Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer inspired Giveaway!!!

If you have ever been to Las Vegas in the summer, there is one thing you are sure to notice. It is HOT. I have been down to California to visit family. I brought back all the cousins over the age of five for cousins camp. They stayed at my house last night and then we drove up to the cabin today. The California cousins wanted to play outside yesterday afternoon. I kept telling them that this was not like the 60 degree weather they were used to in California.

Finally when the sun went down I let them go outside to play a bit. Berkeley, my 9 year old nephew, walked out and then came in and said, "but it will get cool when it gets dark, right?" I laughed. Yeah --- No. It doesn't get cool in Vegas. It gets less scalding hot but it is still 100 degrees in the night.

The Vegas heat makes for challenges in dressing modestly in the summer. There are so few modest clothes in the stores. Many of my friends use undershirts and layer to make things modest. But I just hate layering. Who wants another layer of anything when it is 110 degrees outside? Not me. 

So when I found the Shabby Apple company, which was started to make fashionable modest clothes that  don't need layers -- well I thought, "this is the place for me." I have found so many fun stylish dresses on the site. I recently got this dress in the mail and wore it this weekend to my brother's twins' baby blessing. It was so comfortable, well made, and super cute.

So in honor of summer I am going to do a giveaway for a $50 credit to Shabby Apple.  You go over to their site and check it out. Then leave me a comment telling me one of your favorite items on the site. They have women's, girls, preteens, shoes, bags, accessories. 

On July 15th at 10 a.m. PST I will randomly pick one of the comments as the winner and post the winner. The winner will have 24 hours to email me to claim the prize. If they don't email me I will pick another winner and give them 24 hours. I will email the winner a $50 credit to Shabby Apple.

So bring on your comments and let me know what you love on the Shabby Apple site.

125 comments:

Brittany said...

Yorkshire is way cute!
andiestipp@hotmail.com

ashley and scott said...

I'm 1st, yay! My hubby is starting Law School this fall and we're expecting our 2nd baby at the end of October. I've had a hard time finding maternity dresses that we can afford right now, and fell in love with the APHRODITE maternity dress from Shabby Apple.


PICK ME! :)

ashley and scott said...

(Okay, I'm 2nd....)

Anonymous said...

thank you for your generosity...I would love to be able to give this gift to my daughter...she works very hard for her family...her favorite is the Casa Blanca style.. I know it will be a hard decision for you to make...thanks for considering us.

Toni

stacey said...

My favorite is the Antiquated dress. Or the whole Paris line. lol

staceymay36 (at) yahoo (dot) com

DeAnna said...

Oh my goodness... I love Love Love the PINK ZANY shoes on Shabby Apple~~~~~~~ AMAZING!!!!

Emily said...

Love the Anchors Away women's dress..but hard to choose becaus ethey were all fabulous! Thanks!

Rachael said...

I am so glad you decided to share this website. It is so hard to find fun modest clothing. I love love the 16 candles dress I have been looking for a black dress and that is perfect. I also really like Atlantic Fog i love the simplicity of it. I am crossing my fingers my name is picked thank-you

Katie Jo said...

I really love those Right Now Boots... oh man they are so cute!!!

jaanderson family said...

thanks for sharing the website. i have been looking for quite a while for modest dresses for church and everyday wear. i love the whole flirty live but beauty mark stood out to me..cute cute. thanks again. i hope you and family are doing well.

Bridget said...

I'm liking the Yorkshire and Tangerine Tot.

RhondaLue said...

I like that the site has a way to help you shop. It asked a few questions to get an idea of what I would look good in and then makes suggestions.

I like the 24K dress!

RhondaLue30@yahoo.com

Williams' World said...

I love the little girl dresses - canary, boho, and jardin are among my favs!

Chelsa said...

love the 1943 collection!!!
the 16th is my bday- what a great present that would be :)

Laura Jansson said...

wow! what a fabulous website! such cute, modest clothing! I love all of their women's dresses, but I think I would choose "Champs Elysees". I'm sort of a "Plain Jane" when it comes to fashion, and even though this dress is a little plain, it's got some style to it :) Love your blog! thanks for hosting a fun giveaway!

Andrea said...

I love all the dresses in the skyscraper collection!

Denise said...

Madison Ave. is just darling-their dresses are fab. What a fun giveaway.

denisepjorgensen@comcast.net

m&msmommy said...

Oh my, the girls clothes are precious!!!!!! I would want the Queen of Hearts for my daughter! She's too young to wear it now, but it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Anonymous said...

All the dresses are cute, I like the shirt dress, on sale.

Megan D. said...

