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Speedy Girl in Michigan! Blogger Contest: Day 8


Oct17

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

The style contest has been very exciting, with Alicia taking one of the first few leads. Yet we know very little of Alicia (compared to our other contestants), so she is a very mysterious Speedy Girl. But all that changes today, because for our last feature in this contest, we interviewed Alicia to get a closer glimpse into her life. And we're sure you'll like her even more!

Hi Alicia!

Could you tell us about the outfit you chose to put together and why?
I picked out the cropped top because polka dots and bows are two of my favorite things! I put together a casual outfit for an outing with my family. When I styled it, I knew that I would be out and about all day, so I kept it simple. The top looked perfect paired with skinny jeans and boots. I threw on a white cami underneath and wore a light sweater when it was chilly in the shade.

How would you describe your style?
My professional wardrobe is governed by pretty strict rules, so my personal style tends to lean toward casual/comfortable clothing. I love spending my weekends in jeans and boots, so that I can throw aside skirts and dresses for a few days!

Look around and grab the person closest to you right now. Ask him or her to dish out some words to describe you. Then give him or her a big speedy hug!
My husband is closest to me currently - he would describe me as 'vintage' and 'creative.' I'm not quite sure what that means and he's not elaborating (the Detroit Tigers game is on, no time for questions!), so that's what you get folks ;)

They say we are what we love... So tell us three things you cannot live without. (Feel free to tell us why!)
This is a tough one - if we're talking strictly material things then I have to say my iphone, my sewing machine (even though it's rarely used!) and my local craft/fabric store. I surf my phone for creative inspiration and DIYing/crafting helps me relax and forget about my sometimes-crazy school and work schedule!

On a beautiful day, where would we be able to find you?
Cruising the neighborhood for estate sales and thrifting. I love the thrill of the hunt and each shopping trip is like an adventure! I never know what I am going to find!

If you could pick the century you were born in, which century would you pick and why?
I would pick the late 19th century (like 1899) so that I would be in my 20s in the 1920s. I am so inspired by the fashion and lifestyle of the 20s and wish I could have lived through that era!

Persuade us. Charm us. Entice us. Beg us. Win us over. Bribe us if you must. Tell us why your outfit deserves to win in 15 words or less.
Look at the polka dots and bow! I mean this is a no-brainer :)

... And Alicia is right! Voting for this charming lady is a no-brainer indeed, and you can do so here.

 

Good luck Alicia!

Voting ends in 2 days, so keep voting to keep your favorite Michigan fashionista on the top of the list! :)

xoxo

Speedy Girl


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Speedy Girl in Michigan! Blogger Contest: Day 5


Oct14

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

By now you know to expect another fun, inspiring post from an awesome Speedy Girl in Michigan! Blogger contestant..... So without ado, we welcome today's chic and sweet Liz of 26 and Counting!

In her blog, Liz creates awesome posts that incorporate fun, girly pieces into work-wear, something that many of us would appreciate! Her contest piece is one work-ready piece that she carefully put together with comfortable yet stylish complements. Let's find out more about Liz:

Hi Liz!

Could you tell us about the outfit you chose to put together and why?

I really loved the color and flowy shape of this tunic – so I wanted to stick with a fall-ish neutral color palette and add a few layers to balance out the proportions. These cigarette pants are my favorite pants to wear to work, while the loose cardigan adds to the drapey-ness of the top. Lastly, I threw on a belt for a bit of structure and a few accessories for interest.

How would you describe your style?

Honestly, it changes depending on the day! For work wear, I’d say my style is a mix of classic & preppy, but on the weekends I like something a bit more relaxed and bohemian.

Look around and grab the person closest to you right now. Ask him or her to dish out some words to describe you. Then give him or her a big speedy hug!

From Suze – “Liz is really nice, always willing to give great advice, and I'm so excited to have met her though blogging. She's as sweet in person as she is on her blog. (and it rhymes!)”

They say we are what we love... So tell us three things you cannot live without.

