Closed: Giveaway, Le Mode Accessories!

Feb 29, 2012

This week's giveaway is from Le Mode Accessories! One lucky reader will win an item of their choice, up to $25 in value. Hooray!! Enter for your chance to win! ♥

Enter to win:
1. You must follow "Girl & Closet"
2. Visit Le Mode Accessories & leave a comment with your most loved item!

Bonus entries:
1. Like Le Mode on Facebook
2. Follow them on Twitter
(please leave an extra comment for each - bonus entries only!)

Giveaway is open from now until March 7, 2012, and open to US, Canadian & International readers!

Also, last week's Ego Closet giveaway winner is... #77 Ashley!
Congrats! Please email me to receive your prize.

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Weekend Snaps + A Quiet Little Sunday

Feb 27, 2012

Yesterday, Martin and I decided on an impromptu waffle date. We were ready to decompress from a busy week & weekend. We brewed some super tasty coffee, I flipped through my favourite magazines (hello, outfit ideas!), ate organic waffles drizzled with maple syrup, and cuddled with our pets. Speaking of which, my gosh Scout needs a haircut - poor guy is looking so overgrown! Here are a few photos from yesterday...

Hope everyone enjoyed a lovely weekend!

PS - Last week I was interviewed by my dear friend Aya of Strawberry Koi. I couldn't have been more honoured - you can read the interview here! ♥ 

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Look Book: Pops of Pink, Orange & Lace!!

Feb 24, 2012

Hello, friends! Just a quick outfit post today; I'm actually on a small work hiatus. Oh, the woes of being a business owner - it's been a crazy busy week for me. But I am determined to cure my exhaustion with a bit of afternoon shopping, a yoga class, a much needed hair appointment, and then end the day off right with a bubble bath in our massive soaker tub, accompanied by a glass of bubbly, of course!

I just received this beautiful necklace from the lovely Inge of Damsel of Dainty. I'm so in love with the romantic & girly aesthetic of it - it's the perfect statement necklace. I'm also eying these gorgeous "Bow Earrings" from her Etsy shop... they'd be perfect, paired with a vintage dress & a loose/low bun.  So be sure to take a peek at her shop, as she's offering all Girl & Closet readers a 20% discount when you use promo code: "GIRLANDCLOSET"
And this weekend, aside from a full social calender, I also need to start planning my outfits for the Texas Style Council Conference. I'll definitley be choosing outfits that are comfy & cute and built around wearable shoes. I can't believe how quickly it's approaching. I'm getting so excited and a little bit anxious... oh geez, I am not a fan of flying!! I'll for sure be ordering a few drinks to calm my nerves. ;)  On that note, happy Friday! xo veronika
Outfit Details:
Sweater - Thrifted
Dress as Top - H&M
Skirt - H&M (similar)
Tights - Joe Fresh (similar)
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Closed! Giveaway: Win a $50 Gift Certificate To Ego Closet!!

Feb 22, 2012

I'm so thrilled to have discovered Ego Closet, which is a fabulous online boutique based out of Vancouver, Canada - yay, music to my online shopping ears. And they are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a $50 gift certificate! Enter for your chance to win!! ♥

Enter to win:
1. Follow them on Facebook
2. Subscribe to their newsletter, via their website

Bonus entries:
1. Follow them on Twitter
2. Follow on Bloglovin or Tumblr
(please leave an extra comment for each - bonus entries only!)

Giveaway is open from now until February 29, 2012, and open to US & Canadian readers only.

Also, last week's "The Weekend File" winners are... #49 Kendra (large ad) & #39 Shannon (small ad)!
Congrats, ladies! Please email me to receive your prize.

Lastly, Hayley is offering 15% off to all Girl & Closet readers on her banner ads for the month of March - be sure to let her know I sent you! :)
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Look-Book: Purple, Red & Vintage!!

