Showing posts with label holiday buying guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday buying guide. Show all posts

Saturday, November 16, 2013

#spon @Ascending1 wants YOU to Fall in Love with @IGIGI with a $75 Holiday Shopping Spree! {#Giveaway} #Fashion

#Sponsored - Prizes are being sponsored by:

IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Logo

By now it's no surprise just how much I love IGIGI by Yuliya as I have been wearing their Fashion quite a bit and sharing my pictures with you from events that I have been proudly wearing clothing by IGIGI Style. From dresses to separates to career and outwear and pretty much everything in between, there is literally something for everyone at IGIGI.

IGIGI clothes are cut with Curvy Women in mind, and are not only figure flattering, but always on trend! No more 'Moo-Moo's' or tunics ladies!  IGIGI clothes are not about HIDING your figure, they are all about ENHANCING it and showing it off!

I am in love with their Fall Collection and have worn quite a few pieces from this collection to various events and have felt confident and received tons of compliments. Here are some photos of me wearing pieces from IGIGI's Fall Collection (others are not in the fall collection but I am providing direct links to all pieces featured):

Ascending Butterfly wearing IGIGI Miwa Top and Penelope Skirt
Ascending Butterfly is wearing the IGIGI Miwa Top in Black, (the top with comes with the Obi-Belt Sash pictured) and the matching IGIGI Penelope Pencil Skirt in Malachite Green.

Ascending Butterfly wears IGIGI Miwa Top in Black and Penelope Skirt in Malachite Green
Same outfit as above!

Ascending Butterfly is wearing the IGIGI Margherita Wrap Dress in Turquoise
Ascending Butterfly is wearing the IGIGI Margherita Wrap Dress in Turquoise

Ascending Butterfly is wearing the IGIGI Luella top in Red
Left: Ascending Butterfly (with hair in bun) is wearing the IGIGI Luella top in Red, this color is no longer available but the top is available in 'Garden Green' HERE

Which item from the Fall Collection is your personal fave? (Commenting here with a link to your favorite piece in the Fall Collection will get you extra credit entries in the giveaway! Woot! Woot!)

My Take:

I only have one problem with IGIGI, I like EVERYTHING! Definitely a good problem to have right? Usually us 'curvies' have trouble finding clothes that not just fit but actually flatter, with IGIGI I can tell you I haven't found an outfit I don't like. I'm a huge fan of separates because of their versatility, but with IGIGI I have actually been wearing more dresses and skirts which I used to shy away from until now! I feel more confident in IGIGI and find myself reaching for them each and every time I go into my closet. They are definitely helping me win the battle of the age old closet dilemma of 'not having anything to wear'!




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I want you to fall in love with IGIGI too, and when I told my friends at IGIGI that November is our annual holiday buying guide month, they wanted to join in the fun and give one lucky Ascending Butterfly Reader a gift certificate to have a shopping spree of their own just in time for the holidays! (Ladies they have some beaded gowns that will knock your socks off for New Years Eve!)

Enter using the Rafflecopter Widget Below:

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FTC Disclosure: This giveaway is being sponsored by IGIGI, prize fulfillment will be handled directly by sponsor. Ascending Butterfly and giveaway sponsors are not responsible for lost, late or mis-directed mail. One entry per Household. No Purchase Necessary. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and reside in the United States. All opinions are 100% my own. Fashions were provided to Ascending Butterfly for Editorial Consideration.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may visit our full giveaway and disclosure page for complete policy information.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

#ad: I got celebrated with a #StaplesSymphony and YOU get a chance to win a $100 @Staples Gift Card! {#Giveaway}

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My night at the New York Philharmonic must have started something because I recently had the chance to turn an everyday errand into something pretty grand! A visit to Staples Flagship New York City Store in Manhattan to buy replacement Printer Ink Cartridges resulted in me being celebrated by a 20 piece orchestra! Before you say 'just another day in New York' I have to tell you it was pretty out of the ordinary!

Aside from those old 'you're the millioneth customer' balloon greetings, it's not everyday any retailer just opts to celebrate every single customer that walks in the door! Nevertheless with a full on orchestra! It took mostly everyone by surprise as you can see in the video below:

What few people know about me is that I've been a digital Entrepreneur in some form or another since late High School/early College, I've run a Graphic Design firm, a Translation and Transcription Service, and was running an internet professional association that went international in the late 90's! Your butterfly has been at this for a long time now lovelies; and in my latest career incarnation (or is that incarnations since it's way more than one thing I'm dabbling in at the moment): a Career/Life Coach, Freelance Writer, Social Media Consultant and of course Lifestyle Blogger. I'm no stranger to Office Supply stores that's for sure, but Staples does tend to always be my go-to, and before green became a buzzword, I was participating in the Staples Ink Recycling program since they first offered it!

