28 July 2009

giveaway: allora rosebuds

yes, it's true. a spontaneous tuesday giveaway has arrived.

my dear friend jessica (whom i met in california over homemade tacos) is one of the sweetest gals i know (and is mama to two of the cutest boys on the planet). this weekend, i discovered, she'd packaged up a fabulous handmade headband from her new etsy shop, allora handmade, just for me. it is made with a stretchy thin headband and darling fun fabrics rolled into pretty flowers. and to be frank, i am thrilled with it. (even daring to shoot some self portraits).

leave a comment to enter to win a headband of your own. so pretty in pink. i'll announce the winner by midnight tonight on this post. allora handmade is kindly offering 15% off to customers throughout the week, just mention m.writes in the notes to seller. (i am especially fond of her floral fashions, rose buds + pretties.)




m. review. am thinking the bright buds are lovely + lively (adding a much needed kick to my wardrobe of plain colored tees & jeans). am loving the fact that the headband stays put and yet still, no headband headache (which usually has me tossing the thing like a frisbee the second we get home from church). am also delighted the dainty accessory is unique, well-made and just the right size for my short hairstyle (am a simple girl; am slowly working up to sarah jessica parker type birdwear). oh, to have big bouncy curls like my friend jess.. still, you can't waste your days wishing your strands away, so you might as well embrace them and then get dolled up.

thank you, jess.

thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway;
the lucky lady is melanie anne. congrats to you!

119 comments:

Kathleen said...

No headband headache? What a treat!

Parker said...

very cute. I love that they are small.

d & k Buckmaster said...

So darling! And way more thoughtful than hard plastic! My fingers are crossed.

Nessa said...

So cute - looks great on you - hopefully, maybe, me too.

{kate} said...

i love the colours of the one she's giving away - they were my wedding colours!
Oh, and did I mention today is my birthday?! Maybe I'll get lucky and win something today ;)
katieolsenheap@yahoo.ca

GEL-Oh said...

Oh my, that is so CUTE!

MsAmanda said...

SO cute!! and I was just trying to figur eout what fun thing to wear to my friends wedding next month!

The Fletchers said...

Super cute!!! I love the dainty size of them!! :)

Happy Tuesday!

Jen said...

Yea!!! I need one! They are so cute.

Leslie said...

Soo cute! I love the just-right small size of the flowers. Hopefully it will look good in my long hair.

middleofthetable said...

these are so lovely!

ali said...

so cute, and perfect for summer.

Martha H. said...

That is one super cute headband.

The girl said...

Those are beautiful! I wish I was crafty!

tara said...

i must have a headband that leaves no trace of headache! yes please!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

How cute!

Amy said...

no headband headache AND it looks adorable?! love it!

Krista said...

That is cute... have been looking for some new headbands -- love this idea!!

Diana said...

I'm in love! Headbands are my new "thing"...a way of jazzing up my outfits. Would be so happy to win one of these unique creations!

steph-a-ronie said...

Oh my!

Guess what? I went to her etsy site, and the one she has up for giveaway... it's my favorite!

What luck it would be to wear the pretty on my head!

Mollie said...

i love that it's on a stretchy band. It is the PERFECT accessory to jazz up plain tees and jeans.

Cat said...

I have had short hair most of my life until now... I am in desperate need of head stuff! You look great!

Karen said...

Love it, need it! The pictures are darling!

em said...

OMG. That's gorgeous.
Love it.

tawnya said...

So lovely!

crissy said...

Lovely! You know, I was just thinking to myself, just the other day, that I needed to get myself a headband of this style. 'Twas meant to be.

Carrie said...

oh so cute!

ellen said...

a for adorable!

sunnygirlsf said...

I had just been thinking about trying headbands again..but I thought they were only in plain colors...didn't know they could be so pretty!

Count me in :) Would love to be pretty in pink!

Tiffany -n- Albert said...

I love it!

Jamie said...

How lovely!!! I just love it!!! Sooo pretty!!! It looks great on you!

