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Personal shopper GIVEAWAY

personal shopper giveaway

I’ve been so busy with this little blog (and life in general) that it completely passed me by that I passed the 250 post mark a little while ago. But now that I’ve noticed, I’m doing a giveaway to celebrate!

It’s a bit special in that I don’t know what I’m giving away yet – that depends entirely on who wins. Basically, the prize is for a parcel of thrifted goodies tailored to the style, size and preferences of the winner – I’ll be your personal shopper! It’s a great excuse for me to rummage through the charity shops without acquiring anything for myself, while also giving something back to my lovely readers.

To enter, here’s what you need to do:

* Leave a comment, telling me a little bit you’d like to be included in the parcel if you won.

* You get an extra entry if you are a follower of this blog, just leave a separate comment telling me how you follow.

* You get another extra entry if you post about this on your blog/twitter. The little logo for the giveaway is dowloadable and bloggable via here, if you’d like to include it in your post. Again, please leave a separate comment with the link, so I don’t miss anyone.

The winner will be chosen by random number on Thursday 13 November 2009. I’ll contact whoever it is by email to get your size and ideas, so please make sure that I have a way of contacting you.

I’m so excited, this is going to be great!

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  • madam0wl, a.k.a Sandra 2 November 2009, 5:22 pm

    This is a cute idea for a giveaway.

    Count this as my first entry. Let's see, what to include if I were to win? I suppose I'd have you look in the same spots I look when thrifting: dresses (for fun/vintage ones), sweaters/cardigans (ditto), shoes/boots (ditto), and lately I've been looking for funky black or grey, knit tops or t-shirts, for fun layering elements.

  • madam0wl, a.k.a Sandra 2 November 2009, 5:24 pm

    Oh and I follow your blog, via Blogger "follow" feature and I've got it in my Google Reader RSS feeds. Thanks.

  • Sal 2 November 2009, 5:32 pm

    Woo hoo! I'd totally love to win this giveaway. With your eye for color, I'd ask for lots of funky patterned stuff in bold brights.

  • Sal 2 November 2009, 5:32 pm

    And I follow you using Google Reader!

  • Nicola 2 November 2009, 7:11 pm

    Oh, this sounds fun! If I won it would be nice to get a nice winter-y skirt as I'm currently obsessed with them for some reason… I follow your blog on blogspot and also have it bookmarked on my web browser, among other blogs.

  • hillary 2 November 2009, 8:05 pm

    what a fun idea! Especially since we got NADA thrift stores in my town. (expensive consignment yes, thrift? no)

    I have had you in my rss for months! Sorry it makes me lazy in the actual clicking through! I will be better I am trying! 🙂

  • hillary 2 November 2009, 8:06 pm

    oh forgot the "if i win part"

    I'd want colorful vintage feel things. I think you know my style well actually (miss matilda)

  • eednic 2 November 2009, 8:35 pm

    oh wow what an awesome giveway! i do follow you already (through blogger.com). gosh, if I won, i'd love almost anything that is vintage and cream-colored. i have a tendency to buy vintage cream-colored blouses. something about them looks so rich and chic.

  • The Small Fabric Of My Life 2 November 2009, 9:44 pm

    I would love to win the giveaway and one of those knitted colourful hats would be perfect.

  • softspoken 2 November 2009, 10:17 pm

    pretty vintage secretary blouses with bow tie necks! and vintage dresses of any pretty sort! and oversized cardis that are long enough to wear with leggings.

    such a cute giveaway idea!

  • softspoken 2 November 2009, 10:17 pm

    and i follow you via google reader 🙂

  • Lorena Cupcake 3 November 2009, 1:46 am

    Ooh, nice! We have the same, Crayola/Lego inspired palette so I am sure you'd pick out awesome things for me. I like stripes and scarves, little kid's clothing, goofy accessories, and I NEVER WEAR PANTS.

    Oh, wait, I should probably amend that to "I never wear trousers"…I forget you're from the U.K.!

  • Lorena Cupcake 3 November 2009, 1:47 am

    And I follow your blog using Bloglines RSS reader, and I actually subscribe to your Flickr stream as well since that's how I originally found you.

  • Diana 3 November 2009, 7:23 am

    love this!
    i'm commenting 🙂

  • Diana 3 November 2009, 7:23 am

    i'm a follower via RSS! <3

  • Biba 3 November 2009, 9:06 pm

    Yay, I'd love to win your parcel! I'd love to have anything you'd find interesting because I love your style! And another one of your corsages wouldn't go amis… (I already purchased one from your Etsy shop and I wear it A LOT!). I absolutely adore accessories – brooches, bracelets etc. etc. etc.

