Friday, 11 May 2012

It's competition time


Whenever I walk into Big Blue I have this exact feeling:
Little money purses
It is my best bestest shop ever as a lot of my regular readers clearly knows  (11 of you guessed correctly yesterday). Welcome to all the Big Blue Facebook fans too finding this post from their Facebook page.

There are so many reasons why I love Big Blue - firstly I just like their style. I feel at home in it - just a little bit different and creative.The Olka Polka tiered skirt as featured below must be the signature Big Blue item - every girl needs one and a pair of Olka Polka pants - the most comfy and stylish pants ever and yes, that combination does exist.
 I also adore the quality of their clothes - I have a dress that is close to 7 years in age that is still as beautiful as the day I bought it and because the style is unique, has never gone out of fashion either. The shops are beautiful - a true shopping experience.






Their gift range is really funky - much to choose from.























The cookies from the cookie stamp above are truly beautiful and I always get compliments on them.
The choice for men is great too but the essence must be the quirky T shirts they are so well known for.


Being a true handbag fanatic I can tell you Big Blue has the most stunning bags, always. Always something pretty or funny or just different.
I really want one of these

Love this one too
But to me the true experience lies in the helpful and friendly staff . Tshidi and Caroline at my local branch are always ready to help, to suggest another option, to phone and find something for you in your number. My cookie stamp took a lot of phoning around until they found two and within days I collected it from the shop. True excellent service
So today, I am truly delighted to present a little competition to celebrate my 1000th blogpost in conjunction with Big Blue. Up for grabs are :

First prize - a R500,00 gift voucher to spend at your local Big Blue. If you live in the backwoods of South Africa you can choose from their beautiful new website.
Second and third prizes: A lovely shopper bag each worth R290,00  which you can collect at your local Big Blue or alternatively I will arrange to post it to you.

So to enter the following:
1. For your initial one entry : Go to Big Blue's facebook page and "like" it, then visit their website and leave a comment below on my blog stating the exact description of your favorite Big Blue item.I will attempt to do a gallery of choices.
2. For a second entry tweet the phrase: "To win with @BigBlueSA head over to @catjuggles blog: juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-competition-time.html" and leave a comment here stating that you did it. No separate comment, no extra entry.
3. For additional entries do a blogpost about this giveaway and tweet the blogpost including the twitter handles @BigBlueSA and @catjuggles or post a picture on Instagram of your favorite Big Blue outfit or items and tweet the Instagram post including the twitter handles @catjuggles and @BigBlueSA. Once again tell me in a comment that you did it. No separate comment, no extra entry.

Rules:
Competition open to SA residents only
You have to do the initial one entry (item 1 above)  to enter the competition at all
Bloggers that guessed correctly yesterday will have one additional entry into the competition - you still have to do item 1.
The winners will be determined from a random number generated per entry posted. The decision is final.
The winner will be announced here and on the Big Blue Facebook page on the 18th of May. You need to respond on your win with an email to claim your prize.
The competition closes on 12 noon on the 18th of May 2012.

Have fun! And keep reading.
Thanks for each and every reader and each and every comment over the last  999 posts. Here's to 999 more.

87 comments:

  1. The vintage lace around cardi http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=New-Vintage-Lace-Around-Cardi-%252d-Navy > definitely want one for winter!,
    Off to tweet!

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  2. Phew - so much to choose from. I can't even begin. I think my favourite is the Opolka Charty Dress - it's gorgeous. And the ballet wraps, and the Vitage fig top, and the Jig A Jig Top and and and. The list is endless. but i think i'd do far better in the shop, so perhaps i need to find a big blue when i'm in CT (and fingers crossed i win the voucher).

    Have done everything i needed to.

    Am now off tweet ....

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  3. I really want a Olka Polka short skirt, and I actually like the clothes in that second image on your post more than the stuff I could find on their website :) Like that navy long sleeved T-shirt with frills

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  4. I absa lootly adore that retro typewriter bag! Totally adorable.