I love Martha's Vineyard!! Very classy!

Ware Family said...

I love the nantucket dress.

The Fishes said...

I really like their fitness section - such cute things to run in! It would be so nice to look so great when you're getting in shape...

Nate & Courtney said...

Shabby Apple is absolutely adorable! I love the Bonheur dress, it's so feminine.

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Holly said...

I LOVE the Daisy dress. I'm a big fan of white dresses in the summer - and I love this one with the pop of yellow. Great site!

Jill said...

They have such cute things, I don't think I can pick just one. I love Yorkshire, and G Cooper has been on my darling list for a long time. And, Hibiscus for little girls is just the cutest.

Nathaly said...

I love the red West Coast Swing dress!

Holly said...

Tuxedo IV or Jackie O are both soooo cute!

meeyeehere said...

I love the 1943 collection!!!! Very cute!!!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Chelsea said...

Loving Sheep Meadow! It's the perfect summer dress for me!

ALS said...

I loved Daisy!

The Stells! said...

how to pick just one! i loved the Le Soleil

Meredith and Jason said...

I love the V.P. dress. SO cute and classy.

Sonia said...

One of my favorites is G. Cooper in the 1943 dress collection. Beautiful! -- Sonia Mansell

IpsonFamilyBlog said...

It is so hard for me to find any dresses that are modest an go with my body type. I am 5ft, so everything has to be SMALL. For this reason, I have only found 2 dresses in the last 7 years that fit me well. So my options for Sunday are VERY limited. This website has opened up my eyes to MANY possibilities. I am LOVING the Carnival and the white one that is on the front of the sophisticated. I can't find what that one is called. I am so excited to shop here more. Thanks Stephanie :)

Chels said...

How do I choose?!?! I'm a hater of the double layering too, but alas, I do it for the modesty. This site is sooo cute. I can't believe how adorable their dresses are~ Carousel is adorable- Love the print! And, Oh, Trapeze. I love the vivid prints! Pont Neuf is adorable also. And I love La Coeur....
Basicly, its all cute. These dresses make you feel like you could wear dresses all summer. (and I totally already wear skirts, they are so much cooler!)
Their little girl stuff is adorable TOO!
I really hope I win!

Jennie said...

There are too many choices! I love the Shabby Apple. I love the 1943 collection, and I really like the Ingrid style dress, too. Thanks for the consideration- what a great giveaway!

Heidi said...

I would pick the Yorkshire...I have always loved Shabby Apple!!!

a.k.a. Jack said...

O my goodness! What a great site! I'm so glad you do these give-a-ways for us poor folk. How the heck did you narrow it down to one dress to buy?! There are SO many great ones (though I wish they were about half the price--which I guess is where your give-a-way comes into play). Anyway, I love a ton of them, so I'm going to write them all down for my own reference in case, by some miracle, I'm the lucky winner. :) I love the Nine to Five, Mary Jane Watson, Truman,Tuxedo IV, Aspen, Bonheur, Buttoned-up,Gypsy, Rosie the Riveter, Anchors Away, Ballerina, Bon voyage, Daisy, Lois Lane, Carnival, Coney Island, G. Cooper, Ingred, Some Like it Hot, Traveler's, West Cost Swing. . . . Need I go on?
Love ya, Steph!

Jennie said...

Love, love, love Madison Ave. But I love Bonheur too. Such a dilemna!! I love this site, they have the best stuff! My daughter has one of their dresses, its so nice, such high quality, but I've never splurged for me, such a treat it would be!

April said...

so awesome! it's always fun to do a little summer shopping, and this is perfect for me. ...i "recently" lost 77 pounds, and am finally comfortable wearing dresses!

my pick would have to be: This Side of Paradise. the color itself is gorgeous, and the style looks so much fun!

Thank you!

Ben and Taryn said...

I'm a Henderson resident and totally understand the "Hate" of layering in this awful heat. But how is a girl to stay modest these days. I loved that I could figure out my body type and find dressed made especially for me. I want 'pretty in pink' and 'barefoot in the park' now. With maybe 'storm' and 'yorkshire' thrown in there too. Thanks Stephanie for a chance at a great giveaway!

Lisa said...

Absolutely LOVE the bugle boy dress! What a great giveaway:)

Jessica said...

I love Shabby Apple but have never actually ordered anything. Just drooled over things for a while now. I have been wanting to order the Garden Party dress for my girls for a while. If I win I suppose I can finally order them without my husband wanting to shoot me!

Liz said...

These dresses are great and modest the best part i love the yorkshire, martha's vineyard and Daisy.. There are so many to choose from!!

