Lou & Grey Natick MA & giveaway (now ended)

lou and grey makers gift 1**The giveaway winner is Manda W.! Thank you all so much for entering!**

Some of you might recall I posted about Ann Inc.'s newest brand, casual comforts line Lou & Grey, back when it opened up at the Natick, MA mall. They invited me back to check out their latest "Makers" items curated from artisans and small shops around the country. There's handmade jewelry, books, lots of natural skin products and more which each would make thoughtful gifts. These Makers items are not available online, so I purchased some of my favorite pieces to make a gift package for one of you guys! This is a quickie in time for the holidays - simply fill out the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post, and I'll draw a winner in 48 hours this Sunday.

Sidenote, I wore my drapeneck tunic up above which I posted about briefly during the last major sale. My usual size xxs petite fit well and the length is just right, covering up below the butt in case I want to wear leggings but not too long. The material is on the lighter side and is a soft and comfy knit for easy lounging.  lou and grey makers gift 2
Trying on Lou & Grey striped tee, scarf, and "Makers" jewelry (available in-store only)

The first item I picked for the giveaway gift package is this super cozy cable knit scarf. I hope L&G will start offering their scarves online soon!lou and grey makers gift side by side 670Lou & Grey cardigan, J.Brand jeans, Nine West flats (on sale!), Tory Burch tote

Fitting room break - I had been eying this contrast cardigan online however it didn't come in petite sizing. I tried on XS regular in-store and the fit was actually good for a casual, drape layer and wasn't too long. It's available starting in XXS regular online and for 50% right now!
The second item in my gift package is this hand-forged necklace from an jewelry maker in Portland, OR (trying it on in the photo above). I love both my statement and delicate necklaces alike, and sometimes all an outfit needs is a dainty piece to highlight the neckline.
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As a lover of both cooking and DIY crafts, I was very excited to see this book which I selected as the third item in my gift package. I flipped through most of it and there's an abundance of yummy-looking recipes plus easy crafts for the home (i.e. making a towel hanger with old knobs). All the books L&G sell are curated from Word in Brooklyn, NY with the bookstore employees' favorite reads.
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Last but not least, I was a fan of this deep plum nail polish color for the winter. It's made by a small business in NYC and is both earth and animal friendly - would make a great little gift for your friends who love such products!
lou and grey makers gift 3To enter to win a gift package with all 4 items, please fill out the form below letting me know which way you follow this blog through, whether it's Instagram, Facebook, or other - I appreciate each and every one of you! Winner will be drawn at random on Sunday 12/21 evening and will be notified via the email address provided. One entry per person, please. This giveaway will be open to readers with U.S. addresses only, but I'll have another international one soon in a few days!
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Thank you to Lou & Grey for sponsoring this post!


42 comments:

  1. The scarf and cardigan look great! Cozy and stylish. Great giveaway:)

    Shall We Sasa

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  2. Not sure why my comment didn't go thru...

    Jean, thank you for introducing me to Loft!! I love it!! And I love the nail colors. Do they have a website to order nail polish from?

    Sasa, the Loft version of the sweater is soft, comfy and worth it! I got it when it was 50% off :)

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    1. Hi Oanh...I'm so glad you love LOFT! One of my favorite brands. Which version of the sweater are you referring to? Please share a link if you get a chance : )

      I don't think they sell any nail polish online, but the one in my post is by this company and they do have a website http://www.pritinyc.com/

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    2. Textured Open Cardigan. Love your blog! And thank you :)

      http://www.loft.com/textured-open-cardigan/358011?colorExplode=false&skuId=17753531&catid=catl000012&productPageType=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor=6406

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  3. Thanks for putting this together, Jean!

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  4. I love LOFT and Lou & Grey - what a nice giveaway! :) The scarf and tunic are gorgeous.

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  5. I would like to know the cardigan is the black ivory combo? I like the shade that you are wearing but it doesnt look the same in the website hence asking?