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  5. I should be working, but when I saw Jenty's Tweet about a Big Blue competition on your blog, I couldn't resist.

    But I have to choose?! I love Big Blue for quirky gifts. My mom took up drums awhile back and I gave her a set of their drumstick pencils for her bday as a joke. From their site, I'd go with the hotel bell for my brother, seeing he lives at home and my folks are always saying how he treats the place like a ahotel ;-) Or the corkers. They are just too cute!

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  6. Just tweeted too.

    And happy 1000th post! Great milestone.

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  7. Mine will definitely be the Olkapolka long frill skirt. I will never be able to buy one myself.

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  8. Wrote a blogpost.
    http://underthesamebluesky.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/win-with-big-blue-3/

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  9. My word, I covet the clothes in their store in Tygervalley. I love the fabric and the styles, perfect for my, erm, body shape and I often buy t-shirts for hubby from them!
    I especially like their skirts and that vintage fig top. And teh Jig-a-jig top.And the cardi's . Ok gotta stop now.

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  10. Awesome way to celebrate your 1000th post! I remember when I was pregnant (with my then Anke) I saw the perfect birdie/ birdcage bag in a Big Blue - way over my intended price range. But I had to have it.

    Love the Zabebe Pintuck Shift Dress and the Hitch Print Skirt!

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  11. Course i had to tweet it ;)

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  12. Fb page liked aaaaages ago! Ive always loved their bags... Browsing the site now, their overnight bags are gorgeous, but i dont go away often enough to warrant having one... So my fave item is probably the wagtail satchel bag. I do love those cookie stamps ... Awesome! Have never seen them tho.. Must keep my eyes open :)

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  13. Tweeted!! Damn, wish i had read this post earlier... I wore a big blue top today and coulve tweeted a pic! Grrrr

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  14. Olkapolka Long Frill Skirt
    big blue... if i had a penny for every time i raved to my friends about this store ...
    I love love LOVE it ..
    By far the best shopping experience ever .. every time :D

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  15. i love the flower chiffon palaz pants. I met a lady in the Kollonade shop (jewelery shop) who's also wearing that pants. From that day on i was in love with Big blue

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  16. I love the Sugar Coated Cat Bag. It's brown with various, colourful kitties on.

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  17. My friend, CONGRATS on 1000 posts and as much as I love those bags (hmmmm) when I went to the fb page, i saw something quite vulgar so I will not like it and bring it to my profile :)

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  18. I absolutely love the Opolka Posy Jacket& Oak Donna Dress. It's gorgeous

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  19. Liked and website looked at,, though I often just look for the sake of looking... I would adore to own the 'Its Darling Owl Handbag', I have been coveting it for ages.

    congrats on your 1000th post! Great to have discovered you:-)

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  20. Oh goodness - how do
    You choose! The owl bag is a must but there over night bags are also stunning and some cushions would look awesome in my room!

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  21. Cathy Badenhorst13 May 2012 at 00:01

    WOW!!!! Absolutely adore everything and it is extremely difficult to only choose one...would love to be able to put everything on my wish list. I am blown away by the long skirts especially the "All Over Lalique Skirt" http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=All-Over-Lalique-Skirt, I would be over the moon for this one in my closet!!

    Liked, shared, following, tweeted and posted pic @cathybadcar :)

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  22. Daniela Cardoso13 May 2012 at 00:24

    Congrats on your 1000th blog post!!!! I just have to have this With Love Overnight Bag http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=With-Love-Overnight-Bag , it is simply stunning!!!! Liked @ shared on FB, following on twitter and have tweeted and posted pic @dcardoso52

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  23. My favourite shop in SA!!!
    I've just had a look at their website and it was really difficult to choose but if I had to it would be the Zabebe Hitch Print Skirt - Henna.

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  24. Ah-ha...knew it! I so love there shops!

