Pregnant with Style: Shabby Apple Review and Giveaway

Week 3 of the project I secretly dubbed “Best Little Known Maternity Brands”.

 

As I mentioned before, I am going to introduce 1 relatively unknown awesome maternity company each  week and give you guys an opportunity to win something. As I find maternity brands, other than the typical Gap, Old Navy, Pea in the Pod, etc, I will be writing about them here every Sunday. So far I have posts lined up till the end of the year, so come back every Sunday for a new discovery. Often enough the maternity items I will be reviewing are suitable for wear before pregnancy, as well as post-partum and during nursing, so even if you’re not currently pregnant or looking to get pregnant, don’t miss these.

SHABBY APPLE

I have always been a HUGE fan of Shabby Apple. I’ve known about their terrific dresses for quite a while, however only recently did I discover that Shabby Apple also carries a small but “oh-so-wonderful” maternity line. And their maternity dresses are just as glamorous and detailed as their women’s dresses.

I’ve been eyeing the Two’s Company (Da Vinci in non-maternity style) dress for a while, so I was completely stoked when I finally received it. I loved the idea of a simple yet detailed dress that feels and looks comfy, like something you’d wear instead of sweats and a tee to hang out with your friends and still look cozy, but not dumpy. The kangaroo pouch just made it an “inside joke” for the maternity version of the dress.

A simple dress at a first glance, Two’s Company is far from that. The puff sleeves add a sophisticated touch to the casualty of a  grey jersey dress, the drop waist adds to the laid back look, the pouch up front reminds me of the comfort of a sweatshirt.

I felt and looked comfy and cute in the dress the second I put it on. This is what maternity should be about: adapting non-maternity styles to look fabulous whether you have a baby on the way or not.


The rest of the Shabby Apple’s line is just as fabulous if not better.
Their  tag line that I want to sign my name under about a million times is
“A return to what dresses were always meant to be — a one-piece outfit. No need to add anything…no tank tops, no cardigans, nothing (except accessories, of course!)”
As a dress lover, that speaks to me. I love the ease of putting on a dress, but often I feel like the outfit is unfinished no matter how many accessories I put on. These dresses require nothing extra- they look fabulous as they are.

Some of my favorites are women’s dresses that look like a two piece outfit: a skirt and a blouse. How can you not love that?  And have you seen Shabby Apple’s version of a little black dress? Yum!

There’s really no need for me to go on and on, because I think the dress selection speaks for itself- just look at it.





If you’re sold on Shabby Apple already, you can use this coupon to get 10% OFF in the next 30 days: “theartofmakingababy10off”. They often run cool promotions, so feel free to check out and like Shabby Apple Facebook page to get those discounts.

Now here’s how you can score a FREE DRESS!

Shabby Apple would like to give away one dress to a lucky winner! The winner gets to pick the maternity version of the dress seen in my photos (Two’s Company dress) or the non-maternity version (Da Vinci dress). The giveaway is open to US residents only ( sorry my Canadian, European and international friends! )

BELOW  ARE THE GIVEAWAY RULES and Mandatory Entries: {read carefully}
There are two mandatory entries, after which you will have additional entries available,
and two daily entries for which you can come back to enter daily.

All comments will be moderated and will appear once approved.Please make sure to comment on which item from Shabby Apple you liked to be eligible (entry #2)

{If you’re not sure how to use to enter, feel free to watch this video tutorial.
Otherwise, make sure to read everything carefully. Click the DO IT link first, then I’VE DONE IT once the action is completed}


Disclosure: I received this dress from Shabby Apple for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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30 Comments

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    Angela
    October 16, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    I love the Virgin Strawberry Daiquairi dress and it would be perfect for an event I am attending at the end of the month!

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    MissPinkKate
    October 16, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    I like the Better than Sweats maternity dress- looks very comfortable!

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    JasmineHenry
    October 16, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    I really like the Bijou – I’m due in two weeks and I think it would be a flattering, forgiving postpartum treat!

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    Mandy
    October 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM

    I love the Sequoia. Would be ideal for work.

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    Mandi Richards
    October 16, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    I’ve been eying the “fruitful” maternity dress for a while now, but I only have 6 weeks left until my due date, so it’s probably too late to get a new maternity dress!

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    KarissaSauder
    October 16, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    I LOVE the Grand National dress, and would want the Da Vinci in this giveaway!

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    ambea02
    October 16, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    I love the Virgin Strawberry Daiquairi dress. I think it makes a really cute christmas party dress and looks comfy enough to wear all night.

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    Patricia
    October 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    I love the Sicily dress! and love your blog!

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    BethanyEskro
    October 16, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    I have been inlove with the Appalachian dress for a very long time. Gorgeous! If I won I’d take the Da Vinci 🙂

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    Carol
    October 16, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    I wish I was pregnant, I wish I live in USA. LOL
    I LOVE dresses,I have a ton of them. This one,even for pregnant women is gorgeous!
    Perfect colors in those pictures and your heels are so damn beautiful!

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    Tamara
    October 16, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Oh Baby is my favorite – so cute and pretty!

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    Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews
    October 17, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    I like the black oak dress.

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    Mandy
    October 17, 2011 at 8:02 AM

    I know that you are new to TBB. Please check their website, rules and the right owl. I’m fairly certain that asking for votes as part of a contest entry is not allowed.

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    Aubrey
    October 17, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    I love the tuileries dress!

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    Darls
    October 17, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    CUTE! Excited to see what other companies you are featuring- I JUST wrote a post on having a hard time finding cute maternity clothing.

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    domestic diva
    October 17, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    I like the trapeze dress.

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    TaraLeinen
    October 17, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    The maternity dress called Apron strings in hot pink is go die for!!!

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    Lindsay C
    October 18, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    i love shabby apple! it’s too hard to pick just one dress.

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    EmilyS.
    October 18, 2011 at 8:06 AM

    I love Shabby Apple, and I think their maternity line is pretty great, too!

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    VernaStephenson
    October 18, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Love Shabby Apple! Everything they have is amazing!

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    Hillary Freeman
    October 18, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    I would love to win the Da Vinci dress!

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    Ashley @ Mama of All Trades
    October 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    i had no idea they had a maternity line! I will probably be checking them out sooner or later! I would LOVE to own the Two’s Company dress!

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    Denise
    October 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Love the Le Soleil dress.

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    JessicaBraswell
    October 19, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    I like the Sicily dress.

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    Whitney
    October 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    I Love Atlantic Fog!

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    britlee
    October 20, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    I think Atlantic Fog is my favorite… But it’s so hard to pick!

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    Albena,Barry&Tatiana
    October 21, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Love the L’Opera dress from the Oh La La collection.

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    Amanda C.
    October 22, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    I like Martha’s Vineyard. love wrap style dresses

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