A long way back on another blog, I reviewed a maternity outfit for Shabby Apple. It was my absolute favorite outfit I wore when I was preggo and I got so many compliments in it. I was thrilled when they contacted me to review another dress since I don’t think I will ever get to wear my green Shabby Apple maternity dress again. I love, love, love their stuff.
Then came the time when I had to decide which dress to chose. Ladies (and guys? Are there any guys reading this?), this was like TORTURE. I sent pics to friends, I asked my hubby, I emailed my sister in law. I AGONIZED over this decision. You would have thought I was choosing the name of my first child. But there are so many cute things, I was all, yes please, to darn near everything. (And truth be told, I possibly have purchased a Groupon gift certificate so the insanity will continue)
I landed on this:
oh and p.s. now I must own those shoes, and maybe the hat
To me this just screams “The Great Gatsby”. Truth be told I haven’t worn the dress out and about yet because it is partially made of wool and we are apparently living on the sun right now. But I can’t wait to wear this dress out and about. I just know I am going to get a lot of comments and hopefully, compliments. I’m thinking, winter, tights and darn it, I WANT THOSE SHOES!!
What I love about Shabby Apple is that the dresses are made for women. Sometimes it seems to me as all the stylish and cute clothes out there are made for teenagers. They don’t allow for hips and they don’t flatter those of us who have popped out a baby or two. Also, Shabby Apple believes in designing dresses that cover you up. What a concept. I love that I can wear a hip, cute dress and not feel like a grandma or a child. Perfection.
Let’s take a minute and talk cost. I don’t know what you typically pay for your nicer dresses, but in my experience you 100% get what you pay for. These are well made from quality fabrics and, as much as I love me some Target and Old Navy clothes, that is just not what you are going to find there. So if you want quality, you have to pay for quality. And I think Shabby Apple dresses are very reasonable for the quality and style you are getting.
I love that every single dress on their site has a review option. When I was pouring over dresses, I also poured over their reviews. Real buyers give their 2 cents and you get a good idea of fit, quality and whether the dress looks like the pics. And their return policy seems really reasonable. In all honesty I have never had to return anything so I am only speaking from reading their policies.
Next up for me is to get something from their girls line because it is 10 kinds of cute. I, again, want one of everything. They also sell shoes, accessories, swimwear, plus sizes and as I mentioned before maternity. Also make sure to check them out on Facebook (where they are currently giving away a free dress) and Twitter.
*disclosure: I was provided a dress to review for this post. The unabashed love of all things Shabby Apple is all my own.
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