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Giveaway: for the vintage lover!




Hi ladies! I have a lovely giveaway from my favorite online vintage retailer - El Vintage! I've ordered here in the past...see here. The owner, Emily, could not be sweeter and she always has loads of great inventory to satisfy your vintage itch.

Here's a helpful tip:
  • if something doesn't fit you, and this is common, don't shy away from a piece you love. Simply take it to your local tailor and...
    • hack off that hem
    • cut off the arms
    • cinch in the waist
    • create a new bust line
Voila! It's worth it...you'll have a totally unique look that fits your body which is the most important element in any thrifting find.

Emily bequeathed me with this lovely little number and I was a smitten kitten. You can see the original hem to the left of the first image...and my desired length to the right of that image. I styled this dress the way I'd wear it for a Friday lunch meeting or a girlie weekend brunch. You can also make it winter-ready by throwing on some wool tights and riding boots complete with a cream turtle neck underneath.

Since neutrals are all the rage this season...throw in a pop of color. Maybe a coral statement necklace? A canary clutch? Red heels?

Tell me how you'd style it! A random winner will be chosen to win this vintage gem next Monday, 2/20/12.
Here's what I'll need from you:
  • a comment on how you'd style this piece and where you'd wear it
  • a visit and to El Vintage's Facebook page
  • a visit and a comment to El Vintage's style blog
  • visit El Vintage's Etsy store
  • you must be a follower of 101 things
  • tweets earn extra credit. El Vintage's handle & mine
Good luck! Check back on Monday!