Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Win Rachel Leigh's Sex and the City-inspired Belt!

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Fatal Attraction 2 Fashion and Chickdowntown are teaming up to give away Rachel Leigh's awesome Sex and the City-inspired studded belt (valued at US$150) to one lucky reader.

All you have to do is come up with the most creative outfit using only this belt and other items from Chickdowntown.

You can use anything you like to put together this outfit whether it's a Photoshop collage or using Polyvore to assemble the items - you can even draw it if you want! Just make sure to mention which items you've used when sending in your entry.


How to enter:

1. Leave your name and the url link to your entry on this post. Be sure to mention which items have been used to create your outfit.

2. Send your contact information (name provided in the comment entry and a valid email address) to with the title “Chickdowntown contest”.


No purchase necessary. The contest is open to U.S residents over the age of 18 at the time of this contest.

Contest period

All entries must be received by 12 A.M ET on March 12, 2009. The top five (5) entries will be chosen on March 18, 2009 and the winner will then be selected by readers voting for their favourite entry.

Other information

This prize is not redeemable for cash.

The winner will be required to send their full name and shipping information to within 10 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in the selection of the finalist with the second highest number of votes as the winner.

The sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. The act of entering this contest constitutes acceptance of the Contest rules.

Special thanks again to Chickdowntown, a great place for women's clothes, for this fabulous Rachel Leigh Studded Belt! Be sure to check out their revamped fashion blog to get the latest news about the designers such as Current Elliott, CC Skye, and Genetic Denim!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Birthday Spots and Stripes

I didn't get to go out on my birthday last weekend because I was feeling quite under the weather (great timing huh? Sheesh!), so I went out this Saturday instead with my mother and sister for dinner and a round of mini-golf. Here's the outfit I wore:

Vintage Leopard Print Dolman Sleeve Blouse - Etsy, Brown Cinch Belt - Thrifted, Black Cami - Unknown, Pinstriped Full Skirt - Express, T-Bar Sandals - Old Navy

Oh yeah, I got a fringe cut a few weeks ago and it was a spur of the moment decision actually. I was flipping through an old magazine that my hairdresser had in the room and I saw a model with a fringed hairdo which I thought looked cool so I decided I'd get one as well. Unfortunately, it looks a little weird in the pic below because the wind was blowing it out all night.

When it comes to birthday gifts, people tend not to know what to get me unless I let them know specifically, so most just usually end up giving me money - which, of course, is A-OK with me!

After a very long, seemingly hopeless search for affordable shoes in my size (11/12) that I actually like, I finally found these two pairs which I purchased with the money I received. Can't wait till they arrive!

Fitzwell Fanny
Price: US$69.00

I am also eagerly anticipating the arrival of some recently purchased items from Love Colour- Love Tights (Thanks Marian!), Etsy and Ebay - here are a few of my favourite purchases below.

Pleated Bolero from konane

Vintage Griffin Belt Buckle from 5andDime

Black Long Drapey Open-front Thingie from cotton fields

Floral and Striped Tights from Love Colour, Love Tights.

Vintage Diamond-Shaped Sunglasses from Forever Vintage Sunglasses

Woohoo! I love birthdays, especially milestones like the 21st. Hopefully people will still care about me this much when I'm 30.

Speaking of caring, I can always count on my lovely friends in the blogosphere to make me feel appreciated. I recently received the Cute's Blogger and the Your Blog is Fabulous awards from Hiking in Stilettos and Searching the Inner Me, respectively. Thanks so much ladies!

Cute's Blogger and Your Blog is Fabulous Rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2.Nominate at least 10 blogs which you think are fabulous.
3Be sure to link your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.

For these awards, I nominate:

Style Spot, The House of Style, Walking in Midgie's Boots, The Ongoing Project, Vain and Vapid, We Wear Things, With Love..., Wendiva, Africana in Atlanta, All in your Innerspace, Along the Shore, Aphex Nation, Asian Cajuns, Budget Chic, I Am Style-ish, Femme Rationale, Dapper Kid

You can pick one or have 'em both!

P.S Don't feel obligated to pass on these awards, especially if you've already received them.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, take care!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sale Alert - Akira

How is it that I have never come across this store, Akira, before? Has it been under a rock this whole time? (or have I?)

My first instinct was to keep my newfound discovery all to myself with the fervent possessiveness of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. However, after realizing that it actually is impossible to buy everything they have in stock and that other people most likely already know about it anyway, I decided I'd pass on this sale info to you lovely readers.

For anyone else who has never heard of it before, here's a little bit of info on the store. Akira is a Chicago-based store that offers a wide range of Women's and Men's Clothing, Footwear, and Accessories from well known labels as well as up-and-coming designers. Akira also has a private label that is described as "the perfect way to get a fashion forward look without paying a designer price."

Akira is currently having a sale where you can get 30% off selected Women's clothing and it's insane the kind of items they have at such low prices! What I've listed below is just a very small selection of the clothing available. There were just too many stylish and affordable items - on sale and at regular prices - to list here.

Akira Waist Tie Tunic
Price: US$25.20

Steve Madden Rytz Shoe
Price: US$67.20

Akira Lavish Dress
Price: US$45.60

Akira Oxford Trim
Price: US$44.40

Ben Sherman Arden Skinny Trousers
Price: US$77.40

Click here to visit the Akira home page and click here to check out what other items they have on sale!

Also, in other good news, my birthday is coming up on Sunday (the big 2-1)! I won't be having a party or any huge affair but I'll probably be going out somewhere. I'll try to locate a camera and post photos of whatever outfit I wear :)