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Two Chances to Win the Audra Boot from Anyi Lu

by Inge

If you’ve been reading YLF for a while, you might be familiar with the name Anyi Lu, as we are big fans. This footwear brand is renowned for their super stylish peds and unique designs that are the height of fashion. All shoes are handmade in Italy with maximum comfort and durability in mind:

Comfort and style start with craftsmanship. Therefore, every shoe is handmade, sewn using old world Italian craftsmanship because I want to offer women a fashionable solution to aching feet. I chose Italy because it’s a personal favorite and when you think of couture – you think of Italy. The shoes are perfectly engineered, so your feet don’t have to be perfect.

We are very excited to announce that for our giveaway designer Anyi Lu has personally selected the Audra Boot, a stunning bronze metallic suede calf length boot with a refined biker vibe. The company is very kindly offering to give away two pairs of these magnificent boots in bronze metallic suede (retail value $595)!

In order to participate in the competition, let us know how you would love to wear these boots this Autumn, and which other styles from the new Anyi Lu Fall/Winter 2012 collection you have your eye on. Please also mention your shoe size and check the “Additional Conditions” at the end of this post. Enter the giveaway by filling out the entry form below with your answer.

The giveaway will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 30 September 2012. It is open to all entrants living in the United States and Canada.

As always YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

For more information, updates and inspiration from Anyi Lu you can also visit their page on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Additional Conditions

Limited sizes and quantities of the prize are available. We have two pairs of the Audra Boot to give away, but there’s only one pair available for each of the following sizes: 37, 37.5, 38, 38.5, 39 and 39.5. The prize is not redeemable for monetary value, and will not be exchangeable for an alternative size, colour, or styles. Each prize will be shipped via FedEx Ground. All costs and expenses associated with the acceptance of the prize not specified here as being awarded, including, but not limited to all federal, state and local taxes are each winner’s sole responsibility. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee either expressed or implied by Anyi Lu and YLF.

Two New Chances to Win a Fall Foxcroft Shirt

by Inge

Earlier this year we featured Foxcroft, an apparel line that is well-known for their better-priced, good quality button-down shirts and blouses:

For over two decades we have been providing impeccably made, well-constructed clothing that complements the dynamic lifestyle of our customers. Our collection of blouses, tops and bottoms are designed to make any woman feel perfectly put together. We invite her to rediscover classic, effortless style.

Today we’re excited to announce that Foxcroft is back for a new giveaway! They have kindly offered to give away two fab shirts from their Fall 2012 Collection. Our first winner will soon be sporting the stylish, animal print Zebra Jacquard Blouse in charcoal (available in regular and plus sizes). Our second winner will receive the fun striped Classic Fall Stripe Blouse (available in Juniper and Currant).

To be eligible for the competition, tell us:

1. Which of the two shirts pictured below is your favourite.
2. Which other shirt in Foxcroft’s online store tickles your fancy.

We will randomly pick one winner for each of the two shirts below. Enter the giveaway by filling out the entry form below with your answer. The competition will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 16 September. It is open to all entrants living in the United States.

As always, YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

For more information and updates from Foxcroft you can visit their page on Facebook, or check out their pinboards for lots of extra shirt inspiration.

Win a $100 Gift Voucher from SCOUT

by Inge

SCOUT by Bungalow is well-known for their extensive range of totes, travel bags, reusable shopping bags, picnic coolers, sports gear and storage solutions. For Spring-Summer 2012 vibrant colours and directional prints are at the heart of the collection, explains Creative Director Deb:

“This season there is a dynamic play of vibrant color with white throughout our patterns. We have featured yellow, hot pink, acid green and turquoise in combinations with white and more subtle chambrays and indigos. We also love a neutral option which comes to life via our new VaniLLa Bean as well as our ongoing coated denim… my ‘seasonless’ staples. Black and white is as dynamic as ever, and Racey Lacey has been a true winner. Directional patterns include ikats, paisleys and stripe variations, which take you from office to beach effortlessly.”

SCOUT is kindly giving away a $100 gift voucher for their online store. To be eligible for the competition, tell us which SCOUT bag and colour scheme are calling your name. Enter the giveaway by filling out the entry form below with your answer.

The giveaway will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 25 March. It is open to all entrants living in the United States.

As always YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

For more information an updates from SCOUT you can also follow them on Twitter and visit their page on Facebook.

