Blogger Contest: And the Winner Is…

It has been a long and arduous competition, but I am pleased to announce the winner of the Kohl’s Blogger Contest. The decision was not easy. But after reviewing the past challenges as well as the results from the poll it was clear we had a winner: Congratulations to our winning blogette Anna Hodge!

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Anna, your style and aesthetic are just lovely. My team and I were very impressed with the creative ways you executed each challenge, the way that you styled all of the LC Lauren Conrad pieces into your looks, as well as the personality exuded by your final writing sample. We’re also avid readers and huge fans of your blog, Fash Boulevard. Your tenure as the official LaurenConrad.com Guest Blogger will begin May 2012! And our team will be in contact with you about your trip to the Big Apple. Congratulations!

Here are Anna’s outfits from the competition…

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From the get go, I knew this would be an impossible decision. All of the initial entries were so impressive. We’ve got some insanely talented and chic blogettes here on LaurenConrad.com!! At first I couldn’t imagine narrowing it down to just five–so of course, we did six. When we did finally narrow it down to six ladies, I couldn’t image cutting anyone. Katie Manwaring, Christina DeFilippo, Julia Renkert, and Maria Scala–all of you are so great and I wish you all nothing but the best. I wish I could have picked each and every one of you, but as with all contests, we had to pick just one winner. Thank you all so much for participating in the competition and for bringing your amazing style to LaurenConrad.com. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And to our fabulous and oh so talented runner-up, Jeanette Scott. Jeanette – you are an amazing blogger, and I wish I could have chosen two winners! I wish you the best, and congratulations for making it into the top 2!! I know that you’ll go very far, and that you have a ton of supporters here at LaurenConrad.com

Stay tuned for more updates about Anna’s trip to the Kohl’s Design Center in NYC, where she’ll get a glimpse into what happens behind-the-scenes of the LC Lauren Conrad Collection, as well as her first official guest blog!

And last but certainly not least, I want to thank all of YOU–the voters–for helping me pick our Guest Blogger Anna!

Would you like to see more competitions like this here on LaurenConrad.com? Let me know in the comments below. Or if you have any fun ideas, tell me about those too!

And let’s give Anna, and our five other finalists (Jeanette, Christina, Katie,Julia, and Maria) a big congrats!

XO Lauren

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  • Tiffani Stuart

    I KNEW IT ALL ALONG!!! YAY Anna! I’m so happy for you!!!!! All your dreams are coming true!

  • Iris Nguyen

    I voted every week & I am so stoked that she won. Every single person was great though!

  • LilZilla

    YAY!!!! Congrats Anna!!! So so so so so excited for you :) I’ve been following you since reading your posts here on lc.com. You have truely inspired me to add more “”fash”” to my life

  • RAVGIRL

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    the girl who had laurens fashions all over her blog won? what a surprise! congratulations!

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    Congrats Anna! I am so happy for you! I know you will do well and I look forward to seeing you blog here! Have fun on your trip!!!

    XO Kelley

    http://www.keepsittingpretty.blogspot.com

  • Amber Welles

    yay anna! You’ve been such a big inspiration to girls all over with your story. I’m so happy Lauren saw that. You deserve this so much. Can’t wait to see your fabulous pictures on the site.

  • Melissa Panici

    CONGRATULATIONS ANNA!!! I knew you would win!! I voted for you the whole time. You really deserve this girl! Have a blast in NYC!! I would love to see more contests like this!!

    Congrats to ALL ladies!!

  • diana

    Congrats to all the contestants. A HUGE congrats to Anna. You did it, now your dream of working with Lauren and her team will become a reality. I’m so happy for you!! I’m jumping for joy right now. lol. I know you’ll make Lauren and her team proud.

  • Sara Sawasaki

    Yayy!! I love her Blog!! She deserves it!!!!

  • Maria scala

    Congrats Anna! And thank you Lauren, for giving me such an AMAZING opportunity!

