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A Giveaway Goes Tropical

Happy hump day lovelies! For some reason this week seems to be going by SUPER slow, so how about a little vaycay fantasy action to help you (and me) get through the day? My husband starts his MBA program soon, so I fear that it’s going to be a while before we go on a true vacation again. In my dreams I’m heading offΒ  to anywhere tropical where I can blissfully lounge around, have cocktails, eat fabulous food and watch the sun set over water.

What about you lovelies? Where would you go? If my tropical fantasies WERE going to be a reality any time soon, here’s a little look I put together for the occasion.

turquoise necklace

Etsy shop Bride Blu from the lovely lady behind this blog.

shirtdress coverup

Velvet by Graham and Spencer at Bloomingdale’s

strapless one-piece swimsuit

Merona at Target

Brooklyn Thread bracelet

Brooklyn Thread

DVF wedges

Diane Von Furstenberg at Footcandy

The fun isn’t over yet. We’re giving you a chance to win the necklace above. To enter you can:

1. Visit Bride Blu and tell us about another piece that you love. {1 entry}
2. Follow our new site with Google Friend Connect, which is at the top of our left sidebar. {5 entries-There has been some confusion in the past with this. You do not need to enter five separate comments for this or any other way you can get multiple entries!}
3. “Like” BonBon Rose Girls on Facebook. {2 entries}
4. Follow BonBon Rose Girls on Twitter. {2 entries}
5. Tweet about this giveaway {2 entries}
6. Blog about this giveaway {3 entries}
7. Update your blog roll with our new URL {1 entry}
8. Grab our new button {3 entries}

This giveaway will be open through next Tuesday at midnight, central time. Best of luck and have a beautiful day!

p.s. We’ll be announcing all the winners for the closed giveaways very soon! And if you’re in the market for a pretty new dress to show of those rockin’ curves I know you have, check out my latest Shoptopia list here! I’ll love ya to the moon and back if you click through!

p.p.s. Remember Meg’s amazing accounts of her Tanzanian adventure? Well, her fabulous photog hubs has just published an article for CNN regarding the trip and how to get memorable photos here!


  1. I love the Jane Anchor necklace!
    I follow!
    I like the Bon Bons on FB.
    I have your bloggy button loud & proud on my blog!

    Sidenote: I need a vacay.

  2. Hi Lovey:) I adore holidays and I cant wait to go somewhere tropical…That necklace is stunning πŸ™‚
    Thank you again for the lovely notebooks and if you have a chance then pop by and see the photo I made of it:)
    Greetings and see you soon,darling:)

  3. I love the Emilie Hibiscus Crystal earrings! +1
    I follow! +5
    On my blogroll! +1
    Count me in for 7 entries!
    I love this necklace so so much, it’s in my favorite color!

  4. love love LOVE the hibiscus crystal earrings!!!
    I follow!
    I like you on facebook!
    I follow you on Twitter!!
    sooo 10 entries please πŸ™‚

  5. Oh, I would also love to be on a beach right now, toes in the sand!

    I love the Jennifer pendant! Such a pretty color!

    I’m a blog follower, twitter follower, FB fan, and have your button on my blog!

  6. Cute clothes!!! I wish I had the figure to go with it tho…
    My ideal vacation would be to sit on a beach in Ireland digging castles in the sand.

  7. +1 I love the white anchor necklace from Bride Blu’s Etsy shop.
    +5 I follow Bon Bon Rose Girls through google friend connect.
    +2 I follow Bon Bon Rose Girls on Twitter.

  8. i agree, this week has been going by very slowly. i can’t believe it’s not friday yet. i can’t wait to go on a cruise–not that i have one planned; i just want to go on one soon, especially living in south florida and seeing cruise ships set sail all the time! πŸ™‚

    good luck to your husband and the mba program!

    Enter my sunglasses, ELF makeup and Forever 21 jewelry giveaway on my blog for a chance to win!

