Look Book: 70's Vintage Dresses & A Blogger Swap!

Sep 29, 2011

A few weekends ago I attended a blogger clothing swap, which was hosted by the gorgeous Cee of "Coco & Vera!" It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon -super fun & really relaxing! Just what this overworked girl needed. And as if cute clothes and fabulous company wasn't enough, we also nibbled (or in my case devoured) strawberry birthday cake, delicious cupcakes, and sipped pink champagne. We were celebrating a few September birthdays. Adorable!
I decided on this vintage dress, which I had just thrifted a few weeks ago. I absolutely love that it's an authentic 70's piece, and it's so different from anything else I own. Also, it works perfectly with my retro inspired Jeffrey Campbell platforms, which I promise not to wear for every single post. I don't know how they keep ending up in all of my outfit photos this week! ;-)
What an awesome day! I love that I get to see these lovely gals once a month. It's kind of amazing that we've all come together because of our blogs -how fantastic is that?! And the best part is that everyone is so sweet, sincere and super supportive of one another's blogs & endeavors. Amazing! ♥

Outfit Details:
Dress - Vintage
Belt -  ModCloth

PS - Also, a big thank you to Cee's husband for the lovely party & group photos! 
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Last Week's "EL Vintage" Giveaway Winner -Announced!

Hey guys! I'm SO thrilled to announce last week's giveaway winner (I'm doing a little office chair dance over here). Drum roll please... the EL Vintage giveaway winner is... #4 Michelle! Congrats girl, email me to receive your prize!!

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Look Book: Swapped Dresses & Lovely Fall Hues!

Sep 27, 2011

It's official! Fall is in the air and I couldn't be more thrilled! I'm absolutely loving the mild weather, and I'm excitedly welcoming layers back into my life: tights, scarves, cardigans -yes please!! The evenings have been so splendid... we've enjoyed the most vivid sunsets, the air is cool & crisp, and the smell of wood burning fireplaces is everywhere! I'm loving the change of season. Next on the list? Making loads of yummy potato & yam stews. Don't you guys just love fall?!

I absolutely adore this dress and loved styling it up over the weekend. It's from my most recent blogger swap and belongs to the gorgeous Cara of "A Fashion Love Affair" -you can see how she styled it here: "Prints Please." Swapping clothes has got to be the most brilliant idea, ever! It's such a great way to try new styes, and I love the challenge of styling someone else's items & making them feel like my own. I'll be featuring several more swapped goodies over the next few weeks; plus, I'll be sharing pics from the swap later this week...

Oh my goodness *sigh* I've been so tired lately, guys. Did anyone see my tweet yesterday? I was up at 4:30 AM, which is so crazy!! I can't quite seem to sleep more than 5 hours lately. Yikes! The only upside to me being this tired, is that my sense of humor is on fire. I'm zany & funny, and my hubby can't stop laughing. So thankfully, it's not all bad. ;-)

Outfit Details:
Bowler Hat - Thrifted
Cardigan - Kersh
Dress - swapped with "A Fashion Love Affair"
Belt - Vintage
Tights - Joe Fresh
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Selective Potential's "Autumn Featured Blogger"!

Sep 26, 2011

I'm so thrilled to announce that I've been featured on Selective Potential as Tieka's "Autumn Featured Blogger." Guys, I couldn't be more excited! I loved sharing bits about my beloved town, married life, blogging (of course!) and my life's passions....
With that said, be sure to head on over and check out my interview! AND... if you aren't familiar with Tieka's blog, oh my goodness you're in for a treat! Her beautiful writing always captures my imagination, her fashion choices & photography leave me endlessly inspired, and she's the biggest sweetheart in the blogosphere! Enjoy the feature!! xo veronika
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Closed: EL Vintage Giveaway & Last Week's Winner! Yay!!

Sep 22, 2011

One lucky reader will win a $20 store credit to EL Vintage! 

Enter to win:
1. Like EL Vintage on Facebook
2. Follow the EL Vintage Blog
3. Leave a comment letting me know that you've entered

Giveaway is open from now until September 28, 2011, and open to Canadian, US & International readers. Good luck everyone!

Also (last weeks), Revolving Styles Vintage giveaway winner is... #24 Christine!
Hooray! Please email me to receive your prize.

