Saturday, April 17, 2010

Une Very Stylish Fille *Giveaway* - CLOSED

Sharon:  How do I look?
Eli:  Very Good.  I must say, I'm amazed!
Sharon:  I am a very stylish girl. :)

I found this dress last weekend during our impromptu thrifting adventure.  It seems to have been a "sample dress" by a sample maker named Martha.  The tag says it was made on 12/08/09 for a Summer 2010 line.  I wonder if I'll ever run into Martha.  Maybe she'll recognize the dress she made.

And the best thing about this dress, besides the fact that I scored it for a mere $5, is that it's really two dresses in one.  I can sport it either forward and backward.  I like it better backwards. 
Which way do you like it?
{dress - Thrift, 1st pair of shoes - Dollhouse, 2nd pair - Jeffrey Campbell}
(forward)                                                                   (backward)

...and for answering that simple question, ONE lucky winner will win this set of four Audrey Hepburn glass coasters.  Every Stylish Girl needs to have a set of stylish coasters to place her drink on.

Rules are simple...
1. Name & Email Address.
2. Tell me if you like the dress worn forward or backward.
3. Be a follower of my blog and recieve ONE extra entry. 
4. Blog about this giveaway and recieve ONE extra entry.  (Leave a separate comment if you've done this.)
**Yep, that's right you can have up to three entries!

Giveaway ends on Monday, 4/19 (11:59pm, HST) and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.
Open to everyone.  Good Luck!

Love, S
*Listening to Dimitri From Paris - Une Very Stylish Fille*


Leah said...

I love it both ways on you S. That was a great buy!

I am a follower. xoxo


bowsnhearts said...

I like it both ways!

The first style is more elegant but the 2nd style is good for casual nights out!

bowsnhearts said...

Oh, forgot to add that I am a new follower...I love looking at your cute dresses and outfits!

Diane said...

i like it both ways...but i think the deep V neck is my favorite.
of course i'm a follower! :)

p.s. give pooma a big hug for me!

Mrs. Julius said...

OMG, Breakfast at Tiffany's! We're throwing a bridal shower for one of my bestfriends and that's the theme we're doing!

Ok, i personally like the first look. The second look reminds me too much of a nighty.

You know i'm a follower!


Meghan said...

I love the dress backwards!

Such cute coasters!

Meghan said...

I am also a proud follower!

PinkBow said...

what a great buy, i like both ways but i guess forward if i have to pick :) great giveaway too.

Cupcakes are fashion ! said...

I deffinately prefer backwards :)


Anonymous said...

I lovee it forward.Lovely shoes with that as well.Those 4 coasters are simply so cute.Id love to win them.

Anonymous said...

Oh I have been a follower as well.

tam pham said...


BACKWARDS! Love the V-neckline on you!

follower :-)!

OMG- I need these coasters in my life as you can tell from my blog header- I'm obsessed with AH! If I don't win, you're going to have to be my friend and tell me where you got these coasters so that I can get them for myself!

Hope you and the hubs are having a great weekend!


Lucia said...

Sharon! That dress is amazing! I love all the treasures you can find while thrifting lol :) I love the dress forward...It looks GREAT in you!!

besos and have a great weekend!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I also like it both ways! I think they serve different purposes. Frontwards is more elegant and sophisticated and backwards is more casual. I can imagine the frontwards with some colorful pumps for a night out. And backwards with a jean jacket and some flats for a weekend shopping day! jajaja, well that was a longer comment than I should have written. Well anyway, both ways look great!

Marie McGrath
lagringa_009 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Jessica said...

i do love it both ways on different and cute! i'm a follower and i love these coasters! <3

Lisa said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower, of course!

That dress is kind of awesome, and I like it both ways, but think it looks a little best worn forward with the ruching detail.


The Owl's Closet said...

yes, u are very stylish indeed!:) gosh, i can't decide which way i like it better coz they look great both ways! love these coasters, S! great giveaway! of course, i'm a follower:)

cArLa said...

oh i love it backwards... i love the v-neckline... audrey is such a classic beauty, just like you! happy sunday!

Blair said...

It looks nice both ways, but I prefer forward a tad more :)

*please don't include this entry as I'm not joining your giveaway*

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Wow, what a great find! I think it looks amazing both ways, but the backwards way is really cute.

Thanks for your sweet comment about the Project, and to answer your question, I do plan on doing a huge collage in the next couple of days :)

Anonymous said...

I really like the dress forward. Love those coasters!! And you know I'm a follower :)


Unravelled Threads

Anonymous said...

Love it both, but think I prefer the first pic a little more. Follow your blog, of course :)


MsHark said...

