A Giveaway from Novica

Such a fun giveaway this weekend in light of our recent wardrobe discussions!

Recently, Novica wrote me about their work as a fair trade artisan website. In conjunction with National Geographic, they work “to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market.”

The selection is huge — and so fun to take a virtual tour around the world.

While I would categorize many of these items in the luxury category in terms of price, others, like these bracelets, are quite affordable and competitive with what you might pay at the Stuffmart down the street. On the day that I placed my order, the pair of bracelets were $18, making them $9 each, what I consider a fair price for artisan jewelry.

(I do think the prices may vary from day to day, though. So, keep that in mind when you order.)

It was amazingly fun to scroll through the vast choices they have available on their website. Check out the new bag I chose:

So cute! I’ve got my fingers crossed that the greens and blues will match my mix and match ensembles for summer into fall. But, even if it’s not a “perfect match,” I envision this kinda get up with the neutral clothes and the shoes and bag that add some punch.

Ordering with Novica is super easy. You can pay via Paypal or even through Amazon! I’m kinda wondering if your Swagbucks-generated gift certificates might work if you pay through Amazon. Let me know if they do!

Shipping was a lot more reasonable than I anticipated; each item was about $3 to ship. This makes me think toward Christmas and the great things I could choose for my sister and nieces now that they live far away.

And according to Amy’s recent review of Novica, the packaging is superb. Amy also offers information about how to become a consultant for Novica.

I’m really looking forward to these new colorful additions to my wardrobe. And am already planning some fun birthday and Christmas shopping for my girlfriends. There are so many things to choose from: accessories, wool scarves, and even walking sticks!

Win a Shopping Trip

This weekend one LifeasMOM reader will win a $75 Gift Certificate to Novica!

To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post, telling us one new item that you’d like to add to your wardrobe.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday, August 28, 2011, at 8 pm PST. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours of notification email in order to claim your prize.

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: michael_weiss@

Disclosure: I received a gift certificate from Novica. All opinions are my own, unless attributed.

Read Newer Post
Read Older Post


  1. A fun new bag would be great!

  2. Michelle Y says:

    A new bag/purse! I’m a small purse girl…but that doesn’t work if I want something that can also carry diaper bag essentials. I want something bigger than my small purses and smaller than my diaper bag!

  3. I’d love that bracelet picture at the top of this post!

  4. Michelle Gilbert says:

    I’d love a beautiful scarf!

  5. Heather E. says:

    I like the Sterling silver pendant necklace, ‘Silver Monarch’! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Would love some table settings or earrings.

  7. I love the green bag!

  8. Silver flower earring for me! So lovely.

  9. Accessories like a bracelet or a scarf to jazz things up a bit.

  10. Jennie F. says:

    I love almost everything on their site! I’d really like a “signature” piece; scarf, bag, jacket, something like that.

  11. Garnet Jewelry Red Leaves Set

  12. I’m not a jewelry gal but I would love to start being one!

  13. First, may I say I love your blog! so full of great tips. and second, i love bracelets, and think they add zest to a tired outfit! i love the one in the picture at the top!

  14. A colorful new bag would be fabulous!

  15. An alpaca cardigan would be fantastic! Thanks so much for giving me something to take my mind off the hurricane!

  16. Oh my goodness – I had much fun looking through everything! Since I am a music teacher, I had to check out the musical instruments first! And I have to say that the soda pop top purses are the most interesting I’ve seen. But the “Pink Paradise” scarf would definitely be the zing I’d add to my wardrobe.

    This is so fun! 🙂

  17. Would love a new scarf!

  18. Cute! I could use some more accessories in my wardrobe!

  19. domestic diva says:

    I would love a new skirt.

  20. Those bracelet’s would be great.

  21. Kristiana says:

    A colorful handbag would do nicely, thanks! What fun things for gifts too.

  22. I love the bracelets you have pictures here! I also saw these jade3 and rose quartz bracelets that are super pretty!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  23. I want to redo my WHOLE wardrobe. I need to thoroughly clean out my closet of things I’ve had since high school. I am a mother of 2…no longer a kid, but hardly an old woman. I need things that make me feel sexy, but look appropriate!

  24. Earrings!!

  25. I love the bag in this post. I would use it for work 5 days a week!!

  26. Andrea G. says:

    The bracelets!! So many colors in the beads – they would go w/ everything!!! 🙂

  27. I’m really wanting to add some cardigans to my Fall wardrobe. I see Novica has many to choose from 🙂

  28. I’ve become partial to bangles & bracelets recently, so the featured ones would be a treat.
    So glad to know of this resource.

  29. I feel a little overwhelmed thinking of just one thing I’d add-I’m with Vanessa- I need a whole new wardrobe!

  30. Ooooh, I’m a total sucker for rings, and I’ve just spent 20 minutes looking at all of the rings on Novica’s site! The first one I would want to order though, is the amber solitaire. Novica will be great for Christmas shopping!

