The Tiny Heart: August 2012

8.31.2012

Peace & Quiet





Button Down, Shorts, Sandals-AE
(wow, I'm a walking ad today!)

I figured I'd enjoy the last moment of peace and quiet on the beach before all the Bennys come down for Labor Day weekend. Most people savor this weekend, but I'm already looking forward to it being over. I'll no longer have to drive around the block three times for a parking spot, wait for two hours to get a table at my favorite restaurant, or have people sitting on top of my blanket at the beach. Goodbye orange tanned, hair gelled, fake muscled people!

Hello, local summer!

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PS Enter my Castellammare Designs Jewelry Giveaway


8.30.2012

What to Wear? Link Up Announced

The next What to Wear? Link Up is....
Date Night Pastels

How to join the link up: 

1. Style an outfit for date night. You have a week to get it ready.

2. Come back here on Thurs, Sept. 6 to link up your post using the link widget I'll have up. It must be a brand NEW post (old posts will be deleted).

3. Add my blog link and/or the What to Wear? button below to your post. (posts that don't do this will be deleted).

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Remember to enter the Castellammare Jewelry Giveaway!

**Sponsor The Tiny Heart in September**

8.29.2012

Statement




Tank-A&F (similar for $4), Dress worn as Skirt-F21(worn here, similar), Necklace-INPINK {giveaway win}, Watch-c/o Feral Watches, Wedges-Nordstrom

Today I'm linking up with Marionberry Style for her Trend of the Month Challenge: Statement Necklaces. It's funny because before I started blogging, I wouldn't ever wear flashy jewelry. Now I absolutely love the statement necklaces trend and I've amassed quite a collection. My goal is to get a statement necklace in every color! Are you loving this trend too?

Eyeing my watch? You can enter to win one of your own Feral Watches over here.

Also linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday!

PS Enter the Castellammare Jewelry Giveaway HERE!

**Interested in ad space on The Tiny Heart? Just a few September sponsor spots left! Click HERE**

8.28.2012

{GIVEAWAY} Castellammare Designs

Castellammare Designs is giving away a $30 shop credit! It's an Etsy shop filled with gorgeous handmade jewelry. I've worn two of their pieces on the blog and I love their pretty simplicity so you can wear them everyday.



 I've chosen my favorite pieces from the shop and highlighted them below! Giveaway open to US and Canada readers only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!



Wondering if you won the Sandy a la Mode Giveaway? Click HERE to find out!

PS I still have a few sponsor spots left for September, including the biggest ad of all!

8.27.2012

Blogger Meetup

I had my first blogger meet up on Saturday in the city (aka New York City). Pretty sure I tried on 10 different outfits before I settled on one. I think I spent more time picking out my outfit for these girls than I take picking out an outfit for a date with my hubby! 



 Tank-Old Navy now $4, Dress worn as Skirt-Target (similar), Necklace-INPINK, Watch-Michael Kors, Heels-c/o Oasap

(I wore flat sandals to the blogger meet up for walking around the city, but pretend I wore these heels, okay?)


Left to Right: Catalina & Diana-City & Burbs, Me, Tara-Penniless Socialite, Kym-Bitty and Bunny

Over brunch and mimosas, we talked about everything from our husband/boyfriends' fashion choices, guilty pleasure tv shows to IFBCon, getting free swag, making time for blogging in our busy lives and so much more.

It was funny how this was the first time we met, yet I felt like I knew these girls forever. Hands down, this has been my favorite part of blogging so far. When I started this blog, I never knew that it would allow me to make so many new friends (both ones I met in person and ones I haven't) and be part of such a wonderful, supportive community who just happen to dress to the nines. 

PS I'm now taking September sponsors! Just 2 Large ads and the prime Extra Large ad spot left! Click HERE for the details!

PPS Last day to enter the Sandy a la Mode Giveaway...Ad Space + a Gift Card to JCrew, Madewell, Modcloth, or Forever 21 (Open Internationally)!