Pretty dress, I really like it both ways but think I like the first a little better!

cute coasters!!


Amoree said...

I like it 'backwards' the v looks amazing!! And loove those shoes you have on with it!!!

I feel like the 'forwards' way would be better in the day time and the 'backwards' way would be better in the evening!!!

Amoree said...

& I follow & my e-mail address is

The Less Than Domestic Goddess said...


First of all, I love the dress. You look great! I personally like it both ways. If I had to choose, I'd say forward because I like the detail and the high neck.

Lovely giveaway! Audrey Hepburn is such an icon. I'm a follower of your blog, of course :) xo

S + Y said...

First of all, thanks for the sweet comment! :)
Second of all, WHAT A FIND!!! 5$ and two in one, and it totally looks like a designer dress... I have to say I prefer it worn backwards, but I may be a bit biased because I am drooling over your gladiator Jeff Campbell heels as I type. And may I just say what gorgeous hair you have!!! I cut mine super short last year and it's slowly growing back... you make me want to have long hair again!!!!

PS: YOU LIVE IN HAWAII!!!!!!!!!!! That is the coolest thing ever. Seriously. My grandpa studied at Uni of Hawaii when he was young and he said he just loved it there.

PPS: I'm a follower as of.... NOW :P


Marie said...


...and everything girly under the sun!

Anonymous said...

I love the "forward" photo of the dress! Great look. Thanks so much for stopping by Inspired Design! Your dog is adorable~what a fun blog!! ~Debby (I will be following)!

Susie said...

I like it backwards but I think that the shoes add to it too :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh Coool thanks for letting me know about this giveaway!! I think the forward look is great but woa you can totally pull it off both ways.

My name is Melanie & my email is! =)

emily viveur said...

genius dress! i love it both ways, if you didn't say it was backwards i would've never known.


Rena said...

I'm a new follower! (*Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me!)


I like the dress worn forward more!

<33 Rena

Rena said...

I've also linked your giveaway on my sidebar here:

<33 Rena

Dina's Days said...

I say forward! Cute!

Dina's Days said...

And I'm a follower.

Stephanie said...

Stephanie,, and I am following =]
Personally I like both ways a lot, it just depends on where you're going. Worn backwards, it's a more casual look, and it's beautiful. But I also really like it forwards for a more dressy look and a nice night out. Great catch for $5!

Starr Crow said...

oh man... $5!?? that's 2.50 per side. :) i like the dress backward with the dollhouse shoes!

Melanie M said...

Wow, you look FANTASTIC! I love the dress backwards.


issa said...

oh i ADORE it backwards!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

the dress is presh both ways... but to pick one i'd go with forward. i love that neckline. gorgeous!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Deep V, definitely! Also, those shoes rock! Gorgeous, what a find!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Also, I'm a new follower! Cheers!

Jess said...

You are so creative for thinking of wearing the dress backward! Love it!

A.Co said...

Great dress Sharon! Wow! $5 bucks? What a score!

It's funny because I'd normally choose the backward version, but I think the forward version really suits you well!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

A.Co said...

And of course, as you know, I'm a follower. :)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Kimberellie said...

I like it backwards. Looks so chic and ladylike you could say it looks "audreyesque"!

And here I am a follower now. Not just for the extra entry (though I am obsessed with Audrey!) but hey, your blog is fantastic!!!

Also, I may blog about this. I will let you know if I do. Because I am obsessed with Audrey so I may. But at the same time, that would probably mean more people would enter, and then I would be less likely to win. And I am greedy, so I may not. ;-)


Fashion Therapist said...

I like the dress forward. What a fantastic find!

Sher said...

Hmm, it's hard to choose! Maybe more backwards:)

Of course I'm a follower too!!


Sandy a la Mode said...


WOW! I need to go thrifting with you! You always find the best stuff! That's SOO neat that the dress can be worn two ways... I wish everything could be like that, LOL! Hmmm.. maybe I should make clothes that can always be worn forward and backwards and sell them on etsy, tee hee! Ok I digressed... I love both ways but I think I like backwards more!

Alely L. said...

both ways look adorable but if i had to choose i would probably go with forward. you definitely scored big time girl! 5 bucks? i don't think i've come across a find like that yet!
yes, i did enjoy my sunday. it's now over and tomorrow is the start of a new week. hope your sunday is going loveLee!

julianne. said...

thank you for all of the sweet words!
i am now a follower too, and like you, not just for the gieaway!
i lovelovelovelove thatdress either way, but i think especially the first//front way. it looks seriously amazingg on you. i am inlove!
you goottta love audrey, how cute our giveaways match!

xoxo. julianne.