Krista said...

i love this! hope i win and hope it doesn't slowly slip off my head

Janssen said...

How FUN! I would love to win.

Megan said...

This is so darling!

Desiree said...

oh so pretty!

Tiffany* said...

Thank you for the wonderful tuesday giveaway! This headband rocks my socks!!! =]

Hil said...

So cute! and it looks darling on you! Did you get a haircut or am I going crazy? Fun giveaway!

Meaghan said...

I love this! It's SO cute!!!

KaylaDanielle said...

I never thought I'd find a "no headache" headband! Would love to own one of these!

chel wakley said...

Love love love it.
chelcram@msn.com

John & Jennifer Savage said...

What a coicidence--my wardrobe is tshirts and jeans too, and I hate the headache from headbands. So I hope I win one of these beauties!

little ms. sassy shelby said...

*sigh* they are all so pretty. I hope I win!

mary elizabeth said...

oh, i love that it is small! i don't want a huge ole' flower growing out of my head! this is perfect!

the dibers said...

so cute and LOVE that they are on a stretchy headband- i have a big head!
i am crossing my fingers AND toes for this giveaway!

gina bina said...

Darling! I'm always looking for something to spruce up my hair.

Mandi said...

Oh my goodness ... everything in her shop is so lovely.

missy said...

how pretty!

Chelsea and Rusty said...

Love it! Jessica is so talented, I'll have to check out her etsy page!

gigi said...

I love headbands and so usually I just put up with the headaches that inevitably follow...but a headband with no headache? A rare treasure...I must have it.

Christine said...

love it!

Marci said...

I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw this headband. I'm in love with it.

Christine said...

i don't normally enter many giveaways in the interest of trying to not amass too much clutter, but this headband is GORGEOUS. i can't stop staring at it! if i'm not the lucky winner i'm pretty sure i'll have to saunter over to her etsy shop and buy one of my own!

Kathy Reid said...

so very cute. I want one!

Sarah said...

I love them! I think I would put those... if the headband part was smaller, on my baby!

Diana Hulme said...

So pretty & the perfect size! :)

Melanie Anne said...

Oh what a darling headband!! I love it. I am the mother of 5 boys, and usually have to pass over all the cute little girl headbands--but this one is for me! Very cool!

whitney said...

oh me! jess is my friend, too. maybe that fact will help my cosmic chances. :)

country girl said...

Just LOVELY. And might I add, you have great teeth! :)

campsusie said...

That is adorable!

Bart Barton said...

I love headbands..another for me and my daughter to share...

Crystal said...

A cute, colorful headband and no headband headache! Perfect.

Jill Kaufusi said...

So beautiful!

L. said...

Headbands are my current new obsession.. off to check out her store!

Stacey B said...

Super super cute!!

Jessi said...

perfect little something for a simple girl!!

Molly said...

OOHH I would love to win this. It would look so cute in my new hair cut, bi-level and short. Hope I win!!!
~Molly P

Kim said...

Absolutely love it! It would give any outfit just the right "oomph"! I love the colors and petite-ness :) of it.

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Oh I love the headbands. Thanks for the intro, a chance to win AND a discount!
Katie

becky said...

How lovely!!

Erica said...

just darling. i've wanted one like this for a long time but am nervous i can't pull it off... i just love it!

Quelly said...

I love it! I have short hair as well and would like a cute hair accessory that would be dainty with my lenght.

Christen Krumm said...

this is just so cute!! i <3 it!!
xoxo,
c

brooke said...

I'm not throwing my name in the hat for the drawing--I don't do headbands period. They just don't work on me but I LOVE that headband on you. I think it is perfect with your cute haircut. It's a darling headband too!

hannah said...

So cute! You look so fabulous. Darling hair! It makes me tempted to cut mine...

Alexis said...

those are super cute, i'm such a headband girl.

by M said...