Check out the #StaplesSymphony! Photo Credit: Tilson Public Relations

Did you know?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Each year Staples recycles 65 million ink and toner cartridges!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Each year sells approximately 10 million ink and toner cartridges and 45 million in store! (that's a lot of ink!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Staples retail stores carry 650 SKUS for Ink AND Toner and on you can find 4,000 (double the amount since 2012!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You can hop on the Reward train and join Staples Rewards where members printer ink cartridges and toner supply orders SHIP FREE when ordered online + members can earn 5% back in Staples Rewards!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - $2 in Staples Rewards for EACH ink and toner cartridge recycled.

I actually have two active printers right now (I print A LOT!) I use one exclusively for images (Kodak) and the other (HP) for contracts, event invites and office stuff! I needed replacement ink for the one I use most often for office printing, this one:

HP Deskjet 3052A Printer

I like to stock up on the combo pack and just before I have to open the last combo pack I go buy three more so I never run out when I need to print something important! This is the one I normally select:

HP Combo Pack Ink Cartridges 61
Of course it's this one, there's a BUTTERFLY on the box! :-)

Here is the video of my #StaplesSymphony Shopping Experience:

My Take:

While the nature of my entrepreneurial endeavors may change and fluctuate, the one thing I know for sure is that I can find what I need to keep my home office supplied in style with Staples! Did you know they re-designed their site? Making it easier to navigate and find your rewards, with a faster search and checkout and MORE products and deals! You can use the hashtag #newandimproved to tweet @Staples and let them know what you think of the new site!

Get Social:

Visit to find a store near you or place an ink or toner order online (don't forget to sign up for Staples Rewards first if you don't already have a rewards card), you can check out their latest promotions, news and giveaways via Facebook and Twitter! (And don't forget to get your extra credit entries in the rafflecopter giveaway below for following Staples on their social pages!)

Staples Gift Card

Win It:

Use the rafflecopter form below to enter for the chance to win a $100 Staples Gift Card! Use it to purchase Office Supplies or Holiday Gifts, the choice is YOURS!

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What will you buy if you win the $100 Staples Gift Card Butterfly?

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FTC Disclosure: Staples has provided Ascending Butterfly a gift card for Editorial Consideration and is providing one Ascending Butterfly reader a gift card as well, however all opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may visit our full giveaway and disclosure page for complete policy information. Ascending Butterfly and giveaway sponsors are NOT responsible for lost, late, or mis-directed mail, one entry per household.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Featured #Handbag in the Spotlight: It's YOUR choice! Win a $100 @wilsonsleather Gift Card with @Ascending1

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Happy Holidays Butterflies! I didn't want you think that we forgot about the Featured Handbag in the Spotlight Feature for November! This time we are doing a unique twist, I'm not featuring a specific bag, I'm letting you select the star!

As most of you know I spent most of my 2012 in and out of the hospital. Hospital food coupled with not even wanting to eat most days meant I lost quite a bit of weight, and this winter the first thing I realized is that my winter coat was a bit too big and this year I needed a brand new coat.

So given the choice, despite the fact I always have leather handbags on my brain, I did the practical thing and opted for a new coat, and I couldn't be happier! I've been a longtime fan of Wilsons. As a teen, as soon as I started earning my own money, my very first handbag purchase was a Wilsons Leather handbag I purchased at my favorite mall. I loved that bag, and fell in love Wilsons too, I went on to buy many of my coats and leather blazers and handbags at Wilsons Leather both in store and then eventually online. I am thoroughly familiar with the quality of their leather and how well their products stand the test of time. That first handbag I bought from them as a teenager I actually passed along to someone not long ago and it was still in such great shape it looked new on the inside and out! It was just too small for my day to day needs now, but it was literally no worse for wear.

Here is the coat I opted on:

Wilsons Leather Hooded Leather Jacket with Fur Trim Back View
Wilsons Leather Ultimate hooded Faux Shearling Leather Jacket - Back

Wilsons Leather Hooded Leather Jacket with Fur Trim
Wilsons Leather Ultimate hooded Faux Shearling Leather Jacket - Front

Say hello to the Wilsons Ultimate hooded Faux-Shearling Leather Jacket! The leather is 100% genuine leather, the fur trim is faux shearling and 100% warm, cozy and inviting. This jacket is super comfortable, and very warm and the hood doesn't fall down as I walk, when I have it up it stays up (no dorky string either). I can't tell you just how much I love this coat, if they decide to add it in other colors I would totally get it in every color! Look at the shaping and detaling on this coat!

