Win an Evening Clutch from Dressbarn!

by Melanie Edwards on December 11, 2009 · 96 comments

in Giveaways, viernes social

Viernes Social at ModernMami.comIt’s time for another Viernes Social! Today we have a fun contest for an evening clutch – perfect for upcoming holiday parties!

When I attended the Type-A Mom Conference this September, I had the opportunity to participate in a fashion show sponsored by dressbarn. Several speakers got to go shopping for our “perfect outfit” and then we all got to strut our stuff at the opening breakfast of the conference. It was a lot of fun!

Type-A Mom Conference Dressbarn Fashion Show

Photo by: Rick Bucich of Tiny Prints

I had never shopped at dressbarn prior to that and any time that I had entered the store, I had a tough time finding clothes I liked. I mean, even the name was a little odd to me. Why would you have the word “barn” in the name of a clothing store for women? It turns out, that the store originated when a lady back in the days (can’t remember what year exactly), used to make dresses and sell them out of her barn. Hence, dressbarn. Doesn’t that all make sense now?

With a staff member’s help, though, I was able to find lots of clothes I liked. It’s amazing what having someone else pick out clothes for you does! I asked her if she’d be willing to come shopping with me from then on, but alas, she lived in North Carolina, so that wasn’t going to happen.

Now that the holidays are here, dressbarn has provided me with a lovely black evening clutch that will come in handy for that Christmas party my husband’s job is having. Perfect timing!

Of course, one of you can win your very own evening clutch as well! And guys, this would make a nice gift for that special lady in your life, so feel free to enter the contest too!

Photo from skimbaco lifestyle

Photo from skimbaco lifestyle


One of you will win an evening clutch from dressbarn similar to those pictured above.

How to Enter

If you’d like to enter this contest for a dressbarn evening clutch, simply leave a comment below and let me know if you have any holiday party plans.

For extra entries:

  1. Tweet about this contest with a link back to this post and include @modernmami in your tweet. You must leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet for your entry to count.
  2. Subscribe to this blog via email and leave a comment with the email you used to subscribe. (You can use the email field to do this instead of putting your email in the comment if you prefer.)
  3. Subscribe on friendfeed and leave a comment with your friendfeed ID.
  4. Write a blog post on your own blog and link back to this contest page. Leave a comment with your post link.

All entries must be in by Wednesday, December 16 at 11:59 pm EST. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.)

Disclosure: I received an outfit from dressbarn while at the Type-A Mom Conference and also received an evening clutch.

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1 Roraima Lassanske December 11, 2009 at 11:44 am

Hola, beautiful Clutches!
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I’ve 3 parties coming up, and I need something small for my keys, lipgloss and cell phone, something elegant.

2 Asianmommy December 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Cute purse! I’m getting together with my Bunco friends for dinner & a white elephant gift exchange.

3 Rosremary Balazs December 12, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I love clutches! I have several holiday parties to attend and I’d love to have one I didn’t have to make myself.

4 mona c December 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm

This year Im only heading to one party but would love to take that clutch with me. Family is coming this holiday so not going out much with them here.

5 mona c December 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm

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6 mona c December 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm

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7 Karen December 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Just got back from a Christmas dinner at our church!

8 Kerrie G December 13, 2009 at 11:36 pm

I have to go to a Christmas party at my husband’s work!

9 Sheila B December 14, 2009 at 12:42 am

We have a family party next Sun and a Christmas eve party and then haning with the kids Christmas Day.

10 Sheila B December 14, 2009 at 12:44 am


11 Sheila B December 14, 2009 at 12:45 am

Email subscribed

12 Nicole December 14, 2009 at 1:16 am

The holiday party for my mom’s group was snowed out and we just attended my hubby’s work party. For the actual holiday we will be spending time with our families.

13 MarionG December 14, 2009 at 1:32 am

I only have one holiday party left and that’s on Tuesday. I’m really looking forward to it as it’s with my main group of ladies. It’ll be a blast. polo-puppy-fluffyAThotmail *dot* com

14 Sara Rose December 14, 2009 at 1:47 am

I wish we did have some party planned but not on the calendar yet, lots of family get togethers though!

Thank you for entering me

15 Tari Lawson December 14, 2009 at 7:21 am

We already went to my husband’s work Christmas party. We have no other holiday parties to attend. However, after Christmas, we are getting together with friends for a nice dinner out.

16 adrienne Gordon December 14, 2009 at 7:50 am

no plans this year, just hangin with the kids.

17 Tracey Byram December 14, 2009 at 10:27 am

My children, grandchildren and a few friends will be coming to my house on Christmas Day. It’s always a party every time we all get together.

