Sunday, December 9, 2018

Day 9 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by my corner of the InterWebs today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER TWELVE YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 9 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are absolutely AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series (and somehow rig it so I'd win) because they are just that AWESOMESAUCE.

Up for grabs today are: 9 pairs of Knockaround sunnies.


For today, DAY NINE, nine winners will each win a pair of sunglasses of their choice (as long as they are in-stock, non-custom and don't exceed a price of $25 {it may seem restrictive, but there are TONS that fit those stipulations}).

If you know me, you know I love my sunnies. And let's just say, THE BRIGHTER, THE BETTER! #BangarangRufio

Just a few of the sunnies in my rotation!

Confession: In the past, the majority of my sunglasses were freebies (I literally think I only bought one pair in my collection and they were like $15 from Target). Seeing as they're cheap, I didn't worry about losing, scratching or breaking them. They're sort of like chapstick... They're a necessity, but I'm shocked if I can see 'em through till the end. With that said, when I found out about the kick-butt brand (and local - YAY for San Diego companies), Knockaround, I was SOLD!

My first delivery from Knockaround contained some definite winners, wouldn't you say?!

Living in SoCal, we wear sunglasses the majority of the year (in case you didn't know, we occasionally have to deal with some sub-par weather - mostly "May Gray" and "June Gloom" - but 90% of the year it's in the 60/70s and sunshiny). As opposed to the HIGH sunshine tax we're forced to pay, I see wearing sunnies as a small price to pay for paradise.

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The hubby and I love rocking our Knockarounds! We both give the sunnies (and the people who work there) two thumbs up. I'd say on any given day, there's a 95% chance we're both rocking Knockarounds. They've been used while hiking Half Dome, working out in the rain, walking with the pup, running to Yosemite Falls, lounging at the pool, racing and just living life. The hubby even was lucky enough to order a pair of their prescription glasses before they discontinued that option!


May Gray brought some drizzle during one of our runs. Wearing sunnies helped so I wasn't getting pelted in the eyes by the drops!

If you follow me on Instagram {@CarleeMcDot}, then you've probably seen these pics, but they're too good not to share! #KnockFan

I think my favorite model are the Classics (I like the thicker arms, they seem to stay in place a little better while running) and the hubby loves the Polarized feature. The colors are AMAZEBALLS and the fact that you can customize your sunnies (you can get as cray-cray as you'd like) is FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! The possibilities are literally ENDLESS!

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PS I love how the founder came up with the name... It totally sounds like my dad (and I can smell the fresh cut grass)!

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And because Knockaround wants you to get the perfect pair, the nine winners will each be able to select the sunnies of their choosing (as long as they are in-stock, non-custom and don't exceed a cost of $25). So get your wishlist started!

Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the random winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 15th at 11:59pm PST and the NINE winners will be chosen on December 16th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Just in case you aren't one of the NINE lucky winners, you can use "CARLEE15" for 15% off your order (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book) through 12/31! So get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process!

124 comments:

kellyr78 said...

I usually wear sunglasses. These look great.

Misti said...

Oh I have the ugly sweater ones and LOVE them. Awesome sunglasses so more would be amazing.

Emily Rhode said...
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Emily Rhode said...

I have Goodrs that I love but these look great!

Libby K said...

I wear sunglasses and/or visors.

Eats and Exercise by Amber said...

Hi <3

First off, I just need to say I love LOVE the energy of your blog posts, your positivity and radiance is CONTAGIOUS - keep it up :)

Protecting my eyes from the sun. I have FINALLY consistently started wearing sunglasses and if I am running a HAT

Tanya Kay said...

Definitely sunglasses and/or a hat.

Emily said...

I usually run in the dark but during the day I wear a visor.

Cass said...

I have gotten addicted to running with a trucker hat but these sunglasses are usually my back up option!

Jolene said...

I was not a fan of running with sunglasses (I wore a hat) until I got a pair of knockarounds! Now I have several pairs.

Brielle Curtis said...

I like running with sunglasses! I literally have 6 pairs of knockarounds!

Stephanie Kartalopoulos said...

I've been the queen of the technical running hat (I'm big on the sherpa hat and the run-thru hat by Brooks...), but these sunglasses look great! If I want to do my hair into an Allie Kieffer Power Bun (SUCH A TECHNICAL TERM!!!!!), I can't wear a hat. But I can wear sunglasses!!!! :)

Stacie McMillen said...

I've been wanting a pair of these!

Brittni said...

I usually wear my goodrs! Been wanting to try knockarounds!

Lydia said...

Sunglasses and a visor! I usually wear both, but I definitely wear one or the other.

Emily Christman said...

Any cheap sunglasses I have!

Kristin Meadows said...

I usually don’t ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I know it’s a bad habit I need to break!

Becca Lewis said...

Normally i just run with a hat and squint...

Megan Warzecha said...

Always sunglasses. Usually the cheaper the better. I tend to break things...

