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August 30, 2011

Are you ready for some football?

Can you believe it's officially football season? This year has really flown by! I am so ready for Clemson gamedays and Fall weather...this is absolutely my favorite time of year.

Clemson vs. PC

Who's going to the game? If it's your first time at a Clemson home football game, check out this nifty, online guide, "The Tiger Fan's Guide to Clemson Football Game Days", created by IPTAY and the Clemson Athletic Department. It has useful tips even for experienced Clemson fans. Also make sure you read up on some new Death Valley policies for game days. No backpacks folks.

If you make it into Clemson early on Friday, make sure you check out the First Friday Parade - starts at 6pm. The theme this year is, "History WILL Repeat Itself".

Clemson vs. PC

Looks like the weather will be nice for the weekend, but hot (as it usually is the first game). I guess we should be glad it's not a Noon game, but 3:30 PM games can be just as hot. I need to remember to get batteries for my gameday lap fan (best purchase ever!). :) And pack sunscreen!

And remember that if you are drinking 'adult' beverages on Saturday, make sure you drink plenty of water too...your body will thank you on Sunday.

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Besides tailgating on Clemson gamedays, we also love seeing everyone's gameday fashion! We try to capture as many photos of you in your gameday best as we can, so don't be surprised if someone approaches you and wants to take your picture for ClemsonGirl.com. :)

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Speaking of photos - we always try to take as many photos around Clemson on gameday as we can, but it's hard to get everywhere, so we're looking for volunteers again this year to help capture Clemson's gamedays. All we ask is that you take at least 75 unique photos throughout the day (tailgating fun, gameday outfits, inside the stadium, etc.) and then email them to us on Sunday by midnight EST. All volunteer photographers get a $25 gift certificate to a sponsor of their choice (businesses on the right side of this blog -->). If you're interested, send us an email (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com)!

Clemson vs. PC

Don't forget to wear orange on Friday for Solid Orange Fridays! Why not wear your Clemson Girl t-shirt? I'm sure it's totally work appropriate, right? :)

And on a completely unrelated note - we must take care of some unfinished business from last week. We never heard from the winner of The Sassy Palmetto giveaway, so we drew a new winner. Congrats to Lauren B. from Summerville, SC! Lauren, please email us to claim your tiger paw sculpture prize (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com). You have until Thursday at Noon EST!

See everyone at the game this weekend! Who's ready for another great season!?! Go Tigers!!

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August 26, 2011

You might be a Clemson Girl if...

...you buy a Clemson Girl t-shirt and support Dabo Swinney's All In Team Foundation!

Front center chest: "Clemson Girl"
Back: "You might be a Clemson Girl if..." with top 10.

Shirts are only $14.95!
Buy the shirt now!!

Have you gotten your shirt yet? They are super cute! The back features oh-so-true reasons why you might be a Clemson Girl, and they resonate so well because they were created by real Clemson Girls...submitted by you!

So far to date we have sold 321 shirts! That's $642 you've helped us raise for Dabo's Foundation!! Thanks ladies!!

If you haven't gotten one yet, you can buy them online or buy them in Tiger Town Graphics or Tickled Orange in Clemson.

You can dress it up with a skirt or go casual with jeans.

They also make great gifts...here are some reasons to buy a Clemson Girl a Clemson Girl t-shirt:
  1. "Thank you for feeding me at your tailgate" gift
  2. "Thank you for putting up with me as your roommate at Clemson" gift
  3. "Thank you for raising a Clemson Girl Mom" gift
  4. "Happy first day of football season" gift
  5. "You're a wonderful daughter..." gift
  6. "Congrats on getting accepted into Clemson" gift
  7. "Congrats on graduating from Clemson" gift
I'm even thinking of getting one, cutting the sleeves off, and making it fit my dog...who is a boy...but he'd still look so cute in it! ;)

Email us (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com) pictures of you wearing your Clemson Girl t-shirt and we'll share them on the blog!

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Have a great weekend -- only 1 week left until kickoff!! :)

Please share this post on Facebook and help spread the word! :)

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August 24, 2011

The Sassy Palmetto giveaway winner!

