Monday, June 6, 2011

Murabelle GIVEAWAY!!!

Sophisticated, yet sweet-- headbands with floral embellishment are EVERYWHERE right now!  


Floral Hair Accessories:


Just as the hair styles this season promise to be feminine, so does the biggest trend in hair accessories – Floral theme, which represents the ultra feminine power. Whether the flowers are ornate arrangements or just plain simple wreaths – they are everywhere. The floral theme is very romantic and a must to try out in the season.

Who used the theme– Made popular on the runways by fashion classics Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs, who used big fabric flower corsages as a part of their ensemble. Designer Oscar De La Renta used minimalistic discreet floral bands as a part of the hair accessories on the run way.

Colors – Bold colors, sometimes matching with the ensemble and sometimes contrast. Marc’s entire collection was very colorful and very inspired by the swinging 70’s. His flower corsages reflected the 70’s theme every which way. Anna Sui collections have always been big on feminity and beauty – what best way to represent the two classics than flowers. Where Marc Jacob and Anna Sui chose to go bold with their flower accessories, Oscar chose to have simple, non fussy arrangements and even half a hair wreath as a hair band on his models.

Hair styles to wear on –this season promises to be big on loose curly hair trend. The flower corsages used on the runway were on either one side or both the sides of loose curly hair parted on the side or with a central parting. The corsages also make for a great adornment if the hair is gelled and tied into a neat top bun or bun at the nape as was cleverly proven by both Anna Sui and Oscar. Hair neatly arranged to form a band or half a wreath is a very fresh and summery look and can be practically worn on all hair styles – be it long or loose, or short and bob.

How to interpret the look – Chic is what you must be searching for when you want to look for the readymade fabric corsages. Opt for neutral colors such as whites, beiges and blacks as these can adorn any outfit that you are wearing. If you plan to match it to a particular outfit, do invest in a matching or tonal fabric corsage. For a special event, you could even have fresh flowers put up in a bun. Opt for exotic flowers such as fresh orchids or lilies to look different and feel special. For everyday use, choose hair bands with multi color flowers sitting pretty in a row or a large single colored flower mounted on a black band to quickly make over your plain outfit.

Where to wear the look – Elaborate floral corsages looks great at semi formal and formal chic events such as weddings, evening parties, sit down dinners and even casual pool side parties. Never wear this look to your office. The look is bohemian and looks best when worn to a casual or semi formal event. For a more every day look, invest in a floral hair band instead.

Hot tip – Silk, taffeta, satins and lace are the most popular fabric choices for making fabric corsages, as these can be easily molded and can retain the shape have a natural sheen as well. Most corsages also have real twigs, vines etc. to complete the look. These are expensive, but if stored and taken good care of, you could wear these to another special occasion too. You could also find corsages made with plastic. Choose corsages which resemble a true flower as artificial flower corsages may end up spoiling the look.

Source: glamcheck.com/fashion/2010/11/16/hair-accessories-trend-s-s-2011-floral-accessories/


  • New Flowers, Rosettes & Vintage Buttons on Lace Band-Great for Baby, Newborn, Toddlers, Girls, Teens
  • New Flowers, Rosettes & Vintage Buttons on Lace Band-Great for Baby, Newborn, Toddlers, Girls, Teens
  • Adult Flower Headband, simple and beautiful, You Choose Colors
  • Flower Pin, You Choose Color, handy to clip on hair or any clothing item
  • Flower Pin, You Choose Color, handy to clip on hair or any clothing item
  • Flower Pin, You Choose Color, handy to clip on any clothing item
  • Adult Flower Headband, simple and beautiful, You Choose Colors
  • Adult Flower Headband, simple and beautiful, You Choose Colors
  • Adult Flower Headband, simple and beautiful, You Choose Colors
  • Adult Flower Headband, simple and beautiful, You Choose Colors
  • Adult Flower Headband, simple and beautiful, You Choose Colors
  • Adult Vintage Flower Headband, simple and beautiful, You Choose Colors













I LOVE flower accessories!  Our newest sponsor, Murabelle, perfects the flower headband, and creates fashionable, versatile, BEAUTIFUL fabric flowers that are a PERFECT addition to any outfit!


Here is a little bit about Murabelle:


I could spend hours drooling over catalogs containing beautiful, delicate clothing. As a twenty something newly wed with a blue collar job I cannot afford the clothes I so greatly admire (Anthropologie comes to mind!). One day I was discussing this with an employer of mine and she said "I almost feel as though you could make half those clothes. They are just t-shirts with stuff [flowers, sequins, ruffles] sewn on them." And the idea was born! I spent hours playing with and manipulating fabric until I discovered simple ways to make it beautiful. Now instead of buying the $80 shirt, I buy the $4 shirt and pin on my creations. What started as something for me became my ultimate creative outlet. I still work my desk job, but when I come home I am a whirlwind of headbands and fabric! I am grateful to be able to provide the everyday woman with unique pins, clips, headbands and jewelry at an affordable price. Murabelle flowers can be pinned or clipped onto a top, necklace, shoes, belt or hair. And the "blossom bands" add a unique touch to ordinary hair! I take custom orders at no extra charge. Let me design for you!


Murabelle non profit. I decided I wanted to use the extra money for some type of ministry. I always wanted to sponsor a child so earlier this week I actually did it, and she's being supported off Murabelle! Her name is Diana and she is 9 and lives in Colombia. All proceeds from Murabelle go to support Diana! 


