Vendor Spotlight and GIVEAWAY: Tux and Tulle (CLOSED)

Friday, April 9, 2010 | by Newlywed | Labels: , , , |

While worrying about the bride's gown or bridesmaid dresses, or shopping with your mom to buy her MOB dress, we often forget about the groom and his groomsmen. What are they going to wear? What if you're looking for a little more style, color or diversity? What if the selection at Men's Wearhouse just ain't cutting it for the look you're going for? After browsing through groom and groomsmen attire options, I found our newest Vendor Spotlight, Jane from Tux and Tulle on Etsy. Jane shows us how a tie can give a normal suit its edge and personality. Playful, stylish and fun, with a little bit of vitntage and a little funky sensibility, her ties can add a unique look that you and the men in your wedding party can really enjoy.


True, a lot of our men will insist they don't care and will wear anything, and well, I don't really buy it. When it comes down to it, men do want to look sharp on their day...yep, I said it...because it is his day, too! And can you believe it, a lot of guys do have an opinion on what looks good. I showed my FH the tie Jane sent me for a product review (I had to see if it passed the guy test) and what do you know, the future hubs really liked it! The tie is a cotton teal blue and gold tie and will make a striking addition to your wedding party attire. While the fabric is cotton (perfect for a less formal or outdoor wedding), the patterns, color and workmanship give them a very classy appearance. Not only are these unique tie alternatives for your groomsmen, but these bold prints and colors make them great gifts for the guys who regularly don a shirt and tie, or maybe for the guy who just likes to dress up every now and then (trust me, they're out there!). Jane also makes dupioni silk ties for a more formal look, and can also custom make an order.

At less than $20 a tie, these are affordable alternative options for your men...and maybe fun, stylish gifts for them to keep after the wedding! So, without further ado, here's Jane from Tux and Tulle!

What got you started in making neckties for men?
I created neckties and bow ties for my daughter's wedding in August 2009 and have been creating ever since!

How would you describe the style of ties you make?
I like vintage style floral fabrics but have recently loved making lots of stripes, poka dots and bold prints. Also, dupioni silk is one of my favorite fabrics to work with because of the vivid color selection. I make skinny ties, regular size neckties, children's neckties and pre-tied bow ties.


It's been often assumed that the groom and groomsmen don't really care what they wear. After making ties and accessories for men for as long as you have, how true is this assumption?
I have been pleasantly suprised by the number of emails I have received from men who are very serious about their neckties! They are truly interested in colors and styles and often want to give their neckites as gifts to their groomsmen.

When picking the groom and groomsman's attire, what should brides and grooms remember?
Remember to add color to your wedding! The difference in the pictures is amazing and the color adds a real vibrancy whether your wedding is indoor or out! I think often grooms want to stick with basic black and white but taking a risk on color and prints is worth it! Also, mix it up! Some of my favorite orders have been ties of the same hue in different prints.

Groomsmen are often difficult to shop for. What makes a perfect groomsman's gift?
I think it should be something personal, something that will remind the groomsmen of the fun and memories of the event. Of course, it would also be great if the gift could be used again in real life!

Tell me something unique about your products.
I think my fabric selections are unique. One of my recent neckties has chandeliers with glitter. That will take a brave groom! The sky is the limit on color, prints and fabric choices so each necktie I make can be one of a kind.

Links where we can find out more of your work:
My neckties can be found on ETSY at http://www.etsy.com/shop/tuxandtulle

The GIVEAWAY:
Thanks to Jane, we're giving away one tie of the winner's choice! Perfect to start off your groomsmen attire, or as a gift for that special guy!


The RULES
1) Go to Tux and Tulle Etsy shop and comment on your favorite item for one entry. This is mandatory! Contestants who do not do this will be disqualified. Remember to leave your email address or some way to contact you with each entry!

Additional entries (remember to leave separate comments for each additonal entry)

2) Become a new follower of this blog (1 entry)
3) Are currently a follower of my blog (2 entries)
4) Become a facebook fan of “I Do” Budget Weddings (2 entries)
5) Blog about the contest and include a link to the giveaway. Each entrant must also include a link to Tux and Tulle in their post (3 entries)
6) Buy anything from Tux and Tulle (5 entries)
7) Follow “I Do” Budget Weddings on Twitter (1 entry)
8) Tweet on this giveaway and include a link to this giveaway in your tweet (1 entry)
9) Grab my button and place it on your blog (1 entry)
10) Subscribe to "I Do" Budget Weddings emails (1 entry)
11) Enter any one of my current giveaways and tell me which giveaway you entered (1 entry per giveaway)

The deadline to enter this contest is 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2010 (PST).  A winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck! (This Giveaway is CLOSED)

158 comments:

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

I really like all the Aqua ties but my favorite has to be the Tiffany blue paisley tie. My guy would look so good in it. jem.08.07.10@gmail.com

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

I am a curent follower.

