It’s officially December, and we know you’re impatiently counting down the days until Santa shimmies down your chimney with the shoes of your dreams in his sack. Until then, though, you’re going to have to make do with us, your trusty, neighbourhood, fashion-conscious elves. Lucky for you, we take our jobs very seriously. In fact, we’re teaming up with some of our favourite e-retailers this month to bring you the biggest giveaways we’ve hosted to date – our way of saying ‘merci beaucoup!’ for your support this past year.
First up: eLUXE! We professed our love for this Canadian site when we posted our interview of CEO Joanna Track recently and a quick window-shopping jaunt over there will have you feeling the same way, if you don’t already. Just a few minutes into our e-visit and the wish list was already a mile long. That’s certain to happen to you too, so we’re going to give one lucky reader of The Backseat Stylers the opportunity to win their wish list items. Tell us what you’re coveting from eLUXE for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree!
Excited? So are we. Here are 8 reasons why (clockwise from top left):
1. Velvet ‘Vonnie’ Sequin Top ($165) – With holiday parties taking over our calendars this month, there’s no better time to add some sparkle to your wardrobe, though we tend to sport our sequins all year round.
2. Milly Leather Collar Sweater ($359) – This sweater combines two of our most favourite things right now: cobalt blue and leather. Even better, the leather collar and cuffs are removable, making this one very versatile piece.
3. Greta Constantine Primer ‘Maha’ Dress ($265) – We pretty much adore everything Canadian designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of Greta Constantine design, and at Primer (their diffusion line) prices their party dresses are completely irresistible.
4. Tiger of Sweden ‘Acadie’ Moto Jacket ($599) – Not all motorcycle jackets are created the same, and this one is perfection. The leather peplum makes it very of-the-moment, but the jacket will be a closet staple for years to come.
5. Rebekah Price ‘Serpentine’ Drop Earrings ($187.25) – We’ve been hearing this Toronto-based jewelry designer’s name for a while, and now we know why: to-die-for Swarovski crystal statement pieces that need to be in our jewelry box, stat.
6. Gee Beauty ‘The Red Carpet Look’ Set ($134) – S underwent a red carpet transformation courtesy of the lovely ladies at Gee Beauty during this year’s TIFF, and the results were ultra glam. Everything you need for your very own red carpet makeover is in this set.
7. Elizabeth and James ‘E-Sash’ Heel ($360) – The oxblood red and cap-toe trends combine for one rather gorgeous pump from the contemporary line of the Olsen twins. It’s a double-duty shoe that will go seamlessly from the office to cocktails.
8. Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Clutch ($225) – This bag’s been on our radar for years now, and it’s about time we – and you! – finally made the leap. It’s available in two sizes and a range of colours and leathers, but one can never go wrong with purple patent.
There are so many covet-worthy items on eLUXE right now – go forth and explore! Then report back for a chance to win that $500 shopping spree. Contest rules are below. Good luck everyone!
Congrats to the winner of the $500 eLUXE shopping spree…Erica K! Please email us to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered!
xx, T & S
Contest Rules [CLOSED]:
1. To enter, leave us a comment telling us how you would spend the $500 shopping spree, including links to the specific items on eLUXE.ca. Also, ‘like’ The Backseat Stylers and eLUXE’s Facebook pages here and here.
2. For a bonus entry (you must complete step #1 first), follow @backseatstylers and @shopeluxe on Twitter and tweet the following: “HO HO HO! The @backseatstylers are giving away a @shopeluxe $500 shopping spree, and I want it! http://bit.ly/TAWA4R #giveaway #BSSholiday”
3. The contest closes at midnight on December 9, 2012. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified by e-mail.
4. Contest open to readers in Canada only.
5. There are no prize substitutions and no cash value.