Shabby Apple dress giveaway! hell yeah.

When the Shabby Apple people wrote to me they suggested that my “fashionable readers” might like one of their dresses. I was flattered on your behalf. I also noticed that, although they complimented my writing, there was no mention of how fashionable I am. There’s a chance they saw some pictures of me, wearing things that hurt the eyes and the soul when combined. Or things that simply put the eyes and the soul to sleep. But never mind that. This is really, really fun.

Except that I had to pick a dress that I hoped you guys would like. It took a while. I narrowed it down to four or so, consulted five friends, agonized for days (possibly totally a week and a half), agonized even more today, when I changed my mind a lot two minutes before posting this, and then finally just picked the boldest one, reddest, most fabulous one. Why not?

So here’s the deal: I’m giving away the nothin’ like a dame dress from Shabby Apple, a very cool online boutique of women’s dresses.

This is it:

 

(Modeled by a woman who looks pretty happy in it and has arms that make me pretty happy. check out the other photos here: source)

I think you can probably put a belt on it, if you want to (I put belts on everything).

To win it, do these things (why am I using so many colons?): like Shabby Apple’s FB page here (I love the way modern business works).  And then comment on this post. In your comment, let me know which is your favorite dress or item on Shabby Apple’s site. The rest of your comment can be anything. It can be “Give me that dress” or “This is incredibly stupid” or “This feels really antiquated.” You’ll still be in the running if you mention a favorite thing on the Shabby Apple site.

On Monday, I’ll pick a winner based on a fair, unbiased, totally legit system that I’m planning on copying from another blogger who has more experience with this sort of thing. Possibly Annabel Candy or Janetha. At that point, if you won, I’ll ask you for your shipping address and dress size, and I’ll send the info to the really nice Shabby Apple people, who will send you the dress. And everyone will be happy. In your family. I will be jealous, because I really like the dress. But I’ll still love you.

Qualifications that make me sad: This is for people with USA shipping addresses only. I’m really sorry. I know a lot of you live in other countries, and that the people on the streets of those countries would’ve liked to see you in this dress. Also, it’s being brought to my attention that the dress doesn’t come in enough sizes, and I’m totally sorry about that and wish it did and really don’t want the message to be “Too bad, you’re not thin enough,” because obviously, that’s not my thing. If that is indeed the message that you’re getting, this is me humbly asking you to take it with a grain of salt and forgive me. Also, I’m sorry I don’t have something for the men/boys who read this blog (you know who you are). I mean, unless you like wearing dresses or want to enter for a woman/girl/guy who likes wearing dresses in your life. I think I’ll probably be doing another non-clothing related giveaway soon, though!

Anyway. I hope you like it!

Thanks, Shabby Apple! But next time give me less choices, please :-)

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Unroast: Today I love the way I look when I grin.

P.S. When I was agonizing over it this morning to Bear, he was like, “Just pick the red one.” Is it really so simple?

P.P.S. “Nothin’ like a dame”? My brother played Emile in his high school production of South Pacific, so I am really fond of the play, but I feel a little awkward, after the last conversation on this blog…

107 Comments »

Kate on December 9th 2011 in Uncategorized

107 Responses to “Shabby Apple dress giveaway! hell yeah.”

  1. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    Sorry! The link wasn’t working. I copied it in again, and now it’s working. Weird.

  2. Deanna responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    okay..I liked the site but do I comment here which dress I like? The dresses don’t appear to have names but many are super awesome. I like the red one above..let’s keep it simple.

  3. Jana responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    I love the Primavera dress on the site! And I love your blog.

    Hope I win! :)

  4. Emily responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Hi, Kate!

    I am kind of in love with the Champs Elysees dress. It has a vintage, sailor-esque style that I adore.

    I have been reading your blog for many a month, and this is the first time I’ve ever posted. Your blog is so raw and real, and I always enjoy reading your thoughts on life. :)

    Emily

  5. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    @Deanna
    Yes, you comment here about which thing you liked most on the site. Those were the only instructions I got, but I’m guessing it can be a link to the thing you like, or a name, if there is one. But cool, let’s keep it at the red one. You’re in :-)

  6. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Thanks for complimenting me as well as the dresses, guys! You’re sweet.

  7. Marti responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    Men love red clothes on women. So no brainer for your sweetie. I am always bemused by model poses. I think, “Yeah, that’s how I stand when wearing a dress, all wonky against a rock wall with my one arm above my head in an awkward position losing circulation. Yup.”

