Monday, August 15, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Simply Audrey

A couple weeks ago, I stumbled across the online boutique, Simply Audrey.  I was instantly impressed with the selection the shop had to offer.  Each piece lives up to the company's motto, "Savvy, Chic yet Simple".  And let me tell ya, affordable too.  I easily filled up a basket of goodies. :)  I've been emailing with the shop owner, Christy, and she is a gem.. the sweetest girl ever.  Let's get to know a little more about Christy, and Simply Audrey.


Tell us a little about yourself...
My name is Christy, I live in sunny California where we complain of cold when it hits 65 degrees and complain of heat when it hits 95 degrees. :) I am a wife to a wonderful husband and a mother to two little ones who just melt my heart. 6 year old girly girl Audrey and 2 year old full of energy Aaron. I love my family and I love God who gives me breath everyday.

What made you decide to start up "Simply Audrey"?
I worked in the fashion industry as a designer for almost 10 years before I decided to stay home when I got pregnant with my 2nd child. The morning sickness was HORRIBLE but that's another story I can go on and on about. I enjoyed being a stay at home with my 2 kids until my 2nd child turned two and was ready for preschool. I always wanted to have a little boutique of my own so that I can offer customers the a line of clothing that is savvy and chic especially for the working professionals. With two little ones at home, having a brick and mortar store was out of the question. So this online boutique was the perfect solution! After months of preparation and named after my lovable and a "fashionista in training" daughter Audrey, Simply Audrey was launched...

Have you always love fashion? How would you describe your style aesthetic?
I have ALWAYS loved and had passion for creating. I remember when I was really younger, going through my mom's closet and cutting up some of her clothes to either revamp it or make something for my dolls. Boy did I get in trouble for that... So after high school, going to FIDM and majoring in fashion design just seemed so natural. I loved every minute of being in school learning and creating and I couldn't wait until I finished to start working in the industry.

If I can describe my fashion style in one word, it would be "feminine." I am a very girly kind of girl and love dressing up. These days I am loving maxi skirts that make me feel so romantic and feminine, not to mention comfy and cool... Being a mom of two littles gives me a bit of restriction on what I can wear (especially shoes! I am petite but cannot think of wearing high heels or tall wedges as I am always chasing after my energetic younger one and am always afraid that I will one day just "eat it" chasing after him out in public. How embarrassing that would be? hahaha. I am secretly envious of you Sharon for being able to wear those lovely JC shoes!)

Do you have a style icon?
I DO have a style icon. Audrey Hepburn. I remember watching "Breakfast at Tiffany's" when I was a sophomore in high school and falling in love with her. I decided then that if I ever have a daughter, I would name her Audrey. Now everything ties in together right? I heart Audrey Hepburn = My heart for feminine pieces = Daughter named Audrey = Simply Audrey, my online boutique!

I hear you're a craft enthusiast, have you done any awesome DIY's lately?
My most recent DIY's is posted in my blog. It was so fun and therapeutic for me as I love crafting... My next one is the clutches that I love from you Sharon! As soon as you post your tutorial on it. ;)

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?
I would love to go back to Fiji island where we went for our honeymoon almost 10 years ago. I specifically remember sitting in the pool with my newly wedded husband and saying, "let's come back here in 10 years with our kids..." Back then it seemed like forever until 10 years would come by and we promised to do that, but hey! 10 years went by pretty darn quick! That trip will have to wait a bit, but I can't wait to go back there with our kids... Its a beautiful beautiful place...

And because I love food, what's your favorite food/thing to eat!?
I am laughing already as I try to answer this question because I love food and I am the kind of person that can eat almost anything and everything. Some of my favorites are are: Pho, korean bbq, Mastro's steak with a glass of Dr. Loosen, any kind of pasta, shaved ice, boba, thai ice coffee, McDonald's ice coffee and oh my this list can go on and on. So I will end here on my food obsessions...

Christy has offered to give one of my readers this gorgeous Rose Tint contrast strap top.  Isn't the asymmetrical back fabulous?

(winner will be able to choose size)

To enter, do one (or more) of the following; please leave a separate comment for each:
  • Tell me what your favorite item is from Simply Audrey (+1)
  • Be a follower of my blog (through Google Friend Connect) (+1)
  • Follow Simply Audrey's blog, click here (+1)
  • "Like" Simply Audrey on Facebook, click here (+1)
  • "Like" Elisharon on Facebook, click here (+1)
  • Blog about this giveaway or put it up in your side bar (+1)
That gives you 6 entries if you do all 6!! :)  And don't forget to leave your name and email, so I can contact you if you're the winner.

