8.03.2010

Melted creativity and the Rough Roses giveaway

Photos by Hannah
Dress: Saver's $7
Shoes: Thrift $6
Samsonite Bag: Flea Market $4
Wallet: Rough Roses Giveaway Item!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday! I swear between the blog, twitter, and facebook I felt like the most special person alive. What a feeling! I can't thank you guys enough.

These are the only photos Hannah and I managed to walk away with yesterday. We had been planning to shoot a video at this motel for a few a weeks now, and what a bummer it was to walk away without doing so. I mean, we were so prepared! I had all kinds of props ready to set up around the place, and Hannah came ready with a big icy tub full of water bottles strapped in her backseat. I'd say within 20 minutes we had changed our minds about the film. Every creative bone in my body was handicapped by the heat. We both felt like we had been hit by a Mack truck, and it was pure torture trying to get these photos! I was such a whiny/grumpy baby.

My outfit wasn't supposed to look this sleazy, I actually had a pretty peach shirt underneath the jumper, but as soon as we stepped out of our air conditioned cars and into the sun, I decided to take it off. I guess if it were any other day I would've just skipped the photos and made up for them today, but I had a really excited giveaway to tell you about!

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Up for grabs today is that gorgeous leather wallet from Rough Roses. It's made from ultra fine Italian leather with the most functional pockets/sections I've ever seen in one wallet! It was really hard to get a photo of it, but the inside is also lined with the prettiest rosebud printed fabric too. The wallet is valued at $65, and to win all you have to do is tell me your favorite item from the Rough Roses website. And to fulfill my own curiosity, tell me why you love it. If you want an extra entry just become a fan of the Rough Roses Facebook page (be sure to leave that in a separate comment). The contest will run for two weeks!

Congratulation to ChaChii. You are the winner of the To Be Determined giveaway!!!

35 comments:

An Adorable Cliché said...

oooh happy birthday for yesterday! :) I love that second photo, annoying about the heat. I never feel very creative when it's hot either

xx

www.anadorablecliche.blogspot.com

Cecilia said...

Love the dress and the bangs!


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Alicia said...

Happy belated birthday! I loved looking at all the different outfit posts, especially since I hadn't seen many of the older ones.

The wallet is GORGEOUS. Definitely throwing my hat in the ring for this one. Their handbags are all really beautiful, too! It's difficult to pick a favorite, but I think I like the jewel twisted handle satchel the best (in either color). I really like the shape and the hardware, plus my outfits are pretty girly so this would be the perfect thing to toughen them up a bit without looking like a biker and still maintaining a vintage vibe. The leather sectional elastic wait belt is pretty great, too!

Eli said...

even if the video didnt flesh out, love these photos! happy belated bday!

Sara Lynn said...

Lovely dress Starr! I love your pictures, you always look amazing :) Happy Belated!!

A*Mae said...

Happy Belated Birthday <3
My favorite Rough Roses item is the Riley Croosbody Flap Bag. Its cute and small. Exactly the style I've been looking for. :)

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Melissa said...

I love the FRANCESCA SHOULDER BAG because it's the perfect color and size. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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Sara said...

I love the Jewel Wristlet with custom lock. I am a sucker for a splash of hardware on a beautiful piece. Also there's nothing sleazy about the pictures- you look lovely!

Little Ocean Annie said...

I really like the Riley Hobo because: the blue color is so pretty, the outer pocket looks like a fanny pack, and I think the word "hobo" is funny.

You make sleazy look good! :)

Shelby said...

my fav is the Francesca shoulder bag. it is so perfect! i love the dress in this post, so perfect for the heat!

Amber said...

Ooh so cute! Love the big buckle/closure. I like the Riley Shoulder Bag! Thanks so much.

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

Oops! Forgot to say WHY I like it, the Riley Shoulder bag is cute, versatile, and I like the style.

I'm also a fan of Rough Roses on Facebook now (Amber H)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Ashlee said...

happy belated birthday!

i envy you and your sweltering heat.
but i guess when i really think about it, maybe i don't. my hometown is currently in the 100s, and i remember all too well what it feels like to step outside and barely be able to breathe.

April said...

I love the Crossbody Canteen bag. The shape looks really interesting, though I don't know how functional it would be.

April said...

I also 'liked' Rough Roses on FB.

kate said...

I like the Jewel Folding Crossbody bag because it's small, cute and practical...Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Krystal said...

SUCH a cute wallet

Em said...

I like the jewel flip lock satchel mostly because of the shape but I also like the details and construction.

Gracie said...

I love this so much! You look stunning, especially in the first photo, it looks so nice and warm!

Rosie said...

Did you do something different to your hair? It looks fantastic!

Betsy said...

My favorite is the Jewel Twisted Handle Satchel because it is elegant but practical. Plus I like the attention to detail with the twisted handle.

Betsy said...

Oh and I "liked" the page.

Belle said...

Oh, oh, oh! I love the Francesca Overnight bag, I would adore it in emerald for my trip to North Carolina. It would look so lovely when I store it in the carry-on compartment on the plane.
Thank you!
www.purplepinafore.blogspot.com

Belle said...

Oh and I forgot to say how much I love the first "action" shot of you! I'm inspired to move around more in my blog photos.
THx!

Courtney said...

My favorite item from Rough Roses has to be the Jewel Crossbody Canteen Bag!!
(http://www.roughroses.com/Jewel-Crossbody-Canteen-Bag.html)

I love this bag the most because I'm currently obsessed with crossbody purses. I love the look and how easy they are to carry around compared to other types of handbags. I could use this bag everyday. I also love the metal detailing, studs, and lock. I think this bag is edgy and unique...I like it!!! =D

Michal said...

I really like this belt: http://www.roughroses.com/WAIST-BELT-WITH-PYRAMID-STUDS.html

it would add an edge to some of my more feminine dresses :)

thanks for the giveaway!

~michal
michalbenik@gmail.com

bestie said...

I LOVE the jewel crossbody canteen bag -- it's so unique! Plus the hardware is awesome. <3

bestie said...

I am already a fan on Facebook (:

Justice Pirate said...

well you are a very special lady, so your birthday should be celebrated specially well!

hehe. aww I would have liked to have seen that shirt under it but it is still a pretty dress! you look like you had such a fun time!!

I have facebook again. . I had deleted mine for a while. I need to check your fanpage out.

carolina said...

so adorable! love the dress!

your blog is lovely:)

M said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite from the store would have to be the Jewel Folding Cross Body Handbag because I travel a lot and this cute little purse looks perfect for my passport, tickets, etc. I love things that are functional as well as pretty!

- t h a m i a - said...

I love the Jewel Flip Lock Satchel as it is simple but very chic with black leather and a bit of gold touch.

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nancy : The Sway Report said...

What a cool website. I liked the Jewel Hobo with large front pocket! It caught my eye because it's a good mix of free-flowin' hoboness and structured bowler bag! Well... I love the giveaway wallet, so I hope I win.

How funny -- that floral romper is almost identical to the one in my Etsy shop! It looks so cute on you! If it doesn't sell, I'm totally keeping it. ;)

xo
nancy
palomavintage@gmail.com
palomavintage.etsy.com