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Win It and Wear It

blog_beauty1Last week we launched our weekly Win It and Wear It Contest, based on the tremendous success of this year’s Fashion Issue with GT.

The contest ended on Aug. 24 and the winners are:
August Mae Ring: Zeyna
Manu panties: Diane


Our NEW CONTEST STARTS TODAY, and ends Sept. 1
The new prizes are:
blog_fashion1** Hand-made necklace from Stripe (see photo).
** Facial and gift from Beauty 360, Santa Cruz.

All you have to do is leave a comment here at this blog and tell us about something you’re obsessed with in fashion. Then, check back in a week to find out if you're a winner. And in the meantime, keep reading Obsessive Beauty in between, to discover the latest in beauty and fashion.

Stripe, a Downtown Santa Cruz retailer (reminiscent of Anthropologie) is a popular shopping destination where fashionistas can find hand-made jewelry like the necklace shown here, leather goods by Nuala, and clothing by Lex Designs, as well as bath products, children’s goods, and much more. Stripedesigngroup.com.

Think of Beauty 360 as an alternative to Sephora, with more hands-on service, and the friendliest staff you’ll meet. The Santa Cruz location is next door to the CVS on Mission Street, and the store boasts lines like the celebrity favorite Mario Badescu, and many others. Beauty360.com
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written by Dianna Vold, September 03, 2010
Lately I've been obsessed with repurposed jewelry. I love to see the personality of the artist come through when they put together vintage bits and pieces. Fashion to me is about expressing your unique style and I feel jewelry is a great way to do it. BTW I love the store Stripe and feel right at home when I walk through the door. They have many wonderful artist showcased there and one day I hope to be one of them! Thanks for the opportunity to dream...
Dianna Lynn Vold
Obsessed with finding new life for last year's threads
written by Hilary Taglio, September 01, 2010
With the season change around the corner, I have been looking for ways to spruce up my fall/winter wardrobe by adding new accessories to not so new basics. Specifically, scarves and hats. A simple addition of a scarf can add so much color and life to a basic outfit. A hat, well, for me, it's about something bright and cheery to look cute even in the rain!
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written by Winona H., August 30, 2010
I love to create something that was once a throw away and bring it back to life. Retro to chic and much more! Hopefully that will catch on more and we can all bring styles back that were once forgotten.....smilies/smiley.gif Love the necklace.
Giveaway
written by Caroline Blackwood, August 27, 2010
Wow! Thanks for these giveaways!

Lately I've been obsessed with belts...not just in the belt loops, but getting creative making my flowy dress more a line by putting a belt higher up top or turning my blouse into a mini over leggings.
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written by Darlene, August 27, 2010
I've most recently become obsessed with accesorizing. Accesories can take a simple, but classic outfit and turn it into something a little edgy or fun and pull everything together. I count shoes as an accesory because they really can make or break the outfit. When I visit Santa Cruz, visiting Stripe will be a have to.
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written by Elise Heidy, August 26, 2010
Beauty 360 sounds fabulous! I'll have to visit the next time I'm down visiting!
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written by Desiree Amariei, August 26, 2010
Thank you for another opportunity to learn more about local "hotspots". I love Beauty 360 and their staff is excellent!
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written by danammf, August 25, 2010
That necklace is so pretty, and I love the little bee.
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written by marie, August 25, 2010
What I love and am obsessed about fashion is recycling and being green. I love to buy used clothing and gloat about the awesome price I paid! I also am obsessed with chams like the necklesses pictured about, they are so classic and timeless! I love it!
Enjoying this blog
written by Dee Bee, August 25, 2010
What a great blog and wonderful means of telling the world that not everyone in Santa Cruz is devoid of style. Thank you!
i love that you're doing this!
written by anne, August 25, 2010
i seriously love 360 and am so glad they have moved in here. and i seriously love that bee necklace. but mostly i love that you're doing this local fashion/art movement because i'm learning so much about our local talented artists and i'm really enjoying it (and scoring from it). so thank you!

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