G: Glitter & Glam Giveaway

In honor of the Letter G, there is a Giveaway at the end of this post, so be sure to read to the bottom for your chance to enter and win!

Warning:  the following image may cause temporary blindness.  Tell me the truth…what do you think of this shirt?

Dad's70s Shirt Pretty snazzy, huh?

My father wore this shirt in the 70s.  My mother went to the store, made the conscious decision to buy the two fabrics, a pattern, and make this one-of-a-kind wonderment of 1970s fashion.   The red really glitters in the sun…

Shirt Collar

I like a bit of glitter in my own wardrobe, so I’m wondering if the like of glitter can be inherited in the genes?  My parents definitely dressed the part in the 60s and 70s.  Maybe that’s why I like Elvis and the Rolling Stones, too. 

If you haven’t been shopping lately, glitter is in this season.  Shirts, skirts, scarves, and accessories.  They all glitter…

Shirt Shirt 2

If you like glitter in your clothing, people might take notice.  You might draw some attention.  What will attract people to you even more, however, is the glitter in your eye. 

When your eyes sparkle, it’s attractive because others are drawn to your soul, not your scarf.   What causes the sparkle is increased tear production, which reflects light.  Your eyes tear when you show emotion, either happy or sad.  Instead of (or in addition to) glamming out your closet, think about glamming up the twinkle your eyes.

The Glitter & Glam Giveaway

The one women in history who I respect for both her Glitter and her Glam was Coco Chanel.  Born in 1883 in southern France, her mother died with she was 6 and she was raised in a convent.  The nuns taught her to sew…and the rest is history.

BookTo win a copy of the book “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel,” leave a comment on this post telling me how you glitter or glam, or if you liked my dad’s floral shirt (click on “Comments” at the top of this post).  All e-mail addresses will be kept confidential.  If you win I’ll contact you by e-mail to find out where you’d like the book to be mailed.

Contest Rules:  One entry per person.  U.S. and Canadian residents only.  The only way to enter is to leave a comment to this post.  One winner will be selected by random drawing on Monday and announced on The Chameleon’s Backbone next Tuesday, April 12.  Good luck!

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17 responses to this post.

  1. I love glitter Tracy and yes when I wear it I sparkle!
    Chris

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  2. Posted by Stacey on April 8, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Hasn’t glitter always been in? If not, I may be in trouble. Not sure if I have a “sparkle” in my eye as much as a blazing fire! I can be pretty fierce for a variety of reasons and I think I have a hard time hiding it. So yes the INNER me definitely “shines” through and the outer me likes a little toning down with glitter once in awhile!

    P.S. Love Dad’s shirt, don’t EVER get rid of it! Q might need to borrow it someday!

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  3. I glitter and glam by going to the second hand or thrift shops and try to find shirts like Kramer wore on Seinfeld. People think you are wearing used junk and never seem to catch on to the goof.

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  4. Posted by 1959duke on April 8, 2011 at 7:44 am

    That shirt sure did wake me up this morning! Just think that back in the 70’s those things were “in”? The scary part is that those fashions will make a comeback one day!

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  5. My eyes are bleeding from your Dad’s shirt. Truly. Lol
    I love love love the blingy ivory tank top in your post! You must tell me where it’s from!

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  6. a texas rodeo gone Hee Haw?! Now that took some mad love for him to wear that! I almost spit my coffee out, I thought you’d bought it for yourself and I was thinking wow Tracy is bold and daring! I don’t do much glitter and glam because I like to blend in rather than stand out. I’m a simple dresser with maybe a small piece of glitter or glam if I remember to accessorize…I know I’m a no fun party pooper, a plain Jane.

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  7. Haha! That shirt is freaking awesome. It reminds me of some of the awkward gifts my mother-in-law has sewn for me. Once she made me a purple, swirly, western style shirt. Oh my!

    Add me to your Giveaway! (=

    jo@writerscubed.com

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  8. OMG…that shirt brought back so many memories for me!

    Being a 70’s child, I think I may have even had one similar to that.

    In the past 10 years, I’ve gotten so basic with my clothing. I’m now more of a clean, simple, and classic kinda guy. I know this may sound pretty boring, but my BLACK has turned into my favorite color.

    I too love Chanel. I worked for them for 6 years while living in Florida (their cosmetic and fragrance division). To me, there is nothing like Chanel!

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  9. Posted by Cindy on April 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Nothing I find more attractive in a man–of any age–than a twinkle (sparkle) in his eyes. Whether the five-year-old son of a friend or a dapper salesman helping me pick out a tie for my husband, those twinkly eyes turn me into the world’s biggest flirt. And the twinkle in their eyes is probably reflected in own, a symptom of feeling uplifted by someone else’s joy in life.

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  10. Great post, Tracy! I think it’s really pretty sweet that your mom made that 70s-appropriate shirt for your dad, and that it’s made it through all these years.

    I’m not glittery, and even though I wish I were glamorous, I’m not. The most I can pull off is a pedicure–hooray for sandal season!

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  11. I am all for glitter and glam, when used appropriately. Your dad’s shirt, however, was not (but I love your mom’s creativity and desire to make something for your dad). For me, I love my jewelry to sparkle. I also have shimmery eye shadows that I like to wear on occasion to spruce up an outfit. I also just bought a fabulous gray dress that has amazing glitter embellishments on it. And when I get a pedicure, I often opt for adding a rhinestone or 2 (or a few in a fun design) to make the pedicure more glamorous.

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  12. I glitter and glam by wearing spectacular toenail polish!

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  13. California will always be home– even though I am not living there right now. I grew up in the Bay Area and then lived in LA for quite some time.

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  14. Oh, that’s quite a shirt. I can see why it was saved all these years. Sometimes you need to have proof. Right?

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  15. You mean she did this on purpose? Seriously? Not digging the shirt, sorry to say.

    I have no glitter! I have no glam!!! It’s tragic really. How do I get my glitter and glam back????? What’s a girl to do when she’s glam-less???

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  16. […] G: Glitter & Glam Giveaway « The Chameleon's Backbone I don't do much glitter and glam because I like to blend in rather than stand out. I'm a simple dresser with maybe a small piece of glitter or glam if I remember to accessorize…I know I'm a no fun party pooper, a plain Jane. Nothing I find more attractive in a man–of any age–than a twinkle (sparkle) in his eyes. Whether the five-year-old son of a friend or a dapper salesman helping me pick out a tie for my husband, those twinkly eyes turn me into the world's biggest . […]

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