May 27, 2010

Win a $100 gift card to Shopbop, to spend on Elizabeth and James (or anything else you like)!

Do you love Elizabeth and James clothing? I sure do! And so do Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen! As the designers behind Elizabeth and James, these two ladies have been spotted several times sporting their own label, as seen on Shopbop shoptalk.

If you're also a fan of the brand, you're in luck! Breakfast at Saks has teamed with Shopbop to give away a $100 gift card, to put towards the purchase of any Elizabeth and James item you like (or anything else on Shopbop)! All you have to do is go to Shopbop and find your favorite Elizabeth and James item. Then come back here and leave a comment that answers the question:

Which Elizabeth and James item from Shopbop is your favorite and why?

By commenting, you'll be entering for a chance to win a $100 Shopbop gift card! The most creative, fashion-inspiring comment wins, so have fun with this! Whether you love a pair of Elizabeth and James booties or an item from Elizabeth and James clearance, it's up to you to justify why whatever you pick is your favorite! The giveaway is *open to everybody, including international readers* and will run for 10 days, so you have until June 5th to enter. I will pick the winner that weekend!

Elizabeth and James clothing
About Elizabeth and James

Hollywood's most powerful twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, have been entertainers and marketers since their infancy and have expanded their empire under the company they own and for which they design, Dualstar Entertainment Group. Known for their own stylish (and to some, over-the-top) looks, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen launched the Elizabeth and James, a contemporary collection inspired by their own personal wardrobes, in the fall of 2007. The line is all about blending different elements, mixing uptown and downtown elements with traditional styles. The women's line is a mix of masculine and feminine styles, while the menswear is created using traditional masculine silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. The brand now encompasses women's wear, menswear, women's shoes and jewelry.


Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! I love shopbop so much and would be so happy if I won the giftcard!
I love Elizabeth and James, their clothes have a very modern and edgy feel, but are comfortable. If I won, I would most likely buy a pair of flats, ideally Alisha Thong Ballet Flats, they are quite adorable. Maybe a cute dress to wear to an upcoming Bar Mitzvah I am going to. Or, perhaps I would buy a new swimsuit to wear this summer. Like Betty Bandeau Bikini Top and Bottoms.
I really love your blog, and would be honored to win, although I know there is a very slim chance I will.
Love Poppy

Stephanie said...

Fabulous giveaway! I haven't looked at their collection yet but will take a peek now!


Melissa said...

My favorite item from Elizabeth and James is the Lila dress. It's such a perfect color and shape for summer and would look amazing with tights and booties in the fall and winter.

BarelyVogue said...

Wow! what an amazing giveaway. I love E&J and love shopbop. It is really hard to choose just one piece, this tunic from E&J is my fav and eyeing it from long time. Love it


Faith J. said...

Elizabeth & James' nude-colored Sleeveless Boyfriend Shirt has been in my Shopbop Hearts forever! It's my fave piece because I can incorporate it into my wear-to-work wardrobe. I did a Polyvore to show you how I'd rock it out!

Good luck all you fashionistas!
FaithJ (

laribella said...

(Elizabeth and James Triple Pocket James Blazer Style #:ELIJA2085)

WHITE is a must this summer, for a contrast for all those Colourful clothes. This is the perfect complement: fresh fabric, short sleeves, Elegant and at the same time casual..What else can u ask?

Larissa Matos.

Gorgeous Glam said...

Very cool giveaway!
I am loving the macrame white booties!! They are divine!! I would wear them with everything from skinny jeans, to a floral dress this summer. Ohh and they would look great with shorts..
thanks doll ;)

Kaye said...

How exciting! I hope I win!

My favorite from them is the Betty Shirt. I'm absolutely adoring crop tops this summer, and this one is so different. It looks so lightweight and breezy and could be worn with practically everything :]

Tashina said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I LOVE Elizabeth & James!

My favorite is the Sophie Dress. It's elegant but casual enough to wear with wedges for a picnic.

The Vegaran said...

Hey, sounds good, who doesn't want a free giftcard eh?

