Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Recessionista Stimulus Package: Chickdowntown Giveaway

Tolani's Morning Glory Scarf

La Dolce Vita has teamed up with Chickdowntown.com, purveyors of luxury fashion goods, for a very exciting giveaway! I am sure you have heard of Chickdowntown.com as they are featured in virtually every fashion publication and have run several television commercials. They carry hundreds of designer brands including Alice + Olivia, Betsey Johnson, Diane Von Furstenberg, Elizabeth and James, Giuseppe Zanotti, Habitual, Hudson, Loeffler Randall, Milly, and many, many more. Chickdowntown.com just started carrying a new designer called Siwy Jeans, which makes denim that is quickly becoming popular with many celebrities. Siwy was started by Michelle Siwy, who blends vintage styles to create a fashion forward jean.

In addition, they also carry Tolani scarves which are also extremely popular with celebrities like Sienna Miller, Kim Kardashian, Mary Kate Olsen, and Nicole Richie. Tolani’s line of fabulous, oversized scarves is as beautiful as it is versatile. One lucky La Dolce Vita reader will be the winner of Tolani’s gorgeous Morning Glory Scarf, which features “a riotous mix of swirling abstract florals and stripes in rich jewel tones.” The scarf (retails for $99) measures 27” x 72” in size, is 100% Silk, and is perfect for spring and summer!

Think of this as our recessionista fashionista stimulus package! A winner will be drawn at random on Thursday, April 30th. In order to be entered into the drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you would wear the scarf.


Update: Thank you for a great response so far! You all have some wonderful ideas for how to wear this gorgeous scarf. Just one little note: Please remember to include your e-mail address with your comment! It is impossible for me to check everyone's profile or blog for their e-mail address. You must submit it in order to qualify. Otherwise, we will be unable to contact you if you win. La Dolce Vita will not sell your e-mail address, so please do not worry!

Contest Rules:
1. One comment per person, please. Remember to include how you would wear the scarf!
2. Must be 18 years or older to enter.
3. Must live in the United States.
4. Must supply a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win.
5. No purchase necessary.
6. No prize substitutions.
7. Void where prohibited.

112 comments:

Mac and Kelly said...

I would wear it around my neck, paired with some skinny jeans and some hot heals!
princesskellbell44@hotmail.com

Kara said...

definitely around my neck paired with a long cardigan, jeans and white tee. and probably flip flops being that the sun is out more regularly now...
kara.l.lundquist[at]gmail[dot]com

Lindsey said...

Great giveaway! I'd wear it in a knot around my neck with dark denim and a sweet tank. Add some funky gladiator sandals and I'm set. :-)

thanks for the chance!
lindsey@coveiter.com

Kathryn said...

I'd wear it at work to brighten up a black suit (and to ward off the chill of the always too-cold office air conditioning).

Anonymous said...

I love scarves when I'm traveling- over a t-shirt & perfect for chilly planes!

KATIE B.

Nevis said...

Probally around my neck paired with a cardigan and pretty much anything. I think it's the sort of chic acessory that goes with everything!

coco+kelley said...

ohh - i love it! the perfect way to add a splash of color AND floral to a summer wardrobe! while i've rocked the scarf loosely draped around the neck when i lived in LA, its actually quite needed here in seattle! i'd pair it with a simple white tank, OR my new white t-shirt dress i just bought for summer, that i happen to be wearing today!

I *Heart* You said...

That scarf is gorgeous! I would wear many ways!!! Draped around my neck, folded over a bazillion times and worn as a head scarf, unfolded over a bathing suit as a pareo, tied to the strap of a favorite bag - i could go on and on!!!

AllisonM said...

Bea-U-tiful! I would wear this scarf draped around my neck with a white tank, some faded jeans and gladiator sandals for a casual summer night! ahh..I can see it around my neck now!

Carrie said...

Oh I am so LOVING this scarf! Since it's getting warmer out but I still love my black t-shirt dress, I would wear it with that, my white high heeled sandals, and blue chandelier earrings. Yay color!!

Alison said...