Karla Johnson said...

I have a freebie pair that I wear with headband to keep them in place.

Laura McCarthy said...

In the past I haven’t been good about protecting my eyes because sunglasses for sport seemed so expensive but in the last year have found more affordable brands and have been much better about wearing sunglasses on sunny days... it definitely makes a difference!

Krysta Jensen said...

Trucker hat and sunglasses!!

Jamie Theriault said...

Im a big hat fan, but only bc my sunglassses always break!

Kmcgovney122 said...

I always wear a hat & glasses!

Chapa Mama said...

Love to try this one. I currently have a goodr..and really want to see how this knockarounds works for me๐Ÿ˜

Danielle Fogerty said...

I love my knockarounds, I already have 5 pairs but, could always use more

Ben and Jack's Momma said...

I have only one pair of these so I would love to win more!

Unknown said...

I wear a pair of target sunglasses ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Unknown said...

Sunglasses and a visor!

Jennifer Crawford said...

either Goodr or Oakley

FireRunner2379 said...

Most of the time I wear sunglasses to protect my eyes from the sun, but on occasion its just a brimmed hat.

Rae said...

I'm a sunglasses junkie! I try not to spend too much on them because I tend to lose/break them, but these seem great and such an excellent price point!

Lori Thornton said...

Sunglasses all year long, even on grey days. My eyes are very sensitive so it's rare that I am not wearing any. And because of you my go to is Knockarounds! They stay on, have so many color options, and I'm a bit obsessed.

Faygie said...

Sunglasses! I don't leave the house without them! (Unless it's raining or nighttime)

Gala said...

I usually wear sunglasses.

Christina said...

Sunglasses all the time. Just got a pair of knockaround

Sarah N said...

I have some running sun glasses but they aren't very stylish. I actually look pretty silly wearing them. Is love to try a pair of knockarounds.

kathyo said...

I see a lot of people with these and they are gorgeous!

MollyKingsley said...

I use sunglasses or a hat!

Sonrisa Wood said...

I need sunglasses all the time! I’m a teacher and even when I pick my students up from the yard, I’m dying without my sunglasses.

Kait Harris said...

#knockfan!! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ‍♀️๐Ÿ˜Ž all day errday ๐Ÿ˜‹

Crystal Fretwell said...

I love a colorful pair of glasses to match my outfit! Especially ones that can handle falling off my head while running.

Brett Copeland said...

Knocks > Goodr ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Ashley Rivers said...

I used to wear whatever cheap sunglasses I could find, I now have a pair of goodrs that I love, but have yet to give knockarounds a try!!

dd said...

I always wear sunglasses since I have sensitive eyes, and usually a ball cap helps too to keep the sun out of my face since it's usually sunny here most days.

Unknown said...

I wear sunglasses and sometimes a hat

Keri said...

I wear a hat usually

Farrah said...

I try to be good about remembering to wear sunglasses!

Jennifer said...

I wear sunnies even when it is cloudy as well as a cap!

Loni said...

I wear sunglasses when the sun is out.

andrea said...

Knockaround glasses to match my outfits =)

Carolyn Tallman said...

I usually just wear a hat. Haven't really found any good sunnies that are comfortable enough to run in.

Felicia said...

I definitely wear sunglasses and hats!

Anonymous said...

ALWAYS sunglasses! Even in the snow.

Pam said...

Sunglasses and in the summer usually a ball cap! I have 1 pair of Knockaround’s

Samantha Hopkins said...

I wear a visor or sunglasses...and sometimes both.

blew415 said...

Usually headsweats visor and goodr glasses

Unknown said...

I typically opt for a hat. On occasion I’ll sport sunglasses as well.

Rachel S said...

I almost always have a pair of sunglasses with me when I'm outside. I have light blue eyes and they are very light sensitive! When I run I'll wear sunglasses and a hat too if needed!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

Sunglasses! I have a pair in my car and a pair in my bag.

Heather Dagenais said...

I need a pair of running sunglasses! These look awesome!

Anonymous said...

I protect my eyes with a pair of sunglasses and a hat.
Sadie B.

tj said...

Sunnies! Always. Even on rainy gray days here in the PNW. I also wear a lot of hats. I love having options and my husband might say that I don’t actually need another pair of sunglasses but we all know he’s wrong.

Carmen said...

Clouds! It rains a lot where I live.

Jenn said...

I love these! I have a pair of ray bans that I covet and pray I don’t lose them ��

Katie said...

I wear glasses to see, but did you know the Classic Knockarounds fit over seeing glasses pretty well. And it only makes you look a little dorkier because the sunnies are so cool

Brenda said...

Sunglasses and hat, usually anything I get from expos for free or cute ones from target

Jennifer said...

I usually wear a visor and/or sunglasses. Or run at night.

LZ said...

My eyes are super sensitive to the sun so I wear sunglasses regularly! I love the idea for the name of the company too, so fun!

Ken C said...

