Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy Blogoversary to Me!

Yay, yay, yay, yay!!!! I must say I can hardly believe it. A Girl's Guide to Shoes turn 1 today. Never in my wildest imagination did I fathom how truly enjoyable this experience would be. I don't want to get carried away but I do want to say a few quick things.

First and foremost a big "Thank You!" is in order. Thank you to all of you. Especially those of you who are subscribers and followers and those of you who visit the blog on a daily or regular basis. Without you there would be no A Girl's Guide to Shoes.

Also a HUGE thank you goes out to my commenters. I appreciate you all SO much. You have no idea how excited I get when I see someone has left a comment. It's all about this silly sense of self-validation. It's like wow. They liked what I like. Keep em coming. And for all of you lurkers out there speak up every once in a while. I would love to hear from you!'

Finally I am truly grateful for the friendships and connections I've made. I heart all my fellow fashionistas and shoe lovers and blogging cohorts and hope that one day we're able to meet face to face and go shoe shopping, of course!

Okay on to the good stuff. My first contest! Brought to you by chickdowntown.com! If you aren't already familiar with chickdowntown.com then you should be. This is a fabby fab website that has a deeelightful selection of designer dresses. I especially love the Bora Bora dress by What Comes Around Goes Around; a vintage-inspired contemporary line that includes a variety of pieces from tunics and flowy blouses to adorable summer dresses.

Now thanks to the wonderful generosity of the staff at chickdowntown.com you can be the lucky owner of this tres delicious scarf by Tolani Scarves. Ugh. So wishing I could get in on this.


To win just leave a comment telling me how you would style this pretty little piece. I will pick a winner using the random number integer (seems the most fair) and then "Voila!" the scarf is yours. The contest runs from today through Wednesday, June 25. Valid for US residents only. Good luck!

If you are loving chickdowntown as much as I am then be sure to follow Amy the owner on twitter and if you're on facebook join their fan page here. Apparently Amy loves to giveaway giftcards and lots of other free stuff.





34 comments:

Addict said...

Well- I hate being the first commenter because a random site will never pick the first one... but I just commented on your old post and then this one popped up! Congrats on one year! Blogging world is so great everyone is so nice I hope I am still around after a year!

for summer I would wear that scarf with a white casual dress and my awesome cowboy boots that i love love love... even though I live in Boston... country works everywhere

FaithJ said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog is awesome!

To try and win the gorgeous scarf: this is how I would style it: I would wait until early fall (too hot right now!) and wear it to work in a loose knot around my neck along with a navy skirt, white button-down shirt, and some navy slingbacks. The scarf's fun print would help me not look like an airline stewardess! :) I can't help it, I love the corporate look.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

Big congrats, honey! Thanks for all the great finds and keeping me on my - ahem - toes.

And loving the scarf. I'd wear it with a LBD, Manolos and duh, my chanel bag.

kiss,
D

Heidi said...

That is a really pretty scarf! I'd probably pair that with a nice white t-shirt, jeans, and cute flats.

Thanks for all your wonderful shoe finds!!! Happy Blogiversary.

Sarah said...

wow I love the bright watercolor-like print! I would wear it with a white cotton summer dress and wedges..I love summer scarves! Happy blogoversary:)

Children of the Nineties said...

Congrats on the blogoversary, that's great! I love the scarf too, I think it would be great with something really casual (though for when it gets a little cooler!) I'd say jeans, cute colored flats, and white t-shirt. Can't go wrong with simplicity.

Monique said...

Congrats! I love your blog and share it with many girls in my office. As for the scarf: I would wear as a light coverup over a simple black or navy dress for a night out on the town.

JGeb said...

Congrats on one year!!!

I love this pretty little scafe. Would definitely spruce up a white tee and jeans combo or I'd use it as a headwrap with an easy summer dress.

Alyssa D said...

Ah, this scarf is fantabulous!!! I love the entire collection at chickdowntown.com. Congrats on one year of blogging, that's a huge accomplishment :)

Diane said...

Congrats on the anniversary of your blog! This scarf is gorgeous! Thanks for doing this great giveaway!

Kyra said...

Congrats on one year!!!


