Chictopia 10 Tryhard

Updated on Jan 23, 2010
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THE FOLLOWING POST IS AN EXACT COPY OF THE POST I PUT ON MY BLOGGER BLOG IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE IT TO NEW YORK. PLEASE EXCUSE MY PATHETIC PLEA.

Tomorrow I will be answering a lot of questions here about sleeping braids, and back yards, and new skin scrubs and what not, BUT today. . . . I am gonna be a TRYHARD. I have never asked for a favor this big from you, but today I am. You may think I am a shallow, silly, desperate woman after this and never want to read my blog again, but it is a risk I am willing to take. I know there is some serious shit happening in our world today that requires so much grace and attention. This is not one of those things and I am completely aware of that. My intentions are good. I will tell you that much to try to save any respect you may have for me. Here goes. . . . phew:

I want to go to New York for the Chictopia 10 Conference. I want to go BAD. I have never been east of Arizona (except to fly to the UK once) and have only fantasized and dreamed of getting to this big city with sky scrapers and subways. Not only do I want to get there, I am also faced with an opportunity to meet all of these AMAZING girls that I have only virtually met in blog world. It would be nearly impossible for me to travel all over to Michigan and Tennessee and Texas and Jersey, and every where else you all are, but this one time, all these great girls will be in one place at the same time. Voices to words. Faces to names. A complete transition from the electronic to the real. This is why I want it so bad.

MY STRATEGY The way I see it, there are two ways for me to get there:

1. Win the Chictopia 10 contest and get Airfare (up to $300) Lodging, and a ticket to the conference.
2. Sell my Precious coat collection to fund the trip.

I am entering in to the contest TODAY but also hedging my bets since about everyone and their brother is competing for this thing and my chances are slim to none. All of the coats above will be for sale on my esty shop for $50 each. I am working out flat rate shipping (I think will be $15). I will also be listing my collection of vintage trench coats at a lower price point and showing them tomorrow (all of the boots and shoes I showed a couple of days ago are being listed soon as well). If I am able to literally sell the coats off my back, I should have enough money to go. I have been collecting these coats for years and it was making me a bit sick photographing them to sell. Ask Sweet Chelsea (who has first dibs on the blue one if she still wants it) who has been asking me to show her these for weeks now. THESE are MY COATS. And I love them, but I want to go to NEW YORK that bad.

A way I may have a better chance of winning the contest is by getting votes on my contest entry. If you have a Chictopia account, please vote for my entry, and if you don’t, consider getting one, not just for me, but because the connections you can make are endless, the tips you will receive and accumulate about style, photo quality, angles and environment, and the motivation for dressing up will increase exponentially as will your blog readership, or courage to start your own blog. If you do decide to get an account please enter code SECONDSKIN555 at registration and please vote for the entry titled Chictopia 10 tryhard.

Thank you so much for taking the time to come to my blog EVER and for reading anything I ever have to say. I Promise to never ask for anything like this again.

Comments (55)