*Open to US + Canadian readers only.*

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, 8/24 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.  Good luck ladies.

Love, S

88 comments:

JESSICA said...

the collections are great!
good luck with your giveaway! :)

THE QUEEN OF QUEER

Lisa Fergus said...

Love this dress! http://www.simplyaudrey.com/Feminine-long-floral-dress_p_107.html

Lisa Fergus said...

Following you on google!

http://www.stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

Lisa Fergus said...

Folling her blog!

Lisa Fergus said...

"Liked" her on FB! ;)

Ria S said...

Hi Sharon! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Your blog is lovely and this interview is really interesting! I'm now following...

Btw, i just visited Simply Audrey and i must say that i like the collections. They are simple and beautiful. Just the way i like it :)
Is the giveaway open worldwide?

Rachel McCallion said...

Great post! Simply Audrey collection looks fab!

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Follow and comment x

miyoko01 said...

I am a follower of your blog and Simple Audrey's blog +2

and my favorite item is the City Print Open Back Tank...what a way to make a statement! +1

3 entries! =)

Lauren
miyoko_01@hotmail.com

collifornia said...

i love the Vacation highs and lows dress!
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collifornia said...

i follow your blog via GFC: collifornia
holliister at gmail dot com

collifornia said...

i follow simply audrey's blog via GFC: collifornia
holliister at gmail dot com

collifornia said...

i "Like" Simply Audrey on Facebook; colleen b.
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collifornia said...

i "Like" Elisharon on Facebook; colleen b.
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jessica said...

Grecian goddess dress :)

thank you for the giveaway!

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Ashley said...

I simply adore the Grecian goddess dress

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Anna said...

I love the selections! It's so hard to pick - I just browsed for a half hour and I think I finally settled on the Modern Black Chic Top. GAH - it really is hard!

Celine said...

WOW!! Simply Audrey is amazing!! Is the giveaway only for US readers??

XO Celine!

Amanda from feast.fashion.faves said...

Been looking for that "ripped" sweater look, so when I found Simply Audrey's open weave sweater, I knew that was my FAVE item!! It's perfect because I could wear it year round, and throw different colored tanks underneath!!

the asymmetrical tank for the giveaway is TO DIE FOR! loooove it.

Done done and done, just need to share this giveaway on my blog!! I'm thinking side bar action!!

<3Amanda
feast.fashion.faves
check out my 1st GIVEAWAY!

Amanda from feast.fashion.faves said...

oops..I forgot my contact email..
dancing.manda@gmail.com

thanks!
<3Amanda
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check out my 1st GIVEAWAY!

Miss Bias said...

Great label. I love the Cross Back Maxi Dress.

Miss Bias
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Jihee said...

Aww I love the Bold Tribal maxi dress! It's not too long so I love it!

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Jihee said...

And of course I follow your blog ;)

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Anonymous said...

I really love Simply Audrey's pieces.. they are so chic!!

XO Melly

Anonymous said...

My favorite piece would be the Mustard chiffon blouse. Such a great piece for summer!

XO Melly

Magda said...

i love your blog¡¡ is very cutee kisses from Mexico :)

Olivia said...

I'm following your blog! its fabulous.

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MJ said...

I love love love the Grecian Goddess dress!

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MJ said...

Following via GFC~ MJ Moore

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MJ said...

"Liked" Simply Audrey on FB~ MJ Moore

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MJ said...

Following Simply Audrey on FB~ MJ Moore

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MJ said...

Oops, I meant the blog ^

Also, "Liked" Elisharon on FB~ MJ Moore

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Liberty Walk Sara said...

Beautiful! Great photos and blog! :))

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pievutė said...

my favorite item would be Pleated olive harem pants! pretty!

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pievutė said...

following your blog

laiswike@gmail.com

pievutė said...

already following Simply Audrey's blog

laiswike@gmail.com

pievutė said...

liked Simply Audrey on facebook

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pievutė said...

liked Elisharon on facebook

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pievutė said...

posted on my blog: http://itsmywardrobe.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway.html

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TheClovenHeart said...

Favorite item would be the Bold Tribal Inspired Print Maxi... To wear with the Not Your Army Jacket! Very cute. Thanks for the contest!

TheClovenHeart said...

Following you through Google.

TheClovenHeart said...

Following Audrey through Google.

TheClovenHeart said...

Liked Audrey on FB.

TheClovenHeart said...

Like YOU on FB.

Dang, forgot my email on all those posts. Too excited I guess!

