2016-05-01

1 year Blogiversary - Giveaway: Win your favourite Book of Deer dress


Hello all you lovely people!
As you may or may not know Curls & Cakes first blogiversary is coming up (on Tuesday the 3rd of May to be exact). I cannot believe that it has been a year. I've had so much fun, I've "met" a lot of beautiful and intelligent people, have had the best conversations, both about serious topics and about everyday things and have enjoyed every minute of it.




This community that has formed around Curls & Cakes makes me delighted. I have found like-minded people that I care about a great deal, true friends that I cherish. This blog might not be the biggest and best, but what we have is beautiful, and every day I am grateful for it.

I want to express my gratitude towards you, and I thought the chance to win a dress from my favourite brand would hopefully show you how much I care about you all.



Those who have followed the blog for a while will know that my favourite brand is the wonderfully dreamy brand, Book of Deer, of the super talented and all-round beautiful person Eilidh Ho. Eilidh and I got together to bring you this wonderful giveaway, where you'll have the chance to win any dress from the Book of Deer shop. It will be the winner's choice.




The reason why Book of Deer is my favourite brand is because it is one of a kind. Eilidh designs the pieces herself and hand draws the prints - making them so unique and special. There's a lot of hard work and dedication going into the collections and it really shows in the final pieces. They are always perfect and dainty to the minuscule details.



I adore every piece I have from Book of Deer, and find myself wearing them over and over. I almost feel like the pieces are like collectibles. They are definitely the quality of collectibles, but they are also very precious. I have personally managed to collect pieces from every collection except for SS13 (Eilidh, we need to fix that! Next sample sale, please save a SS13 piece for me if you have any left!) as I didn't know about Book of Deer back then.




The SS16 collection is all about luck! From lucky charms like shamrocks, horseshoes and black cats to lucky charms the cereal. Feeling lucky? Why not enter below, the winner will be chosen at random in one months time.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You'll have the chance to win the Marshmallow dress that I'm wearing in these celebratory photos. Or any other dress that strikes your fancy.

I quickly wore the Marshmallow dress outdoors as soon as it was warm enough to go barelegged, which was only this weekend. We've had fantastic weather these past couple of days, and it finally feels like spring is here! So personally I felt very lucky strolling around in my Marshmallow dress, thinking about how this blog is turning 1 year!

Dress: Book of Deer (here)
Cardigan: ModCloth (old)
Earrings: The Peas Pod (sold out)


I wish you all good luck in the giveaway!
Have a fantastic rest of the day.
Much love,

92 comments:

  1. Ufff the best dress is the marshmemellow lucky charms!! Love the colors and fresh look <3

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    1. Yeah, I agree, it's very pretty. I love the colours too.
      Thank you!
      Much love

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  2. This is great!! You look lovely in this dress <3 In case I win I'll choose the amazing "Lucky Cat Dress", it's so perfect for me ;) Thanks for this giveaway, and many years of success and happiness to your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much Cat <3
      It is perfect for you! Good luck in the giveaway, and thank you so much!
      Much love

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  3. Happy blogiversary, Mona!!! You always look fantastic in Book of Deer pieces and I don't think I'd be able to pull some of those designs off myself! I'd choose either the Lucky Cat dress or the Marshmallow dress. :)

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    1. Thank you so much!!
      Oh thanks, Book of Deer is made with love and I feel like that shows when you wear it.
      Ah, yes good choices. Good luck!
      Much love

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  4. Happy blogiversary! You look so adorable, Mona. I would definitely choose the Marshmallow dress, it looks so cute :) Thank you for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to another year of wonderful posts from you x

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    1. Thank you lovely Beth!
      Aww, thanks. It is super cute! I love this dress, and I can't wait for some even warmer weather so that I can wear it sans cardigan ;)
      Thank you so much! And good luck in the giveaway.
      Much love

