Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Macy's Holiday Styling Contest (vote to win $100 gift card!)

Thank you Macy's for letting me participate in the Holiday Outfit Styling contest! Macy's gave me a $100 gift card to shop and pick out a holiday party look to compete in the contest with four other bloggers. The winning blogger with the most votes by December 10 will give one of the voters a $100 Macy's gift card as a "Thank You!" :)

You can vote for Hey Pretty Thing as the "Best Styled":
1. Comment on this blog post OR
2. Tweet @Macys and @HeyPrettyThing with the hashtag #MyHolidayStyle


Rachel by Rachel Roy dress c/o Macy's
Gap neon belt (similar)
Forever 21 earrings
Pierre Hardy heels (similar)

A perfect holiday outfit needs to have a few elements: sparkle, fun, and glamour. With the high neckline and busy design of the dress, I kept accessories simple but chose high-impact ones, like statement rhinestone earrings and a neon belt for some color. The dress actually has a sweater-like panel in the middle, which makes it ideal for a winter party. Obviously, you can't just wear this out in the cold, but even so, a holiday dress should be the appropriate material -- for right now, I'm loving the luxurious look of velvet, metallic jacquard, and sequins (so light fabrics like linen need to be shelved away for warmer days). Add some chunky heels, and you're ready to ring in the holiday season in style!

For a chance to win a $100 gift card to Macy's, you can vote for Hey Pretty Thing as "Best Styled":
1. Comment on this blog post OR
2. Tweet @Macys and @HeyPrettyThing with the hashtag #MyHolidayStyle


Thank you! :)

Check out the other participating bloggers here:
Alix Rose
Fresh Jess
Mollie in Seattle

66 comments:

  1. REALLY love this dress on you. The styling is so chic and classic at the same time. Love the details! I can see this dress being dressed up or down depending on the items you wear with it.
    My vote goes to you! =D
    xo,
    nancy

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  2. I really love this look. You accessorized the dress, which was pretty on its own, perfectly! Hooray!

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  3. So pretty! Love the high neckline and print accents.

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  4. gorgeous!

    http://bruh-correa.blogspot.com.br/

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  5. i like the zipper details.

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  6. you look great mrs. marino!

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  7. Oooh wee...my wife looks hot!

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  8. pretty as ever! tweeted! :)

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  9. Loving the contrasts...you have my vote!

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  10. You for sure have my vote!!! Love this dress, great find~! I'm loving the photoshoot site as well ;)

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  11. Love this dress! so bad ass.

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  12. Love the outfit!

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  13. Gorgeous outfit! & Love the lighting in the photos. :)

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  14. Great outfit and love the commentary! You look fabulous.

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  15. this is so unique and beautiful! so excited for the holidays :)

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  16. Carolyn, you look absolutely stunning in this dress!!!! So beautiful.

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  17. Gorgeous look!! These photos are amazing. :) Love your heels too!

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  18. This dress looks amazing on you - I think the texture and colors are perfect for the winter season, and you're right - with just the right accessories and pop of color, it looks festive and holiday party ready.

    I love the heels! What a great combination.

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  19. GORG pick from Macy's. Hope you win - you have my vote :)

    xo

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  20. Gorgeous dress!



    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

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  21. Ahh absolutely love the sparkles!

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  22. I love the dress and color of the belt combination!

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  23. Wow those heels are are a stunner!

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  24. Beautiful look, Carolyn!

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  25. this look is gorgeous!!! you picked out a winner!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  26. Very cool! Loving the dress you picked and how you added the neon belt!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  27. Love that accent belt!! And, such a great dress!

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  28. What an amazing opportunity! I seriously love what you've chosen and especially the way you styled it :) The neon belt adds a touch of sass! I love that! haha

    Also, all of your poses and photos are gorgeous. I was looking through your blog and that goes for all of your posts. I'm really loving it!

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  29. You look gorgeous!

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  30. really stunning outfit. I am a HUGE fan of RRR and that dress fits you like a glove.

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  31. this dress is stunning, yo look beautiful!

    xx amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  32. This outfit is just stunning!!!

    http://beautybubblesinyourlife.blogspot.com

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  33. SO beautiful! That dress is PHENOM on you! xx The Golden Girls

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  34. I vote for you. Love the different elements of this dress.

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  35. Holy smokes, those shoes! Talk about crazy beautiful. Love that the zippers are both decorative and functional! The pop of neon was the perfect addition to this outfit.

    http://www.xjole.com

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  37. This outfit is super elegant but also has a little edge to it. i vote for you because it still looks very classy n simple. i also love the small accent of the neon belt which looks perfect with the dress. lastely the shoes look great, it gives a suble edginess with the dress :)

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  38. Cute dress! Not only does that sweater panel sound comfortable, it's perfect for a holiday dress because it should give you the room to eat as much as you want.

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  39. the dress and the belt are amazing!!!

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  40. Amazing outfit... I like the pop of color from the neon belt...

    I really liked your blog & started following you... If you wish you can follow me back...

    xo, Violeta

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  41. gorgeous...from head to toe!!! ;) xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  42. this outfit is so delicately pretty! most of my attention went to your hair updo and your heels haha :)fabulous outfit and fabulous blog!

    x
    Catherine.

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  43. Wow!Pure love,honey!;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  44. That's a really cool dress! I'm taking your advice about accessorizing for holiday parties. :-) Hope you win the contest!

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  45. Killer dress! Just the right amount of sexy and edge, but still a lady. :)

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  46. you look STUNNING! that dress is beautiful on you!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  47. Beautiful dress. You have my vote :)

    fashion.dubrovnik@gmail.com

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  48. That dress is stunning on you! I love how you paired it with a neon belt. Hope you're doing well! <3

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  49. Gorgeous styling! Love the details like the lip and nail color...

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  50. Very pretty! Love the pop of color with the belt.

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  51. I absolutely love the whole look! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm really enjoying yours and am now subscribed :)

    -Michelle

    http://www.mfashiondiary.com

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  52. i am loving the zipper details!

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  53. Those zippers are amazing! As are the color of your nails :)

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  54. So classy with an edge, and love love your shoes <3




    http://prettylittlemakeup.com/

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  55. Carolyn, you look fabulous to the extreme in these photos!
    By itself, that Rachel by Rachel by Roy dress is already pretty fantastic. The sweater-like panel, the timeless black and white color scheme, the feminine shape, and the cool addition of the zippers and contrasting panels are very holiday-worthy.
    Add to that your cuteness (seriously, why are you so amazing?!) and your accessorizing to make something that needs to immediately jump into my closet+my life. The neon belt gives the look a youthful touch, those heels add a little intricacy, and your seductive nails and sparkling earrings make everything even more glamorous and elegant.

    A vote for you as "Best Styled"? That's a no-brainer!


    ~Alice
    Ainfinitaire

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  56. you look amazing!! voting for you :)

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  57. Love this look! Perfect holiday get up with just the right punch of color & sparkle! Hope you win!!

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  58. Love this look! Perfect holiday get up with just the right punch of color & sparkle! Hope you win!!

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Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn