|#shabbycitizen: Falling for a Shabby Apple. A Citizen Rosebud product review.|
One doesn't name one's blog, referencing a rosebud, without having established a ferocious love of a good rose print. So one would not be surprised at all, that one would love this dream of a dress from Shabby Apple. This Made in the USA cotton frock is from the Tartan + Tweed collection. I love the "red-head hues" of a soft martini green olive and 1960s lipstick pink. Bonus points for it being well made, and quite the comfortable stunner.
Inspired by vintage clothing, Shabby Apple designs a great collection of dresses, skirts and tops, and while they are retro in feel, the fit and cut is quite modern. My speaking in the third person seems to stem from how aristocratic I feel in my new Christie dress from Shabby Apple. At first glance, I felt it too summery, but the warm pastels make it surprisingly easy to style in a Fall setting. The colors and the pattern, remind me of elegantly fallen, Autumn leaves.
Like my instagrammed photo above, of a lovely array of yellows, greens, rusts and red leaves, this dress has a similar quality to it, both unstudied and at ease, with just a whiff of the prim and proper. I need a good chintz porcelain tea cup, filled to the brim with tea (and a touch of cream) to sip (pinkie carefully extended just so!) whilst I remain in this frock, and if anybody were to present me with a tiara of gold stars and soft brilliance, I would most likely accept it.
As I did this lovely dress, courtesy of Shabby Apple. For purposes of review. And what's my review, you might ask?
Here's the #shabbycitizen review in a nutshell: fantastic retro style, quality construction in a gorgeous cotton fabric. This particular dress was lined, also in cotton, which gave a nice weight and movement to it. Since the product is made in the USA (they have quite a bit of dresses in their line that is manufactured from the States) I can gladly recommend this company, and am very likely to order from them personally. (In fact, I like the idea of Shabby Apple so much, that I just signed up as an affiliate).
A word of warning: these dresses sell like hotcakes! So if you have your eye on a particular item, in your size, I suggest you order asap! The one problem I had was being able to procure a dress that I wanted, in my size (which is a size 14/16, if you must know) as the styles kept selling out from under me! Thankfully, they had a crack customer service team on staff, and I am very grateful to all who helped me obtain this lovely keeper of a dress.
Now, would YOU like to try out vintage inspired dress from Shabby Apple? Here's your chance! Announcing a Shabby Apple dress give-away! Enter to win a $100 Gift Card from Shabby Apple. Here's the deal-
Give-away is open to US residents only. The prize is a $100 Gift Card for Shabby Apple to be applied towards a purchase. Must be a follower/reader of the Citizen Rosebud blog to enter, and fulfill all requirements to win.
This Shabby Apple giveaway starts November 19th and ends the 29th. The winner will be announced via blog post, Friday, November 30th.
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget, and leave a blog comment. Good luck!