    And you know which product is my fave already...their cookie stamp :-)

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  25. Just liked them on FB. I love that Mexicana handbag, the owl kitchen timers and that Key Pete thing. Congrats on post number 1000.

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  26. No wonder that is your favourite store. Amazing.
    My favourite item on their website is the New Vintage Lace Around Cardi in Navy. It is gorgeous.
    And I have "liked" FB page.

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  27. My favourite is the Opolka Charty Dress

    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Opolka-Charty-Dress

    But I also love:
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Bindi-Knotted-Dress-
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Zabebe-Hitch-Print-Skirt-%252d-Henna
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Hurricane-Dress
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Bookend-Morph%E2%80%99s-
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Key-Pete
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Apple-Memo-Pad
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=60-Minute-Owl-Kitchen-Timer

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  28. Congratulations on your 1000th post - what a milestone!

    I LOVE Big Blue and have been eyeing the "Its darling owl handbag".

    I have tweeted :)

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  29. Opolka Posy Jacket is gorgeous! But I love Big Blue probably as much as you do! So there are tons of items I love from their store! I was introduced to Iron Fist shoes through Big Blue! My favourite shoes ever!

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  30. I want the Poppy Overnight Bag!!! Want want want want ... NEED IT!! Met die prettige rooi blommetjies in felt, en die perfekte kombinasie van bruin en sagter groen, met die linte as versiering is dit presies wat ek nodig het vir 'n welverdiende wegbrekie van die alledaagse roetine :)

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  31. En ek het getweet! Is mal oor big blue, en wil so so so graag wen!!!

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  32. Hi,
    Oh!! Big Blue!!! My absolute favourite shop. In fact, its just about the only place I shop now days :D

    I love the Object D'art Overnight Bag and the Poppy overnight Bag.
    the Chiffon Palaz pants, Smudj Twiggy dress, Long Kalk Bay skirt and the New Vintage Fig top are some of my favourites :)

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  33. You want me to choose one thing off their website!? Just one!!??!
    Sheesh...
    Okay. Here's a very short list.
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Mexicana-Overnight-Bag
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Wagtail-Satchel-Bag
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=With-Love-Shoulder-Bag
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?produc
    :Dt=Bookend-Morph%E2%80%99s-


    Tweeted BTW...

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  34. I totally need a new nappy bag, so I love the Fancy Nappy Bag - Purple!

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  35. Tweeted Too!

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  36. FB page liked, website visted but HOW can I be expected to choose just ONE favourite item?! I'm crazy about the Object D'Art Laptop Bag, the Beatles Union Jack Overnight Bag AND the Wagtail Satchel bag!!
    I'm also keen on the Bindi Ballet Wrap (any colour)and the Olka Polka Charty Dress....

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  37. Liked the fb page - LOVE Joe Soap but this skirt ...
    http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Mid-Length-Lino-Skirt

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  38. I have liked their FB page :)
    I adore this item: http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=NV-Pop-Art-Dress

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  39. I have tweeted about the competition :)

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  40. I have blogged about the competition :)
    http://gnatj.com/2012/05/16/a-bigbluesa-competition-with-catjuggles/

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  41. I have pinned my fave item here http://pinterest.com/pin/256564509992138085/

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  42. I love the funkiness and tongue-in-cheek humour of Big Blue! It is very hard to choose a favourite, but I always gravitate towards the very groovy gifts and homeware when I am in store. My favourite item is the Washing Powder Tin, which looks like a mini washing machine. That would certainly brighten up my laundry drudgery!

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  43. The guitar braai tongs...It will bring so much laughter to the family braais :)

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  44. The Mexicana Overnight Bag! Just a word to describe such beauty... STUNNING!

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  45. Absolutely love the "Home made" cookie stamper. Being a baker these are a must for my collection!

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  46. Marulé MacKay17 May 2012 at 14:24

    Just one favourite! That's difficult! I like the Alyssa Skirt - Taupe, Opolka Slip Dress (which I saw in the window with a black scarf in Rosebank, looked so amazing) and Smudj Down Low Pants.
    My favourite of the:

    Smudj Down Low Pants (so me!!)