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  5. Happy one year blogging! I feel like you've been a part of my blog reading list for even longer - in a good way that is! You make the world a better, brighter place by posting and I'm so happy to have met you online. This dress is so happy and made me smile as soon as I saw it. This is such a lovely giveaway, I'm yet to own anything from Book Of Deer but I'm always admiring the pretty designs. Here's to many many more years!
    Emma Xx

    www.emmaslookingglass.com

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    1. Oh thank you so much darling Emma!! <3 Oh you are just the sweetest, you have no idea how much it means to me to read that, from someone that I admire. You are amazing and I'm incredibly happy to have met you too.
      Thanks. This is your chance then ;) You'd look lovely in BoD.
      Thank you so much.
      Much love

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  6. Happy blogiversary beautiful! <3 here's to many more. You look lovely, I adore this dress! X
    http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie. Aww, thank you. It is a fabulous dress ;)
      Much love

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  7. Wow, a year yet ! I am a quiet but loyal reader since the beginning of the blog and I am so happy to celebrate! A very sweet blogiversary Mona, and let's start a second year of blogging! I love the 50s vibe of this Book of Deer dress, and the pastel colors suit you so well! I'm in awe for the Wishing dress, the ruffles are so delicate ! Xxxx to you Mona,

    Alexandra (@alexasixties)

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    1. Oh yay! Really?! I know you from IG. Well haha, I "know" you. I'm so happy you decided to comment! Thank you so much for reading the blog all this time <3
      Thank you so much darling. I really adore the 50's vibe it has too. It's very cute. Ah yes, the Wishing dress is super cute. It has a 60's vibe that one. You'd look amazing in it.
      Best of luck to you in the giveaway.
      Much love

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  8. Congratulation :)

    http://elegant-e.blogspot.com/
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  9. Thank you for teaming up with one of my favourite brands! I have entered! Oh, and of course...happy one year! Blogging is wonderful & happy you've already met some awesome people! I recently discovered your blog via Instagram, I love your style! Here's to another happy year of blogging xx

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    1. Oh Book of Deer is my favourite too. I'm thrilled to collaborating with them!
      Ah, thank you so much! It truly is a lot more fun than I thought it would be.
      I love IG! Oh thanks!! Thank you so much sweetie.
      Much love

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  10. Happy blog birthday Mona! I'm so happy that I found you and your blog and I definitely feel like I've made such a good friend in you, hopefully we'll get to meet in real life sometime in the future! I adore that dress with its cute print and I've been admiring Book of Deer ever since I discovered them through you so what a wonderful giveaway this is! <3

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    1. Thank you my darling Andini!!
      Aww, I feel the same way about you sweetie <3 I hope so too.
      Oh yay!! I love the print! It actually made me think of when you wrote that post about the cereal place in London.
      Much love

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  11. Congrats on one year!! I agree about the community part; when I started around 2 years ago I had no idea I'd find people all over the world that I would relate to and grow to care about! This dress is amazing and you look so adorably pretty! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. Thank you so much beautiful!
      It really is so wonderful. I'm not the most social person, so meeting people have always been sort of hard for me, but not through the blog. It's easier. And I agree, I've grown to care about people here too.
      Oh thank you so much darling!
      Much love

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  12. Happy Blogiversary Mona! I feel blessed to have become acquainted with such a wonderful person as yourself and your equally wonderful blog! Not to mention how we are both in the field of science! I admire your strength, your genuineness, your wit and loveliness, so here's to many more Blogiversaries!
    On a calmer note, you look both lovely and elegant!

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    1. Thank you my darling friend!! I feel the same way about you! It is a pleasure to have met you and you have a beautiful soul. I think it's so awesome that you are doing science btw!!!
      Aww, thanks Sumeyye! Good luck!
      Much love

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  13. Ah that Lucky Charms marshmallow dress is amazing! What a perfectly unique print.
    Happy blogiversary too! Woo! Hooray for one year! Thanks for the fun giveaway. I'd have such a hard time picking a dress. I'm between the marshmallow one you're wearing and the long sleeved aurora borealis dress.

