A note from Alicia: This contest is over and a winner has been announced but the crew over at Pretty b are still selling fun, fashionable clothes at a great price, so check them out. The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway will return in December. Prairie Style File offers more chances to win on the second Tuesday of every month.
So yesterday I said that today we’d be giving away concert tickets for the very first time on The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. Well, I have exciting news.
We’ll still be giving away concert tickets — they’ll just be added to the final prize package announcement on Saturday. I’ll have an awesome new prize from a Prairie Style File favorite for you tomorrow. And that will bring our total prize package to over $1,400 for the first time ever.
But before we talk about that, let’s talk about all the fabulous winter wardrobe updates you can find at Pretty b. boutique in Grand Forks. Winter staples are warm and practical. But all those dark colors and cozy, comforting combinations (a sweater and jeans again?) can get a little boring.
The good news is, a few strategic purchases can inject a little life into your winter wardrobe. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make an impact.
Here are five easy ways to give your winter standbys a little more life, courtesy of the lovely ladies from Pretty b clothing boutique.
A Silly Slogan Shirt and a Fringe Bag
I am usually immune to the charms of slogan Ts and tanks. But Pretty b. stocks a whole bunch that made me laugh, so they totally made the list. If you’re going to be living in layers until April, you might as well make one of the layers an amusing one.
And I am loving all the fringe in stores this season. This sweet little clutch is a great way to work the trend into your winter wardrobe without going all out 70s. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I do it myself, all the time. Flares and fringe forever, baby…)
A Bold Pop of Color
Boom! Your black, brown and navy basics will get a whole lot brighter when you add a super-saturated accent into the mix. This little magenta number works, but orange, teal, purple, red, jade green and yellow will all pack a similar punch.
A dramatic top in a strong color makes getting dressed a breeze. It elevates jeans with very little effort. Or pair it with a curve-hugging skirt and heels for a dramatic going out look.
A Chambray Button-Up and Statement Scarf
I love a good chambray button-up. It has the casual look and feel of denim and the neutral color goes with everything. Wear one in place of your usual white dress shirt or add layers above and below to maximize warmth and styling options.
A big, cozy neutral scarf is my favorite winter layering piece. It’s warm and practical and adds color and interest to even the most basic pieces. And a scarf is more dramatic than jewelry and can stand in for a blanket when you’re traveling. You’ve gotta love an accessory that can multitask.
2650 32nd Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
Bus Routes: 5, 9, 12, 13
All photos in this post are provided by Pretty b. clothing boutique.
You could score a $100 Pretty b. Gift Card when you enter to win today — and every day, now through December 14. Just enter through the widget below. There are many ways to play and you can enter multiple times daily. This contest is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. The staff will work out shipping details with you after your purchase.
If you’re reading this on a mobile device, the widget might occasionally display a little strangely. If it gives you trouble, you can still enter by liking, commenting or sharing on Facebook, Tweeting and Retweeting on Twitter and commenting on this blog.
Each comment, social media share or Tweet counts as a separate entry and comments below this post earn you two entries each.. That means you can enter multiple times a day to increase your odds of winning, no matter how you’re viewing this post.
The contest closes December 14 at 11:59 p.m.. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on December 15. This contest is open to anyone, anywhere.
Don’t forget to enter yesterday’s giveaway to win $100 to spend on two shopping sprees. And stop back tomorrow night for a giveaway from a Prairie Style File fan favorite.
If you like supporting local businesses as much as I do, don’t miss The Local Christmas List. It’s a great place to learn about local shops, makers and artists and I just added a few new items this morning.
What’s your favorite winter statement piece? What items did I forget? How will you spend your Pretty b. gift card? How would you describe the typical winter look in the Upper Midwest?
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Today’s giveaway is sponsored by The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau as part of The Greater Grand Forks Getaway. If you’re planning a trip up north, give the ladies in this office a call. They’re not only total pros, they’re also a lot of fun.
All photos in this post are provided by RH Standard and used with permission.
The #PrairiePeople, #PrairiePlaces project is sponsored in part by a grant from North Dakota Tourism. All opinions are my own.