2.06.2015

HEYYYYYYYYY NATALIE JEAN!

It's a book it's a book! Heyyyyy, I wrote a book! I've held it in my giddy, shaky hands! And guess what, you can buy it!!!! Oh my goodness I want you to buy it. 

It officially comes out on March 17th, but it's available for preorder now, and we want to get as many preorders as we possibly can!! So to celebrate + to drum up some fun, I figured I'd give away a signed copy, plus my very favorite outfit, "The Uniform," the whole thing head to toe, to one lucky reader. It's the entire Hey Natalie Jean package! A book, plus clogs and a sweater . . . and jewelry . . . I mean, hold your mouth right + maybe there'll be a bag of Twix for yo freezer, too.

Here's what our winner is going to get:


1 / a sweater of your choice from my favorite sweater girl in all of the planet
2 / a pair of Madewell jeans, theeee very best source for wear-every-day denim
3 / a pair of the sexiest damn boots from Brooklyn's most sexiest clog clogger
5 / this dude watch--it'll look killer on your slender lady wrist
6 / the tote bag of the century
7 / a signed copy of my book, 'cause, right

Probably a bag of mini marshmallows, too. What can I say? There it is.

To enter, leave a comment below! That's it!

[POST EDIT NOTE FROM ME: we had originally set preordering the book as requirement for entry. I had been assured it was kosher and the usual technique for preorder campaigns by the "powers that be," but I just got a call that it turns out it wasn't kosher, as I had sort of suspected. I am so sorry!!! My publishers are contacting everyone who preordered to rectify the situation, and those entries are officially here + counted, so don't worry about re-entering. I feel really terrible about this, and I'm so sorry for the mess!]

(I'm also giving away something special on Instagram today if you want to get over + get in on that!)

While we're here, I figured I'd share a few of my the photos from a shoot we did in the summer (Emma took them for the Gap Dress Normal campaign and then we used one or two for the book), featuring yet another version of The Uniform. :)

This is a very exciting week for me, a very exciting year for me! And I'm so grateful for all of you and for your support over the 10 (ten!!!!) years I've been blogging. Thank you so much. Thank you for sharing in the excitement with me! And thank you for being such pals. I might be the luckiest. xo










On me: Gap sweater + jeans / watch / boots
On Huck: Gap chambray, tee + jeans / shoes / tatts

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  2. Congratulations on the book launch! That's truly fantastic!
    And seeing these photos now it just hit me: Huck is so big already. Wow!

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  3. So so thrilled for you! I just pre-ordered mine, and I can't wait to get it & read it! So rad!

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  4. Ah this is awesome!! I babysat Huck a couple times, and he is the most magical kid. You're one lucky mama!

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  5. Ah man, I so want to enter! I've already gone to pre-order your book about three times before remembering that I'm moving and don't know where I'll be living on 17th March. But if I could I'd enter for the watch alone - so good!

    Also, congrats on your book! I will totally pre-order a copy once I've resolved this tiny housing issue...

    http://kathrynlouisasutton.wordpress.com

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  6. Already per-ordered, so excited to read it!

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  7. You're beautiful. I'm so happy for you and weirdly proud of you, as a stranger. Can't wait to read it!

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  8. what an awesome giveaway, thanks so much for sharing! and all of these pictures are so, so adorable.

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  9. Preordered and entered! I am dying for the tote of the century to give to my mom who watches You've Got Mail at least once a month even though it will be hard to hand over. And I am dying for the watch, so I feel important when people ask what time it is. Sorta kidding... anyway AWESOME giveaway!

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  10. YAY! I ordered and entered and I'm SO excited (for me AND for you!) :)

    amy from paintedposies.com

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  11. Congratulations on your forthcoming book! What an amazing accomplishment! I wish you all the best.

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  12. Yeah! Just bought this gem on amazon. I entered the giveaway for the kathleen kelly tote. it's just the best thing. congrats on the book! looking forward to reading it!

