Put Your Dreams To Work In Our “Make It Work” Contest On Pinterest!

Starting on 5/10 at 11 a.m. PT, we’re launching a dreamier-than-ever contest on Pinterest. Do you aspire to be a veterinarian, a fashion columnist, or something really creative like a pancake astronaut? Then, share your most marvelous vocational aspirations with us in a cohesive board that captures the essence of your dream job, and you could win a $100 gift certificate!

To enter, create a board, title it “ModCloth’s Make It Work Contest,” then add a description of your aesthetic to your board. Make sure your board contains each of the 20 pins listed above, in no particular order. In each pin’s caption, include the number and name that the pin corresponds to, along with the hashtags #modcloth and #makeitwork. Feel free to elaborate or add fun copy to each pin’s description – we’d love to know why you’re passionate about the images and inspirations you chose. Then, when your board is perfect, share it with us by posting it as a link in a comment on the original contest announcement pin, located in our “Follow Your Dreams” board.

Before you get to work, make sure to check the details below.

  • You must follow @ModCloth on Pinterest to enter.
  • Contest begins 5/10 at 11 a.m. PT, and ends 5/17 at 4 p.m. PT.
  • Each pin must include a caption listing the number and name that the pin corresponds to.
  • Each pin must include the hashtags #modcloth and #makeitwork.
  • Only one entry board per person.
  • Boards will be judged based on uniqueness, creativity, ModCloth spirit, and adherence to the guidelines.
  • The winner will be announced 5/24 at 7 a.m. PT on the ModCloth Blog.
  • Pinterest is invite only. You can request an invite from Pinterest. If you don’t recieve your invite within 24 hours, please e-mail socialnetworks@modcloth.com to obtain an invite.
  • Need more information? Check out our Official Contest Rules.

We’re amped to see your stylish, aspirational boards! Need some help finding fashions you could wear to the office? Check out our work appropriate styles!


About ModCloth

With the combined writing powers of our scribing staff, we bring you oodles of collaborative features starring everything from contests and culture to behind-the-scenes coverage of MC events and shenanigans. You're always saying you want to be kept in the loop. Consider yourself lassoed.

Suggested Posts

Galentine’s Day Style + DIY Self-Love Kit
February 05, 2019
This Face Mask Is Like a Bouquet for Your Skin
January 17, 2019
Workplace Besties: A #TeamModCloth Trio Shares the Love
January 10, 2019
How to Style a Party Dress Three Ways
December 20, 2018
The New Black: Styling All-Grey 3 Ways
December 13, 2018
Travel Bug: Saumya Takes Us on a Tour of DC
December 06, 2018
Party Recap: Hello Kitty’s Birthday in LA
November 12, 2018
A Pampering Present: DIY Concentrated Bubble Bath
November 05, 2018
Easy Makeup for Going Out: Featuring Anna Sui Beauty
October 22, 2018
Haunt Now, Haute Later: Three Scary-Stylish Outfits
October 11, 2018


  1. Avatar
    SassyDianaMarie 05/10/2012 at 11:24 am #

    Well everyone knows I LOVE pinterest and now they will see how I dream of a ModCloth gift card! 🙂 Very detailed contest and I love that. Also the idea of the board is truly unique! Thanks for fun and I’m eager to play 🙂

  2. Avatar
    Talita Moraes 05/10/2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Is #5 real or fiction? I mean, is it a snapshot of my current job or my dream job?

  3. Avatar
    cheerfuld8 05/10/2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Great idea! Ioved making my board 🙂 http://pinterest.com/cheerfuld/modcloth-s-make-it-work-contest/

    • Avatar
      Hannah 05/12/2012 at 8:58 pm #

      Did you share this on the pinterest ModCloth post? Cause I don’t know if they count it if it’s only shared online, and it looks like you worked hard!

  4. Avatar
    Sell Gold Fresno 05/10/2012 at 2:34 pm #

    I would think that they mean a snapshot of your current job. But since there is no specification I suppose you could do whichever you please.

  5. Avatar
    Laura W 05/10/2012 at 3:36 pm #

    I may have an idea in mind for this. Would love some clarification on #5 as well though-real or fictional? Either will work for the idea I have in mind, but it’d be nice to know before I go ahead and pin something that may not have been what was required.

    • Avatar
      ModCloth 05/14/2012 at 10:44 am #

      Either is fine! We’d love to see your dream job, though.

  6. Avatar
    Kel Marie 05/10/2012 at 5:59 pm #

    I’m wondering if you can have more than one pin for each number. Would that break the rules?

    • Avatar
      ModCloth 05/14/2012 at 10:45 am #

      Just one per number please! 🙂

  7. Avatar
    Suzanne 05/10/2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I creeped some other people’s boards when I was done and realized I took these way too literally. For “big smile” I posted myself smiling. I don’t think anyone else did that. Haha, oh well.

  8. Avatar
    Kelsey 05/11/2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Had so much fun making my board! I hope I win 🙂

  9. Avatar
    Jennifer 05/12/2012 at 6:33 am #

    Can’t figure out how to connect my pinboard.

  10. Avatar
    Katja 05/13/2012 at 5:29 am #

    Oooooh, I had so much fun creating this board!



  11. Avatar
    Alexandra 05/14/2012 at 8:00 pm #

    This was awesome! here is my board http://pinterest.com/craftygal96/modcloth-s-make-it-work-contest/

  12. Avatar
    Beth 05/15/2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Okay, done! My first time using Pinterest; so much fun! Come and see: http://pinterest.com/bmlovescolor/modcloth-s-make-it-work-contest/ Ta!

  13. Avatar
    bee 05/16/2012 at 12:23 am #

    Here is my board, I enjoyed making this board, especially picking out your favorite items from Modcloth

  14. Avatar
    cupcakepinup 05/16/2012 at 4:22 pm #


    here’s my board just in case

  15. Avatar
    amber 05/17/2012 at 1:58 am #

    I made and submitted my board but for some reason it says “0 pins” even though there are obviously pins, is that alright? http://pinterest.com/autumnbear/modcloths-make-it-work-contest/

  16. Avatar
    Alyx 05/17/2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Hi @ModCloth. So I’ve been trying to post the link to my board on Pinterest in the comments of the original pin, but I keep getting the error message “We were unable to send your message. Please try again later. (cl7)” I’ve contacted Pinterest, but have not heard back yet. I am linking my board to here. I worked so hard on it! I’d like to at least give it a chance… http://pinterest.com/msalyx/modcloths-make-it-work-contest/

    • Avatar
      Alyx 05/17/2012 at 3:58 pm #

      It still won’t let me. I thought I’d give it more time, but it still won’t let me post a comment on Pinterest… Argh!

  17. Avatar
    Danielle 05/17/2012 at 3:53 pm #

    its not letting me post mine!

  18. Avatar
    Natalie Liner 05/17/2012 at 4:01 pm #

    It wouldn’t let me post even tho I stil have a few minutes left 🙁 http://pinterest.com/ncwein/modcloths-make-it-work-contest/

    • Avatar
      Candy 05/17/2012 at 4:12 pm #

      I also got the error message! Posting here just in case…!

  19. Avatar
    Danielle 05/17/2012 at 9:57 pm #

    as I wrote before, pinterest wouldn’t let me post my link! I posted that before the deadline time and I’m noticing that others were having the same problem. Since I see others are posting their link on here, I will do the same I know that it’s past the time, but hopefully you guys will still accept it 🙁 I worked so hard on it!!


Leave a Reply