Good evening ladies...we are ever so close to the weekend, just a few more days. If you're a Clemson student who started classes today, we hope you made it through the first day of the semester. :)

Today we had another overwhelming response from our readers for the giveaway. It seems that everyone wants to have this gorgeous, steel tiger paw sculpture in their possession. We really can't blame you - it's so unique... just like all of the neat gift items sold by The Sassy Palmetto.

After compiling all of your entries and randomly drawing, we have a winner...

Congrats to...

Fran D. from Hilton Head Island, SC


Hooray! Fran, please email us (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize!!

If you didn't win, but would still like one of these amazing tiger paw sculptures for yourself, you can buy them from The Sassy Palmetto online for only $34.99. These would make excellent gifts too.

Please visit The Sassy Palmetto on Facebook and give them a big thank you for sponsoring such a great giveaway today!

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Meet The Sassy Palmetto (+ a giveaway)

We are super excited to post yet another amazing giveaway today on the blog – today’s giveaway is from The Sassy Palmetto, a family owned store based out of South Carolina, that sells a variety of gifts and accessories perfect for Clemson fans.

Owner Jennifer has always been super crafty, and just a few years ago she started traveling to local craft shows to sell her handmade products. Soon a few local boutiques were interested in her work and started selling her items. As demand for her items grew, Jennifer decided to open her own online specialty shop in 2010 to be able to offer her products at great prices to anyone across the country.

The Sassy Palmetto sells a variety of fun gifts with new products added almost daily. Follow The Sassy Palmetto on Facebook so you can get a sneak peek at their new products as they come in.

Many of The Sassy Palmetto’s products are handmade, so they can personalize just about anything – just ask!

Here is just a fun sampling of some of their products… check out this gorgeous Tillman Hall plate (first in a series), it would make lovely home d├ęcor or maybe to hold something yummy at your next football party. And speaking of tailgating, I think this Clemson pilsner glass would be a perfect tailgating accessory for your tailgating beverage.

Or keep your tailgating beverages cool and accessible in this gorgeous, silver beverage tub… I would love to have this for a football party at my house for one of the away games. I love that it has big handles on the sides so you can easily carry it to sit on the coffee table for easy accessibility to those frosty brews. :)

And the Sassy Palmetto has the cutest gameday accessories for your little Tiger fans – how adorable is this Tiger onesie? Sooo cute! And I think any little Clemson Girl would be too precious for words in this orange & purple tutu with matching flip flops! Do these come in adult sizes? ;)

And one of The Sassy Palmetto products that they are most well known for are their steel sculptures. They are handmade, precision cut with a high-quality, powder coat finish. Check out some of the different items below…

Steel Tiger Paw Sculpture Giveaway
The Sassy Palmetto would like to give one very lucky Clemson Girl reader a large, steel tiger paw sculpture of their very own! This tiger paw is precision-cut and welded to a South Carolina state shape base and has a retail value of $34.99. A high-quality, powder coat finish is standard. It also has felt dots on the bottom to protect the display surface. This would make a great book end, a great addition to your desk at work, or a perfect tailgate centerpiece…. You could find many uses for this!

How To Enter:
  1. Post a comment on this post with your first name, last initial, and where you are from (1 entry).
  2. ‘Like’ The Sassy Palmetto on Facebook, then post another comment on this post letting us know you did (1 entry).
  3. Follow the Sassy Palmetto on Twitter, then tweet about this giveaway – include a link to this post and copy @SassyPalmetto and @clemsongirl (1 entry).
  4. Share this giveaway on Facebook, then comment on this post and let us know you shared (2 entries!).
  5. Email two friends about this giveaway – include a link to the post and copy us (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com) on the email (1 entry).
Deadline for all entries will be tonight at 7PM EST – we will compile entries, randomly draw a winner and post the winner’s name back to the blog tonight after 8PM EST. Make sure you come back and see if you’ve won so you can claim your prize!

Best of luck!

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August 23, 2011

Stadium Stompers Giveaway Winner!

What a great Tuesday... the response to today's giveaway blew us away! You ladies really love these super cute boots from Stadium Stompers.

You had me at orange with white polka dots...

Unfortunately we only have one pair to give away to a very lucky Clemson Girl reader...after compiling ALL of your entries and randomly drawing, the winner of these boots in the size of their choice is...

Michelle S. from Florence, SC

Congrats Michelle! Please email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com to claim your prize! Whoo hoo!