1. My Family – I absolutely love my family! As much as we can fight and nag {just follow me on twitter to find out}, I love them to death and wouldn’t know what to do without them.
2. My straightener – we’re basically best friends. I can’t go a single day without at least one pass of the flat iron. I like to think it’s a healthy addiction.
3. My Apple Products – okay this is more than 1, but I seriously couldn’t not survive without my iPhone or MacBook. It’s how I blog, stay in touch with friends, stay on track with my day, listen to music….so many things in my day are better because of my favorite tech pieces.

Persuade us. Charm us. Entice us. Beg us. Win us over. Bribe us if you must. Tell us why your outfit deserves to win in 15 words or less.

I don’t deserve to win, but I do love this outfit -it’s fun, fall & fabulous! {sorry that’s 16 words, oops!}

 

 

Thanks Liz! Good luck!

If you would like to vote for Liz, go to our Facebook page and click here.
If you want to check out Li,z' blog and her fun, preppy outfits, run along to her blog to say hello!

Tomorrow, we will feature another contestant from the contest, so stay tuned!

xoxo

Speedy Girl


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Speedy Girl in Michigan! Blogger Contest: Day 4


Oct13

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

Let's take some time to meet another one of our Speedy Girl in Michigan! Blogger contestants..... Say hello to charming, vintage-lovin', a-complete-sweetheart Cat, of Midwest Mayhem.

Didn't you just love how she put her contest entry ensemble together, styled with the Knitting Kitties dress? We're sure you can't wait to get a little peak into Cat's life:

Hi Cat!

Could you tell us about the outfit you chose to put together and why?

Of course - I'm a huge cat lover (I have 4 cats of my own) so I was immediately drawn to the cat print dress.  Also the color was so pretty and worked well with my complexion.  I knew I wanted a feminine look so I paired the dress with a light sweater and narrow belt.

How would you describe your style?

Contemporary Vintage.  I've been collecting vintage clothing for about 10 years now and I love the aesthetic of an outfit when mixing new and vintage clothing together.  I'm also drawn to girly, feminine looks with skirts, dresses, and pretty blouses.  I love unexpected details on clothing.

Look around and grab the person closest to you right now. Ask him or her to dish out some words to describe you. Then give him or her a big speedy hug!

My husband said...spunky...creative...and kind hearted!

They say we are what we love... So tell us three things you cannot live without.

1) My husband - because he's the love of my life and makes everyday special.
2) My artwork - because I have a need to always be creating something.
3) My kitties - because they are my best buds.

On a beautiful day, where would we be able to find you?

At the lake and on a picnic with my husband, enjoying sparkling grape juice and fancy pants sandwiches.

What motivates or inspires you to keep blogging?

I was a film major in college and now that I'm graduated I don't have a way of getting my film processed.  So the photography aspect of blogging has helped to fill that void.  I don't have a fancy camera (yet) so I have to make up for the lack of quality with photoshop.  Planning different sets for my outfits and editing my photos has become one of my favorite things to do!

If you could pick the century you were born in, which century would you pick and why?

The 18th century - the age of enlightenment!  This was such a rich time for philosophical thought.  Of course, it would suck to have been a woman then..

Persuade us. Charm us. Entice us. Beg us. Win us over. Bribe us if you must. Tell us why your outfit deserves to win in 15 words or less.

My outfit deserves to win because it's a great mix of color & pattern! :)

 

 

Thanks Cat! Good luck!

If you would like to vote for Cat, go to our Facebook page and click here.
If you are completely taken with Cat's amazing pictures and her artistic direction and her love for cats and her wonderful outfits... (the list goes on...), go visit her blog and make friends with her!

Tomorrow, we will feature another contestant from the contest, so stay tuned!

xoxo

Speedy Girl


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Speedy Girl in Michigan! Blogger Contest: Day 3


Oct12

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

If you've been enduring a never-ending rainpour and feeling like you've been in somewhat of a fashion dead-end, you might have found inspiration in Sara's rainy day outfit in our Speedy Girl in Michigan! Facebook contest.

Today, Sara tells us a bit more about herself, so we no longer have to guess about the exciting life behind the girl with the yellow wellies:

Hi Sara!

Could you tell us about the outfit you chose to put together and why?

