Get All Dressed Up This Holiday With Shabby Apple

by Guest Contributor

Contributing writer, Dwan Perrin, talks about her newest dress from Shabby Apple…

I was recently given the chance to review a dress from Shabby Apple. I absolutely love all their styles and was excited to browse their site. I decided on the Grey Cotton T-Shirt Tiered DressAtlantic Fog. I selected the Atlantic Fog for the simplicity of the dress with the ability to dress it up. I thought the grey color would be perfect for the winter months and go great with my new grey boots. Plus not only did it look cute it also looked extremely comfortable. Perfect for my days of volunteering at church on Sunday.

 

I was exactly right with my assumptions and more than pleased. The material the dress is made out of is very soft. I have already worn the dress twice and experienced no issues during the washing/drying. The dress did not shrink and the fabric looks just as good after the first wash as it did brand new.

When the dress first arrived I realized it did not come with the belt as shown in the photo. The dress is slightly loose fitting without the belt. In their photo they have it partnered with a brown belt and boots, however I went with black.

 

I think it looks great either way. I happened to have a black belt on hand. I suggest using the stretchy fitted belts around the dress and arranging where it gathers after you have the belt in place. The material is soft enough to position the dress under the belt for what’s most comfortable for you. It’s made to look bunched and honestly to me I believe it looks much better that way.

Slap on a necklace and boots for the complete outfit. The second time I wore the dress it was colder out so I added tights to give it a nicer look.

Enter to win a dress of your choice

Shabby Apple is giving away one dress of the winner’s choice. To enter the giveaway, visit the site and leave a comment here letting me know which dress you would pick out.

This giveaway will end on December 20, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom guest contributor Dwan Perrin, mother of 3 and author of the blog MommaDJane. Her blog’s byline, “Derailed Control Freak” says it all.



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1 Jenny December 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I love the Ivy League dress, and the Dressage. I just had a SA giveaway on my blog and couldn’t enter (of course), so I was so happy to see your giveaway! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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2 Elisabeth December 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I love the Da Vinci dress!

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3 Kathleen December 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

That dress is so cute and you look wonderful! My so many beautiful dresses but I’m going for something summery – FRESHWATER PEARL – Beautiful and so comfy looking.

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4 Jingle December 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I think I would choose the Gondola dress, but I really love the one you got, too!

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5 Shelly December 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I love the Ribbon Falls dress!

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6 Jo December 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I am in love with the Rosso maxi dress. It’s such a lovely color and looks so comfy!

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7 Selena December 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I like the beauty mark dress

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8 Stephanie December 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I would go with the Atlantic Fog as well. It’s pretty and easy to wear. Great choice :)

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9 Jenn December 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I’m drooling over the Che Bella!

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10 Kristie December 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I like the Beauty Mark dress :-)

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11 Jean December 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Love the dress!! Effortlessly chic!!

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12 ANna December 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm

It took me 30 minutes on the site to try to find one – I want them all!! So I narrowed it down to two and not Yorkshire is the one I choose

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13 Christina Gould December 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm

My favorite is the Bon Voyage. Thanks for the giveaway!

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14 LisaMD5 December 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Real neat site I found! http://www.SantaOnCamera.com
You can use a photo from your own home and insert one of their Santa’s and presto PROOF! Which is necessary this year (4 & 9 year old )… I’d like to see how he (my 9) will answer with the picture I made!

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15 Lachelle B December 7, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I love the All Wrapped Dress!

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16 Jennifer Thomas December 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I was looking at off-campus

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17 Liz December 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Difficult to choose just one, but I would pick Maize, should I win. Thanks for the chance.

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18 Stacie Fontinell December 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Love the bon voyage! and many more!

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19 Jenny December 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

L’Amour

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20 Barbara Manatee December 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Oh my goodness…I’ve heard of Shabby Apple but never checked out their site before. How am I supposed to pick ONE favorite??? How about 5??? L’Artiste, Atlantic Fog, Da Vinci, (LOVE) Beauty Mark and finally Bon Voyage…

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21 Staci A December 7, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I love the Nantucket!

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22 Nadia December 8, 2011 at 12:40 am

I would pick the Bijou dress. Thanks!

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23 tennille December 8, 2011 at 12:42 am

so many!!!! 9 to 5 was very sexy!

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24 Krista December 8, 2011 at 2:10 am

I could really use a maternity dress and the Aphrodite is awesome!

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25 Cherie December 8, 2011 at 2:17 am

I’d pick the Peru dress!

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26 Laura Lynch December 8, 2011 at 2:50 am

I’d love to get the l’opera, la or confidential dress! i mean there’s plenty of other good ones, but that’s what I’m feeling right now. :) awesome! lmlynch2 at gmail dot com

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27 Heather December 8, 2011 at 9:33 am

I love the Gondola dress from the Roamin Holiday collection!!

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28 Van December 8, 2011 at 10:06 am

That red carpet dress is a knock out!

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29 Christy December 8, 2011 at 11:47 am

I love the Tres Jolie or the Overboard dress. It is a tie. I would take either one of those.

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30 Vickie Couturier December 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Sacred Falls

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31 June December 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I really like the Beverly Hills Dress, so sheek looking.

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32 LT December 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I would love to win the Roma! Dress!

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33 Beth Marhefka December 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm

The Che Bella maxi dress is really cute.

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34 mrsshukra December 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm

The Black Widow looks nice!

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35 Liz December 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm

The Atlantic Fog dress has been on my wish list for awhile now. There are so many others that I love, but I think that one is one of my favorites.

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36 Paige December 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Roamin Holiday’s Che Bella is my favorite dress.

