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NSB Crop Top GIVEAWAY! // Venndy App

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My clothing line launched a little over a week ago, and today I'm excited to be partnering with VENNDY for an awesome giveaway - including 10 "But first...BRUNCH" Crop tops from the line!

This post is a little different in that it's a little for my blogger babes, but if you're a non-blogging reader or have wondered about starting a blog there are still some gems in here for you too. As always, you can feel free to scroll through the outfit photos and shop or pin the look at the bottom of the post.

but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger

A little about VENNDY

What is venndy? Started by a group of female entrepreneurs, VENNDY is a platform designed to help you curate your favorite products and services into stories, while discovering new ones from your friends or favorite bloggers.

VENNDY is a user-generated content platform focusing on contextual connectivity."

VENNDY allows you to save products and services into 8 different categories: fashion, living, and beauty just to name a few. You can then curate these saved "VENNS" into stories, whether its a closed outfit story that only you can add products to or a shared "Office Inspo" story that friends can add their favorite finds to as well. VENNDY comes with a chrome extension that lets you save and curate products as you're shopping online.

but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger

VENNDY is a little similar to Pinterest, but with a few key improvements. First, your VENNs (or saved products) have space for a lot more information. You can rate products & services, select the product description to be saved with your VENN, and add some personal notes. The categories are similar to boards, but things are much easier to find because of the ability to add subcategories, like 'shoes' or 'tops' for fashion.

I tend to use pinterest to hoard every and any idea, where my VENNDY is a more curated list of my actual favorite things. The two aren't mutually exclusive though - you can also pin your VENNS and Stories right to Pinterest from your VENNDY Dashboard.

You can learn all you need to know about VENNDY HERE

but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger

VENNDY PERKS for Bloggers

I use VENNDY to create shoppable stories for each of my blog posts. This gives my followers a place to shop all of my favorite products in one place.

VENNDY has a unique proposition in that it can be a place where I can curate all my affiliate content in a way that is more shopping-focused than a blog post" 

VENNDY is also an amazing way to monetize my blog. When I save a product, there is a spot to add an affiliate link. The real perk to VENNDY is that it helps you to monetize your blog  from day one by using affiliate marketing. While it might take months or even a year for your blog itself to gain traction, VENNDY is a shared platform - which means readers might initially come to the platform because of another blogger, but they'll see your content and discover you.  

but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger

VENNDY lets you put reviews and blog posts into a marketplace of reviews, which helps readers easily find what they are looking for and shop it. 

The biggest advantage is being able to combine links from different affiliate programs (and even non-affiliate links) into one carousel for a post."

You can easily create a product carousel (like the one at the end of this post) and link products or services from anywhere - from your favorite sites or affiliate links. This also means you don't have to stick to just one affiliate program. You can use links from places like ShopStyleCollective, Amazon, & RewardStyle all in one shoppable carousel.

Ready to give VENNDY a try? The good news is entering the giveaway (below) will help you signup and start using the platform, plus you can win some prizes while doing it!

but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Sign up to VENNDY

2. Download the Google Chrome Extension (once you receive email with link to it)

3. Upload at least 8 items to your VENNDY

4. Curate at least 1 story

5. Love at least 3 stories

6. Love at least 5 items

7. Ask to join The VENNDY Club on Facebook. (It's a FB group where you can ask questions and connect with other members of the VENNDY community)

8. Fill out THIS Google Form - this helps to serve as a checklist to you and a way to verify your entries!

 

but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger

PRIZES

- The curators of the 3 stories who get the highest number of Loves by the other participants at the Closing Time will receive a $75 AMAZON GIFT CARD.
- The curator of the Story with the highest number of Loves will also get a 1:1 Blog Consultation with Summer.
- The 10 bloggers who uploaded items (product, service or place) who get the highest number of Loves by the other participants, as of the Closing Time, will get the "But First, Brunch" T-Shirt from my line! (US only).

Giveaway campaign runs from Thursday, August 10th - Thursday, August 24th at midnight EST!

P.S. You can shop this whole look via the VENNDY widget below.

Shop the Look

Are you interested in trying the VENNDY App? Questions about entering the giveaway? Leave a comment below, or use #NSBstyle

P.S. This post is in partnership with VENNDY & the shoppable links are affiliate links

PIN IT...

but first brunch shirt giveaway | monetize your blog with affiliate links | Cute Crop Top | venndy platform for bloggers | never skip brunch apparel line | Cara Newhart - Denver Style Blogger
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peplum top | toms shoes | casual chic look | denim & block heels | how to wear a peplum top | lavender top | pearl necklace | sweetheart neckline | nordstrom sale

Line Launch Pre-order + Body Positivity!

