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Win It and Wear It—Sept. 29

blog_fashionThis week in Obsessive Beauty’s Win It and Wear It contest, we’re giving away an adorable black wallet with an owl printed on it, from Wallflower Boutique, Santa Cruz’s newest boutique at the south end of Pacific Avenue, next door to Idle Hands. Wallflower offers clothing and accessories in a hippie chic style. This mini wallet is made from recycled leather and measures three-inches by four-inches. It was hand-printed by Shara Porter (sharaporter.com). For more information about Wallflower, visit shopthewallflower.com, or stop by the store at 803 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-3526.

To win this wallet, simply leave a comment here at this blog. The contest ends on Tuesday, Oct. 5, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Thanks for reading.
Comments (12)Add Comment
I need a wallet
written by Sarah Greathouse, October 05, 2010
...and I like owl's...
...
written by Kayla Cromer, October 05, 2010
I love owls.
Owl Wallet
written by Winmat, October 05, 2010
Very cool - Wallflower is wonderful.
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written by jenn b, October 04, 2010
owl wallet haiku

adorn my wallet
with an owl and perhaps
i'll spend more wisely
...
written by Tamil, October 04, 2010
This is the cutest store on Pacific.. I've seen the wallet... Its so cute...Wallflower is the best...
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written by zeyna, October 04, 2010
What a cute wallet! and the store is my new favorite! Love love love! I wish i could just wrap myself with all the latest fashions!
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written by Linda DeSan Pease, October 02, 2010
Owls are frequently associated with wisdom; hence the saying “wise old owl.” Often linked with the Greek Goddess Athena who frequently portrayed herself as an owl, she was the goddess of wisdom, arts and skills. The owl has become a symbol of teaching and is popular in the crests of many schools and universities. Does it not surprise us all that Mensa, the international high IQ society, has adopted the owl as its unofficial mascot? I found the following on Mensa’s website:

Owl
Okay, you know what an owl is. Because the owl was sacred to Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, it has become the unofficial mascot of Mensa, and when you get active in Mensa you'll see lots of them. Over the years other unofficial mascots have included pelicans, unicorns, Opus the penguin, and doubtless other things--but the owl is pretty solidly entrenched.
http://mwm.us.mensa.org/acronyms.html

My Conclusion: How appropriate for this lovely recycled item to be just one of Wallflowers many chic, environmentally conscious pieces! In these economically hard times it is wise for each of us to watch our wallets and the owl on this one will give us double protection. I bet Wallflower knew this when it offered to use it as their “win it and wear it” give away! You gotta love this wallet!!! Go Wallflower!
Wise Old Owl
written by Linda DeSan Pease, October 02, 2010
Owls are frequently associated with wisdom; hence the saying “wise old owl.” Often linked with the Greek Goddess Athena who frequently portrayed herself as an owl, she was the goddess of wisdom, arts and skills. The owl has become a symbol of teaching and is popular in the crests of many schools and universities. Does it not surprise us all that Mensa, the international high IQ society, has adopted the owl as its unofficial mascot? I found the following on Mensa’s website:

Owl
Okay, you know what an owl is. Because the owl was sacred to Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, it has become the unofficial mascot of Mensa, and when you get active in Mensa you'll see lots of them. Over the years other unofficial mascots have included pelicans, unicorns, Opus the penguin, and doubtless other things--but the owl is pretty solidly entrenched.
http://mwm.us.mensa.org/acronyms.html

My Conclusion: How appropriate for this lovely recycled item to be just one of Wallflowers many chic, environmentally conscious pieces! In these economically hard times it is wise for each of us to watch our wallets and the owl on this one will give us double protection. I bet Wallflower knew this when it offered to use it as their “win it and wear it” give away! You gotta love this wallet!!! Go Wallflower!
...
written by Bryan, October 01, 2010
Wallflower is great, and it's got the coolest dressing room downtown.

This looks like a sweet little owl wallet. Maybe a good set of eyes and rotating ears could help watch my money and keep me from spending too much. Either that or it could help hunt the mice in my pockets...

Yes
written by Alisha Capalety, September 30, 2010
I love this this wallet and owls! Wallflower is the cutest!
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written by Newmie, September 30, 2010
The owl wallet is adorable, Shara Porter's work is to die for, updating vintage accessories is such a smart way to recycle!!
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written by sumanasa, September 29, 2010
Wallflower is a great store. lots of fun jewelry.

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