Tuesday, May 28, 2013

House of Southern Accents {GIVEAWAY!}

Attention all my lovely ladies from the South (and any others who love a good print) and any male readers (I know you're out there #nojudgement)! I just found your new favorite shop. The next time you think "bow tie", think: House of Southern Accents.

I am personally really excited to support House of Southern Accents because the owner, founder, and seamstress (yes, she does it all!) is a fellow UK alum and AKPsi brother! I admire anyone who has the passion and drive to start their own endeavor, and since this one is so close to home, it's that much sweeter! AND (as if I don't have enough reasons) she's a fellow dog lover! Her pup models the bow & bow tie collar line! Love it!!

I mean, really. How cute is that???

Here is a little bit about how House of SA got started....

In January 2011 my family lost my beautiful cousin Crystal to cancer at the age of 29. My cousin and I were very close and being close in age as well as the only female grandchildren, we grew up more like sisters than cousins. Her house is where I spent much of my childhood drawing, painting, and creating. I remember when she was in her teens and started sketching beautiful dress designs that I was in awe of. Design wasn't her passion though, children were. She became a Kindergarten teacher and used her creativity to inspire her students, but she also inspired me, more than I can ever put into words. Her sketches will always be in the back of my mind, and the strength she had gave me what I needed to set out on a dream of my own.

I knew I wanted to create, but I hadn't quite settled on what I wanted to create. That's where a good friend of mine and a great fraternity come into the picture. My best friend Will needed a date to a fraternity date function and, of course, we wanted to match. He didn't have a bow tie that matched the dress I was wearing so I set out to make him one. That one turned into 4 (one for each date party) and those 4 were the start of everything. That's where we are today, and by "we" I mean myself and my dog.

House of Southern Accents is a one woman shop, the purchase of fabric, design, and creation of each product is completed by store owner, Kyla. Based in Lexington, KY we draw inspiration from our beautiful surroundings and traditions. We're inspired by the well dressed men and women you can find tailgating around Commonwealth stadium in the fall and enjoying a day at the races at Keeneland, by the bourbon trail, and even by front porch sittin' a spell. 

My favorite thing about House of SA are the options! There are so many adorable fabrics to choose from! You can truly customize your look, or get a gift for a special person in your life that no one else will have! And since special care is put into each order, you can be sure you are getting a top-quality product. Here are some of my favorites...

So please stop over to the House of Southern Accents website and storefront to browse these adorable products! 

And, I have some great news! Kyla, the owner, has offered a customized giveaway to one lucky Kaliwood reader! The winner will receive their choice of a bow/head band, dog collar, or bow tie in a fabric of their choice! Awesome, right? Below are the ways you can get connected with House of Southern Accents.

To be eligible to win the giveaway, use the entry options below. You must first be a GFC follower of Kaliwood to unlock all of the other entry options! The entry period will be open for one week!

Ready, Set, Win!

Happy shopping!

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  1. I found you Style Elixir! I'd love for you to join my Tuesday blog hop as well!


    xoxo Tori

  2. I would love to win a hair bow tie to wear this summer!

  3. Replies
    1. Aren't they adorable!? Enter for your chance to win! :)

  4. How cute are those bows? Two of my step-sisters went to UK :)

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰


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