#SeenInTheCity with Shabby Apple {#BlogHer12 Fashion}

The excitement of the BlogHer'12 convention is upon us. And the rush to prep before the big event is exhilarating.

I can officially say I've gone overboard!

On clothes.

I'm no fashionista but when it comes to trips I LOVE to plan out outfits in advance to reduce the amount of luggage I bring. I also love being able to just grab something and go without much thought. Careful planning beforehand definitely helps in this department.

My main goals for my outfits at BlogHer were comfort and versatility. I want outfits that can go from day to night with ease just in case there's no time in between sessions and events to change. And because most of the people I'll be meeting have never met me in person I want to give them a great first impression.

So I turned to my favorite dress site online to peruse their selection of women's dresses. 


Comfort 

New York City in August can be summed up in one word: HOT!

I wanted to plan for relaxed, comfortable, light outfits that wouldn't get to hot as I walked around the streets of New York. This gorgeous Shabby Apple Coco Bean dress is not only light but keeps its form with little wrinkling.

After receiving this dress in the mail from Shabby Apple I didn't need to steam, iron, or tumble dry the dress to get out any wrinkles due to the shipping. So that told me that when I packed for BlogHer I wouldn't have to worry too much about wrinkles when I got to my destination.

I hate irons.

The dress itself is tight on the top but not too tight. I guess the right word would be form fitting. Then right above the belly button it pleats out into a full skirt. This is great for covering up my trouble spot: my belly. The flab from my two pregnancies? Far from gone.

And the dress has built in pockets!!

I am just so excited about this. I can actually carry my cell phone, ID, and business cards in my pockets foregoing the need for a purse! Seriously. Don't know why I hadn't purchased a dress with pockets before this.

I'm already shopping the Shabby Apple site for a skirt with pockets too. Genius.


Versatility

The style of the Coco Bean dress an easily be taken from day wear to night wear with a few accessory changes and hair styles. I absolutely LOVE the military style of this dress and have had a lot of fun shopping for shoes to pair with it.

The metal studs are bronze/gold so I used that as my inspiration for Gladiator style sandals in bronze. But I could easily find awesome heels to go with this outfit and pair it with some awesome earrings to make it a night-on-the-town look.

Some of my favorite features of this dress are the puffy sleeves and the pop collar. Seriously... the color stands up and covers most of the back of my neck.

The only flaw I found with the dress is the fact that the top literally buttoned up. Since I'm a larger chested person this left gaps between the buttons showing off the goods. I simply had the family seamstress (my husband's aunt) sew a straight line along the hem line of the dress to close it up. A simple, quick fix that now makes this dress perfect!


 Shabby Apple has a whole site full of awesome clothing and accessories for women and kids. And they just aren't limited to dresses and skirts either! From swim wear to maternity wear to kids styles; they have every style covered!

Head on over to the Shabby Apple site and peruse around. I'm sure you'll find one or ten things you want to purchase! I know I do. I am already planning a wishlist. And since their always adding to their collections, if you see something you like I suggest snagging it while you can!

Remember to follow Shabby Apple on Twitter and like them on Facebook to keep up with the latest styles, promotions, and sales. Fans are the first to know about awesome events and information.


Want to WIN a Shabby Apple Coco Bean dress of your own?


Shabby Apple will be sponsoring one of the prizes in the upcoming Seen in the City event hosted by the Noise Girls! One lucky winner will receive a Coco Bean dress for their closet!

Make sure to come back on July 16th and enter to WIN one of 5 amazing prize packages perfect for any gal hitting the city for a special blogging conference or a great time out on the town! 



Disclaimer: I received a dress from Shabby Apple for review purposes only. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

47 comment(s) with love:

JanetGoingCrazy said... Reply To This Comment

That is such a cute dress and it fits you great! I would have tempted to put a cute cami underneath it and leave the top unbuttoned..? You are going.to be a fashionista for BlogHer12!!

East9thStreet said... Reply To This Comment

I love the color of this dress! Shabby Apple has some amazing clothes. I've been tempted to load up my shopping cart and deal with the consequences later!

Lindsay @ Laughing Lindsay said... Reply To This Comment

I love Shabby Apple, too. You look great in this dress. Also, I really like it when my dresses have pockets. You will look awesome in NYC in that dress.

Kristin said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great! They have nice stuff, for sure!! I'll be looking for you at BlogHer!!

Dawn said... Reply To This Comment

Very cute! I don't start planning outfits until way closer otherwise, I'll pack and re-pack way too many times! ;)

Kristen said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE the dress, it looks great on you! I've never shopped at Shabby Apple, but definitely gonna check out their line now. Have fun at BlogHer lucky lady!

Mama Luvs Books said... Reply To This Comment

I LOVE that dress!!! You look AWESOME! Have fun at BlogHer! I can't make it this year, but hope to meet everyone next year!