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

Second comment that i'm a follower.

JMR said...

I love every single one of the plaid ties.

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JMR said...

I am a current blog follower.


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JMR said...

I am a current blog follower - second comment.

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White Wedding...Nah said...

I am a current blog follower!

I love the beautiful paisley tie!

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White Wedding...Nah said...

I am a current blog follower!- second post

I love the beautiful paisley tie!

hartabbie@gmail.com

slimjim said...

#1 The plaid bow tie is fantastic.

slimjim said...

#2 I am a current follower

slimjim said...

#3 I am currently entered in th Dawn Dolto Giveaway.

Sarah said...

I think I like the silk dupioni tie in midnight blue the best (just in the skinny size). It would really bring out my guy's eyes

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Sarah said...

Mindnight blue skinny silk tie!

I'm a current follower!

smegorden@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Mindnight blue skinny silk tie!

I'm a current follower comment 2!

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LeeLa said...

I love the Lavender Vintage Cotton Men's Necktie with the butterflies. My email: LeeAndAdamWedding at gmail

LeeLa said...

I'm a current follower of your blog. entry 1
LeeAndAdamWedding at gmail

LeeLa said...

I'm a current follower of your blog. entry 2
LeeAndAdamWedding at gmail

LeeLa said...

I'm a fan on Facebook. I'm Lee LaBorde - entry 1
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LeeLa said...

I'm a fan on Facebook. I'm Lee LaBorde - entry 2
LeeAndAdamWedding at gmail

LeeLa said...

I'm a follow on twitter. I'm @brideandadog

Sarah said...

Midnight blue skinny silk tie.
I entered the morning mist giveaway.
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LeeLa said...

I tweeted this giveaway. I'm @brideandadog. my tweet: http://twitter.com/brideandadog/status/11890726144

LeeLa said...

I subscribe to your blog via email. LeeAndAdamWedding at gmail

LeeLa said...

I've entered your Morning's Mist Country Store giveaway

LeeLa said...

I've entered your Dawn Dalto Ceramics: Ring Bearer Dish giveaway.

Barb said...

I would go for the custom wedding mens neckties, and do a custom print and color to uniquely reflect our wedding and personalities.
(empyrean74@gmail.com)

Barb said...

I am a current follower (entry1)
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Barb said...

I am a current follower (entry2)
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Barb said...

I entered your morning's mist giveaway
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Barb said...

I entered your dawn dalto ceramics giveaway
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Julie said...

I love the skinny lavendar and brown ties.

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Julie said...

I am a current follower.

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Julie said...

I am a current follower - second post.

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Ginger said...

I like the Purple Paisley Mens Cotton Necktie the best. It would go perfect with the bridesmaids dresses!

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Ginger said...

Current follower.

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Ginger said...

Current follower.

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Ginger said...

FB fan.

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Ginger said...

I also entered to win the dish :)

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Dasha29 said...

My favorite design is Purple Swirl Cotton. darya.bobryakova(at)gmail.com

Dasha29 said...

I'm a current follower :) darya.bobryakova(at)gmail.com

Dasha29 said...

I'm a current follower :) darya.bobryakova(at)gmail.com

Dasha29 said...

I subscribed to the emails :) darya.bobryakova(at)gmail.com

Miss Love said...

My favorite item in Tux & Tulle's etsy shop is the Black and White Skinny Mens Cotton Necktie. It would be the perfect accessory for my black, white, and purple wedding.

mislove13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Miss Love said...

#1 I am currently follower of the I Do Budget Weddings Blog.
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Miss Love said...

#2 I am currently follower of the I Do Budget Weddings Blog.
mislove13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Miss Love said...

I Follow “I Do” Budget Weddings on Twitter
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AZ in August said...

Wow I love it! The Cream and White Floral Swirl Tie is to die for! :o)

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AZ in August said...

I'm a current follower :o)

AZ in August said...

I'm still a current follower! :o)

AZ in August said...

I'm a fan on facebook!

AZ in August said...

I'm a facebook fan #2

AZ in August said...

I follow on twitter @AZinAugust

AZ in August said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AZinAugust/status/11908615205

Wyndi said...