Oh to find a headband that is darling + stays put, I would adore this!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, Marta D! How are you??? Chelsea mentions you guys now and then, but what a treat to find your blog! Hope all is well with you. That head band is too pretty and looks really good on you! I need to try one of these to see how it looks on an 'older gal'. :D

Andrae said...

Brilliant!!! A stylish, dainty, feminine headband, and no headband headache, it's just what every girl needs!

Maria Elena said...

you're seriously adorable. I love that photo of you on the bottom left corner.

lovely be said...
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lovely be said...

What a beautiful headband! And no headache - bonus! Such pretty colours too :)

Brittany said...

i would love such a cute headband! count me in!

Natalie* said...

these are just perfect - would love to win!

melissa mae said...

cute! I'm always looking for ways to spice up my short hair! And I like that fact that you didn't get a headache. i always get headaches from headbands, so this gives me hope!

PDCScarbroughpage said...

I usually can't stand headbands because of the pain they are to my head, a soft headband sounds like the ticket! I want one!

Jodi said...

I too can't do the very large flowers...yet. These look so beautiful!

Amy said...

Love these! The perfect thing to spruce up a summer outfit!

Lisa said...

Oh, they are so darling! I love them.

erica said...

of all the giveaways on your blog, this is my FAVORITE!!!! they are soooo cute! :) *crossing my fingers* :) *erica

tarable said...

I added this shop to my favorites & will think about ordering something soon. Very cute.

Anne. said...

oh my. i love it!

P.S. said...

The "no headband headache" line sold me! I was just explaining this phenomenon to my husband the other day and he so aptly responded, "Well then why do you even wear one?"
Oh guys just will never understand!
These are darling! They look like they are right out of the Anthro catalog.

Dansie Family said...

i need some color, too. i am so boring. maybe i'll even get some bright throw pillows or something.

Elizabeth said...

Adorable! You find the greatest finds and have such talented friends!

justatitch said...

I have big curls, and short-ish hair and this would be adorable! I'm totally hoping I win! Thanks to both of you!

xo

project simple life said...

Love this beautiful treat!

Amanda B. said...

just darling

Rachel said...

Oh, I've been wanting one of these! So cute and perfect for summer!

Shimmy Shake said...

I've been on the lookout for cute hair accesories, and that is adorable!

Holly & Helen's Hassack said...

soo cute. & it looks great on you, perfect size not too big of buds!!

Aunt Spicy said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

Ems said...

Positively charming! I love it!

Katherine said...

How adorable! I just cut my hair today and it is now the same length as yours, but with bangs. I've been kinda blue with the change, but never thought to try a headband! "Embrace it and get dolled up." I think I will.

Mrs. Biscuit said...

Marta! I love your blog. It is one of my "Top 5". I save it for last every day because I like to savor it. You write beautifully (especially about Benji) and have such excellent tips and items to share. I get so much enjoyment from you blog!

Great giveaway. Thanks for all you do!

T said...

Yep, yep! For sure I want this one!

The Life of Frank Finnatra said...

this is adorable and i love the pic...unravel away!

RCH said...

Super cute!

Andrea said...

I love it! I must favorite this shop.

summer said...

just darling! i would love to sport one of those sweet things. this is the summer of the headband for me, but sad to say, all the new ones i've picked up have headache issues. this would be the perfect solution.

love the snaps, m. you are everything a doll should be.

M said...

so super cute. what a fun summer accessory!

SiSi said...

ah, I love the colors :) and love headbands. *cross fingers*

Thanks!
origamibysisi@gmail.com

Hillary said...

I have been coveting handmade headbands for ages now! Crossing my fingers.

scrapyoga said...

super cute and practical-can't go wrong with that!

ann said...

oh i just love those rosebuds!

Ginny said...

So cute, so cute! My tween wears head bands almost every day, but this one might be for me :)

Sarah N said...

they're quite adorable and that one is perfect on you! thanks for sharing-

KJ said...

you are totally rocking the headband. I love it. Afraid I wouldn't rock it as well as you.

Cameron said...

I hope I win! So cute and adorable!

Rosa said...

perfect summer cuteness!

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