Recently, I had the chance to co-host a simply smashing spring soiree for  Manor, a fabulous online home-decor and gift shop. Read on for not only an event recap, but also a discount code, fantastic flamingo giveaway, and details on our outfits!

Event Recap:

What a fun evening! This pool-side fete held true to the whimsical and glamorous vibe that runs throughout the online shop. Over 150 people gathered together in 1960s pool party chic attire to toast the shop and give back. The evening benefited Houston’s Ronald McDonald House.

Pink, gold, sparkle, and sweet treats ruled the evening. Shop owner and curator Beth Delozier Hayes executed the party perfectly. Some of my favorite details included the beach ball backdrop by Sugar & Cloth, the flower wall by Blome’s Paperie, the decorate your own donut bar by Glazed, and the ice cream with a kick from Tipsy Dessert Bar.

By the way, if you love that beach ball backdrop as much as I do, you can read the do it yourself details here.

Giveaway + Discount Code:

What really stole the show that night was the larger than life inflatable flamingo! You might have caught a glimpse of it in this Instagram photo I posted. I don’t use the word obsessed often, as I think it is overused. But I will say that I am indeed obsessed with this floating flamingo! (Heck – it inspired my themed look for the night!)

If you share my fascination with this flamingo, good news on two fronts! I have a giveaway opportunity, plus a discount code for you.


All you have to do to enter the giveaway is (1) leave a comment on this blog post, and (2) follow Manor on Instagram here. In your comment, I would love to hear about your summer plans!

Giveaway entries will be accepted for a week (until Sunday evening 11 pm central time.) And the giveaway can be shipped anywhere within the continental United States.

Discount Code:

Even if you don’t win the giveaway, you can purchase a flamingo for 20% off! In fact, you can shop the entire site for 20% off. Just enter the code www20 at check out. This code is valid through the end of April.


Shop the Looks:

Good luck with the giveaway! I am certain a pink floating flamingo will increase your general happiness this summer.
Updated 4/27/15 : Congrats to Shannon Tidwell on winning the flamingo giveaway!
Photos by Day Zero Creative, Ashley Cardoza, and Sugar & Cloth




  1. Allison Stasney says:

    Love the pink flamingo. We have a new baby, so plan to spend most of our summer in the backyard swimming with the bigger kids!

    1. Carrie says:

      Congratulations! And that sounds like a lovely summer. A flamingo would come in handy. 😉

  2. Alice says:

    I absolutely love your flamingo print dress! 🙂 This summer I plan to spend way too much time relaxing at the pool! I’ll also be heading to the family lake house a few times this summer, which I’m very much looking forward too!

    xo, Alice

    1. Carrie says:

      That sounds fabulous! Thanks, Alice.

  3. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    What a bright and happy post for a Monday!

    I would love to enter this giveaway. I have a pool and 2 children that would love to ride around on that flamingo 🙂

    With respect to summer plans, we will be travelling to Winnipeg, Manitoba in August. My daughter is attending Royal Winnipeg Dance school and my husband, son and I will be touring/sightseeing Winnipeg while she is in session.

    Have a good day!

    1. Carrie says:

      This would fit right in with your pool and kids! 🙂

    2. Sheri says:

      Just realized that I think I am disqualified for the giveaway since I don’t live in the US. Darn 🙁

    3. Carrie says:

      I am clarifying on shipping… We may be able to do Canada. If so, I’ll revise the rules. 😉

    4. Sheri says:

      Thank you Carrie. You have Canadian fans!!

  4. You look absolutely fabulous!! Such a cute and colorful post!! Happy Monday!! Xo

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Lauren! 🙂

  5. gabby says:

    so i’m relieved to know that it is OK to be obsessed with that flamingo!!! would love to win it for “auntie bev’s” pool (a family friend with a pool we inhabit most of the summer– i should surely like to share it with a flamingo!). i sense olive would approve of it as a photo prop. also if it could come with both of your beautiful dresses, that would be lovely. ;))

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh yes, Olive would love this! 🙂

  6. welovefur says:

    I really like this colorful dress
    I love your blog. I hope you will like mine

  7. Ramy says:

    Love the flamingo dress! The length is just perfect and looks amazingly chic! 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Ramy! It is a fun retro silhouette.

  8. Raven says:

    LOVE your coordinating dress – precious! Mary-Kate would totally flip for that flamingo. 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes, the kids and I have similar tastes… Ha! 😉

      Thank you, Raven.

  9. Vanessa says:

    Happy Monday, darling!! This is such a cute look! You look amazing, as always!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, dear V!

  10. Phoenixsong78 says:

    I am so purchasing that flamingo dress. It will be perfect for these Florida summer soirees ;-);-);-). Need the inflatable one too!!!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Pool parties, summer cocktail parties… so many occasions where it will be appropriate, particularly in Florida!

      A heads up: it runs really big! Of course, it’s supposed to be a loose fit overall. But still – I would recommend sizing down.

  11. Lea Anna says:

    Love that flamingo! Such a fun idea for a pool float.

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it great? Thank you!

  12. Alecia P says:

    That flamingo

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it great? 🙂

  13. Ashley Bree Perez says:

    Carrie, you look gorgeous as always! I just love your outfit! 🙂 I would love to win the giveaway and I have entered. My Instagram is breelovesfashion8 . My plans for the summer are to go to the nearby river and just get sun tanned and barbecue while hanging out with my husband and friends. 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks for such nice comments, Ashley! 🙂

  14. Carolyn says:

    My summer plans have adjusted to include lounging on a giant pink flamingo in my pool! I fell in love with it at the Manor launch as well!

    1. Carrie says:

      Ha! I like that you are flexible enough to adjust. 🙂

  15. Lauren Mills says:

    Love your flamingo coordinated outfit Carrie! My niece and nephew would go crazy over this float when we go to Rosemary Beach in August. And let’s be honest – makes for super cute outfit pics 🙂

    xo Lauren

    1. Carrie says:

      Ha! You are totally right, Lauren – outfit pics!

  16. Sarah says:

    My summer plans involve getting one of those giant flamingos and lounging on it in my pool 😉

    1. Carrie says:

      Ha! Good thinking, Sarah.

  17. Grayson would look so cute floating in that flamingo!! My plans for the summer….mostly driving my munchkins around to their many activities. Hoping to enjoy some warm days by the pool sipping sangria, too.;)

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes, she would!!! We should plan a summer poolside get together… 🙂

  18. Erin B says:

    This Flamingo would be a great addition to or family pool parties throughout the summer!

    1. Carrie says:

      Indeed it would. 🙂

  19. Merritt says:

    so jealous of your Delpozo dress! The sleeves are insane (in the best way)!

    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      We share the Delpozo love. 🙂

  20. Jo says:

    Hi, I’m going to spend a few weeks in France this summer. Love your style and site. 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh that sounds fabulous, Jo!

    2. Carrie says:

      And thank you. 🙂

  21. Loving this entire outfit and loving this nail colour! Can you please let me know if the Deborah Lippman colour is the exact match? Thank you! xx

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much! Yes, it is. It’s the Deborah Lippmann Break 4 Love :

  22. I was so sad I couldn’t make the bash! Heard it was great. LOVE your dress. So fabulous and fun! xo Julie

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Julie!

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