Wednesday, March 2, 2011

current obsessions wednesday: shabby apple cider among other things.

 dress: courtesy of  shabby apple / belt: f21 / wedges: belk, ND / nails: sally hansen brisk blue

when i was asked to review a dress for shabby apple, of course i was thrilled. are you kidding me? i've loved their work for a very long time...but oh, to choose a dress was harder than i anticipated. if you are familiar with this boutique, then you know what i'm screaming.

first off, i'm in LOVE with this dress, especially this color and i don't think that it only for autumn. i've been drawn to a lot of the more rusty colors lately and i don't have too many dresses in this shade - so when i saw this i jumped right on it. i also love the lightness of the cotton material - again, perfect for the warmer days here in the south - and the suh-weet ruffle, scoop neck. oh and my fave part? the pop of purple that appears on the back zipper - is that not so fun?!

and ryan loved the dress. that is always a plus. agree?

any other random obsessions.

if you haven't listened to this album or any of her music, go buy it now.
seriously, you'll thank me for it.


chocolate chip pancakes at ihop.
oh you bet these babies hit the spot.


i've been a long time fan of color but i'm especially loving all the color combos i'm seeing.
i saw three sets of combos in a recent Instyle magazine. thought i might experiment with what i have in my closet and see if i can come up with something do-able.
i'm talking no patterns - just lots of brights. might be a fun challenge.
let's see if i make it out the door.

what are you obsessing over these days, friend?

oh btw, did you see the big vlog announcement last night?
if you participated in the giveaway, then yes you'll want to see it.
but be afraid. be very afraid of the creepy announcers.

much love.
[happy wednesday, friend.]

p.s. don't forget alison's aPearantly Sew giveaway that is up and running!

52 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness that dress is ADORABLE! I love the color, the ruffles & the zipper! Perfect!

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  2. You are so pretty! Love this dress so much! And the zipper is a great accent!

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  3. LOVE that dress on you girl! I've told you already ;) that color looks great on you. And I love adele!

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  4. i LOVE that store as well! AND that dress! lucky you!! stacie from gingibersnap has that same one! it's super cute on you.

    and those pancakes looks so ridiculously tasty right now. we currently have no chocolate in this house, ahhhhh.

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  5. You look so pretty in this color and this dress! I love this store too I can't wait untill I am done with this 30x30 challenge I am doing..I would like to play with the color blocking as well! I am also obsessed with those fake bangs by Jessica Simpson..haha

    Shana
    30x30

    ColorBlind

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  6. I love this dress to the point of ridiculousness. I frequently haunt the Shabby Apple site, but have never seen this one. It looks amazing on you!

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  7. That dress looks just perfect on you! Perfect color, perfect collar, perfect belt...beautiful lady!!

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  8. ahh i want a shabby apple dress, real bad!! you look adorable and love your shoes!!

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  9. orange is definatly your colour! love it.

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  10. ohh, I wish their postage wasnt so much internationally, their dresses are so pretty. You look beautiful

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  11. You look amazing! That colour suits you and the purple zipper is a fun surprise. I really love the neckline too. It adds a little girliness to it.

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  12. That dress is SO PRETTY! I love the little pink zipper :)

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  13. ahhh fabulous dress :) it's so cute and def fits you! i wish i could have on too! xxo

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  14. oh my gosh I absolutely LOVE it on you! Such a fun color and very chic:)
    How fun!

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  15. Oh I love that dress! the ruffles are adorable.

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  16. Oh my gosh! super cute!!!! I HEART Shabby Apple soooooooo much! Love love love them! And you look adorable in that dress, such a great color!


    What am I obsessing over these days? Bangles! Seriously, I'm all about bangles right now!

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  17. wow. that is a lovely lovely dress. i have to check out the site. i like how you paired it up with a nice belt. looks good.

    The photo with the colour blocking, i love it! I've always been one to wear a lot of different colours at once, and it's looked good, but people would always say "oh I'd never think that bright green and bright orange would look good together", but they do! love it.

    ciao.

