Friday, November 20, 2009

Sew Delish Stella Ring Giveaway

Lovely Nancy from Sooo LA has kindly teamed
up with me to do this lovely giveaway!
Thanks so much girl,you're very sweet.

She has beautiful style and also runs her own etsy store,Sew Delish.
Its filled with beautiful rings and lots more installed.
Get to know her more through this interview.
Thereafter,how to enter for this giveaway to win
yourself the Stella Ring!

1.A short introduction on yourself.
My name is Nancy Andrade and I am a 24 year old California Girl. I love venturing off in the world of fashion and style. I went to school for broadcast journalism but am currently working in the fashion industry. I LOVE to craft, thrift, and take many many pictures. I recently started my own little shop on Etsy. The name is Sew Delish! and there you can find tons of cute little finds and soon you will also find clothing pieces and crafts made by yours truly.

3.Do you have an absolute favorite piece in your closet now?
Right now, I have soooo many favorite pieces in my closet, but if I had to pick only one, I would say it's my grey marching band inspired jacket! I simply adore it. I love the way it can be dressed up with a cute LBD or kept simple with some tights - cotton, leather, studded, you name it, it is sooo versatile and I love it!!!

4.Can you describe your process for selecting items for your store?
Picking stuff out for my store can sometimes be a challenge. Living in Los Angeles, I always find so much inspiration, whether it be walking down fashion district, fabric district, sunset strip, Hollywood, browsing on the gazillion magazines that are available here, or even just people watching! Everyday I get so many ideas popping in my head and I jot them down on my little notebook, then on the weekend I hit up my favorite supply stores in L.A. and get to work. Basically I select the items that I know I would love to wear and other people can add to their collection and design around that.

5.What is your own personal style like?
I would say my personal style is very laid back. I am definitely a big fan of skinny jeans and oversized racer back tanks with cute pumps/stilettos. I do tend to change my style very often though. I am currently still loving the rocker chic vibe. I love love love, biker boots, moto jackets, chunky chains, and big dark jewelry. I don't think I could ever define my style as it is constantly changing, but one thing I can say is that I always go for what I feel good in. :)

6.Besides running an online store, what else takes up your time?
I do alot of photography. I AM OBSESSED with taking pictures. I do both digital and film and as some of you might now, developing film is no easy task and definitely takes up a lot of time, but it's something I love. I also do my own documentary films. I went to school and got my B.A. in broadcast journalism so I work on my own films now and then. I also like to sew! many of the items in my closet are DIY projects!!! :)

7.Where do you gather your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from many places. I love to browse through magazines and pick out the best items that would compliment what I already have. I also like to look at fellow bloggers pages and can really get tons of inspiration there. Since I work in the fashion industry, I usually am exposed to many resources there as well. My favorite source of inspiration however, comes from you, the readers! I love what blogging and bloggers can do. Many of you have such great style and are very inspiring to me! :)

8.Any style advice that you would like to share?
Definitely to work with what you have. I have noticed that many times I overlook some great pieces that are already in my closet and can really add the perfect touch to any outfit. Thrifting is also another great way to vamp up your closet and your style (and its wallet friendly!)

One lucky reader will be winning the gorgeous Stella Ring,as shown below.

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory entry- Go visit Nancy’s store- Sew Delish.Then leave a comment with a link to your favorite item, and why it’s your favorite. Easy!

For any extra entries, leave an additional comment for each that you do.
1 Entry - Heart Sew Delish on Etsy and leave your user name.
1 Entry - Heart any item from Sew Delish on Etsy and leave your user name, with the item title.
1 Entry - Follow my blog, Roll Up Your Sleeve, and gain an extra entry.
1 Entry - Follow Nancy’s blog, Sooo LA
3 Entries - Blog, tweet, facebook this giveaway OR Sew Delish's shop and leave a link. Getting the word out gets you 3 entries! Go ahead and leave three comments. (You can do this as many times as you want.)

Do remember to leave your email address down so its easier to contact you.
This is an international giveaway and winner will be drawn randomly on 28th November 2009.

P.S RIP Daul Kim,miss you so much! Prayers to her family.


Lilee said...

I love this ring:

i've recently been liking florals and especially on rings! loveing the colour and the vintage feel :)

hope i win hehe

Clara said...

amazing ring and i love the jacket.
remember me a michael jackson uhuh
i loved...

Azalea said...

yup those are from topshop, really luv them too :)
oh my your dream shoe's much more costly haha but it's okay everyone has got the rights to yearn for an expensive shoe but i still cant forget about it! :( sigh

and i too love them wedges that she's wearing. it's already retailed in aus like a month ago, and the topshop outlets here arent that efficient! oh well.. it is singapore anyway! haha ;)

oh and thats a very gorgeous ring. love the details at the side. looks so stemy! nice <3

Pierrot le Fou said...

ooo pretty, heading over to her shop now :)

nancyy. said...

aw its sad to hear someone died hun hope youre okay aswell as her family :(


Amy said...