Two Chances to Win a Foxcroft Shirt

by Inge

Are you in the mood for a crisp button-down shirt? Then today might be your lucky day. Foxcroft is giving away two of their Mixed Media Cotton Shirts from the new Spring collection. This long-sleeved belted button-down tunic has knit sleeves and side panels, two patch pockets and a woven front and back bodice. The shirt is available in sizes S, M, L and XL and our two winners can choose between four colours: white, black, sea and coral.

Foxcroft is a better-priced women’s apparel collection inspired by signature prints, vibrant colors and feminine shapes that celebrate her timeless sense of style. It is designed for the confident woman who enjoys a casual but polished look and updates her wardrobe with versatile pieces in a classic fit that give her a beautifully clean silhouette.”

To enter the competition, pick your favourite shirt from the website and if you already own a Foxcroft shirt, let us know why you like the brand. Enter the giveaway by filling out the entry form below with your answer.

The giveaway will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 18 March. It is open to all entrants living in the United States.

As always YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

For more information and updates from Foxcroft you can also visit their page on Facebook.

Wonderhand $100 Giveaway

by Inge

Wonderhand is a UK-based company that sells handmade products created in Anatolia. Their edgy and colourful knitwear items are fully customizable, you can tailor the fit, specify the colours, and even select the type of wool you prefer. Wonderhand believes in expressing one’s individuality through handmade clothing:

We are bored citizens of earth. We are bored of the standardization of everything. Imagine a brand that produces every single item handmade and sells them for attainable prices. Imagine customized products with reasonable prices, imagine finding the perfect outfit and having it in your exact size and with your colour preferences. That’s how we created ‘Wonderhand’, Wonderland of handmades.

Wonderhand is kindly offering to give away a $100 gift voucher for their Etsy shop. To be eligible for the competition, tell us how you would wear your favourite item from the store for a day or night out with friends. Enter the giveaway by filling out the entry form below with your answer.

The competition will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 11 March. We’re pleased to say that this competition is not restricted to the USA and Canada only, but open to all our readers worldwide. Anyone can enter!

As always, YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

You can browse the entire collection in the Wonderhand Etsy shop, and visit their page on Facebook for more information and updates.

Win a $250 Gift Certificate from Ulla Popken

by Inge

Online retailer Ulla Popken specializes in plus-size clothing and has been a constant on the U.S. fashion scene since 1993. Each season the design team creates a new collection, available in sizes 12 to 38, that celebrates the company’s motto:

Feeling beautiful is empowering and looking beautiful is inspiring, no matter what your size.

If you’ve been chomping at the bit to try some of the exciting trends for Spring and Summer 2012 - pattern mixing, colour blocking, soft fabrics, floral prints, stripes and midi lengths – then today is your lucky day. Ulla Popken is kindly offering to give away a $250 gift certificate for their online store. A fun chance to put together a brand new Spring outfit.

To be eligible for the competition, tell us which item in the store you can see becoming a key piece in your Spring wardrobe. Enter the giveaway by filling out the entry form below with your answer.

The giveaway will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 4 March. It is open to all entrants living in the United States.

As always YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

For more information, updates and inspiration from Ulla Popken you can also visit their page on Facebook and browse the Ulla Popken style blog.

Excess Baggage $50 Giveaway

by Inge

Get the Trend without the Spend. This is the motto of Excess Baggage, the trendy off-price retailer that sells designer brands on their website, and offline during exclusive ExBag Events.

“It all started when two best friends graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and put their entrepreneurial heads together. At ShopExcessBaggage.com customers can get the “must have” brands that grace the pages of the hottest fashion magazines, but for a much better price.”

Excess Baggage has kindly offered to give away a $50 gift certificate for their online store. To be eligible for the competition, pick your favourite item from the site and tell us how you would pair it with some of the new colours and silhouettes for spring season. Enter the giveaway by filling out the entry form below with your answer.

The competition will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 29 January. We’re pleased to say that this giveaway is not restricted to the USA and Canada only. Anyone can enter! Shipping costs will need to be paid separately though.

As always, YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

For more information and updates from Excess Baggage you can also follow them on Twitter and visit their page on Facebook.

Five Chances to Win our Karen Karbo Bundle

by Inge

Fashion designer Coco Chanel, artist Georgia O’Keeffe and actress Katherine Hepburn are the leading ladies in author Karen Karbo’s “kick-ass women” trilogy. Three very different women in different fields, each with a very individual sense of style, but with one thing in common: they were independent spirits who chose to live life on their own terms.