Beee U Tiful! Loves it! I'd wear in in the rain, snow, sun. On a mountain in a valley. In the city in a field. aam53@pitt.edu

LindsB said...

Love this scarf! I would drape it over my shoulders while sporting a hot little cocktail dress and some heels while enjoying a nice dinner out with the BF.
everythingleb(at)gmail(dot)com

L said...

I would wear it as a halter top (as long as it was big enough)!

lpeterson19@hotmail.com

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Yoli said...

On my hair, here in the Florida Keys scarves around the neck is just one more item to make you sweat. The scarve is lovely, it would make such a cool bandana and/or headband.

MW said...

I would wrap my shoulders or neck up in that colorful silk, let's see, turquoise, curry yellow, grey... yes, please! simplywithstyle@gmail.com

Under a Green Roof said...

I think I'd pair it with a simple shift dress and wear it to work, spice up the boring black every now and then! this would be perfect!

shoppingsmycardio said...

how gorgeous!! i love scarves in the summertime - it seems i can't get out of my tees-and-jeans rut, but a scarf makes it all better somehow. so, i'd wear this pretty with a bright yellow tee, around my neck, and smile every time i saw it!

Kristin said...

Gorgeous scarf. I heart giveaways! It's ridiculously hot here in Florida right now so I would wear it in my hair with a fabulous sundress!

Renee said...

I work in PR, which means I wear black and white, spiced up with the occasional gray. This scarf would be the perfect addition when I'm running out the door in (yet another) black shift dress ...

rlibby01@gmail.com

chloe said...

cute cute cute! i'd wear that baby tiz style, with a plain wife beater tank & some skinny jeans. kind of hippie chic. i've been looking for a sweet summer scarf & that one is just adorable. chloe.chelemengos@gmail.com. yes please!

Alyssa D said...

This scarf is gorgeous! I'd wear it with a simple, white v-neck tee, gold hoops, and distressed cut-off denim shorts. For shoes, I'd wear a pair of beautiful leather sandals that have bright yellow stones surrounded by crystals that I got in Italy. alyssadiloreto[at]gmail[dot]com

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous and fun little number! For me, I would wear it as a very chic headpiece/bandanna, paired with some ultra cool Chanel shades, a long sleeveless maxi dress, flat t-strap Tory Burch sandals, and a few chunky bangles. Very bohemian chic, effortless, and comfortable!
lizzydivine@gmail.com

Susan said...

I adore this scarf! I would wear it with my essentials - white v-neck t-shirt and jeans or black shorts for the summer. Love it!

Jennifer said...

great giveaway and beautiful scarf!

I'd probably wear it to death! with jeans and white j.crew tee for running errands, with a dress for work, with a sundress for drinks on the patio, etc. etc. etc!

jennifer.bonds@gmail.com

Rachel said...

Kudos to chickdowntown.com for the awesome giveaways!!

I love the rich colors of this scarf! I would wear it around my neck, Jesse James style, with flowy black sundress or a white tank and my boyfriend jeans.

rlp4683@gmail.com

Susan said...

The colors are so vivid! I love it - it would look fantastic with a summery LBD casual and chic
susanloveschris at gmail dot com

Savvy Addy said...

How pretty is this beauty!

All classics with it, khakis, white collar shirt and dock shoes for sure
savvyaddy@gmail.com

Jamie said...

with a white tank and jeans - the perfect travel clothes

Love Me, Love My Dogs! said...

Such a beautiful scarf! I would happily wear it long around my neck with pretty new spring black seperates. Belisima!

Nancy said...

First I'd like to say that I LOVE your site, I don't know why I never left a comment before! I would wear this scarf with a white T, jeans, and these ralph lauren cognac gladiator-esque sandals I have been wanting to get. nchung@uh.edu

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I would wear the scarf many ways but primarily as a head scarf for an upcoming Indian wedding I am doing the event design for. It is the bride's family tradition to cover the hair during one of the smaller ceremonies and I would love to honor their culture while wearing such a chic scarf.

This is a wonderful giveaway Paloma - keep them coming!

mrandmrsring@gmail.com

Emily D. said...