I love reading your blog so inspiring.

whitney said...

oh my goodness, i am crushing on the "consultant" dress in plum!

EMILY said...

I think Shabby Apple has some adorable dresses, though I am not sure I could wear any of them. Maybe when I lose 20 pounds or so! I have a hard time with favorites...I love most of them!
emily @ helpemilylose.blogspot.com

~Hartwig Family~ said...

I absolutely love "Shabby Apple"! I have been looking at their site for a few months trying to find the right dress I want to wear to my oldest son's sealing next week!

All though I have many favorites on this site.. My favorite for today has got to be "INGRID". It is classic yet comfortable and modest looking! Plus, I like the ruffles :-)

P.S. This is Tessa from the Mormon Battalion Visitor's Center. Will you send me your email address so I can send you those pictures of you and your family?
My email is:

tessahartwig@gmail.com

P.S.S. You looked gorgeous in your Shabby Apple dress!

Christina said...

The yorkshire is adorable, but I've also had my eye on the Nantucket for a long time. Love Shabby Apple!

mrsfelt@hotmail.com

Marin said...

Cute stuff. I think I like the Le Soleil or the 16 Candles dresses. Going to share this site with my sister. Thanks!

The Lucksters said...

I feel guilty commenting. I read your blog daily (I look daily). You are so inspiring. I also got called into Young Womens this week and one of my 1st thoughts were that I could use some of your posts. I love your blog. Anyway I really like the "Jody Maxman" Dress. Pick me Pick me Pick me.
Kellie

Marianne said...

My favorite is "Recital". Everything is so cute!

Julie said...

I like the swimwear- surfer's paradise bikini is a great color and price.

Suzie Soda said...

Stepahnie..I have reading your blog for a long time. It really helped me with some of my RS lessons I taught.

I love so many things on the Shabby Apple site.....especially the acessories and purses. I could go crazy wearig a different one everyday.

Please choose me. I never win anything.:)

Your family is so darling. You have been an inspiration to me. I grew up in calfornia but now live in Virgiinia.Not that many people have heard of Shabby Appe out here.

Cool give-a-way idea. xoxo

Rosie and Derek said...

I am loving the Coney Island dress. Crossing my fingers and toes to win!!

Brittany said...

Lots of cute stuff. But I think my favorite is the buttoned-up dress.

Jeff & Nicole said...

Ooooh, after I have my baby (in 2 weeks) I will be needing something new and pretty! Coney Island is my absolute fav. although they are ALL so gorgeous! Thanks!

Laurie said...

I like the one you ordered. I also like the white Bonheur shirt dress.

Katie and Mark said...

I love the Tiery-Eyed and the Ingrid! Both beautiful.

Heather said...

I've been silently following your blog since I had a miscarriage two years ago. Sad to admit that it took an amazing giveaway for me to be vocal but when it comes to modest cute clothing it's more than worth being very vocal about. :)

I love Shabby Apple design and the gorgeous color and style of the
L'Opera is calling my name.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

CurtisAdie said...

I would love to have the exact dress that you have a picture of for this post!! Brown is perfect...I'm not too picky! As a mother to two young boys, (ages 20 months and 8 months - 366 days apart) I feel like I don't get to dress up too often. I would love to be the winner - afterall, July 15th is my 32nd birthday!!!! :) My email:
curtisadiebrowning@gmail.com

russandkatie said...

I love their swimsuits and would love to get a cute new one for the blistering heat of Phoenix. I know how you feel in Vegas!

kmmclain said...

I love their clothes. I love the survey they give to determine my figure and to help with what would work best for me. After taking the quiz, I found that I am an apple shape, and love the Atlantic Fog dress. Very cute, and easy to clean. That is a must with 3 kids. :)

Bettinson Bunch said...

I liked the Athena dress. It is extremely modest, travels well, and is easy to maintain. As a very busy working mother of four "on the go" children, this is very important!

Lynette said...

I was just thinking about ordering me a dress from Shabby! Love them:) I would either go for the tuxedo or the daisy or maybe one of the adorable black ones! I would LOVE to win and it would make friday a happy, happy birthday to me!!

Heather B said...

I love Shabby Apple! Always wanted to order from them... anyway, my favorite dress is Some Like it Hot!!!

Julene said...

Thanks for your FB comment. I would not had known about your fun giveaway. Pick me?!! Love you.

Allison said...

I like the Penelope and Odysseus dress. I have looked at their site so many times and love it, but I have never purchased anything since I am plus sized and wonder how it would fit.

acarland at hotmail dot com

nina said...

I love the vineyard dress in the girl collection ( I have 3 girls) and I love that they have a maternity line too!

