Vix caftans + Shopbop $100 giveaway!

…and you’re going to really want that hundie when you look at some of these fanny-skimming caftans from Shopbop.

[Vix Swimwear Toulouse caftan, $143 + Vix Swimwear Pisa Dakar caftan, $143 + Vix Swimwear Ikat Vintage caftan cover-up, $242.]

It’s still frigid up in good old VT; bathroom heaters are in full effect and pastiness abounds. However, that’s not stopping me from getting back in the swing of my “Hey: Imma wear a bathing suit cover-up as a dress this summer” ritual for when it decides to get toastier than the space inside Jambi‘s turban. Mecca lecca hi mecca hiney ho!

Those Vix caftans should whet your whistle. But let’s explore a different price point for items to spill melty Dirty Bananas on: the Matthew Williamson Escape collection. [Score one point for ‘dirty bananas’ Google searches.]

[Matthew Williamson Escape cover up tunic, $475 + Utility cover up pants, $495 + Strapless cover up jumpsuit, $996.]


[L Space Stardust print fringe one-piece in print, $141 + solid, $132.]

So now it’s time to talk giveaway, because you probably want to stop being petted and just get fed. Just leave me a comment from now until Friday, April 8th, when I’ll randomly draw a winner for the gift card. Boom!


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59 Responses to “Vix caftans + Shopbop $100 giveaway!”

  1. Melissa Cigol
    March 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    As of now I have a pretty chance of WINNING! :)

  2. Melissa Cigol
    March 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm #


  3. Jessica
    March 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Love your blog! I started following it this winter and am totally hooked! You guys rock!

  4. March 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Annnnd I’m back to stalk your blog again, hope all’s been well :)

  5. Kelly
    March 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Oh how exciting! My summer wardrobe could use some serious help!

  6. MLE
    March 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Wow, great idea on the bathing suit cover-up as a dress! Will definitely be trying that this summer :)

  7. March 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Great giveaway! Shopbop has been killing me with its “your wishlist is on sale” emails. Did you see the Vix swim event on gilt today?

  8. Rebecca
    March 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Are you kidding me??? Yes please to the gift card.

  9. March 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    yes yes and yes. although, if i win i probs won’t buy any fanny skimming caftans. my pregnancy booty is starting to show. 😉

    thanks for the great offer!


    ps. LOVE.ING those suits!

  10. Kristin
    March 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Do you know that Matthew Williamson jumpsuit would match perfectly with the sunshine in my soul?

    Which is good because the weather man just said something about snow in the forecast…

  11. March 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    I could dig a $100 gift card. If I win, does that mean I have to split it with Laura? 😉

  12. March 30, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    you know what i do whenever there’s a giveaway? before i even formally enter, i go to the website with the honest-to-god intention of just makin’ a few clicks, pokin’ around, five minute tops.

    an hour+ later, i’ve added about 47 too many items to my “hypothetical” (read: keep dreaming, kiira) shopping cart, then lose sleep thinking about how much drastically BETTER my life would be if i owned items 1 through 47 (or at least 46). so hey, i’m a masochist. nothing to see here!

    now that i’ve totally polluted the comment feed, i’m going to get back to shopping with monopoly money.

  13. March 30, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    I want it. My glaring white body needs to be covered…not sure $100’ll do it, but it’s a good start.


  14. Wendy
    March 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Encouragement! Need it, want it, gotta have it! W~

  15. March 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    Oh. YES. Sign me up, mamacita. Me like-a da hundy indeeeedy.


  16. March 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    Omgoodness. I’ve never shopped there. Always scared I can’t pull anything off. I’m old. But now that I decided to turn 24 this year instead of 23 or 37 I can totally pull some of it off.

    I’ll post this on my blog for ya. No bribes. Bribing would include me offering to name a child after Eli. But I’m done.

    Also you’re hair looks super fly today and omg your skin!!!! Are you a chair cause that body is rockin!!!!

    I’m not ashamed

  17. March 30, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    don’t mind if i do…love the new site! y’all are so official now.

    Also: someone wrote C+C with a heart around it in chalk on the sidewalk in front of my building and i always think of you when i pass it.

  18. Sheila
    March 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    Ooh, love the ikat one…

  19. Margie C
    March 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Working out my pasty legs so they’ll look super sexy in one of those caftans!

  20. FaithJ
    March 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    Shaka-laka! Spring is here and my closet is calling for Shopbop! Thanks for this great giveaway and the chance to win!

  21. Jessica
    March 31, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    Re: How to get most comments ever.

    And I’m the THIRD Jessica???? what what what what what what

  22. Mary Anne
    March 31, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    I mean… EVERYday should start off with a Pee Wee’s Playhouse reference.

  23. Adele
    March 31, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    Hey Carrie! I’m 5 weeks (or less) away from having my first child so I could definitely use a little Shopbob love and some post-pregnancy garb!

  24. Mer
    March 31, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Love the new look of the website! What a generous giveaway. After commenting to try to win something, that means I can’t keep lurking huh?

  25. jen
    March 31, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    this is in honor of cowboy curtis and pterri.
    love the new website!

  26. audrey
    March 31, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    whistle is whetted and fingers are crossed. love the new website!