18 jeanne December 14, 2009 at 11:05 am

I have a Christmas Party the Saturday before Christmas and another on the 26th.

19 jeanne December 14, 2009 at 11:06 am
20 jeanne December 14, 2009 at 11:07 am

I subscribed via email

21 jeanne December 14, 2009 at 11:09 am

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22 jeanne December 14, 2009 at 11:12 am
23 Connie Corey December 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Just celebrating at home with my family!

24 Patricia December 14, 2009 at 12:32 pm

No Holiday Party plans this year. Maybe next year.

25 Teresa Allison December 14, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Unfortunately my job is the holiday killer, so no parties until New Year’s for me. I was thinking how great a bag like that would look the next time we go to the theatre.

26 Jola December 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm

LOVE DB! I buy everything there 🙂 and always get compliments… Holidays especially make me fancy. Thanks

27 Jewel Warfield December 14, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I have no major plans for the holidays but will be going on a Caribbean Cruise after the holidays and always enjoy wearing Dressbarn dressy clothing. A nice clutch would be great. Also love my casual clothing from Dressbarn.

28 Katie December 14, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I have four holiday parties coming up and could really use a new clutch to liven up my holiday wardrobe. All of the bags I have are too “mom-ish” AKA huge and not cute as they hold diapers, wipes, snacks, etc. I need a fun going out bag, for these parties as its the only time of the year that I may actually get a chance to go out! LOL

Please enter me in this contest, thank you! 🙂

29 Katie December 14, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I subscribed to your blog via email 🙂

30 Barb Boyack December 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I would love to win the clutch!!

31 Angela J December 14, 2009 at 3:24 pm

We went to a Christmas potluck and will just be enjoying the holidays with family

32 Winde! Nnochirionye December 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I have to say that I am an NEW Dress Barn Customer. I had a change in my lifestyle as of November 2007! I decided that I wanted to change the quality of my life by way of my eating and excercise habits. Prior to February 2009, I could not shop at Dressbarn because of the size I wore! As of today, December 14, 2009 I proudly sport a size 18/20! I have a new attitude, a new outlook on life, and a new wardrobe! Now I need a new clutch to accessorize the new me and the new look!!! As for my holiday plans, I will be attending a Christmas Ball (Black Tie Affair) and hopefully receiving an award!!!

33 joann downie December 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm

No serious plans, just enjoying being with my family!!

34 Kim Myers December 14, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Dressbarn, the only place to shop! Spending as much time with family as possible. Giving to those in need, and sharing laughs with friends….

35 Aisling December 14, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I started to say “just” family get-togethers, but realized those are my favorite kind.

36 Jill Myrick December 15, 2009 at 12:14 am

This clutch would be perfect for carrying to my husbands office Christmas party.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.


37 Jill Myrick December 15, 2009 at 12:14 am

I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

38 Brandy Wilson December 15, 2009 at 7:50 am

We already went to my husband’s work Christmas party and we’re having our families over!

39 Cynthia C December 15, 2009 at 8:57 am

No plans yet, but here’s hoping! Love the clutches.

40 Caitlin December 15, 2009 at 11:35 am

We don’t have any holiday “party” plans for our own house, but we’ll be driving the 7 hours to grandmother’s house on Christmas Eve…we’ll be driving back on Christmas Day after we’ve been stuffed with enough Swedish Meatballs to fill an entire store!


41 Eliane T. December 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I have no plans this year…really sad ^^
But this clutch is beautiful!
Thanks for the chance.

42 Monique Rizzo December 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Staying at home. Everyone is coming to us this year. Thanks for the chance.

43 AshleyOhio December 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

2 ugly sweater Christmas parties on saturday and an italian christmas dinner christmas eve with my friends!

44 AshleyOhio December 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm
45 AshleyOhio December 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

email subscriber

46 kelly wakefield December 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I only have one party this year (and that’s fine with me)!

47 Melanie (ModernMami) December 17, 2009 at 7:46 am

@kelly wakefield, Congratulations! You won a clutch! 🙂

48 deb c December 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

We had a holiday party at our home two weekends ago and are having another one this weekend.

49 Carmela P December 15, 2009 at 3:04 pm

My holiday plans fell this last saturday, when I was my sister’s +1 for her work party. It was a bit awkward at first, with my not knowing anyone, but the catered food/desserts was DELICIOUS and the drink vouchers didnt hurt! ^__^

50 desiree kelley December 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm

going to my parents house

51 jacque December 15, 2009 at 4:43 pm

These are so lovely! I have 1 party to go to. I haven’t picked my dress yet,and need a beautiful evening bag. Thanks!

