This isn't the Jacket Stable or the Slacks Cabin, ladies: It's a Dress Barn GIVEAWAY! - Evolved Mommy
Not really sure what I was getting myself into, I dragged my husband Steve (@scratic) over to the Dress Barn in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade to do a little shopping. We had a limited amount of time between work and going to the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opening. Our family pictures were scheduled for 9:00 a.m. the next morning, which meant that if I didn’t find the perfect outfit there would be no time to find something else for the pictures, and my whole master Christmas card plan would fail. FAIL!
If you’re just getting here read yesterday’s post for the back story.
Long story short:
- I got a PR email from Dress Barn
- I’ve never been in a Dress Barn because the name alone is horrendous, which must mean the clothes are horrendous.
- The pictures in the PR email were super cute and the PR rep was wonderful to talk to (none of that “Oh… you’re in Arkansas. Let me slow down and use words with fewer syllables).
- I needed something to wear for our family Christmas card pictures.
- I went shopping and you’re going to have a chance to go shopping, too.
To be “real” I’ve decided to post pics of each outfit, even if they aren’t flattering. This is huge leap for me, so be kind. Thanks!
This was right before Tracy busted out her signature saying about the duo:
“T ‘n T. Together we’re DYNAMITE!”
I just got a preview of our family Christmas card pictures from Kim at Sweet Portrayal. No words. They are perfect.
My experience couldn’t have been any better. Some of the clothes in the Dress Barn were exactly what I thought they would be, but Terrie and Tracy kept me safely in the contemporary casual section where I was comfortable.
Side note: I wore my new jacket to the Women In Networking Holiday Extravaganza lunch this week. As I was getting comfortable with my lunch and awkwardly introducing myself to the others at my table, local KNWA anchor Neile Jones (@neilejones), who was emceeing the event, came over (we’ve met once before briefly), and said, “You have GOT to tell me where you got that jacket!”
How flattering is that??? Neile has to put her pretty self on TV every night, so she knows what looks good. I was more than happy to tell her it came from the Dress Barn.
Now you’re thinking, “Stephanie! I want to go to the Dress Barn!”
Of course you do. Well, guess what? I’m giving away a $25 gift card so that you can create the perfect look for Thanksgiving, Christmas or just fall in general.
To enter leave a comment below telling me what three things you are most thankful for this year. On Tuesday I will select a winner using Random.org.
You can earn extra entries by emailing a link to this contest/post to your friends. Just cc info (at) evolved mommy (dot) com and I’ll give you an extra entry for every person you share it with. I’ll also give you extra entries for tweeting and facebooking this contest. Just be sure to let me know you did it in the comments below.