Shabby Apple Winner!

Alright my friends, I’m happy to announce the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway. (pretend you hear the drumroll…)

Emma! G!

Emma, please check your email. Everyone else, thanks for playing! Hopefully I’ll be able to continue doing fun giveaways. Any suggestions on things you’d like to see/receive? I’ve got some cool vintage stuff some of you might like…


Win $50 GC from Shabby Apple!

Shabby apple
Today is my four year anniversary as a WordPress blogger. Whoa! In true celebratory fashion, I’m hosting a giveaway! The lovely people over at Shabby Apple want to give one of you a $50 gift certificate to their online store. I own a few dress from Shabby Apple and have been very happy with the quality and style options. Some dresses look modern, some look like vintage dresses, and they’re all lady-like and appropriate for work, which makes me happy.

To enter please leave a comment below telling me your favorite item/what you’d buy (I’m nosy and want to know!). This is open to those in the US only (sorry) and ends Friday, May 24.


**Comments are closed. Winner will be announced shortly.**

Congrats to the winner!

Sorry for not posting this sooner! Work has been crazy, and that comes first. I know you’re all interested to see who won the fabulous Shabby Apple dress, so without further ado, congrats to the winner!

Congrats Crystal! Please email me at vinylahoy (at) gmail.com to claim your prize!


Shabby Apple Giveaway!

I really excited to be able to give away this dress from Shabby Apple. I really enjoy their selection of women’s dresses, and I think this one is universally flattering and interesting. I also really love that their dresses are covering. You don’t have to be concerned about flashing anyone, or hemline length in these dresses- they’re all work appropriate, which is fantastic.

Today’s giveaway is for the Baciami dress.

In order to enter you only need to like Shabby Apple on Facebook and leave me a comment below telling you’ve done so. The winner will be drawn from the comments received below.

Giveaway ends December 19 at noon, EST.

I was given this dress to review and am very excited to share how I wore it with you, which you’ll see tomorrow.

One entry per person, the winner will be chosen by random draw at the end of the contest, which is December 19 at noon EST. The winner will have to contact me in order to claim their prize. Dresses have been provided by Shabby Apple for review and for the winner of this giveaway. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.


Shop Speedy Girl (review and giveaway!)

You guys probably saw this post where I’m wearing a dress from Shop Speedy Girl as a top (so lazy, I know).  Like I said on that post, I adore Shop Speedy Girl because it’s the Groupon of shopping. Every 24 hours, two items are released for sale. But you can only get them in that 24-hour time period. Because there are only two items available for purchase every day, costs are kept very low, so you get the same mod/vintage inspired pieces you could buy at one of those others stores that I won’t name, but for much less.

For example- the dress I was sent is the same brand as my phoenix dress, which was purchased from one of those other stores about a year ago. But this adorable cat print dress was about $10 less. Yeah, that’s right- $10 LESS.

The other awesome part? Most of the dresses have longer hem lines, meaning they’re more flattering and cover more skin on someone taller like me, but will still look nice on someone shorter. Win-win!

Now for the fun part. Shop Speedy Girl is giving away a $100 credit to one of you guys.

The way to enter? Like Shop Speedy Girl on Facebook (they always post about their new items, so you won’t miss a thing!) and leave me a comment below telling me you’ve done so.

Important details: must be a US resident to enter, must “like” Shop Speedy Girl on Facebook to be entered, only one entry per person. Giveaway ends at midnight, EST on September 21.

By the way- with these prices and that store credit, you could walk away with quite a few new items! (Can you tell I’m totally jealous?!)

(Full disclosure: I was sent the I talk about in this post and wear in this post to review. All opinions are my own.)


Congrats to the winners!

I am so very excited to announce these winners. There were nearly 100 comments, which is great!

The video contest is still open today. If you check out Cheer’s Facebook page, you’ll get more details. If any of you guys won anything, send me photos when you get it and I’d love to create an online album showing all your cool stuff.

And, for the winners of these items, please also feel free so send me photos of you and your items- I’d love to post those too!

Without further ado, here are the winners:
winner of stuff
Congrats Julie! You’ve won the clothing items and the Cheer sample!

winner sunglasses
Congrats Deb! You’ve won the Ray Ban sunglasses!

Congrats Cel! You’ve won the iPod!

Winners, please email me at vinylahoy (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize, and give me your address.