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  13. I want all of these things! Although I'll probably buy your book regardless ;)

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  14. seriously i pre-ordered the book in January! I'm chomping at the bit! i'm so excited for you to finally have your book out and for me to finally be able to read it!!

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  15. Congratulations, Natalie! How exciting. I preordered the book as a birthday gift to myself and entered the drawing (my birthday is March 14th) :) I hope I win as I would love to be as stylish as you always are! Xoxo!

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  16. What an awesome giveaway! Just pre-ordered on Amazon - so excited to read your book! Congrats!

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  17. Congrats!!! I love your excitement and all I can say is YAY!!!!!!! Way to go! You did it. You're published. :)

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  18. Woo hoo! From a fellow author (my first novel is coming out June 2nd!), I congratulate you and say: YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR. You're finished a book and that is no easy feat! Congrats! I can't wait to read it!

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  19. Just entered! This book will make the perfect birthday present (my birthday is March 13th). HOLY CONGRATULATIONS!

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  20. Congratulations! Girl, you've worked it, you've earned it. Enjoy the publication ride! You are so generous with your...everything. Thank you for keeping strong and sharing your slice of life. Cheers!

    ...Also, I must know, the boots in the photos above? The link didn't work...
    ...And I'm doing my preorder next. Hollah!

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    1. deirdre! i forgot to put the link in the link, sorry about that. it's fixed now! :)

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  21. Hooray! Yippee! Congrats!
    Pre-ordered & anxiously awaiting its arrival.
    www.gentandthejournaler.com

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  22. Hooray! Pre-ordered and entered. Can't wait to devour your book - counting down the days!

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  23. ENTERED! ENTERED! ENTERED! I can't contain my giddiness!

    Good luck to me, cause I want all the things.

    XO! luh you.

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  24. I entered! Just a fyi, though. When I pressed the submit button, the confirmation that came up on the next page (of your contest, not on Amazon, where I ordered) was "Thanks for Ordering Materially Crafted!" Just making sure my entry made it to the right place. :)

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    1. thanks for letting me know! i contacted the publisher and they'll double check for you.

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    2. Same things happened to me. I thought 'Materially Crafted' was a funny way to say "you are confirmed!"

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  25. I sure hope this means tour!! Because um, you (and Huck) have some blog fangirls here in St. Louis : )

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  26. Why would we have to preorder your book in order to enter to win a copy of your book? I don't need two of them! We should be able to enter without making a purchase.

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    1. if you already preordered you're all set! you can use the confirmation code from your earlier purchase to enter. :)

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    2. oh! now i see what you're saying! haha, geez, good point! maybe give one as a gift? or else maybe the one you buy is the one that gets signed? i'll have to circle back with my publishers on that one.

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  27. Congratulations! And also, you and Huck are the cutest :)

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  28. Please tell me you are doing a book tour. I'd stand in line for that! If I couldn't stand in line for that, I'd task rabbit that ish because I'm not above standing in line for your book deets. Nerd alert, I'm excited about this thing.

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  29. Ahhh so glad I had already preordered! Can't wait to read your book!

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  30. A huge enthusiastic congratulations to you! Way to go!!! Can't wait to read it :)

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  31. Congratulations! Those pictures are adorable!
    Love

    Pili

    Records of my Troubles

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  32. Preordered anyway and CAN NOT WAIT! Fingers crossed and the lucky WEINEEERRRRR!!!! ;)

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  33. Wow, congratulations! That's a huge accomplishment :)

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  34. Ahh, this would be so great! Congrats lady!

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  35. I preordered! But didn't see where the. Confirmation # needed to be entered on the entry form? Must have missed it? Congrats on the book! Can't wait to read!

