Wednesday, July 14, 2010

challenge: show me your *beach party* looks!

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tamallama + bananasaurusrex

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enough with all this packing in a heatwave!!

it's the summer, nicies!
let's head to the beach!


so i'm inviting you all to a cyberly handmade beach party here next week. you know the style. arrive laughing and carrying all of our fun beachtime accoutrement: beach umbrellas, picnic baskets filled with yummy summertime treats, a long leisurely day spent frolicking in the waves, and a delightful night visiting around a beachfront campfire.
you looking magnificent in your gorgeous-day-at-the-beach ensemble!

think gidget @ the beach!

and no... thanks for asking, but you needn't bring anything. just your lovely self! but you do have a job: show me the handmade or vintage delight you'll be wearing! i'll include your outfits in a post next week! woohoo!


just...
1. choose a fun frock or swimsuit or sand-lounging outfit (or something else) beach-party-worthy to wear. think fresh, fun, breezy & frolicky!

2. choose a fun accessory for the look. { note this time you might want to opt for jewelry accessories or fun beach accessories or images to complement your look!}

3. cut & paste the direct links where i can find each item on the net from your 2-piece outfit into your comment below.

4. make as many 2-part outfits as you'd like (feel free to include goodies from your own work, too, if you' like!)

5. next week i'll include 10 or so of your looks in a follow up post, and i'll be sure to link to your lovely shop/site, too! great free advertising for creative, dressed-to-the-nines YOU!

6. and hey... if there are LOTS of entries, i'll get the random.org generator to pull a few for us to see!

check out other fun party outfit challenges here like:

can't wait, nicies!
see you at the beach!

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ZoeChen + TurkishBath

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22 comments:

  1. totally awesome blog post! wowza!!

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  2. CUTE!

    ( I used to LOOOOOVE Gidget! )

    I'll be wearing

    this yacht suit!!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51237723/yacht-suit-top-xs-l

    and carrying all of my extras in this
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51482682/stockholm-navy-and-white-pleated-french

    FUN! :>

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  3. What a fun post! You really put alot of time into it! Thanks so much for using my umbrella photo. :)

    Today's extra busy but I'll try to come back and put something together. Hugs!

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  4. What a neat blog you have. Such a great items collected also. I appreciate for picking my easy mini dress also. Thanks!

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  5. How fun!!

    I'll be wearing this fabulous dress:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46411251/twirling-halter-dress-custom-fit

    And sporting this handy handbag:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50427283/stockholm-green-and-white-french

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  6. I will be wearing...http://www.etsy.com/listing/44447017/waimea-bay-sundress

    and cant wait to pair it with these...http://www.etsy.com/listing/51077065/creamsicle-necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51145789/coconut-cream-pearls

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  7. Love your challenges! I'll bring some sangria and I'll wear

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50135126/1980s-lilac-vintage-mini-sun-dress-sz-s?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=beach+dress&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_page=&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    with

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48980526/seahorse-earrings-free-shipping?ref=sr_gallery_4&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6826661

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone will be wearing!!!!!!

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  8. Hey, thanks for including my bolero, and inviting me to your summer jam.

    I'll be wearing this

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50002232/chambray-ruffles-dress-s

    and carrying this, full of tasty stuff

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49022557/wonderfully-retro-all-vintage-picnic-set

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  9. This blog is fantastic, and I love the pairings you have put together. Looks like summer fun to me:)

    Thank you for including my White Cotton Ruffle Skirt:)

    Here is my match made in heaven...

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=51367990

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=47018955

    Thanks and happy summer!

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  10. FUN! Thanks for including my skirt.

    Here's my fab outfit:

    vintage swimsuit:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50309874/70s-garden-motif-swimsuit-sz-s

    Paired with this necklace:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48258121/lipstick-handmade-necklace-red-polished

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  11. Thanks for including my sarong on your page. I sold it today and I think you may have helped with that!!

    Here are my submissions:
    a gorgeous sarong

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/26350048/turquoise-blue-and-cream-hand-dyed-batik

    Paired with a fun backpack to fit all your beach goodies:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/35669305/chocolate-brown-cotton-canvas-backpack

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  12. What a fun post! Love it.
    On the beach, I'll put this skirt on top of my bikini: http://www.etsy.com/listing/50629069/white-knee-length-summer-skirt-legs-on

    And wear a big cool ring: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49746608/white-porcelain-coral-ring-with-an

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  13. What fun this is, could do it all day. My things are all Etsy.

    Skirt -- http://www.etsy.com/listing/49293614/skirt-aquamarine-dream

    beach tote -- http://www.etsy.com/listing/50883963/bula-beach-tote-handmade-from-a-recycled

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  14. These are such fun challenges!

    I think this vintage Jantzen suit is great: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44410860/vintage-nautical-jantzen-bathing-suit?ref=v1_other_2

    with these cutie red canvas sandals:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50438934/vintage-1970s-red-canvas-peep-toe

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  15. these are gorgeous, nicies!
    keep them coming!

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  16. What wonderful combos you've put together!

    I believe that I'll be super comfy in this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/50734571/beach-red-swim-suits-cover-up

    While sitting under this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/43749962/umbrella-fine-art-polaroid-photograph

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  17. I love this, thanks a million for including my hat ;).

    This polka dot beauty
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51661460/vintage-1960s-polka-dot-classic-bikini?ref=sr_list_1&ga_search_query=swimsuit&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6553810

    Along with this hat:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51471060/vintage-hat-1940s-sail-away-saks-fifth?ref=sr_list_7&ga_search_query=white+hat&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_page=2&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

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  18. very fun! here's my attire =)

    (suit) http://www.etsy.com/listing/51237723/yacht-suit-top-xs-l

    (accessories) http://www.etsy.com/listing/42596780/sunshine-bracelet

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  19. So much fun!

    (suit) http://www.etsy.com/listing/51237723/yacht-suit-top-xs-l

    (accessories) http://www.etsy.com/listing/42596780/sunshine-bracelet

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  20. Wonderful selections!!
    Thank you sooooooooo much!

    :o)

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  21. Huhuhu, so fun!
    :))))
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51480250/le-fabuleux-marcel-art-doll
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49603361/scrapping-jock-a-bathing-suit
    Thank you!

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  22. Hi there

    Thanks for sharing, I have digged this post

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!