Monday, February 21, 2011

Giveaway! 1970s Trends for Spring 2011

Note: This Giveaway has ended.
Feja Beha Erichsen in Vogue Nippon, August 2010
About four to five times a year I empty my closet and take a hard look at the reality laid out before me in a pile on bed.  Every-time I come to this conclusion--I need more clothes.

Of course, I really don't...but I usually pair these emptying out sessions with internet perusals of the latest fashion trends.  It is in that moment of anguish, when I realize that no one in Milan consulted me,
(alas, there is no designer that is showing sweats and bunny slippers as couture) that I make the cry for clothes.  It is usually right after that moment of anguish that my husband finds an excuse that removes him from the proximity of the clothing bomb that has gone off in the bedroom.

In years past, I have run out and picked up a few things to bring my wardrobe back into 'Zen'...but this year is different.  This year the proverbial belt is tight.  So how to capture the Spring 2011 trends without killing the budget?  Vintage accessories.

The look from many high end designers for Spring and Summer 2011 was 1970s influenced.  There was a return to tailored, but feminine pieces with a little late 60s early 70s flair.  There was a move toward soft sheer layers, preppy grandma-inspired bags, and colors that ranged from rust to ocean-y aquas.

So in honor of this 1970s chic-ness, and for the sake of budgets everywhere that cannot drop extra cash on a whole new wardrobe, this week I am giving away a few choice accessories that would look fabulous with say, something a little like the pic at the left.

The giveaway winners will be announced Monday morning February 28th, 2011.  Winners will be chosen at random, based on a number assigned to your comment to this weeks blog posts.  You must post a comment to be included in the giveaway!  Make sure that I have your email, either through adding it to your comment, through messaging me here on the blog, or by following me on the blog.  I also Twitter user name Beteabonshop, and I will Tweet the winners as well.

Here's your first available prize!
  This is a seventies era white faux leather clutch, a sheer chiffon scarf in the hot right now aquas and a pair of vintage Avon clip ons with a great faux turquoise look. Comment now to win this set!!

All provided by the Beteabon Shop on Etsy. USA, Canada only.


  1. not that i can find a use for them, but my dear, those are fab accessories. love the sheer scarf color and pattern. would make a great wall treatment. great little clutch as well.

    i can absolutely see you in these. reminds me of some of the things you'd wear on our Piqua movie trips.


  2. So Chic, I think that some of these styles are bringing a bit of class back to our wardrobe! Thanks.

  3. I grew up in the 70's and these items really bring me back in time. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Wow, what a beautiful scarf! I love the colors! It makes me happy just looking at it.


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  5. Beautiful items. I could definitely see these fitting into my wardrobe.

  6. Brings back memories for sure.
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  7. I adore the pretty scarf and these would look great with my spring wardrobe.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. I love the earrings -- what a great prize -- thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Awesome prizes!

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  10. All very adorable. The earings are very creative.

    Thankyou for the giveaway.

  11. Very cool! Love seeing trends from the past!