Tknepper@gmail.com

Thanks!
Tami

Cary said...

I love the Embroidered slv ruffle top.

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Pop Champagne said...

nice interview and lol I love food too. that long maxi dress is my fav!!

Anonymous said...

Christy is awesome!! She sounds like a sweetheart. :D And her shop is amazing too. Everything is so chic and I love the price range.... def afforable.

XO Elle
elle.b@gmail.com

Tal Mos said...

i love http://www.simplyaudrey.com/Grecian-goddess-dress_p_175.html

Tal Mos said...

i am a follower of your blog via google connect (name: טל מוס)

Tal Mos said...

i follow Simply Audrey's blog (tm20052@yahoo.com)

Tal Mos said...

i like yout FB page- FB name: Tal Moscovich

Tal Mos said...

i also like Simply Audrey on Facebook!

TNX for the great giveaway!

Chifufuni said...

I "like" Simply Audrey on facebook.
Favorite item is the Fuzzy lightweight sweater top.

tiffanytwt@gmail.com thanks!!~! :)

Ice Pandora said...

Thanks for visiting :)
_____________________________
1. Favorite item: Black cargo belted shirt dress http://www.simplyaudrey.com/Black-cargo-belted-shirt-dress--Only-1-left_p_47.html

2. I have followed!
3. I've liked Simply Audry & and you :)

xx
"Like" Simply Audrey on Facebook, click here (+1)
"Like" Elisharon on Facebook, click here (+1)

Fashion and Number said...

Great to know her! She likes Mc D Iced coffee like I do!!! The story's inspiring too. I like the open back leopard shift dress. I'm following you n audrey's blog.

Thank you Sharon! Have a good day!

Alyssa said...

Love this post! I'll definitely check out her blog. Good luck on the giveaway!

xoxoxox
thevixenmix.blogspot.com

soccermom1 said...

City print open back tank
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soccermom1 said...

follow via GFC
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soccermom1 said...

follow simply audrey blog
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abeautifullife.ca said...

nice find! there's a lot of cute items but I like the asian silk romper. Sexy!

jenkakio.com said...

The chic khaki and black print jumpsuit is the most gorgeous print!

jenkakio.com said...

Liked you on facebook

jenkakio.com said...

Following Simply Audrey Blog (under Jen Kakio)

jenkakio.com said...

Following your blog (under Jen Kakio)

jenkakio.com said...

Liked Simply Audrey on facebook.

Katie said...

Beautiful shop with stunning items!

julianne. said...

i absolutely LOVE this shop.
the embroidered slv ruffled top is to die for.
i may be purchasing in the near future.

julianne. said...

of course i follow you!

julianne. said...

i followed simply audrey's blog.

julianne. said...

i liked simply audrey on FACEBOOK!

julianne. said...

and finally i liked YOU on Facebook.

thanks for the opportunity! <3

Taj Acosta said...

Awesome! Follow your blog on GFC! xo

Taj Acosta said...

Visted her site, love the emerald sheer top! xo

Taj Acosta said...

followed her blog! xo

Lovelyladyjb said...

Beautiful!

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angie on maui said...

You are going to get me into so much trouble! I just checked out her website and there are SO MANY THINGS I WANT TO BUY! Seriously, this girl knows my style!

There are a ton of pieces that I love, but I think one of my favorites is the coral tank (it's on the last page of the "Tops") is in my Top 5. I love the color, I love the swoop of the neck and I love the cut.

I think I might just have to go shopping...

angie on maui said...

I follow you via GFC! :)

angie on maui said...

I'm following Simply Audrey's blog now! :)

(And I'll be sure to contact you with my mailing addy if I win.)

P.S. Can you rig this giveaway so that I DO win? :-) Heehee

Skinny leather pants said...

great boutique! pity the give away is only open to us and canadian readers...

DiamondsandTulle said...

Love this giveaway! My fave item is the Open Back Animal Print L/S Dress!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

DiamondsandTulle said...

I'm DEFINITELY a follower!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Val Fox said...

Love the tie front modern top from her shop!
-Val
valerie2213@hotmail.com

Val Fox said...

New follower here through GFC!
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Val Fox said...

I follow Simple Audrey's blog too!
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Anna said...

I followed your blog!

Anna said...

my favorite dress is probably this one:

http://www.simplyaudrey.com/Feminine-long-floral-dress_p_107.html

anna
anna.indeed@gmail.com
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Anna said...

I followed Simply Audrey's Blog

anna
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Anna said...

I liked Simply Audrey on facebook

anna
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Anna said...

I liked elisharon on fb

anna
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