Kim N said...

I am loving the Truman dress. Those little girl dresses keep catching my eye too though!

Correen said...

Loving the Azure coast dress. So cute!

Sarah said...

I am in dental hygiene school and unfortunately I happen to adore shabby apple (but being unable to afford it is my problem!). My favorite outfit happens to be the 1943 collection dress of the bugle boy. So sophisticated but so easy to turn into a dress that can be for any occasion.

The Farmer's Wife said...

I like the Champs Elysees dress. Thanks so much for your inspiring blog!

Lindsay said...

The Le Soleil dress is SOOOO cute! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

lindsayzockoll@gmail.com

Teri said...

Oh, my! I think I like almost everything there - and can't wait to share the site with others.

I'll choose L'Amour as my favorite - since it's shown in green (my favorite color) and since Love is my last name. And... because it's a great dress.

Meggan said...

I've never heard of that site, but that purple ballerina dress is so, so cute.

Thanks so much!!

tclybb said...

I think the Daisy is SO cute! Plus the fact that the website had three questions to help figure out your body type, added bonus! Everything I saw was super cute, definitely loved the fitness clothing as well! You are too nice to offer such a great give away!

Kristen said...

I'm going with the Tuxedo IV. What is it about a little black dress that I just love? Really, though, its impossible to pick ONE favorite thing.

Heather B. said...

OK... since I just saw at the babies blessing, I never shop online wither but that darling dress on you!I am so happy that you made this posting...because I could not for the life of me remember the name of the website. So here is what I love and believe me I will totally be ordering more of these non-layering items for when we head to Utah. I think living in SoCal we have become so spoiled. I LOVE the Tiery-eyed, Tuxedo IV and the white Bonhuer. I haven't even looked at the shoes. Did you get yours there as well? They matched perfectly! Hope you had a smooth ride home and that your mom has a great time at her cousins camp. By the way I was so impressed by that I told Tim that I want to start that tradition when I have grandchildren, she is amazing! Great to see you! Heather (Nikki sis-in-law)heathersky@gmail.com

Heather B. said...

OK... since I just saw at the babies blessing, I never shop online wither but that darling dress on you!I am so happy that you made this posting...because I could not for the life of me remember the name of the website. So here is what I love and believe me I will totally be ordering more of these non-layering items for when we head to Utah. I think living in SoCal we have become so spoiled. I LOVE the Tiery-eyed, Tuxedo IV and the white Bonhuer. I haven't even looked at the shoes. Did you get yours there as well? They matched perfectly! Hope you had a smooth ride home and that your mom has a great time at her cousins camp. By the way I was so impressed by that I told Tim that I want to start that tradition when I have grandchildren, she is amazing! Great to see you! Heather (Nikki sis-in-law)heathersky@gmail.com

John and Marissa said...

Long time lurker, first time commenting. ;) You have a gift for reaching out to people.

What's NOT to love! I have had several items on my "list" for quite some time, and yet have a hard time justifying getting something! I just adore the "Slate" dress...

Alicia and Devin said...

Love the sixteen candles dress. I want it!!! Pick me

The A Team Mom said...

I am about to have baby #4! I really need a black swim suit to cover the belly afterword! I absolutely love the Shabby Apple - Black Flower Halter Tankini!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nichole

The Robinson's said...

All such cute adorable things, how can I just choose one?

Great giveaway!

Thanks.

P.S. Pick me, pick me!!

Kristine said...

LOVE the "Aviary" dress. Their designs are so flattering!

Jennifer said...

There is just too much to choose from! I am loving the Helena dress right now - it looks so comfortable but still dressy.

Loralee said...

Wow, can't get enough of this site. Thanks for introducing it to me! Love the Bonheur dress. Very classy and simple.

Denise said...

Raising 3 daughters to be modest was easy compared to finding modest clothes for them to wear. Now they are in their 20's and are pros at finding places to buy modest clothing. But, we had never heard of Shabby Apple! It's bookmarked on my computer and the link is emailed to my married daughter. Thank you for another source for modest dress.

Shailynn Greenhalgh said...

I love the pont neuf dress!! Great Giveaway!! Thanks!!:)

NatalieHemingway said...

I'm actually pretty impressed with the plus size selection. I'd LOVE to try it.

The Henry's said...

What don't I love is the question. But right now for summer I love L'OPERA, so flirty and sophisticated at the same time!!!

Sleepless In St. George said...

Love the dot to dot dress!

Dawn said...

They are all darling but I really love the Jack and Jill dress!

Julianne said...

I love the V.P. and Bonheur dresses!

