Honestly, the competition was fierce and the decision, even harder. We would like to give a huge thank you to all the amazing bloggers who participated in our first giveaway. We have loved reading every last comment and whole heartedly appreciate the creativity and effort put into winning this necklace! Being a libra, I have THE HARDEST time making decisions, and when it comes to art and fashion, Amy is right by my side. There are so many directions we could have taken this contest…do we choose the most creative response, the one that put in the most time and effort? Or do we go with the person whose outfit was head to toe what we would have chosen to show off this statement piece? In the end it was a combination of creativity, wit, and funky style (which we know you all posess)which brought us to our top four finalists. After narrowing it down, we decided to leave the rest up to fate and chose the winner of those four from a hat, plain and simple, nice and easy. You might say we took the easy way out, cowards! Eh, we’ll take it…

Congratulations to Lia from Strawberry Fields Forever for being the winner of our very first giveaway! Below is a photo of the ever so darling, aspiring designer from Spain and her winning sketch. We love the idea of an all black mini with structured shoulders paired with black caged heals, the perfect backdrop for an outstanding accessory!

We’d like to give a shout out to our three runner’s up:-Natalie from Natalie off Duty, we can fully envision her showcasing this necklace, long sleek hair, slouchy black slacks, simple white tank and the perfect black blazer.-Lauren Elizabeth at arielandralph. Having studied African art and culture, we know she would have done something daring for NYE donning this piece.-Nadia over at FrouFrouu…”black textured shoulder cape, fingers dripping with silver rings,” we have no doubt the necklace would have added that extra magic to such a mouth watering description of an outfit!

Thank you to everyone who has, and continues to show their support by commenting, following, and even just reading our blog, we appreciate you!!

Wishing everyone a fantastic New Year’s Eve, we can’t wait to hear/see how you all ring in the New Year!

Xx love from San FranciscoAlex and Amy** We want to give a big ‘ol thank ya to our soul sister Carey from Corks and Caftans for her sweet write up on Refuses to Label. If you love fashion, wine, wit and beauty…you’ll be pleased to have Carey and Rob on your daily blog roll!