Wedding by the Windmill (& Talbots necklace giveaway!)

*Giveaway now closed. Thank you everyone for entering!* The winner is Nadia S
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ASOS dress (old – similar by KS), Talbots cabochon necklace c/o (50% off today!)
Sole Society Anneke heels c/o (also avail. at Nordstrom – runs small/narrow)

These photos were taken at our friends’ beautiful wedding in CT this past weekend. We pulled up to the venue, and I pretty much leapt out of the car upon seeing a windmill at the end of a stone bridge, surrounded by a little moat…could you get more charming?
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I wore this ASOS dress purchased in the dead of winter (planning ahead paid off!) and accessorized simply with a cabochon stone necklace. The marbled (hard to see clearly in photos) stones are gorgeous, reminiscent of one of my beloved necklaces from AT but in a neutral palette. talbots necklaceI liked this necklace so much, I asked the Talbots team to do a small giveaway for you guys! Simply leave a comment letting me know which Talbots necklace you’d like to win, and I’ll pick a randomly-generated winner on Monday (U.S. only – sorry international friends!). Talbots is also having a rare 50% off everything today. I find their items to be of very good quality and wish they made more extended sizing! My picks from the sale are this 100% cotton banana leaf dress that starts in Petite P (please note, sizing runs a little big and P = ~0/2) and the basic opaque hosiery (I pretty much live in the navy + black during cold weather…durable material that does not pill or tear).
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I originally had plans for fanciful heels, but after seeing the events schedule running from 10AM – midnight, practicality won over. These nude studded heels lengthen as much as 2.5″ possibly can, and lasted me through hours of dancing and exploring the pretty premises. Would highly recommend, but please note again these fit narrow and run about half a size small.

CT wedding1Good luck to those entering the giveaway! Please include just your first name and last initial, and no email addresses to prevent spam.

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  1. Roxy wrote:

    Beautiful wedding and great giveaway – thanks! I would be ecstatic with the Florette Cabochon Necklace πŸ™‚

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  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean! I think I would like your florette cabochon necklace pick in clay/multi gold! It really is both a loud statement, but also neutral enough to wear with anything. I love reading your blog and it is improving my style one post at a time. Thanks for all you do!

    Josephine W

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  3. Anonymous wrote:

    I like the Florette Cabochon necklace the best. Its a good size and I think versatile enough to be used for a casual outing or to wear at work.

    – Shitel C.

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  4. Elifnaz wrote:

    Beautiful pics! You look lovely

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  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Love ur blog. Ur style transcends petite. In fact I'm on the taller size… But ur blog had helped me re-think and refurbish my wardrobe a bit. Thanks for sharing.

    As for the giveaway, my choice would be the Filigree and Cabochon Station Necklace (thanks Talbots).

    Amy T

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  6. Beautiful photos, and stunning couple. You look stunning as usual and love your entire look. Thanks for sharing such an amazing giveaway and I love the necklace you have featured here, and also their Caviar-Link Necklace.

    Mad For Fashion For Less
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  7. Talbots has so many great necklaces it is hard to pick just one. My favorite is the Hammered-Disc Single-Strand Necklace, but the Coral & Bead Collar Necklace is a close second.

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  8. Such a pretty yellow color dress!
    Love the necklace you picked, too!

    Liz @
    Style Me Wednesday blog link-up

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  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi jean, I love the necklace you have on. Love your sense of style and always eager to read your blogs as you give full reviews on your outfits.;=cat70016&catId;=cat140088&sortKey;=Default&conceptIdUnderSale;=

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  10. Anonymous wrote:

    I love the Florette Cabochon necklace in this post! πŸ™‚ Olivia L

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  11. kateprs wrote:

    The Florette Cabochon Necklace is my favorite! It's so pretty, and I have one just like it on my wish-list. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Kate P @ A Journey in Style

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  12. I'd love to win the necklace you're wearing! I love Talbots and their collection! πŸ™‚

    Alexandra N.

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  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Definitely cabochon stone necklace!
    Fran B.

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  14. Jennifer B wrote:

    This is awesome. I really love Talbots. I think my favorite of all the necklaces they have right now is the Filigree & Cabochon Station Necklace. I am a little more into longer necklaces these days.

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  15. Jule T wrote:

    Hi Jean! I would love the Florette Cabochon Necklace. Thanks.

