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Giveaway :: Zelma Rose

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Our love for accessories here at The Bright Side Project is no secret. We love to wax poetic about how easily the right accessory can turn a seemingly insignificant outfit into something spectacular and I will go on record as stating that choosing the perfect accessory can drastically impact the way your day will go. Think about it. You have accessories you love, right? Either a ring or a scarf or a bag that just plain makes you feel like you are the best you possible whenever you use it. The beauty of my statement is that your “perfect” accessory can change on a daily basis. Variety is the spice of life, after all.
Oh, friends, I am so excited to introduce you to today’s contributor. Lisa Anderson Shaffer is the owner/designer behind Zelma Rose. This is the kind of shop that inspires you to go out and have the kind of day worthy of such treasures. These are the types of treasures that beg for adventure, for truth seeking, for creative endeavors. I mean, honestly, could you possibly have a bad day wearing this Heart Necklace? (I couldn’t.) Find the perfect accessory for the fashionable ladies and gents in your life (um, yourself included) and then tell us how your day goes. Swimmingly, I’m sure.

Zelma Rose is giving away one Yellow and Grey Geometric Fabric Statement Necklace on Antique Brass Chain to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, February 26th. Comments now closed…good luck!
Please visit Zelma Rose and tell us: what were you wearing the first time you can remember feeling  pretty/handsome/beautiful?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, March 4th, to see if you’ve won!
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    Jessica says:

    Standing in front of my husband in my birthday suit on our wedding night. I have never felt more beautiful than that moment, and I wasn’t wearing a thing.

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    Jenni says:

    My grandmothers jewelry. I remember being about 6 years old and standing in her bedroom. I covered myself head to toe in her costume jewelry wearing a pillbox hat and some of her beautiful bejeweled flats. I even had a little lace fan in my hand and I felt like such a lady. I remember her smile as I twirled around the room and I don’t know if it was the loving look she gave or all of the sparkles I was wearing, but I truly felt beautiful in that moment.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i’m not very girly, so getting all gussied up for my wedding was one of those rare moments for me.

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    Cathy Franck says:

    The first time I felt really pretty was when I was 6 and was wearing a blue and white ballerina costume for a dance recital. In the pictures I’m  standing on the front lawn in white tights, a tutu, and a giant Bo-Peep thing on my head! The second time I have felt especially pretty was on my wedding day. 

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    Anne H. says:

    I remember every year at Easter getting dressed in a hand smoked dress made by my grandma and white gloves and white patent leather shoes and always feeling pretty :)
    I love the chalkboard pockets they are sweet and so clever.

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    Liza Glick says:

    I was dressed up in a beautiful dress!

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    Aleta says:

    When I was around 12 I ran to the grocery store with my dad to pick up a couple things for dinner and a stranger stopped me to tell me I was beautiful. I remember being so over the moon I couldn’t believe that someone who didn’t know me at all would say that to me.

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    Noma says:

    A Southpole gold and black track suit. Oh the 90s! (more like “oh boy”)

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    Courtney J says:

    Sounds a little cliche but I was graduating from 8th grade (yeah, my middle school did graduations for that) and I was wearing a light blue dress with little flowers all over it. I felt soooo pretty because I hadn’t worn a dress like that before in school.

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    Emily B says:

    When I was 8, one of my parent’s friends had me walk as a model in her Design School fashion show. Sitting in the chair having my hair pulled and preened by professionals, I felt like I had made it. This was it. This was my destiny: beauty and glamor in one tiny package. Tossing my hair and strutting with an unnatural bounce, I walked like a glamorous streak down that runway in a navy and white jumpsuit with a big pink bow on the front. Needless to say, when I twirled, not once, not twice, but three times, the crowd went wild. I’ve never felt so beautiful. Did I keep the souvenir t-shirt for years and try to show off that II was a model? Yeah. I did. Did my husband (yes, nearly 20 years later) have to throw it away to prevent me from wearing it in public? Maybe….

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    Nikki says:

    1989, I was 14, wearing a silky turquoise tank top with a turquoise  leather belt tucked into a long color splashed flow-y skirt with 2 inch neutral colored high heels (and I had a magenta pink bra and panty set on underneath) and I looked up from shrugging off the little jacket that matched the skirt to leave it in the car and I saw my boyfriend’s face and I knew I looked as beautiful to him as I had felt when I was getting dressed to go out.  He was my first boyfriend.  My parents and family had told me I was beautiful. He had told me I was beautiful. But catching that unguarded look on his face made me feel beautiful all the way to my bones.  The line of the clothes, the colors, the style of those times to my body right at that moment was perfect and that stylish, first hint of sexiness, is something that I have always tried to achieve in dressing, hair, makeup, ever since–timeless, personal beauty & style!

