nora and i have been toying with the idea of taking sponsors. we don't want to overload our blog with ads, and we don't want every other post to be about how you should buy this dress or these shoes. we would, however, like to give some great businesses even a little bit of advertising. we oftentimes, in the past, have done love*birds posts of just local vendors, or just etsy vendors. maybe it got them some more business, maybe it got them a few more page views, maybe it got them nothing. we aren't trying to say we are so awesome that you will all buy whatever we tell you to buy. we want to make that clear. but, sometimes it's fun to share the love. so, when we got an email from Shabby Apple, asking us to be an affiliate, we decided to give it a try. we love their store and – bonus – they love bloggers...it's kind of a win/win. so, check out their site if you want. it's full of amazing vintage-inspired clothing. here are some of our favorites.
megan bird's picks
this dress is a mix of a bunch of favorites...kelly green, navy stripes, a full skirt and capped sleeves. in.love.
how cute are these? the color, the platform, the unique banding. plus, i believe these would be even cute over a pair of tights and/or socks in the wintertime. just sayin'.
i have never hid my love for all things doily-like. this necklace is absolutely gorgeous.
um, a pencil skirt with a bow? a built-in bow? loving it.
ruffles and buttons and bows (oh my!) beautiful.
megan bird's picks
|reba in poppy|
|sweet charlotte necklace|
|san gabriel dress|
nora bird's picks
i have been on the lookout for a sweet, white summer dress. i love this one. the pleats on the collar and bow belt! so pretty!
i thought this was a t-shirt and skirt at first glance, and i loved it. when i realized it was a dress, i loved it even more! i adore these colors together. and the flouncy, polka-dot skirt is so adorable!
what a gorgeous one piece swimsuit! the lovely teal color and the little ruffle skirt are my favorite! i really love this.
this statement cuff is pretty and cool all at once. i love the leaves and the tarnished gold color. i can see myself wearing this a lot!
the sophistication of a pencil skirt mixed with the playful color and pattern on this skirt makes me so happy!
so what do you all think of sponsors and affiliates? we'd love to hear your thoughts on blogs taking sponsors!