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Win It and Wear It—Jan. 18

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Winners announced:

Earrings: Elizabeth

Shirt: Caroline

**Thanks for entering the contest and check back for more contests in a few weeks.**

January kicks off a series of fashionable firsts for the Obsessive Beauty blog. We’re hosting our first Win It and Wear It contest for the new year. Enter today and leave a comment at this blog telling us about something that you’re obsessed with in fashion or beauty. Winners will be announced on Monday, Jan. 17.

For this contest, we’re partnering up with Saffron and Genevieve, a lifestyle store in Santa Cruz to give away a pair of silver and gold earrings handmade by YedOmi of Portland, retailing for $45. Visit Saffronandgenevieve.com for more information about the store.

 

Also this week, we’re giving away a cotton top created by SUST and sold by oakandco.com, a new, local online retailer spearheaded by Deirdre Holbrook. All of the stunning clothes at blog_beauty2oakandco.com have a “green” emphasis of some sort, and look like the types of items that you’d find in your favorite store—romantic, fashion forward, feminine—the types of garments that make you feel beautiful. Hugging the hips and waist and loosening up to a boatneck, the T-shirt is a must have. It retails for $68.

And if you like what you’ve seen here in this week’s contest, swing by Saffron and Genevieve for a wider selection, as the store is teaming up Holbrook to offer a pop-up shop featuring items from oakandco.com starting Jan. 14 and going through March. There, fashionistas will be able to find some of the lust-worthy finds (in person) from oakandco.com, including local designers Manu Lingerie and Lina Rennell, and some of our personal favorite designers Juleselin, Sofie Olgaard, and Greenbees boots. Enjoy tea, treats, cocktails and a viewing party all day on Friday, Jan. 14 at Saffron and Genevieve, 910b, Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. (Tea from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., cocktail party from 5 to 9 p.m.) For more information, visit saffronandgenevieve.com, oakandco.com or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Comments (18)Add Comment
Knitted
written by Randi Moyer, January 19, 2011
I am very obsessed with knitted hats and scarves! The evenings have been cold! I love the locally made items available at Sockshop Santa Cruz!
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written by Leslie M., January 15, 2011
Latest obsession-Long sessions in the tub with herbal sea salts, home made facial scrubs[oatmeal, green clay, lavender, almonds], a warming cup of herbal tea[Avena Botanicals, peaceful heart] and a good read do dive into. Keeps me glowing in the winter months!
Predictable
written by D. N., January 14, 2011
Predictable but i'm obsessed with shoes.
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written by Jane N Farrar, January 13, 2011
i just saw a preview for oak & co. / saffron genevieve. hope to see you there tomorrow!
EarRINGS
written by Desiree Amariei, January 13, 2011
I just love those earrings!
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written by Bara D., January 13, 2011
At the moment I'm obsessed with the idea of shopping, maybe because I don't have much time to actually go out there and do it. If I could go on a little spree, I'd definitely be on the hunt for boots, the end of season sales are calling my name and I need a brown pair of boots stat!
I love Jewelry!
written by Alice Riordan, January 12, 2011
I'm obsessed with smelling fabulous :)
fashion obsessions...
written by rosemaryb, January 11, 2011
Things made of yarn! Learning to crochet and it's so much fun! I am obsessed with scarves. Fun textures and colors to add some pop to my very black wardrobe! Along with Boots. Boots, boots, and kind! love love love can never have oo many!
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written by Sushila Battagione, January 11, 2011
I'm obsessed with anything knit- scarves, page boy caps, fingerless gloves, leg warmers- you name it... as well as slouchy boots paired with thick leggings. And I HEART Saffron and Genevieve! Hands down favorite local shop... great pairing!
Win It and Wear It
written by Caroline Blackwood, January 11, 2011
I'm obsessed with scarves! This cold weather has inspired me to get creative with colors and patterns. Thank you for this giveaway! I love Saffron and Genevieve! Good luck everyone!
The Dating Dowser
written by Claire Stringer, January 10, 2011
Saffron and Genevieve is definitely one of the coolest things about Santa Cruz. The way the owner, Scarlett, seamlessly blends gorgeous design and home decor with deliciously unusual hand-made items and fine art just takes the whole town up a notch. Can't wait to check out the Oak and Co. items!
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written by dana norrell, January 10, 2011
I am obsessed with tees. A plain tee shirt is the key to a relaxed and sexy look.
Landscape Designer /Owner Design/Build firm
written by Elizabeth L Burton, January 10, 2011
Saffron and Genevieve just keeps getting better and better.
Thanks Scarlett.
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written by Becky Luksich, January 10, 2011
Can I be obsessed with everything? I love looking at many different things and seeing the latest and greatest. But of course I love the classics as well! I definitely would love those earrings from Saffron and Genevieve one of my all time favorite shops!
the artfully made and a luxury to wear
written by Giselle Gautreau, January 10, 2011
I don't really follow trends, so can't speak to what I like the most in current fashion or beauty. In both clothing and jewelry, the things I crave are carefully pared down design, beautiful materials and textures, and a sense of the handmade.
-Giselle
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written by Melissa Squatrito, January 10, 2011
Wow, beautiful earrings! Hopefully, I'll be able to stop by the shop this Friday. The clothes look amazing!
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written by Alia , January 10, 2011
I am obsessed with capes right now!
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written by Nancy Aebersold, January 10, 2011
I'm currently obsessed with applying generous amounts of aloe vera and vitamin e oil to my face to ward off winter dryness. It's improved my skin so much!

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