Friday, November 11, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway

Inspired by Mad Men
I love the show Mad Men.
I recently watched all the episodes pretty much back to back on Netflix.
A lot has been said about the sexist attitude of the men towards women on this show.
I know it's a period piece and is suppose to represent the attitudes of another time.
Scary part for me is my last ten years in radio was so similar to the dynamic of their office!
This show which was suppose to be an example of a bygone era. 
This was before women were equals in the workforce and yet the office politics were not much 
different than what
I experienced over the past ten years.
I have to say...perhaps it's just a testament to the shady radio business because before I got into radio,
I didn't feel this way at all about other offices I worked in.

Anyway...do you think today's office environment is similar to Mad Men still for women?
Or completely changed?

I still love the show...even though it causes me uncomfortable flashbacks.

So when Shabby Apple asked if I wanted to do a giveaway for my readers, they said I could 
pick an item for giveaway and I picked -

The Francine Skirt
Perfect office attire for today or 1960.
If you'd like to win "Francine" just leave a comment here and be a follower of my blog.
That's it. Leave a comment saying you wish to win and one saying you are a follower.
I'll announce the winner next Thursday, Nov. 17th.

Plus Shabby Apple is giving all my readers a 10% discount.
Just use the code  ModVintage10off  when purchasing at Shabby Apple.

72 comments:

Razmataz said...

i NEVER HAD A SHABBY APPLE PIECE, BUT LOVE THEIR DESIGNS AND WOULD LOVE A CHANCE TO WIN.

THANKYOU

Razmataz said...

i AM A FOLLOWER OF YOUR BLOG

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

HI Nita~I am a follower and would like to win!

Red Gate Farm said...

Of course, I'm a follower!

~Chris

Red Gate Farm said...

And I'd love to win that amazing skirt! I've heard so much about Madmen but haven't watched it so far... I may have to do so now :)

~Chris

Lisa said...

I am a follower and have been drooling over their fashions but have never purchased.
Hugs,
lisa

Kathy said...

I would love to win this give away! I think shabby apple has such tastefully classic pieces.

Kathy said...

I am a follower and also follow on FB

Cottage and Broome said...

I'm a follower, beautiful skirt would love to have it. I think women are still underpaid compared to their man counterparts, that has not changed. But no smoking in the office that is a change for the better. Laura Cottage and Broome

The Working Home Keeper said...

Love the skirt! I'm a follower!

I have to say, the men in my office are very respectful. And they are always willing to help and carry heavy things. I've even had men in my office check and add oil to my car when the light came on and change a tire for me when I had a flat in the office parking lot. I work with a good group of gentlemen!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I want to win! The skirt is adorable.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I'm a follower!

Dixon and Jess said...

Would love to win the skirt!

Dixon and Jess said...

I am a follower!

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

Love the skirt and love Mod Vintage Life! Have a fabulous day...

xoxo and ciao!

the gardener's cottage said...

hi nita,

love the skirt! if i won it would sure come in handy in my $10 outfit posts.

we just finished watching the whole mad men series on netflix too. and i agree with you. of course i was working in kitchens and let me tell you, boy were they male dominated. i would like to think b/c of the popularity of tv cooking shows that being a woman in a professional kitchen is easier than it was in my day. the sexual harrassment was everyday from the top to the lowest dishwasher.

i am already a follower and lover of your fabo blog!

xo
janet

Anne said...

I'm a follower :) Gorgeous skirt!!!

Cindy said...

HI Nita, I would love to win this lovely skirt.
Thanks, CIndy

Cindy said...

Hi Nita,
I am a follower!
Hugs, Cindy

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I have never seen madmen before but I think I would enjoy all the fashion that the women wore. I love this cute skirt you will be giving away and I would love to win it.

Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I am a follower.

Danielle

BluBabesCreate said...

I am in desperate need of a new black skirt! PLEASE CHOOSE ME! Thanks Nita! the one I have is maternity and I always have to use a clothespin with it!

D.B. said...

I WISH TO WIN! I WISH TO WIN!! and you know I'm a follower.
Male attitudes in the workplace are the same as they've always been, they just aren't as blatant as they used to be.

D.B. said...

I am a follower of A Mod Vintage Life as well as Madmen.

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Love, love, love that skirt!!!! Perfect choice. Thanks for the opportunity!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Love, love, love that skirt!!!! Perfect choice. Thanks for the opportunity!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Love that skirt! I'm about to do a SA giveaway myself. They do have so some unique clothing. p.s. the hubs is headed to your city tomorrow. Wish I could come see you!

LuvWheaties said...

I just watched all 52 episodes of Madmen on Netflix, too! I was working in the late 60s, and I think Madmen does a great job capturing the early 60s. Women everywhere have a great deal to thank the Women's Lib movement for. I sometimes wonder if women in their 20s and 30s understand and appreciate what women my age (60- ish) accomplished. Not to get political on your beautiful blog :-).

