Monday, December 5, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Karen Kane {Review & $100 GC Giveaway}

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If you are looking for the perfect holiday women's clothing this season, look no further than Karen Kane. Their approach to stylish AND comfortable clothes will keep me looking and feeling great not only this holiday season but that and beyond.

About Karen Kane 

Karen Kane’s approach to fashion is simple – she designs clothing for the woman that wants to feel comfortable without sacrificing her sense of style. Always on the go with her family and friends, she proves that it is possible to look smart, sexy, and sophisticated all at once. Created with longevity and versatility in mind, Karen’s collection is one you’ll wear for life.

Karen Kane (of course the brand's namesake and also it's chief designer) is one of the most respected names in women’s apparel today.

In the beginning, Karen and her husband Lonnie, shipped her first collection from their own garage in December 1979. Fast forward to today, and you will see that the company has grown into a 130,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Vernon, California. Karen’s collections are featured in department stores and specialty boutiques nationwide.

As I love to shop, I have been scouring the stores and internet for some fun looks to wear for Christmas and New Year's. With that said, I have found many that I can wear for those two occasion as well as throughout the season at Karen Kane. Check out some of my favorites below:

ace and friends thoughts 

The Banded Knit Stripe Dolman sweater ($112) (above) has now become my FAVORITE go-to sweater. It not only super modern and stylish, it's the most comfortable sweater in my own collection. As I am not a huge fan of horizontal stripes, I was a bit concerned of how it would look once on my body. The style of this sweater not only feels great, it looks amazing too. I think that the Banded Knit Strip Dolman sweater would be quite flattering on a variety of body types. The stretchy jersey knit banded hem and sleeves is the perfect compliment to the complete this sweater.

Every New Year's Eve, we like to get dressed up and go out to celebrate with our friends. This is the one night that I get to get out of my yoga pants and sweatshirt and into something special. Luckily for me, Karen Kane's Rose Ruffle Dress ($148) is not only stunning, but extremely comfy. I was a bit leary when I read that this dress was made of polyester/spandex fabric. You are probably thinking (as was I)... ugh, polyester and spandex.... really? No one looks good in polyester and spandex! When it arrived, I was shocked. It was super fabulous in person. Karen Kane takes the term "little black dress" to the next level. The small ruffled roses make this dress fun, unique and sophisticated all at the same time! Not only is this dress beautiful, it over the top, comfortable!

Coming this January 2012, Karen Kane will introduce the {Sweet Dream} collection. This collection will feature pretty pink, deep navy, and lots of novelty prints making January a month to celebrate. Fun, feminine, and flirty, it's the perfect start to 2012! (Take a sneak peek below.)

If you are in the market for the perfect outfit for the upcoming holiday season or just for everyday wear, make sure to turn to Karen Kane, you won't be disappointed!

Buy It

The clothing mentioned above is available at, as well as in specialty and department stores. Check HERE to find a store location near you.

20% COUPON for ace and friends readers - Use ACE20 at checkout.
(valid now through 1.31.12)

Win It

Thanks to the Karen Kane, one LUCKY ace and friends reader will win
a $100 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorite styles!

[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from the manufacturer of a PR Agency. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]
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Amber said...

Is there supposed to be a Rafflecopter form to enter? Nothing is loading under your post for me.

I'd love to enter though - just not sure how!
Thank you for the giveaway & happy holidays!


wins4me said...

I would love to enter, but the Rafflecopter is not loading.
Great contest