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    Melelina says:

    A short black dress for my university graduation.

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    Heather N. says:

    This is such a great question! The first time I remember feeling beautiful was when I went to my first school dance in 7th grade – I was wearing a black dress and high heals and I felt like a million bucks! Looking back at the pictures is a whole other story though… :)

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    Rachael H. says:

    i know this seems cliche but my wedding!! my dress was PERFECT and i felt amazing. :)

    thanks for the chance!

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    Theresa says:

    When I was four and I was wearing a Barbie Halloween costume, complete with plastic mask.

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    jane says:

    in a pretty dress when i was 4. we were taking a family portrait for when my dad got his masters degree and i think the whole picture taking made me feel pretty good about myself that day :)

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    Madelyn says:

    I have two distinct memories. The first, a white and blue dress – almost sailor-like that I wore to church. I just loved that dress.

    The second time was my grade 13 formal/prom. It was the first time I really took a risk and claimed my fashion stance. It was a form fitting art-deco graphic dress that was certainly not a traditional prom dress. It felt fun and daring- which was refreshing!

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    Brittany K says:

    my junior year prom in highschool. I was asked out by a senior (!) and had an amazing dress, spray tan and hair. It was so fun!

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    Tiffany says:

    I was in first grade and it was picture day. I had on an outfit that was white and neon pink striped. I matched from head to toe, but my favorite piece of the outfit was a beaded necklace. Each bead was painted white on one side and pink on the other. From that point on I loved the feeling of having on a complete outfit.

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    Tiffany A. says:

    I was probably about 4 years old and my mom bought me a matching nightgown fore and my cabbage patch doll. I remember getting my baby dressed and putting on my matching purple nightgown and coming out into the living room and modeling for my mom and dad. I can remember really feeling pretty and special! 

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    Alexis S. says:

    The first year I remember my mom buying me an Easter dress with a matching hat, I think around 5 years old. The dress had a pretty pastel floral pattern and the hat was white with a ribbon. I thought I looked really pretty, and I sure did feel it.

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    Katherine says:

    In fifth grade I had some new smackers lip gloss and a sparkly belt, a great pair of jean shorts and a ruffled white tank top. I remember putting those things on for an average summer day and just feeling simple but pretty. I still love to feel “put-together” yet simple. Feminine but somewhat plain. 

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    Dana J. says:

    When I was three I was a flower girl in my uncle’s wedding.  I had the most beautiful pink dress that made me feel like a princess!   

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    Alicia says:

    For my Aunts wedding, almost 23 years ago, I wore this mint green lace dress with a yolk top, slightly gathered skirt, and frilly sleeves.  I “completed” the look with white fold-over socks (complete with lace trim), black patent shoes, and white Easter hat.  In 1990 that was the thing!  Funny thing though, it is STILL in the back of my closest.  I just can’t bear to part with it.  Maybe I should put my sewing skills to turn it into something else–mint and lace are so on trend right now!

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    jackeline says:

    I remember using my moms high heels and nightgowns and feeling pretty when I did.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    My aunt and uncle always had eclectic taste and I remember them buying me a dress for Christmas when I was 11. It was a floor length, maroon, crushed velvet jumper and a cream colored lace shirt underneath. When I wore that dress I felt like so much more than an awkward, home-schooled preteen. I felt like a lady.

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    Kate B says:

    I was one of those kids who wanted to take ballet lessons SOLELY for the pretty skirts! I remember twirling and twirling in them when I was in kindergarted, pretty flowy flowered things. With in a year, though, I was hooked on the grace and beauty of dancing itself and never really thought of the skirts as more than part of my uniform.

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    Jennifer says:

    In preschool, I put as many barretts in my short blond hair as I could (and my mother let me!). I was so envious of the little girls on Sesame Street who had beads at the end of their corn rows! I thought I was just the epitome of style that day.

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    Wearing a saree for a college event (and managing not to trip over the six yards of fabric) reminded me that sometimes, it is the simplest garment that makes you stand out. It’s something I need to remind myself often.

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    echo says:

    I was lucky to have a family that always made me feel beautiful, so my favorite outfit from when I was very young was a red and white gingham dress with a fabric flower sewn on the skirt. I would manhandle that little flower with every wearing until it was mostly just drooping cloth, but I thought it was so fantastic.

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    Redding says:

    When I was in 6th grade my Mom bought me this red and white striped matching skirt and top that was so cute.  I remember wearing it on the first day of school the cutest boy in school talked to me a bunch and I just thought my heart was going to melt.  

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    Erin says:

    When I was about 4 or 5 I had a little pink outfit that was made of sweatshirt material and consisted of a twirly skirt with gold piping on it and a sweatshirt with a winking poodle on it. It was my “poodle skirt” and my very most favorite outfit for as long as I had it!