130- Viral Threads Review and Giveaway!

 Thursday, February 3, 2011


Why buy something reproduced and unoriginal when you can buy something with a story or made with love?

I just love looking at an article of cloth and being able to see history or the handmade feeling that this was not manufactured with thousands of other items of clothing.


So when I had the opportunity to review a piece of vintage clothing or accessory of course I jumped at the chance!

Here are a few words from the owner:



Why did you start Viral Threads?
Being a Pastry Chef for the last 7 yrs restricted me from wearing girly things during the day. Viral Threads was created as an outlet to express that area of my life. I have always had a passion for Vintage and as a result my cloest began overflowing with so many goodies I had nowhere to put them! It was time to share them with the world :) 

I like to think my clothes come alive at night like Toy Story characters. So I feel very bad when I come across something I havent worn in a long time and my mission is to find it the perfect new home!
What is your inspiration behind your etsy store?
My inspiration comes from my desire to make ladies everywhere feel pretty:) To be the provider of that overwhelming rush of happiness you get when you find that perfect and favorite new "something" is incredibly rewarding and keeps me going every day.


How do you choose what items to sell? 
I keep myself up to date on what the latest and upcoming trends are and what people are seeking to buy. I constantly read fashion magazines, books, blogs, and websites; I also do a lot of people watching and pay attention to what's being worn in a girl's every day wardrobe. A lot of what I list are things I would personally wear myself and find hard to give up. I also try to have a wide variety of styles and things that are unique and not easy to find.

 
Shopping at Viral Threads is a great online experience. When you click the link to open her etsy site everything is clearly labeled and categorized so you can easily find what you are looking for. You can also see that the owner spends a lot of time choosing what to sell as all of her items are spectacular and of great quality. I looked at her site for hours deciding what I liked most which was hard since she has so many neat and interesting pieces. 

The prices of her vintage items are very reasonable for the quality of vintage you are buying. I think every vintage shopper has bought items with moth balls or stenches that come with buying used. The vintage items at Viral Threads have been picked for their condition as well as quality so even though the item is pre-owned it feels like new. They are perfect on trend clothing items.


Viral threads offers a wide range of items from shoes and coats to belts and tunics.


So what did I receive from Viral Threads etsy site? Let me show you!

I got a beautiful oatmeal linen top. I collect vintage clothing and I cannot tell you how great the condition of this top is in. Its perfect. This shirt has a deep v neckline, black collar piping, nipped waist, and rolled little sleeves.

 I seriously cannot even tell this top is old. The detailing is beautiful and so dainty and the chic! The buttons are in great working condition. This shirt adds a touch of vintage and character to any outfit while still being feminine and classy.

The package I got from this etsy store was so well wrapped. The items came in tissue paper and were folded nice and neat. I hate when you open up a package and see a crumbled item inside and this was not the case. The communication was great and the items were quickly shipped.

I cannot recommend this etsy store enough!

Viral Threads had a surprise for Toes That Twinkle followers!

Viral Threads is kind enough to offer one of my followers an item from their shop! 
The Vintage GYPSY Cream Crochet Lace BIRDS and BRANCHES Flapper Fringe Poncho Wrap Cape Scarf! Do not miss this giveaway!


Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!

Mandatory Entry: Go to Viral Threads and tell me what is your favorite item of theirs is! You must also follow me on GFC and leave the name you follow under.
 
Extra Entries (each entry in a new comment):

1. "Heart" Viral Threads on Etsy. (1 Entry)
2. Purchase something from Viral Threads Etsy Site (10 Entries!!!!!!!) 
3. Follow Toesthattwink on Twitter. @toesthattwink (1 Entry)
4. Follow Toes That Twinkle on Facebook, leave your name (1 Entry) 
5. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and leave the direct link. 
" Win A Vintage Wrap!  http://toesthattwinkle.blogspot.com/2011/02/130-viral-threads-review-and-giveaway.html @toesthattwink "
 (1 Entry)  You can do this every day for more entries!


This Giveaway will end on 3/20

Please Please Please put each entry in a new comment! (leave your email in each comment)

53 comments:

kaderkismet February 3, 2011 at 8:07 AM  

is this give away open to international followers? =)

Shawna February 3, 2011 at 8:30 AM  

LOVE the "Vintage 70's Side Tie Ethnic MOLA Caftan Tunic Mini Dress"!!!