If you didn't win, you should still snag a pair of these boots to add to your Clemson gameday wardrobe...when you buy a pair of the boots on Stadium Stompers website, enter CLEMSONGIRL in the coupon code at checkout and get this Stadium Stem Cup for FREE!

A big, special thanks to Stadium Stompers for sponsoring such an amazing giveaway on the blog today and for offering the special Stadium Stem Cup above.

Don't forget to visit the Stadium Stompers crew in Clemson the weekend of the Clemson vs. Auburn game.

Tune into the blog again tomorrow for yet ANOTHER GIVEAWAY from another fabulous sponsor! See you then!

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Stadium Stompers Giveaway!

With a forecast of rainy weather predicted for most of South Carolina this week, this post has perfect timing…

Meet Stadium Stompers, whose tagline is “for Fans who love fashion as much as football!" They are the creators of the gorgeous and very popular Stadium Stompers boot – available in a variety of team colors, but most importantly it’s available in Clemson orange!

Every Clemson Girl needs a good pair of rubber boots for the rainy days, but these boots aren’t just for the rain… they are the perfect gameday accessory paired with a cute skirt or dress, or over a pair of skinny jeans. These boots are super cute AND super comfortable – which is key for walking around Clemson’s campus.

"These boots were made for walking..."
You can also get other fun products from Stadium Stompers in this awesome orange pattern like the Stadium Stem Cup and the Stadium Sipper Cup… the perfect tailgating accessories, don’t you think? :) And both cost under $10!

Or check out this adorable Stadium Headwrap – perfect for the cooler games in November.

You can buy all of these items and more in the Clemson orange pattern directly online from Stadium Stompers’ website. Plus, Stadium Stompers is offering Clemson Girl readers a FREE Stadium Stem Cup (sweet!) with your purchase of $50 or more… just enter the coupon code CLEMSONGIRL at checkout to claim your free gift!

You’ll be able to check out Stadium Stompers products in person with their new Traveling Tailgate Tour this Fall – Stadium Stompers will be in Clemson for the Clemson vs. Auburn game, Sept. 17th. They will be in town with games, giveaways and fabulous fun! Visit their tour info site next month for more details.

Stadium Stompers is also currently recruiting peppy people on college campuses across the country to join their Stadium Stomper Campus Squad. As a member of the Campus Squad, you will help spread the word around your college community about Stadium Stompers through tailgates, trunk shows, social media and other campus events. The perks? Free Stadium Stompers products and resume building experience. If you’re interested, visit the Stadium Stompers website for more info…

Stadium Stomper Giveaway
Stadium Stompers would like to give one very lucky Clemson Girl reader their very own pair of Stadium Stompers in a size of their choice in the Clemson orange.

Win me!
How to Enter:
  1. Post a comment on this post with your first name, last initial, and where you are from (1 entry).
  2. ‘Like’ Stadium Stompers on Facebook, then post another comment on this post letting us know you’re a fan of Stadium Stompers (1 entry).
  3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter – include a link to the post and copy @StadiumStompers and @clemsongirl in the tweet (1 entry).
  4. Share this giveaway on Facebook, then post another comment on this post letting us know you shared (2 entries!).
  5. Email a link to this giveaway to two of your friends, copy clemsongirlblog@gmail.com (1 entry).

Deadline for all entries will be TONIGHT at 7PM EST – we will compile entries, randomly draw a winner and announce the winner’s name around 8PM EST. You only have today to enter, so what are you waiting for?!?! Get those entries posted ladies! :)

Good luck!

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August 22, 2011

McAuley's Unique Boutique Gift Certificate Giveaway Winner

Did everyone have a wonderful weekend? We hope you did!

Now it's time to announce the winner of today's McAuley's Unique Boutique giveaway... one lucky Clemson Girl reader is going to win a $50 gift certificate to McAuley's Unique Boutique to be used in their store or online.

So without further ado...the winner of the gift certificate is...

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Megan D. from Belton S.C.

Congrats Megan!! Please email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com to claim your amazing prize!

Thanks to everyone who entered, and a very special thanks to McAuley's Unique Boutique for sponsoring this giveaway! Make sure you follow them on Facebook - they have fun contests for great prizes almost every week.

We hope everyone has a fabulous week! Less than 2 weeks until kickoff... Go Tigers!

