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Monday, February 11, 2013

10 Things Worth The Splurge And A Giveaway



I was reading The Rich Life (on a budget) and I thought this was a great topic about "10 Things Worth The Splurge".  So, I thought I would also put a little contest together.  You can enter below through Rafflecopter.  I hope it works!  There is the choice to get up to three entries, one for posting in the comments, and two for posting "10 Things Worth The VINTAGE Splurge" on your blog and referencing back to the contest.


Here are my  "10 Vintage Things Worth The VINTAGE Splurge."


1.  Adrienne talks about a fantastic coat.  I'd have to agree with her and say a good quality coat is worth the splurge.  Lilli Ann coats are beautiful, stylish, and well made.






2.   A Fashionable Black Dress. (More on this in a future post)





3.  Eisenberg Jewelry




4.  A Glorious Piece of Deco Jewelry (still hunting the right piece)



5.  A New Look Dress (of course it doesn't have to be a Dior)






6.  A Well-Tailored Vintage Suit




7.   A Dramatic Hat (had to show two).  I know I've been showing this hat a lot lately but that is only because it's my favorite.











8.  The Right Vintage Designer Dress

I just had to use this opportunity at a sneak peak of a dress that I picked up.   Doesn't it just speak vintage 40's glamour?  It's an Eisenberg Original.  Can I say how much I adore this designer and dress?  When I tried this dress on, I felt transported.  This is a total "film noir" type of dress. I can't even describe how much I love this dress.





9.  An Authentic Pearl Necklace





10.  A Vintage Photo Shoot





I'd like to add one honorary subject....vintage fashion magazines.  These are certainly worth the splurge. 




So, this leads me to the question "What are your 10 vintage worth the splurge items?"


And what is the giveaway you've all been waiting for?

THE GIVEAWAY


1.  Schiaparelli Shocking Perfume...as it was, completely vintage and unopened.  Now you can smell like one of these 50's glamour queens.
2.  The earring sets are all clip on.  You get three pairs, one with a matching necklace.  One pair is Judy Lee "Moon Glow".  If this means anything?

3.  Lastly, pearl beaded matching gloves with a beaded black bag!  I do think you might need to switch out the gloves at a later date and maybe use the cuff on a new pair of black gloves.  This is what I was thinking of doing when I got this set but then I thought why not give it away to a new owner who will also get more use out of it.   

4.  A surprise I'll add later in the giveaway.







Now, what must you do?

1.  First put a comment below mentioning some of your items worth splurging on.

2.  If you'd like two additional entries, create your own blog post listing ten vintage items worth the splurge AND reference back to this blog giveaway.  Also, please add this to the comments so I know you did this.


I will ship internationally, so all can enter.   In order to win, YOU must contact me within three days of the winning announcement.  Winner will be announced next Wednesday.



I am trying Rafflecopter for the first time so I sure hope it all works out!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

32 comments:

  1. Honestly to me ANYTHING is worth splurging on! Especially a good quality winter coat.

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  2. Sweet Joanna, I positively adore this post and the items you selected. You have such sophisticated, beautiful tastes in fashions and are a true expert on spotting and knowing when to invest in a piece that will serve you well for ages to come.

    For me, some pieces that would appear on my top ten list would be an excellent vintage winter coat, a great 40s day and/or swing dress, one or more show-stopping vintage hats, a few pairs of really lovely gloves, a wear-it-anywhere classic skirt suit, and a stellar vintage LBD.

    Thank you very much for holding this generous, wonderful giveaway, dear lady.

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. I wish I could afford a few Lilli Ann pieces! I will definitely keep my eye out for the right piece. I think the perfect pair of 1940's platforms are definitely worth the splurge, but they are so hard to find!

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  4. I splurge on a very unique pair of vintage shoes, because even if you gain weight you can still wear your fabulous shoes!

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  5. I totally agree with the little black dress! It's a major staple whether you dress vintage or not. Every woman, and I mean every single woman, should hunt down that perfect LBD for themselves. I had one and sadly I got it a size smaller thinking I could get into it. First mistake, won't do that again!! Cut always trumps the number on the tag!!

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  6. I love this post!! For me, it's: Arris Allen Wedges, Mac Lipstick, an amazing hat, handmade soap, novelty print dresses, What Katie Did peach satin bullet bra and great quality tea!

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  7. Yay! Love this! You had a wonderful list of "worth the splurge". I would say, splurging on a fantastic dress would be worth it! And maybe unworn vintage shoes in a size that actually fits. Oh, that would be sooo worth it to me!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  8. LOVE this post!!!! It really gave me something to think about. I totally agree with the coat slurge. I have not done it yet. I have instead been going with a vintage looking coat but I will definitely make the splurge next year. I think I would add a Alfred Shaheen dress.I've been wanting one forever!!!

