After counting all the comments and omitting any duplicates, there were 45 comments total. I used random.org to generate a random number... # 23!
Congratulations to one of my long-time readers, TMWAY! You've won my giveaway! I sent an e-mail to you for further details so be on the lookout for that!
In regards to the ball - thank you guys so much for commenting on which dress you think I should choose. The majority of you said the red velvet dress... so I, in typical Steph fashion (just ask my husband), went with the green dress. lol. I just couldn't get the image of Mrs. Claus out of my head with the red velvet.
After receiving the green dress, I am thrilled with it. It is beautiful in person - the stock photo truly did not do this dress justice! It's amazing! The beading detail on the shoulder is gorgeous and the fit is perfect. The green velvet is rich and luxurious looking... I couldn't be happier with my choice!
The ruching (on the right side in the picture) makes for a very flattering fit.
I'm planning to do my hair like this... large waves/curls with one side pinned back (to see the shoulder detail!)
I'll post pics after the ball. It's still not for a few weeks!
Pictures from my last trip still to come - Guizhou Province, and Guangxi (Guilin, Yangshuo).