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August 19, 2011

McAuley's Unique Boutique Gift Certificate Giveaway

Happy, happy Friday! Hooray for the weekend! And hooray for a giveaway on the blog today! Whoo hoo!

If you haven't heard of Clemson Girl sponsor McAuley's Unique Boutique, then it's definitely time you did. We looooove McAuley's Unique Boutique -- they always have the cutest gameday apparel for Clemson Girls, especially gameday dresses.

McAuley's Unique Boutique carries top apparel brands like Judith March, Tolani, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Envi, Joe's Jeans, and many more. They are located in Anderson and are open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 7pm.

Bonus: McAuley's Unique Boutique accepts Tiger Stripe! :)

Don't live in the upstate? No worries. McAuley's Unique Boutique has a website that is just as fun to shop as their store.

They get new shipments of apparel, handbags, jewelery, shoes, etc. in every week, so make sure you follow them on Facebook so you can be the first to see what comes in. Especially since their orange and purple selections sell out FAST!

And with perfect Clemson gameday dresses like this one from Judith March, are you even surprised they sell out so fast?

I know this post is supposed to be focused on Clemson gameday apparel from McAuley's, but I can't help but share this beautiful Laundry by Shelli Segal scalloped necklace dress -- this is going on my Christmas wish list for sure. At McAuley's Unique Boutique, you can find your Clemson gameday dresses AND gorgeous dresses like this one for other special events in your life.

McAuley's Unique Boutique will be at the Clemson Welcome Back festival on Monday.... if you're going, make sure you find them and say hello!

McAuley's Unique Boutique Gift Certificate Giveaway
McAuley's Unique Boutique would like to give one very lucky Clemson Girl a $50 gift certificate to be used in store OR online. This would make getting that perfect Clemson gameday dress that much easier!

How to Enter:
  1. Comment on this post with your first name, last initial, and where you are from (1 entry).
  2. Become a fan of McAuley's Unique Boutique on Facebook and then post another comment letting us know you are a fan (1 entry).
  3. Follow McAuley's Unique Boutique on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway - include a link to this post and include @shopmcauleys and @clemsongirl (1 entry).
  4. Share this post on Facebook, then comment on this post letting us know you shared (2 entries!).
  5. Email a link to this post to two of your friends and copy us (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com) on the email (1 entry).
That's a total of SIX possible entries! We are so excited about this giveaway that we are going to give you the entire weekend to get in all of your entries... Deadline for entries will be NOON EST on Monday, August 22. We will compile all of your entries and randomly draw a winner and announce the name on the blog Monday afternoon -- so don't forget to come back and see if you've won!

Good luck ladies and enjoy your weekend! Only 2 more weeks until kick off!

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August 16, 2011

Clemson Gameday Look - Bowtie Beauty

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August 15, 2011

Clemson Gameday Fall Staple

Take a break from the 90+ degree weather and let's think about cool breezes and Fall (a.k.a. football) weather!

Disclaimer: I was anti-jegging for as long as I can remember when the trend first hit stores...but last Fall, after actually trying a pair on, I never looked back.

Leggings that look like pants sounds like a really silly idea, but they are more comfortable than you can imagine, fit great (sometimes you need to size up to get the right fit!), and are super stylish paired in the Fall with tunic sweaters and knee high boots!

Anthropologie** just posted these cute chord-style leggings in a dark orange. These will be a must-have on my Clemson gameday fashion wish list - perfect with a chunky, white sweater and knee high brown boots!

Pilcro Cord Leggings - Anthropologie, $88
**Through September 30th, Anthropologie is offering FREE shipping and FREE returns for online orders!

What do you think? Have you tried 'jeggings' yet?

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August 12, 2011

Friday Fringe

Boho Mojo Fringe Orange Purse - Lulus.com, $33

More Clemson gameday worthy finds from Lulus.com...

Spark and Smolder Burnt Orange Blazer - Lulus.com, $52
Mad About Saffron Halter Orange Romper - Lulus.com, $36
My Acai Purple Dress - Lulus.com, $39
Ravishing Rhododendron Orange Dress - Lulus.com, $56
Jackie-Lantern Glitter Orange Mini Skirt - Lulus.com, $32

Update: Just found this PERFECT Clemson maxi dress on Modcloth.com...

Tuscan Sunset Maxi Dress - ModCloth.com, $79.99
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