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    1. you must have entered right on the cuff, i'm so so sorry for the confusion! there's no longer a preorder entry requirement, we had a giant error of bad information, i feel terrible! Abrams will be contacting you soon to rectify, but in the meantime, thank you so much for preordering!! it really means the world, i'm sorry for the goof up and hope you don't regret preordering!

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  36. Natalie, a thought, what if we bought one of the Indiegogo perks that included a copy of the book, which would be delivered a lot later than March- May I think? Would that count?

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    1. i know! i'm so sorry for the confusion. there's no longer a preorder entry requirement, a comment alone gets you in. so, you're entered! this is totally on me, i should have trusted my gut, i'm so sorry! also, thank you!!! thank you so much for the indiegogo preorder!!!!

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  37. I just bought my first pair of Madewell jeans a couple of months ago and now I need more!

    Congratulations on your book!

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  38. the coolest giveaway ever! xx

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  39. Congrats! Such a great time for you! xx

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  40. YAYYY! Congratulations, beautiful mama!

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  41. Oh please oh please oh please!! I'd love to win this!

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  42. I've been hearing amazing things about Madewell jeans for years and I just neeeeeed a pair! And also, I'm pre-ordering your book whether it's part of this giveaway or NOT. So there. But for reals, this is the cutest set up ever. Those boots!! Heart eye emojis.

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  43. So happy for you and very excited to read the book!

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  44. I can't wait for your book!! :)

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  45. I would love to win. That Kathleen Kelly bag is perfect.

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  46. Great giveaway!! I'd love to win!

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  47. Yay! I am so excited about your book! and hooray for this awesome contest!!

    xx
    kate

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  48. So excited for your book!

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  49. (sorry if this is a double post - if so delete the previous - I'm having some browser issues)

    If we can enter from Canada now please count me in!

    Super excited to receive your book in a few weeks.

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  50. congratulations! hoping that you'll have it for sale in new zealand!

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  51. Congratulations on your upcoming book release! And yay for giveaways. ;)

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  52. Hooray! So excited for this!

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  53. What a HUGE accomplishment! Can't wait to read the book!

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  54. Entering! Great blog & congrats on the book!
    Jenfullerton@gmail.com

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  55. I am so excited to read this book! and this is the best giveaway!!

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  56. Congrats on all your hard work coming to fruition!! So excited to get your book - I asked for it for Christmas, so hopefully my boyfriend has preordered it for me!

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  57. I pre-ordered a while back - so excited!!!

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  58. Your writing is so fascinating and this giveaway is amaaazing!

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  59. entering! preordered your book ages ago. so excited!

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  60. This is a wonderful giveaway - I'd love to win! Thanks for being so generous. Congrats on the book, I'm excited to read it :) Have a good weekend

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  61. Congratulations on your book.

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  62. Couldn't be more excited for you! Or proud. Go Natalie, go!

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  63. Congratulations! Your blog is awesome and can't wait to pick up your book :)

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  64. Hello & congrats on the book!

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  65. Oh my! I SO can't wait to read your book!

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  66. Congratulations! And fingers crossed for us both :)

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  67. I'm really looking forward to reading the book! So so so exciting!

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  68. Congrats! Please pick me.

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  69. this uniform of yours is pretty dang perfect - I love to rock a variation of this myself, although my sweater usually has stripes :)

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  70. Congratulations! What an exciting step in your journey!

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  71. Eek, this outfit is perfection!

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  72. YOU WROTE A BOOK. that's huge. so thrilled for your success.

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  73. a dreamy outfit and a book i'm excited for?! sign me up! we can be outfit twinsies and then marathon felicity. deal?

    (wheretheenemysleeps.wordpress.com) xo

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  74. This is a dream uniform! I would love to win it. Also, so stoked for your book to come out! I can't wait to read it. email: julie.sentner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Ohhh this would be just the BEST birthday present! Fingers crossed!!

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  76. Would love this as my Fall 2015 uniform! And congrats on the book!