    (Did you know there was a study done that showed that men when given a number of photos of women to describe, will describe women in red as sexy, in some huge percentage more than in any other color? S’truth. Can’t find my link to the study right now, but it does exist. So deep six the little black dress, and buy all red clothes. We women work way too hard at this stuff. I remember a woman of the world telling me once when I was agonizing over my weight, “Honey”, she said, “men don’t care about the size of your thighs. They only care about what’s between them.” Well, that set it all in perspective for me and I haven’t worried since. And I wear red a lot.

  8. Raven responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    While some of their pieces are cute, they don’t even carry my size. Alas! I suppose my daughter would look good in that dress (her 11 year old body is now their size XXS *gasp*).

  9. Abby responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    That dress is really awesome, I have to say!

    I was looking on the Shabby Apple website, and I have to say my favorite is the Hollywood Boulevard skirt. It’s flowy and gorgeous! And it has tulle, which always makes me happy.

    Your blog also makes me happy. I’ve been reading it for the past month or so (though this is my first time posting), and I’ve really enjoyed it. It actually inspired me to have an “unroast” for my friends where we worked to find things we liked about ourselves…dorky, I know, but it was pretty cool. So…thank you!!!

  10. zoe (and the beatles) responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    very cute dress. very wrong cut for me. but thank you for introducing me to this website! they have ridiculously adorable dresses that kind of fulfill the mad men-esque fever i have right now.

  11. Joy responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    SO MANY ADORABLE DRESSES! I love the one you picked, great choice! I also love the Nantucket, if I had to pick another favorite. I had never heard of this company before today, but I think I’m hooked now! Thanks for doing this!

  12. Helen responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    I really like their bathing suits, especially the Notte Stellata suit. I used to have a totally rockin’ one piece polka dot bathing suit but no longer.
    But I also looove that dress, and it should be all mine! Mine!

  13. Twyla responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    My favorite dress is the B 17 BOMBSHELL. So simple and so beautiful!

    And I think it’s great one of the dress names is Antiquated. :)

  14. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    @Twyla
    Wait, are you serious right now??

  15. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    @Raven
    Sorry!! I wish I could change that!

  16. Christina McPants responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    I already own and love Manager Director from the skyscraper line and love it. I also drool over Going Steady and Top of Her Class. Or really, all of them.

  17. Hannah responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    oooh…. I shouldn’t have even looked… I love the Pizarro skirt, the Andes skirt, and the Malt shop dress. And that red dress you picked out is pretty fab, too.

    xx

  18. Katie responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Wow! I had never heard of shabby apple, but as I get to the point in my life where I actually need to look nice on a regular basis (while still trying to be a bit fashion forward) this is a jackpot! I love the lois lane red trench dress. I see myself buying many things from them in the future!

    Thanks!

  19. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Every time someone mentions liking the red dress I’m like, “OK, phew…”

  20. Also Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    You are totally fashionable! You went to that fancy thing in that fancy apartment in a fancy dress. I saw it! (On your blog, anyway…) The dress you picked is a great choice (again, belying your stellar sense of fashion). I’ve never owned a bright red dress and I’d love to see if I could rock that one.

    I will confess I have been drooling over the Shabby Apple G. Cooper dress for ages. Like, over two years. (They used to have a lot fewer dresses than they do now. It made it a little easier to pick one to drool over.) I’m not even sure the G. Cooper would look good on me, since I’m fairly well-endowed, and it seems like a dress meant for a small chested, slim-waisted lady – but I still want it so I can feel like a glamorous gal from the 60s. Also: bubble skirt! Bubble! Skirt!

    I am not always terribly comfortable talking fashion, but this conversation is getting me all excited. :)

  21. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    @Also Kate
    Yeah, I did go to a fancy thing in a fancy apartment once :-) I also managed not to spill anything on myself that evening, as I recall.

    I just looked up the G. Cooper dress and I think it’d look good with, ahem, fuller endowments.
    That is so not a real phrase.

  22. d-day responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    this is awesome! I have to say, that dress you picked out might be my actual favorite thing on that site! but since that answer probably doesn’t count, and I also can’t just say Everything Is Fabulous, I will focus on the swimsuits, because, Everything is Fabulous. especially ones with ruffles, like the Cascata. I also love the Charm School shoes but they don’t have them in my size (10) so, bummer.

