Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Showers bring May Flowers

I absolutely hate inclement weather. I define inclement weather as anything below 73 degrees with anything falling out of the sky at all. (Yes, I hate rain with an undying passion. This is why I spend so much time in England.) The month of April is usually not a favorite one for me or my hair. I have written on here before that I firmly believe in using brightly colored, fun rain accessories to counteract the gloom and doom of a rainy day. For my April giveaway, it seems only fitting that I do an umbrella giveaway.

The winner of this giveaway will receive a beautiful Vineyard Vines patchwork umbrella.



To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite item from the Vineyard Vines site is for one entry. (Entries that don't have this will be deleted.) Follow my blog for a second entry. Post this giveaway on your blog for a third entry. Add my button to your blog for a fourth entry. Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway (@whaleflipflops) for a fifth entry. You can also receive one entry for every person who enters and says that you referred him/her. When possible, please leave all entries in one comment instead of on separate comments. This giveaway will run until Saturday, April 10th, at midnight, EST with the winner being posted sometime during my Chicago trip.

Rabbit Rabbit!

Many thanks to Elizabeth at Vineyard Vines for sponsoring this giveaway.

92 comments:

  1. Pretty umbrellas make the rain a little more tolerable. My favorite VV item this spring is the beach house dress. I love the print and the bows on the sleeves.

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  2. I love so much but my favorite today is:

    the Puzzle Whale Trinket Flip-Flops in Navy. I love flip-flops in the summer.

    I am now following your blog.

    I am also new to twitter and now following you as well.

    Thank you!

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  3. Oh, love the Lorelei skirt! the scalloped bottom is subtle yet feminine~ Too bad they don't have it in, say, light blue ~

    I follow this blog via google connect.

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  4. (1) Thank you for hosting such an awesome give-away :) I lllllove the new Beach House dress!

    (2) I am a follower!

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  5. 1) My favorite item over at vineyard would have to be the classic tote bag...

    2) and i'm a follower :)

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  6. LOVE the Daycation Straw Clutch!

    thanks for the opportunity!

    meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

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  7. e classic tote bags with the silk trim. ONE of these days, I will get the Univ. of Penn. one from the school collection - where I went to grad school, and I'm really hoping for a Fordham one (where i went to Undergrad) in the future!

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  8. For years I have wanted to splurge on the patchwork weekender tote, but I have so many totes I just cant justify it right now.

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  9. The umbrella is great, but I love the new Limelight dress...such a beautiful tunic style!

    And I am a follower!

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  10. Hi MRM --


    OBSESSED with the champagne headband (on sale!) and the limelight dress, its a perfect seasonal transition especially in blue

    Already follow your blog.
    Re-tweeted (I'm @blairsheadband).


    xo BHB

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  11. My favorite item is the twill shorts in white... cant get enough of good white shorts for the summer time!! I am a loyal follower :) xxxoooo

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  12. The rope scarf off of the website is gorgeous!
    I'm also a follower of the blog.

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  13. I love anything by Vineyard Vines so I WANT IT ALL. tehe. I'm a brat like that. But actually, I've really been wanting to order the patchwork note cards. I love them!
    I'm also a follower:) Just blogged about your giveaway and put it on my sidebar because I love you that much! Your button's on my blog already. And, I just tweeted.

    And again, congratulations girly! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to hear more about it!!!!!!

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  14. What an adorable giveaway!

    I love their patchwork skirts!

    I am a new follower!

    SouthernBelleJM sent me!

    I will add your button to my blog!

    I will post about this on my blog!

    Thanks!

    prissyandpreppyflamingo.blogspot.com

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  15. such a cute umbrella. don't enter me. just saying hi.

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  16. What is not to like about Vineyard Vines.
    I love the Palm Island Batik Margo Skirt and the Limelight Dress. I had a hard time picking just one item.

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  17. My favorite item is the Key Largo tunic.

    www.rosiecampbell.net

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  18. I love the whale flip flops, and of course I'm a follower!

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  19. I really love the Under the Sea Printed Tote in Cayman. Count me in for this cute umbrella!

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  20. I am already a follower of your blog :)

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  21. I have also added this giveaway to the sidebar of my blog under the giveaways section.

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  22. the daycation straw clutch thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  23. 1.) My favorite item are their classic twill shorts and Bermudas.

