Wednesday, December 15, 2010

oh so cozy cardigan and purse giveaway! and an outfit :)



I wanted to do something to thank my readers (past, present, and future!) for all of their support. In the four months that I've had this blog, I've reached a total of 80 followers over GFC and Bloglovin'. I've gone from zero comments on an entry to twenty. That may not seem like a lot to some of you, but to me, it's quite an achievement. There have been so many stressful times where I've thought about shutting the blog down for a few brief moments until I remember that writing this blog makes me happy. It's such a privilege and a pleasure to have your support :)


Anyway, I wanted to celebrate all of you by offering you a chance to win this versatile and classic grandpa cardigan! It seemed like the ideal thing to offer up since a woman or a man could rock it and, with a 44" bust, it would be awesomely oversized on a petite frame, nice and drapey on the average figure, and perfectly fitted on a fuller figure. It's a USA-made Lee brand cardigan in awesome condition.


And here we have the purse! I love how classy and classic this cognac kiss-lock bag is. It's extremely well-made and in mint condition. It even has the little tag that lets you know it's Francisco leather, whatever that is! I can tell you that Francisco leather is buttery-soft and has a perfect sheen. It has the main compartment with two slim side pockets--perfect for a checkbook or a phone.

To enter:
1) Leave me a comment letting me know how you're following the blog (GFC/Blogger, Bloglovin', or Facebook).
2) Tell me your favorite up-and-coming blog! Style or otherwise :)
3) Tell me your email so I can notify you if you win.
For an extra entry:
4) Mention this giveaway in a blog post or tweet, and tell me you've done so in separate comment :)

Open to international readers! 
Giveaway ends on 12/28

And onto the outfit!


dress: ModCloth -- boots: thrift -- cardigan: thrift -- coat: thrift -- bag: vintage Coach purse from Alex



I bought those boots on Monday and I'm obsessed with them. I can't tell you how long I've been wanting a pair of red leather boots. Anyway, I found them for $7.50 at my new favorite Goodwill! Yes!

The Salvation Army bell-ringer in the shopping plaza where I took those told me that I "looked like a girl in an 80s music video." That made me really happy because my dress was called "The Andie Dress" on ModCloth (as in Molly Ringwald's character in Pretty in Pink). Gotta seize the opportunity to say that 1) Andie and Ducky wouldn't work and it isn't mean to reject someone you aren't interested in and I'm sick of hearing people complain that she doesn't go with Ducky and 2) that dress she makes at the end is so ugly and does a disservice to all the awesome stuff she wears in the rest of the movie.


Alex and I are going off on our trip tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited! Look forward to a post chock-full-o-pictures of our adventures. I've decided to change Photo Friday to Photo Sunday, too, since I think that will translate into me actually doing it  :P
Thanks again for all of your support! xoxo

60 comments:

JennaStevie said...

I am loooving these boots!! And that dress is very beautiful on you. I hope you have an amazingly wonderful trip!!
xJennaD

Olivia said...

Loooooove the dress!! And those boots...mmm :)
Jason Schwartzman is a genius, isn't he?
Have fun on your trip!

♥Olivia

Nnenna said...

Congratulations! I think it's an accomplishment too :)

1. I'm following through GFC and bloglovin
2. I'll tell you my favorite recent discovery= littlebeinglittle.blogspot.com
3. nnenodeluga@gmail.com

Woot- love the items in this giveaway, thanks so much for offering it!

Nnenna said...

woops, and I meant to say that I really love your dress and that the red leather boots are an awesome find!!

Chelsea Lane said...

you look so cute! love the textures in our outfit and those BOOTS <3 of course I'm following, this is such a good giveaway! i love cestdemode.blogspot.com :)

xoxo

FancyTreehouse said...

Blogging is the best! Never stop!

Annebeth said...

of course I'm following you already :) and I already told you how I feel about that awesome dress and those beautiful boots! have fun!!

Michal said...

Aaadorable outfit. :D The dress is awesome!

I follow you via bloglovin'! I just found this blog yesterday and I really like it!

xo

Michal said...

I tweeted!! (michal_NCG)

Jenny Morris said...

very cool giveaway! i am also excited to come back to these comments and see who everyones fav blogs are! my fav up and coming is a canadian girl named style is style. im following you on blogger!

FASHIONMADEMEFUNKY
www.fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

Playing Hooksies said...

