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Win It and Wear It—Oct. 13

blog_beautyIn this week’s Win It and Wear It contest, we feature a stylish, charming necklace from Stripe, a Downtown Santa Cruz retailer on Walnut Street. Dangling from a gold chain are three enticing charms—a bird to remind you to take flight, a gem because you’re worth it, and a dagger, for, well, getting to the heart of things. To enter the contest, leave a comment at this Stripe necklace blog and tell us about something in beauty or fashion that you’re obsessed with. The contest ends Oct. 19 and the winner will be announced on Oct. 20.


Stripe, a romantic, vintage-inspired store, sells gifts, clothing, jewelry and more. We just swung by the store and here are a few of our current obsessions (in addition to this lovely necklace): fingerless gloves by local company, Nuala; infinity scarves from Made by Lex; a slew of candles by Lucia; several to die for blouses from Dear Creatures; leather cuffs with a broach from Nuala; and enticing, creative, inspiring journals hand-made by the staff at Stripe. Take a look. Stripe, 107 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz, 421-9252, stripedesigngroup.com.

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Lovely Necklace
written by Nicole Shorrock, October 19, 2010
I love Stripe!!! Such cute stuff. What girl doesn't need err want beautiful things. This necklace is fabulous!!!
Love Stripe
written by Winmat, October 18, 2010
Stripe is so cute! Love the store and all the displays they have...would love to win this necklace :)
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written by Melinda P., October 18, 2010
Beautiful necklace. It reminds me of the Katniss Everdeen, the Mockingjay in the Hunger Games series of books.

I just got back from a vacation in Germany where scarves and Converse sneakers are big. The scarves are both lovely and funky, with irregular edges, multiple fabrics, lace trim. Definitely had to bring some home with me!
Model/Actress
written by Mara, October 14, 2010
I, too, like to fly to the heart of things; therein lies the brilliant truth, which really does set all free. This necklace is *gorgeous* and poetically perfect. My beauty or fashion quest of late finds me experimenting with various, affordable and natural moisturizers. A fan of almost everything at my healthy food co-op, I splurged lately on Nerida Joy's Essential Complex Cream! ~Mara
Faux Fur!
written by Diane E., October 14, 2010
Its that time of year to get obsessed with the comfort and elegance of faux fur!! The big trend for this season is accessorizing with faux fur collars, scarves, even purses and handbags. This area deserves to see high fashion enter into the hearts and lives of beautiful women. The neatest thing is to find it at some of my favorite boutiques at downtown Santa Cruz. I love faux fur!
Necklace
written by Elise Heidy, October 14, 2010
I've always worn the conservative small diamond heart necklace my Aunt Mardell got me for graduation and never seemed to vary much from that. However, recently I have found the beauty and fun in long chained, unique necklaces, like this! I really like the way this one looks!
Giveaway
written by Care B, October 14, 2010
Wow, it's gorgeous! I love these giveaways and I love everything at Stripe! Good luck everyone! xxoo

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