**THIS GIVEAWAY CLOSED AT MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, APRIL 10th. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR ENTERING!!**
CLICK HERE for a winners list
HAPPY GRATEFULNESS FRIDAY EVERYONE!!!
Undoubtedly one of my favorite days of the week, and today is no different (and no less grateful!) especially because I’m excited to share with you the first Gratefulness Friday VIDEO!
I believe that gratitude is a pay-it-forward model — which is why I wasn’t surprised to learn that my friend’s mom wanted me to look through her 1980s vintage clothing collection and give my favorite pieces from her closet happy homes.
When you are grateful for what you have right this very instant, you are opening your heart & mind to more positive opportunities.
I was so excited to hear that I was about to inherit some brand spankin’ new specks of vintage style! And then I got to thinking: Do I really NEED all of this? No, not really!
Like many of you will probably agree, we have closets overflowing with clothes that we “don’t know how to wear” … which is often times an excuse because we haven’t taken the time to figure out how to mix & match them into other outfits in the first place.
So, without further ado, instead of hoarding all of these fabulous ’80s-baby pieces to myself, I’m giving away three of the prettiest dresses for spring that should hopefully fit — and most definitely flatter — any of this post’s gratefulness giveaway winners!
Keep reading after the jump to watch the behind-the-scenes video of my “vintage fashion haul” from my friend’s mom’s closet, and also to learn just how to enter this week’s Sammy Davis Vintage giveaway!
And OF COURSE! I am so grateful for my readers and supporters of vintage fashion & thrift store style here on Sammy Davis Vintage. HUGE thank you — yes, YOU! — for reading this post right this very moment.
I hope that this week’s content was both informative, enlightening AND entertaining — from learning about the key differences between vintage designer tags and picking up a few bits of thrift speak from the “second hand streets” (HA!) — my goal is to provide you with an online resource where you can listen, learn and LOVE your personal, beautiful style that is YOU.
Catch ya’ll on Monday with some fresh fun — and if you’re musing about a topic and want some insight, please send me a note via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter, Facebook … or if you want to go true vintage, SNAIL MAIL!
With vintage love & style peace!
BEHIND-THE-SCENES VINTAGE HAUL!
GIVEAWAY DRESS #1
THE DRESS: Spaghetti strap cotton-blend; bold, bright stripes; comfortable figure-flattering waist!
THE MEMORY: On my friend’s mom’s many Caribbean & tropical vacations. Makes me want to hop a plane to the Bahamas right now!
HOW-TO-WEAR IT: Grab your nearest pair of dark brown espadrilles or last season’s funky gladiator sandals, and head to your local vintage boutique or online vintage marketplace for a floppy sun hat in another bold bright, like this red one for only $24
GIVEAWAY DRESS #2
THE DRESS: A darling cotton sundress with a crisp white base and small floral print
THE MEMORY: My friend’s mom referred to it as her “vintage love affair!”
HOW-TO-WEAR IT: Funk it up with ’70s cork platforms like these size 7 darlings and woven hair accessory like this hippie hairband. Add a cotton sweater in the same color as one of the florals, like a red or a blue cropped cardi.
GIVEAWAY DRESS #3
THE DRESS: A true striped sister in a burnt orange/brown shade on a cream foundation with a drawstring waist.
THE MEMORY: A “sweet summer romance dress.” This lady reminded my friend’s mom of her many flings! ;-)
HOW-TO-WEAR IT: Your perfect canvas for fun accessories in brilliant gold — gold bangles, gold chains and gold hoops. You can absolutely elevate this dress with some electric energy a la accent pieces and wear it for a night out on the dance floor.
HOW TO ENTER GRATEFULNESS GIVEAWAY #3
For a chance to win one of 3 vintage dresses valued at $45 each, you must enter between today [Friday, April 8th] and by midnight on Sunday, April 10th.
You can only enter once, and all winners will be drawn at random using the site random.org. Winners will be announced by Tuesday, April 12th.
ENTER NOW by answering the following question in the comment fields or Facebook comment fields below this contest post:
**Describe a favorite fashion memory from childhood!**
OTHER IMPORTANT RULES
**Entrants/Winners must be legal U.S. residents of the lower 48 states (not including Alaska and Hawaii) and at least 18 years old as of April 8th, 2011.
**For full contest rules and regulations can be found here
Happy entering and GOOD LUCK!