Shawna new Follower
please follow back:
http://mommyshonestreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/thursday-blog-hop.html#comments

couponingfromFL2MI February 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

I love the Vintage 80's High Waist Dusty Rose Linen Skirt. I follow you via GFC and am your newest follower via the blog hop!

couponingfromFL2MI February 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM  

I like you on Facebook.

@Robin Kampfer

Mimi February 3, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

i looooove the 80s silk oscar de la renta abstract print shorts/skort. :D

i am a follower via gfc. :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Christina Lucas February 3, 2011 at 4:25 PM  

Love that top!
Following from Thur. blog hop!
Please stop by my blog directory at http://theblogentourage.blogspot.com
or my gourmet chocolates blog at http://kaitlinandkylies.blogspot.com
Thanks!:)
-Christina

K∂riиє* Smith. February 3, 2011 at 4:39 PM  

I'm a new follower from ww blog hop!!
When you get a chance, I would love for you to stop and follow me back!

Cheers

http://www.kaentrenos.net/2011/01/pra-esquentar.html

Marjory Steele Skousen February 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM  

Thanks for coming by and following me. I am already a follow of yours. Love your blog.

Haupi Justice February 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM  

I love that top, so very vintage looking. I'm your newest follower and looking forward to your visiting my blog and following me back. It's going to be fun, us being friends. Thanks!

http://exjw-foodie.blogspot.com/

Happy Homemaker And Momma February 3, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

SHe has some neat things there-I like the winter princess jacket. I am a new follower-following you over from Social Friday Blog Hop:)

Kyla February 3, 2011 at 10:22 PM  

Hi! I'm a new follower from the Social Friday blog hop as well! I love, love, LOVE your sidebar calendar. I've never seen anything like it!! Please follow back at either http://www.homeschoolingbytheyard.blogspot.com or http://www.kylakreates.blogspot.com...or both! Thanks!

Renate February 4, 2011 at 3:56 AM  

old can be pretty....so is this!!

Sarah February 6, 2011 at 8:55 PM  

i think this is super cute: Vintage 70's Semi Sheer White Floral KIMONO Deep V Mini Layering Slip Dress

i follow with GFC username Sarah and my email is sarahkwoodall at gmail dot com

Sarah February 6, 2011 at 8:56 PM  

i follow toes that twinkle on facebook as Sarah Woodall

sarahkwoodall at gmail dot com

Laura February 14, 2011 at 7:19 PM  

This is one of my favourites.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/56274937/vintage-ribbon-soutache-white-semi-sheer
Follow on gfc as Laura.

Laura February 14, 2011 at 7:20 PM  

Follow you on twitter as lauramc9.
http://twitter.com/#!/lauramc9

Laura February 14, 2011 at 7:20 PM  

I Follow on facebook as Laura McCarthy

Laura February 14, 2011 at 7:21 PM  

tweeted with link as
http://twitter.com/#!/lauramc9

Not a Perfect Mom February 15, 2011 at 7:39 PM  

Hi-following you back from the hop...
I love the white kimono jacket..stunning...
hollyanne1217@yahoo.com

d1869dc6-39e6-11e0-a4f0-000bcdcb471e February 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM  

Hello. I follow on etsy. I reall just love the Vintage GYPSY Cream Crochet Lace Flapper Fringe Scallop Poncho Wrap Cape Scarf and I really want one like it.

lewalk February 25, 2011 at 2:05 PM  

Oh my gosh, I absolutely ADORE the Vintage 70's Navy White Lace Pintucked Bell Sleeve Kimono Ethnic Jacket Mini Dress. Hubby accuses me of being a hippie all the time. Lol. I guess it comes from being born in the 70s maybe? GFC follower as lewalk.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk February 25, 2011 at 2:08 PM  

Added Viral Threads to my faves on Etsy.

lewalk

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk February 25, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

Follow you on Twitter.

lewalk76

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk February 25, 2011 at 2:11 PM  

Like you on FB.

lewalk76
Leah W.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk February 25, 2011 at 2:12 PM  

Tweeted.

http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/41211523682676737

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

kaderkismet February 26, 2011 at 2:17 AM  

sedarkan@gmail.com
GFC=kaderkismet

Cheryl March 12, 2011 at 9:51 AM  

I've been following as Cheryl on GFC, and my email is cherylcherylcheryl(at)gmail(dot)com. My favourite item from the store is the Vintage 70's Pale Blue Crochet Lace Bust Halter Backless Maxi Dress.