I live in Charleston and wear scarve constantly when I'm out and about. I especially love throwing my hair up, wrapping a scarf around it, putting my convertible top down and driving to the beach!

jacqueline said...

Gorgeous scarf! I would wear it just like in the picture, only with everything I own!!!

jackie.hofman@gmail.com

domestikatedlife.com said...

Well, living in boston, I would probably wear the scarf to keep warm until about august, and then I would pair it with a white tee or tank and maybe some dark denim!

kvangeldern@gmail.com

Melanie said...

I would wear the scarf over a tank top paired with skinny jeans, much like in Ashley Tisdale's picture but without the goofy grin, and perhaps with a light weight cardigan thrown in.

mel5886@hotmail.com

J said...

Ok, fold it at the vertical half-point, put the folded scarf over your shoulder and then bring one of the end pieces through the loop from the top and the other through the loop from the bottom. Gives a great criss-cross look.

sunchicka said...

I'm looking for the perfect travel scarf. This would be perfect paired with a white T , dark denim, simple ballet flats.

p.s. I'd get a lot of mileage out of this one.

thinknap(at)gmail(dot)com

Lara said...

what a beautiful scarf! It's been so hot in LA but this scarf would spice up a simple black dress! I love it, P!

Colleen said...

Great scarf! Of couse it would be great with a white tank and very soft buttery boyfriend jeans but I would also wear it with my favorite little black summer dress to dress it up with a pop of chic color. A pair of gladiator sandels and your done!

Rock Paper Scissors said...

Basically, I would wear it with everything. T-shirt dresses, leggings, skinny jeans, bathing suit, etc.

Sarah said...

So pretty!! I would wear it with my black BCBG v-neck jersey dress to a wedding in Charleston SC in May, with fun purple pumps, my turquoise Prada clutch, and my gold Homero chandeliers. Then to a wedding in Connecticut in June with my turquoise Kay Unger sheath dress, big chandeliers (maybe gold w/ turquoise), gold sandals, and champagne Kate Spade clutch. On both occasions, I'd probably wear it over my shoulders and tie it in the back (if that makes sense). Gorgeous scarf and perfect to add that "punch" and uniqueness for dressy events.

Emily Johnston | EJ Interiors said...

Fabulous scarf! I'd wear it around my neck with a flowy shirt & skinny jeans and sandals...loves!

Mary said...

I just love this fun scarf! I would wear it with jeans and a fun tank, or pair it with a casual day dress for fun summer days!I hope I win, I wish I could afford this great scarf, but with the way the economy is, I just can't do it. I would rob wear it once a week just to throw some great spring colors in my wardrobe! Thanks!

Hello Lover... said...

I love scarves to dress up a plain white tee or tank along with some skinny jeans and pretty flats.

Jennifer said...

I would tie it around my microphone at my next gig Guns 'N Roses style!

jenniferbneeley@gmail.com

Vickie H. said...

Love the scarf! Just a plain white T and jeans to set off its magic colors is all I will need!
Hope I win!

Many Thanks!...love your blog!

Vickie

Anna Ferguson/Dean Valore said...

I would wear it on my head, to tame the curls just coming back in after chemo.
sageabf@mail.com

bluehydrangea said...

Love the scarf! I live at the beach so I would probably wear it as a sarong over my royal blue suit and a giant pair of shades!!!

Jenn said...

I'd wear it as a shawl over a white summer dress at my civil wedding at the courthouse in NYC in June - paired with a pretty bright bouquet of spring flowers to match!

jennsommer@gmail.com

Joi said...

Absolutely gorge! I would definitely rock that scarf on my summer trip to Spain with a white tank and jeans.

Love.it.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

OK, I'm disqualified because I don't live in the U.S. (but our mailing address is a U.S. APO, does that count? ;)
Anyway, I have a huge, leather Storksak diaper bag I bought before my daughter was born. I had hoped by getting a sorta-chic baby bag, my look (and carry-all) wouldn't scream "mommy."
To help de-mommy it some more, I'd tie the scarf loosely around a bag handle - the way I've seen Sienna Miller do.

bandelle said...

