Sunday, January 30, 2011

Top 5 Picks from a Sponsor Store: Benefit Jewels

Here is a look at my top five picks from the amazing store (and BBV sponsor), Benefit Jewels:







So, be sure to check them out! Just click on the pic and it will take you right over. How about that black and white tea set? In love <3

Excuse the Mess

BBV is going through some changes...like a puberty for blogs, if you will. Hang in there over the next week as I try out new layouts and so on. Hopefully all will be good by the end of the week. Thanks for reading and be sure to keep checking back!

Go Shop at Lolly

I wanted to give a shout out to Lolly. Lolly is a new clothing company that sells some sweet loungewear and underwear. Check out this cute hoodie they sell:



I was sent a pair of their sassy underwear to review, more specifically a bright orange pair of boyshorts with Beach Bum written across the...bum.

They are super comfortable and the color is quite cheerful. I love them.

So if you are looking for a saucy pair of undies or a nice hoodie to lounge around in, be sure to check out Lolly.

A note for the man: I was sent a product for this review, free of charge. My review was not influenced by the fact that said product was free.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to a Vintage Lady!

My Grandma turns 85 today! She definitely won't be seeing this, though she did just get a cell phone for the first time a couple months back, but I wanted to give her a shout out.



I love her. She weighs about 100 lbs. She drinks Pepsi like water. She eats cheesecake like it is a meal (a la Golden Girls) and loves to watch re-runs of Ugly Betty and slasher flicks. I'm not kidding about either of those.

Oh, yeah, and though she looks sweet and Grandma-ish, if you wear above a size four she will call you fat...to your face. Family is not excluded. Haha it always instilled a sense of humor in us. And several eating disorders. Thanks, Grams!

UGG Women's Classic Cardy Boot - Sponsored Post

UGG Womens Classic Cardy Boot - Sponsored Post

I LOVE these boots. What do you think about them? Great price over at Bizrate. Go check them out stat!

Monday, January 24, 2011

14 Days of Valentines Giveaways: $50 to Just Paper Roses

Just Paper Roses is a gift site with (yes, you guessed it) paper roses, among many other sweet gifts. They have a great selection of gifts for your Valentine this year. Their site is not just for the big love day, but also has gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and more.

They even have hilarious toilet paper with I Love You From Top to Bottom printed on it. I was sent a roll and couldn't stop laughing. It isn't the best gift for everyone, but you know right away if you're in a relationship where it would work. If you are, you must purchase it. Hilarity shall ensue.



I also received a copy of a book written by Just Paper Roses founder Jeff Block. It is a pretty sweet story of someone who turned their hobby into a business. I loved it because it is similar to my love of vintage being turned into my full-time job. Living the dream!


The Giveaway: You can win $50 to use at Just Paper Roses. Just become a follower of this blog and head over to their store. Come back with a comment on your favorite item of them all. I love this.


Really want to win? Additional entries:


  • Tweet the following up to 10 x's per day(Up to 10 entries, leave a link to tweet in message) :   #Win $50 to Just Paper Roses via @bbvintage http://t.co/0aTOhEa #giveaway
  • Join NoMoreRack through the link on the left. (3 entries, leave same message 3 times)
  • Enter any other giveaways that are currently active and leave a message. (One per giveaway) 
  • Become a fan of BBV on Facebook. Link is to the left. (One entry)
  • Follow @bbvintage on Twitter. (One entry)
  • Leave a comment on any non-giveaway post. (Up to 3 extra entries)

This contest is open the residents of the US and Canada.

This contest will run until February 7th. After that a winner will be chosen using a random number generator over at random.org. The winner will be the person with the comment of the corresponding number. I will then contact the person via the email left in your comments. If no answer is received in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.


PS-Have a new business that you want to promote? Have an old business that seems a bit stagnant? Just wanting some close-to-free publicity? Contact me at bluebutterflyvintage [at] yahoo.com to talk about sponsoring a giveaway on BBV. I will send you some fancy stats. Yes. Fancy.

A note for The Man: I was provided a product to review for this post. The item was a gift, however my review was not biased by this sweet, little fact.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dress Me Up Sundays: Hanging Out with A Wild Tonic

All of today's picks can be found at the shop of BBV Sponsor, A Wild Tonic. Amazing finds, so be sure to check them out:)






Saturday, January 22, 2011

14 Days of Valentines Giveaways: $20 Gift Card to Cold Stone Creamery

Want a sweet treat with your sweetie this Valentine's Day? I am offering you $20 to spend at Cold Stone Creamery. This giveaway is sponsored by me.


