Monday, May 23, 2011

Artfully Urban GIVEAWAY!!!


Early on I posted about my fashion muses--it included Debbie Harry, Mary Tyler Moore, and Twiggy.  I AM IN LOVE WITH VINTAGE FASHION.  In the past I was hesitant when it came to wearing vintage clothing.  I was afraid I would look....dated. Thankfully, I have overcome that fear and am able to wear vintage confidently and cooly :)  

I found an article on Glamour.com about the do's and don't of wearing vintage.  Here are a few tips:

Don’t wear vintage head to toe

Yes, the Mad Men style is in. Yes, this is a cute, runway-worthy look. (And yes, that ’60s fur coat is faux.) But if you hit the streets in Betty Draper-esque dress, coat, hair and heels, folks might think you’re in costume for Halloween.

Do dress around one dramatic piece

Take one head-turning vintage find—in this case, a glamorous faux-leopard coat—and use simple black clothes and accessories to make it wearably low-key.

Do give thrift-store buys a mini-makeover

Replacing the buttons can totally change the look of a vintage coat or dress. We added tortoise buttons and a shiny patent belt to this semi-boring denim dress, which turned it into a flirty little number in no time flat.

Do mix old with new

For the perfect date-night look, pair an edgy retro jacket with a flirty dress and heels. When he compliments your casually sexy look, it’ll be the ideal opportunity to drop the timeless “Oh, this old thing?” line.

Don’t be afraid of the frumpy stuff

Pinch your nose and give the old-lady section of your local second-hand store a good look: Some of those tweedy two-piece suits can be fashion gold. The trick is not to wear the librarian-worthy skirt and jacket together.
Recently, I found a store that takes vintage fashion to the next level.  They hand select ideal vintage clothing, revamp and recycle to create an original and fashion forward vintage item for their customers.  
ARTFULLY URBAN



Here is a little about Artfully Urban:

Artfully Urban is an online art and revamped clothing store, for the imaginative people who display a fun and quirky sense of style in their day-to-day life. All of the clothing on this website is truly one-of-a-kind, and hand selected based on the want of the consumers, the visual appeal of the thrift shop finds and/or materials, and the condition of the clothing. All of the art on this site is original, handcrafted, and innovative. The art would be a great addition to any home or office.

*To learn more about me, my art, and my revamped clothing please check out my site www.artfullyurban.com
*Thank you for checking out my store=)!!

eVilo and eIram by Artfully Urban: a place to find amazing revamped clothing, and art by me. Also check out www.artfullyurban.com to see more examples of my work and to contact me about doing a personalized piece just for you.


Artfully Urban sent me the Sheer Color Block Silk Top







AND the Slouchy Batwing Mini-dress (HANDMADE BY ARTFULLY URBAN!!!)













THANK YOU to Artfully Urban for sponsoring the giveaway!  Artfully Urban is offering the winner of this giveaway any item $40.00 or under!  Hooray!







  • Princess layered tulle sheer maxi wrap skirt XS/S
  • Torn, tattered, and bleached revamped vintage high low top XS/S/M
  • Revamped Safari Jungle Wild animal print high low top XS/S/M
  • Vintage Jungle Safari wild animals tie front crop top XS/S/M
  • Red 80s Revamped business secretary mini dress S/M
  • 70s hot pink paisley flamenco style dress S
  • AMAZING Vintage shades of purple high low jacket S/M
  • 80s BOLD yellow batwing crop sleeve jacket top M
  • Sweet princess Vintage Victorian style bouclé  jacket XS
  • Vintage red three quarter sleeve button up XS/S/M
  • Flower Child hippie 70s crotchet see-through top XS/S
  • Woven sparkle and leather batwing top S/M


















Here is how you enter:
(THE FIRST ENTRY IS REQUIRED)


1.  Follow me through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment on this post letting my know that you follow through google friend and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

(THESE ENTRIES ARE OPTIONAL)

2.  Get a friend to follow 'my big girl pants' through Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment with the name of the person you recruited and provide with me your email address. (one entry)
3.  Subscribe to my blog via email.  Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.

