But first, let’s talk about the Tootsies Top Blogger 2012 contest. Nine local style bloggers are going head-to-head with outfits hand selected from Tootsies to win bragging rights and a gift card to the store. (It’s less of a battle–unlike Jenna’s Shoe Slam–and more like a shopping love fest as each blogger’s outfit is entirely different.) I’m emceeing the final affair at Tootsies on Thursday, June 28, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. (You just put that in your calendar, didn’t you?) Starting next week (exact day TBA), you’ll be able to head over to Tootsies.com to check out all nine outfits and vote on your favorite.
Jen Smith of Blank White Frames
Heather Lettieri of Heather Lettieri blog
Allison Edwards of Where Wear in the City
Dora Chu of Couture Vintage by Dora
Amy Havins of Dallas Wardrobe
Jaclyn Welch of Streets of Sparkle
Krystal Schlegel of Krystal Schlegel’s Style Book
Genniva of Some Wear To Be
Devon Dyer of Devon Rachel blog
Now, in anticipation of this exciting style match, we’ve got THREE $50 gift cards to Tootsies to giveaway. Winners will be drawn at random. Enter here. Good luck!
Update: I included the wrong giveaway link. Entere HERE.
Congratulations to Caitlin Myers, our winner of the Laser Hair Removal Package from Regional Plastic Surgery Center & Spa.
Caitlin is a 24-year-old SMU grad who previously worked with Teach for America, and is now working at The Richards Group. Tell her congrats at Regional Plastic Surgery’s Fall Beauty Event on October 20th. There will be plenty more giveaways, and discounts on some of RPSC’s most popular procedures. For more info and to register for the event, click here.
Don’t get down in the dumps because you didn’t win, dear ShopTalk readers (it’s not good for your skin!). There are 3 more packages we’re sending your way. Sign up for this week’s package, a PCA Sensi Peel, to make your smoother than the Real Housewives’ foreheads. Jump to enter.
You could win round-trip tickets from Virgin America Airlines. If you’re not engaged, force him to propose and then enter. This Stylish Ride for a Stylish Bride contest can be found on BridalBuzz. Good luck!
Our BridalBuzz blog has teamed up with local Bridalicious Boot Camp to get five Dallas brides in better shape by the time the weddings bells ring. Auditions were held and the contestants were chosen. Now, the contest has commenced. Check out Week 1 of the Bridal Gown Slim Down.
Okay, folks. Let’s all put on our thinking caps. Leslie Chatman, owner and designer of Luna Teal jewelry, needs help naming her newest creations, and she’s asked for the help of brilliant ShopTalk readers. Help her name the pair of earrings (right), and you’ll win the set of earrings and matching necklace (above), which will have a name similar to the earrings. Details of the gems: sapphire, lemon quartz, and butterscotch pearl with 14k gold fill and vermeil. According to Leslie, “The name should be fun and whimsical.” Past names include Quiet Storm, City Girl Pearls, Pineapple Squared, In the Raw, Pet Rock, and Smolder. Cutesy, sweet, and simple, right? We’ll give you guys a full week to think of some things. Get to brain storming in the comments section! GO!
(If you’re one of those my-ideas-might-be-stupid types, feel free to use a nickname or whatever. Just leave your correct email address, and I’ll be able to contact the winner. Have fun!)
Ps. If you see a Shmaya Shmamsey in the comments section, that’s, um, not me.
*Update: The contest has ended. We’ll announce the winner soon!
We’ve got your $100 gift certificate right here in our hot little hands. You must be able to spend this on Friday of THIS WEEK during the grand reopening extravaganza all day. If you’re good to go shopping on Friday, send me an email at email@example.com. Put “Turtletique” somewhere in the subject. The tenth person to send an email will win.
*Update: This contest has ended!
If you happen to pass the Winspear on Sunday and notice people running around in costumes, that’s where a costume contest is happening. Sign up after 11 am and check out your competition until 12:30 pm, when the winners are chosen. The ten best dressed will win free tickets to see Anna Bolena. (And based on your response to my giveaway of these same tickets, there are clearly lots of who you would love to go.)
