A Wedding Dress Post

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Royal Wedding is tomorrow! So here's a wedding dress post to commemorate that event. :) Will you be watching it? (I won't be able to since it starts at 3 am where I'm from and I have school)

And which dress do you like best? :)

Have a nice weekend!

Winner of SunshineJewls Giveaway!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Congratulations to... //drumrolls// Crystal! I will send you an email soon so watch out for it!

If you haven't won but would still love to own a lovely item from SunshineJewls, you can get 25% off your purchase if you enter WALLFLOWER25 at the checkout! Be quick and pounce at this offer soon, last day for the coupon is April 30th, 2011!

Prom Heels

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hey it's Vian :). I just want to firstly thank everybody who made our first giveaway successful and to all of our new followers. We weren't expecting so many people to participate in our little blog. So thanks again.

So yesterday I went on a trip to the mall and managed to snag myself a pair of heels for my upcoming prom. They're from Sterling and cost $60 rounding up to $67 with tax. The brand is Vianni so it really does match up with my name pretty well which is a little awkward.

Giveaway: $20 store credit to SunshineJewls

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Oh my! The Wallflower Style's first ever giveaway! //happy dance// Here today is Lindsay! She is a talented Canadian (represent!) artist who has created some pretty amazing jewellery that any girl would love to wear. Her Etsy shop is SunshineJewls and her regular online shop with the same name Sunshine Jewls are filled with elegant pieces that reminds you of a white sanded beach and the bright clear blue ocean. Enjoy the quick interview and scroll down for our giveaway!

Please tell us a little about yourself, Lindsay.

Hi! I'm Lindsay, I live and breathe the beautiful west coast with my two amazing little boys, my high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband and precious chocolate lab Bella :) When I'm not busy designing or creating, I'm usually chasing my kids, cooking, playing sports, reading, cooking or shopping!

What first got you started into crafting?

I have always been into crafts since the day I discovered my local "Michaels" store. Sketching and acrylic painting were my favorite. When I was 12, one of my friends gave me a vial of beads and taught me how to make a necklace, and my passion blossomed from there! I started selling at a local gift shop, and since have grown to sell my pieces in several shops on Vancouver Island, as well as online in my etsy shop!

Do you get any artist blocks? If so, how do you get out of them?

I play! I used to spend hours twiddling my thumbs staring at beads, twisting wire, trying to come up with something (especially during the hectic Christmas rush), but I have learned that there are times I need to put everything down, go play outside, walk on the beach, go for a hike, soak in my surroundings! When I am enjoying myself that is when I get the most inspired to be creative and design the best work.

What is your favourite piece that you have created?

I have two! My hand wrapped anchor necklaces are one of my favorites (as no two are ever the same). We spend a lot of time at the docks and on the water on my husband's boat and the anchor necklaces feel extra special to me. My other favorite is my bird's nest necklaces. Again, each one is slightly unique but as my husband is away several months of the year for work, and I'm home with my two boys, the bird's nest reminds me of the close bond the three of us share in our tightly woven nest :)

How would you describe your crafts in a sentence?

Modern, simple, everyday, nature-inspired designs.

A gift for the lovely readers of The Wallflower Style, you can buy from Lindsay's shop, SunshineJewls, for 25% off. The coupon code is WALLFLOWER25 (expires on April 30th, 2011). You should definitely seize this amazing deal because how can you stand not having a little piece of sunshine?? Plus, you will get extra entries for the giveaway. ;)

Giveaway Prize

$20 store credit to SunshineJewls

Mandatory Entry (separate comment for each action)

1. Become a public follower of The Wallflower Style through GFC then head over to SunshineJewls and comment here your favourite item (1 entry)

Additional Entries

2. Make a purchase at SunshineJewls. Proof is required. These are the following entries received depending on the price of your purchase(s):
$1 - $15 (5 entries)
$15 - $30 (10 entries)
$30+ (15 entries)

3. Heart SunshineJewls shop and comment here your Etsy username (1 entry)

4. Follow @sunshinejewls on Twitter and comment here your Twitter username (1 entry)

5. Tweet about this giveaway (1 entry)

6. Blog about this giveaway (2 entries)

Contest ends on April 20th, 2011. OPEN WORLDWIDE.

Little Red Dress

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Red Dress (thrifted)
Dark Brown Heels (thrifted)

Model : Cynthia Chu     Photographer : Me (Vian)

Etsy Product Review: Japanese Donation Earrings by KanzashiR

Saturday, April 2, 2011

This is my first product review ever! I have been reviewing novels on my other blog, Stop, Drop, and Read!, for the past three years and still am (it focuses on teen novels and Japanese translated graphic novels). I wanted to take a stab at product reviews because hey, I like to give my opinion on things and help spread the word for shops that I like.

As you may have seen on the blog, I have been listing different Etsy sellers who are donating part or all of their sale proceeds to help Japan. I decided to buy from Etsy for the first time these gorgeous donation earrings from the seller, KanazashiR, who usually sells lovely Japanese hair sticks:

Picture from the shop

The price was $13US, with a $2 shipping fee regardless of country. She donated $11.53US to the American Red Cross after she had subtracted the shipping fees, Etsy fees, and Paypal fees. She sent me the receipt right after!

When I first opened the package, I noticed that she wrapped it in an origami piece of paper where she has written her note to me. I found this very unique. When in turn came to the earrings, I was slightly disappointed that they are much smaller than pictured. Nonetheless, they are still very pretty.

Excuse my bad skin!

During the time when I tested the earrings out, I noticed how it immediately jazzed up the plain outfit I currently wore. I think these earrings are so lovely and they can be worn casually or formally.

I think these are totally worth buying because not only it is going towards a good cause, but it is something you cannot help but love!

I think I will be wearing these often!

Be Fashionable, Be Charitable Part 5

I am featuring Etsy sellers who are donating part or all of their sale proceeds to help Japan! Click the tags below to see the other posts. Click seller's name or image to be redirected.

Seller: MenaceCreations
Item(s): Origami Paper Crane Earrings and Origami Paper Crane Necklace
Helping by: Donating 50% of the proceeds of these items to Doctors Without Borders

Seller: shaireproductions
Item(s): Everything in the charity section of the shop
Helping by: Donating all proceeds to Red Cross or Mercy Corps

Seller: Moonspired
Item(s): 4x6 Senbazuru Postcards or 11x17 Poster
Helping by: Donating all proceeds to Japan Relief Effort

Seller: knobbly
Item(s): Selected items in shop
Helping by: Donating $25 from each donation item sale

Seller: ElizabethMD
Item(s): Silver Butterfly Heart Earrings
Helping by: Donating $2 for each sale of this item to Animal Rescue Japan

Seller: skyejuice
Item(s): Rising Sun bracelet
Helping by: Donating all proceeds of this item to Global Giving

Seller: BeadBlizz
Item(s): Everything in the shop
Helping by: Donating 30% of all proceeds to Global Giving til end of April