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Win a $50 L.L. Bean Signature Gift Card to Shop Spring Styles!

Spruce up your spring wardrobe with a $50 gift card courtesy of L.L. Bean's fashion-forward Signature line. Available online and at select L.L. Bean stores, the Signature collection infuses the brand's preppy and outdoorsy aesthetic with a touch of city sophisticate, Boho chic.

From funky Madras and nautical prints to chunky platform sandals and colorful ballet flats, L.L. Bean Signature has something to flatter the taste of every all American girl.  With my gift card, I picked out a navy boatneck tunic and a cute, rose-colored cotton linen skirt.

Spring 2012 looks from L.L. Bean Signature.

Here's how to win the $50 gift card, which can be used for L.L. Bean Signature and L.L Bean merchandise online and in stores.  Enjoy free shipping online and look out for the site's Secret Sale!  Please let me know me that you've done all of the following in one, concise response:

1) Retweet this post.
2) Follow me on Twitter @TracyEHopkins.
3) Respond to this post with your first name and age and tell me your favorite spring trend.

This giveaway offer ends Wednesday, March 28, 2012.  Good luck!


  1. i tweeted!!/MeandBells/status/183323684331724800

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  2. i'm following your twitter @meandbells

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  3. Courtney age 30

    favorite spring trend is bright yellow and wedges

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com


  5. follow on twitter@tcarolinep

  6. Love wedges and flats. 30.Jessie

  7. Tweeted:!/rhoneygee/status/183634966586990593
    Follow you on Twitter: rhoneygee
    I'm Rebecca, age 60, and I like spring sandals.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  8. tweeted!/hbbs55/status/183638788545855488
    follow on twitter as @hbbs55
    love the colorful ballet flats for spring

    hbbs55 at gmail dot com

  9. I follow you on Twitter (@mami2jcn).

    I retweeted:!/mami2jcn/status/183650124659032066

    My name is Mary and I'm 36. My favorite spring trend is sundresses.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  10. Follow you on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

    and tweeted:!/ElenaIstomina/status/183653691373522944

    My name is Elena. I am 31. My favorite spring trend is colored denim

  11. lala r, 35 yo. my fav spring trend is colorblock dresses
    amramazon280 at yahoo dot com
    twitter @pinoysugarplum!/pinoysugarplum/status/183889050950832129


  13. Diane 55 Love the spring trend of color block dresses
    Diane baum

  14. I like fllats

  15. 1. RT:!/heatherzilla8/status/184177483359338496
    2. I follow you. @heatherzilla8
    3. Heather, 35. I am glad to see that blue is popular this season.

    1. Hi Heather,

      You're the lucky winner! I will also reach out to you on Twitter.


      Everything She


  17. tweet:!/pauline15/status/184684596028387329

  18. twitter follower (pauline15)

  19. Pauline
    age 46
    I'm looking forward to the stripes!


  21. Tweet:!/pandapatties/status/184716761722126336

  22. I follow you on Twitter

  23. Michaela / 26

    My favorite spring trend would probably be all the vibrant nail polish colors.

  24. I retweeted your post and like you on Twitter.
    -Age 25
    -Fave spring trend: pastel colors!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  25. tweeted!/annedoggett/status/184737353066217472
    following on twitter @annedogget
    Annette 52
    I like the bright colors!

  26. Kathleen, age 43

    followed you, and tweeted!/kc98765/status/184765015553867777

    I like the pastel colors and the ballet flats for this spring.

  27. LLBean has some great Spring checked-patterned shirts

    John, age 56


  28. Rochelle, 50
    My favorite trend is Lightweight Washable Linen Shirts. So cute but functional. Thanks!
    Following you on twitter and tweeted!/romapr09/status/184966799136264192

    romapup at gmail dot com

  29. Following you on Twitter @lisalmg
    My favorite spring trend this year is florals! I love how feminine they make me feel.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  30. Tweeted!/chipdip2010/status/184991335890169856

    Follow you on Twitter @chipdip2010

    My favorite spring trend is fresh, bright colors.

  31. Tweeted:!/rosannepm/status/185004227830087680

  32. Follow you on Twitter-rosannepm

  33. Rosanne/ 57 like the lighter colored handbags

  34. Tweet:!/ALittleIndian/status/185206386597175296

    Following you on Twitter @ALittleIndian

    Alisha / 27..My favorite spring trend is funky colorful wedge shoes!

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  35. 1!/slehan/status/185213308083781634
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  36. Twitter follow you: slehan

    slehan at juno dot com

  37. I like the spring colors.
    slehan at juno dot com


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