This weekend (May 6, to be specific) marks the first birthday of The Sconnie Sling! After lurking and daydreaming about a fashion blog for months, I finally took the plunge. Since then, I’ve published 118 posts, redesigned (and redesigned again), made the switch to self-hosted (and did it all by myself), and had so much fun. I’m still full of ideas and love sharing my style and my thoughts with you. I wanted to mark the occasion and celebrate some of the women & makers who have made my first year of blogging so fun at the same time, and I was lucky enough to collaborate with those women to put together a pretty rad giveaway package, if I do say so myself!
Femme de Bloom
My very first maker spotlight post was on Femme de Bloom! Her accessories are adorable, feminine, and often have a bit of a nerdy bent that I love. Her shop is incredibly affordable, and she always seems to be having some fun sale with surprise freebies! The giveaway includes two (that’s right, two!) lovely pairs of floral earrings from the shop.
Summer Blue Jewelry
Summer Blue Jewelry is definitely one of my go-to shops for vintage-style lucite and bakelite pieces. My aesthetic really lines up well with hers, and her shop is filled with fruit, tiki, flowers, and amazing Halloween items. The oversized tiki earrings included in the giveaway are amazing statement pieces that could make any gal the queen of the tiki bar.
Daisy Jones’ Locker
I haven’t been to the actual Daisy Jones’ Locker shop yet (hopefully this fall!), but I definitely spend plenty of time making heart eyes at all the lovelies that pop up in my feed and in the online boutique! (Also the name cracks me up every time.) This tikitastic mermaid purse is going to be so hard to send away…I want it for myself!
I’ve posted several times about beautiful hair flowers from Belle Blossoms, and worn them in my outfit photos even more. Her flowers are so well-made and lovely, and the clips are wrapped in leaves so there’s no worry about hiding an ugly clip. Despite my well-known inability to be satisfied with subscription boxes, I always jump on board to order the quarterly Belle’s Beauty Box, because I know that I’ll love what I get. I love that I’ll be able to send my winner a very versatile everyday flower AND a lovely tropical one perfect for tiki vibes. And the fun isn’t just for the winner! Use the code SSAnniversary for 15% off and free shipping over $50! (This is not an affiliate code, just a lovely extra gift to my readers from a lovely lady!)
The Crybaby Club
As much as I love pretty things and vintage style, my true love will always be smashing the patriarchy. I’m so excited to include a Crybaby Club subscription box jam-packed with art and products from women all around the world all about spreading love. The Crybaby Club is all about remembering that just because you cry doesn’t mean you don’t get stuff done. As a lifelong weepy girl, it’s awesome to see other women standing up to say there’s nothing wrong with crying and nothing wrong with being emotional.
I’ll be picking a winner on May 6, so make sure to head over to my Instagram to enter! And as an extra special thank you to you, dear reader, get a super special secret bonus entry just by commenting on this post! I really appreciate the community I’ve been able to become a part of, and I’m excited to get up to even more adventures on The Sconnie Sling this year. Much love!