  • Christina

    Oh I love Anna! I knew she would win! Anna you rock and I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you are apart of! Congrats! :)

  • Jerri Fitz

    Yaaay! Congrats Anna, I’m so happy for you! And congrats to all of the other ladies, I visit your blogs daily :)

  • Marielisa Gomez

    Congratulationsssss Anna!!! I knew you were going to make it!! Your style and your blog are absolutely perfect!! Can’t wait for your posts at LaurenConrad.com! And congrats to the rest of the finalists who also have inspiring creativity!

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    Congrats to all of the contestants! This was a great contest to have, everyone did fantstic. Ana, a big congrats to you! I’m so excited for you and what is ahead in your future. Good luck with everything!!!

  • Amy Breckenridge

    congrats anna!! :) enjoy your time as a guest blogger for the site!

    xoamy
    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2012/04/banana-chocolate-chip-muffins-with.html

  • Karen Torres

    All the contestants did a fantastic job! love all of your blogs! :)

    Anna! FELICIDADES!

    You deserve it!

    Cheers from M

  • Kelby Peachey

    Congratulations ANNA!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :) I can’t wait for May 2012!!

  • Susanna Hall

    First of all, a huge congrats to Anna! The other contestants were great but it was no question that Anna was the clear winner! I love her blog but can’t wait to see her guest blogs on here as well :)

    As for your question, I would love to see some more competitions on here. It was a lot of fun following this one and voting on all the challenges. Whether it’s another big competition like the Kohl’s Blogger one or just random mini competitions, I’d love to see more.

  • Leslie Arriaza

    yes!!! Congratulations Anna! I cannot wait to see your guestblogs on lc.com!!

  • Kellie Norton

    YAY!!! Go Anna!! You so deserve this :-) I can not wait to see your posts on here!! And Lauren, this contest was so much fun, I really hope you have more in the future :-)

    - Kellie N

  • Rachel Trampel

    Congrats Anna!!!!! Congrats to all of the bloggers who made it in the this contest! I am very excited to see Anna’s guest posts on here as well as continue to read her blog, I love it! :)

    http://www.rachelslookbook.com

  • Helen Le

    Congrats Anna!

  • Diana Peralta

    YAAAAAYYYY!!! Congrats Anna!! I can’t wait to read all of your goodies :o)

  • Chrissy Myers

    So so so so SO happy for Anna!!! I would just like to note that Anna has helped me out PERSONALLY via Twitter when I needed fashion advice in the past. She is an absolute DOLL and I can’t wait for her guest blogs. I

    And of course I would love to see more contest. Small ones and big ones. The small ones for those small town girls like me and the big ones for those girls like Anna who influence us small town girls.

  • Jody King

    Congrats Anna!

    BTW does any one know where I can buy the Platform Dress Sandals? I’ve check Kohls online and in stores but have not seen them avaliable for purchase.

  • Emily Geaman

    Congrats Anna!! So happy this contest introduced me to your blog!

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    Congrats Anna! That is so exciting! I’m seriously in love with your blog!

    http://fitnessmisc.blogspot.com/

  • kelley mitton

    Congrats Anna! You deserve it :)

  • Jocelyn Steiber

    All awesome and inspiring bloggers! Love their feminine styles


    http://www.peacelovenutrition.com

  • Marvin C.

    YESSS!!! Congrats Anna… =D & sure – more competitions would be cool… =]

  • Dy Shiny

    yeeeeeeeeeeeee, congrats Anna!!!!!! and also congrats to all the blogettes!!! :)

  • Emily Edwards

    Congrats Anna!!! And also to Jeanette! You are both an inspiration and I enjoy your blogs very much.

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    Congratulations! Everyone did great!! :)

    http://www.soupforthegirlysoul.blogspot.com

  • kristal castrejon

    Congrats Anna, you have amazing style, and im so happy you were picked!

  • Kimberly

    Congrats Anna!!

