Penelope Lane Mystery Box Giveaway!


Today we've got a pretty fun and unique giveaway from one of August's featured sponsors, Penelope Lane. Penelope Lane is an online ladies' boutique started by Holly, and it's filled with pretty dresses, accessories and separates, all for incredible prices.

I want to share PL's "About Us" story because I feel like it's one that a lot of us can relate to, both as women and as entrepreneurs. I think what she's doing is really awesome and I hope you take a chance to see for yourself!
Penelope Lane Clothing was started by me, Holly in April of 2012. For the most part I run the store by myself with help from my sidekick Penelope and the occasional family member. Although its a lot of work it allows me to know the customer, get to know their style and ensure great customer service. Customer service is a huge deal here at Penelope Lane Clothing. As my customer you are allowing me to provide for my family and to do a job I love!  
The idea for Penelope Lane Clothing came about after I had my son and needed a new wardrobe. We as women go through transitions in life whether it be the transition from a pre-baby to post-baby body; or perhaps gained/lost some weight; or maybe its just time to change some things up. The thing is, buying a new wardrobe is expensive. Like many women when I needed a new wardrobe, I didn't have the money to spend on myself. I just had my first child. Naturally most of my funds were put towards his needs. I ended up browsing a certain website I loved wishing I could afford to spend just a few hundred dollars. It was so expensive that I never really bought anything. The more I thought about it, the more I felt empowered to open my own store. I decided that I wanted to create a place for women to buy clothes at a decent price without sacrificing quality or most importantly personality.  
I brought the idea for Penelope Lane Clothing to my husband in February 2012. OK so I didn't just bring up and idea, I presented him with my business plan. I gave myself a modest budget of $1000 to buy inventory, get my business licenses and take care of other fees. If I didn't make money with that first investment then that was it, I was to move on and chalk it up as a bad idea.  
So with the money in hand, I did what I needed. I took my first bit of inventory to a street fair and I made a small bit of cash. I took that cash and reinvested it in putting us online. This brings us to the present day. 
Today Penelope Lane Clothing is open for business and I couldn't be happier. So again thank you for shopping at Penelope Lane Clothing you are supporting small business and my family, I sincerely mean this from the bottom of my heart you are letting me do something I love and that means so much to me.
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How it'll work: A winner will be drawn at random at the close of the giveaway and will then tell Miss Holly her size. 3 items will shipped to the luckily winner! Total value of the items will exceed $50. (And that's $50 in PL pricing! Which is equivalent to $100+ at other online boutiques if I do say so myself!) Think of it like getting a subscription box, but for free. Kind of exciting! The items will be from PL's Fall collection so they're super secret, too. 

Vist Penelope Lane and tell me what your favorite item is in the shop! Just leave a comment below with your choice! It's that simple!

If you'd like additional entries, you may do the following: Follow PL on Twitter, Like PL on Facebook, Follow PL on Pinterest.

That's 4 ways to win! Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Only entries left in their own comment will be counted. A winner will be drawn at random next week and contacted shortly thereafter! Good luck!

Congratulations Mary!

326 comments:

  1. Hi! I love the mystery of this box. My favorite item on her shop is the Christmas in July dress <3

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  2. I followed her on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/oliveetcafe/)

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  3. I also followed her on Twitter @oliveetcafe

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  4. sounds great!
    my favorite item is this color block shirt http://www.penelopelaneclothing.com/products/looking-cute-color-block-top
    nam12[at]walla.co.il

    tnx!

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  5. also following PL on twitter (@naamaaha)

    nam12[at]walla.co.il

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  6. I like the Time For Tea Dress!

    jamielb96@hotmail.com

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  7. I like the Time For Tea Dress!

    jamielb96@hotmail.com

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  8. also following PL on pinrerest(naamaa)

    nam12[at]walla.co.il

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  9. I liked Penelope Lane Clothing on Facebook as Jamie Bowe.

    jamielb96@hotmail.com

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  10. I followed them on Pinterest too!

    jamielb96@hotmail.com

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  11. i love "in the navy dress."
    so pretty. :)

    Irene Wibowo
    lovesimplygreen@gmail.com

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  12. The In the Navy dress is my favourite!

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  13. My favorite item at Penelope Lane is the Grecian Goddess dress! It is beautiful.

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  14. I love the coffee with cream top! I just had a baby and not only will it cover my belly, but it looks to be nursing-friendly as well!!!

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  15. The Date Night in Paris dress is lovely! I need it in my wardrobe.