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  47. I'm already a fan of Big Blue FB Page, and my favourite item on their website is Wild Wood Overnight Bag. It was sooooo hard to choose!!!

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  48. Marulé MacKay17 May 2012 at 14:26

    Just tweeted!

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  49. I liked Big Blue's page and my fav item on their website is Wild Wood Overnight Bag http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Wild-Wood-Overnight-Bag - it was sooooo hard to choose!

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  50. Absolutely love the Wild Wood Mini Bag!! :)

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  51. I have tweeted about the competition :)

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  52. I did my Tweet @AnToinetteLight

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  53. All done :-)

    I have so many things I want but because I head up a digital company and we use almost the exact typewriter in our newsletter then this would be my favourite item - http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Object-D%27Art-Laptop-Bag

    This is SO me - http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=OlkaPolka-Julette-Top
    Classic for winter - http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Pencil-Skirt
    Wear with the skirt above - http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=OlkaPolka-3{47}4-Cardi-%252d-Taupe
    My BFF has this and forbade to get one - http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Bitch-Bunny-Skirt
    That's me - http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Makhulu-Boss

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  54. I love the NV Pop Art Dress. I think it should be in everyone's wardrobe and it can be worn with stockings and boots for winter.

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  55. I just tweeted "To win with @BigBlueSA head over to @catjuggles blog: juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-competition-time.html".

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  56. I don't have a blog or instagram. So I pinned my favourite items on my Pinterest. Then I did I tweet about it and 'n FB update. I also followed @catjuggles a did a tweet about that too. I'm already following Big Blue on Twitter!!

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  57. The Areaware Wooden Radio is brilliant!

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  58. It will be a priviledge to wear anything from Big Blue.

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  59. REHANA SEEDAT
    I have liked the Big Blue facebook page. My fav. item on their website is the Wild Wood Overnight bag. http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product-Wild-Wood-Overnight-Bag
    I have also tweeted@BigBlueSA @catjuggles with the link as instructed for an extra entry and shared the competition post with the link to my facebook profile. Awesome giveaway, holding thumbs!
    My twittername: online61524
    email address: dseedat@telkomsa.net

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  60. oh my gosh i love Big Blue, I avoid it now as I will spend money and I have none to spend at the moment. I have a dress I wore to my sisters wedding, 6 skirts, 3 t-shirts and 2 wrap around tops. I would have more. I lOVE that shop so much it is so true to my style.
    My favourite has to be the long skirts, but they have divine tops too, looking at the on line catalogue has not been good for my budget. If pushed I would pick this one http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Long-Kalk-Bay-Skirt

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  61. I love the New Vintage Fig top in Teal. Would've loved to have some Jelly Boobs to eat now though ;)

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  62. I tweeted too :)

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  63. I have liked the Big Blue facebook page and I like the New vintage fig top in teal. Its simple and a beautiful colour.

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  64. I have tweeted as @iamlari12 for an extra entry

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  65. Love the Mexicana overnight bag. Have liked facebook page.

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  66. Have tweeted as well. Twitter handle: @samiola_88

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  67. The item I love the most (and have been craving for a while) at Big Blue is the Allover Tattoo Skirt.

    Facebook page liked :)

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  68. Ha! I was right - yay me....now wish it was that easy to win....Off to LIKE their fb page right now!

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  69. Love the Mini Skirt in Charcoal on pg 5 and the Ruby Waterfall Cardi on pg 6...some much deliciousness in one shop!!

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  70. I love these items:

    1. Jatujak Choker Rose Quartz (R290.00 ) - http://www.bigblue.co.za/products.php?product=Jatujak-Choker-Rose-Quartz

    2. 60 Minute Owl Kitchen Timer (R90.00)

    3. Cappuccino Set (R250.00)

    Hope I win!

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So what's on your mind?