My fiance and I decided last week he was going to wear the Yellow and Gray Striped Mens Cotton Necktie. We would LOVE to win it!!!

Wyndi said...

I'm a new follower :) (Love your stuff!!!!)

Wyndi said...

Love your site so much I joined as a fan on Facebook...

Wyndi said...

...to share with all my friends how awesome your site is!

Wyndi said...

Subscribed to the email service as well because I can't get enough :)

my email is wyndimccormick@gmail.com

megan said...

#1, who wouldnt love the Kelly Green Polka Dot Mens Cotton Necktie!! i love these ties! my fiance or financeer as we like to call each other would love this!

megan said...

#2,Im a follower of your blog! :)
who wouldnt love the Kelly Green Polka Dot Mens Cotton Necktie!! i love these ties! my fiance or financeer as we like to call each other would love this!

Shanna said...

I am liking the Eggshell and Black Poka Dot Mens Necktie!

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megan said...

#3. my 2nd entry because im a lovely blog follower :)
who wouldnt love the Kelly Green Polka Dot Mens Cotton Necktie!! i love these ties! my fiance or financeer as we like to call each other would love this!

Shanna said...

I'm already a follower!
Entry #1

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Shanna said...

I'm already a follower!
Entry #2

shanban456@sbcglobal.net

Shanna said...

I'm a FB fan of I Do Budget Weddings!
Entry #1

shanban456@sbcglobal.net

Shanna said...

I'm a FB fan of I Do Budget Weddings!
Entry #2

shanban456@sbcglobal.net

Shanna said...

The I Do Budget Wedding button is on my blog

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Shanna said...

I entered the Dawn Dalto Ceramics giveaway
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Miss Puma said...

I'm really into purple right now, so I love the purple paisley cotton neck tie!
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Miss Puma said...

Current follower comment #1
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Miss Puma said...

Current follower comment #2
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Miss Puma said...

I'm a facebook fan
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Miss Puma said...

And I'm a twitter follower
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Miss Puma said...

I've entered the Dawn Dalto giveaway
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Miss Puma said...

And I entered the Lovli Day giveaway
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Miss Puma said...

Second facebook fan comment
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Shelby said...

Current follower!

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Shelby said...

current follower x2!

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Shelby said...

I thought I already posted about my favorite item... oops, anyways, I love the Navy, Poka Dot Mens Skinny Necktie!!

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Sharon said...

I love the Retro Black and White with Red Dots Men's Necktie! We are having a black, white and red wedding and my mister would look great sporting this!

Sharon said...

I am a current follower of the blog :) {1}

Sharon said...

I am a current follower of the blog :) {2}

Lyudmila said...

I pick the Mint Green Blue and Yellow Striped Mens Necktie
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Mer said...

Love the Aqua, Tiffany and Black Plaid Mens Cotton Necktie

thanks for the opportunity!

meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

Mer said...

blog follower! thanks for the opportunity!

meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

Mer said...

twitter follower @MeredithRae

thanks for the opportunity!

meredith dot targarona at gmail dot com

katia said...

i love the Vintage Style Pale Blue and Cream Floral Mens Necktie. It is very stylish!

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Samy said...

I love the Aqua Poka Dot Cotton Mens Necktie!

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Samy said...

I became a follower of you blog!

Samy said...

I became a facebook fan! #1

Samy said...

I became a facebook fan! #2

Samy said...

I follow on twitter!

Samy said...

I put your button on my blog!

Samy said...

I subscribed to "I Do" Budget Weddings emails!

Anna said...

Tiffany Blue Paisley----LOVE IT!

anna.b.hale @ gmail.com

lilDdownunder said...

As a recently engaged girl, I agree, it's so easy to get caught up in looking for stuff for ME, I sometimes forget that my Fiance wants to look as good as I do for our big day!
I think he'd look hot in the Mint Green, Blue, and Yellow tie and our colors will probably be blues and greens as we want to have a backyard or beach reception.
Thanks for the chance to win, glad I found your blog as we will definitely be on a budget for our wedding!
dlogston at gmail dot com

LeeLa said...

I blogged about this giveaway in my Freebie Friday's post. My direct blog link:
http://fourmonthbride.blogspot.com/2010/04/freebie-friday-amazing-giveaways-from.html - entry 1

~LeeLa leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

LeeLa said...

I blogged about this giveaway in my Freebie Friday's post. My direct blog link:
http://fourmonthbride.blogspot.com/2010/04/freebie-friday-amazing-giveaways-from.html - entry 2

~LeeLa leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

LeeLa said...