    Anyway, that dress is awesome, I would like to win it please (haha).

  23. Also Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Fuller endowments! I like it. It makes my rather unwieldy chest sound like a trust fund. I wish I had an old wooden chest full of money instead of a skin-covered chest made of mammary glands.

    But I’m glad you think so. Maybe one day I will have enough money saved up (in a real fund, not my bra) to buy the G. Cooper and go around feeling kickass in it.

  24. liz responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I like the idea of this giveaway, but the dress selected does not reflect their range of sizes. We curvier girls are going to be left and that is unfortunate given how this blog focuses on not reinforcing beauty stereotypes and expectations.

    I would rock the hell out of the Truman dress! It looks really versatile. But, I wish the rest of the readers luck in winning the fabulous looking red one!

  25. Melanie responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Very nice choice! I don’t have Facebook so I can’t win the contest. Good luck to you all.

    Also, I’m pretty sure the XL is a 14, which is one size smaller than my dress size. But I’m going to look at their blouses. I’m a 12-14 on top. This site has great stuff. Thanks.

  26. Helen responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Ooooooh, so many pretty things to choose from. I really love the Belisima dress. And I love the one you picked out! Yay Shabby Apple!

  27. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    @Liz
    :( Aw, don’t be too mad at me. I chose from what was offered (a selection of ten or so dresses), and I tried to pick one that didn’t look tiny. If this dress is smaller than other dresses on the site, I’m sorry! I didn’t know! Like I said, bad at fashion.

  28. Jess responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for introducing us to Shabby Apple! I love it all…I’m really taken by the Griffith Park dress, but think Confidential would flatter my figure better. That lovely red one? I’d totally wear that. I’d find a reason. :)

    And you’re great, Kate.

  29. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    @everyone this dress won’t fit because it doesn’t come in enough sizes

    Seriously, I am incredibly sorry about this. It’s making me feel terrible and like I’m excluding people.

    It’d be less sensitive if the giveaway didn’t happen to be clothing. But of course, as chance would have it, it is. If anyone can recommend a favorite fashion site/company that specializes in plus sizes or is sure to always include plus size options for most/all garments, please let me know and I will approach them to see if we can set something similar up.

  30. Shay responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to buy a Shabby Apple dress for years. I have been waiting to lose the last 10 lbs of baby weight. I guess that’s why I read this site. Current favorites: Ferris Wheel; Champs Elysee.

    Their site is running really slow today. Perhaps it’s all your readers.

  31. Melanie responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    I find that eShakti has a great selection of dresses and they carry up to 26 I believe. I love that they start at size 0. Pretty much all my friends can shop there. What’s great is that they also have a customize option. You can choose the length of your sleeves, the type of neckline, and the length of the hem for a few dollars extra. No, I don’t work for them. :)

    Here’s the link: http://www.eshakti.com/

  32. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    @Melanie
    Thank you!! I’ll write to them.

  33. Anna responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    I love the dress you chose!

  34. Fraylie responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Okay, I’m awful – but I’m finally commenting because I oh so do love that dress.

    And this one – http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-723-gray-fox.aspx very beautiful :)

    PS, yes Kate, the new internet-based marketing world is… bizarre, to say the least.

  35. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    @Fraylie
    Wow, that really is gorgeous.

  36. Sarah G responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    I love the Shabby Apple Aquamarine Sash and this blog!

  37. Shelly responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    My fav is the bonheur.

    I like reading this blog, Kate, because you make me feel less like a weirdo. :D Thanks!

  38. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    @Shelly
    Yay!

  39. Kayla responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    So, I’ve known about Shabby Apple for about 2 years now. and every couple of weeks or so I go look at their dresses and drool over all the pretty and then sink into a deep depression because I have no extra money to spend on pretty things.

    All I have to type into the URL box is “s” and Shabby Apple comes up. No lie.

    Anyway! I do indeed love this red one you picked! And I have MANY favorites, but out of the newer collections I love Confidential, L.A., Love Me Do, and Malt Shop! So many beautiful dresses!!

    Okay. I’ll quit gushing now and spend most of my weekend hoping and praying to win!!

  40. Sarah responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-972-spanish-steps.aspx

    the most beautiful dress everrrrr!!!!

    <3.

  41. Heather responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    I’ve liked em on Facebook, and I find myself completely drawn to the Tinsel Town skirt, even though it’s incredibly unpractical and last thing I need in my closet is a giant, fluffy white skirt :)

  42. Brittany responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Thanks for offering this giveaway! I love Shabby Apple’s clothing, and especially love “Spanish Steps,” part of the roamin holiday line!

