singer/songwriter Lauren Winans and a huge Gypsy 05 fan. I first wore this
brand during a photoshoot for a magazine when I was visiting home in WV. The
boutique "Park & Madison" in Morgantown, WV was dressing me and I
fell in love! I loved the way that the shirts had cut outs, the dresses were so
soft, and all the patterns were gorgeous!
When I wear Gypsy
05, I feel put together even if it's just one of their simple scarves. I love
that they make looks for everyday, then for on stage! I was so excited with all
the choices I had to wear in my new music video "Better At
Breaking." We shot the video in January in Nashville. It was very cold, but I stayed warm in my arrowhead
cardigan! I'm obsessed with that cardigan. I can wear it with just about anything.
If you participate in our twitter chat, I wish you the
best of luck with our #giveaway! Thanks to Gypsy 05 for being so supportive and
making awesome clothes! XoXo
Join us tomorrow, Tuesday February 11th at 5pm
PST/8pm EST, for our Twitter Talk with singer/songwriter Lauren Winans and
enter-to-win a giveaway that includes the Gypsy05 Arrowhead Intarsia Cardigan she wore in her latest
music video! The talented pop
singer will be tweeting and answering questions live from @Gypsy05 Twitter. We will be
tweeting about her style, the release of her latest music video "Better at Breaking", girl-talk and more!
Don’t miss the fun, a winner will be announced at the end of our twitter talk.
Here’s how to WIN:
1.) First follow us on twitter.com/Gypsy05
2.) Then tune-in to tomorrow's twitter talk on twitter.com/Gypsy05 at 5pm PST
3.) Join the twitter talk conversation by simply hash-tagging #LaurenWinans and ask her anything you’d like and you are entered to win!
Win our Mintaka Silk Button Down with Pocket as seen on Pretty Little Liars star, Tammin Sursok. Visit Gurl.com for your chance to enter to win this amazing tie-dyed button down. Pop some color in your winter wardrobe with this silky bohemian top that features a vertical dye print, duo-pockets and rolled cuffs. Tammin Sursok showed off her post-pregnancy bod with a pair of daisy dukes and some cute suede booties.
Check out more of our Mintaka Collection and Enter for your chance to win!
This morning Chelsea (our newest PR intern) and myself marched our happy little selves right over to the dye house to do some tie dye! By now, I'm sure you know we have a solar powered dye house attached to our offices, right? (If you don't, you're living comfortably under a rock, no offense).
First, we made our way into where all the dyes are kept to pick our colors. Once we were done ooh-ing and aah-ing at all the options, we went with purple, coral and turquoise. NOW I realize most of you don't have a dye house attached to your home or office so go to your local drug store and pick up garment dye if you want to play along!
Next we picked our targets. Chelsea went with a heather grey tank and I decided to go with an oversize 3/4 sleeve top.
When you're deciding where to place your tie dye patterns make sure you secure the rubber bands tightly. I mean, what's the point of tie dying if you can't see any of the patterns you made? You can even use more than one band per area to be sure it's secure enough.
Outside we dipped, we dyed and we played around with the gorgeous colors we chose. Don't forget gloves!! Your hands will be forever stained. Make sure to wring out the garmet as much as you can prior to hanging it up to dry or it will drip all over the place.
I'm actually surprised I'm not covered in dye at the moment. I am not a master dyer so there was plenty of dye flying around when I was making my top. This is not for the faint of heart!
Next, we hung our tops out to dry in the sun. When they're mostly dry remove all rubber bands. After they're dry we'll stick them into the washer/dryer to be sure we don't turn shades of blue, purple and orange when we wear them.
OH! How would you like to wear one of our creations? One lucky reader will win a custom Gypsy 05 over-sized top with a never before used (and probably won't be used ever again!) dye process, made by your favorite Gypsy girls! Just leave your name and email in the comments below to be entered! Winner will be drawn on February 7th.
SEE! We told you to wear gloves! We prematurely took our gloves off to remove the rubber bands and all of a sudden....purple and blue fingers and palms! Take it from us, keep those gloves on!
Wanna dress like Serena Van Der Woodsen on Gossip Girl? Well, quite frankly, who doesn't? I think I dream of her wardrobe at least 5 nights a week. If you saw last week's episode Goodbye Columbia, you should be well aware that she was in Gypsy 05's Marlee Tunic for a day at school (um, I wish I dressed that cool in college).
So, do you want a chance to win the very top Serena wore? Literally, the exact same one?
No, it won't be perfect. Since she wore it for a full day of shooting there might be a little makeup on it, maybe a snag here and there.
Here's what you have to do. Leave us a comment on this blog post, not on Facebook, not in an email (those won't count!) of your very favorite thing about New York. Never been there? That's ok! I'm sure you can dream up something you'd love about the magical city. Be sure to include your name AND your email address in the comment, so we can find you if you win! Winner will be drawn at random on November 1st. That gives you two weeks, Gossip Girls.
What you'll win:
Serena Van Der Woodsen's Marlee Tunic in Royal (size small)
Certificate of authenticity from Gypsy 05 that this is, in fact, the one she wore.
A Gypsy 05 necklace (which one will it be, you ask? It's a surprise!) to perfectly compliment your new blouse.
Good luck, ladies!
***Gypsy 05 employees and affiliates are not eligible. This includes but is not limited to, partners, vendors, family members and friends.**