7.08.2010

shabby apple: a review & giveaway

the ladies at shabby apple asked if i would review one of their dresses... doi. of course i will.
i worked closely with their intern Lyndsey to find the perfect versatile black dress (would you believe me if i told you i didn't have one? i don't!) that would also compliment my post-baby bod.
aka hide the cinnamon roll dough tummy.
she said all the mamas at shabby love the "5 to 9" dress, so i said - send it over!
they were right:
01. the jersey is lightweight enough for summer, but thick enough that you don't need a slip. +bonus!
02. the rouching at the waist masks any cinnabun you got going. headed to dinner? eat all you want, no one will know. +bonus!
03. the dress is perfectly detailed with rouching in the sleeves & the side secretary-style bow-- you can accessorize or just leave it be.
04. fab enough for any luxe event you've got, yet you could totally sleep in it if you want.

here's a better look at the neckline, and i added some touches that make it totally warm weather appropriate.


do you want one, too?
i thought so.
giveaway details:
enter with a comment
get extra entries if you link this giveaway on your blog, twitter, or facebook.
(leave your links in a comment & mention @emilyframe in your tweet so i can find you.)

entries accepted until thursday, july 15 at 11:59 p.m.
good night & good luck!

cardigan- forever 21, nude pumps- linea paolo (via nordstrom rack), hayes' fedora-old navy

106 comments:

rebecca said...

i could so use a new dress.... my closet is sad:)

thanks for the giveaway dear!

Emily said...

Just had a baby in march so I'd love a dress that hides the jelly belly! :-)

Erica said...

wow that dress is gorgeous! and it really suits you :)
p.s. I already follow you xx

{megs in wonderland} said...

that picture of you and son could NOT be any cuter right now. his smile is to die for. love it!!!

Jene and Megan said...

I want this dress!!

Jene and Megan said...

I just put you on my blog and facebook...extra entries, yes please!!

carO__ said...

I follow your blog and lovin' shabby apple!

AbBeYLeiGH said...

LOVE this dress! I'm a follower!

Aimee said...

Hey! I follow you on my google reader - not sure if that counts or not. :)

Jen said...

i'm a follower. and the dress? adorable.

Jodi said...

I could also use a new dress!

Carly said...

this might be weird since i don't know you (haha) but did you see they are hiring a shoot stylist in NYC?!
http://www.shabbyapple.com/t-jobs.aspx

just FYI!

Hailstorm said...

I love this dress! I for sure need it in my closet!

Amy said...

I just advertised on my blog: http://spencerandamy.blogspot.com/2010/07/want-new-little-black-dress.html
Thanks for the giveaway!
PS - You are such a hottie, Emily. Post-baby belly or not. I certainly cannot spy any to be found.

Carly said...

PS i follow your blog, and linked in twitter :)

esther lee said...

I hope following in Google Reader counts.

What a fantastic dress.

Thanks for hosting!

Trent & Emily Davies said...

Who wouldn't love this little black dress?!? I know I would love to have a new dress to wear!!

griffin&gretchen said...

o man could i use a smokin' hot black dress! you look fab! so does hayes! where did you get that hat?!

Auntie Em said...

i totally follow you

Erin said...

Of course I'm a follower. :) Too cute! That dress would be perfect for the office or a day out. Love it! And I tweeted your contest. Thanks, Em!

Angie said...

Sounds like the perfect dress!! You look great in it! ;)

Katie Boyack said...

I would like a new dress too! :)

Shelley said...

I love that dress! I don't have a black dress and I have had no luck finding one to hide my squish :( I would love to own this beauty!

Kara said...

Enter me. I read + follow RF! :)

Kara said...

Just retweeted ya! :)
Spread the Shabby Apple love...

mallory said...

sounds like the perfect dress... especially for those of us who have a cinnabun (and no baby to show for it either!) and don't want to share it with the world!

Michelle said...

looove the dress! Then again, what shabby apple dress don't I like?

Been a follower for awhile!

Jaime said...

OH Shabby Apple how I love thee..and yet I still do not own one!!
To win this would be just steller!THanks for the giveaway.
JloMamaJama@aol.com

Krista said...

I have a goal to someday own a Shabby Apple dress. If I get it for free, all the better!

Krista said...

Tweeted!

Brittney said...

What a cute dress!

Krista said...

Also facebooked! Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/kbringhurst
Feel free to add me as a friend to see it.

Brissa said...

consider yourself...
followed
tweeted: http://twitter.com/breesah
blogged: http://brissalaura.blogspot.com/2010/07/no-need-to-thank-me.html
and really, really cool (mostly because your blog is neat, your baby is adorable and shabby apple just let's you take dresses for test-drives! lucky!!)
p.s. you look great in the dress :)

nichole said...

LOVE IT! and if this dress can hide the post baby flub... i would be forever grateful!

JamieW said...

Had baby #3 in March - help! Would love to feel fabulous again!

Carrie Ann said...

wow. it's beautiful.

Katie said...

Love the dress! Follow you on reader.-Kate V.

kaila sue said...

who me? i don't have any post-baby chub (wink, wink)! i just need a versatile black dress!

i linked the giveaway at-
mikeandkaila.blogspot.com

Dari said...

Too cute! I would love a free dress.

Mommy in the Making said...

Ooo oooo Ooooo! Pick me pick me! I am a new mommy and definitely have a cinna-post-bun-belly, am getting married and needing some sweet duds for my honeymoon AND some rouching to make me stunning :)

amanda.rose.walker@gmail.com

Casey Marie said...

Adorable dress! Love the jacket!

Kayla R. said...

i can see i am late on this BUT i just wanted you to know you look gorgeous!!!

The Ballard's said...

If there ever was a girl that needed a dress, I am her.

Jill K said...

