Monday, November 22, 2010

100th Post and Giveaway

     It's Anthrolife's 100th post! Um, finally. And looking back at this little blog's history, I am reminded of a few woulda-shoulda-couldas. Some items that I wish I had procured...but didn't. Some pictures I could have posted...but didn't. 
     You know, regrets, foibles, might-have-beens. Life, as the road not taken. Sliding doors.

Some recent regrets include the Babergh Dress, which is now woefully overpriced on Ebay. I just couldn't bring myself to buying one, since I didn't know what I'd look like in 6-9 months, post-baby. But isn't it just gorgeous?

Same with the Dagmar. Loved it, but wasn't sure where the post-baby-belly pendulum would swing to. A 2? a 4? a 6? No clue. Oh well.

So to celebrate my little milestone, I will host a giveaway with one of my favorite Anthro books, the Sartorialist by Scott Schuman, which is inspired by his website and fashion photography, both runway and street fashion. Love him!

 Here's how you enter:

1. Be a US resident (sorry, Canadians and other international friends!)

2. For one entry: Follow this blog, name your favorite post, and let me know in the comments. Include your email address in case you win.

3. For an additional entry: If you have a blog and would like an additional entry, send me a link mentioning this giveaway to your blog post. 

4. For even one more entry: Comment and send a picture of an item "that got away"--an Anthro item that you never bought but never forgot either. Send pictures to swingturtle at gmail dot com.

5. I will pick a winner on Sunday, November 28th, after 12 midnight, PST. Hopefully after eating lots of leftover garlic mashed potatoes. The winner will be announced on Monday November 29th.


  1. Congrats on hitting your 100th post!

    Ooh love the sartorialist! I think my favorite post or set of posts were from your recent travels! I looove seeing pics and hearing about places I've never been before.

    Email addy is on my blog :)

  2. Congrats on reaching 100 posts!

    My favorite post of yours is the DIY Anthro Ruffles, It was very creative.


  3. Congrats on hitting the 100th post mark! My favorite posts from you are your pictures from Prague. The photos are so pretty!

  4. Sorry, I forgot to include my email: khann109(at)gmail(dot)com. =)

  5. I love the idea of giving away a great book! I love your blog. You have a way with words that has me laughing out loud at many occasions. In a good way, of course!! My favorite post recently was Prague Part II and Budapest. The pictures were great, and your descriptions were even better!

    I'm a follower of the blog, and my email is lasitera (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. i really liked your blow-by-blow American Idol reports. They were witty and sometimes biting. I can't even remember who won now, but I do have the image of crazy crystal bowersox burned into my memory. did she win? didn't think so. well, she got some new choppers out of it, at least. my email is I think i might have this little competition licked.

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post! I've been reading your blog for a while but my favorite post was when you announced that you were going to be a mommy! Things like that melt my heart :)

    For me, the item that got away was the flights of swans dress from last winter. I am on a forever quest to have that dress in my closet.

  8. Congrats on this fun milestone with your blog! I think my favorite post was when you posted about your new house, it was just beautiful and I really liked the layout. It seems like you have endless possibilities with it!!
    I've been eyeing this book for a while so would love to win it!!

    p.s. I think it's just too darn adorable that on Anthro's sale day you went and bought clothes for your little one who has yet to get here. ridiculously cute!

  9. I am a pretty new follower. I think my fav post was the diy ruffle tanks. Great idea!
    Good luck with your pregnancy. I just had my second little one not long ago!

  10. Hey Shelia!

    Congrats and love the Sartorialist blog and book!

    I especially liked your post about Tavi, cause you introduced me to someone else to enjoy and follow.
    I have to say I loved your recent traveling posts too - I missed out on Prague and have always wanted to go so I got to enjoy via your pics.

    Scooter will be looking fine when she arrives!

    Already a follower:!


  11. Hi Sheila! I'm a follower and I've been meaning to get out of Google Reader and come over to comment. One of my favorite posts of yours is seeing your pictures from Prague Part II and Budapest. Beautiful!

    Enjoy your final month of pregnancy!

    mtedford at alum dot rpi dot edu

  12. I do own this book already, so I'm not entering, but I just wanted to say congratulations on your 100th post! I have been reading your blog since way back in April (though I suppose you wouldn't know from my awful commenting skills) and always enjoy seeing your posts pop up in my reader :) Looking forward to reading the next 100!

  13. Hi Sheila - I'm a lurker here & enjoy your blog. I would love to have the Sartorialist book.

    I also enjoyed seeing your pictures from Prague Part II & Budapest. Congrats on your pregnancy. My daughter's B'day is Jan 11th and we're very close. You're in for a treat.

    Tweedy011 at aol dot com