  • Biba 3 November 2009, 9:08 pm

    I follow you via Google Reader (I think – am I right?) and I have you on my blog following list! I follow your blog regularly and I love it. Your blog was the inspiration for me to start writing my own!

  • Biba 3 November 2009, 9:22 pm

    I've done a post about your give-away on my blog! This is the link to the page (I hope it actually works, I never know how to do it properly!):
    http://angelsandblossoms.blogspot.com/2009/11/happy-bloggiversary-to-orangesandapples.html

  • Eyeliah 3 November 2009, 9:52 pm

    Great giveaways, personally I would love LOVE something hand knitted more than anything. 🙂 Thrifted items are always cool too, I think you know what I like anyway. Congrats on the landmark!

  • Eyeliah 3 November 2009, 9:53 pm

    I tweeted /eyeliah

  • Eyeliah 3 November 2009, 9:53 pm

    and I follow. 🙂

  • JP 4 November 2009, 1:32 am

    What I honestly need? More feminine, lacy things. Whether it's a lacy headband or something equally as girly, that's the change I need in my wardrobe.

    Love,
    JP
    http://denimdebutante.com

  • Veronica Darling... 4 November 2009, 3:27 am

    Hey sweetheart, I just blogged your giveaway! If you see some vintage patterns (50s or 60s) then that's my style sorted xoxo

  • Kat 4 November 2009, 4:54 am

    What a great idea for a giveaway. I am a big fan of the 50's. I wear a lot of dresses. I look funny in really high necklines. I love most colours but purple, pink, yellow and black are my favs.

  • Darla: Retro Ways 4 November 2009, 2:48 pm

    First off I had to tell you that this is the most creative and awesome giveaway ever.

    My style is very classy and simple with a bit of deadly vixen thrown in. I love timeless basic staples like solid skirts and blouses. My favorite eras would be the 1940's through early 1960's, I also love finding new and 80's pieces that have an older feel. I have a soft spot in my heart for wiggle skirts and wiggle dresses plus anything shiny or sparkly.

    ♥ Darla

  • Darla: Retro Ways 4 November 2009, 2:53 pm

    Also I am happy to now be a follower I found your lovely blog from Veronicas. ♥

  • pineapplemint 4 November 2009, 5:39 pm

    what a nifty idea for a giveaway! i don't really need anything – i would just be excited to get a surprise package! i always love seeing what other people pick out.

    i just started following you today (via bloglines). lovely blog you have!

  • elle s'ennuie 6 November 2009, 9:50 am

    Happy 250th! 😀
    Lovely idea for a giveaway, who -doesn't- love sweet surprise packages? 🙂

    As for me, there have been two types of clothing I've been looking for recently.
    The first is soft knits (jumpers or cardigans) – in highstreet stores, affordable knits tend to be unpleasant to the touch and soft ones too expensive (for me!), whereas the ones I've come across in thrift stores have all been in really bad condition.
    The other thing I've also been looking for is a cream-coloured blouse, either with lacy Victorian collars or flowy, silky and airy.

  • Intrinsically Florrie 6 November 2009, 5:39 pm

    That really is the nicest idea for a giveaway ever! 🙂
    Such a lovely, personal gift for the winner, and I imagine fun for you to put together.

    Well (incase I am so very lucky as to win) I like florals. =D Deffinitely a girly dress girl, I like the 40s and 50s, tea dresses and full skirts. 🙂

    Florrie xx

  • Intrinsically Florrie 7 November 2009, 5:39 pm

    I end up on your lovely blog so often anyway, I've become a follower. 🙂

  • Abigail 7 November 2009, 7:46 pm

    Fun giveaway! i would actually gift this to my sister…she's a feather, like 80 lbs and super tiny…so she fits into anything and loves anything with a vintage feel…dresses…purses…belts you name it! thanks for the chance 🙂
    peters.ab0124(At)gmail.com

  • Abigail 7 November 2009, 7:47 pm

    i follow your blog publicly.

    peters.ab0124(At)gmail.com

  • Abigail 7 November 2009, 7:48 pm

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/AMPaway/status/5513430495

    peters.ab0124(At)gmail.com

  • Lisa 8 November 2009, 6:24 am

    The main thing I would like included if I won the thrifted goodies is one story or more on the vintage goodness I'll inherit. Of course I have more requests of what I'd like the package to contain, but the backstory is what I think would really matter.
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

  • ana b. 8 November 2009, 7:52 am

    OH OH! Thank goodness I managed to find this giveaway, just in time.