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Look Book: Midi Length Skirts & Late Afternoons...

Sep 20, 2011

Hey guys! Well, the hot weather pretty much came & went since my last post. What was that I said about enjoying every last minute of summer?! We sadly had to cancel our camping trip due to the heavy rain we've been having. Sigh, but fingers crossed for an island getaway this fall. I'm dreaming of crunching leaves, roaring fires, yummy hot chocolate & multi-coloured marshmallows. Ah, I absolutely love fall -it's perfection!

Martin (hubs) & I took these outfit photos over the weekend, and I was SO excited to style my brand new Jeffrey Campbell's -love, love them!! Side note: you may be seeing them a lot over the next few weeks; haha, consider yourselves warned! Also, I thrifted several midi length skirts for fall, including this one. I immediately fell in love with the soft pleats & petite polka dots, and at only $4?! Way too perfect to leave behind!

The fabulous folks at Sproos sent me this adorable headband. I just adore it! I love that it's made of 100% silk, super comfortable and really well made. Also, they are kindly offering all "Girl & Closet" readers a 15% discount ...just use the code "Veronika" at checkout! I'm currently lusting after one of their feather headbands, which would be so fun for a night out. Alright guys, wishing you a fabulous day. I'm off to walk the pooch. Haha, he's giving me those eyes. xo

Outfit Details:
Cardigan - H&M
Tank - H&M
Belt - ModCloth
Skirt - Thrifted
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Remix Review: One Blouse, Two Ways!

Sep 19, 2011

Hello! I'm so excited to introduce a new feature called "Remix Review!" I'll be periodically featuring my favourite remixes, and I've added a button to my navigation bar so it's super easy to find when you need some last minute outfit inspiration! Okay, onto the remix... this pretty ModCloth blouse has quickly become a staple in my closet. Adorable, right?! I've featured it here with my jeans, and then I restyled it for a night out. Easy peasy! I absolutely love how both of these outfits turned out. Enjoy!
Have a great Monday everyone. ♥
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Closed: Revolving Styles Vintage Giveaway!

Sep 15, 2011

I'm so thrilled to announce this week's giveaway from Revolving Styles Vintage!
One lucky reader will win a gift certificate valued at $50!

Enter to win:
1. Visit Revolving Styles Vintage and peek around the shop
2. Leave a comment below with your most loved item

Bonus entries:
1) Follow them on Facebook
(Please leave an additional comment for each)

Giveaway is open from now until September 21, 2011, and open to Canadian, US & International readers.

Also, the BrideBlu jewelry giveaway winner is... #104 Anna!
Hooray! Please email me to receive your prize.
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Look Book: Happy, Happy, Polka Dots!

Sep 13, 2011

Wow, it's hard to believe that fall is less than two weeks away! Martin (hubs) and I are clinging to the last few hot days we have left and trying to make the most of this lovely summer season! Sundresses, ocean walks, dinners on the patio, and even a camping trip later this week; seems like the perfect way to end off summer. Hooray!
I absolutely adore wearing vintage &/or vintage inspired dresses, so naturally when I found this one at H&M, I was totally smitten! Seriously, how adorable are those polka dots. Love 'em! Oh, and speaking of all things fun & adorable, I'm off to a blogger swap this Sunday and I can't wait. Yippee! I love being a part of the blogging community; it's so much fun to be able to connect with other like-minded girls. Let the outfit planning begin!
And in other blogging news? I'm hoping to set up a FAQ page for the blog. Did you guys have any questions that you would like me to include? I'd love to get your input. Alright, hope everyone's week is getting off to a great start. I'm spending a part of mine sourcing new materials for my [soon to be released] jewelry line. I know, shopping for adorable things, twist my rubber arm, right? Haha. Have a great day, everyone!
Outfit Details:
Dress & Shoes - H&M
Lip colour - (Chanel: Gabrielle #19), Lip Liner - (Sephora Real Red #20)
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Closed: BrideBlu Giveaway!

Sep 8, 2011

One lucky reader will win an item of their choice from BrideBlu, up to a $26 value!

Enter to win:
1. Visit BrideBlu and peek around the shop
2. Leave a comment below with your most loved item

Bonus entries!
1) Follow the BrideBlu Blog via google connect
(Please leave an additional comment)

Giveaway is open from now until September 14, 2011, and open to Canadian, American, & European readers.

