Friday, 3 July 2009

Win: Charade Summer Style With The Original Doll


*** Competition Now Closed ***

Summer, I think we'd all agree, is about the outdoors lifestyle, completely and utterly, a time to take advantage of the warm sunshine and whole host of social extravaganzas. But hot weather doesn't have to mean denim cut-offs and worn down flip-flops, no no, with help from a few favourite accessories, summer can be stylish.

A Picnic on the Beach


Whether it's a week away from it all, or just a hot afternoon where you can grab it, time spent on the coast is a must for any stylish sun-seeker, and what better way than with a few sandwiches to share around? Just because you're frolicking in the elements, however, doesn't mean you should neglect to accessorize. This rose pendant epitomizes casual chic and is easy as pie to slip off when you head for a dip!

A Garden BBQ

Ah BBQ's... they just make summer for me, and this is the kind of look that'll really stand out at any such shindig. A sweet summer dress paired with eye-catching wedges set off with this oversized flower bracelet. Perfection.

A Tea Party in the Park

Dangerously twee and yet utterly irresistible, a tea party in the park should definately be on any girly-girl's agenda this summer (UK Lady Bloggers meet up anyone?) With a couple of flasks of sweet tea and a light cardigan as the festivities slip into twilight, a simple Alice band is all you need to round up this lovely look.

A Glitzy Event

If you're lucky enough to be on the guest list to any rather swish affairs this season, then you've probably been obsessing over what you'll wear for weeks! Here's my idea for a sleek yet stand-out ensemble, with these glitter ball earrings providing just the right amount of sparkle!



And now for the really good bit, all four of these gorgeous statement accessories are up for grabs, courtesy of awesome online store The Original Doll.com. All four, I kid you not. All you need to do is...

♥ Get your Polyvore on, showcasing your idea of summer style.

♥ Begin your look's title 'Charade Summer Style - '

♥ Include a brief explanation of your look and a link to this competition in the notes section when publishing.

♥ Leave a link to your contributionn in the comments section of this post.

In two weeks, I shall choose the four most original, exciting and inventive ideas as the winners. You can enter as many times as you like with different looks as long as you follow the above guidelines for each one separately. Don't say I don't do right by you Charadettes! Good luck!

26 comments:

*eLLa* said...

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emobopeep said...

The garden BBQ look is so sweet (: Once summer comes around again here I'll be sure to try it out.

Anonymous said...

Great Post! Love theoriginaldoll.com! XXX

Jennifer said...

I love every single one of these looks, thank you so much for the inspiration!

Samantha said...

Love. <3

sarah said...

some great looks! i especially love the red dress in the garden bbq look, very cute.

my summer style outfit (description below the set):

http://www.polyvore.com/charade_summer_style_beside_seaside/set?id=10054212

Samantha said...

I can't tell you how much fun I had with this. I don't get to spend a lot of money on clothes, so it was fun to design an outfit with things that don't just come from department stores! Even if I don't win this is time well spent imagining and pondering.

http://www.polyvore.com/charade_summer_style_wild/set?id=10066374

Alice said...

Really great post! Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=10095748

pick me xx

Neira said...

the look for garden bbq is so cute! i love how vintage it looks!

Claire said...

Here's an idea for a non-floral outfit for a slightly formal garden party!!

http://www.polyvore.com/charade_summer_style_non-floral_garden/set?id=10165367

Anonymous said...

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=10225281

Inspired by Clockwork Orange, London Town, Mods, and angry people everywhere. Add a little attitude to your summer style.

Claire said...

Another entry! Hooray! This one is "A rockabilly's holiday wardrobe". 1950s vintage inspired.

http://www.polyvore.com/charade_summer_style_rockabillys_holiday/set?id=10239128

Just Another Hofeling said...

It's a simple look! Because sometimes simpler is better!
http://www.polyvore.com/charade_summer/set?id=10242409

This is fun, I think I just might have to enter some more!

emily said...

http://www.polyvore.com/charade_summer_style_frolic-ready_frock/set?id=10257242

Love Polyvore, great idea for a competition!

Anonymous said...

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=6852686

Picture the scene: Scorching white pebbles, azure sky, the sun gently warming you through to your bones, then effortlessly stepping into the night just by changing your shoes and necklace to sip on sparkly cocktails in a chic greek taverne....ahhh a greek holiday (I should work for a travel agent)xxx

Aik said...

My favourite among the four is A Glitzy Event!
This is my first creation:

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=10243909

Featuring the ever-so-popular colour combination : Black & White

It's simple, but it's really gorgeous!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

first entry: with my two favorite designers i hope to someday buy one piece from :)
http://www.polyvore.com/charade_summer_style_marc_et/set?id=10281031
-Meg

Aik said...

My second set:

http://www.polyvore.com/charade_summer_style/set?id=10273980

A girlish yet sophisticated style.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

here's my second entry:

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=10288707

this is very addictive!

Aik said...

My third set --- Summer Fairytale Fashion!

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=10290293

A beautiful set featuring a gorgeous strapless satin bubble dress, some precious bling blings and other luxurious items!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

My fourth set --- At The Beach

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=10292912

A lovely beach-themed collection.

Featured items : Red hot swimsuit, Red Round Oxford Sunglasses, EMILIO PUCCI Beach towel, Red floral flip flops, beach philosophy by BRi&NAT, Juicy Couture Classic Beach Tote & Beach Plaque.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=10389476

rock2fastforx3 said...

first set-

www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=10058750

rock2fastforx3 said...

second set-

www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=10308477

rock2fastforx3 said...

third set-

www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=1039403

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