  43. Liz Rebecca responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Kate!

    This is so exciting! Thank you for being so awesome that we get an opportunity to indulge in fun fashion! My favorite item is this incredibly urbane and beautiful navy dress from Shabby Apple’s Inca collection: http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-1141-quechua.aspx

    I just love it! (I also feel like the woman posing in it is a taller more sophisticated and put together version of myself) So this dress makes me swoon!

    And I also wanted to let you know that I have been an avid reader of yours for about 2 months or so, and I pretty much AM you! hahaha I’m sure many say this but I find myself copying sections from your entry and pasting them in email or Gchat to my boyfriend saying “SEE this is what I mean!” or “Exactly like I was telling you the other day” or “Told you I wasn’t weird!”

    Thanks for giving me someone to relate to and helping me cope with the growing pains of the 20-something life! I feel like when none of my friends can understand those crazy thoughts that go through my head…miraculously there’s a blog named “Eat the Damn Cake” out there that get’s it.

    Thank you for being you!

    Liz Rebecca

  44. Kate responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    @Liz Rebecca
    Thank you for letting me know!! I’m happy to be pretty much you, as well :-)

  45. Kati responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Ooh, Shabby Apple has so many cute high waisted skirts. I would totally go for the “Tess” skirt..I’m a sucker for anything with bows! Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. kari responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    i really like the nine to five and the five to nine! and i liked them on facebook. thanks for the fun giveaway!

  47. Jess responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    um…I’m kind of in love with the “going steady” dress…and kind of mad at you for convincing me to spend all this time looking at Shabby Apple…like I need *another* clothing website to obsess over… *sigh*

  48. Patti responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I love the Ferris Wheel dress an would love a chance to get my hands on the Nothin Like A Dame. :D

  49. Reckless Housewife responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    Hi Kate! I have followed all directions, although I use my real name on Facebook. I just love the Overboard dress on Shabby Apple. Reminds me of a pin-up girl. Cute and affordable clothes.

    Just the fact that you put a belt with everything makes you precious!

  50. SandyJo responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    I love give-aways! And I was torn between the Carnival and the Aspen…..how to choose? I guess I will go with the Aspen, only because it’s so cold here today (Wisconsin) and this dress looks so warm and cozy but still so chic!

    I always enjoy your writing Kate. I know you hear this all of the time, but I can so relate! Please keep plugging away, you are awesome!

  51. tirzahrene responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    I totally <3 the "All Ruffled" skirt. It would be exactly the skirt I'm looking for now – could wear with tights, could wear with blazers, would also look not like everyone else.

    And that dress? Gorgeous. I'm sorry that size mess has come up.

  52. Christy responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    I like the Freshwater Pearl dress! :)
    I also love this blog.. You’re awesome Kate, thank-YOU for the effort! Each post is entertaining to me. Often easy to relate to and always worth considering.

  53. j responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Hi Kate,

    I do have a US mailing address, even if I don’t live there…I think pretty much everything is beautiful, actually, but as I’ve been trying to wear more yellow I will say that’s the best one, the Happy Talk!

    J

  54. Kelly responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    I like the Kenya dress, and I love the tinseltown skirt. So pretty!
    Pick me, Kate!

  55. Laura responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    I have to say, in honor of my interview to teacher school today, the A+ dress is my favorite–but they’re all so cute.

    Kate–you know I love you…but introducing me to a new clothing website?! I can’t afford all the shopping!

  56. Diana responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    I love the El Capitan dress in navy!

    And I love your blog!

  57. katilda responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    when i saw the “Cider” dress i may have drooled on myself a little bit. i promise not to drool on the dress if i get to have it.

  58. mary responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Hello! I love the San Gabriel dress. What a great site! I was pleased to see the items are affordable. :)

  59. Deb responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    I love the Selby black boots :) pick me, pick me :)

  60. Anna responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    This is cool. I like the red dress that you selected best. It’s my style. Thanks for introducing many of us, your readers, to the website. More shopping!!!
    You are fun, yet thought provoking, to read. Bravo!

  61. LAMusing responded on 09 Dec 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    I like shabby Apple on Facebook (as the name in my email address) and I love the Red Carpet dress. And I love this dress – it’s red too!

