Modcloth's Make the Cut Contest + What's New With Me!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's been a weird month. What happened initially was that I was feeling a little down and lacking energy and just could not bring myself to write an entry. That's (one) of the unfortunate parts of being bi-polar - you start all these endeavors when you're super manic and then abandon them when you're starting to feel low. I was pretty bummed, especially since I had just shelled out some money on advertising (oh no, I'm luring people to an inactive page!) but what can ya do.

I'm still not out of my slump, but now there's more stuff going on. My parents just finished helping my grandma move to Canada from Florida so it's a bit hectic with that and my grandpa was just released from the hospital, maybe a little earlier than he should have been, considering he's on an IV and on oxygen. I've practically moved back in with my parents in the meantime to lend a helping hand and give my gramps some companionship.

However, not everything is bad! I got paid some money for house sitting while my parents were away in Florida, packing up my gram's house, I got to go in for work at an ad agency that I get to work at sporadically throughout the year and I got my first Share-a-Sale cheque. Can you say rolling in money? For me anyways!

In other exciting news, I was featured on the Modcloth blog (my fourth time!) It was a total surprise and I didn't even know until some friends on Facebook had tagged me. It really brightened my day and I was so happy to be featured alongside my friends, Elana and Pamada.

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As for the other reason I'm here, I'm announcing a really cool opportunity from Modcloth! I myself can't participate because it's for US citizens only, but you creative ladies Stateside better get on this STAT!

The dresses from the swatches (as far as I can tell) are as follows:
Cartoon Deer - Cheeriest and Dearest Dress - $94.99
Yellow and White Stripes - Difference Between White and Saffron Dress $47.99
Rainbow Dots - Chipper and Cheery Dress - $87.99
Bowling Pins - Rock and Bowl Dress - $87.99
Colourful Food - Good Enough to Eat Dress - $69.99
Blue Toile - Be Outside Dress in Delft - $74.99
Blue/Red Chevron - Lauren Moffatt Over and Overlook Dress - $409.99

There were a few couldn't find that I can only assume have been discontinued. I was too afraid to look in the abyss that is Pinterest/Google.

A few of the key details are as follows -

Submissions are accepted until 9:01am PST this Valentine's Day, 2/14. So sorry for the lack of advance notice! Like I said, a little hectic around here!

Fabric designs are to be designed using the "Air of Adorable Dress" template. This dress has been made in loads of other cute styles. Whatever choice they end up going with will be in good company!

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Special guest judge, Amanda Needham, the costume designer of Portlandia will help determine the finalists! After that, the Modcloth community will vote on the Be the Buyer page. I think this is so rad. She has such a good eye for fashion. There are so many characters on Portlandia (mostly portrayed by Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen) and they have such unique quirks and different fashion personalities. She is able to transform the actors into totally different people! Yet at the same time, while watching the show, I ALWAYS want to own what they are wearing, even if they are supposed to be a dowdy person.

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Sounds really cool right? I'd love for her to take a look at something I had whipped up!

If this sounds like your cup of tea, head over to the Modcloth blog and read the full contest rules. They were a little lengthy so I decided to spare you on here.

As for other things, I've spent way, way too much money recently. Mostly because I had more than usual. I'm going to try some of the things I read in this blog post about ways to distract yourself from shopping. A little too late for this month, but definitely going to use it in the future!

Hope you all are doing well! That's all for me! Talk soon!

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  1. No worries, dude. I know how it goes! <3 Congrats on the feature, though! That's exciting!

    - Anna

  2. Congrats on being featured by Modcloth, that's so amazing!! And it's your fourth time - you're so stylish!! I'm very happy for you!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  3. Hi, dear!

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner- I majored in costume design and technology in college! Thanks for your comment and I'm following your GFC! Lovely lavender dress !!!!!

    love, polly

  4. That galaxy dress is seriously amazing!


  5. I completely understand the feeling of being in a slump, I hope you're beginning to feel better and that your grandfather is ok! Congratulations on the ModCloth feature, four times is amazing! It's well deserved though, your featured outfit is lovely.
    I've been following your blog for a while and decided to be brave and come out of lurking to let you know I'd nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. If you'd like to take part, you can pop over to my blog ( and see the questions I've prepared, but if not that's awesome and I'll understand :) I hope you're doing well <3

  6. Congratulations on being featured on Modcloth! That's a lovely dress, too. Very classy. :) I do hope you're feeling better, too. It's no fun being in a slump like that.

    Also... I've also nominated you for the Liebster Award. Eek! Please feel free to decline, especially since Faye nominated you up there, as well! If you are interested in answering my questions, though, I would be honored:

    I hope this comment finds you well!