About A Mom said... Reply To This Comment

I love Shabby Apple and that is such a pretty dress! You look great! Guess I'll be looking for the best dressed gal at the conference in a couple of weeks!

Kathleen (aka Callista) said... Reply To This Comment

A dress with pockets how cool! I don't normally pay good money for clothes but thanks to a sale and a gift card I got a pair of capris that are normally $95 for free. I love them but found out today that they don't have pockets! They have "fake" pockets so it looks like pockets but they aren't really open, NOT COOL!

Ericka @NibblesNFeasts said... Reply To This Comment

That dress is super cute! Perfect for NYC.

Isra said... Reply To This Comment

What a cute dress! Looks so perfect for NYC, and I love dresses with pockets..too cute!

CinnyBBS said... Reply To This Comment

You look great and it looks like a perfect fit for the hot summer heat!
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Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired said... Reply To This Comment

What a cute dress! I think it will be perfect for BlogHer.

Nicole said... Reply To This Comment

Great dress! The pockets are the best part

jill24295 said... Reply To This Comment

I think some of their dresses would be so great for the office. I'd love to have their Academia dress!
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Seyma Bennett Shabbir said... Reply To This Comment

Very cute dress. Its good to know how the fit is. I am top heavy, not chest wise so I need extra arm room.
Hope to win!
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Ki Ip said... Reply To This Comment

:) super cute dress!

Becca said... Reply To This Comment

Rebecca Xavier: What a cute dress! I love the pockets as well.

Jenny Stanek said... Reply To This Comment

A dress with pockets, oh do I LOVE that idea!!

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Michelle said... Reply To This Comment

I'm a fan of Shabby Apple too, and I think a brown dress like that would be so versatile! It seems like it could be worn for at least three seasons.

Cheryl Free said... Reply To This Comment

They have so many nice dress choices.

Shaiha said... Reply To This Comment

I have fallen in love with several of their dresses.

Amanda said... Reply To This Comment

I love their dresses!! Some of their swimwear is cute too but I'd never be able to wear it! LOL That dress looks like it was made for you!

Meghan Finley said... Reply To This Comment

It's a really sweet design although I can't say I've seen anything on their site I don't like! :)

Alisha Hodges said... Reply To This Comment

I love the color of the dress. I looked at the Shabby Apple site earlier and they have beautiful clothing in beautiful colors.

Jan Messali said... Reply To This Comment

I also like dresses and skirts with pockets. I'm a teacher and it seems like I always have pencils, stickers, erasers, etc. in my pockets!

tami stasko said... Reply To This Comment

I like Shabby Apple because many of the clthtes have a retro modern appeal. They are so unique.

jenzen69 said... Reply To This Comment

This is my very favorite company for dresses. I especially like their new vintage look

athena.d said... Reply To This Comment

i am IN LOVE with all their dresses! their all so beautiful

Stephen and Amanda O'Dair blog said... Reply To This Comment

modest dresses are the best!

rochelle said... Reply To This Comment

I like it the color looks great!!!!

rj7777 said... Reply To This Comment

It is a cute dress. I love the pockets. Shabby
apple dresses have a lot of great detail to them. I like the fact it has little wrinkling too! Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said... Reply To This Comment

Okay, that dress was honestly MADE for you! You look absolutely gorgeous and that color looks so good on you :)

I love their dresses. You can find pretty much any style you're looking for on that website!

Fantastic review!

Christina said... Reply To This Comment

I love Shabby Apple! Their dresses are so well-made and classy! This one looks awesome on you!

CHELESA sims said... Reply To This Comment

I like the dress .It looks comfortable and you can either dress it up or down. You look great in it. I love no ironing.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Love the dress... Love the look.
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radeeolover said... Reply To This Comment

This is so cute!
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Bee said... Reply To This Comment

That dress looks amazing on you! Shabby apple has so many cute things.

Maggie King said... Reply To This Comment

I hate ironing too!!! It looks soooo comfy!! I love all their clothes!

Aranda Gibbs said... Reply To This Comment

Another great dress, love it

RJ said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome dress! Looks great on you! Like the pockets, too!

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RILEKAT said... Reply To This Comment

I love having pockets in my clothes and in a dress, they are invaluable.

S. Ortiz said... Reply To This Comment

Simple yet flattering in addition to being cool and comfortable. Love it!

tannawings said... Reply To This Comment

Very cute outfit! I have seen nothing but good things said about this company- I have never ordered but wouldnt hesitate at all doing so.

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Kelly N. said... Reply To This Comment

nice looking gift ideas..thanks

Julieh said... Reply To This Comment

They have some really cute styles.
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Gianna said... Reply To This Comment

I love it, they have such classic styles.