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  16. Anonymous wrote:

    The Florette Cabochon that you chose would be my pick, too. I think the slight marbelization in the stones gives it a more sophisticated look than some of the other similar necklaces you see out there. As always, a gorgeous look, lady! The color of that dress is great with your skin tone. Kelly H

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    I love that necklace with your heels! I've always wanted a pearl necklace, so if I win I would like the Freshwater Pearl necklace. Thanks! Nicole L.

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  18. CJ wrote:

    Hi Jean! Your photos look beautiful. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    I absolutely love the Double Strand Teardrop Necklace. I feel like this would dress up even the more casual tops in my closet. Always a plus when you're a lady on the go and need a little statement to compliment the rest of your outfit. πŸ™‚

    xo. Chelsea J.

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  19. The necklace in your post is beautiful – neutral, feminine, but not too fancy. I 'd pick that one!

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  20. Julie wrote:

    That dress is perfect. The color, the full skirt. Love it! So pretty.

    As for the giveaway, my favorite necklace is the Freshwater Pearl Necklace.

    Julie H

    Style by Joules

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  21. I actually like your necklace the best! I don't have any statement necklaces like that in my wardrobe and that one seems like a good stepping stone.

    Anna S.

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  22. Anonymous wrote:

    I'd love the Filigree & Cabochon Station Necklace! -Rachel G

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  23. I would pick the freshwater pearl necklace or the cabochon necklace you're giving away! πŸ™‚

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  24. I also love the Florette Cabochon Necklace that you are wearing! Would love to add it to my collection. Victoria T

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  25. Alice Han wrote:

    You're such an inspiration! I'd love the Double-Strand Bead Necklace, it's gorgeous!

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  26. Michelle R wrote:

    You guys look great! And very pretty scenery! I would be running to that windmill, too. :p

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  27. Ali K. wrote:

    I love the Hammered-Disc Triple-Strand Necklace!

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  28. I love the chain-link necklace. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  29. Angela J wrote:

    Love the sterling silver rose quartz! – Angela

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  30. Steph wrote:

    So many lovely necklaces! I would pick the Florette Cabochon Necklace in Clementine Multi/Gold. Thanks to you and Talbots for hosting this giveaway πŸ™‚

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  31. tashie wrote:

    Hi Jean, such great photos. I'd love the Florette Cabochon Necklace in clay!

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  32. Col wrote:

    Pretty photos! I would love to win the Natural Coral necklace in blue. –Colleen S.

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  33. Petite-ish wrote:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Jean! I'm loving the delicate Sterling Silver Cabochon & Chain Necklace πŸ™‚
    -Petiteish P.

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  34. Mai wrote:

    the Florette Cabochon Necklace is definitely my favorite.

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  35. vb wrote:

    I love the Cabochon necklace you have! The layout is so lovely.

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  36. Gorgeous photos and dress!I love the Florette Cabochon Necklace in Clay!

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  37. I would love the same necklace you're wearing in this post.

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  38. I love the Florette Cabochon Necklace in Clay!

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  39. The double strand bead necklace is calling my name! What a perfect venue and love your outfit as always. πŸ™‚

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  40. Love the Bead and Pave Link Torsade! That venue is gorgeous!

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  41. Beautiful! I love the freshwater pearl necklace!

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  42. Polly S. wrote:

    I love the Filigree & Cabochon Station Necklace!
    -Polly S

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  43. Janet Wu wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    Lovely photos- beautiful and classy, as always. I love the Gold Chain Link Necklace!

    -Janet W.

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  44. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks for posting this giveaway!
    I love the Freshwater Pearl Necklace w/ the double strands.
    The Sterling SIlver Cabochon & Chain Necklace is pretty striking too!
    Lily C.

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  45. Anonymous wrote:

    Love the Florette Cabochon Necklace, hope I am lucky to win it:-).

    – Weiying Z

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  46. I like the coral & bead collar necklace!

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  47. Grace wrote:

    I love the Florette Cabochon Necklace that you are wearing πŸ™‚


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  48. Hi Jean!
    Long time reader and excited about the Talbots necklace giveaway! If I'm the lucky one, I'd like the Filigree Drop Necklace in Bronze/Gold.
    My first name and last initial: MichelleR

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  49. Anonymous wrote:

    Love the necklace you are wearing.
    Sana R.

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply
  50. Anonymous wrote:

    Beautiful venue and photos! I'd love the same necklace you have featured in this blog.

    -Danica Y

    Posted 7.24.14 Reply

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