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my splendid summer {contest}…



My 4-part series with Splendid this week was my way giving you a peek into my summer as well as sharing ways that I love mixing and matching pattern and color in my outfits while enjoying my favorite summer activities. The finale in the series has all been leading up to a fun contest that I'm super excited to be hosting and sharing with you all. I've never done a contest on Oh Joy before, but I'm pretty psyched about what's up for grabs… 


The grand prize is: an Apple iPad in a Clare Vivier for Splendid case, a $500 Splendid gift card, Splendid skin care products, and a Splendid towel and bag with an approximate retail value of $1275.

There will also be 3 runner-up prizes that include: $250 Splendid gift card, Splendid skin care products, and a Splendid towel and bag with an approximate retail value of $480 each.

Here's how to enter:

1. Follow Splendid on Pinterest.

2. Create a Pinterest board called "Splendid Summer" that epitomizes your ideal summer. It can include food, fashion, travel, DIY, inspirational images, or anything that tells us what means summer to you. You can even upload your own photos, snapshots, or bits of summer inspiration from your own life. Make sure to tag your images with #splendidsummer. Here's my Splendid Summer board as an example for you.

3. Once you've created your board, leave a comment on this post with a link to your "Splendid Summer" Pinterest board. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes.

Entries must be received by 11:59pm PST on August 7, 2012. I will select one winner and three runners-up by August 21st. You can see here for a full image of the prizes and contest details. Please note: You must live in the US to be eligible. For any questions regarding the contest, please email: [email protected].

Thanks again for all your kind comments this week on the series. Here's part 1, 2, 3, and 4 if you missed it! Have fun, and can't wait to see what you guys put together!


UPDATE: If you've left a comment saying that your comment isn't going through, it is going through! Any comment after the first 100, you have to scroll and click "read more comments" or hit the arrow to see the newest ones. Sorry for any confusion!

{Top photos by Bonnie Tsang for Oh Joy + Splendid. iPad photo by Splendid} 


  1. What an awesome AWESOME giveaway!!
    Summer to me means spending a lot of time with friends and family, lots of outdoor activities, backyard BBQs, picnics, beaching, cute outfits to keep cool and eating lots of delicious food πŸ™‚
    I love how you’ve put together all your outfits by the way. So stylish all the time!

  2. Please disregard this post because my link is not working. I have reposted. Thank you.

  3. This is what I want about summer. Aside from so many summer activities that you can join there are some that hosting for summer giveaway that we can join also.

  4. How exciting! I’m loving all things pale and watery with pops of bright yellow this summer. And I could really, really use that ipad with that gorgeous case. Thanks for the chance to win. Long time fan of your blog!

  5. How exciting! I’m loving all things pale and watery with pops of bright yellow this summer. And I could really, really use that ipad with that gorgeous case. Thanks for the chance to win. Long time fan of your blog!
    My link didn’t appear so I’m re-posting… please disregard my other post…

  6. I love contest! It’s inspiring and I love being able to look at everyone’s pins. Happy Summer!

  7. This is such an incredible contest Joy!! Your posts this week were beautiful & such an inspiration to make this summer even more fun and free and happy!!
    Here is my board :
    I’m anxious to work on it over the next few weeks. I’m sure it’s going to make me want to travel around, day-dream, and not work!! ha…
    Fingers crossed.

  8. Oh my, It’s so sad that I have to live in the US to participate. I’m crying a little! What a great contest! Good luck to you all! πŸ™‚

  9. I am usually not a huge summer fan because of the heat but this summer I get the share it with my new little princess! This summer is filled with walks at sunrise, beach blankets under the trees, trying out new recipes and sharing kisses with my sweet little Chickie! I LOVE summer now!
    What a great contest! I read your blog religiously and used your baby guide to fill my Chickie’s room. Thanks!

  10. What a fabulous idea! Now we can all share some great pins with each other! I really do savor my summers with my family and friends!
    I would love to be able to use the technology for my classroom! My deaf students are visual learners and I have found some awesome apps thanks to Pinterest that I could use with them for active learning to keep them engaged! What a blessing!
    Happy Summer everyone! πŸ˜€

  11. Such an awesome idea!!
    When I think of summer… I think of sand, sunlight, whimsical whites with pops of color, a salty breeze, foaming waves, the smell of suntan lotion, painting my toes, late night movies, napping on a hammock, cloud watching and star gazing, family bbqs, and blanket soft grass…. oh, such a splendid, splendid summer indeed!!
    As a photographer, the sounds, smells, and sights of summer inspire my work throughout the year!! It would be such an honor to win!
    Here is my Pinterest link:

  12. Oh Boy, Oh Joy! What an awesome giveaway & just a super fun, creative activity for us Pinterest-obsessed fans! Neat to see what summer means to others too by scrolling through all the boards πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this opportunity, ADORE your blog & your work/inspiration and wishing us all GOOD LUCK!
    Long Live a Summer of Love!

  13. So excited! Designing patterns is a HUGE passion of mine, letting alone mixing them and summer is the perfect season for this! I’ve been a long time fan of you and your work. You were a huge inspiration to me when I was in design school. Thanks for this opportunity. Can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future! Well wishes to you and your family

  14. This was great fun! It was a walk down memory lane…remembering some of the fun things I did growing up during the summer months. Thanks for the great idea!

  15. Would anyone want to help me out and tell me why I can’t get my URL to appear to get to my board? Would really appreciate it!

  16. Yay for summer! And this giveaway!
    A collection of this year’s summer so far; all photos by me.

  17. What an amazing summer we are having! The weather has been a trip,but all the fun activies we are having is great. The start of the olympics are always a highlight of the year.

  18. Hi there, could you please delete this entry. I was one of those that b/c I didn’t see my link thought it didn’t go thru but followed the steps posted and see that I did enter on July 20. So sorry. Hope I’m not disqualified. Thank you so much!

  19. I am not sure if my first link went through from awhile back, so I’m reposting. I LOVE summer, love the vibrant colors that make up Splendid clothing, and love your blog. Thank you for this contest that helps remind me what summer is all about!

  20. I’m having a splendid summer and want to show you what I’m dreaming, thinking, and enjoying this year by creating my pinterest board, called β€œSplendid Summer”, to be entered in the pin-it-to-win-it contest. Here is the link to my board
    Anne Pensyl

  21. Here is my board! Summer is such a wonderful time and it was so east to find splendid pins! I would LOVE to win! xo

  22. I hope I’m not repeating mine, but I truly don’t think it went up…
    having SUCH fun putting this board together, though! <3

  23. Amazing giveaway! Been waiting to post my link until my board was perfect πŸ™‚ Now it’s complete with all my favorite Summer-fabulous images. Thanks!

  24. Hello,
    I love the green/blue/white wallpaper. Do you know where i can find it ?
    Thanks !

  25. As a long time fan of Splendid, but new reader to Oh Joy I was quite excited to see this contest going on! As recent college graduate looking for a job, I took this opportunity to use my Splendid Summer board to turn my “what if’s” & wishes of an ideal summer into actually doing the things I pinned while I still I had the time:). Along the way I pinned Spendid clothes that I would wear when doing those activities again in the future with other fun summer accessories!:) Thanks again for doing this!
    Here is the link to my Splendid Summer board —>