  62. Jennifer responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 12:03 am #

    I love the Ingrid dress, and the red one you picked. So pretty, but weird pose. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now (and love it!) and haven’t commented before today. I love shabby apple! And your taste in clothes :)

  63. Joceline responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 2:01 am #

    Love your blog, love your posts, love the Griffith Park dress. (How’s that for a segue?) I don’t thiiink I’ve ever commented before but you never know. Thanks!

  64. Dorothy responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 8:20 am #

    I like the L’Artiste dress! Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Carolyn responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 8:34 am #

    My fav is the Ingrid dress. I Haven’t purchased from Shabby Apple yet, but I’ve been eyeing their collection for awhile now…

  66. Caitlin responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Ooooooh, I really like the Mary Jane Watson! I don’t think I would ever wear something so bold, but it’s something I would definitely buy, then hang in my closet to make me feel more daring than I really am.

  67. Emma responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I like the green inca trail dress! So cute!!

  68. Tysa responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I love Top of Her Class, what an awesome color! All of the dresses are just so cute.

  69. Kay responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Not sure if I’ve commented here before but I’m a regular reader. I already spend way too much time (and money) online clothes shopping, so thanks for this :P

    I love, love the Veni Vidi Vici dress. I do happen to like wearing bright pinks and reds which is part of why VVV appeals. Unfortunately the “dame” dress is wrong for my figure (pear with broad shoulders), but hey if I win and it doesn’t look good on me I will give it to someone else or donate it.

  70. Ali responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Hi Kate!!!

    My favorite item on Shabby Apple’s fb page is the “With Honors” Dress. But more than that, I enjoyed their philosophy re dresses – a return to the notion that it’s a one-piece outfit, no need for adding anything to a simple and beautiful statement.

    Also, I’m the theatre gal in California who feels intimidated by the beauty of my female castmates (and their cleavages) and this particular dress seems to have no need for boobies. Therefore, it’s just perfect for me. And may possibly make me feel like a million bucks. So you see, I need it. That’s my argument.

  71. Aubrey responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    I love shabby apple! And I like them on facebook.. my favorite dress is the tuileries dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Ashley responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    This is fun! I hadn’t heard of Shabby Apple, but their site has a lot of neat stuff. I like the small circle necklace a lot. All their jewelry is pretty.

  73. San D responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    I love the irony of the fact that the dress doesn’t come in plus dress sizes. (which I am one) Shabby Apple has some really nice stuff, and some stuff I have seen before on other sites (particularly in the jewelry section). Good idea though for a giveaway. Try Junior’s Cheesecake next time. LOL. Good luck to all in the running.

  74. Michelle responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Hi I don’t know if I’ve ever commented here before but I love your blog. I have just been getting into wearing more dresses and embracing my femininity. I love these three dresses on the shabby apple site. They have a lot of really cute stuff!
    http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-1103-joie-de-vivre.aspx
    http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-1057-ahoy.aspx
    http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-613-champs-elysees.aspx

  75. Lindsey Simmons responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi Kate, I never wore a RED dress in all of my 50 young years and I think it’s about time!! I’m feeling ready to embrace a new side of me. Thanks & keep giving us those pearls of your wisdom!!

  76. Kellie responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    oooo, the red dress is one of my favorites! great site! looooove dresses!

  77. Gabriele responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    I love shabby apple and your blog! perfect combination! i love when new posts pop up on my bloglovin :)

    i love shabby apple’s oh la la collection

  78. Ruri responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    I already like shabby apple on fb (Lui B.) and I love the Study Break dress!

  79. Nina responded on 10 Dec 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    i love the admiral dress. pow!

  80. Kinzie responded on 11 Dec 2011 at 1:42 am #

    I think that so many of the dresses are brilliant. And here’s the thing, I’m totally not pregnant, nor will I be for several years at least (cross your fingers) – BUT I totally judge stores based on their maternity section because I can’t wait for the day to go maternity clothes shopping (I know, weird) and I am OBSESSED with their maternity clothes. Especially the Sicily dress. But I also like the one you picked. Well done, Kate. Guess I have a thing for red dresses, huh?

  81. Karen responded on 11 Dec 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Awesome dresses! I had never heard of Shabby Apple before but love them! I am afraid to say Ming is my favorite because it is so unlike anything I have ever worn before but I love it! I might have to break out of my comfort zone and buy it! :) Thanks for the great posts and contest!

