win-blowfish-shoes Okay, I know I've been out of school for a few years, but I can still participate in the back-to-school shopping fun, right? After all, getting some new shoes and outfits was the best part of August... it was the only thing that helped soothe the end-of-summer blues.

So let's declare it right now. Going back to school or not, we deserve new shoes :)

Well guess what? The folks at Blowfish Shoes are offering one of you awesome readers a freeee pair of shoes! Yep. Guys, I have a major shoe crush on Blowfish, you're so lucky. I've seriously been living in these gladiators all summer.

blowfish sandals

How to win...

01 head on over to Blowfish Shoes and peruse their new fall collection.

02 leave a comment below telling me which pair you want to win!

*For extra entries, follow Blowfish Shoes on pinterest, instagram, and like them on facebook. Let me know you've done so in the comments and I'll count ya twice, thrice, or... er a fourth time.

One winner will be chosen on Wednesday, August 28th at 5pm MST. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

This contest is now closed. Congrats to our winner!!

This post is sponsored by Blowfish Shoes. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the amazing sponsors who allow me to do what I do!

Images by artsocial.

Back to School Blues

I used to get a mean case of the back to school blues. Well school's out for this girl... and even though I don't get the 3 month summer vacations anymore, I'm so glad I don't get the end of summer sads. For those of you who may have the blues, maybe these awesome Degree prints by Eskimo Chateau will help.

See more Degrees here.

Limitless // Shabby Apple Giveaway

When I was younger, mid to late July marked the beginning of one very special event: back-to-school shopping. I both dreaded and looooved this time of the summer. I dreaded it for obvious reasons - summer's ending??! And I looooved it because me and my sister rarely got to go on shopping sprees. Sure we'd get new things here and there, but spreeees? Nuh-uh. That only happened once a year.

Unfortunately, there were rules involved with these shopping sprees... I wasn't allowed to wear my new clothes until school started. Well that's just cruel. I remember staring so longingly at my new hooded short-sleeve shirt with giant flower print paired with white jean shorts (hey it was the '90s). Boy was I a hip, hip 4th grader.

Well no more teachers, no more books... now I call the shots! I'll spree whenever I feel like it and wear those new duds the next day, ya hear! Oh the joy of being an adult. Let's do some shopping, k? No limitations...

Shabby Apple is giving away a $50 gift card to one of you fab artsocial readers!! Fifty dollars for anything you want... my 4th grade self (and adult self) would be in heaven. Plus everyone gets 10% off any Shabby Apple item by using the code artsocial10off. You lucky ducks.

Here's how to win:

Like Shabby Apple on Facebook

Like artsocial on Facebook

Peruse Shabby Apple's website and leave a comment below telling me which Shabby Apple item is your favorite. These are definitely my favsies... or maybe this.

A winner will be chosen at random from the list of lovely commenters on Friday, July 20th at 5pm (mountain standard time). Good luck and happy shopping to youuu.


The fine print: Must "like" both Shabby Apple and artsocial on Facebook to be eligible to win. This contest is open to US residents only. Sorry international friends!

(images: 1 and 2 from Shabby Apple's Academia look book; 3 from the Roamin' Holiday look book; 4 and 5 from The Block look book; 6 from the Lighthouse look book.)


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