Hello! This dress was actually picked out for me by my fellow Michigan Blogger, Suze. As soon as she handed me the dress, I feel in love with it's vintage inspired shape, and the white piping gives it a nice sweet vibe. Of course the week I had to style it up, it rained every time I set foot outside. So, I decided to pull on the rain boots & grab an umbrella. Which worked for me because I wanted to show off the style of the dress, even if I ended up looking a little like the Morton Salt girl :P.

How would you describe your style?

I like to just keep reworking the clothing in my closet over and over again until I come up with something new. I have been leaning toward classic-preppy-vintage pieces for work and girly-rocker for nights out. I am also all about basics, my style tends to be on the casual side as well.

They say we are what we love... So tell us three things you cannot live without.

Excluding people, I would have to say, Coffee, peanut butter, and my Gilmore Girls DVDs..

On a beautiful day, where would we be able to find you?

Most likely bumming around Michigan somewhere, going to an art fair or an outdoor concert with my fiance Kyle. .

What inspired you to begin your blog?

My blog began as a sort-of scrapbook for all of the random adventures I would get into. Then I came across fashion blogs, and saw girls who were a lot like me and styling up their mom's old clothes or showing off thrifted items and I just became obsessed..

If you could pick the century you were born in, which century would you pick and why?

This one. It may seem boring, but I think that there are so many amazing things that we as humans can do now, in this time that was uncomprehensible in the past..

Persuade us. Charm us. Entice us. Beg us. Win us over. Bribe us if you must. Tell us why your outfit deserves to win in 15 words or less

It captures the essence of girl vs. weather, and it's fun!

 


Thanks Sara! Good luck!</p> <p>If you would like to vote for Sara go to our Facebook page and click here.
To follow Sara on more of her adventures and her fun, quirky style, visit her adorable blog!
Tomorrow, we will feature another contestant from the contest, so stay tuned!
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xoxo

Speedy Girl


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Speedy Girl in Michigan! Blogger Contest: Day 2


Oct11

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

Today’s featured blogger is the superfantabulousomazinglycolorful Suze, or better known as Miss Vinyl Ahoy.

Suze is our collaborator for this Speedy Girl in Michigan! contest, and she has been a complete sweetheart at helping to coordinate the details and bring everyone together (Thank you Suze!!). The idea for this contest actually came about because Suze was planning a blogger meet/swap in Michigan. We liked the idea, and wanted to sponsor some outfits for the event. Because we love our Michigan girls so much, we thought, hey, why not extend the event by having a little styling contest?

So here we are, and we thought it perfect to feature Suze as the first contestant to get the ball rollin’, and let’s find out a bit more about her!

Hi Suze!

Could you tell us about the outfit you chose to put together and why?

I put this outfit together based around the boots and the top. It’s really a dress, but because I’m tell, it’s a little short on me, so I wore it like a tunic.

How would you describe your style?

I’m pretty colorful, eclectic and I adore vintage silhouettes.

Look around and grab the person closest to you right now. Ask him or her to dish out some words to describe you. Then give him or her a big speedy hug!

I asked Liz (twosixandcounting.blogspot.com) and she said: I'd say Suze is fun loving and honest! She's a great person to ask advice, go shopping with.

They say we are what we love... So tell us three things you cannot live without.

I love my husband, cats and books. My husband is the nicest person I know and knows me the best. My cats are adorable and love to cuddle and don’t talk back, and I always find myself getting lost in a good book.

On a beautiful day, where would we be able to find you?

If it’s sunny, indoors (I burn easily), or hiding under the shade of a tree reading a book.

What inspired you to begin your blog?

I started my blog because my sister would always ask what I was wearing. So I started texting her photos, then turned them into the blog I have today. I blame it all on her! :)

If you could pick the century you were born in, which century would you pick and why?

I would pick now, because I feel like I have many more choices of being able to be whom I want and I’m able to live my life the way I want to. If I were to pick another era, I wouldn’t have the same freedom and choices, and that would bother me.

Persuade us. Charm us. Entice us. Beg us. Win us over. Bribe us if you must. Tell us why your outfit deserves to win in 15 words or less.

I deserve to win because I’m so darn awesome… LOL, and apparently modest :)

Thanks Suze! Good luck!

