Thursday, June 30, 2011

Get Ready for Summer with Bluefly!

With Summer in full swing (except here in Vancouver where the sun has mostly been a no show) my fingers are itching to discover and add great pieces to my closet. I would love to update my closet and give it a total makeover and get rid of all my winter clothes. When I'm looking for a great source of designer clothing and accessories one of my favorite places to shop is at Bluefly



They have an amazing selection of items from countless of the hottest and trendiest designers including: Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Alice and Olivia, Chanel and so much more! They also offer great discounts so you can get your favorite designer looks for less!


Bluefly has so many amazing products such as clothing shoes and accessories. They feature the most amazing designers that are highly coveted! They offer both products for men and women and have a great selection. The best thing is that they offer great discounts off retail pricing on all of their items!


I am loving the clothing that bcbg is putting out this season. Full of great colour and style, there is an understated elegance reflected in each piece. And I also love that many of the pieces can be worn on a casual date and then later worn at a fancy occasion once you throw on some amazing accessories. Bluefly is currently having a huge sale on many of their bcbg dresses!

I am a huge sucker for shoes and you need to have the best shoes for summer because that is when you can really show them off! Bluefly also offers an amazing selection of bcbg shoes

They also have a great $7.95 shipping rate which is great since shipping can be quite expensive!


Thanks to Bluefly I know that my closet will be stuffed with amazing flirty dresses and amazing accessories. Bluefly will get me ready for Summer!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mid-Week Pick Me Up

Everyday is awesome because you never know what the day will bring! Hope you are all hanging in there! Thankfully it's a long weekend coming up in honor of Canada Day! And I know for my lovely reader in the States Fourth of July is just around the corner!

I'm planning on (maybe) going camping which is scary for a city girl like me since I haven't exactly camped before. My idea of camping and roughing it would be observing the wilderness in the comfort of a hotel room. So cross your fingers that I make it!

Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Weekly Giveaway Roundup-Submit Your Giveaways!

Hi everyone!

I know some of you have taken advantage of my "Submit your Giveaway" option that allowed for me to compile a list of giveaways that were occurring on other blogs but ever since my blog makeover that section has disappeared! Anyways I'm going to try something new in that every week I will have a post where you can link up your giveaways for everyone to enter!

Link your giveaways below! Just make sure to include the prize, and the date that the giveaway ends! Easy Peasy! Also for reference if you want to see other giveaways the posts will be listed under "Giveaway Roundup"

I will also still be posting giveaways and I will be glad to post your giveaway up for you if you send me an email to nicolemarielum @gmail.com or contact me through my contact page on the left =)

Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway

If you are looking for a great selection of lovely vintage inspired women's dresses then you do not have to look further than Shabby Apple.


Shabby Apple provides fashionable clothes that are great because of just how flexible they are. It is often hard to find office appropriate clothing that can also be fashionable enough to be worn outside of the office. I often find that dresses that are fashionable are not appropriate for the office and I often need to layer a camisole under it or wear it with a cardigan. But Shabby Apple's dresses are perfect in that there is no need to fuss over exposing too much skin.

No matter how many sizing charts there are, I am always uncertain when first purchasing clothes from an online-only retailer. Thankfully, Shabby Apple makes returns and exchanges free and easy so that you can ensure that the dress you buy is the proper fit and that it looks good.


Although Shabby Apple specializes in women's dresses, they also have a great selection of the cutest little girl's dresses. And on top of the sophisticated dresses they also offer amazing aprons, swimwear, maternity items and even great fun accessories that would look perfect paired with a Shabby Apple dress.

Shabby Apple has been featured in numerous magazines that love their sophisticated classic style including: Marie Claire, People, Glamour, Teen Vogue and more!


Coupon Code



If you love Shabby Apple dresses then I have a great coupon code that is exclusive to The Giveaway Diva Readers to take off 10% off any item on Shabby Apple's website. All you have to do is add the coupon code: thegiveawaydiva10off

The Giveaway:



One very lucky winner will win the amazing Moon River Dress courtesy of Shabby Apple! This amazing dress will turn heads at any cocktail party but at the same time be office friendly.


The Moon River Dress is a sultry silver frock with stunning details. Carefully constructed from stretch sateen, the beautiful dress has a high, wide boat neckline with a fitted bodice and cute cap sleeves. The slightly tapered skirt descends from a bouquet of flouncy ruffles at the low waist and goes up to the knee. This dress is perfect for more dressier occasions and that is why I picked it!

