When you think of vintage clothing, what comes to mind? For me, it’s the romantically unapologetic feminine way of dress – a tea-length skirt paired with a modest top and perhaps even a scarf around the neck. Back when gender lines were clearly defined and a woman’s style included a pretty dress – that vision of America is still so special to me.
And being a woman is a very special thing! Sometimes we forget just how powerful it is to be female, and that’s why I loved working with Shabby Apple. Shabby Apple is an online store with designs that focus on the vintage looks from the past, just modernized and made suitable for today’s woman. Think of a mix between hipster and retro with a touch of prep – that’s Shabby Apple. Although they sell a variety of fabulous accessories and chic clothing, I am especially smitten with their dresses. For me, feminine pieces like dresses garner a certain amount of power and prowess, like, “I am woman, hear me roar!” 🙂
I was given the opportunity to utilize the “power of the dress” with the Micha Maxi Dress from Shabby Apple, a piece that immediately radiates poise and style. A little bit ‘70s with a graphic techno-age pattern, this dress combines all kinds of fun and artful style elements. There was just something about wearing this maxi that made me feel imminently more feminine and confident. You don’t need to show a ton of skin to feel beautiful, and it’s great to be reminded of that! I liked that it was bold but not too flashy, so I decided to head out to a historic mountain park near where I live for an impromptu shoot. It was the perfect, natural backdrop – unassuming yet scenic, and the perfect muse for an afternoon shoot.
Isn’t it amazing the feeling that a great piece of clothing can bring? I love when companies like Shabby Apple share their visions with the world, especially through really cute clothes. Rocking fab clothes with a dose of feminine fearlessness is something I can definitely endorse… And that’s not shabby at all. 😉
And I have exciting news for one lucky reader! I’m hosting a $50 gift card giveaway for Shabby Apple! In order to enter, all you need to do is comment below and let me know where you would wear your Shabby Apple! Would you strike a power pose at work, or would you save it for a special occasion like a baby shower, a wedding, or a weekend getaway? Let me know in the comments to be considered for the giveaway! And let me know how you would #ShowYourShabby!!!