    Everyone who participated can be proud of themselves!! Xx

  • Haritini Dimalexi

    i was sureee…!!!Mpravooo Anna…I wish you the best…!!!:))

  • Kimberly Breugelen.van

    Anna Yeaaaaaahhhh woohoo!

    Congrats~!

  • mara sofia

    I am so glad for Anna Hodge! She really deserves this opportunity. She is amazing, with her blog fans and has a person, even i don’t know her in person, but i just bet she is. Congratulations to her. I am really happy to announce now that i’ve contributed to this :) Once again, Congratulations Anna Hodge.

  • Martin M

    Congrats Anna!!!!! Voted for you! Your style is amazing. Im so in love with your looks :)

    http://www.look-scout.blogspot.com

    http://www.look-scout.de

  • Stephanie McDonnell

    So exciting. Congrats, Amber. Have fun!

    ***Skin care giveaway***

    http://www.luxeboulevard.com

  • Leanne

    No one deserves it more than you, Anna!!! Congrats!!!

    Lots of love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

  • Diamenrose

    oh yaiy ;D

  • Drita Selimi

    Yes I think it’s a good idea to do more competitions, because some girls here have an amazing talent that just need to be seen lik Anna Hodge (by the way she’s gorgeous).

    xoxo

  • Emmeline Staelens

    Congrats Anna! :)

  • fashionsontop

    Congrats Anna! Your an amazing blogger and really deserve this!:)

    http://www.fashionsontop.blogspot.com

  • krisss

    aye, happyhappy joyjoy! congrats!! ^^

  • Laura Walker

    Great job, Anna!

    Lauren, you couldn’t have picked a better girl! She’s so cute and i absolutely love her story! She’s going to go very far!

    REACH FOR THE STARS, ANNA! <3

  • Lauren Hoffman

    Congrats to Anna!
    <3 Lauren
    http://eyeblinkfashion.wordpress.com/

  • Kayla Peechatka

    Yes! I’m so happy for you Anna! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see your posts (: xoxo

  • Karie Obremski

    Great pick, Lauren and congratulations to you, Anna! (: FashBoulevard is fabulous!!! XOXO

  • Closet Fix

    WOW! As a personal style blogger http://closetfix.blogspot.com/ as well, I can only imagine how stoked Anna must be! After weeks of hard work it finally paid off. I can’t wait to see her first post. If what she did during the challenges is any indication of what’s to come, I’m sure we’re all in for a treat. Congrats Girlie you deserve it!

    Xoxo,

    Simmy P.

    http://closetfix.blogspot.com/

  • Petra Zeller

    Thats amazing. Congratulations Anna for the win of this great competition. I know that you will win. You are such a great person with a amazing style and you have all this great styles. You are really a woman where we can look up. You are a inspiration for everyone. Wish you all the best with this amazing price and have fun. xoxo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

  • Bev

    yayyyyyyy!!! she so deserves this one :)

  • Marcia Whitney

    WOOHOO!!! So glad to hear Anna won! She deserved it!

  • Giselle Escamilla

    Congrats Anna!! I love your style I’m always getting your oufit ideas when I go out:)

  • Shellz

    Congrats Anna! omg sooo glad u won! happy for ya!

  • Colleen Burns

    Wow. wrong choice, but good luck with that.

  • Michelle LaPorte

    Yay!! Congratulations Anna! I would love to see more contests like this!!

    http://michellelivinglifebeautifully.blogspot.com/

  • Liesl

    So happy for Anna, she deserves it! More blogger contests, please! How about next time make it international? ;-)

    Liesl xxx

    http://www.pretty-random-things.com/

  • Julia C

    Congratulations Anna!!! I love your style!

    also love seeing these competions on LaurenConrad.com! Contestins did a great job and were all very fashion foward!!

    xx

  • Gina Mackey

    YAY! Congratulations, Anna! :) *Does happy dance*

  • Rebecca Bakofsky

    So happy for her! Love her style! Can’t wait to see her posts :D

  • tinamarie

    congrats anna, excited to see your blogs!!

