love this blog! And Torrid! My candy heart would say "You're amazing just the way you are", because everyone needs to hear that!

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  15. Love it...my candy heart would say 1 plus 1 = us!

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  16. my personal conversation heart would say
    Juicy Kisses for Free(i love juicy kisses) or That's What She Said(the boyfriend and i always make get a kick out of those)

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  17. Mine would say "Hold on and Enjoy the ride, cause there's plenty to hold on to!"

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  18. Mine would say: "Bombshells Forever".

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  19. If I could personalize my own candy conversation heart for Valentine's Day it would say "Lookin Foxy Baby!" LOL, something to lift my spirtits, make me laugh, and feel good about myself :)

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  20. Mine would say ,# because that's what Rand and I always accidently type when we are trying to type <3

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  21. Torrid Giveaway!!! <3 My pink candy heart would be FABULOUS!

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  22. My conversation heart would either say "Happy Birthday...." Or "I like the junk in your trunk!" Love they blog!

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  23. Awesome giveaway!

    Mine would be "Pick me!" LOL.

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  24. My personal conversation heart would say, "Shining Forever" ... rather its my man, my daughter, my mom and/or family .. it will always be us growing and shining forever.

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  25. Wow! You look smokin' in these pics! Damn lady..!

    My conversation heart would say "kiss me."

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  26. Love it!

    My heart would say something like "ciao, bella"! italians are so romantic :)

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  27. Great idea for a giveaway!

    My candy heart would say, "ROOOAAAR"!

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  28. Awesome give away :)

    My candy heart would say Unconditional Love

    Really, what else do we need?

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  29. Awesome Give Away!! my Candy Heart say Curves are BEAUTIFUL Embrace them. Xoxo

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  30. Mine would say, "SERENITY NOW!"

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  31. My personal coversation heart would say "On to the next one"

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  32. My personal conversation heart would be "sweet thang".

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  33. My conversation heart would say "You have my heart"

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  34. My conversation heart would say "This belongs to you" as in the heart..my heart :-)

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  35. I think my heart would say "that's what she said" :P

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  36. You looked super awesome in both outfits. Love these looks!

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  37. my white conversation heart would read "Be Mine" in red "ink".

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  38. I guess I'm traditional, I'd go with "I'm Yours" because it's true.

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  39. I love the look of the white cardi with the black dress. Your hair looks so cute pulled back, and I love the bangs!

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  40. I love how creative you are with your looks! Kudos for inspiring the rest of us! My candy heart would say Lucky You. :-)

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  41. I just found your blog! I'm excited to find out you are in the Twin Cities too!

    My conversation heart would say, "inspire"

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  42. Hi! I just found your blog a few days ago. I'm very excited to find out you're from in the Twin Cities area too!

    My conversation heart would say, "inspire"

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  43. mine would say, love you hon. It's what we always say to each other

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