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! I agree, very unique and one of a kind.
      Thank you!! Yaaay!
      Tell me about it. I've actually got the aurora dress - it's magnificent, but so is the marshmallow dress! So I'm no help to you, haha!
      Anyway, Good luck!
      Much love

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  14. Congrats on your blogiversary! So, so exciting to have kept it up for so long :)

    Can I choose everything? If I *have* to choose, I would say the Litill Sky Dress. Or the Rainbow Dress. Or all of them.

    www.room-334.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely!! Yeah I think so :D I didn't think I would have made a year.
      Hahaha, you're like me! I want everything too :D haha Oh the Litill Sky Dress is beautiful, and so is the Rainbow Dress. Best of luck to you!
      Much love

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  15. Congrats on one year! I'm so glad I found your blog, seeing your posts always leaves me feeling like I should give my big curls some more love =)

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Yes, more love to the curls! The poor curls are misunderstood, they are difficult but they mean no harm. All the want is some love ;D

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  16. Happy blog adversary! I hit my one-year mark in March and it's such an exciting milestone. Looking forward to what hear 2 brings on your blog. ��
    -Kara
    www.thedressedaesthetic.com

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Oh wow! Congrats on that! It is very exciting.
      Aww, thanks <3
      Good luck.
      Much love

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  17. Happy blogiversary, Mona. Waow, I've been a year? Time fly so quick. It's lovely. I always be the silent reader of all your posting, but in this special week (special post) of this blog anniversary, hey here I am, show my voice 😁 . . .
    We all love Book of Deer. The handdraw and the motive of the fabrics are so inspiring. I feel like Anton Ego when he ate Remy's ratatouille for the first time, there's a happy moment from childhood that struck my head and heart that bring happiness in the heart. Lovely feeling ever. I feel like there's a magic struck me every time I look at Book of Deer collections.
    And it's lovely that you run a giveaway with Eilidh Ho ❤ . . .

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie!
      Time does fly, especially when you're having fun!
      I'm glad you decided to comment! You are welcome to show your voice any time.
      I agree with you, Book of Deer is astounding! Oh that's very sweet. I feel the same way when I see BoD collections!
      Best of luck to you!
      Much love

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  18. Happy 1st blogiversary to you, beautiful Mona!

    I'm glad to have met you online. I actually felt overwhelmed then because you were so warm and friendly the first time we exchanged comments on ig *my introvert side slides here* hehe.

    I wish you many many years of blogging and influencing people about fashion, baking (hopefully i'd be able to do that soon haha), health, and many more. :). God bless you more!

    Btw, you always look lovely especially when you wear your Book of Deer clothes! <3 ;)

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    1. Oh thank you darling!! <3
      I'm very glad to have met you too, and I believe BoD is to thank for that! :D Oh I'm a lot warmer on the internet, I'm quite shy in real life, so it's good that we met online ;)
      Thank you so very much. That means a lot to me!
      Aww, thanks. Eilidh is talented, she makes me pretty ;) <3
      Good luck!
      Much love

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  19. I like the little sky dress CHERYL HADFIELD

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  20. Congrats on a beautiful first year! Regarding what you said about meeting people - that's one of my favorite things about social media. I've met so many interesting and kind people, some of whom have become my best friends!

    Oh, Book of Deer - how Eilidh has me swooning with delight over all of her designs! I'm loving the Rainbow and Barnstar dresses right now, and still have my eye on the Sakna Snow dress - I've got to snag myself one of those before they are gone!

    Cheers to a successful birthday and to many more!

    xo

    Emily (manic_pixie_dream_girl)

    p.s.: those yellow oxfords are a dream!

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    1. Oh thank you sweet Emily!
      It is one of my favourite things too! The internet really makes you meet the best people!!! :D
      Haha, I know the feeling. Every new collection I feel like I need everything, haha. The Barnstar dress is soooo comfy (I have it). And the Rainbow Dress is really cute. And yes, the Sakna Snow dress is so pretty, I have the aurora borealis Sakna dress, but I'm thinking maybe I need the white one too. hehehe
      Thank you darling!
      Good luck!
      Much love

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  21. Gah! So excited for your one year blogiversary! I can't believe how quickly that has come around.