4.  Follow Artfully Urban on twitter (HERE).  Leave me a comment telling me you follow Artfully Urban on Twitter and provide me with your email address.

5.  Follow me on twitter @VanessaIaquinta and tweet this giveaway! Make sure you tag me and Artfully Urban and leave a comment (with your email) telling me you tweeted this giveaway! You can tweet EVERYDAY and it will count as a new entry EVERYDAY!!!  DO IT!

6.  "Like" Artfully Urban on Facebook (HERE).  Leave me a comment telling me you "like" Artfully Urban on FB and provide me with your email address.

7.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag me andArtfully Urban (Friend me HERE). Leave a comment letting my know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.

8.  Go to Artfully Urban and tell me what you would choose if you won;  Leave me a comment telling me what you would choose if you win and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
9.  Go to Artfully Urban Etsy store and "heart" your favorite item AND her store.  Leave me a comment telling me item you heart and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

10.  BUY something from Artfully Urban. Leave me a comment telling me you made a purchase and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries--this means, if you purchase something, you must leave me 5 separate comments in order to earn your 5 entries.)

This giveaway will end June 7th at 11:59pm

117 comments:

April Cheung said...

I follow you through GFC

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Mary Alice said...

Following you through GFC as meemoe


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Mary Alice said...

Subscribed to blog via email & confirmed

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Mary Alice said...

Following you on Twitter as
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Mary Alice said...

Liked you on FB

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Mary Alice said...

I would love to have the woven sparkle & leather batwing top.

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Mary Alice said...

I 'hearted' the store and my favorite item: the long cashmere cream cardigan.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

GFC MRS.MOMMYYATGMAIL

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Follow you on GFC.

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Follow Artfully Urban on twitter: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/72996750461386752

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=125913724154395&id=100001444401394

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I like this: http://www.artfullyurban.com/#!__dresses/page-16

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Heart the shop and this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73324690/hottt-high-waist-lace-pants-sm

Name: SweepstakeLover

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mverno said...

i follow as mverno via gfc
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Julie said...

I follow via google
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Julie said...

I subscribe via email
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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect as Amber
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Anonymous said...

I like Artfully Urban on Facebook -my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Anonymous said...

I heart the Vintage Jungle Safari wild animal tie front crop top in artfullyurban's Etsy shop - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Anonymous said...

If I win, I would love to get the Vintage Laurence Kazar sequin party top
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Jel said...

im already following your blog via GFC as Jel :)

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Jel said...

Followed Artfully Urban on twitter as @mynameisjel

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Jel said...

already following you on twitter as @mynameisjel

tweet: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/73091501709737985

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Jel said...

FB post here: http://www.facebook.com/adaytoforget/posts/207109529328015

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Jel said...

im an FB fan of Artfully Urban
FB Name: Jung Rae Woo

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Jel said...

etsy shop added to faves
etsy name: xanjelix

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Jel said...

hearted this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/63343573/reserved-for-cute-puffy-sleeves

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Jel said...

if i win, ill purchase this =)
Thunder and Lightening Tie-Dye pullover


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Jel said...

also im a subscriber via email :)

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PAIGE said...

I follow on GFC. elysesw
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Michelle said...

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Michelle said...

Following you and tweeted http://twitter.com/blackbearpie/status/73262806618734592

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Jel said...

daily tweet:
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Angela said...

I follow via GFC
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collifornia said...

i follow via GFC; collifornia
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collifornia said...

i follow artfully urban on twitter; @collifornia
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collifornia said...

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@nola727 said...

Thanks for the review and the chance to win. I follow you as

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@nola727 said...

3. Subscribe to my blog via email. Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.


I did!

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@nola727 said...

4. Follow Artfully Urban on twitter (HERE). Leave me a comment telling me you follow Artfully Urban on Twitter and provide me with your email address.

I do as @nola727

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@nola727 said...

9. Go to Artfully Urban Etsy store and "heart" your favorite item AND her store. Leave me a comment telling me item you heart and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

I hearted her store and my fave item!


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@nola727 said...