The dress is valued at $92! Sorry but this giveaway is only open to residents of the United States! This giveaway will end on July 26th

How To Enter:

There are three ways in which you can enter: Fill out the form below, click here to fill out the form, or enter through the comment section. Also if you want to add more entries but have already filled out the form you can just add the extra entries that you did in the comment section so that you won't have to fill out the form again.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Petitor Jewelry Giveaway


If you are looking for great peices that will become classics in your jewelry wardrobe you should definetly check out Petitor for jewlery that is not only beautiful but super affordable as well.



Courtney is the lovely designer behind Petitor and she values quality above all else. She wants to make sure that the pieces that she creates can be worn every single day, and so long lasting beauty if very important to her.


She makes her jewelry using only the best material including top quality metals and I love her usage of vibrant colour gems, pearls and crystals. She really has a great eye for seeing what colour combinations work well together and gives a nice contrast.


She has a wide range of jewelry that is available and includes great necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Also if you have something in mind you can easily contact her to create a unique one of a kind design because she is super sweet and nice to work with!



I still can't get over how inexpensive everything in her shop is! Nothing is priced at over $30 which is such a great deal considering the fact that she values quality!

My Review:

I was so lucky to be sent a couple of amazing items from Courtney and Petitor ! She sent me a total of three amazing items and they are amazing pieces that can be worn everyday! All of the pieces were sent to me in amazing boxes that had the most cutest pink ribbon tied on it! Perfect for easy gift giving!


The first thing I was sent was the PinkApple Necklace, which is a great necklace that I have worn many times already because it's so easy and versatile. It is made up of a juicy hot pink chalcedony stone with a tiny chrysoprase bead and a sterling silver leaf. It really does look like a juicy apple ripe for eating. I also love that it hangs from a dotted satellite Sterling silver chain. It's so pretty and I can't believe that it's only $25!


The second item that was sent to me for review was the beautiful Bubble Necklace! This necklace is not shy at all, it's bold and demands attention! It is a much longer necklace at 30 inches but can be made longer up to 35 inches. This is an amazing faceted aqua glass briolette that is attated to a great gold plated bubble connector that is basically a larit that can easily be adjusted. I love the fac that this necklace has such great detail and looks good dressed up and down. This is such a steal at only $24!

Finally I was sent a great pair of delicate earrings, the lovely Botany Earrings was the exact same pair that she was giving away in celebration of her 100th sale. These are delicate leaves that dangle on shiny silver hoops. And they are only $18!

The Giveaway:

If you love Petitor as much as I do you will be happy to hear that one very lucky reader will win the lovely PinkApple Necklace courtesy of the lovely Courtney and Petitor!

This giveaway is open to everyone no matter where you may live and will end on July 24th!

How to Enter:

There are three ways in which you can enter: Fill out the form below, click here to fill out the form, or enter through the comment section. Also if you want to add more entries but have already filled out the form you can just add the extra entries that you did in the comment section so that you won't have to fill out the form again.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Winner for the Mother's Day Prize Package

For the huge Mother's Day Giveaway that was valued at $265 the winner never contacted me back!!! I'm going to have to draw a new winner!

There was a total of 957 entries

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

270 

Timestamp: 2011-06-22 22:28:53 UTC


The new winner is: Hofken! Congrats!

First Peek into Versace for H&M

The much hyped about collaboration between H&M and legendary fashion house Versace has generated tons of buzz and excitement. Not only will Versace be designing clothing for H&M but they will also be including items for the house as well. H&M has released some images in order to give fashion fiends a tiny morsel of what is about to come.





What are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to this pairing? I am loving what I am seeing so far!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Want Free Glasses?


Here is a great freebie from Clearly Contacts which is a glasses and contacts company based right here in Vancouver. On June 22nd starting at 9am (PST) sharp they are giving away 10,000 pairs of glasses! That's right you heard me 10,000!!! The glasses comes with lenses and there are hundreds of designer frames to choose from! The only thing you have to pay is shipping and handling and it's under $15 so this is an amazing deal!

You need a code of course which you can get by liking their page or you can get it right here! The code is
FREECANADA622. Not sure if you need to put it all in caps so try around. But seriously glasses are expensive! Wouldn't it be nice to have free ones???

Sadly I think this offer is only offered to residents of Canada but check their facebook page!