 

If you would like to vote for Suze, go to our Facebook page and click here.
If you have fallen in love with Suze, as we have, pay her a visit and say hello on her blog.

 

Tomorrow, we will feature another contestant from the contest, so stay tuned!

 

xoxo

Speedy Girl


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Speedy Girl Collaborations: Meet Amber's Pick!


Oct07

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

We've been brewing, brewing fun projects lately, and here's one that we've been really excited to share, and finally we can! Hurrah! If you have been following us on Twitter, you might have already known about this.

Ready? Drumroll.... *tada*! We have been collaborating with some darling bloggers to be our very special guest blogger buyers! Yay! We know bloggers have the very best taste and we like it when they pick their favorites because we know they'll be your favorites too :)

Our first guest blogger buyer is Amber. Amber is the adorable owner of the sweet blog Laughing With Broken Eyes, and she's absolutely a shining example of a Speedy Girl. She loves dresses, polka dots, bows... how could she not be anything but perfect as a Speedy Girl guest buyer?

This is Amber's Pick... Of course, very wittily named after her, thank you (gotta love us goofballs at Speedy Girl!). She modelled these pictures for our Speedy Girls, and doesn't she look like a sweetheart in the dress?

 

We adore the peter pan collar, the girly sleeves, the fun print and color that's perfect for fall. Find out more about what Amber thinks on her blog! Pssst, she might have a surprise in store for you!

 

xoxo

Speedy Girl


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A rainy day plan


Oct06

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

When it rains, we have to find ways to keep ourselves entertained.... and today was no exception!

So today, as usual, we played Thursday's A Tease on Facebook, and we were going through our random generator websites to pick a winner. All of a sudden, we were struck by the brilliant idea that we could randomly pick a winner the old-fashioned way! Woohoo!

A clap of our hands in excitement, a flurry of activity to find scrap paper, a nice thick marker, and we had our list. Smart, savvy Speedy Girls who know what's up and guessed that the convoluted image was a purse of some sort. Good eyes, girls, good eyes. We were sneaky too, using the lining of the purse to mask the secret item's identity. Hehehe...

Hi girls! :D

Of course, the fairest method to pick someone is to toss all the folded pieces of paper up in the air and let them land haphazardly. Woohoo! Lets use a finger to point to our random winner... Hmm. Who will it be??

And the finger has pointed! Jamie was the chosen Speedy Girl! Yay! Congrats Jamie! Angel *woofs* in approval! :D

..... and the Speedy Girls have done it again. What a fun rainy day plan. We need to do more old-fashioned activities that we've allowed the computer do for us. Who knew just picking a winner could be so fun? ;)

 

xoxo

Speedy Girl


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How to Pack a Suitcase!


Oct03

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

Mondays are designed to keep us down, but a good Speedy Girl knows how to keep smiling... but thinking about her next vacation round the corner! Whether you're planning a mini getaway, or you've started thinking about packing for the holidays, just the thought of being somewhere else tends to cheer up dear hearts.

 


I've been reading 'How to Sew a Button' by Erin Bried, a senior staff writer at SELF magazine. Of course I picked up the book because of the adorable book cover, but when I started reading the book I was totally intrigued! With wonderful tips on how to keep your household wonderfully maintained just like our kindly, efficient grandmothers used to, this book is a dear little keeper! I imagine any Speedy Girl would find gems in it!

Anyway, I wanted to share with our Speedy Girls from a chapter called, 'How to Pack a Suitcase'. For those of us who never had our grandmamas to teach us the wise old ways of packing for a vacation, we might have found ourselves going overboard lugging two or three suitcases.. or arrive blissfully at our vacation before we discover that we forgot to pack an essential part of an outfit!

I'm sure this little excerpt will help.. and if you liked what you read, don't forget to check out the book!

 

How to Pack a Suitcase

Step 1: Check the weather of your destination, and know your itinerary.