Ashleigh said...

What an awesome find!! Love the dress forward ;)

fashionaddict2008 at hotmail dot com

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hi! I came across your blog from another's when I saw your comment and that you signed off with Love and Aloha :o) I always sign off with Blessings & Aloha!

It is so neat to find another from Hawaii...actually, all my hubby's family are from Hawaii...he is 4th generation born Portuguese from the Big Island. I am catching up on some blog reading, but will be back again :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
(what a great purchase! I do like it forward, but you look great with it both ways.)

Jozen said...

hi friend!
i like it both ways, but since you want one answer, i would have to say forward!!


follower OF COURSE!

Graham I. Haynes said...

Tough call. I say you look equally cute in both pics :^)

Jessica said...

I think it looks fantastic both ways! I know, I know, I'm no help. But if I had to choose, I'd personally wear it backward - only because I think it'd look fab with a statement necklace!

And I should be ashamed of myself - I thought I was already a follower, but I wasn't! I fixed that though! :-)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Hmmm... it's cool both ways but i think i prefer it forward.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Thu Hien Nguyen said...

Cute dresses!

kirstyb said...

loving them both x

DiamondsandTulle said...

Ooh! I love that dress and what a steal! I like it both ways, but backwards looks more comfy and casual, and forwards looks a little dressier!

xx Vivian @

P.S. Sorry I've been so delayed in replying to you! I'll post my lengthier reply in the post on Pooma below...

DiamondsandTulle said...

And OF COURSE I'm a follower ;)

xx Vivian @

Maeko @ thereafterish. said...

The V neck is the best look. Definitely. I love it. It elongates your neck and lengthens your body, which makes you look slim and sleek and svelte the way you truly are! It's also sexier.

I am a follower of this blog under my Blogger profile Maeko. But I blog here: "thereafterish.".

Name: Mae Lu AKA Maeko
em: maeko_ish{at}yahoo{dot}com

And check out my blog, so you can ensure that I blogged about it. That should be 3.

The Zhush said...

Aloha love! If I HAD to choose I would say forward, but really it looks great both ways...great find!

Kristy said...

I hope I'm not too late to enter this fabulous giveaway! I need Audrey in my life! :D

1. Name: Kristy, Email: kristania(at)monochromachic(dot)com
2. On you, I like the dress worn forward. It exudes sex appeal even though the front part is covered. Subtle sexiness is the best :) Also, I think it looks like a goddess dress when it's worn forward. or is it just me?? :p
3. Of course I'm a follower :)
4. Uh oh, I think I'm too late to do this :(

Cafe Fashionista said...

Name: Erika - Cafe Fashionista


I like the dress worn backwards. The v-neck really elongates your neck and makes you look taller.

Fabulous giveaway, my love! You know I'm a follower!! :)

Maeko @ thereafterish. said...

OK, I haven't blogged about it, yet, but I will be this afternoon after work.

Missy said...

ohhh fab dress sweetie! i like it backwards x

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Valerie said...

I love it both ways but I think I love it most worn forward. Great dress!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous, darling!
Love it backward!


Anonymous said...

loving these photos
so cute
loving your blog, keep it going
and thanks for sharing, so wonderful!


Taj Acosta said...

Both ways! If I absolutely had to choose though I would say the 1st way ;)
I'm a follower! xoxo

Allie said...

Love it backward. Makes you look longer and taller; as all v-necks to :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Love it the second way. So edgy and sexy. Love those caged sandals!

Michelle said...

I prefer it backwards! Please enter me i love audrey!

wallflower said...

I like it better backwards, mostly because it shows more neck area. One of my favourite qualities in clothes.

wallflower said...

Also a new follower. :)

Maeko @ thereafterish. said...

Hey mama, here is the link to my post about it:

I am a follower under my blogger profile "maeko".

Taylor Sterling said...

Cute giveaway! I like the dress backwards!


I am following!

Jessica Jeanne Simon said...

i prefer the dress backwards!
but you look stunning as well with the dress forward!

im a follower!
*finger crossed*

Annie said...

I like the dress forwards! I just became a follower. Love the great find!!


Teri said...

I like the dress worn backwards!

Teri said...

And I'm a new follower on bloglovin'.

Erica Leigh said...

hi sharon!

thank you so much for entering my giveaway & for posting it on your blog! i'm going to count it as an extra couple of entries actually. :D

i'm so happy to visit your blog! i'm a huge audrey hepburn fan and i like your style.

i prefer the dress worn forward, but backwards looks great too.

Erica Leigh said...

and you just earned a follower! ^_^