Summer Shopping with NOVICA {Giveaway!}

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I’ve worked with NOVICA in the past to bring you their inspiring business mission, and I get to do it again!  Those of you who have been around here for a while know that that means a fun giveaway is in store, too!

We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.

At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.

We want you to know about who you’re buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it.

In the spirit of the Internet, let us bring you together.

NOVICA. The World is Your Market.

I know it’s difficult to always seek out quality over convenience and bargain cost, but if you’re in a position to do so, NOVICA has some beautiful items!

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Even though Baby Girl would certainly attempt to tug them right through my ears, I have my sights set on these dangle earrings.  Aren’t they pretty?!  Maybe it’s because I know my clothing is doomed to be abused and stained by little hands, but when I shop NOVICA, I tend to turn straight to their accessories.  They are so unique!

The company is certainly broader than a jewelry store, though.  Here are some of the current NOVICA highlights:

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Am I pitiful that I just don’t wear dresses right now?  I think I will again when I’m no longer nursing, but I much prefer the “up and over” access (and shoulder coverage) of a shirt at the moment.  This is so cute, though!  I have a white shrug that would fit nicely over it, too.

NOVICA sent me two $50 gift certificates, one for me and one for you.  I’m feeling rather grateful, though, to all of you who put up with my inconsistencies and stick around when life trumps blogging, so this time I’m giving away both gift codes!  Two of you get to go shopping, but you absolutely must report back so I can drool over your purchase!

Who’s in?!
To enter, simply leave your name and email address in the form below.

Giveaway ends Sunday, August 11, at 11:59 pm, CST.  Two winners will be randomly drawn and notified by email.  Winner names will be published at the top of this post. 

For the curious, what stops you from seeking out handmade clothing and accessories?  Or if you do, what’s your secret?  (Truth?  I feel like *something’s gotta give* sometimes.  Time, money, etc.  I really should work harder at having less and buying from quality sources, though.  It’s just not easy!)

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Comments

  1. Hey Amy, I like the updates! The blog’s looking pretty.

    We’ve moved now, far far away. It’s a big mess at my house now, but at least we’re on the other side of the move. And my son is here, too. What a blessing!

    My sister and I took a jaunt around the new community today, buying sweet corn and milk and eggs at little Amish farms. Brought back memories of my day with you.

  2. I would have to say money and life, if I see a blouse I like at Costco for $20 and am there anyway, I am pretty likely to buy it over a $50 handmade blouse plus shipping, etc. online. Convenience and cost, although I will buy some handmade things for a cause that I believe in, but not simply because it is handmade, that would be too expensive.

    • Agreed! I think that must be a big part of the reason people didn’t have large wardrobes “back in the day.” Handmade takes time and is pricey!

  3. I love the idea of handmade, well made by well compensated workers, but it is hard to find this AND be able to afford. I try to make some things, but even fabric is expensive (and as a mama of many, my time, too, is “expensive”). I definitely haven’t arrived at a good solution yet.

  4. Cori May says:

    What I find funny is that I will spend more to buy something beautifully hand-made if I’m on vacation, but not most other times! Something about being in that “anything goes” mode carries over. The rest of the time I’m such a cheapskate when I shop!

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