  31. I would love a new purse.

  32. Such cute things!! I’m thinking some of the jewelry would be nice.

  33. Elizabeth says:

    love the bag!! I could use one, too! 🙂

  34. thanks for introducing us to novica. such a huge variety of artsy merchandise – love the bag and jewelry you mentioned.

  35. I would like to add some more necklaces to my wardrobe. They help dress up some of the plain shirts I have and make them appropriate for my part-time job.

  36. I’d love to add some new scarves to my wardrobe.

  37. My daughter found a necklace she would love to have, and I found a LOT of things I like!

  38. Martha in Georgia says:

    The number one item I NEED is a great pair of jeans. The number one item (items) I WANT are shoes and bags. And jewelry. 🙂

  39. i’d like a new jean skirt 🙂

  40. Tori Palmer says:

    I would LOVE the beaded bracelet at the top. Its gorgeous!

  41. I would love to add more jewlery into my everyday dress.

  42. Jen Fitzpatrick says:

    A bag that would match just about everything would be great!!

  43. Rebecca W. says:

    I always love new bags!!

  44. I would like to add some scarves to ‘jazz up’ the basics in my wardrobe.

  45. dawn shelton says:

    I would love a new purse or bag.

  46. Trish White says:

    Would love to add something new to my wardrobe – feels like I just keep buying stuff for my girls. A new scarf would add some fun to my fall wardrobe! Thanks!

  47. Dannielle says:

    I would love to have one of the bracelets. I love different types of jewelry.

  48. An alpaca sweater or scarf would really set my wardrobe apart from the ordinary! Love this site!

  49. I love a good cardigan. I would like to add a black of charcoal cardigan to my fall wardrobe.

  50. I really need to accessorize a little bit. I could definitely stand to update my jewelry.

  51. There are lots of things to like. The blown glass Cancun Nights Wine glasses are gorgeous.
    I liked several pairs of sterling earrings.
    Great stuff. Thanks…

  52. Any of those bracelets would just be amazing. And they’re a great price anyway!

  53. I would like to add some accesorries to my wardrobe.

  54. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Pearl and carnelian beaded necklace, ‘Warm Shower’ . Thanks for the chance to win.

  55. LOVE the bracelets!

  56. Those bracelets and rings are FANTASTIC! EEEK!

  57. Dareth Kettner says:

    I would love a new, fun bag for Fall!!!

  58. A new handbag!!!

  59. I like the jewelry and this is coming from someone who NEVER changes her earrings.

  60. A new dress!! Did you see how beautiful they are on the website. Amazing!!

  61. I could use a new wardrobe 😉

  62. I would love a new bag for the fall.

  63. Accessories like a bracelet or earrings.

  64. I’d like a new scarf for winter!

  65. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love a new purse for fall/winter!

  66. Beautiful jewelry. At 53 I am attempting to remake myself or rather become more myself. These braclets fit the ticket. Thank you so much for considering me in this giveaway. Denise

  67. There were some awesome silver cuffs in there that I would love!

  68. Rebecca Scott says:

    I’d love a new cardigan to layer for the fall and early winter

  69. I would love a cute tote bag 🙂

  70. I really want to add cowboy boots to my wardrobe…but I need jewelry WAY more!!! So…I’d pick jewelry!

  71. Fur Peiffer says:

    I always love jewelry! Especially Earrings!

  72. Those tote bags are very cute; I would love to have one!

  73. I would get a new bag, and I like the one that you have selected!

  74. I would love to add a new bag and some red earrings to my wardrobe!

  75. A new handbag, I love the Shadow Fan bag! Thanks for the giveaway.

  76. I could use a nice statement necklace!

  77. I’d like to add A scarF.

  78. I’d like to find a fun necklace to dress up my “uniform” of white tshirts and jeans. 😉

  79. I would love a new bag!

  80. The bag you chose is gorgeous. I also really like the cotton blouses.

  81. i would like to add a pair of “everyday” earrings 🙂 thanks for the giveaway!

  82. I’d love to add some scarves to my wardrobe and maybe a new purse!

  83. I really like the bracelets. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Love your blog!

  84. I’d like to get another scarf, and they have some really pretty ones.

  85. Jeanne Hounsell says:

    I’d love a new necklace or scarf!

  86. This would be great to use towards Christmas presents.

  87. I would love a new pair of earrings.

  88. Need a new purse for the fall.

  89. Oh, I could really use some placemats, or something to spruce up my house! I tend to buy neutrals to be practical…

  90. I’d love a new bag or sweater for the fall.

  91. My wardrobe could definitely use help! I think I need to start wearing some accessories. A beautiful necklace could do a lot I think.

  92. Rebecca W. says:

    I would love to have a new bag.

  93. love to have the bracelet

  94. I am so with the poster Angela…The “Pink Paradise” scarf…:)

  95. Telena Reynolds says:

    I’d love some new earrings! Love your blog!

