28 November 2010

Loni Vintage Giveaway

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One of my longtime sponsors, Loni Vintage, thought it would be fun to giveaway this oversized pair of sunglasses this week and I couldn't agree more. Sunglasses are often neglected as an accessory for winter, but these are perfect for blocking that snowy glare or hiding behind after a night of too many holiday cocktails. All you have to do for a chance to call them your own is leave a comment on this post. Any random thought will do... tell me what you're reading, your favorite holiday indulgence, your pet's name. The first thing that pops into your head!

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160 comments:

Amanda Rosenkvist said...

Hi! You are very beautiful, I think.

sarah nicole said...

Oh, I love these!

Pet Name: Sar Bear

Penny Dreadful said...

My random thought is that reading books is so much more fun in cold weather. In summer you feel as though you have to go out and enjoy the sunshine, but in winter, when it is grey and cold outside and the wind is rattling the windowpanes... there is nothing nicer than staying in bed all Sunday morning and reading a really great novel. I know, because that is exactly what I did this morning (complete with hot coffee and pastries).

creme powder ♥ said...

love them <3
i love everything in retro style <3

MARISA said...

although i would wear these to block the glare from the snow...i'm going to bali over xmas and i would LOVE to have a new pair of glasses to wear

they are so perfect

Hailey Grace said...

i love these! they remind me of jackie o - i would wear them with a nice pair of dark jeans and a black turtleneck - to channel miss o! (ps - my cat's name is jackie o - how fitting!)

thanks for sharing the giveaway!

(email: hailey dot wierzbicki at gmail dot com or herlongwayhome at gmail dot com)

Miss Faith & Miss B said...

Love these wonderful glasses!
Here's a lyric for you: "I'd rather be a forest than a street. Yes I would, if I could. I surely would./ I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet."
I was just listening to Simon & Garfunkel. My ears are in love! Happy Sunday!
Love, Benicia

Blythe and Charlotte said...

I am very excited to get my first follower for my blog!

-Charlotte
allesmode2010@blogspot.com

(There are two writers for this blog so if you get another entry with that same url that's why).

elventryst said...

I just learned that the closest two languages to English are Scots and Frisian. I have never even heard of Frisian, but it's spoken by 500,000 people-- in parts of Germany, Holland, and Sweden, I think. Fascinating, don't you think? I've been searching the internet to learn about second language acquisition (I want to learn German), and I'm finding so much interesting information relation to language learning.

Anyhoo, those sunglasses rock! And I was just thinking earlier today that I need a pair :) Fingers crossed!

the perfect drug said...

lovely sunglasses!:)
well, I'm in Portugal and winter is comming, I'm frozen here! brrrr

Sara C said...

OK...first thought: the smell of paperwhites is my favorite scent of the holidays. My mom plants them every single year indoors in the fall so they will bloom around christmas. They're a very fragrant, tiny, white bloom that grows from a bulb.

And those sunglasses are fabulous :)

Erin M. Evans said...

love love love big sunglasses, love love love vintage, and my pups name is basil! Thanks for all the great posts!

Maggie said...

Hmm- here's a random thought: I watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly on my flight to CO this week and I loved it!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alex said...

The first thing that pops into my head is that think that I don't really understand all the hype about Kayne West's new album. I've heard people raving about it for the past while so I checked it out. I think I could like the music if the lyrics weren't so vulgar. I mean I'm not super straight edge or anything, but there is some abrasive content in that album. I will admit to liking the sound of it though.

Also, I'm loving the new H&M and Lanvin line. To die for!

Alex (m.alexloewen@gmail.com)

Emma said...

I'm loving these glasses, and am glad I'm the first one to comment...is it enough to secure them, though?! And can they be shipped to the UK?!

Anyway, loving the other pics, especially the H&M bird print dress x

Fla said...

hmm I LOVE those sunglasses!
And my pet's name is Katze!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

I just watched Niagara for the first time and found Jean Peters absolutely amazing! Too random? ;D

Sally said...

Right now I'm thinking about how badly I want a 2nd tattoo!

These sunglasses are so cute :)

Sally

meeyeehere said...