  • Bianca Sanchez

    OMGGG IM SO HAPPY FOR Anna !! :D <3 Best Choice!

  • Nicole Wilson

    Yay, Anna! I voted for her from the beginning! Congrats to her & the other blogettes for the amazing opportunity. Can’t wait to read her first guest post.

  • Danielle Duerr

    Congratulations, Anna! Your style is so impeccable, I absolutely love each outfit you put together. You definitely deserved this!

  • Sabrinchen

    Yay, congrats Anna!!! I voted for you from the beginning because I think you do the “”Cali-chic”” very well :) Wish you an amazing experience at the Kohl’s department and hope that you’ll meet Lauren!

  • Lily P.

    Yaaay!

    Anna deserves to be the winner!But of course all the other girls had amazing style,but only one can win!

    I hope that you will continue making another competitions for all the blogers that haven’t participated in this one!

    Lots of love

    Lilly!

  • Lauren Corle

    Yayyyyyyy! congrats Anna, you totally deserved this!! :) xoxo.

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Love all the support for Anna! She’s awesome! I’ve had a few personal messages w/her– and she’s genuinely true blue! She deserves this more than you guys realize… Also, it sucks to see a few negative comments already… :0( I know that Anna will just dust it off her shoulders, though!

  • karly goins

    Congrats Anna! I hope that maybe one day we can blog together :)

  • Elisee prummel

    I love the contests here! Congrats Anna!

  • Rachel Sanders

    I am soo happy for Anna! She has such beautiful style and is a great role model in the world of fashion blogging! xx

    http://www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

  • Chris

    congratulations Anna!!! You’re a true fashionista

  • Kat

    Of course I wish the winner huge congratulations – but I have to admit that I am disappointed in the selection. While Anna has amazing style, I can’t relate to what she wears, unfortunately. I’m a size 10 mom who runs after toddlers all day. When I read Jeanette Scott’s blog, I feel as though I can recreate her looks very easily, especially given the many links to similar pieces that she provides. Also, the affordability and versatility of her choices make fashion shopping an uplifting and fun experience. With Anna, I feel as though I’m looking at another Vogue model with no hope of ever coming close to what she does. Shouldn’t the best fashion be about style AND accessibility?

  • Barefoot Duchess

    congratulations to anna and all the ladies that wowed us with their outfits!

  • Casey Lynn

    Congrats Anna!! I loved all of your outfits :)

    xo,

    Casey

    http://www.girlinthepoodleshoes.com

  • Gabby Kropfl

    Congrats to Anna! I’ve been visiting her blog before she even entered this contest <3 So glad she won.

  • Monica Castillo

    Christina was my fave!

  • Emilie

    Congrats Anna!

    xo Emilie

    PS please visit my blog @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Jacy Tilton

    SO happy you chose Anna!! She is fantastic and I love her blog! Can’t wait to see what she does through LaurenConrad.com :)

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

  • Rachael Yanta

    Great decision on the contest! Anna will do such a fabulous job and she deserves it so much. Love J’s Everyday Fashion too so I know what a difficult decision that must have been! Check out my Fab Friday Beauty Tip if you get some time :)

    xoxo,
    Rachael
    http://www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

  • Shannon

    Congrats Anna!!

    I always look forward to visiting Fash Blvd … it shows how much energy and time she puts into every post. Anna you deserve this win girl … I think you are the best fit for Lauren’s blog for sure!

    I also enjoy J’s Everyday Fashion, but was a little disappointed to read a couple rude comments she left on Anna’s page one day. She has since removed them, but still so tacky. It just shows her personality doesn’t come close to Anna’s positive vibe she gives off.

    Also, J’s photos don’t come close to Anna’s! Wish she would change up her background a little … I think it would do so much for her blog.

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    http://www.wishesbridal.com/

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