On growing up

ill write them up a non disclosure agreement and email it to them
be like – sign this fools – love annie

do it

do it
(oh how our “do it” chant has become much more lame)

so true

2005 edition – do it – kiss that boy
2012 edition – do it – write that contract

oh man
this will be the moment we think of when people ask, “When did you know you were an adult?”
When the “do it” chant required legal action.


Giveaway! Much Love, Illy

I don’t know about you, but I’m of the belief that the accessories make the outfit.

I mean sure, you can still look stylish with a super-simple ensemble, but you never really get described as “perfectly put-together” without properly placed accessories.

Which is, of course, part of what initially attracted me to much love, illy. Ilene is super upbeat and a whiz at whipping together an eye-catching outfit, and I love reading her cheerful posts every day. After I learned that she also runs an Etsy shop packed with adorable accessories, I immediately wanted her to be one of my inaugural sponsors.

All of Illy’s items are lovingly handmade and adorably packaged — it’s basically like receiving a present when it arrives!


Illy sent me the City Girl’s Holiday Poppy Corsage, and I have to say, I’m pretty smitten with it.

I have this tendency to fall back on plain black T-shirts and sweaters when I don’t have anything to dress up for, and while there’s nothing inherently wrong with the look, it is undeniably a little dull. Um, hello, perfect solution!

Obviously I’ve fallen head over heels. My corsage and I are planning to run away together as soon as we figure out the logistics of a woman/accessory ceremony.

Like my pretty pin? Well, you’re in LUCK, because Illy is offering my readers the chance to win a $25 credit to her shop! That’s right, our first EVER giveaway here on Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One. It’s a big day for all of us.

Want to enter? Here’s what to do:

Mandatory entry: Visit much love, illy, then come back and leave a comment about what you would spend your $25 shop credit to buy.

Really, really want to win? Complete any of the following tasks for an additional entry:

1. Like Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One on Facebook.

2. Subscribe to my blog.

3. Like Much Love, illy on Facebook.

4. Follow me on Twitter.

5. Follow Illy on Twitter.

6. Tweet this message about the giveaway:

I would love to win $25 to @muchloveilly from @justinelorelle! http://wp.me/p23J8o-I1

7. Blog about this giveaway.

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Giveaway is open to ALL Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One readers through Sunday, January 22nd. Winner will be announced on Monday, January 23rd.

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