  9. What a fabulous Etsy shop!!! I am loving the anchor pendant. It reminds me of my grandparents. πŸ™‚

    I do the following things:

    2. Follow our new site with Google Friend Connect, which is at the top of our left sidebar. {5 entries-There has been some confusion in the past with this. You do not need to enter five separate comments for this or any other way you can get multiple entries!}
    3. β€œLike” BonBon Rose Girls on Facebook. {2 entries}
    4. Follow BonBon Rose Girls on Twitter. {2 entries}
    7. Update your blog roll with our new URL {1 entry}
    8. Grab our new button {3 entries}

  10. Oh my, what an awesome giveaway!!!???!!! I adore the ABLA ornate teardrop earrings. So gorgeous, but I would love that necklace, that is for sure. I am pretty keen on that white anchor necklace too. Such amazing goodies. Thanks for the chance! Wish me luck…

  11. Holy Moly-we must totally share the same taste! I am so in love with almost everything you picture/giveaway on your blog!
    The Annabelle turquoise necklace you have shown is without a doubt my absolute fave-I have a weakness for turquoise…but I also love love love the grecian leaf lariat necklace-so simple and dainty!
    I so already follow you πŸ™‚
    I “like” you on FB.
    I follow you on twitter.
    I’ve been trying to tweet about it for like 30 minutes, but twitter is over capacity…I’ll come back and comment separately when I do. πŸ™‚
    I tweeted about the giveaway @J_H_Miller

  12. ah, that necklace is GORGIE!! put me down for 9 entries. i’m also loving the athena necklace. i’m following on google friend connect, i’m a facebook fan, and you are definitely on my blog roll!

  13. I’m a Google friend and I follow you ladies on Twitter! As for what else I love on Bridal Blue, I’m into the Stella Petite Locket (but I think my overall fave is actually the blue stone necklace you’re giving away!)

  14. Your vacation pictures make me want to be on a beach with a tropical drink in my hand! And that necklace is so pretty! I think it’s one of my favorite things from the Etsy shop. My other favorite is the Angelina Topaz rhinestone necklace. Gorgeous!

    I’m a follower.


  15. i like that bracelet from brooklyn thread! and from someone who’s boyfriend finishes his 3 1/2 year MBA program in december..enjoy your vaca because you’re husband is going to get busy as soon as he starts! i think we’re going to costa rica when he’s done.

  16. I love that dress list! I love how you described each one and your own take on it. So useful! And I have yet to try spanx but if they help you feel more confident then I am definitely intrigued!

  17. I LOVE the necklace in the giveaway and may just have to get the JANE vintage white enameled anchor pendent necklace from Bride Blu for myself! I am already a follower, tweeted about the giveaway, liked BonBon Rose Girls on Facebook, am already a follower on Twitter and updated our blog roll!

  18. Anywhere tropical would be perfect right now! I’d love to be laying on the beach. πŸ™‚

    I love those Diane von Furstenberg wedges. They’re so amazing!

    I adore that Bride Blu necklace and the Athena leaf necklace on their Etsy shop.
    I’m following your new site, following on Twitter, and have the new URL on my blog roll.

  19. LOVE THIS! Hoping you’d say something about that necklace πŸ˜‰ What a great shop! Here’s my fave: JANE vintage white enameled anchor pendant necklace (gold). Just lovely!!

  20. That necklace looks fabulous as all of the stuff here! !
    Your vacation pictures make me want to be on a beach right now!
    Hope you’re having a lovely day my dearest!
    ~B xx

  21. 1. I want this necklace you are giving away! Gorgeous. I also want the JANE vintage white enameled anchor pendant necklace! OMG… perfect for my summer accessory wardrobe (of which I am obsessed).

  22. Wow love this giveaway. I would choose the key pendant called “Lacey”. I follow u here through google friend connect, twitter, facebook, and i tweeted about the giveaway @

    That makes 12 entries for me. YEAH!!
    Hope i won!!!


  23. Totally need to take a vacation into each of those posts. Not to mention I am in love with shoes would definitely go great in a tropical getaway. Good luck to your hubby with his MBA the work will all be worth it!

  24. I love the leaf necklace. So sweet! (1)
    I follow on Google (5)
    I “like” you on facebook (2)
    I follow on twitter too! (2)
    And I tweeted! (2)

    12 for me! πŸ™‚

  25. Love the PEACE golden doves dancer earrings!
    Follow you on Google Friend Connect, follow you on Twitter, have you on my blog roll πŸ™‚

  26. What a pretty necklace! I love the Celeste Falling Start earrings. The star is my favorite shape and these would look lovely on!

  27. I follow your blog, on FB and I am grabbin me a new button! I LOVE the ornate teardrops….may have to grab those regardless :).