I have worn it everywhere so far! Here is a picture of me wearing it:

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Ascending Butterfly wearing Wilsons Leather Ultimate Hooded Faux Shearling Genuine Leather Jacket

My Take:

I have received tons of compliments on this jacket! I also wanted to point out that this one really runs true to size, I've purchased from them enough to know I usually have to size up (and if you read reviews this is across the board and not restricted to one type of sizing), with this after reading the measurements I opted not to size up and I was worried at first that it might not leave me the room necessary for heavier sweaters, but I'm glad I didn't size up, this fits well with winter weight wool business jackets and thicker sweaters underneath, so if you are buying this one, order it in your true size, do not size up it won't be necessary. It's super warm, but it's NOT overly heavy or bulky when wearing it or removing it if you are carrying it around indoors when you take it off. I absolutely love it! I'd totally love to see this one in a Red color!

Win It:

Our friends at Wilsons Leather wanted to join in on the Holiday Fun and offer 1 lucky reader the chance to win a $100 Gift Card that you can use to purchase anything your heart desires in store or online! Buy a great new handbag or put it toward a new coat or jacket with their great pricing and frequent sales the sky really is the limit on how far that gift card could stretch!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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FTC Disclosure: I was provided product to facilitate my review and for the giveaway. The sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor. However all opinions are 100% my own. Questions about our Disclosure? Please visit:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Win a Gund BOO and a mini BOO too! {@Rafflecopter #Giveaway}


I have fellow Blogger to thank for getting me hooked on all things Boo! I was on Facebook one day, totally minding my business, and I saw a picture of Boo the dog, and it was love at first BOO!  BOO is a tres adorbs Pomerian with a BIG personality, and everyday BOO would share his impressions of his world, life with his mom and doggie room mate Buddy. What I love about his facebook posts is that you get to see his world from his perspective. While I'm doing better now, and only check in weekly, when I first found out about BOO I checked in daily for new posts and pictures!

It's the real BOO in the center of a sea of mini-boo plush toys by Gund! He's doing an 'ET'! Remember that ET puzzle?

As you know unless you've lived under a social media and real world rock, BOO is a sensation, and not just an internet sensation, but he has books ( Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog and Boo: Little Dog in the Big City) and his own Gund stuffed animals! I haven't been able to work up to getting a new dog since my Rottie passed, but I made room in my heart and my home for a super cute Gund plush stuffed animal BOO and a mini Boo too!

Sleeping BOOty - Is this not cute overload? :)

Not only is being 'the cutest dog in the world' garnering BOO a ton of attention, he has also posed for the online boutique Tobi as well as posing for pictures to raise money for the charity Operation Smile! Way to go BOO, now that's using your Social Media Influence for Social Good!

BOO has even been on Good Morning America! Check out this clip of his appearance:

 My Take:

I'm obsessed with all things BOO! And the GUND brand is the destination for premium plush toys! When I was little I loved the Gund's MONCHHICHI as well as the Curious George plush toys! And I doubt any trip to a zoo would be complete without a new GUNDimal right?

Get Social With It:
There are TONS of ways to get social with Boo and Gund!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - GUND on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - @GottaGettaGUND on Twitter
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Gund1898′s channel on YouTube
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - GUND on Pinterest
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - BOO on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - @BoothecutestDog on Twitter
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Boo on Pinterest

Win it:

8" Tall Gund Boo Plush Toy!

Don't you just love BOO and Gund? I do too! And our friends at Gund want you to have some Boo in your life this holiday season. Win a full sized Gund Boo Plush Toy AND a mini Boo too! 1 lucky winner will get an 8" tall, huggably soft and totally CUTE Gund Boo Plush Toy as well as a cute stocking stuffer sized mini Boo! (This way you can keep one and give the other to a special little one in your life, or a Boo obsessed BFF!)

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter, as always our first entry is super easy, how much extra credit you want to do is up to you, but with all this cuteness how could you possibly not want to put in some extra credit entries?