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  77. So excited to read your new book, congrats!! :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  78. Love this blog & your little family!
    Happy love month!

    ps. this outfit is my uniform as well! Love!

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  79. I love reading your writing! Can't wait to have so many pages I can devour at once. It will be like when I discovered your blog a couple of years ago all over again : )

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  80. Very stoked to read the book to see what tales are told.

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  81. Such a lovely giveaway! Congrats on the book, what a great accomplishment!

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  82. Third photo from the bottom is GLORIOUS.

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  83. I pre-ordered your book regardless of entry status! I enjoy following your blog.

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  84. Ohhh congratulations Natalie!! What an achievement!!!

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  85. So beyond excited to read your book Natalie! But not sure if I can wait until March 17th! C'mon :P

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  86. Congratulations on your book!!! I can't wait to read it. I only just discovered your blog last week during a snow day but I find it delightful and looking forward to reading more :-)

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  87. Sooo exciting! Can't wait to read the book, Natalie! Huge congrats to you.

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  88. Can't wait to read your musings! Major congrats :)

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  89. i'm currently obsessed with all things clog like... :)

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  90. Love your words, lady. So stoked for this book!

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  91. This momma could use a Natalie Jean fix......
    Congratulations on the book👍😄

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  92. Congrats on the book! Can't wait to read!!

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  93. Congrats Natalie! You're a beautiful writer and I'm looking forward to reading your book.

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  94. What a dreamy giveaway! Thanks for your generosity--can't wait to read your book.

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  95. Love this outfit! Can't wait to read the book too :)

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  96. Hooray!! A book a book! Also, this is one kick freaking butt giveaway. You win the award.
    xo,
    Courtney

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  97. Can't wait to order the book!

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  98. Congratulations on the book! What an awesome accomplishment. Looking forward to reading it.

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  99. Congrats on the book! Can't wait to read it!

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  100. Congrats on the book - March 17th is a lucky day!! 🍀
    Count me in on the giveaway!!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  101. Love it! Congrats on the book!

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  102. Love it! Congrats on the book!

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  103. Wow, what a great giveaway! Hope to win!!

    xo.

    milaadams

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  104. Best giveaway of the year! Huge congrats on the book! Can't wait to read it!!!

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  105. I'm excited to read your book, love the blog! I would love to win so much cute stuff!

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  106. Congrats on the book! What an accomplishment!

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  107. Congrats! All of your hard work is paying off.

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  108. Yay for your book! Seriously cannot wait to read it. And the giveaway...so generous! I'm obsessed with all of the pieces. I'm a long time reader of yours and can't believe how far you've come. Congrats!

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  109. So happy for you and wishing you a million successes! Fertility included. Xo

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  110. Congratulations on your book! Can't wait to read it :)

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  111. So many congratulations on finishing your book!!

    Ps, you and Huck are so adorable!!

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  112. Congrats on the book coming out! Can't wait to read it!

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  113. Those pictures are adorable!

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  115. I'm so excited for you! Congratulations

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  116. I'm so excited to read your book! Congratulations on a huge accomplishment!

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  117. I'm so excited for you! Congratulations

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  118. I cant wait to read your book!

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  119. Really looking forward to reading your book!! All the best :)

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  120. you are my very favorite of all! cannot wait to get my grubby paws on that thing.

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  121. Looking forward to your book!

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  122. Love love love!!!! So excited to get my hands on your book! Congrats!!

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  123. Love these pics and can't wait to read your book! You look so happy in the photos - relieved? Joyful! Thanks for the style-y pics and congrats on being a published author.

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  124. Congratulations Nat! I can't wait to read it!!

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  125. Yay for your book!!! Pick me! I love your style.

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  126. I am so excited for you! YAY! :) :)

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  127. Amazing giveaway! So excited for your book!

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  128. Yikes! this is amaze-balls nat! Please pick me!
    xo-fur-like-eva -- each

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  129. Congratulations! I will be sooo excited if I win this!