Step 2: Set out your wish list. On your bed, gather all the clothes you'd like to bring with you. Don't forget undies, socks, a bathing suit, PJs, a belt, a going-out outfit, and a couple of sweaters to layer if a chill sets in. Assuming you'll wear your comfy shoes to travel, include at most one or two pairs (e.g. sandals and going out shoes). Then ogle your handiwork for a minute and take a deep breath, knowing you won't really have to carry all that you see.

Step 3: Thin the pack. Ruthlessly, put each piece, with the exception of your undies, socks and favorite going-out dress, to the mix-and-match test. If any item can be worn only as part of a single outfit, put it back in your closet. You can wear it again when you get home.

Step 4: Put all of your toiletries in a plastic bag and lay it in the bottom of your suitcase. Note: If you plan to carry your suitcase on an airplane, place your toiletries in a 1-quart plastic bag (with no more than 3 ounces of liquid per container) and carry it in your purse until you pass through security.

Step 5: Fold each of your pants in half lengthwise and stack them on top of each other from most wrinkle prone (on the bottom) to least (on top). Starting at the bottom of your pants, roll them together until they form a tight cylinder. Place the roll, seam side down, in your suitcase. Repeat process with any T-shirts, tanks, or sundresses.

Step 6: Fold any dressy shirts or jackets and lay them flat on top of your rolls.

Step 7: Stuff your shoes with socks and any other small accessories, like belts, film, or batteries. Then place your shoes in a plastic bag and lay them on top.

Step 8: Roll your undies and tuck them into any remaining available space, preferably not in your shoes.

Step 9: Zip it up and happy trails!

... And that was the complete guide to packing a suitcase!

*Phew* Now that wasn't difficult at all, and look how efficiently we packed, Speedy Girls! Do you have any other tips to add to packing a suitcase?

xoxo

Speedy Girl


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The Weekend is Here Again!


Sep29

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

The weekend is here again! What do you have planned for these last days of sunny weather? Let's see..... we have a pumpkin patch birthday to go to... a cupcake baking get-together.... and OH! the flea market! I need some vintage knobs for my kitchen drawers! There's a vendor selling vintage and vintage reproductions of all things kitchen. :D

I'll spend all weekend in my Awesome Blossom Dress if i could. It's perfect for the still balmy weather and all the outdoor activities we're heading to. Back home, I'll lay out a blanket under the tree with a picnic platter and finish a book with the dogs. They love these healthy oven baked chicken breast sandwiches! Will share recipes soon.

What do you have planned for the weekend?   Be sure to have a gorgeously fashionable one!

 

xoxo

Speedy Girl


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Do *you* love us too?


Sep19

Hi Speedy Girls!

 

Guess what puts a big, big happy grin on Angel's face? *wuff*

Happy Speedy Girls who LOVE their purchases! Today, we thought we would share some of our pretty Speedy Girl pieces and the raving reviews from satisfied ladies. Thank you ladies, because it gives us the confidence to keep bringing you more amazing statement pieces that will make you the limelight of any event!

Season’s Gatherings Dress

"Okay, this dress looks AMAZING! Even better than the online images. First of all, my dress was shipped out within an hour after I purchased it. I received it the next day, and I'm wearing it tomorrow! Wonderful service. Also, the measurements were on point. It was exactly my size. Thank you Speedy Girl :o)" - Maya

Peach Bellini Dress

"I am absolutely enamored with this dress! It's perfect and fits me like a glove! It's just the right amount of girly and fabulous but in a casual "Oh this ol' thing I just threw on" kind of way. I'm looking forward to wearing it on my next date night with my fiance :) Not to mention that it arrived so much sooner than I expected (only took about two or three days at most!) and in the most darling packaging (I kept the ribbon it's just so cute!) Thank you Speedy Girl!" - Nahyr

You’re A Gem Mini Dress

"I just received this dress today, tried it on immediately and it is even more lovely once worn! It's the perfect amount of flirtatious regality...equal parts demure and playful as well as sweet yet sassy...Simply Divine! Thank you once again Speedy Girl for a Fabulous find!!!" - Nahyr

 

Thank you lovely girls!! We love to hear from you, so keep those reviews coming!

To write a review, all you have to do is go to our website, locate the page of the item you want to review, and click on "Write a Review". It's as simple as that!

xoxo

Speedy Girl


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