    @AWass06

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  16. I think that this is a sweet story and I really wish Holly the best of luck! My favorite item is sold out :-( It's the Apple A Day blouse, so cute :-)

    http://katyclouds.blogspot.com

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  17. I LOVE the Rose Garden Dress. The pattern and colors are so gorgeous!

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  18. I love the afternoon sunshine dress!

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  19. I love the an apple a day top!!

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  20. I love the Cape May dress! Her little boutique is too cute!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  21. My favorite is the Time for Tea dress. It looks like it could go from day to night very easily.

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  22. I love the date night in paris dress! stripes lead the way to my heart!

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  23. following on twitter! @vocelyn (for pinterest too)

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  24. What a great story. I love how reasonably priced her clothes are!

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  25. I love the "Alfresco Lunch" dress. So lady-like!

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  26. I love the "Afternoon sunshine dress", so flattering!


    slytherins-heir[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  27. I love the idea of this business!


    My favourite item on Penny Lane Clothing is the 'At the Cafe Top'. I love how the black is contrasted with cream instead of stark white, makes for a classier look in my opinion.

    Melodies _ and _ Monuments @ hotmail . com

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  28. I love the Rose Garden Dress!So pretty, perfect for twirling! :) I'm so glad you posted about her, the prices are beyond reasonable and I wish her nothing but the best for her family and her business! :)

    hugs, april from arusticlove@blogspot.com

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  29. This is such a cool giveaway! My favorite item at the store has to be the Hello Sailor Short!

    - M, shorecast at gmail

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  30. I'm now following PLC on Pinterest! My account name is incandescentavg.

    M, shorecast at gmail

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  31. What a fun giveaway - my favourite are the 'Hello Sailor' shorts!

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  32. I love the "At the Cafe" top! Thank you!
    Mary
    wishuponthis {at} gmail {dot} com

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  33. I like the Afternoon Sunshine Dress

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  34. I follow PL on twitter-kellybb31

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  35. I follow her on facebook.
    Mary
    wishuponthis {at} gmail {dot} com

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  36. I follow PL on facebook-Kelly Beam Brown

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  37. I just followed her on Pinterest as well.
    Mary
    wishuponthis {at} gmail {dot} com

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  38. I follow PL on Pinterest-Kelly Brown/kellybb31

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  39. I've been obsessed with peplum tops recently, so of course my favorite Penelope Lane piece is the "At the Cafe" top!

    chelsea(at)casababin(dot)net

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  40. at the cafe top @ penelope lane :)

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  41. My favorite item would have to be the Cape May Dress because is such a pretty color!

    runningwithagluegun@yahoo.com

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  42. I like them on facebook!

    runningwithagluegun@yahoo.com

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  43. I followed them on pinterest!

    runningwithagluegun@yahoo.com

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  44. Good Morning!
    I loved reading this story about your give away person. It really is inspiring.
    I took a peak at her inventory and love the sunshine yellow dress!

    I can be reached at j_boyd69@hotmail.com

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  45. That Easy Breezy Sweater is so pretty! It would help me get over my need to wear cardigans, even when it's still a little warm.

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  46. Also now following her on Pinterest.

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  47. Love the At the Cafe Top!! So cute and stripey!
    ~Sara

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  48. I'm following PL on Twitter!
    ~Sara

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  49. I'm following PL on Pinterest!
    ~Sara

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  50. Love the Christmas in July dress! Cute shop!

    Whosthisani@yahoo.com

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  51. Following Penelope Lane on Pintrest!

    Whosthisani

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  52. What a lovely giveaway and a nice story!
    My favorite is the Navy Flapper dress.

    hayleytheblogger@gmail.com

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  53. I now follow PL on Twitter

    @HayleyBlogs

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  54. I really like the Christmas in July Dress :)

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  55. I liked Penelope Lane Clothing on Facebook (as Hayley Callaway)

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  56. I loveeee the Time for Tea Time Dress!

    Vicki - victoria.l.stacey@gmail.com

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  57. I also followed on Twitter :)

    vickiistace

    Vicki

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  58. Liked on Facebook

    Victoria Stacey

    - Vicki

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  59. Followed on Pinterest!

    vickistace

    - Vicki

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  60. I like the Hello Sailor shorts in khaki.

    brownjohnjunior at gmail dot com.

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  61. I follow Penlaneclothing on twitter @preheatyouroven

    brownjohnjunior at gmail dot com.

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  62. I follow Penelope Lane on Pinterest.

    brownjohnjunior at gmail dot com.