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    1. Hi Prithi - good question...when I was in the store they told me it only came in two colors, the second being a really light lavender (which I see on the website). My guess is yes it is the black ivory combo but I agree it looks very different online! I'm sorry I didn't take a photo of the tag or color # : /

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    2. I ordered mine hopefully it fits well. Thank You so much!!1

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  6. Love all of this outfits! That grey scarf looks so comfy!

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  7. Love the look of the grey tunic over the stripe top, such a pretty and chic look! Beautiful jewelery too, they will make such great gifts!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

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  8. Hi Jean! I love the scarf and the necklace. I follow your blog just by having on my favorites and reading when I get a chance. I got home from work a little early on Friday-I randomly turned on the TV and there you were on the Meredith Vieira show!!! You looked adorable!!!! You were very natural in front of the camera--(even with Meredith rushing you a little too much :) It was a fun segment to watch and I really did feel like I was watching a friend on TV!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for your kind words! It was a last-minute thing, so I'm stoked to hear you came across the segment randomly and liked it : )

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  9. Hi jean! I love all the items you picked! I follow your blog through bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy holidays!

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    1. Happy holidays to you too, Tania! xo

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  10. Thank you for all the giveaways! We have the same measurements so I love seeing your fashion finds and reading your opinions. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you as well, Karen! You'll have to keep me posted then on your own good finds : )

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  11. I like the items you picked! I like the necklace too and I make jewelry too for the holidays. Happy Holidays! www.kblossoms.etsy.com

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  12. Lovely! Looking forward to your international giveaway ;-)

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  13. I like your outfit, neutral colours are so classy.

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  14. I love your style!!! You are an elegant lady!!! Thank you for offering giveaways!!! Have a blessed Christmas!!!

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    1. Thank you, Rosa, and Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  15. Jean, thank you so much for the giveaway! I really like your style - you're a classy lady in so many ways! I follow your blog by just having it on my favorites. You and Wendy Nguyen always manage to inspire me when it comes to fashion.... it's so hard to find fashionable clothes for us extra petite women! Thank you for the work you do and Merry Christmas!! Lourdes

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for your kind comment. I'm also a big fan of Wendy! Happy holidays, Lourdes!

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  16. I love the 2 shirts you are wearing in the very first photo. Links?

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    1. Hi Judy! The tunic sweater is linked in the post (unfortunately sold out online, but check in-stores!), and the striped tee is old Ann Taylor : )

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  17. Nice bag :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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  18. Love the cardigan....looks so cozy!

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  19. Love your style. Follow you via IG.

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  20. I follow you through Instagram and love everything you share!

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  21. I love all of this, and being quite petite myself your blog has been amazing for me! I love your style. I use to literally have the hardest time finding items that fit me right and were age appropriate yet trendy. Thank you for all your amazing posts!!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that, Johanna Thank you for the kind words, and I hope fashion will be more fun and less of a challenge going forward : )

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  22. Your pictures and blogs for dressing as a petite woman are wonderful! Love this scarf :) I follow you on Instagram!

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  23. Hey there I love your blog I follow through instagram , I believe those items would go perfect with everything! My email is ajimen29@uic.edu

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  24. L&G just opened in my area and I didn't know they carry such cute merchandise! I'll be sure to check them out after seeing these goodies on your Instagram. I would be so excited if I won! Chanel.cristobal@gmail.com

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  25. Hi! I can't wait to check out this line! :) I follow your blog through instagram. You're such an inspiration!

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  26. What a cute line and exciting giveaway :) Just curious, is the ring also part of the makers jewelry collection in store? Where can I get my hands on that?

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    1. Hello! Yes, the rings I'm trying on are also in-store as part of their makers collection. It's by a company called Shashi and they have a store here: http://www.shopshashi.com/shop.php

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    2. Oh thank you so much for the quick reply!!

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  27. I follow your blog directly & via instagram.
    Can you style some casual outfits with sneaker pairings?

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  28. I'm loving that big cozy scarf Jean! I can't wait to check out the new Lou & Grey that opened here in San Jose!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    www.andreaeveryday.com

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  29. Hi! What striped shirt are you wearing under the gray turtleneck in the first picture?

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