Perfect summer scarf with a white tank (or any color really), dark jeans, and some killer heels or gold strappy sandals. It's gorgeous!

Kylie

Liz Powers said...

Ohhh... with a white beater, jeans, aviators and most importantly, a tan.
xo!

Christina ♥ Eye Candy ♥ said...

I would definitely wear it with a white tank, jean shorts and a pair of gladiators.

Love it!

christinap85@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

I would wear it to dress up a boring white tee and jeans outfit, on a lazy day. The scarf alone would make me look pulled together! Love it!

KikiZoe86(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tamstyles said...

I would do a GREY GARDENS LOOK! Like little Edie with some "baby hair" on the sides. Or the loop around the neck. Love that scarf.

Irina said...

Gorgeous colors!
It would cover my shoulders so the pattern could be seen!
I leave between the States and Hong Kong and I do have my US address.
Besides I could wear it on both continents!!
Irina

Renae said...

What a fabulous scarf.....I would wear it around my shouders with black slacks a silk tank!
Lovely...

Haven and Home said...

Love it. I would wear it with a long, casual dress and dressy sandals. It would be my summer/spring staple. I may also wear it in my hair in those days when something extra is needed.

elly e said...

This Beaut would start around tied around my favorite handbag, then migrate to my neck as I run out the door, then I would prob get bored and wear it around my head for a while ( i love scarves in the hair actually I love anything in my hair.). Then I would be hot because it would be a perfect summer day so I would forget the rest of the outfit and wear it around my waste or even heck as a dress. Honestly it would be a jack of all traits. (or a jill or all traits.) Lets just say between my 15 ways to wear it and my 3 fashion and fun loving roommates that share they closets with me this single baby could be worn in 45 different ways. Lets just say productive, resessionista, I pay for manhattan apartment; budget friendly.

elly....

elly.reynolds@gmail.com

Sarah's Fab Day said...

How boring am I that I would probably just wear it around my neck?

Kelly said...

Very pretty! Just the splash of color I need to go with my white denim jacket!

A Life More Fabulous said...

How would I not wear it? I'd love it around my neck paired with a simple white t shirt and skinny jeans, tied onto my bag.
This is absolutely perfect for spring and summer - goes with just about everything :)

sharalee99@hotmail.com

Mary Switz said...

I LOVE the versatility of scarves!
In addition to wearing them numerous ways around the neck (with a great summer dress and sandals, killer jeans and jacket for the evening, or as an accessory to the cardigans/skirts I wear to work) I also like placing them in spots around the house as part of my decor. Using the scarf to give the couch or leather armchair a splash of color, or wrapping it loosely around a vase of flowers, really adds a feminine touch to my living space.

Three cheers for scarves!

Michele said...

Just looking at the scarf made me happy, the colors are stunning. If I were still 20, I would turn the scarf into a halter top and wear it with a comfy pair of cut off jeans and go stroll the boardwalk with a big straw bag and sandles that had leather wraps up my ankles. Since however I will be 60 in two weeks, I would wear it around my neck and then open it to use as a shawl when my shoulder got cold in the evening over a mustard colored linen dress.
Thanks for bringing beauty into the lives of us old gals as well.
Cheers Soleistyle.

House of Blue said...

Id wear it with a purple cotton sleeveless dress. gold hoops, gladiator sandals and gold, and orange bangles. soo cute!!!!!

ginabee06@hotmail.com

Shawn - Eclectic Whimsy said...

It's so gorgeous I'd wear it with jeans and a white top, with black or khaki slacks. As often as possible 'cuz it's fantastically beautiful! :)

shawn@eclecticwhimsy.com

Liz said...

This scarf goes with absolutely everything in my wardrobe! I would first wear it with jeans and a white blouse, sandals and vintage jewelry.
Faith

paula said...

I adore a pretty scarf. I would wear it with a striped tee or a simple boyfriend tank and jeans. Of course, a pair of pretty sandals would top it all off.

twoellie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I would wear it with a nice pair of jeans and my favorite white blouse. I would wear my blue high heels and pretty earrings! Love it!

mkellyduffy@cox.net

~Cmac~ said...