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Can't wait to win? Gotta have all things BOO right now? Nab your Boo at a great price below:

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FTC Disclosure: No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. GUND provided a product  sample for the Review & Giveaway and they will be responsible for prize fulfillment to the winner. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This Giveaway is brought to you by GUND and Ascending Butterfly and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Ascending Butterfly is not responsible for lost or mis-directed mail. There are amazon affiliate links used in this post.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Delights! LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

I'm a total LUSHIE! For those in the know when it comes to the finest handmade cosmetics and skincare, my revelation doesn't mean I need AA, it just means I'm addicted to all things LUSH. Their fresh handmade cosmetics have fun names, smell divine, and make you both look and feel fantastic. It's aromatherapy for the mind, body and soul because their products are so uplifting!

I have been asked quite a bit this week about 'last minute' gifts and 'hard to shop fors' and my recommendation remains the same, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics! Do you have a teacher to shop for? (trust me when I tell you they'd prefer apple scented body treats to an actual apple!) Letter Carrier? Did a co-worker you least expected to give you a holiday gift end up surprising you? I would advise you to stock up year round so you already have these things on hand, but with both an online presence as well as convenient brick and mortar locations you can't go wrong with Lush. There is something for everyone! And better still, they have pre-made gift sets that are delightfully packaged which is a total blessing for last minute shoppers.

Last month I had a chance to check out the launch of the 'Lush Fresh 15' and I posted a review of those products HERE. I gave you guys a sneak peak of a cute holiday gift idea, and now that I've tried it all out I thought I'd give you some feedback!

About Christmas Delights

Christmas Delights is a super cute gift tin created by the elves at Lush, the gift tin includes: 

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Angel's Delight Soap 3.5 oz - This one uses Tangerine Oil, which gives a nice pick me up on a cold winter morning!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Candy Cane soap 3.5 oz - This soap is a perfect blend of English Peppermint Oil and sweet almond oil, if you want your body to smell like Christmas or for your spouse to want to lick you, this soap is it! ;-)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Heavanilli Massage Bar 1.9 oz - I'm a total addict of Lush Massage Bars, they go on like silk, your skin will drink this without ending up all greasy feeling and you will want one for your purse, desk at work as well as home, I can tell you that whoever you gift this set to, will love it for this alone! With natural shea and cocoa butter, it emits a warm scent of jasmine, vanilla and tonka. And as they only use Fair Trade Shea Butter, it's a double delight! The only complaint most people have regarding this product is that they don't make it BIGGER, it's that awesome!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Snow Fairy Shower Gel 3.3 fl. oz - A sweet bubblegum and cotton candy scent mixed in with iridiscent glitter, lather up in mounds of sparkly pink bubbles, you can wash your body or hair with this, and if you like to layer, do both!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub 3.5 oz - Scented with perfume from Ylang Flowers and mimosa blossom and made with Coconut Oil (reduces symptoms of psoriasis and eczema, this oil also provides natural balance to the skin) and Beeswax absolute (known for it's soothing, protective and antiseptic properties)  your skin will probably send you a Thank You Letter. Seriously.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vanilla Delite Body Lotion 3.5 oz - So everytime I use this I get the over-whelming urge to sing 'Groove is in the Heart' by Deee Lite (since I'm always thinking music my nickname as 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ totally fits), This smooth blended Vanilla Moisturizer contains Illipe Butter (moisturizes and restores skin flexibility), Hawaiin Tamanu and Monoi Oils, and Organic Coconut Water, this body lotion is a perfect follow up to the Candy Cane Soap!

The aromatherapy will lift your mood and who can resist the tin? While I was not able to nab a reader giveaway this time around, the LUSH Christmas Delights Gift Tin is definitely a holiday gift guide pick!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a Sponsored Post. A gift tin was provided to Ascending Butterfly Free of Charge for editorial consideration. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

{CLOSED} Pair of Marc Joseph New York Shoes of YOUR Choice Giveaway - Mens or Womens - 2 Winners! Ends 12/30

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Marc Joseph New York! We look forward to working with you again.
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Ascending Butterfly's 2011 Holidays Buying Guide, Giveaway #12 brought to you by:

Start Your New Year on a COMFORTABLE Foot

Remember when I told you I was on the hunt for grey boots to match my favorite Kooba bag? We all know how the Universe works, you tell it exactly what you want and well sometimes you get TWO. I found two grey boots I fell in love with this season, and when I find something super fab I totally have to share!

This time around it's both a flat and a bootie from a company that gives back 10% of its profits to local charities (including an after school program + a charity that helps people pay their electricity and gas bills), they also donate to national charities like the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

For me, knowing my purchases are making a wider difference is very important to me. And for me this is doubly so with Marc Joseph NY, as Ascending Butterfly is NY based as well so I know my purchases are helping my local community and that is truly a fantastic feeling!