    You look like you are thoroughly enjoying the golden sunshine in these photos. Sending you much love. So glad you got into blogging/Instagram and entered my life <3

    L

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    1. AAAAH! I knoooow! Yaaay!

      Oh it was snowing during the week, so the sunshine was much appreciated.
      Sending a bunch of love back to you. Aww, you're the sweetest. I'm glad you are in my life too.
      Good luck!
      Much love

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  22. Aw happy blogiversary Mona! How time flies :o I remember discovering you first through Instagram, that I started reading your lovely blog and loved it :D I love how sincere, friendly and relatable you seem through your posts. And I hope you'll have many more blogiversaries in the future!
    I've discovered Book of Deer through you, you are the best ambassador for the brand :P I'm entering the giveaway, thanks for giving your readers this awesome opportunity!

    Love,
    Julia xx

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Julia! <3
      I know! Time surely flies. Thank you. Oh you're being too kind, thanks so much. It means a lot.
      Oh yay! I didn't know that. That makes me so proud! Haha, I do love BoD ridiculously much. Yay! Best of luck to you in the giveaway!
      Much love

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  23. Happy anniversary ♡ you look like a princess in that really really adorable dress ♡

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Aww, that's very sweet, thanks!
      Good luck.
      Much love

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  24. The rainbow dress has to be my favorite. It's simple, but adorable <3

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    1. I agree with you. It is adorable. And it is on my list of to-buys.
      Best of luck to you!
      Much love

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  25. Congratulations on one year of blogging, Mona! I hope so happy you started Curls & Cakes! It has been such a pleasure to get to know you better. :) I can't wait to see what the future has in store for Curls & Cakes!

    This is such a wonderful giveaway too! I've always wanted to try a Book of Deer dress because you are always featuring the prettiest dresses from them! And this marshmallow dress is just darling. :)

    Congrats, again, Mona!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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    1. Thank you so much darling Lindsey! Aww, thanks! <3
      The pleasure has been mine.
      Hahaha, I'm glad you are entering. BoD is amazing! Good luck!
      Much love

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  26. OMG Mona! Happy 1st anniversary! (And I happen to comment on the exact date, I swear this wasn't planned) Your blog has always been full of joy and given me food for thoughts. Your kindness and personality definitely shines through and I can't believe it's only been a year since you decided to blog (I thought it was much longer, somehow)
    Thanks for this giveaway and all the support you've given me for the past several months! I'm so glad I've met you ;)

    Alive as Always

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    1. Thank you so much Bivi darling! That's so awesome! Thanks for commenting.
      Oh thank you. That's very kind of you.
      My pleasure. I'm glad to have met you too.
      Good luck in the giveaway.
      Much love

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  27. Olivia @birds_go_tweet03/05/2016, 01:42

    You are always such a cutie, and I've always loved you in Book of Deer so I'm glad you're doing a giveaway with them! It doesn't seem like a year since you started your blog, that has gone so fast for me! Xx

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    1. Aww, thank you beautiful. Yaaay!
      I think it's gone really fast too! If I didn't know better I wouldn't have thought it's been a year. Good luck in the giveaway!
      Much love

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  28. Happy blogiversary, Mona! I am so glad I found your blog and Instagram! It's such a pleasure to see your posts; you are such a great role model! You look lovely as always! I think my favorite piece from this collection is the mushroom skirt. I've always loved mushrooms, and it's such a pretty blue!

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    1. Thank you so much! Aww you're very sweet. Thanks a bunch.
      Ah, the mushroom skirt is lovely. Good luck in the giveaway!
      Much love

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  29. Happy blogiversary!! I absolutely adore this dress and Book of Deer. So many whimsical pieces. You look so pretty!

    Christina
    www.asentimentaladventure.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! It is an awesome dress. Yes, lovely whimsical and unique pieces. Thanks!
      Good luck.
      Much love

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  30. Happy One Year Anniversary! Yay!! You have a fabulous blog and I'm happy to be a part of it. I would sooo get that Marshmallow Dress...it's soooo cute!

