Birthday Giveaway: Sweater Weather Skirt

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I’ll be celebrating my birthday next week! Winter birthdays are always kind of lame. It seems every fictional character on TV has a spring or summer birthday, celebrated in the backyard with cake and balloons on a warm, sunny day. They are right to do it though, brightly coloured balloons just don’t look right in slush, sleet and that hard brown/grey snow left everywhere after a few melty days in a row. Winter birthdays are always spent inside on cold, cloudy days. That’s why I always try to make my birthday extra special! Help me celebrate this year with my Sweater Weather Skirt giveaway!

Sweater Weather Skirt Giveaway! \\ Sophster-Toaster Blog

The skirt is available through my shop in sizes XS – XL, with petite and tall options as well. The thicker fabric, midi length hem line and adorably quirky cats-in-sweaters print make it perfect for wearing in cool weather.

Anyone can enter the giveaway and the prize, valued at $64.25, will ship for free to anywhere in the world! The winner will be chosen by random in two weeks and announced here, on Facebook and on Twitter. That lucky person will also be emailed using the address provided through the widget below. Good Luck!

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Giveaways not your style? Use coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY10 for 10% off anything from the Sophster-Toaster shop from now until the end of the month!

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Sweater Weather

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I fell in love within the first few seconds I saw this fabric. How could I not? It’s a cats-in-sweaters print by my favourite fabric designer, Andrea Lauren, that effortlessly blends the line between quirky and gorgeous. Some of the cats are even wearing winged eyeliner, just like me!

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The fabric comes in a few colours and print scales but there was a problem. My favourite colour was only available in one scale, and it was much bigger than what I usually look for. I debated for a long time whether I should push myself out of my comfort zone – something I try to do on the regular – or email the designer and ask if she could do a custom scale. I ordered a swatch and put it in the hands of all my friends to get their opinion. Eventually, through a combination of their thoughts and mine, I figured the larger print would, at the very least, photograph better for my Etsy listing and give more variety to my catalogue. So I did it, I took the plunge, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results!

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Cardigan H&M
Skirt Sophster-Toaster
with ModCloth Petticoat
Tights ModCloth
Shoes ModCloth
Necklace gift
Earrings Claire’s
Tori’s Sweater PetSmart

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Of course, the print did become available in a smaller scale a few days after I stopped doubting myself and placed the order, but I’m so glad I took the chance and left my comfort zone. I definitely won’t be shying away from big prints anymore.

All photos by me.