Getting Shipshape with Shabby Apple's Highclere Castle Line #FashionistaEvents

Do you love getting dressed up as much as I do? The excitement of the event, the gorgeous dress or skirt, and the time and effort put into makeup and hair? As much as I love my sweats, I love the excuse to get all pretty and wear high heels.

So when I received a package from Shabby Apple the other day I just had to get all dressed up and try on my new skirt. Trouble was my husband wouldn't be home till after dark and no one was home to take photos of me in my new, pretty skirt. Enter my 3 year old son... turned photographer.

And out of the 30 or so photos he got one good one. It might not be the best shot and might not include the fact that I did my hair and makeup before taking photos but it shows off the skirt and my son felt like a superstar for being in charge of Mommy's special camera (my DSLR).

This skirt is absolutely gorgeous! Black lace on top of tan satin fabric and it can be worn so many different ways. Since I didn't have a chance to go shopping for a shirt yet I simply pulled out a black shirt from my dresser drawer and tucked it in. I slipped on a pair of tan heels and I was set.

I plan on wearing this skirt for an upcoming wedding so I'll be shopping for a shirt that's a bit more dressy and upscale for the event. And while this skirt does not hide my larger belly, a bit of spanx covers up the little bit of jiggle I have. And why not show off the figure I have, right?

This gorgeous Shipshape skirt is from Shabby Apple's latest Highclere Castle line. And the pieces they have included in this line are absolutely gorgeous. I had quite a hard time choosing what skirt or dress I wanted to wear to the wedding I'm attending. I was very close to grabbing the Connoisseur or the High Tea Skirt.

When I received my skirt the first thing I noticed was the tag on it. There was a little note letting me know who made it and how purchasing this skirt supports the fight against global poverty. By partnering with Accion, a non-profit organization, with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need to work their way out of poverty, Shabby Apple donates 5% of its net sales to support work with 62 microfinance institutions in 31 countries throughout the world.

Shabby Apple is helping women worldwide. And I'm so excited to be part of it. If I'm spending money for a quality item, I want to know that my purchase is going towards a greater good.

Be sure to head over and check out Shabby Apple on Facebook and follow them on twitter at @ShabbyApple to keep up on the latest styles and collections.

The Simmworks Family Blog will be participating in the Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event, the web's exclusive "All Fashion Only Fashion event this October.

Shabby Apple has offered to giveaway a Shipshape Skirt in the Simmworks Family Blog prize package (an $86 value). So remember to head back on October 11th to enter to win!

Disclaimer: I received a Shipshape skirt 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.

21 comment(s) with love:

Kay Maher said... Reply To This Comment

This skirt is absolutely gorgeous, and it looks great on you! Your son did a very nice job on that one picture! It looks pretty professional to me!

Amy Lynn said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Skirt! I love the lace and it looks great on you too! I also think its awesome that Shabby Apple gives back to the world!

Allyson Bossie said... Reply To This Comment

I love supporting companies that give back to the community or to a great cause! It makes me feel like I am doing something more than I already do!

athena.d said... Reply To This Comment

soo beautiful! i love shabby apple! all their items are beautiful! and this skirt speaks for itself! stunning!

polly said... Reply To This Comment

love the skirt...would be nice for a holiday party

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

I love that skirt, and it's great that it goes towards such a good cause!

Melinda Dartman said... Reply To This Comment

This is sooooooooo beautiful! I love Shabby Apple's clothing!

petchk79 said... Reply To This Comment

I LOVE shabby apple, everything on their website is super cute!! I love that dress it looks amazing on you!!

lilpinksocks said... Reply To This Comment

The Connoisseur and the High Tea Skirt are both lovely, but I think you chose wisely, this is a stunning skirt! I love Shabby Apple.

Krista Grandstaff said... Reply To This Comment

I think the choice you made is stunning! A dressy blouse for going out, a pretty twinset for work...and the style and length are timeless, and flattering... This would be a go to piece for years to come! ( until my sisters visited and "stole"

Hannah Avery said... Reply To This Comment

This skirt is so pretty! I love the black lace overlay!

-Hannah Avery

judi said... Reply To This Comment

This skirt is really pretty. It would make a great Christmas present for my daughter.

Miki said... Reply To This Comment

It's great to know Shabby Apple is contributing to society.

Melanie said... Reply To This Comment

the skirt is really beautiful and I love that it gives back with purchase too!

Lynn said... Reply To This Comment

Love your skirt and it is very flattering! WTG for Shabby Apple giving back to the world. I love how they tell you on the tag where the proceeds go.

Courtney B said... Reply To This Comment

lace is so classic i love it.. gorgeous dress

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Lisa R said... Reply To This Comment

OMG what a difference when you see it on the model in the second picture love the look when worn with those accessories

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Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

what a great idea to help women worldwide.

trishden said... Reply To This Comment

This skirt is perfect for a wedding and I love how your tan heals look with it. It's nice to know that Shabby Apple gives back. Thanks for the review.


WWillows6 said... Reply To This Comment

This is a beautiful skirt and I love that Shabby Apple donates part of their profits to help women world wide!

Lisa Garner

Christy Ann said... Reply To This Comment

I love this skirt so much! Everything I see from Shabby Apple I fall in love with!