Monday, July 15, 2013

shabby apple vintage dress giveaway

Win this Tiber dress – la dolce vita in a frock.
Caveat: I'm not a fashion blogger, but every once in a while. I get to "play" one on the Internet. Today's my lucky day – and yours, too. Read on...

Like many vegans, environmentalists and fashionistas, I adore vintage clothing. Besides being unique in this age of cookie cutter aesthetics, vintage tends to be easier on the planet, human rights, animals, and your wallet [unless you live in NYC, where vintage clothing is obscenely overpriced]. Unlike many contemporary outfits, which are too tent-like for my taste, vintage cuts tend to celebrate feminine curves, whether you are XXL or XXS.

Red. My favorite color. Lady-like fitted. My favorite silhouette. This frock is named Polly Hill.
But let's face it: sometimes shopping for vintage is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Finding a cute outfit that fits is challenging. Then when you do find that that special piece, Murphy's Law kicks in and your retro treasure is inevitably stained or needs repairs or tailoring. Or both.

shabby apple cut the cake
How luscious is this dress? It's called "Cut the Cake."
Shabby Apple to the rescue! Their gorgeous vintage style clothing is feminine and sophisticated – yet unique. Think clean lines, and classic shapes. Plus, they offer a bevy of colorful accessories to help you complete your individual look. I've highlighted just a few of my picks in the photos here. These dresses are timeless, office appropriate and still manage a bit of understated va-va-voom.

The kool kats at Shabby Apple have offered to give the black and white striped Tiber dress, pictured at the top of the post, away to one US lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us why you love vintage clothing. Brownie points for following Shabby Apple and/or me on Twitter. I'll announce the winner next week.

Sorry, but anyone who does not include a contact address, either via email or a blog, will be disqualified [since I need to be able to reach you]. Good luck!

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40 comments:

Amey said...

whoa!!! What a crazy cool giveaway!! I used to wear tons of vintage clothing - i love the fun styles, low cost, and even the thrill of the hunt. I have some goodies in my closet that I've been wearing since high school!! I also have a few clothes from my grandpa and my grandma that I love to wear and remember them. <3

sarahhhhhh said...

I love the retro look!

Mafalda 'Sailorette' said...

I love vintage clothing because it's flattering, unique and elegant, which is all I aspire to be. If I have to choose, I will prefer quality, well made garments that can last a lifetime either made last year or 50 years ago. I am following both you and Shabby Apple on Twitter, you can reach me at my blog www.sailorettes.com/contact

Ms.D said...

I love vintage style because it 7s flattering while not showing everything.

Andrea said...

How did you know I was looking for a black and white dress? I love resale shops and vintage clothing. It's usually of better quality than current clothing and it's always unique. Plus, it's always fun to discover a gem when you least expect it..

Mag P said...

What a gorgeous dress! I love the timelessness of vintage clothing. How they actually fit my shape without being clingy. I used to love going to vintage shops and searching for the hidden gems, not as easy to do now with a 20 month old :-) Vintage clothing also seems to be made of superior materials as they always seem to last longer and hold up better, which is something that I look for as a teacher on a budget.
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Natalie said...

I prefer the classic silhouette and timelessness of this kind of clothing to the trendy lines of today. I love the vintage look and think it flatters nearly every body, which is comforting since I hate the body image issues that arise for me when I go shopping :P I follow you on FB and Twitter and believe you already have my email addy to get in touch, but if not, it's bittyonekenis@gmail.com

Stacey Jones said...

My mother sews and has made clothes for me all my life. I like vintage clothes because the workmanship of these clothes often reminds me of the loving and attentive way my mother made clothes for me. She could mimic dresses I saw in catalogs and in magazines, but she would make them to my specifics (I don't want long sleeves, I want this another color). When I find a vintage piece, the seams, the attention, the care of the construction always remind me of how my mother made clothes for me.

Shanna said...

I love vintage clothing because I always love finding something unique that I won't see everyone wear. I also appreciate the quality - a lot of my vintage finds have lasted me since high school, which I can't say about the clothes that I've purchased from certain big box stores. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Shabby Apple.

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June Malocu said...