NMmom10 said...

I am always looking for "different" but beautiful dresses for my daughters. I love the VINEYARD dress for the little ones. Well, I love all the girls clothes, but that is one of my favorites. Hope to be the lucky winner!

vh8d56 said...

I love the tote bags. They are a unique blend of vintage yet modern - very cute. What a great website!

lynda said...

lol, i was just thinking of u guys, and was gonna say hi on facebook, but i saw your giveaway post so.. miss u guys!!!

Gerald & Janica said...

Both my girls and I love all the little girl dresses but our favorite is the gumballs one :)

Jennifer Garbett said...

I sure love their vintage and cute bathing suits...but I'd be torn because I haven't had a new dress for church in AGES. I rotate the same ol' boring skirts and would love to try a dress.

Judy said...

I LOVE the site!! So glad you posted about it! The only problem is going to be narrowing it down to a couple of things!!! SO CUTE!!!

Kathy said...

This is such a fun idea! I have 16 year old twins and in a few months we'll be looking at needing two dresses for Homecoming. Modest dresses are so hard to find. They both LOVE vintage looking dresses and the G Cooper in the 1943 collection is perfect. They both love it and promise that they would share it! Kathy Golightly

Lara said...

How awesome are you?!! I LOVE Shabby Apple! I would love to win, especially a little black dress! Namely: The V.P dress or the Lindy Hop...SO me! Thanks Stephanie for this great giveaway! Crossies (sp?) that I win!!! :)

Wilson/Gideon said...

After having a child and turning 30 I thought I would go crazy not being able to find clothes that are modest and fashionable. Thanks for sharing!

Ashlee said...

I love the pont neuf dress!! Although I love all of it!

Stacey said...

I love the bugle boy.

Sarah and John Root said...

Love the dresses! I have this site bookmarked now...oh the possibilities!

I love the La Tour Eiffel dress!

Erin said...

I love the cherry red one piece ruffly swim suit!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I haven't commented in a while but have been still reading and loving your blog! I love L'Opera dress. Just had a baby so shopping is overwhelming for me right now... but I love this site application dressing for body type, I think that might help me :-) Julie (Sacramento)

Teresa said...

I love the Storm dress! What a neat website - thanks for sharing.

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MM & JJ said...

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"Seventeen, Seventeen," it's so Fab, I've really got to get me one shab, shab, Shabby Apple is the place, the looks are cute, they've got good taste!

Pick me, Pick me, I'm the cutest little tween, I've really got to get me that dress called "Seventeen!"
************************************

Rachel said...

I LOVE SHABBY APPLE! I am hoping to purchase a gorgeous dress to help my attempts at scoring a husband. Thanks for doing this give-away!!!

Rudd Family Circus said...

I loved soooo many things on that site !! One of my favorites was the Kenya dress. I can't remember the last time I bought a dress. Thanks for the chance !!

Theresa Cooley said...

I LOVE the Georgi shoes!! And, TONS of dresses...and most everything else! Thanks for letting us know about such a great site!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the bright yellow of the Le Soleil. So cheerful!

KSA said...

oh how can I pick just one,

how about...tender is the night....simple but could be used for so much

Kristi
Aase

Emily said...

I love the Coney Island dress!
pascualfamily@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! Most people have chosen dresses, but I fell in love with the Greta bag! Going nuts for it! Thanks!
jennygarrard@hotmail.com

Amb said...

How fun! But where to start?! I love everything, but especially the flirty dresses and swimsuits. I just had surgery to remove cancer on my knee, so I would love something new and pretty to wear! Thanks for the chance!

Jocelyn said...

I like the ginger laptop case...not something to wear, but very cute! Thanks for the fun giveaway :)

providentmom@hotmail.com

Kara said...

I love the Josie earrings... partly because they are spectacularly beautiful, and partly because I have a 12 year old named Josie.

Becky said...

Such an amazing assortment of cute stuff...how do I choose? I really like the classic Espina Bonita Dress for starters. I'm excited to know of this website and even better for it to be recommended by someone whom I admire.

the dunns said...

I love, love, love the dress sophistique!!!

That is so cool that you are doing such a nice giveaway... thank you so much!!!

Summer (a daily reader of your blog)

Elizabeth J. said...

Loving just about every dress in the Sophisticated Dress category...but the Mama Mia Maternity dress would be on my wish list!

I wish I could do a giveaway like this. What a generous person you are!!

Amanda said...

I loved a lot of the dresses as well, especially the red delicious drees and other similar styles. In addition, I really like their one piece bathing suits, especially Tarcoola Beach.
Thanks!