  27. sue
    March 31, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    I also love Karen’s style – extra points if you can identify the designer of the maxi skirt she wore on the road trip. I want it!

  28. March 31, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Wishing for bird legs like yours so I can wear anything skimpy this summer.
    When you coming to visit the sunny South!?

  29. Danielle
    March 31, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    It would be a life saver knowing that some gorgeous shopbop item would be in my luggage while I embark on a 26 hour adventure down under for my younger cousin’s nuptials.

    (::grumble grumble:: I’m not bitter. No, really I’m not jealous at all. But seriously, TWENTY SIX HOURS of flying.)

    Maybe with the little ikat number I could pick up my own piece of aussie hunkage to make the trip that much more memorable?! A girl can dream…

  30. Jen
    March 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    Yes please!!! The caftans are calling me….

  31. March 31, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    whaddup bum bag

    ahem hem:

    fanny [ˈfænɪ]
    n pl -nies Slang
    1. Taboo Brit the female genitals
    2. Chiefly US and Canadian the buttocks
    [perhaps from Fanny, pet name from Frances]
    Usage: Despite the theory that this word derives from the name `Fanny’, its use in British English is still considered taboo by many people, and is likely to cause offence. In the US the word refers to the buttocks. Serious misunderstanding may therefore arise when what people in Britain know as a `bumbag’ is referred to in the US as a `fanny pack’


  32. March 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    by randomly i hope you mean ME…a fellow very devoted shop bopee

    ps im going to be in nyc april 10th-20th for work..u should go there so we can drink a bottle of wine (each) together!

  33. Ada
    April 1, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    Oh yes! Caftans please! Awesome giveaway.

  34. Anna
    April 1, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Yes, I absolutely need a caftan from Shopbop!

  35. April 1, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Toot toot here goes nothing! This could force me to buy a new pair of flats… lost one shoe running for the bus this morning. Bus driver was laughing when I hopped on the bus complaining about my shoes being a half size too big! Damn you, business wardrobe! xoxo

  36. Emma
    April 1, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    So pretty! Can you believe I have lived on the west coast almost my whole life and do not yet own a caftan/proper beach cover-up?!

    Love the new site!

  37. Devin
    April 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Love the blog, but help a soon-to-be college grad out!

  38. Heather E
    April 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    ahhh…those one-pieces with fringe are awesome! i hope i win…thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  39. Anne-Marie T
    April 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    So pretty for Spring/Summer !

  40. Sarah
    April 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    love love love the Vix caftans. And the new format is pretty sweet!

  41. Kelly
    April 2, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    Love your site. Usually read while drinking box wine, admit. Why do I love the nearly $1,000 thing?!

  42. leanne
    April 2, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    i love this new format

  43. leanne
    April 2, 2011 at 10:46 am #


    check out this oscar de la renta caftan @ bergdorf goodman, I think you will like it. Oscar de la Renta
    Moroccan Caftan, Orange ohh and it’s only 150

  44. April 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Wow this sounds good…I hope I win this giveaway…fingers crossed…


  45. Amber
    April 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Oh my gosh, this would be awesome to win! I have my eye on a pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes 😉 Thanks so much.

  46. Jennifer
    April 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm #


  47. Marianne
    April 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    It’s so funny because whenever I think of kaftans, your blog always comes to mind. I was in Morocco last year, basically land of kaftans, which I hope someday you get a chance to go.

  48. Quito
    April 3, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Phew…made it back from vacation in time for this!

  49. Susie
    April 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    I would love a new cover up! These are so fun!

  50. April 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    I am just dying over that one piece fringed bathing suit, flipping adorable!! :)
    xo Lynzy

  51. April 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    Hell yes! Planning a trip to South Beach, booty-skimming caftan is a necessity!

    loving the new site, looks awesome!

  52. Cami
    April 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Does the fact that your middle name happens to be my maiden name give me a boost? I love Shop Bop and my favorite girl’s wish list, too!

  53. Maggie
    April 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    I’ve never won anything. No lottery, no elementary school spelling bee, no concert tickets…Charlie Sheen would not look at me and say, ‘Winning’ because, alas, I am not.

    BUT perhaps my luck is changing and somehow my name will be pulled from whatever nifty hat/bowl/contraption you end up putting the names in, or perhaps smart lil’ Eli will paw at my name, letting you know that it’s ME that should win. ME ME ME!!

    Tee hee :-0

  54. Victoria
    April 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    Me needeth a gift card to spend on my swimmers addiction!


  55. April 6, 2011 at 3:23 am #

    Ok, I’ll give it a whirl again, but again, I never win things. But here it goes, because you know how much I LOVE me some Shopbop. 😉

  56. Tran Nguyen
    April 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Wonderful giveaway.
    I want to get a new top by Marc Jacobs.
    Count me in please

  57. Nguyen Nguyen
    April 6, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Nellenna Top is my favorite, I want it bad

  58. rachel
    April 7, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    does it get any more frivilously ridiculously perfect than the L Space Stardust fringe one piece? except maybe for that matthew williamson escape tunic…fanny skimming summer dressing season has begun!!

  59. Liz M.
    April 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the Escape tunic!

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