Congrats to the winners, and I have some really cool giveaways coming up in September, so I hope everyone is excited for those!


Giveaway! Do you want an iPod, Wayfarers or some new clothes?

So it may be my birthday week, but I’m going to give you guys a gift instead!

Do you remember this post where I teased out some items I had to give away? Well, this week you’ll have a shot to win something. Three of you guys will win some pretty sweet items, if I do say so myself.

There are three different prizes:

1. iPod nano 8 GB, orange (complete with a Suze playlist!)

2. Red Ray Ban Wayfarers

3. Crop top, tube socks, scarf, tights and Cheer laundry detergent sample.

I really want to reward my readers with this giveaway, so you must be a follower of this blog in order to win. I don’t care if you follow through Google, Bloglovin, twitter, facebook or bookmarks- as long as you read this blog, you’re good.

To enter, just leave me a comment below. It can be anything from “hi, you’re awesome,” to “hey skunk-face, I want to win!” But please tell me how you follow my blog in that comment.

Now, onto the important details: one (1) entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Shipping is paid for the US only. If you’re from elsewhere and win, we will make arrangements for that item to be shipped. There will be three separate winners, all chosen via random.org. Oh, and you don’t get to choose what you win. If your name is drawn, you win whatever that item is, deal?

Giveaway ends Monday, August 29 at noon EST (eastern standard time). Winners will be posted and have to contact me to collect their prize.

All prizes here have been provided by Cheer.


It’s a colorful, colorful world


Last week I was asked to be a part of a really cool partnership with a brand* promoting some pretty awesome technology. On August 15, the Australian band Strange Talk is releasing a new video on YouTube with links embedded in the video for the items featured so you can directly purchase them with just the click of your mouse.

But the really cool part is that they’re giving away a bunch of the items (while supplies last) to those that click-through, totally free. To RSVP for the video launch, head to facebook.com/strangetalkmusic or check back here for more details.

How cool is that?

I’ll post the link once the video is available to click-through, and I also have some pretty sweet stuff to give away a little bit later:


Here’s a sneak peek of items you can snag through the video (in addition to many others). Closer to the end of the month I’ll be giving these items away. Yes, you read that correctly. I’m going to give away these super cool items, and you could be one of the lucky winners.

Details on the giveaway will be posted a little later this month, after you’ve had a shot to win the items from the Strange Talk video.


(I love these red Wayfarers! I’m very jealous one of you guys will soon own them. Until then, I will stare at them from afar.)

*You guys know how open I am about disclosure on my blog, what I accept c/o from a company, my “non affiliate links” policy and so on. Just so you know, in exchange for promoting this awesome interactive video and hosting the giveaway for you guys, I did receive products similar to what you see in these photos. As always, even if I receive an item courtesy of a shop, all thoughts, opinions and every written post is purely mine.

If you have questions or concerns about my disclosure policy, how I work with brands, etc. please feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email. I’m always happy to answer any questions.


Giveaway: Acute Designs

Welcome to Monday! For today, I have this adorable giveaway for you guys. It’s a pair of these really cute orange dahlia earrings from Acute Designs. (I have an obsession with orange lately.)

To enter: visit Acute Designs and leave me a comment with your favorite item (I love all the dahlia earrings and the lace headbands).

You can also get extra entries if you follow @AcuteDesigns on twitter or if you follow Gina’s blog. Just leave me a comment telling me that you do, with your twitter handle if you follow via twitter, or how you follow Gina’s blog (google reader, bloglovin, etc).

While you’re perusing the shop, if you find anything you can’t live without, you can get 15% off your purchase, this week, with the code VINYLAHOY15 (but it’s only good this week!).

Giveaway ends Sunday, May 29 at midnight, eastern standard time. Winner will be announced in a post next week, and the winner will have to contact me within a week, or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!!


The one you probably saw yesterday…

For Betsy
You may have already seen this outfit on Betsy’s blog yesterday. She asked me to guest post, and I was so excited to do so!

And, I’m very excited to announce the winner of the Anika Burke mystery pack!
Congrats to E!

Please e-mail me at vinylahoy (at) gmail.com to claim your prize.

I have a few upcoming DIY posts, including the hair tutorial from this post to share with you guys this week. It’s going to be crazy and fun!

ps- last day to sign up for the Paper Doll Project is Friday!