    Regina | Margarita Bloom Skincare & Beauty |
    BLOG: Cherry Lips Blonde Curls | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | GFC | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you so much! Aww, that's very kind of you, thanks.
      It is really cute - Good luck!
      Much love

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  31. Book of deer is wonderful. X

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  32. Hello!
    I have two dresses that I just love!!!!! I'd love to have one more.
    Love and success

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    1. Hi! Oh that's very nice. I wish you the best of luck in the giveaway!
      Much love

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  33. Hi Mona! Congratulations on a whole year of blogging - that's an impressive commitment. I would love to win the Rainbow Dress but now having seen your blog post, I think I prefer the Marshmallow Dress! (but I won't count my owls until they're delivered). Thanks so much for hosting this competition, I am a huge fan of Book of Deer. Peace & Love, Jess!

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    1. Hello Jess! Oh thank you so much!
      Both dresses are beautiful. Good luck in the giveaway.
      Much love

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  34. Wow! Lovely dress. Such pretty and sweet!

    www.helenapolanskyblog.com

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    1. Thank you so very much!
      Good luck.

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  35. I love the Lucky Cat dress! Happy Blogiversary!

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      Good luck.

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  36. The barnstar dress is adorable

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  37. Happy Blogiversary to you and your amazing blog! This is a lovely giveaway, and if I won, I think I'd choose the Rainbow Dress ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Oh thank you so much sweetie! The Rainbow Dress would look amazing on you!! Good luck!
      Much love

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  38. Happy blogiversary! They have so many beautiful dresses that it´s hard to choose from them! I fell in love with the Marshmallow dress <3
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you so much!! I agree! But yeah, the Marshmallow dress is lovely.
      Good luck!

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  39. Hi there! :)

    This is an amazing giveaway; Book of Deer is one of my favourites too! I love your outfits. I think I would choose the Barnstar dress, but what a difficult choice!

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    1. Hello!
      I'm glad you think so. Thank you!
      The Barnstar dress is magnificent! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  40. Wow - 1 year!! That's so fun and exciting! I've loved reading your blog - not only do I learn from you, but I feel like you're one of the most honest and open bloggers and I appreciate that so much! And you're adorable and stylish to boot! ;)

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    1. Thanks! I never thought I'd keep it up for a year, but I'm glad I did!
      Oh gosh, that might just be the nicest thing anyone's ever said about my blog. THANK YOU!!! <3 <3 <3
      Much love to you, and good luck in the giveaway!

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  41. Happy blogiversary! The rainbow dress is so sweet. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway

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    1. Thank you so much! It is! It's super cute!
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      Much love

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  42. Happy Blogiversary! And congrats on one year! I have just recently found your blog and its darling! I'm terrible at picking favourites so my top two from Book of Deer are the Marshmallow dress and the Rainbow dress!

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    1. Thank you so much :D
      Aww, thanks!
      They are both lovely dresses, and I'm terrible at picking favourites too ;D

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  43. Happy Blogiversary! I like the Marshmallow dress. It is so festive!

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    1. Thank you! It is very festive and fun! :D

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  44. Congrats on one year! Your blog is lovely as are you!

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    1. Thank you so much darling!! Oh you're too sweet, thanks!

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  45. What a fab giveaway! And so generous, too! I have no idea how I missed it up till now but I'm glad I can still take part :). I absolutely love the Rainbow Dress. Sleeves! Yes. So this would be my choice. Thank you both for giving us all a chance of getting something as pretty as a Book of Deer piece! <3

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you like it!! Yeah, I'm glad too - best of luck to you!!
      Yeah the rainbow dress is sooo cute!
      Much love

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  46. Now,finally,I try to enter your fantastic,wonderful giveaway, my dearest friend.Would love to win the gorgeous magpie dress you showed on your blog because I love the colour and the cute magpie pockets!By the way this is my first comment on the blog,hope this works(I´m using the ancient family laptop...) :)

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    1. Christiane!!! I am so happy you entered! Best of luck to you!
      Yeah, the magpie dress is lovely.
      It worked just fine! Yaaay!
      Much love!

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