I cannot believe it’s been a whole year since I decided to start the Vintage Gal blog and, even more so, I cannot believe I have stuck with it. When I made the decision to write about my vintage life I honestly doubted I would last any longer than a few weeks, thinking I would get fed up and bored very quickly. Boy was I wrong!
Writing a blog has always appealed to me as I love writing (I’m trying to write a novel too!) but I’d never really settled on a subject before. However, this time last year, after a horrible three months of having some strange heart condition that the doctors couldn’t diagnose I decided the best therapy for me was to stop worrying about being ill and focus on something I truly loved. So I thought to myself, I love writing and I love vintage so why not combine the two? Oddly this was the best medicine and within a few weeks I was back to my normal self (with the help of a very healthy diet, I must add!).
It has been a wonderful rollercoaster ride of highs and lows and I have enjoyed every single minute of it. I’ve learnt a lot, made mistakes, nearly had a heart attack very early on when my views went way over 600 on one day when a particular brand added a link to their Facebook page, made some fabulous friends, been to some amazing places, been asked to write for the lingerie shop Fox and Rose, and have truly had a wonderful time.
I am so grateful to each and every person who has actually taken the time to come and read any of the posts here. It has amazed me every single time I see a new visitor on the site or when someone new signs up as a subscriber and I get all the more enthused to write and write and write. You are all stars!
As a special thank you I am doing a blogiversary giveaway for one lucky person to win my favourite piece of vintage inspired nightwear, the Kiss Me Deadly Claret Cherie Teddy. This beautiful teddy is available exclusively from Joanna’s Wardrobe (Fox and Rose’s sister site) and is very kindly being supplied by their owner Karen who has been a great supporter of this blog.
You can read all about the Cherie Teddy, which comes in S, M, L and XL, in my review or have a look at it on Joanna’s Wardrobe. I highly recommend you also spend a bit of time having a look through everything else they do as they have an amazing range of vintage inspired lingerie and nightwear. Trust me, I love their stuff!
And here’s what you need to do:
- Share your favourite Joanna’s Wardrobe item in the comments section below (This is the only required entry)
- Follow Vintage Gal on Twitter
- Follow Joanna’s Wardrobe on Twitter
- Tweet about the giveaway (This can be done once a day for more entries)
- Visit Vintage Gal on Facebook
- Visit Joanna’s Wardrobe on Facebook
Terms and Conditions: The giveaway runs from 12:00am (GMT) on Wednesday 11th March 2015 to 12:00am (GMT) on Wednesday 18th March 2015. The giveaway winner will be chosen at random and posted publicly to the Vintage Gal blog by Friday 20th March 2015. In addition, the winner will be contacted privately via Twitter. The giveaway winner must respond by Friday 27th March 2015 to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.
And that’s it! Thank you all for reading the Vintage Gal blog, there will be much more to come over the next few months. Best of luck!