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  63. My favourite item is the Time for Tea dress. :)

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  64. The 'Time For Tea' dress is gorgeous! Absolute favorite. :)

    jasmine.thelovely@gmail.com

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  65. Following on Twitter via @iJasmineYoung

    jasmine.thelovely@gmail.com

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  66. Liked PLC on Facebook. :)

    jasmine.thelovely@gmail.com

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  67. Following on Pinterest via pinterest.com/jasmarieyoung

    jasmine.thelovely@gmail.com

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  68. Awesome! Such a great little shop!
    I really love the Hello Sailor shorts! so cute!

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  69. I also follow PL on twitter as LadyUnlaced

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  70. I follow PL on Pinterest as Manda Rave as well :D

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  71. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

    I adore the peekaboo dress.

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  72. Hi Kaelah!!

    Great sponsor this month! Even though most of the items I loved were sold out (sad face) I do love the Afternoon Sunshine Dress!

    meg.e.tracy@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  73. I liked Penelope Lane on Facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/meg.tracy1

    meg.e.tracy@gmail.com

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  74. I love the Alfresco Lunch Dress. SO CUTE!
    http://www.penelopelaneclothing.com/collections/dresses/products/alfresco-lunch-dress

    veermann@hotmail.com

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  75. I am following Penelope Lane on Pinterest!

    http://pinterest.com/propsmeg/

    meg.e.tracy@gmail.com

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  76. The Hello Sailor black shorts are too adorable!

    ms.rebeccamarie@gmail.com

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  77. I also followed Penelope Lane's pinterest!

    ms.rebeccamarie@gmail.com

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  78. My favorite is Lemon Torte dress (although the Grecian Goddess dress was a close second).

    Amanda
    amanda@dragonflightdreams.com

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  79. i love the fly away flamingo top.

    k_rampersad03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. I love the alfresco lunch dress

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. i like PL on facebook.

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  82. i don't have a fb, but i 'liked' under my husband's name. (peppy fike)

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  83. My fav is the Time For Tea Dress!!!

    spy_eyegirl@yahoo.com

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  84. I had a hard time deciding which was my favorite piece; I really love the Hello Sailor shorts in every color and the Cute as a Button Pearl Ring!
    abcook04@gmail.com

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  85. I liked Penelope Lane Clothing on Facebook.
    abcook04@gmail.com

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  86. I followed Penelope Lane Clothing on Pinterest.
    abcook04@gmail.com

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  87. I LOVE the Sugary Sweet Tunic! I could wear it with so many things!

    taylorrness at gmail dot com

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  88. What a cute idea! My favourite item is the Afternoon Sunshine dress.

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com
    beckybedbug[at]gmail.com

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  89. I'm following on Twitter :)

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com
    beckybedbug[at]gmail.com

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  90. I'm following on Facebook :)

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com
    beckybedbug[at]gmail.com

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  91. I'm following on Pinterest :)

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com
    beckybedbug[at]gmail.com

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  92. Annnd I am now following PL on FB!

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  93. oh i adore this cape may dress; http://www.penelopelaneclothing.com/products/cape-dress
    KW

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  94. i liked penelope lane on facebook!
    kw

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  95. i followed penelope lane on pinterest!
    kw

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  96. Love the Fly Away Flamingo Top the most !
    a dot pretty dot nest at gmail dot com

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  97. follow on twitter (@aprettynest)

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  98. follow on pinterest (aprettynest)

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  99. Oh the first comment! I love the coffee with cream top!

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  100. And liked on Facebook (Femke de Moor-de Ligt)

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  101. I really love the Fly Away Flamingo to- super cute!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

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  102. I follow her on Twitter as @katygmorris.

    Thanks!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

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  103. I like her on FB as Katy M.

    Thanks!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

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  104. I follow her on Pinterest as katygmorris.

    Thanks!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

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  105. The "Embroidered with Love" top is amazing!!

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  106. The Rose Garden dress is really pretty!

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  107. I like the At the Cafe top!

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  108. I follow Penelope Lane on Twitter too

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  109. My absolute favourite is the Time for Tea dress, it's so pretty!
    Faye x

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  110. I adore the time for tea dress!

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  111. Followed @Penlaneclothing on twitter (kittentalk is my username)

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  112. Liked on Facebook! (Melanie Ann is my name)

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  113. Followed on Pinterest! (my username is kittentalk)

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  114. I could definitely use something just like the Peter Pan Perfect Top. It's just adorable!


    burntryce[at]gmail[dot]com

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  115. I love the Teal Float Away Top!!! It has pockets!!!! http://www.penelopelaneclothing.com/collections/sale/products/float-away-top-jade

    Love the blog, btw!!!

    notjustasparrow@yahoo.com

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  116. I also liked on facebook.


    burntryce[at]gmail[dot]com

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  117. I'm now following on Pinterest!


    burntryce[at]gmail[dot]com

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  118. Love the lemon torte dress :) Following on facebook :)

    orientalinfluences@gmail.com

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  119. I like the Cape May dress :)

    alittleteapot3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. I love finding new shops on your blog. Thank you!
    My favorite Penelope Lane item is the 'In the Navy Dress.'

