Dresses are the new black: Hello Shabby Apple! [Sponsored]

by | Nov 21, 2011 | General, Sponsored, Style | 13 comments

In the last year or so, I have added 1 or 2 pairs of jeans to my wardrobe… and probably a dozen dresses.

Oh gosh. Maybe more.


Because dresses are the new black.

Boogie Woogie dress from Shabby Apple

(Yes. That’s my dog Kevin. Either my pretty dress had him mesmerized or he wanted to make it on my blog. He is such an attention hog…)

I am just as likely to throw on a dress as opposed to jeans or yoga pants these days. Plus, since tights and boots are so hot right now… it is easier than ever to wear dresses during the Wintertime.

Almost every time I step out in a dress someone comments, “Going somewhere special?” “Why are you dressed up?” “You look pretty!”

OK, that last one is usually my girls. They love it when I wear dresses.

And the thing is, I have to put something on anyway… right?

Why not a dress?

I am wearing the Boogie Woogie women’s dress from Shabby Apple in the photos above (I felt so silly posing to get that picture taken. I might have been tired too. My hubby and I had gone on a date. This was taken AFTER the date).

Now, I probably would not wear this dress to help the 4th graders with their multiplication flashcards, but I WOULD wear this to see The Nutcracker, and to a Christmas Eve Service and a Christmas party or two… Of course it’ll make an appearance at a conference or a few, probably a school auction or two… another date night… a girl’s night out??? Brunch. Lunch. A meeting in the city… Why not?!

This dress is SUPER comfortable, and the long hem makes me feel covered up in all the right places. It’s dressy enough to be a dressy-dress… yet not so formal one feels like it can only be worn at a black-tie event.

The wide satin sash… the appliqued, ruched flowers and leaves on the skirt (my favorite part of the dress!)… the soft cotton jersey bodice with a hint of a shiny sheen… All come together to make a charming dress that is also very comfortable. I was a bit worried when looking at the pictures online that the bodice would be too casual with the appliqued skirt and satin bow. But I worried for nothing. Delightfully paired with quality material. It is a well-made garment.

And fit… I am always a bit worried when ordering online. Will the item fit as described? My experience was great. I found it fit just as described. Now I want to get the underslip – Flirt Part Two to add under my cute new dress, and maybe add a bracelet.

Or two.

Shabby Apple is a great place to find modern and vintage dresses in countless styles. You can also like Shabby Apple on Facebook where they post information on discounts and special promotions.

And, of course… if you’d like to hop right over and get your order on, Shabby Apple is offering you – MY PEEPS 10% off your order. Just enter “jennyonthespot10off” at checkout, and SHAZAM! Coupon expires December 10, 2011.

What do you think? Are dresses the new black?

Disclosure: I was given the Boogie Woogie dress in exchange for my review. My words, opinion, and story about my conversion to dress wearing are all my own.


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