Hey,I DIG on these shades! Awesome! I would love to have them,I even have a scarf to match.How fabulous is that?? Please count me in and thank you so much!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

I love these glasses they're so cute!

kitschymommy @ gmail.com

MissMitchell said...

My thoughts from the uk. Snow is on it's way and how better to watch snow fall than watching breakfast at tiffany with a hit coco and a fluffy blanket :)

MissMitchell said...

My thoughts from the uk. Snow is on it's way and there is no better way to watch the snow fall than being tick up in a fluffy blanket watching breakfast at tiffany with some hit coco :)

platformshoesandwintercoat said...

White chocolate hot cocoa is delicious!

Inspiration DC said...

These sunglasses are so adorable I'd love to have them as my own. I'd wear them all winter and summer long!

Also I'm currently reading the Geography of Bliss and my dogs name is Max!

The Daughter of God and Alexandre Dumas said...

my cat's name is leo, he is a rescued cat, a fighter and survivor!

Amanda B said...

My random thought is that these glasses are amazing! Also, I just want to say that I love your blog and have been reading for quite some time now, but randomly leave comments. Definitely one of my favorite blogs! : )

Ruthie said...

I'm in Australia, so these glasses couldn't have come at a more perfect time for me!
Random thought: I'm so very happy this morning :).I've got the day off work, so I thought I'd spend it eating bagels and doing some serious vintage accesory shopping for a retro party. Wish me luck! Xx

maphi said...

i've been invited to a winter ball and have no idea what to wear :/

xoxo

Miss Claire said...

Ohh, too cute! I have a rabbit called Chomby; he is also too cute! He lives inside and likes to have the fur between his ears patted.

x

casey said...

Oooh... I adore sunglasses all year 'round!

Favorite holiday indulgence: sugar cookies! I made up my list of Christmas cookies to bake this year (I make enough to give to family and friends) and they were top on my list. I have such a sweet tooth that anything really sugary appeals to me. But sugar cookies are a favorite because they can be decorated to the nines! (One of my favorite parts of holiday baking.) lol.

♥ Casey | blog

Pam said...

I'm reading The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe and loving anything vintage.

These glasses are adorable thanks for doing the giveaway!

Diana said...

These are so beautiful! My random thought - there's nothing better than spending all day curled up on the couch with a cozy blanket, some green tea and a good book.

Emm said...

These are amazing! I've been wanting a similar pair but the vintage version would be devine!

My random facts
Im reading: Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
My favorite holiday indulgence: taking film photos
My pet's name: Penny Lane and shes a little black poodle

=)
Emma
Spindizzyfall.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Super neat glasses!
My pet's name is Doug - he is a big brown dog, and I'm currently about 2 pages off finishing reading Dracula.
xx

Emma said...

I agree, Winter sunglasses are a must! They stop my eyes watering in the icy wind!

My thought relates to Mad Men since I've just began season 2 and it's about how annoying Pete Campbell is! haha!

staceymichelle99 said...

Random Thought-I'm new to this giveaways. Thought it would be fun to enter and actually win something.

queta said...

I always thought that pecan pie was much too rich for more than one slice. Not so this year! :)

Cel said...

I have light eyes - hazel - and I even wear sunglasses when it's cloudy in winter because the snowy glare is hard on my eyes. And these sunglasses are so pretty!

Carrie Smith said...

Just found your blog a week ago, and I love it! Lots of fashion ideas.

papercrow said...

I eat popsicles in the winter and soup in the summer.

papercrow said...

I eat popsicles in the winter.

Erin said...

My random thought is that I'm watching The Rocketeer on Syfy right now for the first time in almost 15 years. And what's great is that I'm able to recognize so many actors in it now that I had no idea who they were when I first saw this movie. It's great! :)

spring said...

Love them! My favorite holiday indulgence is Ghiradelli peppermint bark. Yum!

Jessica said...

i would look good in these!!! Also, I really like your blog< one of my faves.

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Lee Guy said...

Hi! Love these! My random thought is that I am not looking forward to tomorrow. School. Ick.

Alicia said...

