Thursday, August 22, 2013

Shabby Apple Dress Review: Fashionable Vintage Dresses

Note: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. I was compensated for this post, but my opinions are all my own.

If you've been following Craft Rookie for awhile, you know that we love Shabby Apple, and they love us back.  If you have never heard of Shabby Apple, you are missing out!  It is a website that sells all kinds of dresses and accessories inspired by vintage clothing.  They even have a line for little girls, which I am sort of obsessed with.  Adorable.  
I've done Shabby Apple giveaways of their vintage clothing in the past, but recently they contacted me with an opportunity to do a dress review.  They sent me this cute little vintage-inspired number.

Cute right?  
I've never been a very outgoing or "brave" dresser.  I tend to stick to stripes, polka dots, and solids, so I admit, I hesitated a bit when I saw it.  I'm all for vintage clothing, but this was maybe a little more "grandma's housedress" than I was hoping for.  I was immediately in love with the sleeves and the neckline, though.  The sleeves sit just above my elbows, and the neckline has a really cute, different-looking collar with nice big buttons.  The skirt also has a great flare to it. 
I contemplated how to put a twist on the needed a little "something."  I decided to go with a wide belt.  I think it did the trick.  It helped pull the dress in at the waistline and give it a little more of a "young" look.  I'll admit, the fabric may still not be my number one choice of prints (and it is definitely not something I would've thought to try), but it's growing on me.  No one can argue with Shabby Apple's awesome ability to construct well-made and high quality vintage-inspired clothing.

I wore it to church this past Sunday and was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable it was and how easy it was to move around in.  When I sat down, the dress fell down over my knees, instead of hiking up higher like some dresses tend to do.  Who wants people looking up their skirt from the front of the classroom?  Not this girl!  A couple of people told me they thought it was a super-cute dress with a great print, and that helped boost my confidence a bit.  (Like I said, I'm a solids and stripes kinda gal.)
So thanks to Shabby Apple for this fun opportunity.  You'll never see me do anything but sing their praises.  Shabby Apple in all their awesomeness is also offering a ten percent off code to all of you.  Just enter the code skirts10off at checkout.  (Code expires 9/22/2013).  Head on over and check out their site, and enjoy browsing through the pages and pages of adorable dresses, inspired by vintage clothing.  I'll even make it easy for you: Click HERE to head right over!  (Maybe if you all become faithful customers, they'll think of us next time they are doing a reader giveaway and we can pass some more goodness along to one of you lucky gals.)

Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, but my opinions are all my own.

1 comment:

Ming said...

I'm with you on the print but it actually looks wonderful on you and after closer inspection, it's grown on me.

Shabby Apple does know how to pull all the details together and give you a dress that doesn't quite look like an average dress!