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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Buckhead Betties Madras Plaid Handbag

When my dad was in junior high, he went to Belk's department store and charged a pair of madras plaid pants on his parents' account. The next day, he wore the pants to school -- even though they were strictly forbidden -- and was promptly sent home by the principal.

Needless to say, my dad got into big trouble with his parents. And those madras plaid pants mysteriously disappeared. Until the day she died, my grandmother swore she didn't know what happened to them. But ask my Uncle Jerry about them, and he cracks into a big grin. We'll get to the bottom of the madras plaid mystery some day.

But not knowing makes a better story.

Today's Goo Goo Giveaway is in honor of my Dad and those (I'm sure butt-ugly) pants. I'm giving away a cute Buckhead Betties madras plaid purse. I'm actually a big fan of madras plaid, but I can't imagine my dad in a pair -- even as a preteen. That screams big fashion faux pas!


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To enter the giveaway, post a comment sharing with me your biggest fashion faux pas. Mine? Acid washed jeans and lacquered 80s hair.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
Following me on Twitter
Following this blog
Becoming a fan of Goo Goo Buy Buy on Facebook
Tweeting about this contest (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway
Tweeting about the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 7. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

66 comments:

  1. My biggest fashion faux pas was a bright pink, aqua and some other bright color I can't even remember sweater. It was all swirls and stripes blended together and apparently was an "in" thing in the 80s, but ugh! When I see that sweater in pictures now, I gag! (Of course, the BIG hair didn't help things any. -- ha!)

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  2. I'm subscribed.
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  3. I follow you on Twitter (@HSBSuzanne).

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  4. I follow your blog. (HSB Suzanne)
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  5. I tweeted about the giveaway for 10/31...

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  6. I tweeted about the Extravaganza for 10/31...

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  7. I also had some acid washed jeans that I thought were so cool! Any my hair - it was so big I was top heavy!

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  8. I had the bad bangs that you curl up on the top and under on the bottom. So glad I got rid of those :)
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  9. Mine was wearing orange and pink fishnet stockings -ugh :)

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  12. My biggest fashion faux pas was wearing my hair in a bun for a picture day one year. I totally looked like a boy. It was awful. LOL

    -Lauren
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  15. For some reason I think that they might be making a come back----shoulder pads. I hope they aren't like the ones of the 80's.

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  16. I would have to say huge hair in the 80's..huge sweaters with very tight leggings also

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  17. I tweeted about the giveaway for 11/1...

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  18. I tweeted about the Extravaganza for 11/1...

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  19. A sweater dress with bullet proof bangs. Ugh.

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  20. I think I'm guilty of all your fashion faux pas. Leggings, leg warmers, acid washed jeans, shoulder pads, hideous sweaters. There's a reason my high school yearbook is hidden in my parents' attic.

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  21. I had rock hard bangs that were curled under... my my my am I glad those days are long gone!

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  22. Twitter follower, @dee_greatest

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  23. My biggest fashion faux pas was this awful pair of maroon corderoy flare pants that I loved in elementary school...oh they were ugly!

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  24. I now follow your site. My screen name is rebbiedeed.

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  25. i think the really really high waisted pants back in the eighties , they came right up to your breasts , they were awful
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  27. i posted my email wrong on the psot above forgot the s LOL
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  29. My biggest fashion faux pas wearing one black & one dark blue high heel shoe 2 work & not realizing it till SOMEONE pointed it out 2 me YIKES.......!!!!thats what I get for tossin my shoes under the bed..... birdson@roadrunner.com

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  30. email subscriber of YOURS birdson@roadrunner.com

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  31. I sure do FOLLOW U birdson@roadrunner.com

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  32. I tweeted for 11/2 about the giveaway...

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  33. I tweeted for 11/2 about the Extravaganza...

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  34. t-shirt gauchos for sure-- ugh!!

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  35. I follow your blog

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  36. One of the bad fashion things I remember was rainbow colored suspenders. They weren't popular very long (Thank goodness)

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  37. I'm a facebook fan
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  38. love the bag!! so cute...Helping mommys win sent me over this way. My biggest fashion woe was SUPER thin eyebrows and darkkkk eye liner makeup YIKES!

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  41. tweeted ur giveaway - http://twitter.com/AMPaway/status/5377793442

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  42. leggings with stirrups and yellow tights! Yuck!

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  44. tweeted about giveaway for 11/3...

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  45. tweeted about Extravaganza for 11/3...

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  46. All my pj bottoms are too short

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  50. I tweeted about the Extravaganza for 11/4...

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  52. i had big 80's hair and bangs.. i still have the bangs even today.
    back in the 80's i also wore men's pajama pants with big sweatshirts in public way before they became instyle.
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    remember when our socks had to match our shirts? lol.. red, pink, green, you name it!

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  54. tweet about giveaway for 11/5...

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