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  130. ^^^^that should say "Rach" (stupid auto correct!)

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  131. Yay!!!!! Can't wait for the book!!

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  132. Yay so exciting about the book!! I pre-ordered it from that kokosnoot coconut mylk indiegogo, but since they're not funded, do you think they'll still send it out? I wonder if i should still pre-order? v important questions that i don't know the answers to. anyway, happy for you!

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  133. Super excited about your book! Seeing your fabulous family on here every week makes me so excited for my future one :)

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  134. This is an AMAZING! I love your blog and your honest perspective on things!

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  135. So exciting! Can't wait to hold your book! Congrats!

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  136. I've been a fan for years! Congratulations on the book~ Ps I live in south Korea now and everything you say about it here is SPOT ON

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  137. Well damn, congrats to you, lady!!

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  138. Dying Dying Dying to win this one! I love it all! Can't wait for your book!

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  139. So excited to read your book!

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  140. Can't wait to read the book, and so hope to win this giveaway!

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  141. Congrats on the book! Can't wait to read it!

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  142. What a sweet and generous giveaway. You girl are the best. Yay for clogs and happiness!!!

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  143. you are the loveliest person, natalie holbrook.

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  144. What a sweet and generous giveaway. You girl are the best. Yay for clogs and happiness!!!

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  145. Congratulations! I can't wait to finally read it. And I would wear this outfit every day. #thoseclogstho

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  146. Thank you for your blog!! Can't wait to read your book!!

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  147. kosher, not kosher... I'm reading your book either way, can't wait! Congrats!

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  148. Madewell jeans are the best! Congrats on the book :)

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  149. So, so excited for you Natalie; I can't believe the book is (almost) here!! Can't wait to read it! :)

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  150. so, here's hoping! all the best to you!

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  151. Oh goodie oh me oh my pick me!

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  152. Congratulations on the book! You must be so excited, can't wait to dive into it :)
    Also, amazing giveaway.

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  153. Can't wait to read it, congrats!!

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  154. commenting the photos are killer, and entering giveaway as I do so.

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  155. I love this! So excited for the book! :)

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  156. Congrats, congrats, congrats!! Can't wait to read a whoooole lot of your words. These photos are also the bomb.com.

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  157. Beautiful photos! So excited for you!

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  158. Congratulations on your publication! All the best!

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  159. Congratulations—What an accomplishment!! Thank you so much for sharing so many of your insights and experiences with us!!

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  160. So excited to read your book! I'd love to read it while wearing The Uniform. Hint hint. Wink wink.

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  161. Congrats on the book and thanks for the chance to win!

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  162. Congratulations! The big day is almost here! Can't wait to check it out. And I'm also in love with everything in this giveaway. I've been lusting after Daniel Wellington watches for a while now.

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  163. Congrats and nice uniform!

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  164. Love everything in this giveaway! Congrats on the book!

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  165. You're so beautiful and real! Congratulations on your book!

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  166. Can't wait for your book!!!

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  167. Ooh I would love this!! Congrats on the book -- so exciting!

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  168. i can't decide if i already commented or not?! oh, well just in case! also i preordered months ago! and it makes me so happy for you!

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  169. What an accomplishment! Congrats!

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  170. can't wait to read this, natalie! a thousand congrats. you have been my spirit animal this past year as i turned 30 and started to make some big changes in my life (ie, you've been endlessly inspiring and uplifting!). thank you!

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  171. mmmm i need some good new clothes post baby, a watch aaaand the book!

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  172. Yay! Congratulations! I already preordered the book for my library!

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  173. How cool that you can give away a few of your favorite things and a book that YOU wrote!! Congrats- and I will definitely pre-order if I don't win.

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  174. I would love to win an autographed copy of your book plus all the other goodies!

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  175. I have that watch in silver and I have worn it every day since I got it for Christmas--a true gem! What lovely giveaway : )

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