Win a $40 Gift Card to The Limited!

I know, I know, I’ve been a Bad Blogger™. Just leaving without saying a word, not posting or tumblr-ing (though I have been tweeting). My bad! Though I have to say, it’s been nice just living life without thinking about how to editorialize it. Every now and then, it’s rejuvenating to take a Blog Break.

Aaaanywho. I’m back today because I received an email offering readers a $40 gift card to The Limited (my old college stand-by) to celebrate the opening of their new store at the Crestview Hills Town Center. And who in their right mind says no to some free shopping?

So, I checked out the offerings on (y’all know I like to do research before I make the trip) and found some pretty cute stuff! Colored skinny jeans and stripey tops always make the cut with me, and did you know they have shoes in some locations? SHOES!

So, to enter for a chance to win that $40 gift card, just leave a comment on this post by midnight on Saturday July 21st. I’ll pick a winner randomly and announce it here on Sunday July 22nd!

Oh, and just in case you’re a fellow feminist and/or the type of person who appreciates a sale *winkwink*, The Limited store at Crestview Hills is offering a 40% discount on each purchase all weekend, and will donate a portion of sales from opening weekend to The Women’s Fund. It’s a win-win! GET ON IT.

STF + Radiant Cosmetics Giveaway WINNER!


Cheers all! I’m back from vacay (more on that later) and have consulted my giveaway expert, Mlle. Random Number Generator–she ees French, you know–to determine the winner of the Stop Traffick Fashion + Radiant Cosmetics giveaway. Drumroll, please…

The 8th commenter was Courtenay! Congrats, girlie! I’ll be in contact via email with the details to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Stop Traffick Fashion + Radiant Cosmetics Giveaway! (CLOSED)


I’ve talked about Stop Traffick Fashion before, but one of my favorite memories was being part of their first photo shoot, when I modeled what is still my very most favoritest item from the online shop: the Be Loved, Be Free t-shirt. I think it brings out the blue in my eyes…

My friend Emily generously offered to give away a Be Loved, Be Free t-shirt, this creamy matte lipstick (y’all know I’m on board with a strong red lip), and this shimmery eye shadow (which I have no idea how to apply properly, but that’s what YouTube tutorials are for) to one lucky reader! Just leave a comment on this post, and I’ll draw a name out of the ol’ hat aka random number generator on May 6th!

In the meantime, you can save 20% at Radiant Cosmetics with any Stop Traffick Fashion order through April 30th. Happy shopping!

No Limit(ed)

I’m so busy/distracted putting together the next issue of Style Sample that I almost* forgot to post the winner of The Limited $25 gift certificate!

And the winner is…


I’ll be in touch with the info via email, dear!

I used the random number generator to be fair, but it’s really not necessary when there are only 8 entries. Does no one shop at the mall anymore? Ah, well…

*By “almost” I mean I totally forgot to do it even though I remembered I needed to. Does that ever happen to you?



I can haz exploitation?

To quote Tavi’s kick-ass post about Terry Richardson’s pervasive perversity:

And, let’s clarify: you don’t love women just because you have sex with them and like taking pictures of their ladyparts. I’m not saying that’s all Richardson does, but “love” entails “respect” and also “the basic human decency to not use pictures of someone’s lady parts for your photography show without her permission” and also “the basic human decency to not pressure a girl into giving you a hand job because OH MY GOD I WILL LITERALLY NOT BE ABLE TO PRESS THE FLASH BUTTON ON MY CAMERA UNLESS YOU TAKE NOTICE OF THE FACT THAT I HAVE NO PANTS ON. ALSO I’M A PROFESSIONAL.

The full set of NSFW images is here on Jezebel. I’d add my own commentary, but find that I’m not yet able to do so without getting extra stabby and dropping f-bombs every other word. Such as.

Just read  style rookie: can i just say: now.

What’s your take on the art vs exploitation debate?

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