Generally with my hat visor

Kate said...

I don't leave the house without sunglasses. Even when it's not "sunny", it's the UV that bothers me more than the sun itself!

Courtney LeGare said...

Usually a pair of sport sunglasses and/or a hat!

Allyson said...

I love goodr, but would love to try a new brand too!

Shiduna Townsend said...

I usually wear a sun visor hat when I am out.

Michelle B said...

I usually rock Goodrs on my runs but I would totally love to try Knockarounds someday.

Katy said...

I usually wear sunglasses or a hat, depending on how bright it is.

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

I wear sunglasses when I remember them. I'd love a pair of Knockarounds for my travels!

wvmello said...

I have a pair of polarized obnoxiously blue Oakleys I got on MAJOR discount at the outlets. I almost cried because I couldnt find them on my way to FL but they fell under the seat in my car.

melissa said...

I usually wear a hat or visor, I've had trouble with sunglasses slipping from sweat!

Nikki Fahey said...

Yes I love them and I’m purple

Goldie said...

I wear cheapie sunglasses but would love to try Knockarounds!

John Niedzwiecki said...

In the Florida sun, I'm always protecting myself with sun glasses. I love all the colors Knockaround offers.

Melisa Ann said...

I usually wear a hat. Sometimes sunglasses.

Brianne LaGrande said...

I wear a sparkle athletic visor. I add sunnies if they match my outfit :)

nstinch54 said...

I usually wear a visor or some super cheap sunglasses that I bought. However, I like wearing headbands to be matchy for races, so I'd love to have some sunglasses that protect my eyes when I run!

Jenny Bradley said...

This is my first time hearing about this brand! Love!

Angela said...

I wear prescription glasses but I don't have sunglasses. Most of the time I just wear a hat or visor and try to make it work. I do sometimes wear sunglasses over my glasses if they fit.

Jessica Gipson said...

I wear sunglasses to protect my eyes.

Kyle said...

I wear sunglasses or a hat with a brim.

Lynds Fraser said...

I wear my prescription sunglasses!

Teressa Kloss said...

I protect my eyes with my regular glasses that have uv protection.

Jenny said...

I have prescription sunglasses, but I also have freebies that I got at an expo.

Katy Dyke said...

Sunglasses! Any hint of sun and I need them or else I can barely open my eyes

Erika said...

Currently using Goodr!

Emily Korosec said...

Usually just a hat. I do not have any sunglasses that stay on my sweaty face while running :/

Julie Moczygemba said...

I'm always wearing sunglasses... unless it's night time.

Smash Runner said...

I usually have a hat on or sunskiis!

Megan DalSanto said...

I usually don’t wear a hat or sunglasses while I run, the sunglasses because they get sweaty and I don’t the right pair. I’d love to try these!

Becky Clayton said...

I usually run with a visor on sunny days, but these look amazing!

Anonymous said...

I love running in the summer in sunglasses.

Yael Heller said...

Amazeballs!!. I have very light blue eyes and cannot run in daylight without some polarized sunnies!

Candace said...

I wear sunglasses

Sarah Snyder said...

I wear my red Knockarounds!

Kelsey Stout said...

such great sunnies!

Steffanie Seiler said...

Sunglasses and a running cap!

Lisa3 said...

I love sunglasses and a hat!

Miranda K. said...

Sunglasses all the way. I have a pair on almost all the time, even if it's cloudy. I like wearing them, too, when I run in the rain to keep from being pelted in the eyes.

Julie Ong said...

I started getting addicted to Knockarounds, but sadly only the Fast Lanes look decent on me.... Might be best because otherwise I would own like 50 pairs sunglasses during runs are a must!

Kristin Tang said...

Sunglasses are a race and training necessity. Thank you for this generous giveaway!!

Jackey Deschamps said...

Always need to wear some shades! This is a great giveaway

greeniejoey said...

I usually use sunglasses and hats if it's really sunny. If it's too bright sometimes I'll stay inside.

Kim K. said...

I wear Knockarounds and Goodrs!

Juliana said...

sunglasses and either a headband or a visor

Jillian Robinson said...

Love running with fort knocks!

Shelby Watkins said...

I usually just wear a visor but I'd love to try some sunglasses!

Gabriella Ring said...

I love wearing a hat or sunglasses for sun protection! Hats are a must

Daniell said...

Visor and glasses for sure!

Amie said...

Sunglasses and a hat

Carolyn said...

I wear glasses & contacts for my vision so I usually don't wear sunglasses day to day but I am in a family of skin cancer survivors so I need to be better about protecting my eyes and the skin around my eyes from harmful rays. Please pick me!

Elizabeth said...

Haven't tried these yet, but they look cute!

Angela Saver said...

I usually wear sunglasses. I would love to try Knockaround!

Nichole Sterioti said...

By wearing sunglasses, of course!

Cassandra D. said...

Sunglasses and a hat.

billano kawaii said...

with Sunnies