Nov 24, 2014


Our last giveaway of the day is from Little Miss Vintage 3, an Etsy boutique full of glamour and charm, and a special story behind how it all began. Deidra, the owner, shares how her love for all things vintage began:

My love of vintage started from a young age when my grandmother gave my an old jewelry box full of costume jewelry when I was just six; it was a very pivotal moment in my discovery of self adornment. Until this point I had never really had the option of choosing what I wanted to wear or even realized that I had a choice. My style has evolved many times over since then and one thing that had never changed was the desire to be well put together from head to toe and to be the best dressed (so modest huh?).  
Fast forward to high school, I made a friend drive me to another town to go dress shopping to ensure that no one would be wearing the same dress. That year my best friend and five other girls attended the winter formal wearing the same red, sparkly, floor length dress. That's right: 6 girls, same red dress! From there it just escalated, seeking out pieces to add to my wardrobe that were exactly on trend but the version no one else had. Thrifting for beaded clutches, sequined blouses, vintage peacoats. And after many years of friends and strangers asking me to thrift for them or to keep an eye out for certain items, I finally decided to open my Etsy boutique. In Little Miss Vintage you will find not only special occasion one of a kind pieces, but also on trend vintage to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. Exactly those pieces I look for myself to add to my own wardrobe.

And today Deidra wants to treat another vintage lover just like herself to a little gift: a $50 giftcard to her store! To enter, all you have to do is:
  1. Mandatory Entry: Comment with your favorite item from Little Miss Vintage 3 and how you would style it,  and follow them on Instagram
  2. Bonus Entry: Favorite their store on Etsy (just press the little red heart on the left hand side)
  3. Bonus Entry: Follow Messages on a Napkin on Twitter

That's it! This is open internationally and will run for a week- good luck!

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  1. Oh I'm such a sucker for lovely vintage things - that sweater is perfection! x E

    Elizabeth Victoria Clark

  2. I love the Vintage High Waisted Silk Pleated Skirt - https://www.etsy.com/listing/211769276/vintage-high-waisted-silk-pleated-skirt

  3. Great giveaway! Those skits are so cute!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  4. Oooh, I love this 50s top so much! https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/110184110/spectacular-1950s-vintage-secretary?ref=shop_home_active_11

    And it would look just perfect with this skirt: https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/211324910/vintage-navy-blue-high-waist-pleated?ref=shop_home_active_16

    I would add some red accessories to finish it off! I love combining red and blue!

  5. Such a cute giveaway! I wish everyone good luck! :D


  6. I absolutely love the Green Suede Bow Heels. I think they would go perfectly with a pair of high waisted skinny jeans and a vintage polka dot blouse <3

  7. I love her selection of sweaters and skirts! I couldn't pick just one favorite! I love the subtle details of the Vintage Mexican Embroidered Blouse, the classic look of the Vintage Cream Colored Fisherman Knit Sweater, and the versatile Vintage Navy Blue Ruffled Button-up Blouse.

  8. https://www.etsy.com/listing/183365377/vintage-hazel-atlas-green-glass-apple?ref=shop_home_active_4

  9. Deidra sounds like such a cool person - I have the same reason for falling in love with buying clothes at vintage shops, charity shops ect. That and because it can be much cheaper for better quality items. There is nooooo way I could just pick one favourite item soooo:

    This lovely mustard shirt that would be perfect for autumn! https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/165615928/vintage-mustard-colored-corduroy-button?ref=shop_home_active_7

    This black velvet dress that I think i might just have to buy anyway

    And this gorgeous skirt because I can never have enough Grandma attire.

    Fingers crossed eh?

    Cats In Crop Tops

  10. This green poncho (https://www.etsy.com/listing/211330421/vintage-emerald-green-native-print-knit) is calling me! I'd go simple, with dark jeans and a cream-colored lightweight sweater. Definitely needs red lipstick to go with it though!

  11. Oh my goodness. I can hardly choose which item I'd love to use $50 on! But I really like the Vintage Plaid Wool Wrap Style Pencil Skirt!

  12. I'm so surprised to find this bag in the shop! https://www.etsy.com/listing/209511722/vintage-lipstick-red-woven-oversized?ref=shop_home_active_23

    I had no idea it came in other colors. I have the exact same bag in a bright blue in my Etsy shop and I've been going back and forth about whether to hold on to it. Haha. The red version is so pretty! It would look great with a white floral dress. :D Maybe I'll start a collection!

    - Anna


  13. I love this bag (https://www.etsy.com/listing/209957237/vintage-mexican-tapestry-mini-cross-body) it would look so cute with some jeans and a simple tee! Great giveaway btw, it's such a cute shop!


  14. I like the vintage hunter green velvet and I would style it with heels, and sparkly jewelery.

  15. https://www.etsy.com/listing/211331862/early-90s-high-waisted-tartan-pleated?ref=shop_home_active_18
    I'd style this adorable skirt with a black cropped top, tall black boots and knee high stockings (:

  16. Since the Vintage Oscar De La Renta High Waist Wool Plaid Skirt is very textured, I picture a silk, black, button up blouse would pair perfectly with it. Some black pantyhose underneath and open toed heels would complete the look. To wear over the ensemble, I would choose a dark colored cape such as gray.

  17. I would love to have the 80's Super Glam White Leather Belt with Gold Studs. It would go perfectly with anything I own! Endless possibilities.

  18. I am in love with this art deco top https://www.etsy.com/listing/178054313/vintage-art-deco-style-beaded-silk?ref=shop_home_active_9
    I would wear it with my black skinny jeans and my vintage cream cloche hat XD

  19. I'd wear the Vintage Chocolate Suede Convertible Clutch with black, gray or autumn palette outfits, it's in the hottest color shade of the season!!!

  20. I'd pair this skirt with a bright blue top and hot pink tight, because there's no reason to be subtle! https://www.etsy.com/listing/211769276/vintage-high-waisted-silk-pleated-skirt?ref=shop_home_active_3

  21. I love love love this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/193814772/vintage-indonesian-embroidered-peach?ref=shop_home_active_7

    I'd style it with skinny jeans and pointed flats!

  22. I would style the high waisted tartan skirt with a black combo, black turtle neck shirt, black collant and high heels shoes!


  23. I like the black lace skirt and would pair it with a black or white blouse!

  24. I am more interested in the housewares than the clothing due to my size. I hope that is OK! Anyway, my fav item is the Vintage Hazel Atlas Green Glass Apple Bowl found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/183365377/vintage-hazel-atlas-green-glass-apple?ref=shop_home_active_7 My kitchen is all fruit and veggies and this would fit in WONDERFULLY with it! I would use it as a fruit bowl on my kitchen table!


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