Any increase in sales will result in an increase of support of the needy (through feed the hungry, world vision or samaritan's purse, or the local food bank)!


Murabelle sent me a Blossom Band:



How to wear a Murabelle Blossom Band:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2eVoey2qRc




Basically you can wear it "hippie style" around the head, or wear it as you would a hard headband. Hold the flower in the place you want it on your head, then pull the band around. Don't fix it too much, it should look a little "undone!" 

THANK YOU to Murabelle for sponsoring our next giveaway!!! 

Murabelle would like to offer the winner of this giveaway winner's choice of a single flower headband or single flower pin/clip, in winner's color choice!







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 me on twitter @VanessaIaquinta and tweet this giveaway! Make sure you tag me 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!

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

6.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag me andMurabelle (Friend me HERE). Leave a comment letting me know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.
7.  Go to Murabelle's Etsy store and "heart" your favorite item AND her store.  Leave me a comment telling me which item you heart and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
8.  Go to Murabelle's Etsy store and browse through her items.  Leave me a comment telling me what you would choose if you won and provide me with your email address.

9.  Watch Murabelles HOW TO video; leave me a comment telling me at least one tips she gives and provide me with your email address.

10.  BUY something from Murabelle's. 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 16th at 11:59pm

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

I follow!
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Samantha said...

I'm a blog follower.
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Jill Nelson said...

I follow
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Jill Nelson said...

I subscribe :)
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Jill Nelson said...

I like on FB
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Jill Nelson said...

I tweeted...oops!

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Jill Nelson said...

I absolutely love the NOra black dress! I want it!!

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steveandbritt said...

i follow you!

Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc.

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Crystal said...

I follow you via GFC.

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marybelle said...

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Anonymous said...

I am a public GFC follower of your blog
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Anonymous said...

I subscribed via email
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Anonymous said...

I would choose the Adult Flower Hair Clip, vintage style, in a cream color

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I follow you via GFC
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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I hearted this item on her etsy shop:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/75486543/new-rosette-collar-necklace-beautiful?show_panel=true
(username: katfries)
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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

If I won I'd choose the flower clip in violet.

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forgot to mention in last comment that I also hearted her shop.

Shirley said...

I followed via Google Friend Connect~

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Shirley said...

subscribed through email~


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Jenna Lopez said...
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Jenna Lopez said...

I follow!
And Ive tweeted!!

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Danielle V. said...

I follow you through Friend Connect!

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Danielle V. said...

I "heart" the store on Etsy! And I "heart" the NEW Rosette collar necklace. So pretty!

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Danielle V. said...

If I won the giveaway I would love the Adult Flower Headband with a red flower! Precious!

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Danielle V. said...

I "like" them on Facebook!

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Chels said...

I follow your blog!

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Chels said...

I subscribed to this blog :)

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Chels said...

If I won, I'd definitely get one of the adult headbands with three flowers on it. The won you're wearing is fabulous!

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Chels said...

Watched the HOW TO video and I love the suggestions she gives for her clips! Put them on your shirt, bag, necklace--even a shoe!

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Lara said...

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gustosa giveaways said...

gustosa heart EW Rosette collar necklace, beautiful, eye catching, perfect for photography or everyday

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if I win I like the bright pink headband
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Darcy said...

I follow on gfc!

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Celeste said...

Yes! I follow via GFC

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Celeste said...

I would choose the "simple & beautiful" flower headband :)

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Katarzyna said...

GFC follower (Katarzyna)

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Katarzyna said...

subscribed via email

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Katarzyna said...

Following you on Twitter as @Kaziutka and tweeted:
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Katarzyna said...

"Like" Murabelle on Facebook as Kasia Gocka

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Katarzyna said...

Hearted her etsy shop and my favorite item:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/75486543/new-rosette-collar-necklace-beautiful

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Katarzyna said...

I'd choose this headband http://www.etsy.com/listing/74818112/adult-flower-headband-simple-and

in Vintage Floral

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Amanda said...

I am a new GFC follower. These headbands are amazing. I love flowers! amanda at midwesternmoms dot com

athompson said...

i follow with gfc
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Katarzyna said...

daily tweet
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Katarzyna said...

daily tweet
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Anonymous said...

liked your new fb page!
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Katarzyna said...

"Like" wearing my big girl pants on facebook (Kasia Gocka)

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Katarzyna said...

daily tweet
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April said...

following on GFC

susansmoaks said...

follower on gfc susansmoaks
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Diane52 said...

I follow via google
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A Helicopter Mom said...

I follow on GFC (Mickey Coutts)

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A Helicopter Mom said...

Subscribe via email (same email)

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A Helicopter Mom said...

Follow you on twitter @VanessaIaquinta and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/ahelicoptermom/status/81560379196571648

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A Helicopter Mom said...

"Like" Murabelle on Facebook (Mickey Coutts).

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A Helicopter Mom said...

Posted this giveaway on FB:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Helicopter-Mom/185172891503716#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=192646570787631&id=185172891503716

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A Helicopter Mom said...

Went to Murabelle's Etsy store and "hearted" the .Adult Flower Headband with Olive Green flower and hearted the site (tanglewood)

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A Helicopter Mom said...

Watched Murabelles HOW TO video and like the tips on where to wear in hair and also to clip onto a shoe.

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