    2.)I am a follower of your blog :)

    3.) I posted about this giveaway on my blog

    4.) I added your button

    Great giveaway idea! I can't wait to see who wins

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  24. I have also sent a twitter update about this here: http://twitter.com/ChicnPink/statuses/11428547389

    So sorry...I just saw the part about leaving this in one comment!

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  25. Ooh! I am in desperate need of a new umbrella! My favorite VV item would have to be the limelight dress (but it's hard to just pick one thing!).

    Now officially following your blog and am retweeting as we speak (@paige_harrison)

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  26. Oh I love VV! The new Beach House dress is just oo cute, may have to go order it right now :)

    I am a new follower referred by SouthernBelleJM!

    Great giveaway :)

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  27. I love the Lorelei skirt! But I also love all of their dresses!

    I am a follower!

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  28. cdziuba@aol.com I like the Seascape dress


    I folllow

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  29. Hi!! SouthernBelleJM sent me over here!! I loved looking through your blog and will definitely be following. :)

    My favorite piece from Vineyard would have to be the Limelight dress from The Limelight Collection. So pretty!!!

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  30. SouthernBelleJM sent me over here, I just love the lorali dress!

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  31. I love the Beach House dress, I'm a follower, I tweeted this and am a follower!

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  32. I like the Limelight Dress.
    Public follower as jennem.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  33. I love the Seascape Dress and the Classic Polo dress!
    I am a follower!

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  34. Got the VV catalog the other day and I want so many things! I think I will pick the Blue Lagoon Madras Dress as my favorite item.

    Let's see... I follow your blog, tweeted, and will post!

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  35. My dream VV item is the patchwork tote. It's just so lovely! LOVE this giveaway!!!!

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  36. I Tweeted about this giveaway! (@aRealLifeWife)

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  37. What a great giveaway! I have posted about this on the sidebar of my blog.

    Really ONE item. I don't think I can do that. How about the new Palm Island Batik Carolyn Dress. I LOVE IT!!!

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  38. My favorite VV items (because I couldn't pick just one) are the Little Palm Patch Work flip flops and the Starfish/Sand dollar note cards.

    I follow your blog.

    I follow you on twitter and I will retweet this now!

    Super cute umbrella and congrats on the engagement! =)

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  39. Another fabulous giveaway!! I'm not going to enter due to my recent fantastic win, but adore the umbrella :)

    Can't wait to see who wins!

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  40. Love the whale flip flops and I follow! Pick me :)

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  41. Oh how cute! I LOVE that umbrella!! So cute! At Vineyard Vines, I just love their critter shorts and patchwork skirts! Everything is cute though!

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  42. What a FUN, FUN giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting Miss MRM!

    I must have the "Floater Skirt" in green. It is the prettiest thing I have ever seen in a skirt from VV!

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  43. Sorry for the second comment, I am also a follower! :)

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  44. I am in love with the beach house dress! The bows are adorable!

    I'm a new follower... Jules sent me! :)

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  45. I Love the beach house dress in Cayman. I am a follower. :)
    I grabbed your button, posted and tweet for you :)


    oh and a shout our for southern belle!

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  46. I want the umbrella! That happens to be one of my favorite items in the catalog, along with the tote. I think I'd look really cute carrying that duo on a rainy day. I follow, I will link, post your button, follow and tweet on twitter. And many thanks to Elizabeth for sponsoring this giveaway. It's too generous and very precious.

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  47. Love the umbrella, LOVE VINEYARD VINES!!

    1) Favorite item is probably the Martha's Vineyard Signs Tote!! Been on my wishlist for a while...

    2) I am a follower!

    3) Will put this on my blog

    4)Will follow you on Twitter and retweet!

    The Prissy and Preppy Flamingo sent me!

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  48. What a great giveaway. I love the umbrella. My favorite item from Vineyard Vines is the floater skirt in the color pear - so adorable!!! I just became a follower. I added your button to my blog and I posted about this fabulous giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

    Thanks for hosting.
    Happy Easter.

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  49. I absolutely LOVE the Daycation Straw Clutch!

    thanks for hoisting this giveaway! I am a follower of your blog!

    I also follow you on twitter!

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  50. What a fabulous giveaway, and congratulations on your engagement! I am so happy for you. My favorite VV item this sping is the Beach House Dress in Cayman! Love it!

