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Win It and Wear It—Sept. 8

blog_beauty2-1Congratulations to Ang, the winner of the Idle Hands contest!
Next up in our Win It and Wear It contest is a bracelet from Stripe, a Downtown Santa Cruz retailer. To enter the contest, leave a comment at this blog and tell us about something fashionable that you’re obsessed with. The contest ends Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Stripe sells clothing, jewelry, house wares and more. Stripe, which has an intoxicating smell of fresh candles, and has become a shopper’s paradise for gifts and personal items, is offering up a hand-made bracelet (see photo) by its expert in-house jewelry makers. This bracelet retails for $78. To learn more about this local store, visit stripedesigngroup.com or find Stripe on Facebook.

Stripe, 107 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 421-9252, stripedesigngroup.com.

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Win It and Wear It
written by Care B, September 13, 2010
I am obsessed with STRIPE! I love, LOVE everything in their store. What a fantastic giveaway! Good luck everyone! xxoo
Belts and goin' old school!
written by Heidi Riedel, September 11, 2010
I absolutely love wearing belts, I have a favorite peacock feather belt that always makes my simple dresses gorgeous. Also when im wearing a white tank and tuck it in to my light denim jeans its just so perfect to add a belt and a cute cardigan :) Loveee bracelets and necklaces but its never both at the same time; either one or the other. I definitely would love this bracelet. One it's beautiful, and two, it reminds me of my favorite time of the year, fall. :)
Win it Wear It
written by Sharon Borgstadt, September 11, 2010
I love the bracelet!! What a fun way to update any outfit!!! Very unique!!!
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written by Desiree Amariei, September 11, 2010
This bracelet is gorgeous! I love the orange in it. Simply beautiful!
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written by Dianna Vold, September 10, 2010
I'm obsessed with hand crafted jewelry. I especially love pieces that include vintage flea market finds in the mix. It is wonderful when a unique piece of jewelry can start a conversation with another kindred spirt. The bracelet is a job well done. A perfect color combo to transition into to fall with. Who ever wins this beauty will be lucky indeed!
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written by Juli Sanderson, September 10, 2010
Thank you for the opportunity to learn about various merchants in the SC area that market
very fashionable art!
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written by Tory Jasmison, September 10, 2010
LOVE LOVE LOVE this. So unique and fun!!
Sweaters - all year round.
written by Elise Heidy, September 10, 2010
I've found that I love sweaters. In winter, in spring, even in summer! I love that a sweater dresses an outfit up, or is a practical tool too to keep you warm. This bracelet would go very well with a sweater.
Accessories
written by Lacretia, September 10, 2010
What a fun bracelet! I'm obsessed with accessories. With the right accessories, you can instantly update a basic outfit and stand out from the crowd! Thanks for the chance to win!
Scarves
written by Winona H., September 10, 2010
Scarves are the best thing on earth...you can always wear one winter spring summer or fall. :)
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written by danammf, September 10, 2010
That is really pretty. I love these weekly contests!
Fashion/Accessories Designer
written by karmen , September 10, 2010
I'm pretty much obssessed with anything vintage/thrifted. I love how every piece has a past life and story, plus you don't look like everyone else. It's something truly unique!!!
Obsessed with wearable art
written by Whitney Wilde, September 08, 2010
Why is it that "women of a certain age" here in Santa Cruz look funky chic and unique?

There is no other place on Earth I could get away with looking like a walking art piece, yet here in Santa Cruz, I am just one of many. For me, it expresses a mood or who I am that day, whether it is a custom, handmade necklace of a heart with wings or my sweater embroidered with sea life. Maybe it is just the gypsy layering of garments. All combine to make me a walking art gallery of Santa Cruz.

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