Monday, November 14, 2011

A winner is announced!

Did you know that Shiro is very good at judging contests? I woke him up from his nap so he could tell me the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway. Who won the Boogie Woogie dress, Shiro?


Out of the 18 eligible entries, comment #14 was the winner - jenpru! Congratulations! Keep an eye on your inbox; I'll be contacting you shortly so you can claim your prize.

To everyone else, thank you for all your entries and kind words. To those of you who've chosen to follow the blog, an extra thanks for that - I hope I can keep you entertained! I had a lot of fun running this giveaway, and hope to have the opportunity to do more someday. Thanks again to the kind folks at Shabby Apple for their generosity!

The photo credit goes to Dave!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


So industrial

Oh, you know. Just hanging in front of an industrial wall, as fashion bloggers do. All bundled up for the fall chill. I've been wearing this jacket and these gloves all season long - they're my autumn workhorses, for sure. I forgot exactly what we did this day, but I do remember going to the bargain book outlet and snagging a couple of sweet deals, including a vintage, Bradley-style, Japanese pose doll. I forgot to take a photo of her; she has pretty violet hair and looks amazing sitting next to my kitschy poodle. Actually, Dave bought her for me, because he's sweet like that. I also bought a book about famous Siamese twins Chang and Eng, and a trashy novel about beautiful, tortured ballerinas. All in all, a pretty good haul, I think.



Trench: Priorities
Dress: Urban Outfitters, so old
Wool tights: J. Crew
Handbag: vintage, Morris Moskowitz
Boots: Industry via Modcloth
Gloves: Modcloth
Key necklace: Erica Weiner

Photos by Dave

P.S. - Don't forget that I'm still running the Shabby Apple giveaway!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Surprise - It's a Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!

You guys, you guys, you guys! I'm so excited I hardly know what to say! I've been approached by several different magazines and companies while running this blog, but nothing's really grabbed me. If I don't believe in something, I don't post about it. When Shabby Apple contacted me to do a giveway, however, I jumped at the chance to pick out a pretty dress for you! It's not about to become giveaway central over here, but I've long been a fan of their vintage-inspired women's dresses, so I just couldn't resist. Please allow me to show some of my personal faves, so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about. If you want to know more about one of the dresses, click on the picture to magically be transported to its home:

I love, love, love this dress and just may have to get it for myself.

Classic? Check. Ladylike? Check. Insanely flipping cute? Triple check! Also, did you know that they donate 5% of their net sales to a women's charity? I think that is too awesome.

Okay, so this is the dress I chose to give away to a reader. Are you ready? Brace yourself; it's a stunner:

It's called the Boogie Woogie Dress, and I thought it was just too perfect for the upcoming holiday party season (though I'd probably try to get away with wearing it to the office, too)! I love the floral appliques on the skirt, and the jersey bodice makes it so comfy to wear.

The nitty gritty:
The winner must have a US shipping address (sorry, international buddies), and there are no exchanges for the winning dress. I'll be accepting entries until Sunday, November 13, and the winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, November 14.

So what do you have to do to win?

-You must "like" Shabby Apple on Facebook, then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did so. Don't forget to leave me your email or blog address so I can get in touch with you.

-For an extra entry, please follow my blog! Don't forget to leave a second comment to let me know.

Also, Shabby Apple would like to extend a 10% off coupon code for their website, valid for 30 days. Just enter "misshiccup10off" at checkout to get your discount.

Thanks, folks, and good luck!

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