Feb 20, 2012

Hope everyone enjoyed a lovely weekend. I spent mine running errands for my upcoming “Oh, Poppy!” store. I’m absolutely in the throws of this new project and loving it. I just found some fabulous & local wholesalers, so I picked up all of my supplies on Saturday. You can see my newest creation here! Then on Sunday, Martin & I went on the prettiest nature walk; it’s something we’re hoping to do more often. I’m trying to be really disciplined about not working all the time. You gotta enjoy life too, right?!
I love colour! I’ve always wanted to style red & purple together. It’s such a fun combination, and when I received this dress from my good friend Emily of EL Vintage, I knew that throwing in some red tights would be perfect & so much fun. If you’d like to nab your own piece of vintage goodness then be sure to use code "15girlcloset" to receive 15% off. Yay! These days I can not get enough of pretty vintage pieces!
Well as for other little blog updates?! I’ve got two new exciting blog projects to share with you guys! One of which is a “Girl & Closet” post I’m putting together with Elle Magazine’s Rue La La (super excited!). And the second?! I just found out last week that I’m one of the newest ModCloth Style Ambassadors for 2012. Hooray! Yup, that's what I shouted when I received the email. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on all the fun details. ;) xo veronika
Outfit Details:
Dress - c/o EL Vintage
Belt - ModCloth
Tights - ASOS (similar)
Splendid Heel - Jeffrey Campbell (similar)
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Look Book: Argyle, Polka Dots & A Valentines Blogger Meet-up!!

Feb 16, 2012

Just this past Sunday, I attended a Valentines themed blogger meet-up, hosted by my good friend Cee of Coco & Vera. We met up at Cee's home, which is beautifully decorated with Parisian bits everywhere - it's really adorable! We then (in our usual fashion!) gathered around her kitchen island where we gabbed fashion, sipped wine, and ate yummy cakes & fresh strawberries. It was a super fun day. I absolutely love those girls!
We unfortunately didn't get our usual group shot, as it was pretty rainy & glum outside, but I was thrilled to see & meet: Randa, Leonie, Alison, Alicia, and our host Cee - of course! I'm also super excited to share that Cee & Alicia are organizing the first large scale blogger clothing sale here in Vancouver. It's going to be a fabulous day complete with goodie bags & adorable clothes. I'll be sure to keep you posted on that!

How was everyone's Valentines Day?! Ours was such a sweet day. I excitedly surprised Martin with a decorated condo full of strung hearts & confetti, his favourite pasta dish, chocolates, and a bottle of red. He loved it. We then ended our evening snuggled on the couch and watched romantic movies - it was the perfect mid-week date for two very over-worked people. ;) xo veronika
Outfit Details:
Glasses - Forever 21
Sweater - Thrifted
Dress - H&M
Tights - Joe Fresh (similar)
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Closed: Giveaway, Win Ad Space from The Weekend File!!

Feb 15, 2012

I'm so excited for this fun & fabulous giveaway! If you are a blogger or shop owner, this is definitley the giveaway for you!! Hayley of "The Weekend File" is giving away two banner ad spots, one large & one small, for a one month duration - yippee! Enter for your chance to win! ♥

Enter to win:
1. You must follow "The Weekend File"
2. Leave a comment letting me know you've entered!

Bonus entries:
1. Follow Hayley on Twitter
2. And on Bloglovin
(please leave an extra comment for each - bonus entries only!)

Giveaway is open from now until February 22, 2012, and open to US, Canadian & International readers!

Also, last week's Sandy A La Mode (ModCloth gift certificate) winner is... #116 Kristina Gulino!
Congrats! Please email me to receive your prize.
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Look Book: Cozy Weekend Denim & Bits of Plaid!

Feb 13, 2012

It feels so great to be starting a new week! Last week was absolutely crazy busy... I basically worked way too many hours -oops. So when Saturday hit, I couldn’t wait to throw together a cute outfit & soak in some weekend fun. Saturday morning we headed down to the pier, and after a sweet walk, we enjoyed the most scenic sunset drive to see our dear friends, Clint & Erin - absolutely stunning!
Guys, I’ve gotta admit, I was in a bit of a fashion slump last week. Ug, don’t you hate when that happens?! But this was an outfit I was really excited about. Cute. Girly. Relaxed. Yay! I’ve also started wearing jeans a lot more this season. Love them, especially when paired with boots & adorable knee socks or leg warmers. And speaking of jeans?! I'm eying this raspberry hued pair from ASOS for spring... super cute!
Also I’m excited to share that I just joined the world of Tumblr. I started a little “Oh, Poppy!” page. I’ll be posting about my jewelry making adventures along with bits of daily inspiration. Be sure to check it out. As for the store opening date, I hope to have it up & running by mid-March. Thank you for all your great support, friends! And happy [almost] Valentine’s Day. Any fun plans? xo veronika
Outfit Details:
Knit Hat - H&M (similar)
Plaid Jacket - Thrifted
Bow Print Top - c/o Threadcase
Jeans - American Eagle
Leg Warmers - Forever 21
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What's in My Bag...