I'd wrap my hair up in it and feel like the prettiest lady in town! :) My outfit would consist of a matching solid colored summer dress, big sunglasses, and some gypsy-looking sandals. Ooooo, I hope I win! cmclauchlin@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would wear this scarf everyday!!! I would first wear it wrapped very loosely around my neck with jeans and some of the bright new featherweight Ts I just got on sale from Gap (yellow, orange, turquoise, tan striped...) and flats. WHen it gets warmer I would pair it with dresses of all colors. Around the neck with more casual, cotton dresses and around my shoulders when dressier. During the summer I would use it as a sarong to make an old solid bathing suit feel new. It's so versatile and would brighten up my wardrobe since I don't have money for lots of new clothes.

heather.stingley@gmail.com

Miss E said...

Def around my neck with a white tank top and skinny jeans! Love these scarves!

Miss E said...

oops, forgot my email address: missesmisadventures@gmail.com

Thanks!

Courtney said...

Living in KL is making me want to add 800 scarves to my wardrobe! It's hot as Hades here, but then you go inside and the air conditioners are set to Arctic Blast! This would definitely keep me cool inside without weighing me down outside.

And, of course, would come quite handy when we take beach trips as I don't own a swimsuit coverup! It's beautiful.

cece said...

I work in a family owned scrap metal recycling yard..I have a regular "uniform" of jeans and a Tee, so I try to use glasses, earrings and boots to accessories and not feel quite so boring. That scarf would look fantastic wrapped around my neck while driving the forklift!
Thanks
cece32@comcast.net

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I would wear it with embellished flops, a little sundress and big shades.

themaidenmetallurgist@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Coming out of the wood work for this one--thanks for the great giveaway :)

I would pair this scarf with a white sundress and my jack rogers sandals!

Marge said...

I would wear it paired with dark skinny jeans and a basic tank. I love the drapey look and would put it around my neck. What a gorgeous must-have for spring!

itiseverlating@gmail.com

Simonnm said...

I love this scarf! I would wear it with skinny jeans and a white tee.

simonnm@hotmail.com

Franci said...

I would def wear this around my neck with a flowy skirt and a simple solid tank!So pretty!

Carrie said...

hi! I try and wear scarves pretty regularly, I love that they are functional and add a dose of color. not to mention keeping you warm in the office! I would wear this one with wide, dark denim jeans, nude peep toes, and a white blouse. top it off with a bright pair of sunnies and a clutch and you are set!

bbrobw(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kathryn D said...

So gorgeous! I love scarves, and I would certainly wear this with absolutely anything! Dark wash skinny jeans and fun sandals, mmm :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful and such a great punch of color! I'd wear it with any outfit, especially a simple one like skinny jeans, a solid color tank, and bright flat sandals. Besides wearing it, the scarf would be cute on a white handbag! Email: rmc2152@columbia.edu

Cat said...

I would wear it with a really simple black A-line dress, my hair in a low messy bun, and Havaianas :)

Renee Bonorand Fleming said...

i would drape it, wrap it, bandana it and cinch it...and then again, i might stretch it like a very big canvas as art for the wall...hope i win so that i can get creative with this wonderful prize!

Kaity said...

Picture a sunflower yellow knit dress, low scoop neck and tea length. I'd wear the scarf wrapped around my neck by day and draped at the hip after 5pm! So colorful and sensuous!
ericahowat@mac.com

Bonjour Madame said...

It looks nice and big so i think I would wear this wrapped once around the neck and leave one side much longer for drama in the front and attached together with a mors scarf ring at the neck. I would wear this with an all black ensemble to let the scarf have a good backdrop to be the center focus of the outfit. It's a lovely scarf!

franki durbin said...

Oh this is easy... I'd pair it with my white j.crew matchstick jeans, my fave pair of bronzy/gold sandals and a gold tank to pullout the gold in the print. Pair it with a colorful handbag (I'm thinking a teal clutch) and you're out the door!

Brenna said...