Today Globe Pequot Press and skirt! Books are kindly giving away five Karen Karbo bundles, each containing the two final instalments in the trilogy:

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman is described as “a captivating, offbeat look at style, celebrity and self-invention—all held together with droll Chanel-style commentary and culled from an examination of Chanel’s difficult childhood and triumphant adulthood, passionate love affairs and eccentricities.”

How Georgia Became O’Keeffe

How Georgia Became O’Keeffe: Lessons on the Art of Living “delves into the long, extraordinary life of the renowned American painter, exploring a range of universal themes. Each chapter is built around an aspect of living that concerns women today of all ages: how to find your own path; work with passion and conviction; express yourself; be in a relationship without sacrificing your sense of self; and do it all with an effortless, unique style.”

How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great, the first book in the series, features strong-willed and talented actress Katherine Hepburn, who created controversy by often sporting menswear inspired outfits at a time this was still considered quite radical.

To enter the giveaway tell us if there is a particular grande dame you have always had a soft spot for. The giveaway will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Tuesday 19 January. It is open to all entrants living in the US and Canada.

As always, YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

You can also like Globe Pequot Press on Facebook to get exclusive content & giveaways, and find more skirt! books here.

Win a White Button-down Shirt from New Factory, Friend

by Inge

If it fits your style persona a well-fitting button-down shirt can be a versatile staple in your wardrobe. A view that is shared by New Factory, Friend, a San Francisco based company that aims to integrate contemporary style with socially responsible practices. They launched their first line of women’s dress shirts and wrap shirts in 2009, and all items are manufactured in the United States:

“Like those in the Slow Food movement, New Factory, Friend is part of the Slow Fashion movement. Things are made the old-fashioned way: small batches of well-made shirts, made with the same small group of people. New Factory, Friend produces everything domestically and works to make most of what they offer a sustainable choice that makes customers feel good when they put it on.”

Max Schroder, the company’s founder, was inspired by Angie’s recent casual take on the button-down and is kindly offering to give away one white button-down shirt. The winner can choose between the Classic White Shirt, with shaped cuffs and a single breast pocket, and the Modern White Shirt, with long cuffs and double overlapping collar.

In order to participate in the competition, let us know which piece from the New Factory, Friend collection is your favourite and how you would love to wear to it. Enter the giveaway by filling out the entry form below with your answer.

The giveaway will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday 25 December. It is open to all entrants living in the United States. Please note that, due to the holidays, the prize will be shipped after 4 January 2012.

As always YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

For more information an updates from New Factory, Friend you can also visit their page on Facebook.

25% Discount on Your Purchase

To make things extra festive, all YLF readers can take advantage of the New Factory, Friend holiday promo, valid from 20 December until 31 December. Enter “youlookfab” in the coupon code field and you’ll receive a 25% discount on your purchase.

BeKnown Giveaway: Win an iPhone 4S or a $200 Mini Spree

by Inge

What to wear to work is an important and often discussed topic here on YLF. Questions about exactly how to interpret different dress codes for the office and threads about outfit suggestions for job interviews, first day in a new work environment and remarks from colleagues that have struck a cord abound.

Feeling confident about yourself and how you come across to potential clients or employers both play a vital role in today’s professional world. So does networking, a career aspect that job matching engine Monster.com specializes in:

“To help young job seekers make the right connections when they don’t already have an established network of professional contacts, Monster.com created BeKnown, an app that taps into the connections of their Facebook friends and allows them to easily connect, send messages, and see who among their existing contacts is connected to a company or job opportunity they are interested in.”

 

To celebrate the recent launch of the iPhone and Android version of their professional networking app, Monster.com is very kindly offering to give away an iPhone 4S and a $200 American Express Gift Card to our readers! We think you’ll be just as excited about this fabulous giveaway as we are!

In order to participate in the giveaway, tell us which outfit, particular item of clothing or accessory makes you feel extra confident during a job interview. Enter the giveaway by filling out the entry form below with your answer.

There will be two lucky winners! First prize is one iPhone 4S, in the colour of the winner’s choice. Second prize is a $200 American Express Gift Card that you can spend in all stores where American Express is accepted. Both prizes will be drawn using a random number generator.

The giveaway will close 5 minutes before midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday 14 December. It is open to all entrants living in the United States.

As always YLF members will get an additional ticket with their entry. For another chance to win, get a bonus ticket by following @youlookfab on Twitter and tweeting this blog post using the tweet button on the entry page.

Finally, be sure to visit the BeKnown website to read more about how to get started with the app, set up a professional profile directly on Facebook and so on. You can also follow them on Twitter.