Good luck guys! I'll be announcing the winner next Thursday -be sure to check back to see if you've won! veronika
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Look Book: Vintage Inspired Skirts & Forest Walks

Sep 7, 2011

Today was one of those perfect days! My hair was co-operating. I didn't stand in front of my closet (forever) wondering what to wear. And even though fall is just around the corner, it was delightfully hot, sunny and just plain gorgeous! Hubs and I spent the day roaming around our forested neighbourhood where we found a lovely patch of yummy blackberries and this new to us ocean-side trail, then ended our day snuggled on the couch catching up on a few of our fave TV shows. Yay!

I bought this oh-so adorable skirt from ModCloth earlier this year and I have re-styled it a few times already. If you guys are curious, you can check out my other versions here: early spring and late spring! And, ta-da, now I’ve styled it up for summer. Also, drum roll please... I’ve finally purchased my first pair of Jeffrey Campbells. Yipee! I ordered the splendid heels in tan; they should be arriving at my doorstep any day now -the countdown is on!! I keep doing a little dance around the house! Haha, I’m like a kid at Christmas ...apparently I’ve lost it.

And in other blogging news?! I’m so thrilled to be back to my usual “two per week” outfit post schedule. Phew, life got a little hectic this summer. Anyone else? And speaking of posts, I’ll be back tomorrow with a fabulous giveaway. I’m actually hosting four amazing giveaways for the month of September. Yay, it’ll be so much fun! Oh, and just a quick shout out to my hubby too; he landed a role on an episode of (Warner Bros) Supernatural! SO happy for him!! Happy Wednesday guys, & see you tomorrow! xo
Outfit Details:
Necklace - Aldo (old)
Tank - H&M
Belt - ModCloth
Skirt - ModCloth
Shoes & Clutch - Aldo
Lip colour - (Chanel: Gabrielle #19), Lip Liner - (Sephora Real Red #20)
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Look Book: Sunsets & Sundresses...

Sep 5, 2011

Hello! Last Friday night, Martin (hubs) & I headed out for a little sunset picnic. Ah, it was such a blast! We brought a cozy blanket, our fave bottle of wine and ate some super yummy cheese. Hands down my fave photo-shoot yet! I seriously wish I could bring that gorgeous "golden light" to all of my photo-shoots. Pretty amazing, right?!
Oh, and on a totally separate note, did you guys register for Tieka's INDIE e-conference for New York fashion week? I just signed up and can't wait -it sounds absolutely amazing! I would have loved to have gone to NY this year. Sigh. But I'm planning to [hopefully] attend next year. How fun would that be?! I've actually never been to New York and I'm kind of dying to go!
I absolutely love this equestrian inspired dress from ModCloth. I've been searching for a horse print “anything” for ages and I was delighted to find this one. As for the styling? I decided to keep it pretty simple but I couldn't resist adding my thrifted bowler hat. I swear, all of my outfits are cuter with a hat! Although, I'm not ready for summer to be over (for the record)! I'm getting pretty excited to transition my summer dresses into fall: textured tights, Jeffrey Campbells, and cozy cable knit cardys ...are so calling my name!

Outfit Details:
Bowler Hat - Vintage
Belt - Vintage
Ballet Slippers - Aldo
Lip colour - (Chanel: Gabrielle #19), Lip Liner - (Sephora Real Red #20)

On a side note, I made a little change to the layout of the text. I decided to spread it throughout the photos, rather than clump it all at the bottom. Hope it's easier to read that way. Happy Monday, friends! xo veronika
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September's Lust List & A Giveaway Winner! Yay!!

Sep 2, 2011

Hey guys! I seriously can't believe it's September already... when did that happen?! Summer has been flying by. Sheesh! Although, I must admit I'm so looking forward to wearing some adorable fall outfits; it's definitley my fave fashion season. Let the shopping fun begin. Hooray!

And now, for some really exciting news?! The Girl & Closet jewelry giveaway winner is... #119. Yay, congrats Lori! Send me an email to receive your prize.
Thanks so much for entering, everyone! And watch for many more fabulous giveaways for the month of September. Happy Friday. xo veronika

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