Mandatory Entry: Follow @bbvintage on Twitter. That's it. Leave a message below saying that you did and include your Twitter name. You MUST complete this entry before any additional entries will count.


Really want to win? Additional entries:

  • Follow this blog via GFC and leave a message saying that you do. (One entry)
  • Tweet the following up to 10 x's per day(Up to 10 entries, leave a link to tweet in message) :   Win A $20 Gift Card to Cold Stone Creamery from @bbvintage http://t.co/mopqaEW
  • Join NoMoreRack through the link on the left. (3 entries, leave same message 3 times)
  • Enter any other giveaways that are currently active and leave a message. (One per giveaway)
  • Become a fan of BBV on Facebook. Link is to the left. (Two entries)

This contest is open the residents of the US only.

This contest will run until February 9th. After that a winner will be chosen using a random number generator over at random.org. The winner will be the person with the comment of the corresponding number. I will then contact the person via the email left in your comments. If no answer is received in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.


PS-Have a new business that you want to promote? Have an old business that seems a bit stagnant? Just wanting some close-to-free publicity? Contact me at bluebutterflyvintage [at] yahoo.com to talk about sponsoring a giveaway on BBV. I will send you some fancy stats. Yes. Fancy.

Hot for Shoes Saturdays: Checking Out Vintage Eye Fashion

All of today's picks can be found in the store of BBV sponsor, Vintage Eye Fashion. Go check 'em out!






Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dress Me Up Sundays: I Like These

No theme, other than pure awesomeness in your face:

via raleighvintage

via awildtonic

via vintageeyefashion

via worldvintage

via passenouveauvintage

 via wildfellhallvintage

via floriavintage

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

14 Days of Valentines Giveaways: $150 at Manic Trout Courtesy of Runway Rundown CLOSED - Winner #339

So, you know how much I enjoy Runway Rundown, right? Well, here is another reason for it: Runway Rundown is sponsoring a giveaway for $150 to spend at Manic Trout. Pretty sweet!



Let's learn more about Manic Trout (from manictrout.com):



Locally and hand made, artisanal jewelry with a vintage edge: Manic Trout creates looks that are colorful, unique and incorporate unusual combinations of materials, textures and styles. Materials are what inspire the jeweler, designer and independent artist behind these handmade pieces: Sierra Bailey.

Her unerring eye for whimsical design comes to expression through unlikely elements such as vintage buttons and textiles, chandelier crystals, bottle caps, Venetian glass, and gunmetal wire and aluminum chains. Manic Trout balances the industrial with the beautiful: perfectly calibrated, vibrant retro chic.

Marrying the old and the new….novel expressions of texture and color…the classic with the unexpected: the Indie Manic Trout jewelry brand brings a certain funky finesse to a clich├ęd medium. Sierra riffs on traditional motifs, a 33 year old who puts her individual stamp on vintage and one-of-a-kind, with a quirky and individual twist.

“I create handmade, unique pieces that make you feel special and stand out in the crowd: modern meets vintage chic. Manic Trout makes great statement jewelry for everyday wear, which shouldn’t mean ordinary,” she said. “It’s perfect for in-between occasions, of which life mostly consists: not super casual, not super formal. My designs all work with jeans, suits, cocktail dresses: when worn, they help make every day seem delightfully spontaneous.”

Indeed, her slogan says it all: Jewelry for Life’s Manic Moments. 


Want to win?

MANDATORY ENTRY: You must be a follower of this blog and you must like Runway Rundown on Facebook. Leave one comment saying that you have fulfilled both of these requirements.


ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
  • Post this giveaway to your blog or Facebook page and comment that you did so. (One entry)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. You can tweet as often as you like, but only one comment a day, please. (One extra entry per day) Tweet should look like this: Win $150 to spend at Manic Trout from Runway Rundown via @bbvintage http://t.co/czQNUKx #giveaway
  • Sign up for an account over at Runway Rundown. Leave the same comment five times saying you did this. (Five additional entries)

This contest is open to readers WORLDWIDE. Booyah.
The contest ends on 1-31 at midnight Eastern and a winner will be chosen on 2-1-11.
The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received, a new winner will be announced.