  82. Claire responded on 11 Dec 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    I love the dress you posted as well as the purple faux wrap dress! So many cute dresses to pick from… they should just send them ALL to me :-)

  83. Madison responded on 11 Dec 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    I love the bonheur dress! and the one you posted!

  84. Hannah responded on 11 Dec 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    I absolutely love the Adelaide skirt. It’s cute but still standard enough to go with a lot of shirts.

  85. Cara responded on 11 Dec 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    This is my favorite dress – http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-702-cider.aspx. I’m not afraid of wearing bold colors! :)

  86. Annie responded on 11 Dec 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Yes! I want this dress! It’s a beautiful color! Mine! But as far as my favorite… I’m in love with the North Shore dress. It’s my absolute favorite color in the world. I also love the Cider one, but sadly the color would be terrible on me. Ah well. But the dress you’re giving away would look SMASHING on me. It should probably be mine!

  87. Kelsey responded on 11 Dec 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I love the nothing like a dame dress that you are giving away, and also the red baciami dress. and the lost at sea skirt. and the tinsel town skirt even though I could never ever pull it off

  88. Anne K. responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 12:10 am #

    I’m a big fan of the “Set Sail” collection, especially the Lighthouse dress!

  89. rach responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 12:20 am #

    I love this one: http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-654-lartiste.aspx and this one: http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-722-sierra-nevada.aspx
    Both belted, of course… I put belts on everything too. :)

  90. Stef responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 1:35 am #

    I quite like the Boutone de Rose. I actually like most of them. I can see how it would be hard to choose just one, but you picked a good one. What I like the most, though, is how you acknowledge that we are mostly just commenting to win the dress. :-)

  91. Sarah responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 7:56 am #

    I love the Sleeping Vishnu top! Almost as much as I love you doing the shopping for us!

  92. Marie responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Hope I’m not too late…. I love the Bon Voyage dress!

  93. Isabel responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I really like the Sequoia dress! I hope I’m not too late…

  94. Melissa responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    I love Shabby Apple and I’m already a fan on facebook! I’ve also thought this dress was awesome: http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-383-upper-east-side.aspx Someday I’ll actually buy it!

  95. Joy Daniels (@AuthorJDaniels) responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    These are gorgeous! I like the Desert Blossom – that purple is so me.

    And I think you look very stylish in overalls BTW :-)

  96. April responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    I wish I would have seen this sooner! I am completely in love with L’Artiste dress. I want this dress! I have a thing for stripes, and the shape of this dress would work so great with my shape!

  97. Evy Colon responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    I loooove Jacob’s Pillow even though I don’t understand the name. I want it… I need it.

  98. B1 responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Kate, I like the dress you’ve chosen. I also looked at some of their other dresses and the one thing that I noticed is that the style is very much similar to the styles from the 1920s-1960s. It’s very chic and I find it interesting that this style is coming back, but not surprised as fashion seems to go in circular trends. I sew and have noticed that Vogue has been bringing back a lot of their classics. Anyway, I did like their FB page fot his contest and honestly think the dress would look fab on you.

  99. B1 responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Oh, forgot to say which was my fav dress and I’d have to say that I like Freshwater Pearl the best because it looks so comfy.

  100. Kate responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Guys– this is still going, until 9:30 tonight (EST), just so you know.

  101. dharmagirl responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    love the academia dress.

    love your blog.

  102. Bethany Orbison responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    OMG. How have I not seen this clothing website before? I luuuuurve the Star Studded dress…. the one the actually have as their profile pic on FB! Trouble is a-brewin’ the next paycheck I get.

    Also… I have no idea if you have ended this contest. Have you? Did I arrive too late to the par-tay?

  103. Kate responded on 12 Dec 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    yes, the contest is over now. But since I’m FINALLY just now getting around to figuring out how to pick a winner, I’ll count you in.

  104. heidi responded on 13 Dec 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    I love everything from their Up and Away collection, but especially the 2300 and 38 Inches Dress.

  105. Ann responded on 20 Dec 2011 at 12:33 am #

    Hope this isn’t too late (I’m on the west coast! Promise! It’s still Monday!). My favorite thing on the SA site is the Champs Elysees dress. So pretty!

  106. RJ responded on 23 Dec 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I love anything from the tinsel town collection! The dresses are incredible!!! And I liked them on facebook under Freebie Girl Gidelo.

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