Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Win this Rachelle D Necklace and Earrings-Now closed.

Rachelle D Giveaway

Update: this giveaway is now closed. Thanks for participating!

Happy Monday! I'm thrilled to offer you a beautiful giveaway from Rachelle D.  I contacted her about hosting a giveaway for you all because I bought a necklace from her for each of my bridesmaids when we got married. You can see a few of them on my friends here!. I have never forgotten how beautiful those necklaces were, and I knew that you would love them, too!

Rachelle D

Rachelle was generous enough to provide this gorgeous necklace and matching earrings to one of my readers. When I asked her about her creative process, she said simply "I enjoy creating pieces that are romantic and vintage inspired and am inspired by eras of the past." How lovely.

Here, I paired this incredible necklace with a casual outfit to show how it can really dress up anything. Many of you ask me about how to dress up a really casual look, and here's how! For a truly casual look, like this neutral top with skinny jeans, I love to use colors that are similar to those in the necklace or scarf that I'm wearing. It helps make the look more intentional, don't you think?

I also like to echo the shape of the necklace with the shape of the shirt that I choose. Here, both have a pretty, feminine curve. The drape of the cardigan is also feminine, calling on the femininity of the flower.

For a work outfit, I stuck with the gray on gray theme. Thanks to my husband for the early morning picture-taking! Although I'm not sure why you got my shirt winging out like that...

Or, this necklace also really pops with a dark top. Here, I put it with a wool sweater dress with a deep V.  While the neutral on neutral above is sweet and soft, I love this necklace against something dark, too. For a darker shirt, I'd love to pair this with gray or a dusty rose pink skinny jean.

Now that I've got your attention, here's what I'd like you to do to qualify to win this necklace and earring set. For each item that you complete, you will get another chance to win the set.

  1. If you're on Facebook, like the new StartCloseIn page.
  2. Visit Rachelle D's Etsy page and Add It to Favorites. Report in a comment below that you did this. 
  3. Comment below letting me know that you'd like to win! Yes, numbers 2 and 3 can be the same comment.
Please don't leave your email in your comment or else you may open yourself up to spammers. On Thursday, I will announce a winner here on the blog and ask that you email me your address to ship it to you then. So please check back on Thursday!

Good luck! 


  1. Would absolutely love to win! Off to check the other items on the list!

  2. What awesomeness to win! I adore pink and gray. Like on FB, Favorite on Etsy...beautiful pieces!

  3. Beautiful necklace

  4. Fun! Liked and Favorited.

  5. Love this look! Liked and favorited! Thanks for doing this...

  6. Done! Had to set up an Etsy account especially. :) Such a pretty necklace!

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  8. Done and done! And congrats on the fb page!

  9. Thanks, all! Good luck to you! Check back on Thursday for the winner!

  10. I love jewelry that is one of a kind. So pretty!

  11. Done, done, and that piece is so gorgeous! I hope it's not too late to enter the giveaway.

  12. Done, done (scrap me baby on etsy) and crossing my fingers! Great pieces she's got, particularly love the color combos she chooses.

  13. I'm not on facebook so won't do #1, sadly. But I did favorite on etsy (gmariesews) - what lovely pieces she has! g