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Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Am I the only one who hangs up the large tote bags as soon as the weather warms up? Granted, for days spent at the park or the beach a tote is a necessity. Rather, I’m talking about those evenings spent with some strappy sandals and a mojito. When the weather calls for a sundress, the arm calls for a clutch. (Please tell me I’m not alone in this.) The perfect summer adornment is, literally, right at your fingertips.

Our friends at Graphic Image have updated their sophisticated Gigi New York line with a collection of summer adornments. I am a firm believer that the right handbag can absolutely change your mood and these new bags are no exception. Seamlessly making the transition from day to night and erasing the line between casual and dressy, these new clutches embody the spirit of adornment with grace and sophistication and panache. Graphic Image has done it again.

Graphic Image is giving away one Pearl Envelope Clutch to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Thursday, May 24th. Comments now closed…Good luck!

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, May 28th, to see if you’ve won!

As a special bonus, all BSP readers can get a 20% discount at Gigi New York AND Graphic Image by entering the code SUNSHINE upon checkout!

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  1. 1
    Suzi C says:

    An ex (2009) and I went to town one night with his friends. One friend said “There is something about you….”… Ex said “What do you mean?”.. Friend said, “Well it’s not her hair… Maybe her eyes? Maybe the voice… No, it’s nothing to do with appearance… I don’t know”… Ex said “She sparkles”

    I will never forget it. I tell myself that I sparkle, all the time. 

  2. 2
    Juliet Farmer says:

    after i fought and beat breast cancer, a friend told me i was the strongest person they knew. 

  3. 3
    Emma says:

    “Everything I know about [specific academic topic], I have learned from you.”

    Said by an incredibly well-respected and influential professor to me. I will always remember how happy it made me, and how much the compliment made my heart glow. When a giant in your academic discipline says he has learned from YOU, a graduate student, you know that your research matters and that the thousands of hours in the library were worth it.

  4. 4
    Sarah says:

    “you inspire me to travel”.
    When I took a year off to live in Thailand and travel so many people said this to me and nothing could make me happier. traveling is the true joy in my life and I’m so glad to share it with others.

  5. 5
    Lindsay V. says:

    I’m a Canadian living in the US and once a friend to me, “you’re just filled with maple syrup and tenacity.”

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    Courtney says:

    “Your compassion will make you an asset on any team.” (from my 7th grade history teacher…first time someone had described me as compassionate.)

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    heather f says:

    I am a new supervisor in a busy peds unit. the staff told me I could never take a day off again. I quess that was a compliment!

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    Stephanie says:

    When I got the teacher’s choice award in HS, it said bc I had never been seen without a smile on my face, no matter what…I thought that was so sweet!…and obviously still carry that thought with me YEARS later :)

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    Jessica says:

    After an especially long day at work, and taking public transit, an elderly woman boarded the bus I was riding. She said: “You look so lovely, my dear.” I said thank you, and the conversation eneded there. But it made my day.

  10. 10
    Jenni says:

    That I always land on my feet.
    I’ve had some pretty serious downs lately, but I always push myself to put a smile on my face and image the next step in the journey. It feels good to know that others see that same quality in me. :)

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    Sarah P says:

    I recently applied for a new job, and the sweet attorney that I currently work for said the new firm would be fools not to hire me. Talk about a boost of confidence for the interview & a sweet compliment.
    ps – I got the job too! :)

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    ren says:

    someone once told me that i “don’t suffer fools”…it’s kind of a nice way of saying i am a little mean, but i take it as a compliment.

  13. 13
    Aleta says:

    After struggling with acne for years, a sales clerk commented on how beautiful my skin was while I was going through the checkout. I can’t remember a compliment before or since that was able to make me so happy!

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    katherine w says:

    Last weekend I hosted a bridal shower with a (relatively new) friend. We had some time to chat after setting up and before our guests arrived, and over the course of conversation this beautiful and creative young lady told me that I inspire her to try new things. What more could I want?!

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    Kellie says:

    I love it when I have my patients tell me they remind me of their daughter or another loved one. It makes me think they must have seen something in me that was close to someone they love and cherish.

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    Hanna says:

    Not sure!

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    HNR says:

    I once had the honor of working with a very well-known musician and activist for social justice. He told me I reminded him of his granddaughter! What a compliment.

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    AmyB says:

    I was once asked if my parents were English professors because I was well spoken and articulate. (They are a secretary and a postal worker.)

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    “Your cheek-bones are amazing.”

    And when I’m feeling low and unsure of myself, I just have to catch my reflection in profile and it reminds me of this compliment and I feel so much better! The power of compliments cannot be underestimated – so make sure you give out many!

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    jane says:

    i’ve always been conscious of my appearance since my parents constantly remind me of my generous figure, but my grandaunt always tells me that i’m beautiful even if (or more precisely because) i’m not painfully thin and don’t try to be something that i’m not. she teaches me that you don’t need to follow trends but being confident in oneself plus a beautiful smile from the heart makes everyone look great! :)

  21. 21
    amelie says:

    That I make my own happiness (instead of waiting/expecting good things to occur to me)!

