2.25.2010

My Date With a Shabby Apple Dress

(I know, I totally should have been a model)

Okay, so the date was technically with my husband, I was just excited to wear the dress sent to me from Shabby Apple for review.  We decided to check out the classic film "All About Eve" that was playing at our local independent theater downtown. 


When we arrived, two sweet old men in white tuxedo jackets and bow ties were handing out programs.  Then inside the theater there was a man playing live music on an organ. To top all that off, right before the movie, they had raffles to win prizes like a gift basket filled with items that went with the theme of the movie. Quite the theater experience!
So back to the dress: here is where I realized a crazy little coincidence.  I was reading the program for the movie, and one of the stars was Bette Davis.  I'm seeing the name, wondering why it seemed like I had just read it somewhere else recently, when I realized the name of the dress I was wearing is the "Bette D."!  Crazy!  Well, to me at least, I always geek out at little coincidences like that. I'm also quite certain that a dress she wore in the movie was inspiration for the design of the dress I had on.  Here is a promotional pic from the movie of Bette in the dress:

 

Now here is me rockin the "Bette D.":

 

After our movie we went to an Italian restaurant where I finally got to chow down on some pumpkin ravioli.  Been craving it all winter. Delish. 

I really enjoyed wearing my Shabby Apple dress-it was comfortable, the cut was perfect and figure flattering.  I love that Shabby Apple was founded by two women who wanted to create dresses the way they used to be- a one-piece outfit with no need to add a tank top, cardigan, etc.  I just adore this idea, and browsing through their ample dress selection you really see how well they have achieved their goal.

I am particularly smitten with their new "Central Park" line of dresses for Spring:

 

I think the green and white striped dress needs to come home to my closet!

14 comments:

  1. Love it! That dress looks great on you! And what a fun date!

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  2. I love coincidences like that too! How fun! The dress looks amazing on you!

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  3. Thank you for introducing me to this great brand! I was even more pleased to head over to their website and see the prices, completely reasonable!! I definitely will be buying the green and white striped dress for spring, very Kate Spade!

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  4. I love that green stripey one too!

    And yes, you totally could make it as a model :-) So cute!!

    What a fun little post!

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  5. What a fun date! I love Shabby Apple-that dress looks great on you!

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  6. oh, what fun! you look beautiful. love the dress.

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  7. I just adore your dress! Such a fun night!

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  8. I left you a little something at my place! Hope you've had a wonderful day!

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  9. I love the pics Jackie.

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  10. I think that is a lovely coincidence!

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  11. That is too weird that the dress you had on was from the movie! It looks adorable and seriously, you guys are too cute with your dates!

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  12. omg! how fun for you!
    and they picked the perfect person to do a review!!!
    you look amazing. and how about you...going on a real date with the hubby. so glad all is well, that you were able to get & enjoy!

    too cool that you were wearing the same dress. you are such the style icon!

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  13. lucky girl, I love Shabby Apple dresses!

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