Izacouto
Izacouto on July 07
Those coats are just PERFECT. <3
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on May 07
very sweet colors!
tanyabell
tanyabell on April 10
LOVE the blue coat!
annamaria85
annamaria85 on February 01
love the red coat+ gorgeous outfit! Don't sell any
aCullen
aCullen on January 27
Your coats are gorgeous and I so hope you win! HAVE FUN!!!
elec_tric
elec_tric on January 27
good luck dear! x
lightssobright
lightssobright on January 26
You have my vote, doll!! GOOD LUCK:D
spearme
spearme on January 25
You got this!
Capharnaum
Capharnaum on January 25
I really love the suede blue coat and the brocade green coat....as beautifull as a lovely evening dress!!! You're the best!!!
augustaLOLITA
augustaLOLITA on January 25
so many amazing coats!!
GirlfromNorthCountry
GirlfromNorthCountry on January 25
I really hope you go!
amos_photography
amos_photography on January 25
stunning jacket love the plaid touch!!!
discolemonade
discolemonade on January 24
I love the plaid on the inside of your coat.. sososooo cute
chubbylumpkin
chubbylumpkin on January 24
awesome!
releasekarma
releasekarma on January 24
You can count my vote :)
secondskin
secondskin on January 25
Thank you so much!! :D
joduncan
joduncan on January 24
you got my vote hun, hope you get to go without the loss of your gorgeous coats!
secondskin
secondskin on January 25
I have sold most of them already!! Its all right though!! I think I am going to make it there!! Thank you for your vote!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on January 24
you have to win dear!!!! i love ur dedication!!!!
secondskin
secondskin on January 25
Thank you so much!! Your vote means a lot to me!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on January 24
wow! i love it! :D
Catherinee
Catherinee on January 24
I'm hardly a "competitor" in this contest - I entered but my chance is dismal. You deserve it. I hope you don't have to sell your coats, they're so pretty!
OurPaperMoon
OurPaperMoon on January 24
All those jacket are so amazing, I hope you dont have to sell them and I really hope you are able to make it to the Chictopia conference! Awhh I would love to go too... and it would be even better if we can meet there :) -coco
secondskin
secondskin on January 25
I hope you will go! If I am gonna get my bootie all the way over there, I REALLY hope I get to meet the fabulous Coco!!! Thanks for your vote and your kind words! I have sold most of them, but I am happy about the prospect of making it there!!
Pissenlit
Pissenlit on January 24
I love the blue with fur one!!! :)
fashion_girl
fashion_girl on January 24
wow you have plenty of nice coat! =)
tishleeisawesome
tishleeisawesome on January 24
Beautiful! I hope you win! :) silly question... how do I vote? I just made my account..... lol
COMEOVERTOTHEDARKSID
COMEOVERTOTHEDARKSID on January 24
Great vintage coats!
heelsdeals1
heelsdeals1 on January 24
love the jacket
RobinTM
RobinTM on January 24
Love the coat collection, you definitely have my vote for the Chictopia 10!
secondskin
secondskin on January 25
Thank you so much Robin!!
__E
__E on January 24
love the tights! and GREAT coat collection!
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on January 23
omg, LOVE 2, 3 and 4!!!!!!!!!!!!! esp the blue one is gorgeous
peanutbutter
peanutbutter on January 23
i love your coat collection tho! so sad they have to go :(
showgirlgodzilla
showgirlgodzilla on January 23
okay, that's weird. just sent you a message on chictopia, then. check that?
junebabie
junebabie on January 23
I love to have the blue coat and help you out, but obviously someone has beaten me to it! so I will vote for you instead. :o)
secondskin
secondskin on January 25
So sweet! thank you for your vote!!
mkshelle
mkshelle on January 23
Absolutely love all of your coats. Such beautiful photos as well! You really know how to style looks :)
secondskin
secondskin on January 25
That is such a great compliment! Thank you so much!
theflightoffancy
theflightoffancy on January 23
lovely!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on January 23
Love love all the coats!!!
anonymours
anonymours on January 23
cool jackets :)
chocolatepuddin
chocolatepuddin on January 23
i love the second one! that coat is fanfreakintastic!!!
audreyanne09
audreyanne09 on January 23
I like everything but the boots. The boots should have been a different style.
rockjazz
rockjazz on January 23
i love everything!!
CorksandCaftans
CorksandCaftans on January 23
I hope you go! I'm a huge fan and would love to meet you :) Good luck!
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on January 23
oh and your vintage coat collection is amazing, I wish I had the money to buy one, they are gorgeous! =)
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on January 23
Girl I wanna go that bad too!!! No one thinks any less of you for wanting it that bad! I wish you the best of luck! =))
TaylorSterling
TaylorSterling on January 23
girl i love the jacket xx
sophiegrey
sophiegrey on January 23
Love the coat and boots! Like a sexier version of The Matrix lol
froschface007
froschface007 on January 23
everything is just fantastic...
amandromeda
amandromeda on January 23
i hope you make it! you totally deserve it:)
leiann
leiann on January 23
i love your heartfelt honesty! even though i also entered the contest, i voted for you, so hope you do the same for me :) maybe we'll both make it!
secondskin
secondskin on January 23
Wow. Of course YES! Thank you so much!
Kangah
Kangah on January 23
Fabulous!! I looooove the coats!
togandtrappings
togandtrappings on January 23
i am jealous of all of your shorts!
swalvs
swalvs on January 23
well, there is no way I could go, so I hope you can! (And I believe you can, I can feel that you want it enough :) ) And I wish I could buy those red coats! both are perfect! But I think I cannot :( Sorry! But I've voted... Love you!
Annebeth
Annebeth on January 23
Those two blue coats look soooo amazing on you!!!! I'd take the blue coat with the fur but I have already bought too many coats :D And I SO hope you get to go, you are one of my favorite chictopians and you deserve it :)
audreyj
audreyj on January 23
Wonderful coats, at a really affordable price. Love it
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on January 23
Um...You have AWESOME coats:D Chic<33
CalifornianDreams
CalifornianDreams on January 23
great coats!
nennen35
nennen35 on January 23
LOVE the looks! really chic
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on January 23
what lovely coats!!!! love the blue one. goodluck on Chictopia10.
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