Summer is here in St. Louis for sure – the heat and humidity have settled in. It seems like this time of year we are always on the go to events and parties also. I carry pretty large purses to start with (even when I’m not toting around a laptop), but in the summer for some reason there is just more stuff to bring along. More sunscreen, a water bottle, bug repellent, my digital camera, my Flip videocam, my ALBUM, and Hubby and Taylor ask me to carry more things in the summer too. This means I take a tote along too in the summer so I don’t weigh my regular purse down so much that the straps break! Since I really am (really) trying to drop some weight I am not buying a ton of new clothes for the summer, but by adding a few fun accessories I can spruce up my wardrobe for summer.

With all the new things to do and the hot weather, most of us need a few new clothes and accessories to get through summer and dressbarn is helping out in a couple of ways. Right now (while supplies last) you can get an adorable free straw tote with every purchase of $100 or more. Perfect for toting around all of our summer supplies to parties, the beach picnics, etc. Until June 30, 2010 you can save 20% off any regularly priced item at dressbarn.
In case you didn’t know, dressbarn carries regular and plus size clothing too, happy dance! You can visit to see some of the great summer styles, go into a local store (click here to find the closest to you) plus you can follow @dressbarn on Twitter and like dressbarn on Facebook.

(Aren’t these totes cute?)

The Giveaway: One lucky reader will win one of the adorable straw totes!

Required Entry: Leave a comment and let me know what kinds of things you carry in your summer tote. Winners notified by mail only, so make sure I have a way of accessing your email address when you comment.

Extra Entries: The following are all extra things you can do for more entries. Leave an additional comment for each thing you do to earn extra entries.

  • Subscribe via email to my feed and then leave a comment letting me know you have done so. If you are already a subscriber, let me know that in the comment instead.

  • Follow @RobynsWorld on Twitter and send a tweet about the giveaway. You can do this one time per day. Leave a direct link to your tweet (instructions here) in your comment for an extra entry for each tweet. Here is a tweet you can use (or make your own):
    Tweet ThisWin a an adorable summer tote and get a 20% off coupon from @dressbarn and @RobynsWorld
  • Share my giveaway on your own blog and tell me where (share the direct link)

Rules: Only one of each entry method listed per person/family/household. No entering on behalf of others, using extra identities or others identities, no automated program entries, etc. If I catch you cheating you will be banned from this and all of my future giveaways! This giveaway is only open to those in the USA, ages 18+. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on Monday, June 28, June 24, 2010. I will pick a winner and email them and they have 48 hours to claim the prize. If no response, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a tote (I picked the yellow one) and a gift card from dressbarn for sharing this information with you and dressbarn is providing the giveaway prize as well. Transparency is everything!