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  9. Great responses ladies. I love hearing your splurge items. It's easy to get addicted to vintage styles:))

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  10. Wow, there are so many items one could splurge on. I suppose for me it would be a Ceil Chapman or Alfred Shaheen dress (of which I have one of the latter), good shoes, and a good compact.

    HRF

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  11. On my "worth the splurge" list there is a pair of silk stockings, a really pretty hat, a good waist-training corset - and a lot more :)
    I also posted a "10 things worth the splurge" post on my blog, you can find it here http://crazyvintagelady.blogspot.com/2013/02/10-things-worth-splurge.html

    xoxo,
    Monika

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  12. My splurge items are embroidered dresses. I don't consider my mink coat to be a splurge because I will be wearing it for the next ten years. Same thing with pearls. I prefer the term 'wardrobe investment.' I suppose a splurge item would really be $8 pantyhose with back seams. If they get a run, I'm out $8! I just buy in bulk.

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  13. I totally missed this giveaway! Thanks for doing this Joanna!

    For me it would be a 40s winter coat, perfect foundation, a LBD, and I go with the perfume as well!

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  14. You are sooooooooooooooo glorious in every pic, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. anything from the 60s is worth splurging! i love vintage fashion

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  16. blogged here http://giveaways12367.blogspot.com/2013/02/splurge-worthy-items-and-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks for participating Jennifer. I'm also a big Beatles fan too:))

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  17. I was GOING to splurge on some great spectator-style ankle boots, but I can't find the ones I wanted anywhere... Someday, I'll buy a 40s or 50s formal gown, I think... most of your list is spot-on for me, too. I'm swooning over those hats!
    I put together my own list here: http://polkapolish.blogspot.com/2013/02/10-vintage-things-worth-splurge.html

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    1. Oh bugger. I accidentally pasted in someone else's blog post in the rafflecopter form because I had been reading the comments. But my real post link is above, obviously.
      Feeling dumb now...

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    2. You are funny Francis. Thank you so much for joining in this giveaway. I love every item on your splurge list. I think if we went shopping together we would wrestling for the same items .

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  18. Yay! It took a few days of working on it in bits and pieces, but I'm thrilled to have my list completed and blogged about this morning: http://www.chronicallyvintage.com/2013/02/ten-investment-worthy-vintage-wardrobe.html

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. So glad you made it in!! Fabulous post. I love that you found those great pictures to highlight your splurge items.

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  19. I just found your blog from reading on Jessica's (above comment) blog. Its great how you can find new blogs to read. I would love to spludge on one of those hollywood robes as mentioned in one of blog posts its on ebay for about 250 alot just for a robe.

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  20. The one thing I think one should splurge on, is that *perfect* dress. For me, that means one that can be taken throughout all seasons, and can be worn with many different accessories.

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  21. That's worth pondering, actually. I make much of my wardrobe myself, I have a tricky figure, I live in a country where vintage is still fairly cheap and I have learned to be patient and thrifty over the years, so I rarely pay large sums for vintage clothing.

    Vintage jewelry and accessories are investment pieces, though; I've splurged on a perfect pair of baroque pearl earrings, a nice vintage wristwatch, an ermine fur stole.

    I also splurge on fabrics, as a seamstress, and modern items of clothing and accessories in classic styles - recently a pair of soft, well-fitting black leather opera gloves, for instance, which will complement my wardrobe beautifully, but vintage pairs are near impossible to find in wearable condition.

    And, finally, I splurge on great fit. Vintage items that really fit me like a glove, work with my style and within my favourite time frame (1935-1955) are nearly always splurge-worthy, whatever they happen to be, because I don't come across that all too often.

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  22. I love this post, and what a giveaway!! I think a good vintage coat, and shoes are worth the spurge. Even if the shoes are brand new but in a good vintage style, they go a long way in adding to the look of a particular decade.
    -Emily

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  23. I love to splurge ob two things.... coats and foods. Coats because they will stay with you forever, and a well manufactured coat is probably the most gorgeous fashion item to cherish.... And foods, dinners... with my darling husband. Just because good food is such a treat, and spending that joy with the one you love the most is just heavenly (L)

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  24. I've posted on my blog as well. http://vintagevisions27.blogspot.com/2013/02/10-vintage-items-worth-splurge.html
    -Emily

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  25. I would say hats (I have an addiction to vintage hats lol!) shoes, staple make up - eyeliner and red lipstick. For a splurge Remix Vintage Shoes! I've found the perfect skincare for me, after years of having problems I would splurge on Avene :)


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  26. If I was to splurge on some items I would have to say my dream would be to have a new look Dior dress. It would be a major once in a lifetime thing but its a dream I may one day achieve haha. I would also have a good coat and I would get some lovely 40s shoes. Gosh I would have a whole outfit right there haha.
    Thanks for doing such a lovely giveaway

    Ana
    X

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  27. Splurge items would be a killer evening dress (a Poirot-worthy one). I'm unlikely to find a 1930s one in my size but I could have a reproduction one made!

    P x

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