  28. my dream vacation right now is anywhere that’s warm! san francisco has just begun it’s coldest time of the year… all while the rest of the country gets sunshiny and warm. sigh… πŸ™‚

  29. Hey Sweet Girl!
    Well if I could go on a va-cay tomorrow…
    a tropical one…
    I would head to ANguilla!
    The perfect little island where we go to re-live our heavenly honeymoon!
    So romantic!
    So totally isolated!
    Love me some ANGUILLA!
    Congrats to your hub on getting his MBA!
    Greg got his MBA about 10 years ago at UNIV. of Alabama!
    And over at Bride Blu…
    I adore the FOXY Bobbypins!
    I am always looking out for cute bobbypins!

  30. The vintage anchor pendant is definitely my fave. I’m totally feeling the nautical vibe this week. maybe because it’s a less cheesy way to wear US colors to support the world cup.

    I could REALLY go for a getaway too. last year we went to Mexico and it was exactly what the doctor ordered.


  31. Oh, I’d love to go on a tropical vacation! Anywhere would be fine with me πŸ™‚

    I love the ELLE pink and grey glass focal bead necklace – and love finding another etsy store with more items for me to love πŸ™‚

    I’m a follower πŸ™‚

    I’m a friend/like on Facebook.

    Have a great day!

  32. Anywhere tropical would be fabulous! I’m leaving for San Diego Saturday so that’s fantastic too!

    I love love love the Emilie hibiscus & ABLA teardrop earrings!

    I follow with google. I follow on twitter. I tweeted about the giveaway. I like it on FB. I’ve updated my blogroll & grabbed the button!!

  33. Ha! I was literally just looking at sites for our next vaca- doing it early for next year because I need ONE so bad. Where should we go? Any ideas? Love the phots and the necklace is wonderful!

  34. Love the Athena and the Alice!! I was actually lusting over that necklace above before I realised that was the prize, well chuffed.
    I already follow here, FB and twitter. I will add you too blog giveaway box and I already have your new URL in my Blog roll! As you know! lol!

    Daisy Dayz Home

  35. I visited her shop. she has gorgeous pieces! I really like the teardrop earrings. This is a super GOOD giveaway! Woohoo. πŸ˜‰ Thank you.

    BUT!!! I knew I shouldn’t have clicked on this post…now I want a vaca like this. πŸ™ lol…

  36. Ohmygosh it’s beautiful!
    I reallly like the Gretchen lime drop earrings on their site, too! I have too many earrings though, ha! I follow on GFC, like you on FB, follow you on Twitter, and your blog is on my blogroll/your button is on my page. Crossing my fingers!!!

  37. I love Bride Blu’s delicate, feminine jewelry! It’s hard to pick but my favorite is the Grecian Leaf Lariat Crystal Necklace.

    I am a follower both on Twitter and on Google Friend connect!

  38. LOVE gretchen, abla and annabelle….. really cute stuff there.
    honestly i think my dream vacay right now would be morocco . i deserve it im sure!
    ~laura x

  39. Good luck to the hubs on the start of the MBA program! I will hopefully be graduating in May with mine…it cannot come soon enough;)

  40. Love this post! This week is totally going by super slow for me too and I am just dreaming of tropical anything! Love the wedges and the blue necklace is stellar. I also love her anchor necklace, so adorable! Of course I follow and like on facebook!

  41. Such a pretty necklace! My favourite piece from the shop is the JENNA emerald vintage necklace. I also follow you with google friend connect and twitter.

  42. 1. Visit Bride Blu and tell us about another piece that you love. JENNIFER brilliant blue rough cut glass crystal pendant necklace !!
    2. Follow our new site with Google Friend Connect, which is at the top of our left sidebar. You Betcha!
    3. β€œLike” BonBon Rose Girls on Facebook. Of course!
    4. Follow BonBon Rose Girls on Twitter. I’m @Fettbot!
    5. Tweet about this giveaway I retweeted!
    7. Update your blog roll with our new URL
    8. Grab our new button DONE!

  43. OOohhh what a fabulous giveaway. OK here goes!!

    1) I love the Julia Vintage Tear.
    2) I am a new “friend” of Amis Fabuleux
    3) I “like” BonBon Rose Girls on FB
    4) I am a follwer of BBRG on Twitter (@Jenny_DB)
    5) I have tweeted about this giveaway (@Jenny_DB)
    6) I have added this giveaway to my blog sidebar

    I am a virgin giveaway winner, so I have my fingers and toes crossed πŸ™‚

  44. omg…there are so many places that I want to go. but really I’m just anxious to meet my new baby…any day now! so the next place we go will be where ever we can take her! πŸ™‚

    good luck with the MBA will be difficult but you guys will be fine. i started law school 2 months after I met my husband and now it was 9 years ago and I’ve since graduated, taken the bar, worked at a major firm and switched careers! ha! in other words, it goes by relatively quickly and you both will be great dealing with the chnges:) xo

    btw, I can’t possibly choose something from that fabulous site!

