2016 Favorite Things Giveaway

Happy Monday, Friends! I’m celebrating two years of blogging with a little giveaway full of so many of my favorite brands!

When I started this blog two years ago it was mostly a creative outlet and a space for me to keep up with my shopping finds and style inspiration. I was a new mom in need of some major wardrobe revamping. (It really is amazing how out of the loop you can feel when you start spending your days working post-college or spend six months in yoga pants after having a baby.) I needed some serioushelp on where to shop, what to wear and how to settle into my new big-girl wife & momidentity. After spending hours researchingand googling shops, sales and bloggers to followI realized not only how much I enjoy scouting out style inspiration and salesbut also that there weren’t a ton of blogsI identified with who wereaddressing everyday style for thelater twenties and thirties crowd who love classic, casual and everyday style.Amarketing girl by day I have managed my fair share of websites and social accounts and knew I had the skills necessary to make this blog a reality so at 28 years of age I took the leap and created thesouthernstyleguide.com.

Fast-forward two years and I love having a space where I share shopping roundups, outfit inspiration, beauty reviews and travel guides. I consider it a privilege that anyone would even read thisblogmuch less that I’m considered by some to be an “influencer”. I know that people turn to me for inspiration, advice, feedback and reviews and I don’t take that lightly. It’s why I say no to brands that want me to share their products for the sake of sharing or making a buck if I don’t really love what they make or represent. I want my readers to know that when I promote a brand or a product it really is something I truly love, buy and use.Over the past two years I have been fortunate to foster relationships with some truly amazing companies whose products I used before blogging, use now and will use and buy for years to come.This collection of itemsis representative of a few of those brands.I not only absolutely love these products but I love the brands and people behind them.


The Southern Style Guide Favorite Things


The Southern Style Guide Favorite Things 2016

Two winners will be chosen on Friday, October 28th at 9pm and will each win the following collection worth over $500 retail value.

Tula Skincare Discovery Kit– This skincare line has changed my skin. If you don’t win you can still get 20% off + free shipping with my code SOUTHSTYLEGUIDE20 through October 31st.

2017 Emily Ley Simplified Planner – I’m very tech oriented and use my phone for all of my schedulingbut I love this planner! I will use it to set monthly goals, keep up with my kids growth, milestones, funny things they say and our family memories. I can’t wait to be at the end of 2018 and look through where our days actually went and how much my babies changed.

Aviate Hat– Favorite hat ever. You can chose your color and airport code of your hometown, college town or a town that you love. A South Carolinian born and bred I chose my favorite city on earth, Charleston. Not only is the hat really cute it always makes me happy to remember my young single days living in the Holy City.

Ban.do Good Ideas Notebooks– Can one every have enough notebooks? I can’t! I love these because they are thin enough to stuff in a bible, purse or laptop bag. Plus they are really cute!

Rewined Blanc Collection Candle– If you haven’t smelled these candles then please enter to win but regardless go buy a couple. Rewined is based out of Charleston and they are hands down the best smelling candles ever.

Personalized Moon & Lola Dalton Necklace– If you have followed me on instagram then you have seen this necklace (a ton). I love to wear it solo, layered, dressed up or dressed down.

BaubleBar Flamenco Drops– I love these fun earrings! They can be dressed up or dressed down and the fringe is really trendy right now. I love the periwinkle color but you can pick your favorite!

Stack of Bourbon & Boweties Bangles– I rarely leave the house without these bangles. You can wear one, two, five, ten, honestly it doesn’t matter. They come in all colors, stack perfectly and match any outfit you could wear. I’ve work them dressed down with jeans and to black tie fundraisers. I seriously can’t have too many.

3 Month Subscription to Birchbox– Hi my name is Cristin and I hoard beauty products. No seriously I have apothecary jars in my bathroom full of tiny colorful samples.Every month I look forward to my birchbox shipment to try out some new custom tailored items and stock up my stash. I will try them immediately, use them when I need a little mini spa night pick me up or take them when I travel. If you already have a subscription and win you will get a $30 gift card.

To enter: Follow my instagram account, visit this postand tag two friends in the comments. Or enter by one of the ways below!

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Update! This giveaway has closed and the winners are@Chan204& @Catiedew. Congrats! Email me at [email protected] to claim your prize.