We hope you have had a chance to enter our Borelli Design Giveaway. Before we announce the winner, let us tell you a little more about the awesomeness of Marissa Borelli and her company Borelli Designs.
Marissa Borelli’s fascination with combining fashion and athletics led her to work for companies such as lululemon athletica, Ralph Lauren, Swiss Army Victorinox, K-Active by Kerri Walsh and Green Apple Active. In 2011, she founded her own line of activewear, BORELLI Design.
Borelli Design debuted in 2011 with a high-performance, multi-use wrap that keeps active people warm, dry and looking stylish all day long. Enthusiastic customers soon asked for more Borelli styles for their everyday wardrobe. So they launched a second product — the Borelli Wrap Dress — in early 2012. It’s the perfect choice for everything from traveling or daycare pick-ups to date night with heels. Most recently, inspired by Marissa’s far-flung travels to India, St Barth and Vietnam, Borelli Design has introduced a second line — Drift — as a complement to the drirelease™ products. Now you can choose the one that best fits your life and sense of style.
Borelli Design’s mission is to help active people rock it. They believe fashion and fitness are better together. They design products to help busy, fit people look their best while getting their glow on.
When she’s not helping clients build healthy brands, Marissa competes in half marathons and triathlons. She also loves to travel, bake for neighbors, and practice yoga. With an aesthetic that could be described as global, energetic and modern, Marissa brings a fresh and innovative approach to the active lifestyle market. More recently, Marissa became a mom to two adorable little boys!
The new fall line has some beautiful patterns. View here: www.borellidesign.com/fall-2014
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Now…..Let’s get to our winner! Congratulations Linda Nelson, you have won the two Borelli Design scarves in our giveaway! Please contact us with your mailing address so we can get you your winnings! Linda went above and beyond sharing her fall day ideas as well as Borelli favorites! Here is the winning board for your inspiration…. http://www.pinterest.com/lindahhi/scarves-everywhere-anytime/
We have a great giveaway here for you to wrap up our birthday month celebrations! One lucky person will win the two Marissa Borelli scarves below.
These are not your average scarves people! This is a giveaway you don’t want to miss out on! The winner will receive both of the following: (more…)
We love us some Dixie Peaches Couture here over a Sunny Slide Up. They helped us out with a giveaway last year during our birthday celebrations, and now they are back with another bundle of goodies for one of our lucky fans! One lucky person will win one of all of the items below….
“In the south, pearls are a girl’s best friend.”
Southern Belle T-Shirt
(your choice of color)
“Southern Traditions Start Here”
“Southern Traditions Start Here”
To be entered to win, you must:
Let’s get to know Corey, creator of Sans Map!
Q: You have such an interesting name for your company. Where did that come from?
A: The name Sans Map, ‘sans’ meaning ‘without’ in French, means Without A Map. I’ve travelled a great deal and have lived in many different places (and countries) which has greatly influenced many aspects of who I am. My husband is French so a big part of my life is speaking the language and enjoying French culture. I’ve always lived in a way that isn’t overly planned or mapped out…living life as it comes, enjoying and embracing the unexpected paths in life!
Q: How do you choose the fabrics for your bags?
A: I am always drawn to certain fabrics like wools, tweeds, natural fibers and woven fabrics. I often drive my decisions not by sight alone but by touch as well…Vintage fabrics (and garments that I repurpose) have a certain tactile quality to them that is hard to find in a fabric shop. I love searching for the diamonds in the rough.
Q: What’s your most popular, best-selling item?
A: My most popular item is my Messenger Bag. The perfect size and versatile to carry everyday!
Q: You used to live in Brooklyn, NY. What brought you to the south?
A: We really loved living in Brooklyn and were sad when we said our goodbyes…But life in the south offers us sunnier skies, more space to run and play and the opportunity to pursue our passions in a way that we couldn’t have in NY. Happy to have our feet land on this southern soil and looking forward to what the future brings!
Q: What is your favorite place to shop in Charlotte?
A: I spend a lot of time searching for fabrics and vintage garments to repurpose (and much less time shopping for myself!). I frequent the many thrift stores and vintage shops that Charlotte has in plenty.
Q: What’s your idea of the perfect day?
A: Life certainly is busy when you run a small business and have an energetic 2 year old boy!…so my perfect days are those that I can relax, spend time outside in the sun and fresh air and have nothing planned at all – foregoing the usual routines and letting the day take me wherever I please!
Happy Birthday to us! Here is a another gift for you! A fabulous bag from Sans Map….
This zippered pouch is made from a vintage Pendleton wool skirt in purple plaid. Lined with organic grey cotton, it’s a great size for makeup or cosmetics and could have many other storage uses.