I love the purse photos. Isn't keeping a blog rewarding? Congratulations on your achievements with it thus far. I haven't been able to post as regularly as I should, but I try not to worry too much about it :)

And Awesome boots, lady!

http://playinghooksies.blogspot.com/

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

you look so adorable here. i've never seen red boots looks so good on someone. i COMPLETELY agree about pretty in pink, every time I watch I love the ending and HATE that dress, its a beast that ate Molly Ringwald. HAve fun on your trip, can't wait to hear about it!

Sidewalk Chic said...

1) Your boots are so rad. I love this entire outfit.
2) Everytime I see Molly Ringwald's pink dress in that movie, I want to cry. The dresses she made it out of weren't bad looking to begin with!
3) Congrats on all of your personal blog accomplishments! :)

Mikhaila said...

Ahh what an amazing giveaway, I want to win so bad! hehe

1. I'm following on GFC-can't believe I'm just following now...how silly of me! I've been missing out for sure, and am excited to get to know you better!

2. Lions Lace Lattes!

3. prettybirdsvintage@gmail.com


p.s glad you like the necklace! :)

Mikhaila said...

and I'm tweeting about it right now!

Lynzy said...

What a great giveaway, especially right before the holidays :)

I am your newest follower via GFC

I did not have ONE favorite up and coming blog, I have many! I love discovering new blogs each and every day... Yours is one of them!!

Email: Lynzy@fromskirtstoskillets.com


xo Lynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I'm now following on Blog Lovin
glittergirly at yahoo dot com :)

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kntine said...

1. following via gfc !
2. the giveaway diva
3. xtine_76(at)yahoo(dot)com

liz said...

Hi there !
I am already follower trough google friend connecter name liz. I would like to merry this gorgeous giveaway !
Andy from stylescrapbook.com and aferdrk.com

Good luck for me and everyone

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

belgd said...

Follow via GFC.
I'm not sure, really. There are SO many!!

begd at live dot com

aldigikadarun said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

goncaipek(AT)gmail.com

I am also planning to start blogging, congrats on your success :)

my new fave upcoming blog would be yours I guess ;)

julieb said...

blog follower gfc
have you seen this blog?
i love her
http://esmeandthelaneway.blogspot.com/

julieb82@gmail.com

Carmilla said...

I follow via gfc
I love this blog
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com
just so funny!

thanks for the great giveaway and enjoy your trip ^^

erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

Shaha said...

hello. lovely giveaway
my fav blog is my amethyst by shea. lovely blog!
diarygirl at live dot com
shaha

Melissa O. said...

Now following through GFC as Melissa O.

Favorite new blog is baconismagic.ca...it's by a woman my age who is traveling around the world and she focuses on food and photography!

My email addy is wolverina401 at gmail dot com

And just have to add: I am seriously hopeless at dressing myself, especially from thrift shops. There are certain people who find amazing things and look so great, but I end up picking out things that are just the wrong side of ugly.

Pink Sade said...

Thank you so much!!

1) FB follower - Pinky Sade
2) I just discovered frmheadtotoe.com and LOVE it! Jen's really sweet.
3) gagaslab at gmail dot com

Pink Sade said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/pinksade/status/17271033396469760
gagaslab at gmail dot com

Sheila Araujo-Vaz said...

Hey Sophi! Lovely dress & boots. Also, amazing giveaway prizes. I have followed your blog on Facebook (Sheila Araujo Vaz)
My fave up & coming blog is http://www.opheliasswimteam.com/
Thanks!
Sheila
sheilalvaz(at)gmail.om

Magali said...

OMG Sophi love your outfit. I am practically obsessed with the 80s... style, music, everything. Your dress is so beautiful & the boots are fab! Wish we had Salvation Army here. :(
Both your giveaway items are to die for! Hope I win!
I am following you via GFC. My favorite up & coming blog is abovethenaveldaily.com but I think it's son gonna be yours cos I like what I see.
And my email is funkyblogger(at)gmail(dot)com

Elaine said...

I follow via bloglovin.
My favorite up and coming blog is kristinemachine.blogspot.com.

www.clothedmuch.com

Jacqueline said...

i follow via gfc.

ive seen so many up and coming fashion blogs i cant pick justone.

jmmccarr@gmail.com

Marija said...

I'm following via GFC.
I love picdit.wordpress.com for all things art.

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Ginasweepsit said...

I follow you on GFC.
I like taking a peek at OnTheProwlVintage.
I also love your style. I had very similar boots to the ones you're wearing in the pics. They were purple. It was the 80's and I wore them to Prince's "Purple Rain" concert.
Gina P
Ginasweepsit at aol dot com

oksana said...

Hello!

I following the blog via GFC Bloglovin' and Facebook (oksana vladimirovna)


I love to read http://www.sensiblystyled.com/

Syles, shopping and just nice topics there!!!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Siennasai said...

