Five Bamboo Dress Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! The winner is….

Congrats Rebecca! I email you shortly! The rest of you, don’t forget to click the ad to the right to get 20% off any Five Bamboo purchase through the end of the month! And if you need a laugh, read the stories about how people learned about Santa. There are some hilarious ones!


Today, in the spirit of kicking off the holiday season, how about a little (awesome) giveaway? The folks at Five Bamboo are giving one of my readers a Sophia Dress. You could be nice and give it to someone else if you win, or you can keep it for yourself. I won’t tell. ;)


I also really like the Solstice Dress, which I happen to be wearing today. I love anything with a cowl neck and I really like the single pocket. I feel like the stitching could be slightly smoother on the left side – it bunches a little – but it may lay a little bit better with a  slip underneath. (I couldn’t find mine today…oops.) I wore it to work with tights and flats.

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Then I wore it after work sans tights (it was warm out!) and cowgirl boots for a more casual look. I’ve also worn it with black ankle booties and it looks super cute for a night out.

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I’ve also tried their Ballerina Dress, which I was super excited about, but it doesn’t fit me as well as their other dresses. I think the style just doesn’t work for someone who is a little bustier like me. I just felt like it made my top half too prominent.

Anyway, back to the Sophia Dress giveaway! To enter, tell me at what age you stopped believing in Santa Claus. :) I honestly don’t ever remember really believing. Sad.

Don’t forget – readers of my blog get an extra 20% off any purchase at Five Bamboo in November. Just click the ad to the right!

Giveaway ends on Monday, 11/26.

Full disclosure: All Five Bamboo dresses in this post were sent to me for free from Five Bamboo to review. I do not receive an affiliate bonus if you purchase through the ad.

140 comments // by Teri [a foodie stays fit]

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1 Melissa at

what a cute dress!

I have a little brother, so I remember making myself “believe” a lot longer than I truly did for his sake haha. probably 5th grade.


2 Marlow at

I was 7 and it was a sad day! I was ‘educated’ by my peers at school and I remember being pretty upset. That Christmas I tried to still believe but it wasn’t as fun as the few years previous that I can remember.

Here’s hoping that when I have kids they’re able to pretend longer than I was :) There’s just something fun about the tradition!
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3 Lesley at

I’m the oldest of four, so my parents tried to keep the ‘secret’ as long as possible. I think I was in the fifth grade!


4 Courtney at

I think I was around 10


5 Kristy at

Great giveaway. I think I was about 9-10. Sad day. I tell my kids now that if you don’t believe you don’t receive. Love the dresses.


6 shani at

i never believed because i am jewish


7 Sarah R at

I think some kids on the school bus ruined my belief in about 4th grade. I kept the act up for my little brother though.


8 kristen@goodngoodforya at

I’m not sure when I stopped believing. I remember pretending to believe for a few years after I stopped, ’cause it seemed so important to my mom.
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9 Stephanie at

I’m not sure I ever really believed in Santa either but by age 5 or 6 for sure, I wasn’t buying into him anymore.
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10 Leah at

I’m like you, I can’t remember when I stopped believing in Santa Claus. Maybe around age 8 or 9?


11 Laurin at

I don’t think I was ever fully convinced of Santa either. But for some reason I did firmly believe in the Tooth Fairy and was crushed when I was 9 and found out she isn’t real!


12 Lindsey at

I don’t remember exactly what tipped me off, but I think I was about 7. I remember coming home from school one day and asking my mom about it, so some other kid probably told me. I do remember feeling slightly relieved – I wasn’t real thrilled about some creepy man coming into our house at night. (We didn’t have a chimney, so my parents told me they left the front door unlocked for him. Our house had been broken into earlier that summer and it had freaked me out, so I was not happy with that plan.) I had to keep up appearances for my little brother for a few more years though.
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13 Angela at

Love the dress! I really don’t remember what age I stopped believing. There was no traumatic incident or anything, but it was probably around 8.


14 Kelly at

I don’t really remember ever believing either…it was just something we played along with with my parents…leaving out cookies and stuff.


15 Sarah S. at

I don’t really remember when I stopped believing, but I still love the idea of Santa :)


16 tara at

I don’t really remember – maybe 5 or 6? but I played along and didn’t tell my little sister!


17 Jessie at

I think my cousins told me when I was about 8. I don’t remember the exact age, but I do remember finding out in my grandma’s basement and being so devastated! Now I’ve started leaving out Kahlua and cookies for my mom (given that she still insists on staying up late on Christmas Eve to put out the presents after I fall asleep)!


18 Bethany at

I think I stopped believing around 7 or so. I don’t remember the exact moment, but I think it was around then.


19 Mina at

I don’t remember when I stopped believeing. I do remember ringing bells for my little brother so he would think Santa was on his way.