– Pendleton wool exterior (repurposed)
– Turquoise fabric accent
– Organic grey cotton interior
– Ykk brass zipper
– Leather zipper pull
9.5″ W x 5.5″ H
Sans Map specializes in handcrafted bags made from vintage, repurposed, reclaimed and eco-conscious fabrics and leathers. Each and every bag is designed, cut and sewn from start to finish by owner Corey in her sunny studio in Charlotte, NC. Want to find out more? Visit www.etsy.com/shop/sansmap
To be entered to win, you must:
1) Follow @SunnySlideUp – www.instagram.com/sunnyslideup AND @sans_map_bags – www.instagram.com/sans_map_bags on Instagram.
2) Repost the image below to your Instagram account with the hashtag #ssugiveaway
Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on 10/16/14. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on the morning of 10/17/14 on this blog. Winner must provide shipping address within the continental United States.
You know we all love a party over here on Sunny Slide Up! Since we are celebrating our birthday, I thought it was only appropriate to gather some easy DIY party decor ideas. Check out our Pinterest board “Party On” for even more great ideas!
10 Easy DIY Party Decor Ideas
1. DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland – Creative Bag
2. DIY Ribbon Chandelier – Every Last Detail
3. DIY Metallic Stroke Balloons – Design Love Fest
4. DIY Blooming Letters – Urbanic Paper
5. DIY Paper Chain Background – Floridian
6. DIY Spray Painted Metal Folding Chairs – The Moon and Me
7. DIY – Pom Pom Branches – Wayaiulandia
8. DIY Number (or Letter) Photo Display – Just Imagine
9. DIY Sidewalk/Driveway Party Art – Guerrilla Weddings
10. Washi Tape Everything! – I Heart Nap Time
You know how I love washi tape so much.
I’m in the mood to throw a party now! Speaking of parties, we are throwing one big party here on Sunny Slide Up for the month of October as our blog turns 2! Be sure to keep a lookout for giveaways all month long!
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. And then sometimes, you start your own clothing line. First things first, I’d like to ask your forgiveness for such a desolate existence on our Sunny Slide Up blog but when you’re being a nut, or not, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important – you guys. Having said that, I’d like to introduce you to www.georgeandfran.com
That’s right, I did it. I feel like Andy Samberg when he was on that boat – anything is possible. Of course, I couldn’t have done it alone so let me get my “thank yous” out of the way. Without my two beautiful models, Dyce Danger and Decker Darling there would be no one to try my clothes on and take pictures of. Perhaps the best part of their support is the fact that they have no choice. And, without the love/support/charming-good-looks of my husband, Brad, there would be no one there to listen to me tell stories of how difficult designing (and sewing) clothes can actually be. Plus all those irresistible little drawings you see on our website… straight from his dome.
We went live on September 1st and without question this has been the most nerve-wracking/stressful/soulful/exciting/rewarding month of my life. I love writing and it’s always been such a great outlet for me but I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing. Having gone to college to study the fine arts I wanted something people could see, not just read. I never thought of myself as a great writer but then again, I never thought of myself as a great sewer either. So, left armed with nothing more than desire and commitment I set out to develop a whole new set of skills and options for parents wanting their children to stand out in a crowd.
Our slogan is “for the offbeat child” because that’s our dream(s) for our children and that’s what we want to encourage in other parents. In a world of normalcy, we want to be there for those folks that try to break the mold. To borrow a quote from Chris Martin, “we live in a beautiful world” and we’re just trying to do our part to make it prettier.
In the spirit of making things pretty, I’d like to tell you guys about a giveaway we’re offering here on Sunny Slide Up to celebrate two amazing years of awesomeness!
See illustrious illustrations below for more details and as always, read more Sunny Slide Up and outfit your children in more George & Fran.
Love, Jenn. XOXO
One lucky fan will win:
Metallic Leopard Print Elastic Headband Set ($12.00 value) and Mod Leopard Leggings ($36.00 value)
from George & Fran new kids fashion line!
TO BE ENTERED TO WIN YOU MUST… (more…)
October is here, and that means it’s our Sunny Slide Up birthday month! Our blog turns 2 this year – and what an awesome past two years it has been. You remember what we did last year? We like to celebrate by giving gifts to YOU, our fans …..so let’s celebrate with a month of giveaways!
Be sure to subscribe to the blog (see top left of sidebar) and follow us on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Be on the lookout for giveaway announcements all month long! We have some great goodies planned to gift to you. (more…)
You remember our pal Laura Dro from a pretty sweet giveaway we had a while back? She is an amazing artist, and now her art is on shoes! This image popped up on my Instagram feed the other day. Love those shoes! I did a little more digging around to find out more about this Bucketfeet company.
Their mission is to connect people through art. They collaborate with artists from around the world to create products (more…)
We love quotes here at Sunny Slide Up.
It has been a while since I did a post on some of my favorite quotes, so here you go!
All of the pictures are from my amazing wedding photographer – Crystal Stokes. You can see other posts where I mention her here and here.
For other posts on quotes we have the list below!
Hope you have a LOVE-ly day!