Feb 10, 2012

Well this week has been absolutely crazy busy with work, so I thought I'd take a break from my usual outfit post and do a "what’s in my bag" post. Voila, here it is! On most days, I carry a smallish cross-body, as I prefer to be hands free & travel light; after all, you never know when the perfect photo op may present itself. ;) Here are the products I'm never without... what are some of your personal faves?!
1) Aveeno, Active Naturals SPF 15 (I usually carry a few drops in a travel container) 2) Smith's Rosebud Salve 3) Sephora Topcoat, Only Gold For Me (hate when my nails chip, so I'm always prepared) 4) Rouge Coco #19 Gabrielle 5) H&M Wallet (hehe, it was a whopping $2 & I love it) 6) J.R. Watkins Hand & Cuticle Salve 7) Maybelline, Falsies Mascara 8) Yay, iPhone (definitley, can't live without that)!!
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Closed! Giveaway: Win a $25 ModCloth Gift Certificate from Sandy A La Mode!!

Feb 8, 2012

My dear friend Sandy, of the adorable life & style blog "Sandy A La Mode," is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to ModCloth - yay!! The above items are handpicked by Sandy, and my gosh, I can't stop swooning over that dress. Enter for your chance to win! ♥

Enter to win:
1. You must follow "Sandy A La Mode" via bloglovin
2. Leave a comment letting me know you've entered!

Bonus entries:
1. Follow Sandy on Twitter
2. And on Pinterest
(please leave an extra comment for each - bonus entries only!)

Giveaway is open from now until February 15, 2012, and open to US, Canadian & International readers! Good luck!
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Look Book: Pleats, Stripes & Denim!!

Feb 7, 2012

Yay, sunshine! On Sunday, Martin & I headed out for an amazingly pretty walk around our neighbourhood and stopped for some outfit photos, of course! I don’t think we ever leave the house without our camera. We then ventured down to the ocean, drove to pick up our weekly groceries and came home nice & early to relax. I've been working a lot the last few days, so I'm really trying to savour any available moments of down-time.

I’m spending the rest of today working on my online store. I'm excited to have the website done - it's looking super cute! I also finished sourcing all the jewelry components, which was definitely a labour of love, and took a surprisingly long time. However, now that it's all done, I'm getting really excited to launch the store. And in other news? If you don’t hear from me later today, that’s because I’ll be taking a nap. I got up at 3:30 this morning - ack, what the?!?

As for the outfit, there’s no denying my love for cute skirts, cozy knits and comfy boots. It’s a look that feels, well, very me. Although, when I was putting this outfit together, I was really longing for a thick knit oatmeal sweater to pair with it. I dug through my closet but came up empty handed. Sigh. And check 'em, these are my new Jackie boots from Blowfish. I'm thrilled to finally own a pair of whiskey hued boots - these ones absolutely make my heart go pitter-patter. xo veronika

Outfit Details:
Infinity Scarf - H&M (similar)
Denim Jacket - H&M
Sweater - Thrifted
Skirt - Forever21
Tights - Joe Fresh (similar)
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Sponsor Spotlight: February, Part One!!

Feb 3, 2012

Happy Friday, friends! For this month's sponsor spotlight, I have decided to break it up into two parts. I've got so many lovely sponsors that I'm excited to introduce you to, as well as share my fave items from them. Yippee! Let's take a peek... ♥
I've always been enamored by Cat's beautiful jewelry. I visit her Etsy store monthly, and I'm always so excited to see what beautiful treasures I'll find. Be sure to visit her shop or blog - I promise, it's a real treat!!
Blowfish has been previewing & adding so many adorable new shoes to their spring line. I'm madly in love, and officially have spring fever! I cannot wait to wear open toe shoes, wedges, and strappy shoes again. Oh boy, the warm weather can't come fast enough.
Have you guys heard of the adorable life & style blog, "The Weekend File?!" Well if you haven't, be sure to march right on over and check it out! Hayley, the adorable face behind the blog, is such a dear friend and a big style inspiration of mine. I guarantee you'll adore her! 
When it comes to creating fabulous daily outfits, there is nothing better than using gorgeous accessories to do just that! And Le Mode Accessories has such a beautiful & stylish selection. I can't wait to get my hands on the above whiskey hued hobo & bow belt. Adorable!
Gaia Metal Studio features the most exquisite natural stone and sterling silver pieces, all of which are lovingly handcrafted. I'm especially loving the look of the square amethyst earrings (featured above); such a pretty & modern alternative to wearing diamond ones.

Hope you guys enjoyed part one of my sponsor spotlight! xo veronika
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