Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Up, up and a (give)away!

Back to balloons, but this will be the last post on them for a bit now…….

The last piece of balloon clothing I have to show is this dress by Leifnotes called “Up, Up and Away” (from Anthro). It was my submission for this weeks reader outfits on the EA blog. It is super soft and comfy – pretty much effortless to throw on. The rest of the outfit includes:

Vogue sunglasses & statement necklace – c/o TJ Maxx
Belt – Apt 9 c/o Kohl’s
Sandals – Unlisted “Web Page”

As far as adding more balloons to my closet, I am currently coveting this dress and this sweater, provided they get marked way, way down to my price range. I think the dress would be cute with a red cardi and shoes to pull out the red in the pattern. As for the sweater, I tried it on the last time I was at Anthro so I knew what size I would need once it does go on sale and/or hits eBay or one of the trade markets. Since the closest store to me is an hour away, this is good info to have so that I don’t have to purchase in person. It’s going to look great with skinny jeans and boots!
I thought I’d share one last local pic I have from the festivities last week. This is one of the many team trucks that can been seen around town, with their basket loaded up. While they do have 2 daily launches and other activities, they also have free time so you will see them around town (shopping here for example). When the balloons are in the air, you will see these trucks scurrying around so they can be at the location where their balloon is going to land. So, one could be a balloon chaser! I have not done this yet but I think it would be fun. The other thing I have not done yet is go on a hot air balloon ride. But I would love to! Maybe that should be my goal for next year! I sure have the clothes to match an event like that!

And now, as promised, I would like to giveaway one of my handmade hot air balloon necklaces to a lucky reader! There are 6 to choose from, so leave a comment stating which one is your favorite. If you blog, tweet or facebook the giveaway, you will earn a second entry (just let me know which you did). The balloon pendants are handmade by the lovely Jade Scott – they are made out of copper, decorative papers, and resin. I have beaded matching strands for each of them to float on so each one is unique, one of a kind, different lengths, etc…..

Thanks for following my recent obsession with balloons, and good luck in the giveaway! I will announce the winner next Wednesday, September 5th (my birthday)!


Alicia Coats said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love hot air ballons! I was raised in New Mexico and we would always see them in the sky! I think I will have to go with #2 being my favorite. I love the way the blue flowers look like they are floating.
Happy (early) Birthday!!
alicia _ coats (at) hot mail (dot) com

Lucid Moon Studio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am loving the hot air balloons! Your dress is so cute! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think I like the ones on each end best. Of those two, the first one would probably go with more of my outfits, so I pick it :) Thanks for the generous giveaway and have a very happy birthday!!

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So sweet! I love your little up in the clouds detour. Your style is so cheery and these necklaces are delightful. It would be lovely to own something of yours! My favorite is number three. I love the color blocking which is a recent obsession of mine! Enjoy the day, Miss Heather! Erin

Michelle W said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are so cute! My favorite would have tp be #6.

.ambre. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My daughter is obsessed with hot air balloons. I'm pretty sure she would freak if number six ended up in her Christmas stocking. :) Thanks!

kristin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have enjoyed your balloon posts:) I think #2 is my favorite - I love the colors!

Renee G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the dress and the hot air balloon necklaces (#6 especially).