let’s get fancy + a touchstone crystal {giveaway} (CLOSED)

a dress for the holidays | really risa

It has been too long since I’ve had a reason to get fancy. I’m not saying I miss working in an office or having nine weddings each summer, but sometimes you just want an excuse to get gussied up, no? This holiday season I plan to do just that. I snagged this Cynthia Vincent dress on the last day of Anthropologie’s 20% off dress sale and I fell quickly in love. It’s incredibly soft (we’re talking pajama soft) and I’m obsessing over the gorgeous, bold print. I paired it with my favorite booties because heels and nearly walking 10-month-olds do not mix (and neither do bare legs and winter, for that matter). As for the gems, this dress can pretty much hold its own, but why not add a little sparkle for the holidays? Plus, you know I’m a sucker for gold details, which makes my simple gold bracelet from Touchstone Crystal and big, bold bangles from Swarovski the perfect pairing.

And because it’s the week of Thanksgiving and I love you guys, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski has a gift for you AND a friend! Details below on how to enter to win not one but two pairs of gorgeous, sparkly earrings — one for you as a thank you from me and one for you to gift to a very special someone this holiday season.

{this giveaway is now CLOSED. thank you to all who entered!}

Congratulations to our winner, LunaRaven!

a dress for the holidays | really risa   a dress for the holidays | really risa

a dress for the holidays | really risa

a dress for the holidays | really risa

a dress for the holidays | really risa

dress | Cynthia Vincent for Anthropologie 
 booties | Madewell
bracelet | c/o Touchstone Crystal
bangles | c/o Swarovski
lipstick | Topshop “All About Me”


one (1) winner will receive:
two (2) pairs of earrings by Touchstone Crystal

to enter:
leave a comment on this blog post telling me to whom you plan to gift the second pair of earrings and why

1) one comment = one entry (maximum ONE entry/comment per entrant)
2) your email address must be included in the comment form so I can contact you

I will choose one winner at random (via, whom I will contact directly via email. The winner will provide me with her/his name and mailing address. Touchstone Crystal will mail the item directly to the winner.

deadline to enter: Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m.


(this post is sponsored by Touchstone Crystal)

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  • Reply natalie November 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

    1. looooove that dress
    2. i would give the second pair of earrings to my sister. she used to take all my stuff growing up and now that she lives 2 hours away i secretly kind of miss it ;)


  • Reply katie November 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I also love the dress! I would gift the earrings to my mother, to let her know how beautiful she is and how much I appreciate her.

  • Reply sue fan November 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    yes please to something sparkly. and of course, i’d give it to my WILD HABIT partner because that’s what friends and partners are for! xx

  • Reply hannah brisbin November 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I would give the second pair to my best friend..just because.

  • Reply Asma khan November 25, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    1. The dress is gorgeous. I love it.
    2. I would like to give the second pair of earrings to my sister. She is my best friend and is going to start medical school and I know I will her a lot. I wanted to give her a special gift before she moves away.

  • Reply dailydealsjc1 November 25, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I’d give one to my friend Brianne!! dailydealsjc1(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply jessica eapen November 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I plan to gift the second pair of earrings to my best friend because she’s had a rough year and could use a little treat!

  • Reply Lauren O November 26, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I would give the second pair of earrings to my future sister in law. She loves jewelry and I would like her to have something nice like this.

  • Reply Rebecca B November 27, 2014 at 2:11 am

    I would give the second pair to one of my bridesmaids

  • Reply Stella martis November 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    My mom of course!

    (mystellamartis at gmail dot com)

  • Reply Noelle Cagle November 27, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I would give the second pair to my sister who is having a hard decade.

  • Reply Meylinda November 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    1 for me and 1 for my daughter

  • Reply LunaRaven November 27, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I think I would see if my mother would like them first, and if not then I have two sisters who would probably enjoy them.

  • Reply Mark Warren Lalata November 28, 2014 at 7:24 am

    First of all, thanks for this awesome giveaway giving me a chance to win this for my mom and sis (: i’d love to win this as a gift for my mom for her upcoming birthday on january 25th (: would love to win this. A pair for my sis and a pair for my mom.fingers crossed (:

  • Reply Connie November 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I want to gift these to my daughters bcause I have two of them and they both love jewelry even though I would like one for myself :)

  • Reply Alfred Onuoha (@AlfredOnuoha) November 29, 2014 at 7:37 am

    My mom will get both.

  • Reply Desiree November 29, 2014 at 9:39 am

    cute dress!! one for me and one for my mom. she loves crystal jewelry :)

  • Reply andrea dimario November 29, 2014 at 10:35 am

    love your blog..and I would give them to my mom cuse shes helped me a lot this past year and she really deserves them

  • Reply maleficent m November 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    i would give the other pair to my bff for xmas, she’s a single mother of 5 and deserves something nice.

  • Reply Korin November 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I would give the second pair to my sister, she never buys herself ‘fancy’ things. She’s also a pretty amazing sister!

  • Reply Ruth Griffeth November 30, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I would give the second pair of earrings, to my best friend Liz. We have been best friends for what seems forever. We do most life altering things together. Her and I are like two peas in a pod!

  • Reply Spectre (@Spectreoutreach) November 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I gift both to my moms since it will look perfect on her

  • Reply allyson tice November 30, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I would gift the other pair to my mom! She is my rock!

  • Reply Joan Kubes November 30, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I would give them to my sister in law as a Christmas present.

  • Reply Starla December 1, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Such a pretty outfit you have on. I would love to win this because I would gift the second pair to my Nana whom LOVES jewelry. Jewelry is her weakness and I would love to see her smile! :)


  • Reply Denise Konkel December 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I would gift this to my sister!! So fun!

  • Reply Jazmin W December 1, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I’d give the second pair to my mother-in-law.

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