The only thing I am thinking about is my little girl spending the night at her grandparents.
It would be lovely to win these fantastic frames that I could eventually pass down to her!

alicia dot g dot ferguson at gmail

JRose said...

My pet's name is Dexter and I love these sunglasses!

Jackelyn

Alexis said...

Hmmm, my random thought is that things mostly don't turn out the way we hope... sorry to be a downer, bit of a bummer of a day. A new pair of adorable glasses might help! :)

Amy said...

Because I was wayyyyyy hungover today and, even in the gray light of a pre-winter Sunday, needed some serious shadin'.

Slmason said...

the first thing that popped into my head was... How AMAZING these Sunglasses were and how cute they would look with A Cute flirty dress, Big chunky Scarf and sweater, and of course the perfect over the knee leather boots!
BRilliant! <3

Slmason said...

the first thing that popped into my head was... How AMAZING these Sunglasses were and how cute they would look with A Cute flirty dress, Big chunky Scarf and sweater, and of course the perfect over the knee leather boots!
BRilliant! <3

Aunt Vanessa said...

I just watched the Wicked Witch of the West melt away on Wizard of Oz!

leilani.e said...

one word: Toblerone!

Jessica said...

These glasses are simple and chic! Adorable!

My latest holiday indulgence: persimmon crisp. Very easy to make, and not too guilty since it's mostly fruit!

Rebecca said...

My dog is Maddie, and my cats are Bill and Kiddo.

erika jane said...

baked two loaves of julekake this evening.
now crocheting an afghan while reading blogs and listening to smog.
still waiting for snow.

Margaret said...

Hi there, I tried red lipstick today. It wasn't as pretty as it is on you. You look GORGEOUS with red lipstick. I'm totally jealous. :)

littlequeen513 said...

Hazelnut, velvet, swans, and lollypops.

MaTante Relish Vintage said...

"People letting go to the left, letting go to the right
And it feels so good Im flying high tonight
If you got to go bye, Ill go with you if its hot
But I cant go anywhere without my SUNGLASSES"

MaTante Relish Vintage said...

"People letting go to the left, letting go to the right
And it feels so good Im flying high tonight
If you got to go bye, Ill go with you if its hot
But I cant go anywhere without my SUNGLASSES"

MaTante Relish Vintage said...

"People letting go to the left, letting go to the right
And it feels so good Im flying high tonight
If you got to go bye, Ill go with you if its hot
But I cant go anywhere without my SUNGLASSES"

MaTante Relish Vintage said...

"People letting go to the left, letting go to the right
And it feels so good Im flying high tonight
If you got to go bye, Ill go with you if its hot
But I cant go anywhere without my SUNGLASSES"

MaTante Relish Vintage said...

"People letting go to the left, letting go to the right
And it feels so good Im flying high tonight
If you got to go bye, Ill go with you if its hot
But I cant go anywhere without my SUNGLASSES"

MaTante Relish Vintage said...

"People letting go to the left, letting go to the right
And it feels so good Im flying high tonight
If you got to go bye, Ill go with you if its hot
But I cant go anywhere without my SUNGLASSES"

Shlee said...

Blocking out the sun bouncing off the snow is right! It makes me miserable (though I do love me some snow)...

Shlee said...

Blocking out the sun bouncing off the snow is right! It makes me miserable (though I do love me some snow)...

Kyla said...

Those glasses are amazing! And my dog's name is Iggy Pop :)

bluecollarkyla@gmail.com

hmw said...

great glasses.

i have 2 dogs. a chihuahua named ruby and a chocolate lab named dugan. they are the sweetest.

x,
heather

Kristian said...

Cool! Very smart to have sunglasses- especially with my light eyes...

Kristian said...

Cool! Very smart to have sunglasses- especially with my light eyes...

Kristian said...

Cool! Very smart to have sunglasses- especially with my light eyes...

Adey said...

these are beautiful. what a unique shape... <3

adeyteshome@gmail.com

LivingInSong said...

I'm eating pumpkin pie at the moment! How's that for random? Those glasses are lovely!

itwashappiness said...

