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.
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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.