Well my favourite item, for a while now, has been the Elizabeth and James Triple Pocket James Blazer in GOLD (of course). I love this thing. The blazer is not flashy enough to be tacky, and works as a casual piece with a white tee and jeans, but also as a night piece paired with a little black dress. It's still a blazer, so it does add clean-cut lines to your silhouette, but the gold colour and the sheen just make it fun and even a little eccentric in all the right ways.

MeggW said...

Hey. thanks for the comment on my blog..

LOVE Elizabeth and James, amazing amazing amazing.. hehe

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This is quite possibly the most FABULOUS giveaway EVER!! I love E&J. :) That white flowy studio tee from the clearance section is gorgeous and would be so perfect for summer and fall!! I am also pretty sure I would look freaking awesome in it too. Just sayin.' :)

Las Lolicas de siempre said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! :)

About my E&J favorite piece, it definitely has to be the Avery romper. It's as versatile as versatile can get. With a hobo bag, gladiator sandals and a pair of cool sunglasses you're all set to rock it casually during day. But at night you can just throw on a stack of bangles, a pair of high heels grab your clutch, and voila! You're ready to be totally fierce, comfy and fresh (which, let's face it, is what we all want during hot summer nights) to dance the night away at a club or sip on cosmos at a bar.

Anonymous said...

I really like the Elizabeth and James Havana Blouse. The whole outfit with the skirt is super cute. I really like it because it looks like as if a postmodern, reincarnation of Ingrid Bergmann would wear it to see her Humphrey Bogart at a cafe on a really hot day in the movie Casablanca...or something like that.

i'm not so sure if that makes But i also like the pastel pink. Elizabeth and James has such cute style! :)

Stephanie said...

I love the Lila dress. The draping is so beautiful!! What an exciting giveaway! I hope I win!

Unknown said...

The Yoshimoto Jacket.
Because in October by some twist of fate I will be attending the wedding of the daughter of an iconic designer and major force in the fashion industry.
Upon my meeting him, I must be wearing the Yoshimoto jacket (in one of its multiple forms - vest? draped? asymmetrical?) over an equally killer dress and a sprinkling of Elizabeth & James knuckle rings across my fingers, so that he is overcome by my style prowess and feels the need to instantly offer me a position in his fashion empire.
This is a true story, so please, I need the $100 to secure my future career!

XX Cristina

E said...

I'm utterly in love with the yellow zip-back blazer. The unexpected color and detail are so perfect for a unique staple!

Nubiasnonsense said...

Awesome giveaway! I really like the Elizabeth and James Havana blouse. I think the details are gorgeous. It has such a vintage delicate touch to it. I would love to mix it up with a skirt tucked in and experiment bit with the shoes. I would have to be attending a nice event or a dinner date =)

Anonymous said...

ah love E+J such wearable pieces. thanks for comment on my blog, love yours the name and header are great

Fashion Court said...

this is so exciting! i always admire e+j from afar haha :p my favorite piece is the lila dress!

Rohini said...

Fab giveaway! :)

Leia said...

I'm guessing this is open to US readers only but great giveaway!

thingsIlove said...

Amazing giveaway!

My favourite item is the James IX Blazer. You can't have enough blazers. It's perfect to match with....EVERYTHING! I would love to wear it with a summerdress or on a pair of leggings.

Oh, and I don't have to steal my brothers blazers enymore if it was mine!

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing giveaway, darling!

I adore Elizabeth and James; my favorite piece is this exquisite white dress:

It is so effortlessly chic and would look stunning paired with some fierce gladiator sandals. The twisted fabric makes for an amazingly flattering fit! I need this dress! Hope I win!


Unknown said...

cool giveaway.
i love the maryl laser cut suede pumps. i absolutely love the platform and its a classic style that will go with many pieces

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

I love all things E&J but my fave item is the Sleeveless Tokyo Top. Awesome giveaway!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I adore Elizabeth & James, the designs are beautiful and have a vintage appeal though their modern. I adore the Nora Pumps with Applique Heel, these are so freaking hot! I would love to wear these with a little black dress and a clutch bag for a hot night on the town, or you could wear these heels for a day time look with a pair of skinny jeans or leggings and a basic top along with a cute blazer of motorcycle jacket. Cute and versatile! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Love + Cake said...