My name is Rachel and I am a Procrastinator Queen.
Lovely sunglasses!
My dog's name is Charlie. We found him, abandoned and wandering the street a few short weeks ago. He's doing well now :)

BARGAIN BEX said...

i'd even wear those sunglasses at night. uh-huh. yeah.

bex.

Candy said...

I see that Modcloth is one of your sponsors. I LOVE modcloth!!!

bravegrrl said...

i'm super excited to get a christmas tree <3

bones said...

I should stop procratinating on school work and just write the darn paper but I can't cause vinitage things keep catching my eye on the internet!

Plummy said...

These are cute! I love following your blog, you always have the cutest vintage looks. Yay for holiday food! <--my random thought.

-Plummy
plummyplum@hotmail.com

donnellbw said...

These sunglasses are ah-mazing! If I owned them I would wear them with over the knee boots, black knit leggings and a long beige chunky comfy sweater while indulging in one of my favourite holiday treats. A starbucks speciality christmas drink. Now I love my starbucks in general, but when I see the red cups and am able to order a peppermint mocha I get very giddy. Giddy because they remind me that christmas is coming!
Donnell

Colors of Sophie said...

James Dean's last words were "They've got to see us"

nette said...

awww...these would be perfect for me today. i just can't get enough sleep these days and they would cover my really tired looking eyes in a very stylish way... :)

Giada e Chiara said...

I love these sunglasses!! ^-^

Vanessa said...

These sunnies would be perfect for glamming up a super-layered winter look. Gotta love chunky knits, faux-fur and tortoise-shell glasses. Cheers!
-V

Traci said...

Sitting here in snow covered county Meath, Ireland, I'm considering braving the cold to bus into Dublin to shop for Christmas decorations.....but hot tea, socks, and a good book by the fire sound very tempting!

viv said...

Hi!
I'm planning to bake some saffron cake tonight ♥

Carolyn said...

I wonder if this is internationally open? Its summer here in Sydney and those sunglasses would do me perfectly!

Luchie said...

My dog's name is DOLLAR!!!

Oh I heart those glasses, so adorable!

Becca said...

nothing better than a bowl of hot porridge on a cold morning, with cinnamon, raisins and runny honey stirred in!

and what beautiful glasses!

susi said...

I hope this is it. I normally don't have any luck with giveaways:(

Susana
contact: oliveira.s.susana@gmail.com

Kristin said...

Such nice sunglasses!
I just started reading Mark Twain's "new" Autobiography. It's really good so far!

oollah said...

I decorated the tree yesterday and I love the way it looks glowing in the dark. <3

The Daily Fashionista said...

Where the heck will I be putting up the tree this year? Is that random enough?...hehe..I've been thinking about it all day.

Love those glasses so I hope I win:)

NEM1976 said...

Ik houd van winter maar het is nu echt te koud = I love winter but it's too cold right now.

bananasplitmoon said...

random thought: your blog evokes lots of wonderful memories since i spent my exchange year in lancaster (lived in reading) and everytime you mention certain places (goggleworks etc) it just jumps at me...

nice work. thx

Dainty Librarian Vintage said...

Gorgeous!

Carys said...

Lovely glasses! A random fact: Your blog was the first I ever found. For a while, I thought it was the only vintage fashion blog on the whole web.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

welikebobdylan said...

I wish I could have another kid just so i could name him Townes. And I wouldn't let him near these glasses cuz if he's anything like the one I've already got, these beauties would be broken in less than 10.

Lexie said...

I'm so sleepy, but these glasses are lovely.

lexie dot smyth at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

These remind me of my Grandma on Summer Sundays when I was young. I would love to relive these memories a bit by wearing these beauties!!

Desideria Madrid said...

My pet's name is Frida! (;-p

Desideria Madrid said...

My pet's name is Frida! (;-p

Danna said...

My initial thought...love these shades!

Maja said...

Ok, nice glasses;) At the moment I'm reading Roman by Polanski, a biography, while I'm writing an exsam paper on Jean-Luc Godard and his women. All that reading makes me need the glasses haha;)

Love your blog;)

ali said...

Wow! Such an interesting shape. I need these to cover my tired eyes during exam season.

