With the upcoming holidays and the endless amount of parties, nothing will pull your outfit together or give it a good update than some new jewelry. JewelMint, founded by stylist Cher Coulter and actress Kate Bosworth, is one of my recent favorite go-to places to find stylish and affordable jewelry. By becoming a member to the site, you'll be able to get amazing necklaces, earrings, rings and more for just $29.99 each!
I got a chance to pick two of my favorite pieces this month (which was very hard)! I decided to center on two items that would take me through daily life as well as holiday dinners and parties. My absolute favorite is my new Serpentine necklace. This silver and 14K gold plated herringbone chain necklace looks great paired with a LBD or slinky sexy dresses like this Radenroro Soleha Balloon Sleeve Dress in silver. I love the mixed metal look and how this simple statement necklace can make an entire outfit. It also dresses up a casual outfit too. (The Serpentine Necklace is currently out of stock but will be back in stock soon.)
My other pick this month is the Black Swan Cuff. I love this piece paired with denim and this black Tinley Road Knotted Top. The slate colored hematite and the layered plating gives this cuff such a unique look. The cuff itself looks great alone or use it as a centerpiece to stack up other bangles and bracelets around it.
Coquette Giveaway: Win a piece of JewelMint Jewelry!
JewelMint is giving away one piece of jewelry to one lucky Coquette reader! (US residents only.) Just leave a comment to this post telling me why you need to win and like JewelMint on Facebook to enter! Deadline for comments is this Friday, November 4th at Noon PST.
Giveaway Rules & Details:
This contest is open to US residents only and runs this week from October 31, 2011 through November 4, 2011. Last chance to enter is November 4, 2011 at 12:00pm PST. A winner will be contacted by the evening of November 4, 2011. There will be 2 email attempts within 48 hours to contact the winner. If no response is received by Monday, November 7, 2011 a new winner will be selected. Prize (1 JewelMint piece of jewelry, retail value $29.99) has been provided by and will ship from JewelMint.
Thank you to JewelMint for providing this fabulous giveaway!
Note: Serpentine Necklace and Black Swan Cuff were gifted items from JewelMint.
Do you like to take pictures with your iPhone? Do you like cute, cuddly characters? Think bunnies with teeth, dreamy rainbows, and smiling fruit. Mr. Chiizu ($2.99 on iTunes) is one of the cutest iPhone apps that lets you decorate your photos with cute themes, photo filters, stickers, pens and text bubbles. It's an app you can truly have fun with! Pictured above are my two little loves Chloe and Lulu. Seriously, I can't stop giggling over Lulu dressed as a mouse with balloons!
Mr. Chiizu was created by Stella Lai (pictured below) and Krister Olsson of Tree-Axis as well as designer/illustrator Jessica Lopez who made the Goth Loilita & Mr. Chiizu themes. Stella, Krister and I are old time web design peeps going back to the late 90's. I have always loved the design work from the duo. They know just the right way to utilize the best of technology while creating designs that are always super duper cute! The interface is really easy to use. New themes and designs will be added periodically starting this fall from some hip designers.
Find out more and download the Mr. Chiizu iPhone App.
One lucky Coquette reader will win a Mr. Chiizu iPhone app! Just leave a comment below. All entries must be in by Monday, October 3, 2011 by Noon PST.
The new Autumn Winter 2011 collection for Isabella Oliver 365 has just arrived online today! There are some amazing pieces you have to add to your wardrobe such as The Luxe Biker Jacket ($589), Asymmetric Neck Dress ($159), the Leather Pencil Skirt ($335) and The Envelope Clutch ($265) to name just a few.
Starting today, Wednesday August 3rd until midnight EST on Wednesday August 10th, Isabella Oliver is offering Coquette readers 15% off the Isabella Oliver 365 AW11 collection. To redeem your discount simply enter the code COQUETTE15 at the checkout.
Offer Terms & Conditions
Offer is valid from Wednesday, August 3, 2011 and expires midnight EST Wednesday, August 10, 2011. Offer only valid on Isabella Oliver branded goods and cannot be used with any other promotional codes, offers or sale items. Normal return policy applies however where items have been bought during a promotion, we are only able to exchange an item for the same item in a different size or color. Isabella Oliver reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.
Shop the Isabella Oliver 365 AW11 Collection.
But wait there's more!
To celebrate the launch of AW11, Isabella Oliver is giving away an Asymmetric Neck Dress (in color/size of your choosing) to one lucky Coquette reader! This dress is based on the popular Ruched Jersey Dress, now with an asymmetric neckline for a modern twist. This versatile dress is sure to become a new season staple. The value of the dress is $159.
How to Enter
Leave a comment below telling me why you want this Isabella Oliver 365 Asymmetric Neck Dress and where you will wear it! All entries must be in by Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Noon PST.
Contest Rules & Details
This contest is open to all and runs from August 3, 2011 through August 10, 2011. Last chance to enter is August 3, 2011 at 12:00pm PST. One (1) randomly chosen winner will be contacted on August 10, 2011, and will be asked for full name, along with their mailing address. There will be 2 email attempts within 48 hours to contact the winner. If no response is received by Friday, August 12, 2011 a new winner will be selected. Prize (1 Isabella Oliver 365 Asymmetric Neck Dress, retail value $159) has been provided by and will ship from Isabella Oliver. No cash alternative.