Elizabeth and James is a really fabulous collection. I like it almost as much as I like The Row.

Eli said...

just got something from E&J this weekend! Love it!

as from Shopbop, I love their Lace sleeveless boyfriend shirt!

lauren♥ said...

Betty Shirt:
I love this top, because it's very business with pleasure! You get the sophisticated look on the top and an ending that says "I'm one sexy bitch".


Mangotatoes said...
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Mangotatoes said...

I love their line! My favorite is the Brigitte Shirt, it's comfy, sexy and fashionable at the same time. I feel like it reflects the olsens style as if they would really wear this during the day out.

LOVE this contest!

NobodyKnowsMarc said...

good idea!

Francesca C said...


hiyaluv said...

i wanna romp around a bit in the adorable black and sexy romper number. Fun giveaway!!! Congrats to you on being selected to host such a great giveaway-well deserved luv!

Unknown said...

ooh that Gray Zip Dress is just calling my name! what an amazing giveaway...though i know i don't have a fun/catchy comment, i would certainly accessorize the heck out of that piece and make it work so many ways!
xox alison

Jillian said...

Ahh I love Elizabeth and James! Classic, yet edgy...just perfect. My favorite Elizabeth and James piece is the Deconstructed Corset Top. The ruffled texture looks beautiful against the body and contrasts well with the structure of the corset

xo Jillian

Rachel Tanski said...

Literally could not be more obsessed with the Triple Pocket James blazer. I love things that toe the line between boyish and girly + glamourous and slouchy, and this straddles all of these things and more. the shorter sleeves make it ideal to transition a casual summer outfit from night time to day time: how much would this elevate denim cutoffs and a sheer white tee shirt? Not to mention Ill be in New York until july, and really, this jacket would be so wasted on my fellow midwesterners. thanks for the opportunity to win this- i'll be crossing my fingers until June 5th-which probably isn't too healthy, now that I think on it. ah well! worth it for this jacket.

rouli said...

cool post!!!! lovely outfits!!!

thanx for ur kind comm:))


olivia parker said...
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olivia parker said...

I love E&J, almost as much as I love Mary Kate & Ashley's effortlessly cool style, and I think they do a really great job reflecting their personal style into all their collections. Now, this task of picking one item was nearly impossible, because if I could I would click that pretty little button and have all their items arrive to my house in two days. But, as my wallet, and these contest rules, won't allow that, I roughed it out and picked. You should probably know that I'm a shoe person. I love shoes because they can just make an outfit, instantly and they're super versatile. Dress them up or down they always look great. My pick would have to be the Primo Lace Up Wedge Bootie, which are currently on sale and retailing for $245, a bargain for how absolutely amazing they are. I love them because it combines a girly, innocent feel with a more punk rock type of shoe. The lace is so feminine, while the lace up combat boot style of the shoe is very rock and roll esque. That's what my style is really all about. Combining the feminine, with a little punk and a sprinkle of rock and roll. Not only are these shoes adorable, they really reflect my personal style making them my current E&J must have.

I love shopbop, I actually wrote a post on my blog recently about my addiction to shopbop, and I would really love to win this gift card. I would probably end up using it towards the E&J shoes I picked out above because I just love them. Thank you so much for the opportunity & good luck to everyone else. xx

- Olivia Parker

Closet Fashionista said...

My favorite is the Lila dress. I think it is so pretty and girly! I think it would work for practically anything, an outing during the day or out on the town at night! :D You could also keep it girly, or make it edgy with a leather jacket...very versatile! :D

InnyVinny said...

Ooh, the Cohen shirt with the zipper in back. I love a classic done slightly askew. =D

CourtneyD said...

My favorite is the E&J Lila Dress (which is also a Shopbop exclusive! love that). It is goddess-like and an amazing color! My style is very girly so I would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe.


edgybelle said...

Oh am I a sucker for the E&J Stiletto Sheath Dress. I'm picturing hair ala Jane Fonda in Barbarella, combat boots, and the ultimate accessory- a stun gun. Don't forget the heavy wing-tipped eye-liner. Versatility is nice. Stun guns are better.

edgybelle said...