I would style it with a solid tee and boyfriend jeans, or with a solid white sundress for the summer...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

ltlspeedy said...

ooohhh pretty! i'd wear it with a boybeater and shorts!

ltlspeeddemon@hotmail.com

thesomeex said...

Congrats on your first year of blogging!

If I won this scarf, I would use it wrapped around my hair 50s starlet-style, with big sunglasses in my convertible.

*grins*

enid said...

I love the scarf. I would pair it with some medium-wash skinny jeans, a black short sleeved turtleneck or scoopneck, and some black pumps. Think kind of an Andy Warhol look (minus the crazy hair!), since the scarf reminds me of paintbrush strokes :)

Happy blogoversary!

betabelita said...

Happy One Year!!

Okay, so the scarf! (Which I am absolutely in love with.) I would go with a simple cute summer dress. In fact, I have my eye on the "Cusp of Summer" dress at Anthropologie in brown.

And shoes-wise I'd go with Navy laceless chucks since realistically that's the only way I can make it walking around the city all day. ;-)

Congrats again on the blog! And I'm crossing my finger on the scarf...

Ashleigh12 said...

i would love to put this scarf with my white tank, my skinny jeans that are cuffed at the bottom and a pair of blue sparkle flats :)

Francesca said...

Congratulations on one year in the blogosphere! Scarf would go awesome with a light cotton dress, a belt to give it shape, and some open toe, neutral toned booties! Your blog gets better and better every time I visit it!

Molly said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love your blog and have made more than a few purchases based off your inspiration. I love the scarf and I would wear it with my white sundress and cool flats all summer long.

Cassie said...

Congrats on the year ann. I guess I'm a Lurker hahaha. I need a computer so I can read your blog easier. This iPhone is tiny ahaha
Love you!!!

Leah said...

Happy birthday to your blog!

Kath Dogg said...

Love the scarf. I would pair it with this killer jcrew navy jacket I have and jeans. thanks for the giveaway

Sara said...

I recently saw on the Chickdowntown blog about putting scarves on your purse/bag. Such a great idea!!

Happy Anniversary, that cupcake looks delicious!!

Cassie said...

I loveeee the.. cupcake. Oh the scarf too

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous scarf! I'd pair it with a some bermuda shorts, sleek stone-embellished sandals sandals, and a simple james perse tanktop :)

smtracyt at hotmail dot com

Becca said...

Love this scarf! I'd pair it with some cropped vintage jeans and a white v neck tee. Thanks for the giveaway!

annalene said...

Happy blogoversary! I'm a new reader & am really loving the blog... I will definitely be commenting in the future!

Thank you so much for offering this giveaway to your readers- I love the colors of the scarf & would wear it with basics to emphasize the color & print of the scarf. maybe a white tank, black cardigan and some jeans or dress pants. Definitely a fun piece to work with :)

Jamie said...

I would style it as a gift for my Mom. She adores scares and I would feel selfish keeping something I knew she would love.

*kate* said...

Congrats on your one year!!!

I love scarves!! I like wearing them with white tees and skinny jeans or even with a dress... scarves are perfect in buffalo to warm ya up just in case :)

Alexis said...

Okay...let's be honest here - I'm pregnant and my fashion is sooo lacking in baby-bump style(where are all the cute maternity clothes?). I'm attaching all my style sensibility to my accessories - so I'd surely rock this scarf with a lame jersey dress, which is the only comfortable thing to stuff my preggers body into!

In my non-knocked up state i'd wear it with a white t-back tanktop and high-waisted wide leg dark denim jeans.

Mira said...

ooooo...i love scarves!! i would wear it up around my hair!!

Lan Thao said...

I would wear it as a head wrap when the weather gets cooler with a nice neutral color dress and some nude shoes to up play the scarf as opposed to the outfit!
yay!

nguyen.lanthao1@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Those colors are amazing. They deserve to steal the show - I'd pair it with a white or grey T and a dark wash jean.

Evie O'Connor said...

The cupcake looks yummy, but the scarf is yummier! Gorgeous colors. I'd wear it with a nice pair of dark wash jeans, boots and an oversized white top.

Congrats, and thanks for the chance to win it!

Tisha said...

Scarves are so hot nowadays. You take a colorful on like the one shown and spice up an otherwise boring outfit. Nice, very nice.