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  18. ok. I am sorry for a double comment... but I just looked at the shappy abble site... UNREAL! beautiful dresses. I am in love! I hope hope hope they ship to Canada.

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  19. I LOVE that dress!! And chocolate chip- anything is delicious!!!! :)
    xoxoxo

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  20. I love that dress! Looks AMAZING on you! I checked out their site, and I am very impressed!!

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  21. that dress looks great on you! i wish i could pull off orange. also now craving choc-chip pancakes :) have a wonderful day! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  22. The color of that dress looks great on you. And I want to eat those pancakes up!
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  23. That dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the purple zipper- so fun!
    You look stunning :)

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  24. That dress is DARLING! So feminine & lovely

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  25. Ahh I almost bought that dress--I love it so much! You totally rock it, and I think I may just save up to buy it after all!

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  26. Love that dress! Pretty color :D

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Adele! She's amazing!

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  27. I can't get enough Adele either :)

    Love your blue nail polish with that dress. So cute!

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  28. Oh my you look beautiful in that dress, girl!! ♥ I love Adele's music. So fabulous. And, those pancakes look SO good. =D xo.

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  29. Love that dress!!! and those pancakes lookes so delicious... :) I think I have to make some... :)

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  30. Gorgeous color! You have such an incredible 'job' that you get to review such beautiful things! So jealous!! I can't wait to see what you post next. I've been craving pancakes lately and now I think I'll be making some chocolate chip pancakes tonight.

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  31. Lovely outfit and orange looks amazing on you.:D

    I've been loving Adele's album too.:D

    Happy Wednesday!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  32. I love Shabby Apple! Congrats to you for being picked to review a dress. That is AWE-some!

    The orange looks great on you with your dark hair.

    Take care and have a good Wednesday!

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  33. OH MY!!! I love that dress!!!!!!! The color is beautiful! The scenery is gorgeous too. And I just bought Adele's cd last night. IN LOVE! It's def on repeat right now :)

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  34. you were so cute in that video!

    I want that cd so bad! Need to get it!

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  35. That dress looks so pretty on you, sweetie and those pancakes look so yummy...Im craving some pancakes all day long. I think its time to make some:) Muah, darling

    Ps: I’m hosting an EmersonMade GIVEAWAY today! Super cute shirt just in time for spring:)

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  36. I love this dress - the color and the ruffles, especially, but the fit too! The whole store is great! I can't believe I had never seen it until this week!

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  37. love the orange and blue together. oh how i wish could eat some pancakes right about now!! yum. happy wednesday!

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  38. I usually hate orange but the colour is great on you and those little details on the dress just make the outfit perfect :
    I'm absolutely obssessed with color blockings especially blues and purples :)
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  39. Oh I've been in love with orange lately!! :D I love the dress and with your wonderfully blue nails it totally makes it sun worthy!

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  40. I've been eyeing that Shabby Apple dress...I think it's called Cider, right? It's one of my favorites. I'm waiting to get a San Gabriel in the mail, so excited!!

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  41. i just found your blog and i love it! the dress looks gorgeous on you :)

    love the color!

    -jackie
    purplemonkey732.blogspot.com

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  42. You look amazing and oh so springy! I just love that color on you and the nails are fab too :) xoxo

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  43. I LOVE the dress! And I also love the one-shoulder red dress in the last pic. And chocolate chip pankcakes are my favorite!

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  44. I'm not gonna lie, seeing that awesome dress made me check-out shabby apple right away! The dress really looks awesome one you!!!

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  45. i love you in orange! well, i love you in everything ! pretty lady!!

    xoxo

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  46. Loving the orange color this (soon-to-be) season! Especially loving it with this dress! Absolutely Stunning.

    Mandy
    http://simplicityandreality.blogspot.com/

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  47. oh my goodness I LOVE this dress!!!

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  48. oh my word that shade is perfect on you! I'm loving this blog lady! I may even be adding you to my super secret blog subscription service, tell no one ;)

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  49. I must have this dress! This color is divine on you!

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  50. Seriously, gorgeous ! But I could never afford all the outfits you have! Lol but all very nice!

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