I blogged about this giveaway in my Freebie Friday's post. My direct blog link:
http://fourmonthbride.blogspot.com/2010/04/freebie-friday-amazing-giveaways-from.html - entry 3

~LeeLa leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

LeeLa said...

I've entered the Office of Minor Details giveaway. ~LeeLa leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

Wehaf said...

My favorite tie is the Purple, Lavender Vintage Cotton Men's Necktie.

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Samy said...

I have also entered your office of minor details giveaway!

Samy said...

I have also entered your dawn dalto giveaway!

Lauren said...

My favorite item is the Teal Blue Mens Cotton Necktie.

lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

Lauren said...

I also entered your Office of Minor Details giveaway.

lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

Marci J said...

Love the black men's tie:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/39129963/black-mens-necktie-groomgroomsmen-can-ma
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Marci J said...

follower 1
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Marci J said...

follower 2
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puffpastryshop said...

Such bold colors! It's hard to choose but I really like the cream and white floral swirl.

puffpastryshop said...

Current follower - 1

puffpastryshop said...

Current follower - 2

puffpastryshop said...

I entered the Minor Details giveaway!

paleseptember said...

My favorite item is the Tan and Navy Mens Cotton Necktie. Thanks!

caitlinhyla AT gmail DOT com

paleseptember said...

I entered the minor details leather wallet giveaway. Thanks :)

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julia said...

I think I like the Super Skinny Tiffany Blue Mens Dupioni Silk Necktie best, love that colour, and it goes with so many things, both sombre and gay!

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julia said...

I entered the Office of Minor Details giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I like the Black Men's Necktie, Groom/Groomsmen.

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AM said...

My favorite is the Aqua Gingham Checkered Mens Dupioni Silk Necktie. Very nice fabric.

Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

(email in blogger profile)

very married said...

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I love the Midnight Blue Duponi necktie - would totally look hot on my husband ;)

very married said...

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I also entered the leather giveaway!

Annie said...

My favorite is the Purple and Lavender Vintage tie!

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Annie said...

I also entered the Leather wallet giveaway

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Annie said...

Already following your blog! (1)

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Annie said...

Already following your blog! (2)

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Annie said...

I subscribe to your emails

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Kate said...

Would have to go with a customer order for my favorite. Entry #1.

Kate said...

Current follower. Entry #2. Email via profile.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Midnight Blue Men's Necktie (perfect for my sweetie!).

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I entered the New Zealand Leather Wallet giveaway!

free indeed said...

Great idea! I like the coral paisley tie, preferrably in a child's size.

free indeed said...

Entered the minor detail giveaway for a wallet.
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Cabootique said...

I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/39129963/black-mens-necktie-groomgroomsmen-can-ma.

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Aero said...

I love the Midnight Blue Mens Necktie, Dupioni Silk

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Aero said...

1
currently following your blog
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Aero said...

2

currently following your blog
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Aero said...

following budget_bride on twitter
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Aero said...

your button is on my blog sidebar
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Aero said...

subscribed to your email feed!

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AmbreRose said...

What great colors you have for your ties. I really like the look and the colors of the Bold Plum Floral Mens Cotton Necktie. great shop! ambrerose(!at)aol.com

AmbreRose said...

twitter follower, ambrerose1

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
my fave is the Midnight Blue Mens Necktie, Dupioni Silk

mim said...

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current follower 1

mim said...

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current follower 2

mim said...

entered the minor details leather wallet giveaway
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MRS JD said...

#1 I adore the grey and white tie. Would def make a great addition to our engagement photos :).

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MRS JD said...

Great giveaway! I added it to my blog!
http://barristerbride.blogspot.com/2010/04/etsy-favorite.html

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MRS JD said...

Great giveaway! I added it to my blog!
http://barristerbride.blogspot.com/2010/04/etsy-favorite.html

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Stuff Parents Need said...

The yellow and gray striped tie is my favorite!

Perfect Blue Moon said...

Wow those are all so gorgeous! I love the Mens black watch plaid bow tie, then I can wear it in my hair too! :P

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a current follower!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a current follower! (2)

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a facebook fan! (2)

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm an email subscriber!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I follow you on twitter!
(perfectbluemoon)

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!
http://twitter.com/perfectbluemoon/status/12576156258

Anna
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Roxy said...

love the
Super Skinny Tiffany Blue Mens Dupioni Silk Necktie


Roxy
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Roxy said...

new follower


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