    -Kathleen
    kmmanning89@gmail.com

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  121. I *like* Penelope Lane Clothing on Facebook.

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  122. I follow Penelope Lane on pinterest.

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  123. I like the Time for Tea Dress! :)

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  124. Love the Summer Heat and Alfresco Lunch Dress! Thanks!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  125. I follow PL on twitter. @justpeachyphoto
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  126. I like PL on FB! Thanks!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  127. The Fly Away Flamingo top is my favorite!
    lexirae92@verizon.net

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  128. I liked Penelope Lane Clothing on Facebook!
    lexirae92@verizon.net

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  129. I followed Penelope Lane Clothing on Twitter.
    lexirae92@verizon.net

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  130. I followed Penelope Lane Clothing on Pinterest.
    lexirae92@verizon.net

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  131. i love the afternoon sunshine dress and the float away top

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  132. i also followed on pinterest!

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  133. My favorite item is the Rose Garden dress.

    morenojm@vcu.edu

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  134. I also liked Penelope Lane on Facebook.

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  135. love the fly away flamingo top dress!

    marche_love at hotmail dot com

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  136. followed on twitter! @hunnybunny727

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  137. following on pinterest also

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  138. My favorite is the Alfresco Lunch dress, so pretty!

    missstephanielynn24@gmail.com

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  139. i absolutely love the peter pan perfect top!

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  140. I like the Hello Sailor Shorts in black (or any color, really).

    What an amazing, fun idea for a giveaway to be a mystery!

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  141. Navy Flapper Dress
    ohsmiledarling at gmail dot com

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  142. I'm following on pinterest ohsmiledarling!

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  143. I'm following on twitter ohsmiledarling

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  144. I love the crochet top!

    nickel072003@yahoo.con

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  145. I followed her on twitter @cgboots418

    nickel072003@yahoo.com

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  146. I liked her facebook page!

    nickel072003@yahoo.com

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  147. I am following her on pinterest @cgboots418

    nickel072003@yahoo.com

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  148. I LOVE the Rose Garden dress, so summery!
    Emilytrenwith at gmail dot com

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  149. I also follow PL on Twitter (emilyinswansea)
    Emilytrenwith at gmail dot com

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  150. i usually go with dresses, but i love these shorts! http://www.penelopelaneclothing.com/products/hello-sailor-short-black

    mooransh@gmail.com

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  151. i follow PL on twitter (MoranSha)
    mooransh@gmail.com

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  152. i follow PL on pinterest
    mooransh@gmail.com

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  153. i like PL on FB
    mooransh@gmail.com

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  154. I follow PL on twitter
    @BagatelleDesign

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  155. I follow PL on Facebook
    Bagatelle Designs

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  156. I loved the Alfresco Lunch Dress.

    sloan_gray at yahoo dot com

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  157. I follow her on Twitter.

    sloan_gray at yahoo dot com

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  158. I liked her on Facebook.

    sloan_gray at yahoo dot com

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  159. I follow her on Pinterest.

    sloan_gray at yahoo dot com

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  160. i love the "I'll have a grande" top

    sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  161. liked on fb as christine hammer weideman

    sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  162. follow on pinterest as christine weideman

    sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  163. The Attack of the Kraken Necklace is BEYOND awesome!

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  164. i love the embroidered with love tunic :) <3

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  165. Such cute stuff... I like the Easy, Breezy Sweater http://www.penelopelaneclothing.com/collections/frontpage/products/easy-breezy-sweater

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  166. Love, love, love the apple a day top!!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/
    theclosetintellectual{at}gmail{dot}com

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  167. And following on pinterest!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/
    theclosetintellectual{at}gmail{dot}com

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  168. oh my! The Cape Mary dress is beautiful!

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  169. The Peekaboo Dress! I'm a sucker for lace and a good peplum!
    -Brittany
    smith.d.brittany at gmail.com

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  170. I follow on Twitter! (@Bitty603)
    -Brittany
    smith.d.brittany at gmail.com

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  171. I liked on Facebook!
    -Brittany
    smith.d.brittany at gmail.com

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  172. I follow on Pinterest!
    -Brittany
    smith.d.brittany at gmail.com

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  173. I love the Shades of Blue Earrings!

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  174. I followed on Facebook.
    holzcore@hotmail.com

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  175. I followed on Pinterest.
    hollystrother@live.com

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