Linking up with Still Being Molly for #YOLO Mondays!

8.24.2012

August Sponsor Spotlight

Meet the wonderful ladies in my sidebar, my August sponsors! I asked them what was their favorite thing they did this summer...




 
Blog//Facebook//Pinterest
Have a great weekend, loves!

PS Want to be a part of the next Sponsor Spotlight? Click HERE to read all the details!

PPS Remember to enter the Sandy a la Mode Giveaway to win Ad Space + a Gift Card to either JCrew, Modcloth, Madewell, or Forever 21! (open internationally)

8.23.2012

Bachelorette

One of my favorite bloggers, Robin from Frannie Pantz, is getting married very soon! Because her blogger friends can't attend the real wedding festivities, she asked us to style an outfit for what we'd wear to her bachelorette party. I actually wore this for date night with the hubby, but I think it would be perfect for Robin's party!




Dress-Lucy Love via local boutique (cute option), Necklace-Castellammare Designs {giveaway win}, Bangles-F21, Sandals-Target (similar), Clutch-Vintage (similar)

I never had a bachelorette party for my own wedding, so Robin, I'm living vicariously through you! I expect there to be fabulous drag queens (that have a better outfit and more makeup on than I do), dancing to "It's Raining Men", and baked goods in the shape of a male body part. 

Be sure to check out Robin's blog, Frannie Pantz, and show her some love!

PS Enter the Sandy a la Mode Giveaway to win ad space + a gift card to JCrew, Madewell, Modcloth, or Forever 21! (Open internationally)

**I'm also currently accepting September Sponsors! Read the details HERE!**

8.22.2012

Sponsor in September!


The Tiny Heart's Stats:
780 followers with GFC
660+ followers on Bloglovin, Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter
350-500 daily page views 
7,940 views for the month of August
and growing daily!

I'm currently taking sponsors for September! Eek, I can't believe it's almost September since I'm clinging to every last bit of summer.

I'm overwhelmed at how much my little blog has grown lately and I'd love to help your blog or business grow with me!  I'm currently accepting medium, large, and extra large sponsor spots. I've now switched over to Passionfruit ads which makes it super easy to submit your ad. Here's the deets... 

All of my ads sold out in August so don't wait!

Got a question about sponsoring? Email me at thetinyheart@gmail.com.

I'd love to work with you!

Woofstock

Last week, the hubs and I took Oliver and Jinx to a special Yappy Hour called Woofstock to support our local ASPC (another check off my Summer to Do List!). While I enjoyed myself a glass of wine, the doggies got to play.



 Tank-Target (very similar), Shorts-Target Kids (similar for $10), Scarf-Target (similar), Necklace-c/o Castellammare Designs, Sandals-AE (similar)

Oliver who is usually the social one seemed overwhelmed by how many dogs and people were there. He wasn't that interested in making friends and kept by my side almost the entire time we were there. Although, he did manage to be the only dog to break into the area where people were eating. I should've named him Houdini.

 Jinx did too much partying at the bar apparently...

Jinx was quite the ladies magnet. He kept going over to a bunch of women and cuddled up with them. Jinx must think he's a chihuahua and not the 70 lb pitbull he really is.

PS Click HERE for the August Group Giveaway, 6 winners!
HERE for the Sandy a la Mode Giveaway (open internationally!)

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday!

8.21.2012

{GIVEAWAY} Sandy a la Mode

I have an awesome INTERNATIONAL giveaway for you guys today! My sponsor, Sandy a la Mode is generously giving away ad space for one month on her blog valued at $25 AND a gift card to either JCrew, Madewell, Forever 21, or Modcloth...you get to choose! 

One lucky reader will win BOTH these amazing prizes!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway is open internationally so everyone can enter! Good luck!

PS There's still time to enter my August Group Giveaway!  

8.20.2012

New Hope

Yesterday the hubby and I went to New Hope, PA (and checked it off my list of Summer to Do's!). We started the day by having lunch at The Landing, a restaurant right along the Delaware River.