- Fashion, NSB Line
but first brunch - never skip brunch apparel line launch

Ah! If you haven't heard via my instagram, I'M LAUNCHING A MINI APPAREL LINE!! It includes leggings, skirts, tanks, crop tops, hats, plus other fun accessories and will officially launch August 1st.

I'm crazy excited, just in case you couldn't tell, so I wanted to share a little bit about the line and the inspiration for some of the designs, plus a look with one of my new crop tops which is available for pre-order starting today.

Bold. Vibrant. Sassy. 

When designing the pieces and patterns for my line, I wanted everything to feel fun. My goal is to create pieces that make you smile when you wear them, can challenge you to be brave with fun patterns and colors, and help you spice up your current wardrobe to add interest. 

I was inspired by chatting with a friend a little while back, and she just looked at me and said, "My style has gotten so predictable since I started work. I always find myself buying too many drab neutrals, and I wish I could be more adventurous." Her telling me was the exact inspiration to create some of the bright and bold pencil skirt designs. I wanted to create some fearless options for women who want to get out there and rock some crazy colors and fun patterns. The best part? Just add the neutral top you already own for a balanced workday look.

I also wanted to go all out with fun patterns, which is where the leggings come in. A range of colors and a pattern for everyone. The leggings come in long & capri, are made of smooth and comfy microfiber fabric that has 4-way stretch for working out...or you know...mostly lounging.

crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots

Sneak Peak!

I'm not going to tell you everything about the line, because that would ruin the surprise. If you're getting excited, you can preview some of the line HERE.  

The whole process for creating this line has seriously been amazing.

I have to give a quick shout out to all my blogger babes, both here in Denver and some sisters from Style Collective, that gave me so much support and encouragement to tell me this was possible. It seemed like such a crazy big goal at first, but now that it's happening, I couldn't be more appreciative of those who believed in me when it was just an idea. 

Ok, sorry to get all sappy on you there, let's chat about this outfit.

crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots

Full disclosure, this whole look was designed to prove one of my best friends wrong. She said something to the effect of, "Crop tops shouldn't be worn after college." To which I begged to differ. Here's my stance on crop tops, just in case any one wants to know:

You shouldn't wear a crop top unless it makes you feel confident, beautiful, sexy as hell, and absolutely yourself.

Body. positivity. Can I get a quick hell yes if you agree? 

Ah, you in the back. I hear you:"But of course YOU can pull off a crop top, you're in good shape." Here's the deal: Everyone, no matter their size or shape has body image struggles. And here's the other kicker: it may seem like a small issue to you, but it's a big deal to them.

Want to know what my "big-to-me" issue is? Stretch marks.

I've got a whole collection right across my stomach, and they're sticking around. (If you look real close you might see a few peeping out from under this crop top) I know, I should be ok with them and think they're beautiful since my body made a whole tiny human and everything. But guess what? I don't. I hate them. And it took me months to look in the mirror and accept that that was the new me. How does this little rant relate to this look? Easy. CROP TOPS ARENT JUST FOR PERFECT PEOPLE. 

crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots

Shredded Black Denim + BUT FIRST...BRUNCH Crop Top

So all that raw honesty to say that I picked some high waisted denim to pair with this crop top. For me, it was to cover up those stretchies, but it's also the perfect way to rock a crop top in a more elegant way if you aren't a fan of letting it all out. You can find a similar, less expensive, pair HERE.

This black on white polka dot scarf, gives the look a little 50's vibe while dressing up the tee. I'm going to be giving one away in a giveaway collaboration that's happening soon! I'm also wearing my all-time favorite Stecy heels by Steve Madden and these cat eye sunnies that I'm in love with this season.

Every good black and white look needs some pops of color, so I added some pink via these fringe tassel drop earrings by Bauble bar, and this mini handbag in 'springtime pink.' Plus a swipe of this lipstick, which is appropriately named 'Obsession' and a light pink mani.

You can pre-order this crop top HERE and also shop this whole look via the VENNDY widget below.

Shop the Look

What do you think of this crop top? Excited about the line launch? Want to share a big-to-you body image struggle? Leave a comment below, or use #NSBstyle

P.S. The shoppable links in this post are affiliate links

PIN IT...

crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots
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crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots | black and white
fringe tassel earrings | bauble bar | perfect summer earrings | hot pink accessories | crop top top | but first brunch top | croptop for summer | polkadot neck scarf | 50's style | modern pinup style | outfit of the day | summer style | polka dots