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Enter to Win the STATE of Style Sweepstakes with Essence Festival and State Farm #StateofStyle

sos2Are you a stylish person and want to show it off? Why not enter the State Farm and Essence Festival’s State of Style Sweepstakes! That’s right, show the world you are at the forefront of fashion by entering to win a VIP trip to the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July! State Farm and ESSENCE want you to upload your online and Instagram photo entries showcasing your own personal style via Instagram and link to your Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag #StateofStyle.

   Stylish entries qualify to win the following:

o   Round trip coach airfare for winner and one (1) guest to New Orleans, LA

o   Four (4) nights, Five (5) day hotel accommodations in New Orleans, LA

o   Two (2) tickets per night to the ESSENCE Festival concerts in New Orleans, LA

o   Two (2) VIP Experience tickets (tickets to various VIP events at the ESSENCE Festival)

o   Ground transportation

 Since, I happen to think I’m pretty fashionable myself check out a few of my State of Style entries…


Being a plus size girl, I love experimenting and trying things that people usually shy away from. I love color and to just have fun and it shows through my fashion!floral

Never one to shy away from bright and bold statement pieces, I’m actually drawn to it.sdSo now I’ve shown you the My State of Style, it’s your turn to show me yours. To enter the sweepstakes share your most fashionable photos via Instagram and link to your Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag #StateofStyle for a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2013 ESSENCE Festival.

·         The State of Style Sweepstakes begins at Wednesday, May 15, 2013 and ends on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

·         Participants can enter DAILY to win

·         Visit, connect with Instagram, select one (1) Photo from your Instagram account, complete the online entry form in its entirety, and submit (the “Entry”).

·         At State Farm, savings are always in Fashion.  Show us your unique style by uploading a photo on Instagram using the designated hashtag #StateofStyle and enter for a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2013 ESSENCE Festival

 And if you win you must promise to take me…Ok, ok, ok…you don’t have to take me!

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, however all opinions are my own.

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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