Love the color!! I would wear it open around my neck with a long wrap sweater,probably belted around my waist with some skinny jeans and high heels!
brennakate42@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would tie it around my head (bias band fold) and wear a cute white summer dress and gladiator sandals.

alisiafo@usc.edu

sauvageblue said...

I would just about live in it....
-of course around my neck
-like a halter top
-as a pareo or sarong
-as a skirt with a great tank top and a fancy wide belt a bold necklace
-silky tank top, my distressed boyfriend jean shorts and the scarf threaded through belt loops and great heels
-with my work suits to add a burst of color
-my vintage levi's, my white linen shirt sleeves cuffed up well above my elbows and scarf double wrapped european style around my neck and my heels.
I can go on endless-ly I just adore it!!!!

sauvageblue said...

Oops... forgot email
Cindy
sauvage
sauvageblue at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

With a simple tank and cute jeans, cute sandals!

Cristina CC852@aol.com

Ellen said...

black tank
dark fitted jeans
shoes that complement a color in the scarf
dark sunglasses

simple and chic!

emurph2@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

on a date with my darling--black linen pants, white ribbed tank & summer wedges.

me said...

Gorgeous - You could wear it with nothing at all!

'Course if you wanted to leave the house, I'd suggest a long white breezy sun dress and some flip flops.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

This is an awesome giveaway. I'm a huge fan of these scarves!

I'd wear it in my hair, tied in a big bow with a fun printed sundress (I'm all about mixing prints).

Anonymous said...

Love it! Such a beautiful design!
I'd definitely wear it w/jeans, flip flops and a white tee, to let it stand out and take over the whole outfit.
forevershopping@gmail.com

Boston Bento Girl said...

i'd wear it wrapped around the front handle of my white handbag. because honestly, it's 91 degrees today, and i want as little clothes on as possible, but how could you keep such a gorgeous scarf inside on such a sunny day!!

[catherine.elise.mail@gmail.com]

Anonymous said...

I love it! I can definately see myself wearing it to the office, out shopping and throughout the summer - with those colors the possiblities are endless! bhiebert@pldi.net

Carrie said...

The question is how would I not wear this scarf. Over the past year I have fallen in love with scarfs and am just starting my collection. In the spring/summer I like to wrap a gauzy one around my neck once in a large loop. Love it!

Luvs2dance said...

SO many ways to rock that scarf - around the neck with a pair of jeans and this totally hip "recycle" tank I piched yesterday or tied tightly around a nice big bag for your day out shopping!!!

jmluvs2dance@gmail.com

Jillian said...

Love this scarf... I've been eying it forever!
I just got a bit of a tan at Jazz Fest so I am definitely thinking to pair it with jeans and a white tank!!!

Tammy said...

Fabulous scarf. I would use it to belt a long white linen tunic over a long khaki skirt; kind of a Bohemian look!Accessorize with a beaded necklace,earrings and cuff bracelet,and flat sandals.

nadia said...

Gorgeous scarf! I'd showcase it with a simple beatifully cut solid-colored dress (maybe grey or a nice shade of blue?) and some funky antique earrings.

nadia.k@gmail.com

AZ said...

Hi Paloma doll! :) I would wear it with a white wife beater, skinnies, and white patent T-strap sandals, or hot pink Louboutin Very Prive pumps.

Hope all is well!
azeeza.desai@gmail.com

a.mi said...

I would wear the scarf with some black skinnies, a flowy white shirt, and some t-strap sandals! <3 lovelove

leticia said...

Thank You La Dolce Vida for this fabulous give away. I am going to wear the morning glory scarf on my graduation day with my new marigold silk dress and strappy brown heals. My dress has a very simple cut and this scarf will be a perfect accessory knotted around my neck. Thank You.

Letizia del Maiz said...

Paloma Dear, I forgot to include my e-mail address.
Thank You La Dolce Vida for this fabulous give away. I am going to wear the morning glory scarf on my graduation day with my new marigold silk dress and strappy brown heals. My dress has a very simple cut and this scarf will be a perfect accessory knotted around my neck. Thank You.
chino2hitsthe6@gmail.com

Evening Shawls said...

I'm too late! I hope you run another give away like this. The scarf is gorgeous!