  45. I just love the GABRIEL fabric rose necklace …I think it would be a great statement piece with a few layered regular chains. Please enter me in.

  46. I love that necklace. I am also a fan of that swimsuit…I have the black version of it for maternity.

    Anyhow—if I could vacation right now, I’d go somewhere cooler since I am in the horrid heat of Miami.

  47. I really like the blue stone one you picked actually, but otherwise I would do the Celeste Falling stars earrings or the vintage emerald one. What a fab store, everything is so well priced!!

  48. The giveaway necklace is super fabutastic, but I also like the JENNIFER necklace (wonder why? LOL!).

    Of course I’m a follower, like you on FB, follow you on twitter, your button is loud and proud on my bloggity-blog.

    BTW Kristin, you, me and Meg would totally rock it out at NYFW ;o)

  49. Ahh, I LOVE all those pictures! I had a tough day at work, and these pictures seriously cheered me up so much and helped a little (but not completely) with my PMS/bad mood! πŸ™‚
    I really love the necklace that BrideBlu is giving away on your website, and there are so many others on the site I’m adoring like the Patricia engraved locket, and Destiny gold beaded airplane necklace! Absolutely gorgeous pieces πŸ™‚
    I’m a follower on Google, your website is on my blogroll, I follow on Twitter and Tweeted this giveaway @littleallygator …Phew, I think that’s it! πŸ™‚

  50. I would go back to Half Moon resort in Jamaica where I went on my honeymoon – heaven on earth!! Good luck to the hubs with the MBA! Also, I can’t pick my favorite tropical item, I love everything you posted. Fab taste as usual.

  51. I like the athena necklace. I follow on twitter and like on facebook. i followe here too.

    Oh I looked at your shoptopia and clicked around–I totally have the first Amercian Eagle dress in gray. It’s cheap, but is made really well and I bought some really cute coordinating sandals from them that are silver/grey color

  52. i like ” gabriel vintage rose” hehehhe

    again and again, i wanna join this give away,,
    i’m your your followers,,
    i grab your button
    and i had update your link in my blogroll


  53. First of all, Meg needs to make a photo book with those African safari pics! I mean it. Second, I love the Jennifer blue necklace. That would be my pick if I happen to win.
    I’m looking forward to going to Italy this fall. I need to get on that.

  54. Great giveaway! Such a stunning necklace πŸ™‚

    For another item I love, I adore the PEACE golden doves dancer earrings.
    I am already a follower on Google Friend Connect.
    I am already a follower on Twitter. @audreyallure
    I also tweeted about it.

  55. it is raining and dark here today! i would love to be on a beach with sunshine right now! the jane vintage white enameled anchor pendant necklace (gold) is my favorite! great giveaway!
    boon1211 at gmail dot com

  56. i would just love to go home to florida. but to have my beautiful gulf back to the way it was.
    that shirt dress is perfection! and i love that strapless sweetheart dress on your shoplist. i just hate being on a tight budget!!

    1. the grecian leaf lariat necklace….want!!!
    2. i love following
    3. blogged.
    4. your site is also in my “ch-ch-check it out” list on my blog

  57. Ohmygosh! Love that necklace.

    It’s def my favorite, but if I had to choose, I also like the Jenna in sapphire or aquamarine. πŸ™‚

    I follow via Google.

    I follow on Twitter too.

  58. hi!!! all those pictures have made me realize HOW SAD I AM that i’m not going anywhere this summer. maybe i’ll lounge by my pool in my cutest suit, rocking hepburn sunnies and my highest wedge heels? that’s pretty close, right?!?

    i’m a follower,
    i have your button!
    i like/LOVE you on facebook!
    AND you are on my blog roll!

    thanks for an awesome giveaway, that necklace ROCKS!!! <3

  59. Great giveaway! I love the necklace you posted. The CELESTE falling star earrings are amazing! I might just have to buy them πŸ™‚

  60. It’s going to be awhile before we see another big vacation, so I’ll have to daydream along with you. If I had my pick, I’d be sipping a cocktail in Tahiti right about now.