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  51. My favorite items is the pink Little Lady Dress. My 2 year old would look adorable in it.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  52. I follow your blog as degood

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  53. LOVE the umbrella. I'm completely obsessesed with the Limelight Dress (in Turqs). I'm following you blog, too!

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  54. My favorite item right now is the summer carm beach shell necklace but I love, love, love VV. After all the rain in the east the brolly would come in handy! I am a follower!

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  55. This is such a great giveaway! What a fun umbrella to make Spring showers a little less dreary!
    1) I am a follower
    2) All I can dream about is the Red Sox VV tote... absolutely adorable! {definitely my favorite thing on the site, although it is hard to choose}
    3) I will post your button on my side bar right now!

    Have a great weekend and a Happy Happy Easter!

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  56. So sorry to leave another comment but I tweeted this too and I follow you on twitter! :o)

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  57. I posted a link on my sidebar!

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  58. I really love the Patchwork Tote. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mattandjen[at]gmail.com

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  59. I love the St. Louis Cardinal Classic Tote! So fun!

    I am a follower.

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  60. My favorite item is the Shanty Dress in moonshine.
    monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. 1. My favorite thing is the Palm Isle Batik Carolyn Dress, I love the way it fits and it's my school's colors!

    2. I am a follower!

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  62. I love love the beach house dress! email is lollyc.92@gmail.com

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  63. Hey hey! Congrats on your engagement, I am super excited for you! :)

    My favorite thing on the VV website is the Nor'Easter jacket (fitting, as today is Easter, ha). It's probably such a lame thing to like but its such a nice jacket.

    I am a follower of your blog and I follow you on twitter and I am off to tweet about your giveaway now.

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  64. I love the Auburn University classic tote!

    srobinson8561 at student.bryan.edu

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  65. I normally hate the rain, but with this umbrella I think I'd like to go out in a down pour! My favorite item currently is the beach house sun dress... I love anything with bows! :)

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  66. hey there! i'm a follower, and my fave vv item right now is the little bow tote! Im a sucker for anything with a bow on it! thanks so much, preppy sister!

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  67. follower, button, tweet, and I am DYING for the limelight dress!!!!
    jenshuler@gmail.com

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  68. My favorite VV item is the Tennessee collegiate tote. I am a follower!

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  69. I love the University of Georgia classic tote! So cute--just wish the background was red, not blue!

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  70. What a nice giveaway! I love their baseball hats! Perfect for stylish runners like myself. ha ha I also follow your blog!

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  71. Cute giveaway, but I will be excluding myself from this one. :) (Still not sure I believe that rabbit rabbit thing).

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  72. Favorite Item from VV website:
    Bow Mini Tote

    I'm a follower!

    Tweet Tweet! :) I RT'ed.

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  73. I love the whale watching patchwork tote. You can't ever have enough VV totes!

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  74. My favorite item is the whale watching patchwork tote. You can't ever have enough VV totes.

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  75. My favorite item is the whale watching patchwork tote. You can't ever have enough VV totes.

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  76. What a cute umbrella. I love the VV little palm patchwork flip flops. Please count me in for 2 entries as I just became a new follower.

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  77. for fun, i'd have to say the batik carolyn dress, but since i need to buy work clothes, i'll say the batik margot skirt. i'm a new follower {courtesy of you doing my swap!}, so count me down for two entries :)

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  78. I love the silk blouse that looks like a nautical scarf!! I am a follower and a twitter-er (I'm still new to twitter...sorry)! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

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  79. Leather Flip FlopsStyle#2Z19404

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  80. my favorite VV item right now is the beach house dress! i tried to follow you, but cannot figure it out. prissy and preppy flamingo tipped me off to this drawing! yay!

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  81. I've always loved the tote bag

    I follow your blog and twitter and posted about this on my blog :)

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  82. 1. My favorite item is an oversized men's shirt..I use it as my coverup in the summer! Preppyliciously cute!
    2. I am a follower!
    3. I have put your giveaway AND your button on my blog!!

    www.hamiltonhousehold.blogspot.com

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  83. This is perfect - it is raining here today!

    1. I think the Starlight Dress in white is so adorable!
    2. Follower of your blog!

    countrystars95@yahoo.com

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  84. Oh, I've been wanting that umbrella for a while!

    My favorite item is the college collection tote bag that I just bought :)

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