Monday, November 2, 2009

Feeling Savvy and Glamarous

I'm kind of in love with this Tolani scarf...

And have to admit it was love at first sight when I first saw it over at Savvy Mode when the savvy and stylish Savvy Girl (SG) and the lovely people at Chickdowntown were hosting a giveaway to win it. SG picked it for its Missoni-esque print, which is actually what it reminded me of too. Figuring it was too amazing to win, I was hesitant to enter but I couldn't pass it up. It's not often givewaways are open to us Canadians and I was enamored with this scarf. How incredibly excited was I to learn I had won?!? Thank you so much SG and Chickdowntown!!! I love it!!!



This is what awaited me when I came home Thursday night. Eek!!! It was like Christmas came early. Packaging is everything and well, that just hyped me up even more. I wanted to tear it open a la Tasmanian Devil but constrained myself and took a picture first. I ripped through gently unwrapped the tissue paper, and squealed like pig smiled like a kid that had just been given a second helping of ice cream knowing full well they didn't finish their dinner. Not that I pulled any strings to win this - only that I don't win giveways (HA, I can't say that anymore) so I felt a little guilty. Aside from the beautiful print, this scarf is soft, warm and perfect to nuzzle in on a chilly or windy day. Yet at the same time it's lightweight enough to wear in the Spring or on a chilly Summer night. And the best part, I knew exactly what I would wear it with first. SG had asked entrants to describe how they would wear it. I immediately envisioned one of my black leather motorcycle jackets, my eggplant maxi dress and tan boots. But make no mistake, I will be wearing it with everything.


Scarf - All Mine Tolani, Leather Moto Jacket - Ralph Lauren, 
Eggplant Maxi - Romeo & Juliet Couture, Boots - Seychelles
I've had this jacket for 8 years. I bought it the year I got my first FT job at an Ad Agency. Where I was paid with Monopoly money less than what minimum wage is now and splurged one day after work. People look at me like I'm lying whenever I tell them it's 8 years old when they ask, "Um, can you please tell me where you got your jacket?" But I'm all for sharing where to get the goods.
And this dress, since getting it in March, I've worn it twice a month every month. I figure I'll keep it up till the snow makes it impossible to do so.

Also, just before our trip to Arizona, this came in the mail. The lovely Nubia at Nubia's Nonesense hosted a giveaway. Little did I know that her idea of a "giveaway" meant she would give this super cute zipper headband away to every single person who entered. Yup, believe it. She works freelance for gla.Mar.ous and together they gave away this fabulous sequined number. They sell a number of amazing headpieces, buy yours here. Thank you, Nubia and gla.Mar.ous!!!

If you don't hate me already that's not enough, I also won a fabulous giveaway at I Know, Right? It's a lovely necklace Jennifer made herself and I am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I'll be sure to devote a post to it because there are a multitude of reasons why I'm so happy I won it. Thank you, Jen!

Needless to say, I feel incredibly lucky and undeserving of all the goodies that came my way. Almost as blessed as I feel to have met some truly amazing people since starting my blog in June. Thank you to all my readers and followers ~ thank you, friends :)
Hope you all have a savvy, glamorous and lucky week ahead!
xx Ela
P.S. Giveway coming very soon...stay tuned!

50 comments:

  1. HILARIOUS post :) lol!! I'm so happy you won this beautiful scarf...also so happy you won the necklace Jennifer made :) very much looking forward to the recap of the necklace upon its arrival ;)

    hope you had a great weekend!

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  2. Love the scarf! Looks gorgeous love XOXO

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  3. Girl, I'm really loving your jacket! I'm sure it wasn't £0.99-ridiculous, but I'm incredibly envious. And Wow to all your wins, you must be a lucky ducky xoxo

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  4. aww ela you deserve those giveaways more than anyone i know:) im happy you did! i won a necklace on a cup of jo and it made my whole weekend, so i can imagine all of your lovely presents making your week! xoxo so much:)

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  5. Such beautiful stuff, lucky you!!!

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  6. hey ela! you're looking very chic as always! love the first outfit. makes me want to go get me some maxi dresses as i don't have any!!! and congratulations on the prizes!
    i was lucky last week as well. would you believe i won $1000 gift card at derek lam? i attended his trunk show and dropped my name to join the raffle. and i won!!!! can't believe it! im still stoked a few days after. hehe.
    hope you had a fabulous halloween weekend!

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  7. Hey lucky girl maybe I should have you come buy me a lottery ticket. I could use some of your luck! :)

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  8. I won that scarf too! I love how you rocked it.
    : ) I drool over that headband every time I see it. I should prob just buy it already. Ah ha

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  9. Lucky U! Great scarf! Missoni-esque!

    X♥X♥

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  10. That scarf is gorgeous...lucky! And I do love that jacket. some of my favorite pieces are years old.

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  11. I have the same scarf and the same headband. But I have to admit, Ela, they both look waaay better on you. ;) And I'm not just saying that! I seriously look ridiculous in headbands because I have a small head and I am the worst person when it comes to wrapping scarves around. Lol! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and will have an even more fantastic week!!!

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  12. well you are just on a winning streak, arentcha! luck you miss ela.

    love the scarf. it's so you...the warm colors...the fabulous print. pretty sure it had your name on it even before your name was chosen, just sayin...

    i see why you had to get all tasmanian devil on it ;)

    happy monday lovah!

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  13. oh my g-d, you're so right, that gross photo! her stomach is definitely concave {or convex, depending on how you look at it!}

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  14. Whoa! You're such a winner! But then, I knew that already.

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  15. Congrats on your 2 wins!! Love that scarf :)

    Hope you had a nice Halloween!!

