giveaway winner!

Congratulations, Megan! The numbers have spoken, and you are the winner of my most recent giveaway, sponsored by

Please check your email for details!


Win a $50 gift card!

Wow, you guys! What a busy month it’s been so far. Thanks to everyone who participated in my giveaway sponsored by Jen’s Fashion Plus! And because you guys are so awesome, I’ve got another super fantastic giveaway for you today, sponsored by the folks at

The prize? Win a one-time-use $50 gift card! What I love about this giveaway is that not only are’s products totally affordable (most are $50 or under!), but you can peruse the site and find something you really, really love. They’ve got literally hundreds of fantastic dresses and more, a wide array of brands, and a good selection of sizes.

Josh, a site representative, sent me the gorgeous Blue Plate dress you see above. Since it’s getting cold here already, I’m going to have to wait until the spring to get the most use out of it (I love the designs, but it’s going to be hard to dress this one for snow!). has TONS of Blue Plate boho-chic clothing! It’s only one of the many possibilities for you to spend your $50.

Okay, I’ll stop talking now. You want to know how to enter.

To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post. You have until midnight (EST) on Friday, 2 October, to enter, and a winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, 5 October. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

You want extra entries? No prob!

You may earn up to FIVE extra entries by doing one or more of the following:

  1. Re-Tweet: By tweeting this, I am entering to win a $50 gift card from @alightcom and @daniellepdx! Enter here:
  2. Follow us on Twitter: Follow (@alightcom) and myself (@daniellepdx), and then comment back here letting me know you’ve added yourself.
  3. Become a fan of Add yourself to’s Facebook fan page, and then comment back here.
  4. Add yourself to’s mailing list: While I don’t normally encourage people to do something like this, you will totally receive a discount code for your first order when you sign up, then comment back here.
  5. Feature the giveaway in a blog post: If you own your own blog, mention and link to this giveaway for an extra entry!

Good luck to everyone, and thank you for entering!

Jen’s Fashion Plus winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my most recent giveaway, sponsored by Jen’s Fashion Plus. While you’re all winners in my book, there’s unfortunately only one winner for this contest.

The random numbers have spoken.

Congratulations, Asrah! You will be hearing from me momentarily. You’ve got 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Thanks for playing, and stay tuned! I’ve got another superfantabulous giveaway coming up soon!!

Win apparel from Jen’s Fashion Plus!

Over the last several months, I’ve started to learn the joys (and credit-card horrors!) of eBay. Hands-down one of my favorite places to go and peruse is Jen’s Fashion Plus.

I’ve acquired several pieces from the store, including several dresses (a fab black-and-white buffalo check halter dress, a gauzy summer dress, and a short button-breasted pocket dress), lots and lots of the ultra-comfy cardigans in many colors and lengths, and even a great satiny belted top.

The clothing is high quality and very, very affordable, and the shop specializes in sizes 1x through 5x.

Have you shopped there yet? Well, if not, today’s your lucky day!

The adorable and ultra-sweet Jen, owner of the eBay boutique, is sponsoring today’s giveaway! One lucky Elle in Wonderland reader will win one clothing item of her choosing from Jen’s Fashion Plus.

Now, you may be wondering right about now how you can enter. Well, let me tell you:

How to enter

  1. Go to Jen’s Fashion Plus, and check out what she’s got to offer.
  2. Come back to this post, and leave a comment telling me: what item(s) you liked, where you would wear it, and how you would accessorize.
  3. Don’t forget to leave a valid email address in the comment form!

So you want extra entries? That’s great! Here’s how you can have up to three extra entries:

  1. Tweet about the giveaway! Simple Re-Tweet this phrase: I entered to win awesome apparel from Jen’s Fashion Plus @daniellepdx at Elle in Wonderland! Enter here!
  2. Spread the word. Write about the giveaway on your own blog, including a linkback to this post, for another extra entry.
  3. Become a MySpace fan. Simply add Jen’s Fashion Plus to your MySpace friends, and comment back here.

Giveaway mumbo-jumbo

Some other important things to keep in mind:

  • Entries for this giveaway will end on Friday, September 11, at midnight, EST. Enter before then! One winner will then be chosen by random, and will be announced the following Monday. I will personally email the winner, and s/he has 48 hours to respond before I move on to the runner-up.
  • Anyone may enter. Jen has so graciously extended this giveaway to international commenters!
  • Because of the nature of eBay, the item that you originally chose may not be available in your desired size or color. In this case, we will work with Jen to give you an item of clothing you love just as much.

One more thing!

