Sunday, September 15, 2013

My New Favorite Vintage Clothing Website

Hi blogging Friends,

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a wonderful clothing company called "Shabby Apple". They were wondering if I would be interested in reviewing a dress for them.  Well, of course I jumped at the chance, especially since this company was new to me.  I was curious to see what they had to offer. They specialize in Vintage Clothing.

Choosing a dress was not an easy task.  Seriously, there were so many darling things to look at, that I poured over their website for days!  Finally I decided on a dress called, "Heart of Me", because it was different than anything that I own...and IT'S RED!  I just love the color red. 

One thing I really love about Shabby Apple, is that they donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity organization named Unitis.  Their mission is to give micro-loans to the world's working poor.  The clothing tag on the article of clothing will tell you a name of someone that they are helping.  My tag had the name of a 35 year old widow from India, who is a bamboo weaver and has benefited from a micro loan of $89 to help her with her business.  I love supporting companies that use their good fortune to help others.

The dress was a wonderful lightweight cotton, and was a great color with a soft white flower print on it.    It had some great details, such as lots of pleats and generous amounts of fabric.  I loved the giant bow in the back.  It was well constructed.  I ordered a size bigger than normal based on the website reviews, and did not have to do any modifications to it.

Heart of Me dress by Shabby Apple

They are reviving the art of the dress, and have expanded their clothing line to tops, skirts and swimwear!  They also have wonderful accessories, and shoes.  Please, go and check them out!  You can like them on facebook and follow them on instagram for special savings.  I am going to buy my next holiday dress from Shabby Apple!

That's all for today friends.  I am working on a blog post to show you what I've been up to all summer long.  Happy Sewing and shopping. 


Brigitte said...

A great idea from this company to support a charity organization.

Margaret said...

This looks like a fun site! And how fun that you got to choose a dress! It's a pretty one too! Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to.

woolwoman said...

beautiful photo of you Loraine - It was fun hearing about this worthy cause. Hope you are enjoying a little tease of fall in your area. Cheers Melody

Catherine said...

Wow ~ how fun to review a dress. I have "window~shopped" their site for about a year now. Ne of these days, I'll have to try something!