We live in Dallas, so you know there are lots of ladies who dress up their pets. If you’re one of them, fret not; I’m not making fun. In fact, I’m posting to let you know if you bring your stylish furry friend to the West Village on Halloween day, he or she will be one of the dozens in doggie duds. The entire day is going to be devoted to the four-legged and their costumes. Trick or treating is on the itinerary, as you’ll collect animal treats at shops in the Village. Pet portrait stands and baked dog food vendors will be in the area, too. When you’re exhausted from filling up Rover’s bag with snacks, go listen to some live music, sip on complimentary wine from Cork Wines, and nibble on bites like pizza and canolis from Grimaldi’s. (If you haven’t tried Grimaldi’s and don’t have a dog, pretend you do so you can get in the delicious food. I love Grimaldi’s.) Wondering if there’s a costume contest? Duh. If your little guy’s the winner, you’ll take home a bag full of pet goodies and people goodies. To get in on this action, register your pooch for $15. Your dog is allowed to bring you as a free guest. Proceeds will benefit The Katy Trail. Sunday, Oct. 31, from 2 pm to 5 pm.
*UPDATE: Register here!
Check out the video to see what we’re giving away!
LunaTeal handmade pieces are available here. The two pieces we’re giving away are part of the newest collection, which will be available at the beginning of July, so to see pictures, follow the jump. Otherwise, fill out the form to enter to win the contest.
*Please disregard the absolutely ridiculous faces I am always making in the freeze frames.
Check out our video to see what we’re giving away!
Ps. Of all crazy time, Vanity Fair published a bit on the line we’re giving away two days ago!
Check out the video below to see what we’re giving away this week! To enter to win the ShopTalk Friday Giveaway, fill out the link below the video screen.
This event’s for those of us who adore our pets entirely too much. Four Legged Fashion: Canine Meets Couture, an event put on by Fashion Group International of Dallas, is a furry fashion show-meets-charity event-meets-cocktail party. A doggie runway show kicks off the night with pooches in one-of-a-kind pieces designed by artists from all over the country. Check out the piece, left, designed by Haute Puppy for BitchNewYork.com. Each outfit will then be auctioned off during the evening. Tickets are $75 for general admission, which sounds steep, but considering the following. A portion of the proceeds will go to the three deserving animal rescue groups. (Animal rescue groups often function largely on individual and private donations rather than government or community funding, so a chunk of change from an event like this could be the difference for a lot of animals.) Also, your ticket includes unlimited access to “champooch cocktails” (Cute, right?), all the appetizers you can handle, dessert, and a swag bag. Get your tickets for this Friday, May 14 at 6:30 pm. The Grand Pavilion at the Dallas Trade Mart. 2100 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Check our video to see what we’re giving away!
*If you’re seeing an error message in the video space, click again in the black box, and it’ll take you to the video’s location on YouTube.
Check out our video to see what we’re giving away.
Send me an email to find out where to buy these fabulous products. Send me a form (by filling it out here) to enter our contest. Good luck!
I haven’t heard about Sunsilk in a while. Remember those hair commercials with the voice of the gay Anthony from Sex and the City? Regardless, the inexpensive but worthy line, which is co-created with fashion hair stylist Teddy Charles (who has styled the heads of many runway models and fashion magazine cover girls), is hosting an event here in Dallas tomorrow at Irving Mall to bring the news of its newest collection to the masses. The stop is part of Sunsilk’s “Battle of the Brushes” tour, a styling competition between local talents nationwide. Teddy, who happens to be rather decent looking (see left)—and is probably worth the trip alone—will be there, judging the style-off. The first 50 to arrive will get free Sunsilk products from the line, and one lucky girl will get the full line. All attendees will get a consultation with the team of hair experts. Iriving Mall, Thursday, April 22 at noon.