Friday, November 4, 2011

Boutique Talk & Birthday Giveaway

So many boots they couldn't all fit into one post!
This time Monique takes centre stage in these Rieker Booties & Fossil bag. She can correct me if I'm wrong but I think this was Monique's favorite combination. I heard her exclaim more than once 'I just LOVE the key!!' about this cool Fossil bag & that red zipper detail had us both swooning.

Rieker Kadie bootie $140 & Red Leather Fossil Purse $180

Truth be told, I've eyed the Fossil 'key' bag up more than once in tan, purple & mustard! The fact that there are so many colours to chose from might be the reason I don't have one yet... choices, choices...

This next look is La Canadienne's Red Patent Leather (Waterproof) “Tula” bootie.  Take note people... I'm wearing a heel! I seemed to have discovered that I actually can walk in a small heel or wedge, thanks to Natalie's advice.  I haven't worn even a small heel in about 15 years since I had an accident, breaking my ankle.  The weakness in my ankle has meant no heels (and no derby with Monique... yes another awesome derby girl!!!).  These patent red leather boots were too good not to try on just for a photo though...

La Canadienne Red Patent Leather (Waterproof) “Tula” $265
Cabrelli Red Cheetah Clutch $55
Turns out, if the bootie (or boot) comes up high enough it is just the support my ankle needs to let me walk with a bit of heel! Just the sheer glee of walking in these fabulous Victorian inspired booties almost had them walking right out the door with me...

Rieker “Thelma” $155
Fossil Grey Leather Purse $200
So for our final look of the day, Monique tried the Rieker "Thelma" bootie (with another one of those fantastic Fossil bags... seriously Mon, just buy one!!) How awesome does she look, staring out that window (dreaming of a place where it wasn't snowing I'm going to assume)?
Thank you Monique for being such a good sport, trying on all these beautiful boots & trudging out on our first snowfall.

And now for the most exciting part, more exciting than all these fabulous boots to look at.....
Manchester Shoe Salon is giving all of my local readers a chance to win a $50 gift certificate in celebration of my birthday!!

To enter & win you must;
  • be local (enough to travel to SJ & collect your prize)
  • 'like' Manchester Shoe Salon on facebook & leave a comment on their wall saying that I sent you
For an extra entry you can;
  • 'like' Full of Fabulous on facebook
  • tweet about the contest (make sure to link to the blog & include @FullOfFabulous so I can find your entry)
The contest closes on my birthday, November 11th, at 11pm AST, 2011 (yep...11-11-11!) & the winner will be announced that weekend!

Good luck & stay fabulous....


  1. So of course I already like Manchester Shoes on facebook but did you notice i was over there posting before 7:30am on a Saturday? I should get pity bonus entries for that!!

  2. Oh and of course I like you on facebook.

  3. Like my competition for this prize, Leigh Ellen.....I have always liked Manchester Shoes and Full of Fabulous on FB and I'm heading to twitter to tweet away!!! Fabulous post by the way.....yay heels;)

  4. I like Manchester shoes on facebook and left a comment there! What a great prize and looks like you had so much fun with all those boots!

  5. I already like your page on facebook! :)

  6. Tweeted about the giveaway! (@dancermelissa)

  7. Great giveaway! You look good in a heel!

    I've posted on their Facebook wall :)

    Thanks, Emma!

  8. Just found your blog/FB page, like them both and posted on Manchesters wall, thanks!! :)

  9. Also I already like manchester shoes but I left a comment that you sent me

  10. I just tweeted about it too! @mscarlaw

  11. Tweeted about this giveaway. Yay

  12. Great giveaway! And, Happy Birthday!
    I'm local and I like Manchester Shoes on FB, off to leave a comment on their wall now!

  13. You know what I really loved about these Fossil bags that I "tried on"? It's that they have only 1 strap. I have VERY small shoulders so I find it hard to find a bag that I don't constantly have to keep pulling up over my shoulder. Love a 1-strap bag :) ....and that KEY! Well.... ;)

  14. I "liked" Manchester on FB and left a comment!
    AND I already "liked" Full of Fab on FB so I couldn't do that again....A

  15. AND I tweeted about the GIMME! <3

  16. Also - you both look fantastic! I was eyeing those grey boots with the red zippers last time I was in. Love.

  17. I already liked Manchester, but I went and commented on their Facebook page anyway! i also liked the Full of Fabulous Facebook page, AND tweeted about the contest! :)

  18. Already liked the Manchester shoe page :)

  19. Tweeted ! (@hurstjulia). AWESOME giveaway, keeping my fingers crossed until November 11th !

  20. Already like your page & Manchester!
    Tweeting now!

  21. I liked you both on facebook & left some wall love on Manchester's page!


    Awesome giveaway!!

  22. Oops, liking you was a bonus entry! So I'm listing it separately! I liked you on fb!

  23. I left a message on Manchester Shoe Salon's wall!

    co_lane at hotmail dot com

  24. Liked Manchester & said hi on their wall!