Ali

ali said...

Wow! Such an interesting shape. I need these to cover my tired eyes during exam season.

Ali

Ginta said...

The random thought - I wish winter was over! Today was the first really cold day and the thought that it was just the first day makes me somehow blue.

BTW, perfect sunnies :)

jessica said...

im thinking that my face hurts because in true dramatic style i slipped on some ice during the weekend and managed to land on my face. yes my face. and now i have a black eye, ill need the shades to hide it. X

Fashion from the Red Garden Room said...

Loving the Glasses!!

Lena said...

My random thought o' the day is: I love the Fall, but I hate the sound of noisy leaf blowers!

Keilit said...

Though these sunglasses are amazing, I can't stop thinking why all red-headed men look just the same. They are all like twins and it sucks when you had one as your bf...

keilit@femme.ee

jane + jen said...

my kitty winston came inside filthy juat a few minutes ago. he had to get a quick bath.....i know, you're probably thinking i'm covered in scratches, but he's the greatest cat ever and didn't do that. or even squirm really.....

i guess he wanted to be clean.

love these glasses. loved reading everyones thoughts.

xo~jane

Destrehan's Daughter said...

This would be my fifth pair of sunglasses if you pick me!

Rachel said...

I would love a pair of vintage sunglasses! As I grow older, my eyes seem to get more and more sensitive to the sun...

Linnie@307Knox said...

I think Gwyneth Paltrow's character in "The Royal Tenenbaums" would wear these (and I would too)!

Rubyellen said...

i would like a cupcake!

CaramelLatteKiss said...

Very retro! I could have great fun pretending to Audrey Hepburn in these.
Random thought? I need some more chunky cardigans in my life.

Nadinoo said...

ooOOo how my peepers would smile behind these beauties! x

LoveCharlesVintage said...

Bobby Vinton has been playing for the entire month! I love the song Mr. Lonely.

Michelle said...

I can't wait to catch sunbeams with those sunglasses! =D

Best, Michelle

Kate Bickmore said...

Too cute! I need more sunglasses in my life!
Random fact- My last purchase was a lionhead bunny, who I named Gatsby! (after my favorite book!!)

Diana said...

I just discovered your blog and I'm in love!!! so great! I'm a follower

...and I just realised this afternoon that Chritmas is almost here :)

Diana said...

Love these! I'm reading Papillon which I just figured out is a true story. Unbelievable!

Flora said...

These are adorable!
Beginning of dead week/finals week --reading your blog definitely brightens up my day (and also makes me want to completely overhaul my wardrobe) :)

Catarina said...

Why not? Maybe I'll get lucky!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

My cat's name is Taliesin. He's awesome. so are these sunglasses.

Lindsey said...

I've recently become obsessed with blues artists from the 50s and 60s. I just can't stop listening to it.

Nerds and Big Words said...

My random thought is how good warm soup tastes on a cold day :)Would love to win these glasses they are so cute.

Jeri Jack said...

Two things popped in my head! 1. My dog's name is Juliet
2. I LOVE those glasses!!!!

Ami said...

I like peanut butter... on my pretzles! Yum!

MadisonHarruff said...

Hi there :)
I think you are absolutely fabulous.


That is all.






-Madison

Amy said...

I have commandeered my dad's Ray Bans circa 1981, but these beauties would be mine, all mine. And I have an old dog named Cousin Emma.

Mrs. BrownAbles said...

I just finished watching the movie Greenberg.
Want those sunglasses real bad.

Dandy Al said...

i just started reading Zeitoun By Dave Eggers (I highly recommend it) and my kitten's name is Charo.

june said...

Ciao Sallyjane, I'm June from Venice. Here's almost snowing.
Ciao

Dafna said...

awesome sunglasses!!!

Dafna Herskovitz
dafnaher@gmail.com

improper miss said...

A song to listen to:

Tonight - Sibylle Baier

I only just heard about her, but am so glad I did.

Sara said...

these glasses are lovely!

i think the most repulsive thing in the entire world is that little white bit at the center of an orange (just eating my lunch, that was the first thing that popped into my head).

melissa said...

gorgeous!

i have one window in my house so all of plants hang out there ever other day. It's a part-time job!