Forgot my e-mail (, and, of course, regards on hosting such an awesome contest!

t said...

My fave is the Triple Pocket James Blazer. A great blazer like that one would go with everything and make every outfit chic. It would be a staple in any wardrobe.

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

I love the paperbag skirt! I would wear it to picnic and for cocktails. The print is so cute and the shape would be flattering to many.

Thank you for the giveaway!

Elena S. said...

my favorite is the Triple Pocket blazer in white

this is a great versatile boyfriend blazer that can transition from the spring to the summer months. can be dressed up or down for a day or night look. During the day i would wear it over a sweet flowing floral mini dress with nice sandals. For the evening i would make it my central piece for a more dramatic look and have the white pop out over a nice black dress or sexy black pants/leggings and a blouse. i would add my white mini chanel lambskin flip and a pair or black classics to finish the look.

thank you for the opportunity

Elena S. said...

forgot to add my email address

Glamutante said...

Love the E & J 'Twisted Tube Dress'!

megan said...

What's in a name?...
Elizabeth and James;
from uptown chic
to downtown freak,
they've got you covered-
after you've discovered
their Hand Bar rings,
suede sandals perfect for spring,
you'll see my favourite-
I would wear it out every bit-
Triple Pocket Blazer covered in gold,
one look and you've got me- I'm sold!!


megan //
megangray_is [at]

shoeless simone said...

Think summer picnic, eating strawberries and whipped cream on a huge grassy field. Think walking down the pier on a hot day, taking a walk on the boardwalk in some perfect wooden platforms (Jeffrey Campbell, possibly?) and a huge black sunhat. Going on a bike ride along the bay watching the sailboats, getting a smoothie from your favorite nameless café, going to the county fair and eating cotton candy the same pastel shade to match your top.

That is exactly what I think when I see the Elizabeth and James “Sleeveless Tokyo Top”! It is airy and flowy, something to be worn to the beach over your favorite crochet bikini, or over vintage cutoff Levis on a late summer night walk, or even dressed up with some light wash jeans and sandals. The tiny details of this are perfect: the many tiny pleats in the front and just a few in the back, and the single button on the front. It is so perfect in all ways, and the perfect top to complete my summer fantasy!

-Shoeless Simone

ashley nicole said...

I found you from your comment on my blog & I am now your follower.. Love your blog so far :)

This contest is amazing, and I would love to enter because not only do I love ShopBop, but I am quite obsessed with The Olsen's Elizabeth & James line. Items from Elizabeth & James will be frequent in my blog, as they are some of the most gorgeous peices ever.

Favorite piece:
New Corset Tank
Style #:ELIJA20794

This new corset top is something I have been eyeing for weeks...I must say I admire it often and the structuring is exquisite. It is unlike anything I have ever laid eyes on. Breathtaking! Winning this contest would literally be my entire graduation celebration & a dream come true - thanks for the incredibly opportunity :)

xx ashley nicole

annalene said...

Whenever I think of online shopping, Shopbop is the first website to come to mind... no joke. I've spent countless hours on the site & I've purchased many a favorite item there (mostly on sale too, can't beat that). Even right now I'm wearing my heather gray Patterson J. Kincaid hoodie I purchased from Shopbop a just couple months ago!

My favorite Elizabeth and James item would have to be the Bar ID bracelet ( The piece has such an elegant simplicity to it, something near impossible to find in the world of today's gaudy, lavish accessories. I love how thin and dainty the bracelet is, yet it manages to be bold and almost powerful at the same time with its clear, crisp geometry.

When I look at this piece I think about how wonderfully it would accompany other basics. In generally, I really love Elizabeth and James because it manages to keep things simple, unique and refreshing.

Thank you so much for the chance to win, I love the blog and its great that being a reader has its added perks!

lulu said...

i love the yellow zipper back blazer. its so summery and fun and matches my style perfectly
thanks for the giveaway

Stylista Fitness said...

My favorite Elizabeth and James item is the Lila dress! Draping is in trend right now and the pink blush color is darling. Perfect to wear to weddings :D