Looking timeless and unique while staying frugal is my reason for loving vintage. When you wear a vintage piece, it makes you feel as if you are in the original era of construction and gives you a sexy confidence that comes from the garment fit. Nothing says 'classy' as vintage does.

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JessicaK said...

I love finding new uses for old items. Plus, I love the history of older items and we all know that fashions always come back around!

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Anonymous said...

I think it's gorgeous, and would be flattering on ANY woman (but especially me... :) ). It's classy and gorgeous, and could be dressed up or down - vintage clothing is so versatile that way!

tayloramason@me.com

acookinthemaking said...

I love a vintage look for one of the reasons you mentioned--it celebrates the feminine shape and can be flattering in any size. I think too often these days clothing that is considered "feminine" is just really revealing and doesn't actually look good on normal-sized women.

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Nikki said...

I love vintage clothing because it is a way for us to time travel. I can walk around feeling like Myrna Loy or Mia Farrow or whomever just by shopping by their era. Fashion has such a powerful connection to history!

Plus, I just like to look pretty. :)

nicole.fante@gmail.com

Kristin Jones said...

What an amazing giveaway! I love, love Shabby Apple mostly because I am based in NYC and vintage clothing is, as you said, ridiculously overpriced. I'm always looking to their blog for inspiration and I can't wait to own some of their amazing dresses!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I adore the retro look, it's like stepping back in time. Awesome give-away, Dynise, I love how you think outside the box! XO

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BLD in MT said...

I am a vintage clothes fan because I find them feminine and classic and still unquie and modest all at the same time. I find myself mending and patching a lot though because vintage generally also means worn and loved!! What a cool company. I'd never heard of them before. Thanks!

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Jackie Smith (the other one) said...

I love vintage clothes because I want to look unique! jaclynsmith345(at)gmail(dot)com

Adrianne B said...

I love vintage clothing because the pieces are part of history...and each have a unique story to tell. Great giveaway! I follow Shabby Apple on Twitter as @adriannebraun adriannebraun@yahoo.com

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raechel said...

I love vintage clothing because it pays homage to a particular type of femininity that can be really empowering! Email rebelgrrlkitchen@gmail.com. I follow Shabby Apple on Twitter too!

LAMusing said...

Love vintage - stylish but not too exposed. I follow Shabby Apple on Twitter
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bethanyfehlinger said...

Vintage is timeless and modest while still being very sexy. This is empowering, because it gives women control and projects respect and admiration. It also pulls style together, unlike the latest craze that is here and gone tomorrow.
My email is bfeh0402(at)gmail(dot)com.
Also, I follow you and Shabby Apple on Twitter!

Gina Wildorchid said...

I love that vintage clothing is beautiful and stands the test of time.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Emma Sherlock said...

I love the red dress and the blue shoes underneath :) Vintage clothes where made to last, unlike todays cheap bits and bobs :(

Thanks for this great post :)

Em

http://blog.naturesbeauties.co.uk/

Tanya said...

I love Shabby Apple, I have not gotten anything yet, just some window shopping. Love the vintage clothes, so classy. And I follow ya both :)

Marcia Schmidt said...

I was just looking at that dress the other day and thinking how much I wanted it! I love vintage inspired clothes because I have always loved the simple but classic look and it is hard to find in today's fashion world. I also follow you both on Twitter (@bluesunshine4). Thanks! marcias134(at)gmail(dot)com

Cadry's Kitchen said...

I love vintage clothes, because of the classic styles and cuts!

kolpin said...

i love vintage because it's one of a kind. you won't find yourself running into the same H&M shirt staring at you in the street.

kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

kolpin said...

i follow shabby apple on twitter @kolpin4680

kolpin said...

i follow you on twitter @kolpin4680

Sandra Meaders said...

I like the vintage clothing because it tends to be a little more different and cuter than modern day styles. lifeiswhatitscalled at gmail dot com.

Sandra Meaders said...

I follow shabby apple on twitter @sdstephenson lifeiswhatitscalled at gmail dot com.

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sharp4sure said...

I love vintage clothing because it is very chic and classy!!

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Hannah said...

I love the shape of vintage clothing.
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Riaan Coopur said...

Each of these vintage dresses looks stylish and trendy. Thanks for allowing readers to wear such an appealing dress through giveaway.

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