C said...

those glasses are fantastic!

I like to eat frosting out of the can. my friends think it's weird, but I think it's delicious. just one of those things I picked up from my family and never realized wasn't normal until someone told me so.

Jess said...

Wish me luck as I apply for Ph.D. programs!! And I'm very excited to find your blog :)

Erin said...

One of the many things I love about the holidays... mandarine oranges!

erin
eecarter@ucalgary.ca

babalisme said...

I used to have a pair of glasses like that! yes, it was my reading glasses not sunglasses. I wore it to my 7th grade class and thought how everyone else look boring in their tiny normal frame. Everyone else thought of me as a lunatic of course, not very fashion forward.:)

Elizabeth said...

As a child my Mother picked me up from pre-school and instead of driving home, we sat in the carpark as Mum modelled her various selection of new sunglasses for me to decide. It was a beautiful Autumn afternoon and I remember the sun rays dancing off the dashboard. It's quite odd that I remembered that, but in case your wondering I chose a light green pair, as it was the early 90s afterall.
Love your work as it is a constant source of inspiration.
Elizabeth

Kat said...

I used to dream of these sort of glasses...now i'm crossing my fingers so my dream will come true xxx

katch05 at gmail dot com

SpaceRacer said...

These glasses remind me of Audrey Hepburn. No specific movie or character, just her.

My random thought: Blowing bubbles is more fun when you are older.

Lauren said...

Buying vintage has been on my mind the whole day! These sunglasses are the perfect find!

Lisa said...

this remind me of my grandma.
-Lisa

Loni said...

Hi guys! I'm so happy you all love this pair! good luck for all of you!

Loni
Loni Vintage

bestie said...

I just started a new job and my bosses keep handing out cookies, candybars and lollipops to their employees almost everyday. I don't know if that is normal behavior but I'm certainly not complaining! (;

thecapriciousclub(at)gmail(dot)com

secondhand_awkward said...

thank goodness we get wine at work on wednesdays.

harmonybatham said...

those are beautiful! I love wrapping gifts for Christmas-i get a little crazy and everything coordinates-it is a little indulgence for me -with real ribbon, handmade tags...it just looks so pretty under the tree!

thevintageyear said...

You'll get a lot of pet name ones I should think! One of my cats' name is Achtung, german for Warning or Beware or something. My other half suggested it because of the song Achtung, Baby and for some reason I had a brain flunk and thought it was a Radiohead song rather than a U2 song... I wouldn't have agreed to it if I hadn't mistakenly thought that for a second. Now we are stuck with it! Amazingly though it suits him.

Tołpyga said...

Random thought? It goes like this: I really, really don't like winter. That reminds me that I also hate summer. Which may lead to a conclusion I'm kinda moaning minnie or something. But I'm not! I like animals, cats especially. And all those fluffy bear-like ones too. And plushies. You know, I've got two plush dogs - Siegfried and Ulrich. They're just pure awesomeness :D Oh, and hungarian. That's why I'm going to study hungarian filology and start working as translator from hungarian.
Is it enough random? I hope so :D
Greets, A.

Ramona said...

Oh, hun, seeing these sunglasses You can't think anything else just how AMAZING they are and how FIERCE they would look with different looks. My heart is melting, so super chic they are!


xo Ramona

TheMadTwins said...

Wow, these glasses are totally amazing! I love the shape so much, I was looking for one like that, but sadly I didn't found it. But this one is lovely ^___^

Great post, Loves, London. x

KatieRose said...

I wish we had cold weather in southern california. today was over 70!!

Meagan said...

Lovely shades! Just what I neeeed, during this cold, snowy winter in Oregon. Just so I can pretend the sun is out!

Little Amy said...

So, so cute! Right now I'm writing an essay. I've found that in War and Peace there is often glittering, glistening, and sparkling meteorological or cosmogonical phenomena, and it is always connected with a character finding solid ground to orient themselves cosmologically and come to a new understanding of something.

I hope to sparkle in these glasses!