6. "Like" Artfully Urban on Facebook (HERE). Leave me a comment telling me you "like" Artfully Urban on FB and provide me with your email address.

I do as norleans louisiana


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Erin said...

I followed you via gfc (erin) My email is in my profile

Erin said...

I would buy the 100% Cashmere cream cardi if I won!

Lara Haney said...

I follow you on Google Friends and through email!

doroffee said...

I follow you via gfc.

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doroffee said...

I follow Artfully Urban via twitter as doroffee.

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doroffee said...

I follow Artfully Urban via fb as Dorottya Zsófia Bacsi.

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Celeste said...

yes! I follow via GFC

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jan said...

i follow via GFC.

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rachael_nicole06 said...

I'm a follower!

Laura said...

I'm following you through GFC. Cute clothes!

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Kaitlyn said...

Following through GFC!! Wow, fab clothes... :)

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mafiaprincess said...

I follow

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mafiaprincess said...

i LIKE Artfully Urban on fb

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mafiaprincess said...

I might the fluffy secretary blouse!

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Jill Nelson said...

google connect

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Jill Nelson said...

subscribe.

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Jill Nelson said...

liked on FB

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Jill Nelson said...

posted on FB

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Jill Nelson said...

I would choose the Hippie 70s crotchet see-through top. Of course, I'd wear something underneath :)

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sweetsue said...

I follow you on GFC.
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sweetsue said...

I would get the tan baby doll dress-so cute!
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msrodeobrat said...

follow you on gfc as msrodeobrat
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Ar-Ar Malalis said...

Followed you via GFC
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Ar-Ar Malalis said...

Already subscribed to your blog via email
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Ar-Ar Malalis said...

followed you on twitter
@crazzyanne

Ar-Ar Malalis said...

Liked Artfully Urban on Facebook
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Ar-Ar Malalis said...

Visited Artfully Urban at Etsy store,hearted her store and hearted the Sweet princess Vintage Victorian style bouclé jacket XS

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ferriz said...

gfc: ferriz

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ferriz said...

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ferriz said...

i would go with the Multi-color printed maxi skirt!

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Claire said...

I am a follower.

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Claire said...

I would choose the Vintage Pink Kitten Heels.

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Laura said...

I follow on GFC.
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Laura said...

I like the Pearlfect bracelet.
Thank you,
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Hotsnotty2 said...

Following via GFC, thanks!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Email Subscriber, thanks!

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AEKZ2 said...

GFC follower

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AEKZ2 said...

Email subscriber

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AEKZ2 said...

Like Artfully Urban on Facebook (Annette E [a_estell@hotmail.com])

Brittney said...

gfc followr (brittney p)
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Brittney said...

liked them on fb (brittney p)
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April said...

following on GFC

EmmaPeel said...

GFC follower

Sam said...

GFC follower

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Sam said...

I like the floral button up maxi skirt

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Chisum Crew said...

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Chisum Crew said...

I like the Vintage red three quarter sleeve button up XS/S/M. trinitygsd at yahoo do tocm

tina reynolds said...

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susansmoaks said...

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Diane52 said...

I follow and love the vintage party top.
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kolpin said...

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kolpin said...

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wstilwell said...

I follow.

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wstilwell said...

I just hit "like"

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Erica said...

follwing via gfc
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Erica said...

following them on twitter
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Erica said...

like them on fb
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Erica said...

I would definetly get the Vintage Laurence Kazar sequin party top.

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Danielle V. said...

I follow you through google friend connect! :)

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Danielle V. said...

I "like" Artfully Urban on Facebook! :)

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Erica said...

I hearted the Sweet princess Vintage Victorian style bouclé jacket XS on their etsy page.
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Danielle V. said...

I love the Tan Babydoll Dress at Artfully Urban!

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Danielle V. said...

I added the Revamped vintage grunge granny quilt pattern mini dress XS/S on Etsy to my favorites!

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Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.
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Gianna said...

I'm an email subscriber.

Gianna said...

The vintage calvin klein high waist denim skirt.

Gianna said...

I hearted my fav item and artfullyurban, user name gkran.

Rajee said...

gfc follower

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Rajee said...

Liked you on FB

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