  22. 22
    Jessie says:

    My toddler son and someone once told me that I look like a princess. I don’t think I am pretty or anything but it definitely made my day!

    Wonderful giveaway!

    Jessie
    http://www.mixandchic.com

  23. 23
    Rebecca says:

    That I have a calmness around me I’ve been told I am the calm in the storm and it has come in handy working at the hospital.

  24. 24
    Rebekah says:

    that i have a good heart and make people feel at ease

  25. 25
    Janey Stott says:

    I work in health care and I would have to say that the best compliment I have ever gotten was by a patient.. He actually wrote a letter to my boss telling them that they should be honored to have such a caring and understanding person working for them and if they where to ever let me go that he would take his services elsewhere..

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    Alexis says:

    It probably says something about my attitude that I can’t recall many compliments, but one that I do remember is while working as a cashier, I was told by a customer that I was always so friendly and smiley and they really appreciated it–that it made their day.  I made my day, too :) .

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    Jennifer says:

    Someone once told me I was charming. It’s such an old-fashioned compliment that it stuck with me. I wish I could remember who said it.

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    Stephanie C says:

    As a kid, I used to always practice smiling in the mirror because my mom told me once that it would help me have a nice smile (I’m not even sure if she was being serious or not… but I did it anyway when no one was watching!) So now, I love when people compliment my smile =) It secretly makes me feel like I accomplished something.

  29. 29
    Alison says:

    I once received a queen of harts (the playing card) and written around the edges was written, “this would be you, if you were any card in the deck.”  I have still have the card framed.

  30. 30
    Meg T says:

    I’m pretty sure I almost died when my mom told me I was an “amazing mom” one day. It sounds simple enough, but coming from her… it meant the world.

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    Lynn Swanson says:

    The guys in the foursome ahead of us – clapped and shouted ‘great shot’ when I drove my ball onto the green about 4 inches from the hole.

  32. 32
    sam says:

    when another man said that he loved my perfume and wondered where he could buy some – I told him that I got it on my honeymoon in Bermuda – he just smiled and said that he still loved the way it smelled 

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    Loretta says:

    That I was a good friend!

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    Kelly K. says:

    In the breakroom at a job I had years ago there was a graffiti wall. Someone wrote on it: “Kelly looks like a cross between Beck and Dido – HOT”. It still makes me laugh to think about it.

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    Shannon says:

    The best compliment I ever received was just the other day. I went to an art festival with my kids, and there was a kids craft booth, so I took my kids over and sat down with them to do some projects. We sat there for awhile doing some different crafts and just talking and having fun. The young lady running the booth turned to me and said, “you are a really amazing mother”. I almost started crying, I was so touched by her comment. It made my day. :)

  36. 36
    Jac says:

    Both my mom and my grandma constantly tell me what a great mom I am, and that they wish they had had the patience and calmness that I have as a parent. I think this is a pretty amazing comment considering my mom is awesome and devoted her life to her children and my grandma is adored by her kids, grandkids, and great-gandkids.

  37. 37
    Natalie says:

    The compliment means the most when it’s sincere.  I once had someone tell me that I was resilient in a time of high stress, and that meant more than anyone giving me kudos on my style, or home.

  38. 38
    Stella says:

    Someone told me I was brave because I moved to another continent alone to get over a crippling anxiety/agoraphobia problem…with therapy of course!

  39. 39

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  40. 40
    Celeste says:

    Honestly, one of the best compliments that I have ever received is that I am someone that is genuine and exudes a true love for God.

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    MC Chau says:

    I’m very bad at taking compliments… but one of the best I’ve received is that I have a good voice of reason. Love that beautiful Pearl Envelope Clutch!!

  42. 42
    Chelle says:

    Whenever my teenage brothers ask me for advice or tell me I’m cool, it’s the best compliment any big sister could want.

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    Rosy says:

    It was 5 years ago. During an ultrasound scan, the doctor who was making the scan told me “You have the best liver I have ever seen!” and I started laughing a lot. It is not the best compliment I have ever received in my life but it surely was the funniest!! :)

  44. 44
    Christie says:

    the best compliments i’ve received are 1.) my face lights up a room and 2.) i bring positive energy with me wherever i go! :D

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    tracey byram says:

    The best compliment was when my son’s friend told me that if he ever wanted the absolute truth, to ask me.

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    Christy Ann says:

    One of the best compliments was maybe last month, a random guy on the street said, “What are you doing in a small town like this? You look like you should be in Hollywood or something!”
    It stuck with me because as a new mom, I usually feel invisible and not very attractive. It made my day! :)

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    ladyloo says:

    I was walking down the street in Nassau, and this little Bahamian man, walking in the other direction, sidled up to me, and without breaking his stride, oozed, “Ooo, baby! I would love you.” The nicest thing anyone has ever said to me on the street.

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    Lindsy says:

    While shopping with my mother in law she ran into an old friend and proceeded to say some very sweet things about me in front of her. She told the lady I am always polite in every thing I do and say. It made me feel good to have a mother in law give compliments! ;-)

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    mell says:

    You are a genuinely good person with a great spirit.

  50. 50
    mell says:

    You are a genuinely good person with a great spirit. Your presence has a light about it.