20 Moira at

I think I was about ten years old when I found out that Santa didn’t exist. I just remember asking my mom over and over again if he was real.


21 Trisha at

I think I was about 8 or 9 when I stopped believing. But I still love the Christmas spirit of giving!
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22 Miranda@Miranda's Munchies at

I think I must have been around 10… I cried :(


23 Hannah at

Santa Claus was never part of my family’s Christmas tradition so I never really believed in him. I suppose I hoped he existed in my heart until I was about 11, at which point I gave up.


24 Jeanne at

I’m not entirely sure either haha but I think around 7. Thanks for the giveaway.


25 Andrea K at

I was 8 – my older sister told me. Sad day.


26 Megan | Eats Daily at

I think I was pretty young when I stopped believing, like 6 or 7 but I’m not really sure! Good question!
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27 Julie at

I was about 7 – I saw the Santa costume my dad wore on Christmas Eve hanging in a garment bag!


28 Alycia at

They have such gorgeous dresses! I don’t remember when I stopped believing, but it was pretty late. Maybe around 8ish. I was gullible and I still am!


29 amy at

my parents told us santa was “pretend” from the beginning. but i remember the day my sister told her best friend santa wasn’t real & caused her to cry. poor girl.


30 Teri [a foodie stays fit] at



31 Tina M at

I was around 8


32 Gabi at

While I’m not sure exactly when it was, I do know I was the last one of my friends to believe in santa claus. Ahh the joys of being an oldest child.


33 Hayley at

I had parents who believed in complete honesty so I always knew it was a story. Still hands down my favorite holiday!


34 Rachael Ann at

I think I stopped believing around 7 or 8? I remember arguing with friends about it a lot around that age. My baby sister ate a continental breakfast with Santa last year and knows that he doesn’t come down the chimney but is more than willing to defend that he is “real”!


35 Mrs Type A at

I honestly don’t remember but I think it was sometime around age 8 or 10 and the culprit was definitely kids at school. I was a mean older sister and told my sister there was no Santa :( !!
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36 Miri at

I still believe! J/K :). I was a little bit older until I got the memo.


37 Erin D. at

I was fairly young. Maybe 6 or 7? I saw some gifts under the tree that said “from Santa” on them, and well, the rest is history. I have a younger sister though so it was fun to pretend with her.


38 Kate at

It was a sad day – and my friend from school let me in on the secret. I was probably around 7 or 8 years old. I remember pretending I still believed for another few years. I didn’t want to ruin it for the rest of my family. How brave …


39 Katie Heddleston at

I honestly don’t remember what age I was.. but I do remember my little brother saying to me one day as Christmas was nearing: “Santa is just mom, huh?” It was so sad and I had to reply with yeah since he was old enough to know the truth.
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40 Katie Heddleston at

I just tweeted too :)
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41 SB at

I’m Jewish, so I never believed…


42 Cee at

When I was three, I traded in my pacifier for toys. When I learned that I couldn’t pack everything up and get my pacifier back on Christmas Day, that was the beginning of the end for my belief in Santa!


43 Moira at

I tweeted too! :)


44 Catherine at

I think I was about 8. Love those dresses!!!


45 Whitney D. at

I think the magic ended for me in about 4th grade? However, my mom STILL gets up in the middle of the night and lays our gifts out as if he came. Yep, we’re that family :)


46 Teri [a foodie stays fit] at

I love it!


47 Christina B at

I stopped believing around fifth grade, as an only child my parents had a better shot at keeping it going :) Santa once kissed me while I was sleeping and I woke up with a grey mark on my cheek bc he had ashes from our chimney on him ha! PS I need this dress ;)


48 Allison at

Congratulations on your PR, and the adorable trophy. I’d love to win that dress.
I also think I accidentally posted this on your turkey trot post :)


49 Teri [a foodie stays fit] at

no worries! :)


50 Jennifer M. at

I don’t think I ever believed in Santa as a kid. My parents introduced him as a kind of Christmas clown that some people pretended was real. :)


51 Teri's Mom at

WHAT?? You never believed?? All because of your older brothers (4th), I am sure.


52 Teri [a foodie stays fit] at

I said I don’t REMEMBER believing! I’m sure I did at some point. :) I really wanted to believe and see Rudolph’s nose in the sky and looked every year – does that count for something?? :)


53 Rachel at

I can’t remember ever really believing in Santa either. I think I always knew it was my parents. I guess that’s what happens when you have older brothers… : )


54 Teri [a foodie stays fit] at

amen! Stinkin’ older brothers. ;)


55 Jen at

I also honestly don’t remember ever believing either! Nonetheless, to this day (and I’m 29), my parents continue to give me presents from “Santa”…


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