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

This is such a beautiful skirt, love it!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I'm a minion...I mean a follower :)

Christie Rotondo said...

I'm a follower, and I would love to call this skirt mine!
christierotondo@gmail.com

oldblackcatboo said...

I'm a Follower but I don't want to win.
It's beautiful but my fat ass would never fit into it.
I could give it to one of my skinny nieces but then there would be a big fight...so yeah, don't enter my name.
(haven't seen Mad Men, I'll rent it but I'm thinking that SOME things have changed but OTHER things will always be the same.)
:D - Cindi

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower, and would be a happy woman in this mad men skirt.

Siesie said...

It's the perfect skirt! Hope I win. :)

seraphimkiss88(at)gmail(dot)com

Siesie said...

I'm a follower.

seraphimkiss88(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

I love Shabby Apple! I would love to win!
itlnprncss29@aol.com

Melissa said...

I follow you via GFC!
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Kim Stewart said...

The skirt is adorable! It would be great to wear as I search for a job!

Kim Stewart said...

I'm a follower!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I would love to win, but I love the way you lead up to the giveaway even more! Great!

Thanks for the chance, Nita!

Nancy

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Of course I follow

Marcy said...

I'd LOVE a "Francine"!!!!

Marcy said...

Imma Follower :)

Retropassionista said...

I am you newest follower!

Retropassionista said...

I love this skirt! And I love your blog.. New norwegian fan!

Michelle said...

Love this skirt! and your blog, too! I had trouble posting before ... hope this works.

Gaby said...

Shabby Apple is gorgeous! And I love Mad Men too - Joan is so beautiful :)

Pinecone said...

I'm a follower, and I love the skirt!

dalaney said...

I will follow bc my wife wants that skirt!!

dalaney said...

I hope to win!!

Dalaney & Hannah said...

I watched every episode of MM on Netflix and cant wait for the show to come back on TV!! I hope I win :)

Dalaney & Hannah said...

I am a blog follower!

LAMusing said...

follow you on GFC and I want to win
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

halestone said...

Love your style...right down to that fabulous skirt. Perfect Choice and I would so like to win it! Happy to add, I am a follower.

Carie said...

I would love to win this adorable skirt. thanks so much.

Emily said...

I am a follower and would love to win a Shabby Apple skirt!

Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

follower!!
atlantic fog dress

Natalie Jane said...

I'm a follower, and I'm pretty much obsessed with Mad Men and Shabby Apple :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE mad men and LOVE shabby apple.
hope i win!
hgrossman at cableone dot net

Anonymous said...

im a follower!
hgrossman at cableone dot net

Lorie said...

Follow the blog daily and haunt Shabby Apple's website weekly to see what's on sale. LOVE the skirt....wishin' and hopin' and dreamin' and prayin'!

Lauren & Chris said...

I love Shabby Apple. Cute dress!

www.laurenandchrisguinn.blogspot.com

Lauren & Chris said...

I am also a follower of your blog.

Lmich22@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love this skirt! I'm a follower and would love to win one!

Brooke said...

i'm your newest follower!

Bee W Bedard said...

I really wish I could win this skirt
brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

Bee W Bedard said...

following your blog via gfc
brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

annie said...

Love your blog...I'm a new follower and would love to win this skirt...maybe for my daughter...maybe for me!

Christie Rotondo said...

I'm following your blog via GFC! this skirt is just too cute. I can't get over it.

christierotondo@gmail.com

Ginger said...

Am I too late?...You're always my first blog of the day to read but have been away on vacay in Cabo. Love the skirt...fortunately I don't work with many sexist pigs. UNfortunately I do wear a uniform!

Samantha C said...

Happened to stumble across to this cozy little space of yours and I'm hooked now! Love your cottage and all the vintage pieces.

I work in advertising and media - It is shocking men's attitude has not changed at all. I'm just "a little 20 something Asian Twinkie" to them.

Been propositioned by executives a few times now and still receive some "late night drinks" invitation from visiting French executives when they are in town - all these despite having told them I'm in a loving relationship.

I love what you are doing with your blog and I look forward to more of your vintage pieces!

Oh, I'm a blogger too so if you like you can check out my blog htp://www.style-pick.com.

xx

Samantha C said...

Happened to stumble across to this cozy little space of yours and I'm hooked now! Love your cottage and all the vintage pieces.

I work in advertising and media - It is shocking men's attitude has not changed at all. I'm just "a little 20 something Asian Twinkie" to them.

Been propositioned by executives a few times now and still receive some "late night drinks" invitation from visiting French executives when they are in town - all these despite having told them I'm in a loving relationship.

I love what you are doing with your blog and I look forward to more of your vintage pieces!

Oh, I'm a blogger too so if you like you can check out my blog htp://www.style-pick.com.

xx

 
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