I'm following you on twitter, and I tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/#!/ch3ryl89/status/46583092131008512

Miiwu March 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

My favourite item is this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/65335323/vintage-70s-pink-gingham-lace-pinafore

I follow you on GFC as Miiwu an my email is: trash138 at gmail dot com

polly March 20, 2011 at 6:52 AM  

love the vintage pink and white sweater
follow gfc~polly
pkeintz@gmail.com

Patti K March 20, 2011 at 9:38 AM  

Loving this coat!!! Vintage Cream Shaggy MONGOLIAN LAMB Curly Sheep Tibetan RUNWAY Style Avant Garde Yeti Coat. It's SO FLUFFY! I follow on GFC.

pk1208 (at) aol (dot) com

Patti K March 20, 2011 at 9:40 AM  

I heart Viral Threads on Etsy.

pk1208 (at) aol (dot) com

miloannjohnston March 20, 2011 at 10:22 AM  

i like their .r e s e r v e d.....Vintage Patchwork GYPSY Semi Sheer Cotton Gauze Floral Plaid Flowy Crinkle Skirt
gfc follower-miloannjohnston
miloannjohnston at yahoo dot com

miloannjohnston March 20, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

i follow you on fb
laneand johnston
@toesthattwink

miloannjohnston March 20, 2011 at 10:25 AM  

i follow you on twitter
smilo143
miloannjohnston at yahoo dot com

Anja M. March 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM  

I like the "Vintage 80's Simple Black Spaghetti Strap Ribbed Maxi TUBE layering dress" and I follow you on GFC. (Anja M.)

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

Anja M. March 20, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

I "heart" Viral Threads on Etsy.

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

Tori March 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

I follow via gfc
I like the Vintage Red COWBOY Horse BULL RIDING Western Button Up Collared Blouse
vrtheriot@gmail.com

Anja M. March 20, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

I follow @toesthattwink on Twitter. (@anjathisandthat)

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

Anja M. March 20, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

I like Toes That Twinkle on Facebook. (Anja M. Anjathisandthat)

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

Anja M. March 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM  

tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/anjathisandthat/status/49486689273516033

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

carole March 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM  

love the vintage black and gold animal print chain elastic waist belt
gfc follower (gram122)


gram122@comcast.net

Gianna March 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM  

I'm a GFC Follower (Gianna).

Gianna March 20, 2011 at 3:37 PM  

I hearted viralthreads, user name gkran.

lewalk March 20, 2011 at 9:12 PM  

GFC follower as lewalk. And I love the Vintage 80's Black Floral Rayon Gauze Flowy Grunge Revival Tent Mini Tank Layering Boho Dress on the site.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk March 20, 2011 at 9:25 PM  

Viral Threads was already one of my faves on Etsy.

lewalk

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk March 20, 2011 at 9:25 PM  

Like you on FB.

lewalk76
Leah W.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk March 20, 2011 at 9:26 PM  

Follow you on Twitter.

lewalk76

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk March 20, 2011 at 9:26 PM  

And tweeted.

http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/49636524114980864

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

SETexasMama March 20, 2011 at 11:08 PM  

I follow via GFC and I adore the Vintage 70's TAUPE Tent Floral Sleeve Double Collar Mini Trapeze Tunic Dress! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!!
dana10879@yahoo.com

SETexasMama March 20, 2011 at 11:09 PM  

Follow Toesthattwink on Twitter
@SETexasMama
dana10879@yahoo.com

SETexasMama March 20, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

I like you on FB
Dana West
dana10879@yahoo.com

SETexasMama March 20, 2011 at 11:12 PM  

Tweeted!
dana10879@Yahoo.com

http://twitter.com/#!/SETexasMama/status/49669299840884736

Kimberly March 21, 2011 at 12:08 AM  

Follow you on GFC (Kimberly)
kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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