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Win a Back To School Gift Card From Gordmans

Forget the New Year — fall is the season of new beginnings. The cool air brings visions of new books and new adventures, of cocoa and cozy sweaters and leaves crunching under foot on crisp mornings.

It’s already back to school shopping season (how did that happen?!) and even if you’re not actually going back to class yourself, it’s a great time to explore a new look.

A Jessica Simpson handbag

For this month’s giveaway, you could win a $25 Gordmans gift certificate to kick-start your shopping.

If you’re a regular reader, you know that I normally save these giveaways for regional boutiques, organizations and artists. But I was happily surprised to learn that Gordmans is actually a Midwestern-based chain, a family business founded in Omaha, Nebraska in the 1930s.

They’ve since expanded to 97 locations in 20 states so that means that there’s probably one near where you live. I love it when I can offer a prize that almost all of my readers can use!

A lacy little number from BB Dakota

This contest is open to everyone, gentlemen included. I’ll be telling you about some new lines Gordmans is carrying but if you win, you can use your $25 gift certificate towards anything in the store.

Here’s how to enter: Read the rest of the post and then tell me which clothing line sounds most like you OR what you’re looking forward to wearing this fall in the comments below.

Want to get registered more than once? If you like or share this contest from Prairie Style File’s Facebook or Twitter page, you’ll be entered up to two more times — once for Twitter and once for Facebook.

The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 15. I’ll randomly select a winner on Saturday, August 16.

Here are three new lines at Gordmans that I think you’ll especially like. Don’t forget to comment below to tell me what your thoughts.


Jessica Simpson The Look: Classic with a twist

The Collection: You’ll find lots of figure-flattering basics and layering pieces that work for a variety of body types. Look for lots of basic black and white, day-to-night denim in several different cuts, a few strategic accent colors like teal and color and the occasional demure print. The most extravagant pieces are the signature handbags.

The Stand-Out Pieces: You can’t beat a curvy boot cut jean in a dark wash. And the signature line of handbags is my favorite part of the line. I’m in love with the white one shown at the top of the post.


Kensie The Look: Young, trendy and street

The Collection: Look for lots of urban-friendly, on-trend statement pieces from Kensie, everything from overalls (they’re baaaaack) to silky black and white track pants. These pieces aren’t for everyone, so Gordmans also stocks lots of the brand’s layering pieces in bright colors and prints for mixing and matching.

The Stand-Out Pieces: Casual tanks and T-shirt dresses with a bit of an edge. My favorite is a printed dress (shown below) with slouchy pockets and zipper and drawstring details. And the large selection of spot-on prints is a win for pattern lovers.

BB Dakota (and BB Dakota Jack) The Look: Romantic and artsy

The Collection: BB Dakota for Gordmans isn’t quite as art-chick boho as you’d find elsewhere. Instead, the Gordmans collection has an interesting eye for contrast, juxtaposing lacy tops with vegan leather moto jackets and graphic stripes and color block prints.

The Stand-Out Pieces: A delicate lace dress and a tough jacket is just the right mix of tough and sweet for fall.

A slouchy dress — with cool, casual details — from Kensie

So which line would you wear? And what are you wearing this fall in general? Comment before 11:59 p.m. on Friday to win!

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This post is sponsored by Gordmans. All opinions are my own.

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