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37 erine December 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

how comfie all the dresses look!
i would take the nantucket

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38 hippie4ever December 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I like after class, extra credit, top of her class, midnight garden, aspen, west coast swing….

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39 Jenn December 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Well, my wish list is crazy long and includes (but isn’t limited to!) the Cider, Boogie Woogie, The Ramble, Fifth Ave, G. Cooper, Syncopation and the Ingrid. I love the look of their dresses tough I have never tried one!
beautifulcalling@gmail.com

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40 kelli December 9, 2011 at 5:16 am

I love this site! My daughter would be getting a great Christmas present in either the Carnival or the Gray Fox! It is just her style :)

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41 emily December 9, 2011 at 6:45 am

I think the boogie woogie would make a great LBD.

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42 Celeste December 9, 2011 at 8:21 am

I really like the A+!

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43 Megan Sutliff December 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

I love the Trapeze dress! So cute!

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44 Jessica December 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

I like the Azure Coast dress

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45 Tomoko December 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

I would pick the Bon Voyage dress

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46 Christina Z December 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I would pick the LA Dress

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47 corrina December 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

It’s so hard to pick, but maybe the Da Vinci? looks comfy yet cute.

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48 MomofTwo December 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I REALLY need a Little Black Dress, so I am going with The Movies.

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49 Louis December 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I love the Aloha Dress

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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50 Tracey December 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I really like your Atlantic Fog, but I also love the Da Vinci.

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51 Angela E. December 9, 2011 at 9:26 pm

That Hollywood Hills dress is to die for, I just love it!

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52 LaVonne December 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I love the Carnival dress. That blue is beautiful!

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53 Katie December 10, 2011 at 4:09 am

I’m having a tough time deciding between the Peru and the Griffith Park dresses!

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54 Amberly perkins December 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

I LOVE the Beauty Mark dress!

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55 Chuck December 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm

The Griffith Park dress is nice, would look nice on the misses.

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56 Angela December 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I would love to win the Trapeze dress. :)

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57 Valerie Kite December 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I like both the Che bella and the one you picked!

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58 Christine Jensen December 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I would probably pick the 9 to 5

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59 clarissa December 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm

GOING STEADY is so adorable

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60 Louise A Brouillette December 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I like the Hollywood Hills dress.
louiseb130@aol.com

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61 Michelle Willis December 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Love the t-shirt dress-absolutely adorable!

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62 Carol Blevins December 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I love the Grey Cotton T-Shirt Tiered Dress. Stretchy and cotton are my two favorite clothes requirements. Thank you for the chance to win it.

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63 Suzanne (Crunchy Green Mom) December 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm

What a hard choice.. I THINK I like the Bon Voyage dress the best.. but seriously.. i can be fickle when it comes to Shabby Apple!

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64 sarah w December 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm

LOVE the Beverly Hills dress! Stunning! I would feel so beautiful in it :)

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65 sandy December 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm

belle danse or Minuet #3

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66 walfer14 December 10, 2011 at 11:47 pm

I love the Amethyst dress plus this is my first time at this site and I love it…Really great that they have it body shapes…Bookmarked and I will be back..

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67 Ann Hagen December 11, 2011 at 1:45 am

I’m loving the joie de vivre dress. Thanks for sponsoring this contest!

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68 Erin December 11, 2011 at 7:30 am

I would pick “Atlantic Fog”!

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69 Wehaf December 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I love the crouching tiger dress!

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70 Jasanna December 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I’d choose the scarlet dress Red Fir! :)

thanks!!

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71 Kelsie Harris December 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I am in love with these dresses! So hard to pick a favorite, but I love the off campus dress.

klshrrs at gmail dot com

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72 Don December 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

My wife would look great in the Premier dress.

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73 pamela james December 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Ohhhh! Casablanca!

pjames330 at aol dot com

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74 Kelly D December 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I would choose the Nantucket dress.

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75 Linda Kish December 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Atlantic Fog is my favorite dress.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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76 Amber Seipp December 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I love the Midnight Garden, they ALL are cute

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77 Erika December 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Super cute! Love their Frida K dress.

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78 Annie December 12, 2011 at 12:33 am

I’d love the Che Bella!

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79 Aubrey December 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I love the tuilieres dress at Shabby Apple!!

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80 Samantha C. December 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Love the Confidential Dress!

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81 Garrett December 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I think the Star Studded dress would look fabulous on my girlfriend!

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82 Sam Buck December 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Having a hard time deciding between BEGUINE #32, Red Carpet, and Red Fir! All Stunning!
krispycrackers at aol dot com

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83 clarissa December 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

i love the gavotte!

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84 Terra Heck December 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I would like the Coco Bean Dress. Thanks.

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85 Noelle Cagle December 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I really like the BEAUTY MARK dress

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86 Tracy Koenig December 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I love the Samarkand dress an the B 17 Bombshell- so pretty :)

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87 Dana December 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm

love the 9 to 5 dress but i have trouble picking just one

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88 Jennifer C. December 14, 2011 at 9:31 am

Right now…I’m liking the Star Studded…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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89 tamara childers December 14, 2011 at 10:15 am

I like Ahoy in the set sail collection but they’re all so nice

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90 Alison S. December 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I just had a baby 3 months ago and really want to get some cute post baby clothes. So many cute dresses at Shabby Apple that it’s hard to pick just one! I really like Ink Brush and Joie De Vivre.

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91 janell wagner December 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm

like the hollywood hills

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92 tarah rogers December 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm

love the grey cotton atlantic fog

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93 tiffany milburn December 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm

really like the cocoa bean dress!

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94 Missy December 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

The Griffith Park dress

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95 Rebecca T December 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I like the A+ dress!

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96 Michelle December 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm

i would love the b17 bombshell for a black and white party I am attending next month.

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