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The Winning Dress

Today’s post is a special one because it features the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway I held in January.

teal dress

As luck would have it, I pulled the name reeltravel out of my hat. Laura, the writer behind the blog Reel Travel, happens to live in Seattle. I knew I wanted the winner to appear in her dress on this blog, but I had no idea I’d be able to pop by and be the photographer!

Dining Car dress

Laura picked the Dining Car Dress, a teal green number that complements her skin and hair so well. It’s a gorgeous shade and looks fantastic on her. The length is great–and so is the way she paired it with her Tsubo shoes.

reeltravel in her dress

The dress is a lightweight chiffon and has a retro vibe without feeling costume-y. It’s a piece that can dressed up for dinner but is still work-appropriate.

Shabby Apple winner

Congrats again Laura, and thanks for the impromptu photo shoot on your rooftop deck!


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And the Shabby Apple Giveaway winner is…

Thanks to everyone who entered my Shabby Apple giveaway. I loved reading your comments and seeing your favorite pieces from the Shabby Apple website.

The contest closed tonight and I went old school. Instead of entering all the names into an online name picker, I copied them from the comments (one for each of your comments–some of you entered two or three times), and cut them into identical sized strips.

the entries

Then I put them into a hat…

hat with entries

I stirred the entries…

mix it up

And pulled out a winner!

the winner

Congratulations to reeltravel!

the winner

And thanks to everyone who participated. This was a fun contest and I hope to have more in the future.



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Shabby Apple Giveaway

~contest closed–thanks for visiting~

I’m thrilled to announce my first ever giveaway! I’ve partnered with Shabby Apple and I’m hosting a giveaway for a $50 Shabby Apple gift certificate. The winner can choose anything from the site–and there’s lots to choose from!

Shabby Apple dresses

Shabby Apple is an online store featuring wonderful, vintage-inspired apparel. They’re known for their vintage dresses, but if retro dresses aren’t your thing, don’t worry: Shabby Apple has a huge selection of shirtdresses, maxi dresses, lace dresses, and casual dresses. They also have gorgeous tops, skirts–even shoes, accessories, and swimwear.

Shabby Apple skirts

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Go to shabbyapple.com.
  2. Pick your favorite piece.
  3. Tell me about it in the comments on this blog post.

That’s it! You’ll be entered in the contest. You’ll need a US mailing address to win.

If you want to enter several times, that’s great! You can like Shabby Apple on Facebook, tweet about the giveaway you entered (using the hashtag #shabbyapplegiveaway), or blog about the giveaway on your own blog. For every one of these things you do, add another comment so I can count you again (up to  four times).

The winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, January 16th. Don’t want to wait to win? Use the discount code NewYears for 20% off your order (until January 31st, 2013) after that, use jeanofalltrades10off for 10% off. We’re all winners!

Good luck!

All Aboard


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