About Marc Joseph NY

Founded in 2006, and headquartered in the heart of Manhattan, Marc Joseph NY has become one of the hottest Brand names for Luxury Footwear in the U.S as well as internationally. Father and Son Duo (if you are sensing a trend this holiday season with us featuring family owned brands you are right!), Marc, and his son and the company's Creative Director, Joseph,  work hard to design shoes that are unique, but also practical. Together they ensure that the comfort and fit is nothing less than perfect. The shoe collections are named after famous intersections and popular destinations in Manhattan & New York City.

While some of you may already recognize the name for their wildly popular driving shoes, the line is so much more!

About Union Street Suede

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Genuine leather
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Goatskin lining
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Gel heel insert for optimized comfort
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Padded footbed
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Handstitched
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Runs half size full
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Designed in NYC. Crafted in Brazil

Here is a pic of me wearing the Marc Joseph NY Union Street Suede Shoe in the 'Amber' Color:

Ascending Butterfly wearing Marc Joseph NY Union Street Suede Shoe in 'Amber' color!

I'm sure that grin has alot to do with my comfortable feet! :)
About the Gramercy Bootie

Marc Joseph NY Gramercy Bootie

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grey Leather Bootie with Suede Pleate Detail
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 3 Inch Heel Height
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Genuine leather
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Padded Footbed
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Handstitched
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Runs true to size
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Designed in NYC. Crafted in Brazil

I have worn these to several events, but no one took a 'long shot', so I definitely owe you guys a picture wearing these!

Mens: Park Avenue

Marc Joseph NY Mens Park Avenue Shoe

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Genuine Leather
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Goatskin Lining
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Handstitched
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Removable cushioned footbed
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Superior Arch Support
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Hugs foot without gapping
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Runs true to size
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Designed in NYC. Crafted in Brazil

Didn't think I'd forget my guys did you?

 My Take:

From the sleek, very New York, black packaging with gold logo and signature tissue paper inside, you know you and your feet are in for a treat the moment the box arrives. You don't have to pour over tons of user reviews to figure out what size you'll need because the site tells you which styles run larger and which are true to size. I went up a half size for the Union Street Suede Flats and the Gramercy Booties run true to size, I did not need to size up for those. So I asked the Universe to deliver a great grey boot and I found two! I wonder if that works the same way for the powerball?

I can't think of anyone on your shopping list that wouldn't be totally delighted to find a pair of Marc Joseph New York Shoes under the tree! And I'm happy we get to include the guys in the fun this time around with the great selection of men's shoes!

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Marc Joseph NY would like to give 2 lucky winners the shoe of their choice, MENS OR WOMEN based on in stock size availability!

Don't you just ♥ Marc Joseph NY?  I know I do!

Love what you see and can't wait to find out if you won? Can't say I blame you! How about a Discount?

Get a 15% off discount on your next order with the code: Asc11Holidaypromo

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Marc Joseph New York and select any other item aside from the Gramercy for women, the Union Street Suede for women and the Park Avenue for men and provide the URL LINK to it!  (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes. No purchase necessary. One entry per Household, see Ascending Butterfly Giveaway Rules and Disclosure Policy HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Tuesday, December 20, 2011 until Tuesday, December 30, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - In honor of shoes, tell us about your all time favorite pair of shoes or boots!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join the Ascending Butterfly Blog Frog Community HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our NEW Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you have our old one, please swap it out, our URL address has changed!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Ascending1 on Twitter

Tweet This:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @Ascending1 + Marc Joseph NY #Shoes Mens or womens style #Giveaway! 2 Winners! Ends 12/30 #footwear -

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.) Please remember we do not process twitter entries from PRIVATE accounts. If your account is private we will not process your twitter entries. NO exceptions so please do not email us regarding this policy.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Marc Joseph New York  on Facebook HERE (Tell them what your favorite pair is that you are trying to win from Ascending Butterfly) - Be sure you leave the link to your comment here for extra credit. (You can get the link the same way you do on twitter, press on the time you left the comment on their facebook wall, and when the page fully loads, highlight and copy the URL address and then paste it into the comment field here). If you say "I wrote on their wall" and do not leave the link that Extra Credit Entry will NOT be processed.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog -This is ONE time per giveaway, NOT daily.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another active giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you commented on a non-giveaway entry? Let me know which one here and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway:  This is NOT a sponsored promotion. NO compensation has been received  from the sponsor in exchange for this post. The sponsors are fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. All opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor. An Affiliate Link is used for EZ Win game.