What I Wore: Shabby Apple {Giveaway}


Here’s a color that will wake you up in the morning! This might be the brightest thing I own. In a good way. The fact that is also super soft, and a flattering wrap dress, just seals the deal. Love it. It’s been trotted out for a few date nights and various slightly-fancy shindigs. I wore it yesterday just because, somehow managing to snag pictures between rain showers. So if it looks more damp than usual in my backyard, that’s why.

A point I want to discuss: why is it so hard to find a good, actual wrap dress these days? Shabby Apple delivers, but almost everywhere else, it’s faux-wrap dresses with elasticized waistlines that hit at odd places. I only own two wrap dresses, and they are both from the same store! Why have real wrap dresses become so scarce when they are almost universally flattering? It makes no sense, people.

What’s your take on wrap dresses: faux or real? Also, keep scrolling down for a treat!






Colors: Poppy Red, Light Grey, Gold

Dress: Polly Hill dress by Shabby Apple
Shoes: Soda Crochet Linen Ballet Flats from Shoetopia
Necklace: Spike My Diamonds Necklace from Tulle (sold out)
Rings: knot ring from a Renaissance Fair, leaf ring from ModCloth Stylish Surprise

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Kiwi Women’s Style, Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So, Lena B Actually, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.


For those of you that kept scrolling, I also have a fun giveaway, from the same store where I bought the dress above. In case you’re not familiar with them, Shabby Apple is an online dress boutique that specializes in vintage and retro dresses. In other words, cute, fashionable apparel in a range of classic shapes. I love how their product shoots all tell a story, instead of just showing the piece on a mannequin (though it is useful to see that, too). I also love their mission statement:

“A return to what dresses were always meant to be — a one-piece outfit. No need to add anything…no tank tops, no cardigans, nothing (except accessories, of course!).”

So many clothing items nowadays are so dang sheer it’s impossible to do that, so that is certainly something I appreciate. 🙂

Some of the items I own and love (besides the dress I’m wearing in today’s post) are the Jacobethan dress (seen here), the Yarmouth and Chatham tees (which I wear ALL the time – so comfy), and the Inca Trail dress (though I have the orange version). And I’m lusting after plenty more of their pieces, like some of these:

Shabby Apple Favorites
I’m especially eyeing that purple dress.

And one of you, my lucky readers, will win a $50 Gift Card to their store! (I maybe glummed a bit that I couldn’t win it myself, haha). Lucky you guys! Enter via Rafflecopter below. 🙂

**Giveaway is only open to those with a US shipping address.** It will run until midnight on Tuesday June 25th. Winner will be announced on the blog on the 26th, and emailed. If I don’t receive a response within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**While I am an affiliate of Shabby Apple, I am not being compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.**


  1. This color looks fab on you! And I am a fan of the real wrap dress!! 🙂

  2. I love all their dresses! If I had to choose, I’d say the Cider (I think that would be a flattering neckline). Thanks for the chance!

    1. Agreed! Glad I’m not alone in that thinking. Now if the powers that be in fashion would just make more of them! 🙂

  3. I love the red on you! I have had both faux and “real” wrap style dresses. I think I’m partial to the real so you can adjust it to fit you perfectly. The only thing that sometimes trips me up is catching the loose skirt in a stiff wind 😉

    1. Thank you! I’ve had both, too, and like the real wraps more for the same reason you stated. Though I agree a tricky wind can wreak some havoc. 🙂

  4. Nautical Navy Skirt has been on my wish list for a while. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  5. I Love the Ms Porter dress…so adorable for fall, with a zipper all the way down the back. Just so classic. I also like the gondola dress for summer…the pop of green is the perfect color for summer.
    thanks for the chance to win. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)Com

  6. says:

    oooo..oooo I’m loving the Ms. Porter 🙂 C U T E ! ! !