    As my personal shopper, you'd have to try your hardest to score me a gorgeous floral dress (of course!), a cute wee knick knack, and 70s retro style painting, and some gorgeous bits of lace and ribbons. Not everything of course – that'd be the parcel of my dreams. One would be enough 😀 Crossing my fingers.

  • Pixie Dust 8 November 2009, 2:24 pm

    Great idea :)) I am all into bohemian clothes, glam retro, faux fur (LOVE) and I just love dresses over anything. Floral prints, the "little black dress"… clean cuts. Loads of pearl necklaces, sort of like Coco Chanel style :))

  • Pixie Dust 8 November 2009, 2:24 pm

    And again :)) I follow your blog publicly via the Google Follower, or whatever it is called :))

  • Confessions of a Fashion Editor (Amy) 8 November 2009, 8:06 pm

    Wow, this is an amazing idea for a give-away!

    So, if I won… hmm. I think I'd ask for dresses or skirts, to make me more confident in my dress sense, because I seem to spend half my life in t-shirts and jeans, despite being a fashion blogger. I love looking at stuff like that, but have never had the confidence to wear it, and I'd love a kick-start like that!

  • Confessions of a Fashion Editor (Amy) 8 November 2009, 8:07 pm

    Also, tweeted about it on Lipstick Royalty magazines's twitter (I'm their fashion editor) – http://twitter.com/LipstickRoyalty/status/5539395162

  • Confessions of a Fashion Editor (Amy) 8 November 2009, 8:08 pm

    And… I follow you on Bloglovin'!

  • Jules 9 November 2009, 12:39 am

    I'd love some solid color cardi's to be included! I also love vintage band tees!

  • Jules 9 November 2009, 12:39 am

    I'm a follower of your blog via Google Reader!

  • A 9 November 2009, 7:29 pm

    Gosh I would love to win this prize because we have noooo thrift shops of note where I live, and as I am a little more curvy in size most of the goodies I see on Etsy would never fit. I would love a vintage dress or two that I could actually wear because it would actually fit!!

  • A 9 November 2009, 7:29 pm

    And I follow with Google Reader.

  • Serena 10 November 2009, 3:08 am

    awesome giveaway! seriously one of the best prizes ever 🙂 I would want scarves(the soft, non itchy kind), unique necklaces/bracelets, and pretty flowy tops/dresses/tunics.

  • charly 11 November 2009, 12:43 am

    found your etsy shop (and subsequent blog) awhile back while i was searching for some new knitting inspiration and since then have been avidly following thanks to my bookmark toolbar!!

    this is a very exciting contest, and i wouldn't even know what to ask for specifically though a fall-appropriate surprise would be great. my dream piece right now would be, some vintage grey/black baroque shoes as i have had such trouble finding quality thrift here.

    my email is charly@essvee.ca

  • Eternal*Voyageur @ Venusian*Glow 11 November 2009, 12:24 pm

    I'd love to get a cap+scarf+gloves set in jewel tones or white, jewellery with peacock feathers or turquoise, reusable lunch totes or sandwich wraps, colourful boots that are without heels but are not heavy but feminine, handwarmers… Generally I go for eveyrthing that's a bit exotic, jewel-toned and anything eco !

    the_eternal_voyageur at rediffmail dot com

  • laura 11 November 2009, 5:49 pm

    oh my, that sounds wonderful!
    as you know, i love colors, skirts, dresses, shirts and funny accessories.
    (:

    laura at tagtraeumerin dot de

  • laura 11 November 2009, 5:51 pm

    i hope this counts… (;
    i don't use google reader or something like that, but you're a)on my flickr friendslist and b)in my blogroll and i visit all blogs in my blogroll daily. (;

  • Clare 12 November 2009, 12:11 am

    I love this idea for a giveaway! I pretty much love any and all presents, so you'd be able to do no wrong if I won. Seriously, bring on the presents.

  • Clare 12 November 2009, 12:12 am

    And I follow you through Google Reader.

    clarebld at yahoo dot com

  • adora 12 November 2009, 6:19 pm

    Wow! This sounds like a great giveaway! I love thrift shopping. I love weird/unusual jewelry, scarves (sadly I'm allergic to wool which makes it hard to shop), sweet vintage dress and skirts, and odd, funny t-shirts.
    I'm posting a blog at my myspace.
    http://www.myspace.com/evilplunderbunny

    starpainter83 at yahoo.com