Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show & Giveaway

Since beginning the Cosmopolitan Clevelander, I have continuously preached that good style does not need to come at the expense of your financial stability. Good fashion sense and an open mind can take you just as far as a bottomless bank account. You probably all have some crazy affordable items that you scored at Goodwill. See one of my favorite blouses above.

Well Goodwill feels the same way, which is why they have asked me and 7 other bloggers to participate in their Good Style Fashion Show on Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  at Windows on the River and Cleveland Aquarium. 

Each runway show will consist of looks bought at Goodwill. The show also features a cocktail hour, which is a great opportunity to peruse the new Cleveland aquarium, Silent Auction and Pop-Up Boutique. Everyone leaves the show with a gift bag filled with “high-end goodies.”

If that’s not enough, check out the blogs of these lovely ladies. These are the 7 other bloggers participating in the runway show and just by looking at their blogs you can see that they are chock full of fashion inspiration. So come see the show, enjoy a cocktail, get dressed up and get inspired.
Dina’s Days
Midwest Muse
Abby & Elle Upstairs Fashion
Free to be Stacia Lee
For the Birds
The Fashion Wheel
A Lovely Little Blog

Luckily, Goodwill has given me 2 tickets to give away to one reader. To enter to win 2 general admission tickets (a $140 value), leave a comment on this post.

For additional entries, Like the Cosmopolitan Clevelander on Facebook, Follow the Cosmopolitan Clevelander on Twitter, and Share this post.

Please let me know that you did these things and leave an email address in the comments so I can contact you if you win. Contest ends Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m.

To purchase tickets at 50% off, visit the sale on LivingSocial found here

Giveaway: Shabby Apple

I have always loved the vintage-inspired looks of Shabby Apple. The Poker Face Alice bracelet is like a sweet charm bracelet that packs an extra punch with its chunky look. To enter for a chance to win this bracelet, Like Shabby Apple on Facebook and leave a comment below. For extra entries follow Shabby Apple on twitter and their blog. You have until Wednesday, December 7. Good luck!

Update: Suburban Sweetheart is the winner! Congrats!

Little black dress and a giveaway!

 (Portrait of Madame X, John Singer Sargent, 1884)

The Little Black Dress. It brings to mind images of Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel. It appears in fashion, film, and art. It’s oft repeated and recreated. It’s timeless. Few pieces in your wardrobe can provide such functionality and style, which is why Legacy Village along with Charming Charlie and White House Black Market hosted an event displaying different ways to accessorize the Little Black Dress. The event took place after hours so we were able to peruse the store uninterrupted. There was chocolate fondue (provided by the Melting Pot) and blogger socializing. I met several local bloggers: Karen At Home, 2wired2tired, CleShopaholic, and RimaRama, and enjoyed taking pictures of some of the displays including these darling derby-inspired hats:

If you have never visited a Charming Charlie, the store is coordinated by color. I love the purples, pinks, and oranges of the display below.

Dina from Dina’s Days in her cute spring dress.

Our host from White House Black Market talks about this jersey dress that has been accessorized with neutral earth tones.

The white belt here is removable. To mix it up they used pink necklaces and bracelets.

Here they accessorized with purple jewelry.

This was by far my favorite dress. And I loved the big cocktail ring they used to accessorize.

Our presenters for the night were very nicely dressed as well.

Legacy Village has very generously offered to give one of my readers a $25 gift card to spend at their stores. To enter for a chance to win, tell me how you like to accessorize your little black dress. For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway, and mention that you did so in a separate comment. The giveaway has been extended until tonight at 9 p.m. Good luck!

Krystina from Cooking through Cleveland is the winner! Congrats! 

Lady like inspiration

We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve ogled gorgeous blouses, vintage jewelry, and knee-length skirts. Lady like week is over, but it will not soon leave my memory. A little dramatic, I know, but this is a trend that I feel will repeat itself time and time again, and one that I will probably keep attempting to achieve long after we have moved onto something else less characteristic of my style such as minimalism. So I am leaving you with some runway images to inspire. Keep it classy ladies!

Thank you to all of my sponsors! You truly made this week amazing with your generous discounts and giveaways.  Please continue to give your support to these amazing Etsy stores:

Hannah Mayo Photography
Tonight in Paris (Discount code good until Jan. 31st)
Vintage Valley Girl
Sweet Moonlight
Arion Jewelry
Stephie Lou Vintage (Discount code good until Jan. 31st)
Natural Fashionista by Rachelle D Giveaway ends Saturday, January 29 at 10 a.m.
Moondog Cottage Giveaway ends Saturday, January 29 at 10 a.m.
Quirk Vintage Clothing
My Crochet Garden Giveaway ends Saturday, January 29 at 10 a.m.
Stories and Divinations

All other discount codes end Sunday, January 30. You can see all of the discount codes and giveaways on Facebook and Twitter.

A lady-like giveaway: Moondog Cottage

I am so excited to introduce a giveaway to Lady-Like Week here on the Cosmopolitan Clevelander. The carefully curated Etsy shop Moondog Cottage is offering one of my readers this gorgeous vintage earring and pin set. To enter, please visit the store and leave a comment below with your contact information. A winner will be chosen at random this Saturday at 10 a.m.

If you see something else you like and your order is $25 or over, contact Moondog Cottage and let them know that you heard about them via my blog and you will get free shipping. Shipping charges will be refunded after you place your order.

Happy shopping!

Contest: Your best game day outfit and $20 gift card

You know the scene: leaves are falling, football is on TV, you can’t find any excuse not to eat the entire bowl of tortilla chips and dip yourself, and you have morphed into a jersey-wearing, scream-at-the-top-of-your-lungs, angry sports fan. While only weeks/days ago you were having picnics outside wearing sundresses and sipping tea. Is that just me? So In honor of the official start to the NFL season, I am proposing a contest. Send me your best game day look. It can be as fashionable or as traditional as you like. For instance, instead of the typical jeans and jersey outfit, wear your team shirt under a blazer. Spruce it up! Add accessories. Go all out! I will choose three entries at random and then you the readers can vote for the best game day look. If you are just a college football fan, I will allow those entries as well.

And because Victoria’s Secret now offers cute team gear in their PINK NFL line, the winner will recieve a $20 gift card to Victoria’s Secret. They have a limited amount of teams, so if you can’t find your team, you will just have to spoil yourself with a new undergarment, sorry!
To enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Email your best game day look to
3. You have until September 30 to enter.

Let the games begin. Good luck!