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  16. you look so stylish and fabulous. now i want to buy that scarf too. : ) xo

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  17. Oh, what a lucky girl! Looks like Christmas came early to you this year. ;) Just to warm you up for more prezzies later. :)))
    The scarf look gorgeous on you!!!
    x

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  18. your scarf is fabulous, and you look SMASHING in it!!!

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  19. savvy and glamours, what a perfect combo :)
    you look beautiful hun, as always!!
    yay for the wins you lucky duck! ;)

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  20. i love the hair piece and the leathe jacket too cool

    XX
    Vi from Cali

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  21. You are so lucky! I NEVER win giveaways. Thank you for your kind note. And you are gorgeous!

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  22. Lucky! The scarf is gorgeous and you pull it off well, as with everthing else :)

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  23. i love the scarf! it looks gorgeous!
    and lol, i can totally identify, i also get extremely overexcited when opening packages ^^

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  24. that's a cute headband! And I want a leather jacket like that awwww I've been looking everywhere. Hope you had a great halloween weekend!

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  25. Hi,I totally love the style and the colors, very avant-garde.

    @ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

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  26. WAHAHAHA! you're so lucky girl! winning 3 fab. items! wait and maybe you'll be my last jewelry winner hahaha... that would be really funny right!
    congrats on winning! I'm happy for you!

    loves

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  27. Congrats for winning all these giveaways! Yeah, no way can you complain about never winning now ;-) Love the scarf and the headband. I'm the same with my leather jacket... I got it with one of my first paychecks (and I'm in the ad agency biz as well) and I thought it was such a splurge to spend that much on something, but I've been wearing it almost non-stop for 5 years. Hope you have a lovely week ahead!

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  28. I love getting beautifully wrapped packages in the mail! It's like Christmas all the time! Heeheehee. The scarf looks awesome, thanks for your kind words!

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  29. That leather jacket is gorgeous you look stunning! and that headband is wonderful!
    xoxo

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  30. you haven't plucked it already?! i think i did. i mean it was a really long time ago. i think i plucked it and then stared at it in awe. hahaha. i dunno...

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  31. Ela! I have missed you! We chatted about you a lot this weekend, wishing you were there with us. Hope you had a nice halloween!

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  32. what fabulous loot!!! both look gorgeous on you!

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  33. Yay for goodies, you look so pretty in that scarf! Hope you had a fun weekend!

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  34. Love the scarf, Ela! I have that fab headband too! I love it! Giveaways are definitely a huge perk of blogging :)

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  35. Oh my goodness, Ela... You are TOO much!!! :) Congrats on all the giveaways! SO jealous! Rub some of your luck off on me!!! :) Love your outfit as always!!!


    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  36. You're so pretty! I love the colours of the scalf and your black outfit. I love the boots too :-) PRETTY

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  37. Hi Ela!! Oh my golly, it must be your LUCKY, LUCKY week! You just won my giveaway too!! =) And maybe you can just keep it as our little secret if you dont' want everyone here to really hate you now!! Haha, kidding! ;)

    Congrats on these fab winnings. I think I've seen Jessica Alba & Vanessa Minillo wear that same pattern in a different color! It's very nice on you.

    The zipper headband is so cute on you too! I wish I knew about that giveaway from Nubia! =(

    Can't wait to send you the the mag & scarf!

    Grace

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  38. I love giveaways! I'd like to host 1 around xmas

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  39. Hello!!! I hate how insane my life is right now (boo to school) because it is keeping me away from your amazing blog!! How are you my dear?? And this scarf, I can see why you are in love. It is amazing. But I am pretty confident you could drape a twine rope around your neck, and wear a potato sack with rubber boots and look like a million dollars... sigh. You're such a beautiful little lucky lady :)
    I am working on a 30 page (ugh) paper and a test this week so I might not be commenting much... BUT, do not fear, I will be back :)

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  40. HEY!! What a pleasant surprise to see you posted the gla.MAR.ous giveaway =)

    Lucky you missy winning all these cool gifts you look gorgeous with the scarf!!

    xoxo Hope you had a great weekend

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  41. You are a winner winner chicken dinner!!!
    ugh. Sorry. I am SO TIRED. Today kicked my ass.

    BUT BUT BUT I love the scarf! I want it. lol.

    I miss you darling!!!!

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  42. stop hogging all the giveaway prizes ela, seriously.

    hahaha! no no, YOU, lady, totally deserve to win all these and more. you are one amazing lady, and i truly mean it! :)

    and that 8 year old jacket is pretty darn HOTTTT.

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  43. geeez are you lucky or what?!! what! actually, i cant complain bc ive recently had some goodies sent to me by bloggers too. how awesome are some of the girls who blog? seriously.

    in love with that headband. and missoni esq scarf. maybe not worn together. but then, why the hell not?

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  44. Hello, Ela!

    Congratulations! You're really are one lucky girl! They say when it rains, it pours. ;)

    Love the scarf, the cutesy head band and the RL moto jacket.Your outfit looks elegant and at the same time edgy. :)

    Have a nice day ahead!

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  45. I enjoyed reading your post as usual, It always brings a smile to my face! Lovely scarf

    xxx

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  46. Ooo you lucky lady!!! Though I have to say, Ela, it could be one quarter amazing luck and three quarters amazing personality ;)
    I loooooove how you paired the scarf with a long eggplant dress- I want it!!! And I bow to your motorcycle fore-sight! I think I was wearing a J.Crew jean jacket eight years ago (sooo not the same thing). Glad your week is starting off so well! Woohooo!!!

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  47. Wow, aren't you a lucky girl! Both the scarf and headband looks gorgeous on you:)

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Hmm...let's make that an I.O.U ;)

xx Ela