Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Betsey Johnson Giveaway Winner!

Shari from Little Blue Deer is the winner of the Betsey Johnson Bow Pendant!

Congrats Shari! I hope you enjoy! Please email me for details.

And thanks to all who entered!

Pining For Paris

Happy Tuesday, darlings! Things are kind of slow this week. Everyone seems to be on vacation and the summer is really winding down. It has me thinking of quick little escapes. How bout an extended weekend in Paris. Leisurely strolls, a little shopping as well as quaint cafes & beautiful markets. It's exactly what my soul is craving these days.

How about you all? Where are you craving to go today?

Hope you all have a fabulous morning and be sure to check back later on today for the winner of the Betsey Johnson Bow Pendant Giveaway.

Images - 1, 2- via Little Brown Pen

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pretty Monday

Happy Monday, lovelies! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was perfect. A fabulous wedding on Friday night followed by a weekend of whatever my heart desired. Slept in late, did a bit of shopping, visited family, hit the greenmarket and just had a fabulous time.

Of course today I'm having a hard time getting out of bed. That always seems to be the case on Monday mornings. Time to put on something pretty and head out on my way. Luckily it's a short week this week so I think I can manage to push through.

What did you all do this weekend?

Oh and remember today's the last day to enter the
Betsey Johnson Bow Pendant Giveaway. The contest closes tonight at 11:59 pm PST.
Good luck to all that entered!

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy {Late Summer} Weekend!

Happy Friday, lovelies! I'm so happy that it's weekend time and that the summertime weather has finally returned. I'm planning on squeezing every bit of summertime fun out of this weekend.

Tonight we're heading to a wedding here in the city and then the most blissful thing about the weekend is that there are no plans after that! We can do whatever we feel like. Maybe the beach, maybe some outdoor meals, maybe head on over to the park. Anything's up for grabs. All I know is that I want to be outdoors as much as possible to soak up the rest of the summer

What are you all up to this weekend? Hope that you all have a great one! xoxo

And don't forget to enter the Betsey Johnson Bow Pendant Giveaway. Remember you can tweet every day for extra entries.
Good luck!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vineyard Bound

Good morning everyone! With fall being just around the corner I've been dreaming of the little pleasures that autumn has in store. Apple picking, hockey, and trips to the wineries definitely top my list of favorite things about the start of the season.

We have wineries here in the area but lately I've been fantasizing about a little trip on over to the west coast to Napa, Sonoma or even Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. There's something so magical about heading on over to wine country. The picturesque rolling hills, the cuisine, the way of life and of course the wine. It's all breathtaking and can easily steal a little piece of your heart. I know it has mine :)

Hope you all have a fabulous day and don't forget to enter the Betsey Johnson Bow Pendant Giveaway. Remember you can tweet every day for extra entries. Good luck!

Images: 1,3, 7 - Arthur Elgort via FGR, 2, 10 - From Me To You, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Off To The Market We Go

Happy mid-week! Hope you're all having a fabulous week. As I've been mentioning, the weather has been a bit on the cool side this week. Fall is most definitely in the air which I have mixed feelings about. Sad to see summer go but excited for all of the things fall signifies.

One of my favorite things to do in the late summer into fall is head on off to the greenmarket at least once a week. I just love strolling through, browsing the various stands and seeing all of the fresh, delicious fruits & veggies, baked goods, cheese, fish & meats & lets not forget gorgeous flowers. I usually leave with quite a few totes full of goodies. It definitely sets the tone for a pleasurable, relaxing yet indulgent weekend.

I was so thrilled when I came across these absolutely gorgeous photos of the Union Square Farmers Market that Jamie took. That's my market! And she captured the vibrancy & energy perfectly. Head on over to her blog for more goodness.

Before I go, I have a little announcement regarding the Betsey Johnson Bow Pendant giveaway. Unfortunately the original pendant that I posted is no longer available. But have no fear! The new prize is even better, I think. It's the Betsey Johnson 'First Date' Bow Pendant Necklace.

Adorable, right? Hope you guys love it as much as I do. Again, sorry for the mix up. And for those of you who have yet to enter, be sure to leave a comment here for your chance to win. Remember this is only open to followers of The Alternative Wife. And you can tweet every day for extra entries.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! xoxo

Images: Jamie at From Me to You

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It's A Beautiful Day

Morning lovelies! Hope your week is off to a great start. It's getting a bit crisp here the past few days. The perfect weather for a bike ride, a leisurely stroll and grabbing a little sweet bite outdoors.

Sounds like a good day, no?

Hope you have a wonderful day and don't forget to enter the Betsey Johnson Bow Pendant Giveaway. If you've already entered, remember you can tweet every day for extra entries.

Images: 1 & 4 via Unstiched., 2 via Everything Fabulous, 3 via Cannelle et Vanille

Monday, August 23, 2010

Slow Start & A Giveaway!

Morning loves! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was wonderful but I'm having a very lazy morning today. Too bad I have to get on off to work...

Yesterday I spent the day with my niece and took her to the Jonas Brothers concert last night. Yes I said Jonas Brothers. In the pouring rain in an outdoor venue nonetheless. And it poured the entire concert. Thank goodness for ponchos. I guess. I'm still waterlogged this morning. Plus I didn't get home until pretty late so that explains my sluggishness this morning.

But I do have some exciting news to talk about this morning. It's giveaway time! The wonderful people over at DesignerApparel.com are offering a wonderful prize to followers of The Alternative Wife. If you're not familiar with DesignerApparel.com let me fill you in. They are a leading shopping search engine for designer apparel and accessories with hundreds of designer brands {YSL, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Burberry, Dior & Marc Jacobs to name a few}. I've been perusing it over the past few months and the thing I love about it is the ease and convenience of shopping by brand, category or even specific need. They even have a Mother of the Bride Dresses section. I so wish I knew of this last year while shopping with my mother-in-law for a dress for our wedding. We searched department stores and bridal boutiques alike but she had such a difficult time finding something that would work for her. This would have made the experience much easier.

So I know you're all wondering what you can win, right? Well here it is, Betsey Johnson's Bow Pendant! Cute right? I'm so excited to give you the opportunity to win this!

So now onto the details....how you can win!


1. This giveaway is open to followers of The Alternative Wife. If you are not currently a follower, don't fret, new followers are absolutely welcome! Please indicate in your comment how you follow.


1 - Follow me on Twitter @altdawn

2 - Tweet this: "Just entered to win a fabulous Betsey Johnson Bow Pendant at @altdawn http://bit.ly/aHcjHy "
You can Tweet ONCE A DAY just please leave me a comment to let me know.

4- Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment.

You have from now until Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 11:59 PM (PST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. The winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck to all!

Images: David Burton via here

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

Happy Saturday, lovelies! I'm enjoying a lazy Saturday morning. Reading The New York Times Style Magazine Fall 2010 edition while enjoying some delicious breakfast prepared by my love. Can't get any better than that.

It's my favorite time of year. Still summer but it's cooled down a bit so strolling in the city is actually quite pleasant. Fall fashion magazines are abundant and the greenmarkets are filled with my favorite things. In fact I'm off to Union Square to check out the Greenmarket where I'm hoping to find some squash blossoms. Wish me luck!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend! xoxo

Images: 1 via Haute Design, 2 via Some Steps in Wonderland