That dress looks so fabulous on you. The 9-5 dress is one I've been wanting from Shabby Apple for a while!

The Ballard's said...

Wahoo, your newest "public" follower. I have been stalking for some time:)

Heather said...

I love Shabby Apple and would love this dress.

stacie and geoffrey... said...

yes please! as much as i love showcasing my cinnabon, i think i'm a good candidate for this!

Chelsea said...

O I just love this dress- my baby is 7 months old but somehow I'm still trying to get used to this post-baby bod! Thanks!

Andrea said...

Love love love Shabby apple!
acp389atgmail

Andrea said...

I linked to my blog~

Craig and Cricket said...

I could totally use an new darling dress! Now, if I could only look as cute as you do in it!!

kyle * krystin said...

oh please pick me!!

Dana said...

Cute, cute, very cute! (Hayes and you both!)

AutumH said...

Love Shabby Apple! I love the length of your dress and especially with the cute little cardigan.

autum22@gmail.com

AutumH said...

tweeted this giveaway- https://twitter.com/AutumH/status/18070155178

autum22@gmail.com

The Sweets said...

oh, how I love Shabby Apple. What a pretty dress, and that is great news about any belly not showing!
I would love it!

Joanie Harbor said...

love the dress! joanielow@hotmail.com

Allie said...

i've always wanted a dress from shabby apple!

alliecraw@gmail.com

ashley said...

looove me a good dress... want it!

Jon and Alli Jester said...

I so need this dress after my march baby - and you look beautiful in it, so I could hope it would at least help me!

Nikki said...

Great dress! Shabby Apple is the best!

Kirsten Krason said...

How exciting that you are having a giveaway!! I love Shabby Apple

Haylee said...

I just bought the most amazing shoes that would go PERFECTLY with this dress!! Ooooo! Pick me! Pick me!!

Aubrey said...

Love it. I've heard great things about their dresses!

Kimberly Ngarupe said...

i never win, but i've maxed out my chances.
comment...check
twitter...check
facebook...check

hook me up!

Shannon :-) said...

I must confess, I have been stalking your blog for a long time now. I would love to win this dress. Your little Hayes is absolutely beautiful! I will take one of him too if you have any extra. lol
Shannon
Stevens Point, Wi.

Amber said...

This dress sounds perfect!!

Grace said...

You look great! This dress is divine and I love alot of Shabby Apple dresses!

Chris S. said...

I would like to enter my wife, I saw her reading this and she doesn't splurge on herself at all!
What a fun surprise this would be!

Lindsey S. said...

Enter me!

Shelle and Dan said...

I think I dig shabby apple. I'm heading over to their site right now. That dress is just too fab!
Shelle
shelle.lenssen(at)live.com

Robin said...

Very cute dress!

robinleeharper (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

kateastrophe said...

Um, I'd LOVE to win. Love love love their dresses!

tom & caity perotti said...

LOVE IT!

lexsmama said...

Well, with another on the way, it'd sure be nice to have a flattering dress ready and rarin' to go when he/she arrives!

Kelsey and Riley said...

um, yes. a million times yes. my perfect black dress shrunk and can no longer be worn with my g's...unless i wear leggings. count me in!

jade said...

love that dress.
i can only hope that it would look as great on me...

Lindsay said...

I would love a new dress!
P.s you look great!

Lindsay said...

I just posted on facebook too

Mandy said...

I've tried this dress on and love it. Great review!

and awesome hair. I need to learn how to french braid I guess.

Emma said...

i've been wanting a shabby apple dress for so long, i love them! and i adore hayes in that hat, he is so cute!!

iamahoneybee.com said...

that would be a great wardrobe staple to have.

iamahoneybee.com said...

i tweeted the giveway
@iamahoneybee

Natalie said...

What a great dress! I can definitely understand why it is called the 5 to 9 dress!

Julianne said...

I love this dress! It looks SO cute! And I agree with Mandy (who posted above), your hair looks awesome, I'll have to experiment this week and see if I can do that to mine. :)

Julianne said...

I just tweeted! @madebyjewls

emily sparks said...

I would love this dress! I don't have a little black dress either.

sarahandmichael said...

A dress with no Slip, no tank top or any other crazy thing underneath is just what I need! I'm in.

Beatriz said...

I'd lovelovelove to win this dress, it's sooooo cool <3
Thank you for the chance!

Em & Gar said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hides the baby bulge? I'm in!

Kendyl

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

you look beautiful. adorable dress!

Christy & Cory Danner said...

I too would love to have something so beautiful to wear to work, church or on date night to help my post baby bod too!

Christy & Cory Danner said...

Also posted it on facebook! Link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1248847712

Christy & Cory Danner said...

I also posted it on my blog...here is the link: http://christyandcorydanner.blogspot.com/2010/07/shabby-apple.html

Alicia and Devin said...

I want this dress...badly

jaclyn said...

i've always wanted a shabby apple dress! fingers crossed

Lindsay said...

I blogged it too!

fezzik said...

Oh, my, heck yes!

aubry. said...

me, me, me, me, meeee.

{and... by the way, i was just talking to jenna r about a fun blog/facebook game i like to play... she said you two do the same thing... i might just have to email you to discuss...}

Meagan + Michael said...

Love it, and love Shabby Apple!

Meagan + Michael said...

Just put it on my blog and facebook for extra entries! Thanks!

Al and Ash said...

Pick me, Pick me!! I love this dress!!

Greg & Linds said...

Love the dress...and my wardrobe needs professional help after Avery!

tweeted... http://twitter.com/LindzHawes

facebooked...
http://www.facebook.com/#!/lthawes

Whitney said...

The odds aren't looking good, but I really want to win a missing piece to my wardrobe, if you can call what I have that!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Love that picture!!

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