  96. cathi carpenter says:

    with fall coming a nice light weight jacket or scarf would be great…however the bracelets you pictured are ahhh-dorable!

  97. Live those bracelets!

  98. Candice S. says:

    LOVE the bracelets and the bag you got! So pretty! And I love that it’s all fair trade. Unique, beautiful, and helpful…what more could ya ask for?!?!

  99. I need a new Ottoman.

  100. Sheila Bailey says:

    Love the bags!

  101. I would love the bracelet!

  102. TwoDiffSocks says:

    shoes & boots! who doesnt love shoes & boots

  103. Carrie Phelps says:

    I love the Cotton sundress, ‘Rose Elegance’!!

  104. I’d love a new bag to rotate with the one I use now.

  105. Definitely a new bag!

  106. Bags are my weakness. I only purchase if they are on sale. But a freebie would be even better! 🙂

  107. I could really use one of their colorful sweaters to brighten up my fall wardrobe.

  108. elizabeth says:

    I’m currently looking for a job and would love to have a handbag that looks professional. Accessories to jazz up an outfit would be nice as well.

  109. A bracelet would be great seeing that I don’t own a single one.

  110. I’ve been needing a couple of cute lightweight tops and skirts.

  111. I’d love all sorts of things, but maybe a purse first?? Thanks for the giveaway!

  112. Michelle Murphy says:

    I love the Rose Elegance sundress!

  113. I like that Lemon Zest handbag–so bright! Thanks!

  114. Mary E.S. says:

    I need a new pocketbook. Mine is held together with safety pins at this point.

  115. I would love to add a necklace. I’m going back to work this month after being off for 4 years so I need to update the accessories!

  116. Skinny jeans.

  117. I would love to add an Alpaca Wool ruana Wrap to my wardrobe!

  118. I’d like to add a fall scarf.

  119. The bracelets, scarves, or clothing. All looks beautiful.

  120. Some accessories. I have plenty of clothes. Just need something to “spice” them up a little.

  121. Maureen T. says:

    the bracelets are beautiful but casual looking enough that I could wear one with my “mom’ outfit of tshirt and jeans.

  122. A new purse! Mine is getting holes in the bottom but I am terrible at finding purses that are stylish and practical at the same time.

  123. I would love a new handbag for fall. My spring-y one is getting worn out!

  124. The bracelets are really fun — would love to add one to my jewelry collection!

  125. i think some jewelry would be great…it all looks so cute!

  126. so many pretties! My first thought is “Pearl and peridot beaded bracelet, ‘Precious
    Fruit'”, but I haven’t explored too much, so there are probably a lot more 🙂

  127. I love Novica! There is a lovely Alpaca wool wrap called “Sky Flower” that I’d love to have. It looks so snuggly.

  128. I would love a silk, or silk and wool shawl. It would make feel pampered, and would be such a conversation starter.

  129. I love the Silk blouse, ‘Fireworks’!!
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  130. I really need a new purse for the fall..would that be part of my wardrobe. If not that then I could really use a new shirt for work. I get tired or wearing the same thing all the time.

  131. I would love to get some accessories to start to jazz up my very plain wardrobe. : )

  132. 100% alpaca wool men’s
    sweater, ‘Casual Gray’.

  133. I’m about to enter the bittersweet season of not needing to carry a diaper bag… a cute new bag would be a whole lot of fun!

  134. i really like the ‘andean sunrise’ alpaca scarf! (or one of the gush necklaces) 🙂

  135. I love the swirls on the ‘good morning’ ring!

  136. I love the sterling silver bangle bracelet-10 moons.

  137. April Hicks says:

    1st things on my fall clothes list are new sweaters and a new bag!

  138. would love the bracelets!

  139. Dottie Correll says:

    Whaty a great variety! I would love some of the jewlery.

  140. Dottie Correll says:

    What a great variety! I would love some of the jewlery.

  141. Charity L. says:

    I need a new business jacket for week. But from this website, I would choose a Y necklace to accent my evening dresses.

  142. I would love to have the Cotton wrap around skirt, ‘Thai Deluxe!

  143. A handbag or jewelry or great shoes (though not from Novica) would be great for my wardrobe – your posts have been inspiring me to update my sad wardrobe…
    I also like the cotton wrap dress in aubergine on the site.

  144. Those bracelets are beautiful! So is the purse.

  145. Christina Dent says:

    love the Coins of Earth bracelets, so fun and funky!

  146. Heather Abbott says:

    So hard to pick just one item – definitely had fun browsing! My husband and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in September and I would love to add the sterling silver link bracelet – wedding ribbons to my collection!!

Thanks so much for participating in this conversation about "a mom's life."

This is a place where moms can be themselves. Remember that each mother's path looks a little different. Please keep your comments respectful and kind. Reasonable minds will disagree in a nice way.

So let's talk about it, using "our big girl words."