Thank you to Isabella Oliver for providing this fabulous dress for the giveaway!
Hi Lovelies! I just wanted to announce a couple winners from two recent Coquette Giveaways.
Jen from Brooklyn, NY was the winner of the craft book, 1, 2, 3 Sew. Thank you to everyone for entering. I'll have a fantastic new giveaway next week so stay tuned!
Today I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Ellen Luckett Baker's new book, 1,2,3 Sew (published by Chronicle Books). Ellen's popular craft blog, the long thread has been a long time favorite of mine. It's always filed with great sewing and craft projects.
For those of you that have been wanting to learn how to sew, this is the perfect book. The book presents projects in groups of threes to help you learn and build upon your skills in sewing as you move along each project. For instance, here's a group on pouches. 1) Start by learning how to sew a glasses case, 2) next sew a zippered pouch, then finally 3) sew a cosmetics bag.
There are 33 projects in all with projects for you to sew for your home, accessories, kids, and more. The spiral-bound book also comes with patterns neatly placed in a front pocket and each project comes with photos, illustrations, and step-by-step clear instructions.
A lucky Coquette reader will each win a copy of 1, 2, 3 Sew! Just leave a comment to this post letting me know why you want to win this book. All comments will be closed by Noon PST on Monday, July 25th. The lucky winner will be chosen randomly and announced later on the site. Good luck!
Here are some project excerpts from the blog tour:
From the Chronicle Books blog, learn how to make a lined market tote perfect for your trips to the farmer's market or grocery store.
Take a look at the fun stop-animation trailer for the book.
This Saturday, July 16th is the LOFT Grand Opening Event from 12-4pm at the new LOFT store at the Village at Corte Madera. Get 20% off your full-price purchase all day! (Only available at the Corte Madera store.) Shop and enjoy yummy Kara's Cupcakes. You'll also get a free limited-edition tote with a purchase of $75 or more.
LOFT Gift Card Giveaway
To give you a jump start on your fall wardrobe, Coquette is giving away at $150 LOFT gift card!
How to Enter:
Leave a comment below telling me what item you covet from LOFT to update your fall look. All entries must be in by July 19, 2011 at 12:00pm PST.
Extra Optional Entries:
1. Follow @coquette on Twitter. (Please leave your twitter handle in your comment entry.)
2. Tweet about this contest. You can leave up to 1 tweet per day!
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Contest Rules & Details:
This contest is open to USA only and runs from July 12, 2011 through July 19, 2011. Last chance to enter is July 19, 2011 at 12:00pm PST. A winner will be contacted by July 20, 2011, and will be asked for full name, along with their mailing address. There will be 2 email attempts within 48 hours to contact the winner. If no response is received by Friday, July 22, 2011 a new winner will be selected. Prize (1 LOFT gift card, value $150) has been provided by and will ship from LOFT.
Thank you to LOFT for providing this fabulous giveaway!
I'm so excited to be a part the blog tour for Cathy Callahan's new book, Vintage Craft Workshop: Fresh Takes on Twenty-Four Classic Projects from the '60s and '70s (published by Chronicle Books. Cathy is Cathy of California where she covers vintage crafts and design on her fantastic blog. There's no need to scour antique fairs for that vintage look you need. With this book, Cathy and a handful of top crafters show you step-by-step how to recreate 24 stylish vintage craft projects.
The chapters of the book are broken up into easy to digest sections related by materials or theme. They are: Chapter 1: Make It with Burlap...and a little Felt, Chapter 2: Ideas for Raffia 'n' Yarn, Chapter 3: Stitching: Crewelwork, Craft Kits, and Applique, Chapter 4: Craft Trends of the 60's and 70's, Chapter 5: Create with Paper, and Chapter 6: A New Look at Papier-Mâché (featuring this lady vase project pictured above).
You can even take certain vintage elements from the book and apply them to your fashion life. The raffia flowers featured in the Loomed Flower Wall Hanging project (p. 35) are the perfect adornment for a beachy summer straw tote. The applique techniques for the Tulip Apron (shown above, p.59) are the perfect adornment to a little girls dress.
Pattern templates are also included at the end of the book so you can easily photocopy them to use for your craft projects. I love the inspiring profiles of famous crafty women of the 60's such as Aleene Jackson creator of Aleene's Tacky Glue (my favorite glue). Pick up this book today if you are a craft lover. There are so many fun and easy projects to make!
One lucky Coquette reader will win a copy of Vintage Craft Workshop by Cathy Callahan. Just leave a comment to this post letting me know why you want to win this book. All comments will be closed by 5 pm PST on Friday, May 20, 2011. The lucky winner will be chosen randomly and announced later on the site. Good luck!
Cathy and I have been friends for about 5 years now and I first met her at Maker Faire back in 2006 when she was a vendor at Bazaar Bizarre. I took this quick snap of her at the time and now this photo is something we smile and look back on. It's been amazing to see her grow her business over the years and cheer her on for her appearance on Martha Stewart a couple of years ago.
If you are in the Bay Area, Cathy will be at Maker Faire Bay Area this Saturday at 3pm for a presentation at the CRAFT booth and for a book signing of Vintage Craft Workshop afterwards. Don't miss it!
Here are her famous pincushions which adorn a shelf on the wall of my home office.
Don't miss the other blog tour stops happening the rest of this week with some of my crafty friends:
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner is Sharon from San Francisco, CA.