A note for The Man: Sponsor is providing this prize for BBV for promotional purposes. I am not being paid for this promotion.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Some Winners!

I generally just post winners to the left, but I have a few to announce due to the delay in choosing them.

First off, you can go check out M'Ayanna Designs to learn about the winner on the bracelet from last month. Winner has been contacted, but go give it a read if you are curious.

Winner of $25 at Diamond Favors: #30

Winner of the Kenneth Cole Sunglasses: #169

Winner of the Vintage 80s Purse from A Wild Tonic: #73

Thanks for everyone who has been entering and be sure to stay tuned for 14 Days of Valentine's Giveaways coming soon!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Runway Rundown is MEGA


Do you ever see amazing pics from runway shows and dream of owning the mega designs the models are wearing, only to be snapped back to the realization that these clothes would cost SERIOUS amounts of money, if you could even snag them at all?


If you answered yes, as I'm sure most of you did, then might I suggest the sweet site Runway Rundown?

Here you can find outfits straight from the runway and their much more affordable/available counterparts from various stores throughout the web.

The site makes it incredibly easy to search for items in a variety of ways. You can try it by designer, collection date, prices, and more. Insanely easy to find AMAZING pieces at much more affordable prices.

I completely recommend this site to you lovely fashionistas out there. Go find yourself a deal and look like you walked straight off the runway!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sign Up for No More Rack

Hey! I need a favor. I'd love it if you could sign up for No More Rack through the link right here.

No More Rack brings several daily deals at insanely low prices. Just sign up, no purchase required.


Thanks!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Month Later...Brandon Flowers in Concert, My Best Pals, and Toronto

So, I have been meaning to write this for a month, but haven't. I won't make up a reason as to why, because my 2011 motto is NO MORE EXCUSES! (in caps and with !, every time)

Last month, I went on a mini road trip up to Canada with two of my best gal pals.

Oh yea, did I mention we were going up there for a Brandon Flowers (from the Killers) concert? You may remember my obsessive posts leading up to it. I won't bore you with paragraphs upon paragraphs, but here are some highlights:

  • We got to the hotel and the hotel parking ramp was full, so the guy at the desk tells us about a lot down the road and stresses to TAKE EVERYTHING OF VALUE out of the car. Yeah, that's uplifting. Keri, the driver on the trip, has a new car, so let's just say she was a bit nervous all night that her new pride and joy was going to end up in pieces. Fortunately, no break-ins occurred.
  • Guys at the front desk tell us there are places to eat down where the concert was, but when we tell the cabbie he laughs at us and tells us we are wrong. And so we were. Cabbie then gave a handful of caramels as a sorry. What?! Not remotely kidding:
  • 2 hours early for the concert we end up eating dinner at T&T which is an Asian grocery chain. It was hilariously random. They did have incredibly cheap sushi. Here are some pics(yeah, I was the girl taking pictures in a grocery store):
 Look at that INSANELY awesome cheeseburger cake.

 Sandwich cakes. They don't eff around.

 "This is my kinda sandwich." - Keri

 Anne LOVED T&T. Like a little too much.

 No idea what that is, but hilarious all the same. We were such tourists...in Toronto. Hahaha.

 Milk in a bag? Genius! Or something.

 Get it? It said ube and now it says LUBE. Mature 20 somethings gone wild in Asian grocery stores. Check out the rock on Anne's finger. She's so married.

 The Asian version of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.

 My friends chilling under a frozen fish balls sign. Har har har.
  • So, then we headed over to the concert and we were FREEZING our asses off, but check out some pics I took with my little point and click of TO:


 Pretty wicked, right?

  • The concert was amazing, obvs. I am quite short so I did a lot of tippy toes, but I guess it was at least a workout for the calves. Here are some pics of the insanely gorgeous man:




 Favorite pose ever.

 I like to think he's staring at me here.

 So into it.


  • Post concert we spent about an hour trying to get a cab to take us a mile away. Insanity. Finally snagged one and then he passed about 50 cars in the wrong lane. Ohhh, Toronto. You never fail to provide me with massive heaps of stories.

And that was pretty much the crazy concert weekend of December. Here are a few videos other concert goers posted on the 'Tube (note a couple may induce seizures):





BEST COVER SONG EVER(and a Youtube user who doesn't know how to spell Bette Davis):




Loved the whole crowd going bananas on Mr. Brightside. Just an awesome experience all around.