Lady-like winner announcements!!!

I just realized I never announced the winners of the lady-like week giveaways. Congratulations! You may come up to the podium and accept your award. Or just check your inbox because I emailed you!

Rebecca from Sweet Moonnlight won the vintage pin from My Crochet Garden.

Clare from Teacup of Whimsy won a gift valued at $32 from Natural Fashionista by Rachelle D.

 Michelle from Another Day Another Outfit won the vintage earring and pin set from Moondog Cottage.

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
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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.

70s lady

Lady like looks are not only influenced by the long poofy skirts of the 40s and 50s, but also the long-sleeved billowy blouses and high-waisted wide-leg pants of the 70s. I am not wearing said pants here, but they would be an excellent compliment to this polka-dot bow-tie blouse, which is sheer by the way. And what is more lady like than a cardigan, pearls, and a pencil skirt. The cardigan was a gift from my sister that I unfortunately had to return because of a missing button, but instantly felt OK returning when I saw this coral version.

If you haven’t already, please enter this Vintage pin and earring giveaway as well as this Floral beaded necklace giveaway. And follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more deals on Etsy. Send me your best lady like look at cosmocleve@gmail.com and I will feature it on Friday!

NY&Co. cardigan (gift); H&M top; Arden B pencil skirt; Vintage Ann Taylor shoes; Banana Republic pearl bracelet

An old classic: The striped shirt

I mentioned yesterday that part of the reason these lady-like looks are easy to wear is because they usually involve very classic pieces that you should always have in your wardrobe. I took that concept and applied it to a recent trend. Classic elements such as this knee-length black skirt, crisp white blouse, and bright red lipstick are updated by layering on a striped shirt. I also wore these brass hoop earrings and wine-color boots because of the Americana Ralph Lauren feel of this outfit. The striped shirt is definitely an old classic, but something that has been really on trend lately. So many of the classics have come back recently.
If you haven’t already, enter to win these vintage earrings and pin. And keep checking my Facebook page and twitter profile for discount codes for Etsy.¬†
Charming Charlie’s earrings (gift); NY&Co. blouse; Ralph Lauren top; Skirt (?); Franco Sarto boots

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!