The view was amazing...





Top-Old Navy, Shorts-Target Kids, Sandals-AE, Necklace-c/o Castellammare Designs

Then we went shopping! The town of New Hope is filled with cute boutiques. Normally I need to bribe the hubs with Cinnabun to go shopping with me, but he doesn't seem to mind in New Hope (It must be all the motorcycles he gets to look at that litter the streets).

He bought me these vintage cowboy boots from a vintage store called Love Saves the Day:


They were originally $60 and all the boots were 50% off so they were only $30! The salesgirls said they were so jealous since none of them could squeeze into the boots. Finally, having small feet has paid off! Score!

PS Have you entered my August Group Giveaway? 6 amazing prizes, 6 winners!

Linking up with Still Being Molly for #YOLO Mondays and Sami's Shenanigans for Weekend Update

8.16.2012

{GIVEAWAY} August Group Giveaway [CLOSED]

It's time for the August Group Giveaway! 6 awesome prizes, 6 winners!

Giveaway open to US readers only.

The fabulous prizes up for grabs are...

  
 






a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winners are...

Callie...Ad Space from The Tiny Heart
Lauren...Costa Rican Coffee from Jellibean Journals
Clare...Ad Space from All Dressed Up
Kristin...Makeup Pouch from SaraMontanas
Karrie...Ad Space from Jessica Who?
Michelle...Lace Bib Necklace from Classy With A Kick

Congrats! I'll be contacting the winners shortly!

Interested in participating in the next Group Giveaway? Read all the details about sponsoring HERE.

8.15.2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Sandy a la Mode

Today I want you to meet my Extra Large Ad Sponsor for August, Sandy a la Mode!

Sandy is a super stylish blogger and mom to an adorable baby named Austin. To get to know Sandy a little better, we did a Q&A session and she styled an outfit for us. I know you're going to love her!

Tank: Target |Cardigan: Forever 21 | Pants: Gap {similar} | Shoes: Seychelles | Necklace: Target

Why did you start blogging?
During my wedding planning, I had read a lot of blogs to get inspiration for planning my own wedding and it really brought out the creative side in myself.  After the wedding, I wanted to continue to explore this creative side so decided to start a blog to document my journeys in photography, cooking, and crafts. 


What is your favorite summer wardrobe staple?
Colored skinny denim.  I'm obsessed with them.  They are great for all seasons, actually!


If you could only wear one accessory the rest of your life, what would it be?
Besides my engagement and wedding rings, I'd have to say my David Yurman necklace.  



What's been the hardest part about blogging? What's been the best?
The hardest part about blogging is finding the time to write blog posts.  Because I have a full-time job as a Healthcare IT Consultant and an even tougher job as a new Mama, blogging has to come last.  But through it all, I still usually manage to post about 5-6 days per week.  The best part about blogging is the relationships I have formed and new friends I have met, even some of them in person!




Name your top 5 wardrobe essentials.
Skinny jeans
Nude pumps
Black pencil skirt
Solid silky tank tops
Chiffon blouses



You're a mom to baby Austin...what are your style tips for busy moms?
Because my body is not fully back to what I want it to be, it's been a little tougher wearing anything clingy, but I swear by shapewear to hide that post baby belly.  Leggings or tights are super cute and comfy underneath shift dresses (which can hide your belly).  And I love wearing all different types of fun sandals and flats to spice up any outfit.

What's your go-to outfit (AKA what you put on when you can't think of what to wear)?

Colored denim, striped or polka dot shirt, and fun accessories like necklaces, bracelets and scarves.  Stripes and polka dots are an easy way to add pattern to an outfit without really having to think too much.

Blog//Twitter//Instagram @sandyalamode//Pinterest//Hellocotton


Go visit Sandy over at Sandy a la Mode!

Interested in being part of the Sponsor Spotlight? Read all the details on sponsoring HERE!

Wondering if you won my JEWELIQ Giveaway? Click HERE to see the winner! I will be emailing the winner shortly.