    That necklace from Bride Blu is beautiful and right up my alley since I’m digging the turquoise this year. You also cannot go wrong with that tube swimsuit from Target.

    I went on Bride Blu’s site and adore the necklace you’re giving away, but also really like the Jane white anchor pendant necklace. Count me in for this!

    I already like you on Facebook

    I already follow you on Twitter

    I sent a tweet about this giveaway here: Enter to win a necklace from Bride Blu @BonBonRoseGirls here:

    I have added this giveaway to the sidebar of my blog under the giveaways section

    You’re already on my blogroll

    I already have your button on my blog

  61. I love the necklace up for grabs (perfect color for summer) but I am also really loving these CELESTE falling star earrings (gold). What fun unique earrings for a night out. Hearts!

  62. I follow +5
    I like the CELESTE falling star earrings (gold) +1
    That’s a total of 6 entries. Keeping my fingers crossed!
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  63. That JANE Vint Anchor Neclace is…well I completely swooned so much that it’s in my wish list.

    I Totallly follow you through GFC. Duh.

    I like you on FB and Follow you on Twitter, tweet tweet!

    I tweeted! @ChrystalLou

    I grabbed your button like 5 days ago.

    PS, PICK ME!! πŸ™‚ haha!

  64. I love the EMILIE hibiscus crystal flower earrings (gold)
    I follow you via gfc
    I like you on fb
    I follow you on twitter @riakod
    You’re on my blogroll

    Total:11 entries


  65. That necklace is uber beautiful!
    I’m a follower via Google connect.
    I β€œLike” BonBon Rose Girls on Facebook.
    I follow BonBon Rose Girls on Twitter.
    And I have you on my blog roll.

  66. I’m super excited about this giveaway because I am actually going to a tropical island in a few weeks. We have booked five nights in Rarotonga to escape the winter in NZ and use the travel vouchers my awesome family gave me for my 21st birthday. I can’t wait because it is my first time out of the country! I’m a new follower of your site too πŸ™‚

  67. Actually, the featured necklace is my favorite piece from her website! But if I had to pick a second favorite, I would say the JENNA aquamarine vintage heart rhinestone brass locket necklace (gold). Very pretty. Thank you for this opportunity πŸ™‚

  68. I love the ATHENA (vintage greecian leaf necklace in gold)!!!!!!!
    and i’m a follower πŸ™‚

    thanks fot the giveaway.


  69. CHRISTINA vintage gold mesh bib statement necklace (gold) is by far my favorite. bib necklaces are so in right now and this one is stunning!

  70. I like you ladies via facebook.
    I grabbed your new button.
    My blogroll has been updated.
    Now follow thanks to Friend Connect.
    And I really like the AARA greecian leaf lariat crystal necklace (gold).

  71. I’ve been following BLUE for about a month because of the necklace you are giving away. I love the clear one, too. Actually, I would take anything from their store – it is all beautiful!

    xo Erin

  72. Don’t know if other comment went through – I’ve been a fan a BLUE for a long time because of the necklace you are giving away – I love the clear one, too,

    xo Erin

  73. I am in LOVE with that necklace – absolutely gorgeous. Huge turquoise fan right now.

    Another item I love from Bride Blu’s Etsy shop – REBECCA champagne dancer earrings (silver). So pretty!

    Congrats on the site! xox, Meggy D (Chasingdavies(at)gmail(dot)come

  74. 1. Definitely love the Anabelle above best – but I also like the “deep waters” color. {1 entry}
    2. I’m a follower of the new site via Google Friend Connectr. {5 entries}
    3. I β€œLike” BonBon Rose Girls on Facebook. {2 entries}
    4. I follow BonBon Rose Girls on Twitter. {2 entries}
    5. Tweeted: {2 entries}
    6. Blogged: {3 entries}
    7. Updated Wishing True with the new URL {1 entry}
    8. New button on both WIshing True and The Big Piece of Cake {6 entries?}

    I think that covers everything…

  75. omg!! Kristen, thank you so much for letting me know that you moved!! and i really appreciate your thought on my questions.. you are so lovely darling..

    i have to admit that i LOVED LOVED LOVED that necklace! it’s awesome and perfect for the summer!!

    umm.. i loved that celeste falling star earrings gold.. they are super cool!!

    love you guys..xoxo

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