GFC follower! (as C. Anderson)~

leecindermoon at yahoo dot com

Siennasai said...

Blog-wise, I've been enjoying Scissor Quirk (http://michelleclement.typepad.com/blog/) and Paper*Cakes Finds (http://papercakesfinds.blogspot.com)!

leecindermoon at yahoo dot com

Siennasai said...

Email's leecindermoon at yahoo dot com.
n.n

Siennasai said...

Tweeted your giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/Siennasai/status/17735680926949376

Thank you! \(>.<)/ I love your style. The polka dot & floral dress with those boots = fantastic!

Elizka2121 said...
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Elizka2121 said...

1. I'm following through Facebook and blogspot
2. I'll tell you my favorite recent discovery= misspandora.fr
3. pikapikachu01@gmail.com

i want this bag sooo much <3

Elle Sees said...

i follow on BL
and i think my blog is up and coming
ellesees.you@gmail.com

Elle Sees said...

i follow on BL
and i think my blog is up and coming
ellesees.you@gmail.com

oksana said...

Hello!

I following the blog via GFC Bloglovin' and Facebook (oksana vladimirovna)


I love to read http://www.sensiblystyled.com/

Syles, shopping and just nice topics there!!!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ginasweepsit said...

I follow you on GFC.
I like taking a peek at OnTheProwlVintage.
I also love your style. I had very similar boots to the ones you're wearing in the pics. They were purple. It was the 80's and I wore them to Prince's "Purple Rain" concert.
Gina P
Ginasweepsit at aol dot com

Jacqueline said...

i follow via gfc.

ive seen so many up and coming fashion blogs i cant pick justone.

jmmccarr@gmail.com

Sheila Araujo-Vaz said...

Hey Sophi! Lovely dress & boots. Also, amazing giveaway prizes. I have followed your blog on Facebook (Sheila Araujo Vaz)
My fave up & coming blog is http://www.opheliasswimteam.com/
Thanks!
Sheila
sheilalvaz(at)gmail.om

Shaha said...

hello. lovely giveaway
my fav blog is my amethyst by shea. lovely blog!
diarygirl at live dot com
shaha

julieb said...

blog follower gfc
have you seen this blog?
i love her
http://esmeandthelaneway.blogspot.com/

julieb82@gmail.com

aldigikadarun said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

goncaipek(AT)gmail.com

I am also planning to start blogging, congrats on your success :)

my new fave upcoming blog would be yours I guess ;)

belgd said...

Follow via GFC.
I'm not sure, really. There are SO many!!

begd at live dot com

kntine said...

1. following via gfc !
2. the giveaway diva
3. xtine_76(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynzy said...

What a great giveaway, especially right before the holidays :)

I am your newest follower via GFC

I did not have ONE favorite up and coming blog, I have many! I love discovering new blogs each and every day... Yours is one of them!!

Email: Lynzy@fromskirtstoskillets.com


xo Lynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

Mikhaila said...

Ahh what an amazing giveaway, I want to win so bad! hehe

1. I'm following on GFC-can't believe I'm just following now...how silly of me! I've been missing out for sure, and am excited to get to know you better!

2. Lions Lace Lattes!

3. prettybirdsvintage@gmail.com


p.s glad you like the necklace! :)

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

you look so adorable here. i've never seen red boots looks so good on someone. i COMPLETELY agree about pretty in pink, every time I watch I love the ending and HATE that dress, its a beast that ate Molly Ringwald. HAve fun on your trip, can't wait to hear about it!

Jenny Morris said...

very cool giveaway! i am also excited to come back to these comments and see who everyones fav blogs are! my fav up and coming is a canadian girl named style is style. im following you on blogger!

FASHIONMADEMEFUNKY
www.fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

Michal said...

Aaadorable outfit. :D The dress is awesome!

I follow you via bloglovin'! I just found this blog yesterday and I really like it!

xo

Chelsea Lane said...

you look so cute! love the textures in our outfit and those BOOTS <3 of course I'm following, this is such a good giveaway! i love cestdemode.blogspot.com :)

xoxo

Nnenna said...

Congratulations! I think it's an accomplishment too :)

1. I'm following through GFC and bloglovin
2. I'll tell you my favorite recent discovery= littlebeinglittle.blogspot.com
3. nnenodeluga@gmail.com

Woot- love the items in this giveaway, thanks so much for offering it!

JennaStevie said...

I am loooving these boots!! And that dress is very beautiful on you. I hope you have an amazingly wonderful trip!!
xJennaD