Awesome Giveaway, Valencia! That ring is gorgeous! I am tweeting this right now and I am also going to add it to my sidebar on my blog. Yay!


Annachiara said...

love this ring darling :-)love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :-) thanks for your magnific comment darling :-) :-) :-)

Lexi Colby said...

love your blog! your style is simply gorgeous. i have the same H&M jacket in black!


it's not her, it's me. said...

thanks sweetie for stopping by and leaving a comment! yea i was totally starstruck but it was an amazing experience and i really didn't think i would be able to meet him! anyways, hope you have a good day!

Sher said...

What a pretty ring! my fave item is the matilda ring, cos roses are my favourite flowers!

Tweeted bout your giveaway, hun!


Candy Kawaii Lover said...

So cool You've got a lot of advertisers!!! I want this!!!

This is my fave:

It's too cuteee!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great ring! :D

Melissa~ said...
this is my favourite. very feminine and purple, love purple.
and she has a great style.
thanks for visit my blog!

Style Bird said...

This is a beautiful ring! xo ava

Maggie said...

Gorgeous accesories!

Sabrina said...

this is a good outfit perfectly accesorised!lovely!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Gorgeous ring, and I love how you have an interview with the designer to copmliment the entry.

Tweeted it lexyht (ARGH, slash buttons not working!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Flashes of Style said...

Oh that ring is so lovely :) xx

The interview was quite interesting as well.

Maria Confer said...

Love this giveaway!! Nancy seems pretty awesome.

I love the Le Antique ring because it's simple, classic and gorgeous.

Laura Gerencser said...

I love this!!
It is so unique!

Laura Gerencser said...

I hearted!! buttonsandribbons43

Laura Gerencser said...

Love this! I hearted it!:)
Le Antique.

Laura Gerencser said...

I am a follower!!
laura gerencser at roadrunner dot com

Laura Gerencser said...

I tweeted!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous giveaway. I love that ring and this cutie cute button one.

Following you. : )

WildFlower said...

HEy, great interview, thanks for sharing, Im totally gonna check out Sew Delish! Oh and Im really loving your outfits are looking fabulouso. Thanks so much for all your awesome comments darlin xxx

Jocelynne said...

I absolutely ADORE this ring:
It's so beautiful and it has such a classy look. I think it would go with everything!

I also did all the other entries (following you, Nancy's blog, and I just tweeted about this giveaway. I also hearted her shop and the Tiger Pearl ring.)

Jocelynne said...

Woops! I forgot to say my etsy username is beachmusiclife, and my email is :)

good luck everyone!!

daisymay said...

I like this ring!! coz I like black and I like roses, its that simple!

And you know I follow you! lol!

superniko. said...

oh wow,
love your leather legggings and your sunglasses :D

Yofany said...

you got a tag and an award
see at:

tell me if you do that ^^

Bubu said...

I love the ring

Ashley said...

Love your jacket!!

michelle_ said...

went to Nancy's blog and followed her .
followed her tweets as well :D

i love the Le Antique and Tiger Pearl rings on her etsy shop . 'heart' both of those items !

i heart her Etsy shop already :)
and will be tweeting this giveaway very soon ! :)

Liya said...

kickass post!!!!!
love your blog girlie

and daul

dapper kid said...

Just checked out her store, and wow, what absolutely gorgeous work! Hope you're having a beautiful weekend :)




talia&lilyrose said...

Love this ring !!

Sooo L.A. said...

thank you all for checking out my store/blog and supporting Valencia's and my work!!!

you guys are awesome!!!


Leproust Vintage said...

What a great giveaway! I loooove the vixen ring:

I love black floral jewelry!

issyyyyyyyy said...

love the blog
no need for an entry
great style

Melly Mel said...

Such a great giveaway! Wow! Well this ring is my favorite because I LOVE BUTTONS. I actually switch out my buttons on any jacket I buy so they can be different than the rest. A button is so unique and different and can tell a story... similiar to a picture. Like this beautiful ring I picked out as my favorite. Such talent. Thanks for this giveaway!

Crystal Ball said...

Hm I honestly think that the ring that is being offered as the giveaway prize is my favorite.
I added her to my favorites on Etsy. My username is powderblueshoppe.

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

Jacqueline said...

Love that ring!

elaine said...

I love the the Tiger Pearl Ring-so unique and pretty!

Elaine R

Austere said...

The tie die piece looks gorgeous. Nice jewelry too!

Patty Ann said...

this is sooooooooo cool you have so many giveaways!!! how did you team up with Sew Delish??? I love her blog!

HoneyBunny said...

I think I love Matilda ring the most, as it is so sophisticated, elegant and has got a Victorian feel to it:)