Although I wish we could give you all clothing, we cannot. Jen has graciously decided to offer Elle in Wonderland readers free shipping on all orders through her eBay store through the end of the giveaway, 11 September. Her clothing is already very modestly priced, so get to it! To redeem, all you need to do is email Jen through eBay and mention this giveaway.

Good luck to you all!


WLC Winning Post!

Another awesome pair of WLC tights!
Another awesome pair of WLC tights!

Hi, all!

I wanted to go ahead and announce the winner of the We Love Colors giveaway.

After a record number of Elle in Wonderland commenters, the generator has spoken…

randomgenerator…and the winner is…


integer44Comment number 44!

Congratulations to Ms. Brigid Keely! You’ve been contacted, and we’re looking forward to seeing you in some awesome black-and-scarlet striped tights by We Love Colors! Yippee!

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered my very first giveaway. Hopefully we’ll get more on here soon!

xoxoxoxoxo, danielle

Old is new again: Jazzing up your bags

This snazzy little device hooks onto table tops and lets you hang your purse from it, so it won't hit the ground.
This snazzy little device hooks onto table tops and lets you hang your purse from it, so it won't hit the ground.

I’ve never considered myself lucky until I started blogging. Since then, I’ve won a few awesome giveaways (by the way, have you entered mine yet?), from makeup to artwork, and a few weeks ago, I got booty from one of Shoe Smitten Anna’s giveaways (she almost always has a great one going on, and I bow to her shoeru-ness).

A two-in-one bracelet and bag charm.
A two-in-one bracelet and bag charm.

The contest was to get us thinking about how we accessorize to maximize our budgets and up our chic factor.

As a result, I won a few cool purse accessories from FUMI Je’Marie to help me continue maximizing my mix-up and budgety potential.

I’m not currently using a bag that needs jazzing up (it’s got color galore!), but these babies are fun to play with! In the photo above is a chic little hook that you place on a tabletop, so your purse can hang below the table. I, for one, will be using this ALL the time, especially since my purse always seems to end up on the floor.

Clip this on to your bag and use as a charm, a charm with scarf, or a scarf, but either way you can keep your glasses clean!
Clip this on to your bag and use as a charm, a charm with scarf, or a scarf, but either way you can keep your glasses clean!

Anna also sent me a two-in-one purse hook and bracelet. I LOVE IT. This accessory will be great when I’m using a more subtle bag and want to dress it up. But in the mean time? I can wear it! And it works just as well on my wrist as it does on my bag!

Finally, I received a two-in-one purse charm and glasses cleaner/scarf thing. The gold and leopard print is a little further from my personal taste than the other two items, but I can safely say that it’ll go toward good use. I might snap it to the inside of my purse (it’s meant to be seen, though), and then actually CLEAN my sunglasses or glasses once in a while. They get dirty so easily, and I never can find the proper rags when I need them!

Anyway, these accessories are an affordable way to dress up your bags without going and buying another Gucci. Starting at around $20, these cuties come in a variety of styles and colors, and are clearly much more economical than purchasing a brand new bag!

Thanks, Anna!

Win a pair of tights from We Love Colors!

I LOVE WE LOVE COLORS. Wearing rubine tights, charcoal footless tights, and maroon tights.
I LOVE WE LOVE COLORS. Wearing rubine tights, charcoal footless tights, and maroon tights.

‘Aight, guys and gals, we all know by now that I am mildly obsessed with We Love Colors. Their tights (and fishnets and socks) come in more than 45 colors, and they have sizes to fit every body…from kids to ladies to plus to mens. Really! They are one of the best, most comprehensive place to fit all your hosiery needs.

I’ve featured several of their colors in other blog posts (above you can see the rubine, charcoal, and maroon colors), and am always very happy with the fit and look.

That’s why I’m pleased to present this giveaway sponsored by We Love Colors! One lucky Wonderland reader will win a pair of tights in the color of his or her choice.


All you need to do is comment on this blog post (please include your email address in the form field) and tell me what your favorite We Love Colors color is, what stocking style you’d sport (fishnets, leggings, etc.), and what you’d wear them with. Savvy?

This contest ends on Friday, 19 June, at midnight PST. So enter now and tell your friends!

Earn an extra entry by writing a blog post about this contest (linking back here, or including the link in a comment), or by getting onto Twitter and retweeting this phrase:

I entered to win a pair of fab tights from We Love Colors with @daniellepdx and

You may earn up to two extra entries.

Our winner will be chosen by random, and will be emailed. He or she then has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

Good luck!!