52 Mellissa C December 15, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Cute purse!I am going to my husbands job Christmas Party!

53 Laurie LaBelle December 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm

This Christmas I am planning on going to St. Louis and spend it with my family, which I havent done in a very very long time.

54 casey lawrence December 15, 2009 at 4:55 pm

My only plans are a web call from my hubby in Iraq 🙁

55 karen December 15, 2009 at 5:01 pm

There are always several get togethers during the holidays in my neighborhood.

56 Happi Shopr December 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

perfect for hubby’s work Christmas party

57 susan varney December 15, 2009 at 5:48 pm

just having family over

58 Jen December 15, 2009 at 5:52 pm

No holiday party plans. I’m staying at home with my family, :).

59 Kiara December 15, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I don’t have any Holiday party plans this year.

60 Elaine R December 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I also have a staff Christmas party to go to and this clutch looks perfect for dressy occasions.

61 Amber G December 15, 2009 at 8:06 pm

my holiday plans are just to bake with my mom and stay home with my family!

62 Jillian December 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm

just the usual christmas day at my aunts house

63 Angela Winesburg December 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Cute, I’m going to the holiday party at my office, thanks!

64 Jackee December 15, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I am hosting a party for friend sthis year. Our annual work party was cancelled because of cut backs, so we are throwing our own little party! (it will probably be more fun)

65 Jackee December 15, 2009 at 9:37 pm
66 Jackee December 15, 2009 at 9:38 pm
67 Jean F December 15, 2009 at 10:06 pm

My friend Robert usually has a New Year’s Eve party, so the clutch would be perfect for that.

68 Erika December 15, 2009 at 11:47 pm

we decided to change things up a bit so we’re having a pajama party 🙂 which is 100% different than our black and white formal last year

69 Melissa M. December 16, 2009 at 12:02 am

We are having two – one this weekend and one on Christmas Eve at my house 🙂

70 Leslie Price December 16, 2009 at 12:46 am

No holiday party plans this year. I’m at home recovering from surgery, but usually I have several formal events this time of year and I really need a new evening bag. Thanks for the chance!

71 Pamela S December 16, 2009 at 1:49 am

We don’t have any formal fancy plans, but plans for lots of casual parties with family and friends. Thanks.

72 Lisa December 16, 2009 at 2:02 am

No party plans yet.

73 Beeb Ashcroft December 16, 2009 at 5:41 am

I’m looking very fun holiday party this Saturday that we attend every year. Thank you for the giveaway!

74 Damla December 16, 2009 at 7:54 am

I don’t have any party plan. I will spend the time with my family.

75 Damla December 16, 2009 at 7:55 am
76 Damla December 16, 2009 at 7:56 am

I subscribed via e-mail.

77 Sheila Hickmon December 16, 2009 at 9:59 am

Very cute! This year we skipped all the parties, just spending time at home. On Christmas we are visiting family but that’s about it!

78 arielle December 16, 2009 at 1:22 pm

This year is all about my family! We’re having a big reunion and I’m so happy to have everyone together for some quality time!!

79 Claire December 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I’ll be partying with my friends 🙂

80 Charlotte Lapham December 16, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Great Clutch!!!Just the right size

81 katie December 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm

We had our annual holiday party last night!

82 Patti Sherman December 16, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Out to dinner

83 carol ~ December 16, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Not yet, but parties are coming up a few days after-birthdays! This would be great for my daughter who will be celebrating her birthday two days after Christmas!

84 carol ~ December 16, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Follow you and tweet!~

85 carol ~ December 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm

I subscribed!~

86 carol ~ December 16, 2009 at 7:48 pm
87 Philippa December 16, 2009 at 7:50 pm

We actually do have holiday plans. We will be joining my family at a friends house for dinner and music. Can’t wait … my sons first Christmas.

88 Philippa December 16, 2009 at 7:53 pm
89 Philippa December 16, 2009 at 7:53 pm

I am following your friendfeed. Im pchanner.

90 mindy December 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm

no plans this year thanks

91 Heather S December 16, 2009 at 9:52 pm

My work Christmas party and my friend’s party!

92 kathy pease December 16, 2009 at 11:19 pm

we are staying home and having a few people over 🙂

93 kathy pease December 16, 2009 at 11:20 pm
94 Naddez December 16, 2009 at 11:22 pm

My family is going to my parents home for Christmas dinner.

95 Naddez December 16, 2009 at 11:23 pm
96 Gianna December 17, 2009 at 12:52 am

We’re just staying home this year 🙂

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