December 18, 2011

Give Away | Shabby Apple’s Gorgeous Lace Hollywood Hills Dress

*****UPDATE:  Giveaway Closed!  Congrats to Janice!!*****

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Mamas, I went on a date.  A real one.  Where a babysitter comes to the house, the kids are excited to see her, and Mike and I walk out the door without a backwards glance – OR the baby.  I'm in high heels and he's wearing a jacket.  Like adults.  Like real parents.  It was fabulous.

I had been dreaming of this date all week.  I had just received Shappy Apple's Hollywood Hills dress in the mail (OMGOMGOMG so gorgeous!!)….and promptly rushed out to buy some Spanx.

A side note:  My husband was oddly excited to hear I was going to wear Spanx.  All was revealed later, when I realized that all he heard was something that sounded vaguely like "spanking"….and was then horribly disappointed to realize that I meant these:

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They rocked, BTW. And sooo comfortable.

Anyway, the night of the date was freezing.  Like 20 degrees, it's probably going to snow, freezing.  And no matter how cute an outfit, I don't really sacrifice comfort for style.  At least not in 20 degree weather.  But I also wasn't going to pass up on this dress.  So I got a little creative – swapped booties for stilettos, busted out a sparkly little belt….

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(wearing: Shabby Apple Hollywood Hills dress c/o Shabby Apple, J.Crew sweater and belt, Hanes run-resistant sheer tights c/o Hanes, Nine West booties, vintage clutch)

Eclectic, I realize.  But I was warm, and felt like myself, which is really the important thing.  

But never fear, Mamas.  Two martinis in (two!  TWO!!) and I was shedding clothing like a crazy-woman.

The dress got its time to shine.

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Here I am, waiting for a glass of champagne to wrap up the most perfect evening.  I'm sure my mother is dying over the fact that I'm revealing what I drank (how un-ladylike of me!!  scandalous!!) but I haven't been able to stomach more than a glass or two of white wine since getting pregnant with Raines.  Which means that I've been drinking only white wine for almost 5 YEARS NOW.  And suddenly, seemingly overnight, I can do martinis again. 

It was a big night, Mamas.  A big night indeed.  Martinis, high heels, a gorgeous lace dress and lipstick.  I haven't felt this glamorous in quite a long, long time.

So.  As our final giveaway in this Season of Giving, we've teamed up with the very fabulous folks at Shabby Apple to offer up a lace Hollywood Hills dress to one of our lucky readers.  

That would be one of you, Mamas.  

So if you are in need of a little glamour in your life, and want it in the form of a shockingly comfortable lace dress that feels both demure and wildly sexy….do any of the following and leave us a comment, telling us how you've entered:

1.  Like Shabby Apple on Facebook

2.  Share this post on Facebook 

Good luck, Mamas!!  I hope you are all enjoying this special (and crazy) time of the year.  Amazing that it's almost over.  I need to get going on the cookie baking.

(And guess who is having a baby, uh…Monday?  Talk about one heck of an amazing Christmas gift.  Lucky M.)

xoxo

S

76 Comments
  • Kate L.
    December 18, 2011

    I did both! Beautiful dress! And good luck to M!

  • Amber
    December 18, 2011

    I “like” Shabby Apple on FB! Such a great dress.

  • Theringchronicles.blogspot.com
    December 18, 2011

    I like Shabby Apple on FB – such a cute dress!

  • Kristi
    December 18, 2011

    I liked shabby apple on FB… LOVE the dress!
    Can’t wait to meet the newest baby N!

  • Kelly M.
    December 18, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on facebook. LOVE the dress! an best of luck to M. wish I was having my babe tomorrow!

  • Karo
    December 18, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook!

  • Gina
    December 18, 2011

    i liked Shabby Apple on facebook. What a beautiful dress!

  • Nicki
    December 18, 2011

    I “liked” SA on FB. And I love that you got a date night AND felt/looked fabulous. (-:

  • lorilin
    December 18, 2011

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook!

  • lauren
    December 18, 2011

    i *like/love* Shabby apple on facebook!! What a stunning dress!

  • kate C.
    December 18, 2011

    i like Shabby Apple on FB – congrats to you on a great evening!!

  • Donna
    December 18, 2011

    I did both! My husband and I just had a date night tonight – first time out since having my two month old baby girl – it was to celebrate our 9 year anniversary and I was bemoaning the fact that I am in a maternity dress nonetheless! I need a hot goal dress to lose weight for!

  • Kim Nowlin
    December 18, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple, and I LOVE that dress!

  • Lena
    December 18, 2011

    I liked this little number on FB!

  • Shannon
    December 18, 2011

    I shared on facebook.

  • Debra L
    December 18, 2011

    I like d Shabby Apple on FB and shared the giveaway here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=310872522269297&id=1392606405

  • Molly F.
    December 18, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on the facebooks. :)

  • Seanna
    December 18, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple of Facebook. :)

  • Jenn
    December 18, 2011

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook!

  • JR
    December 18, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on facebook.

  • Emily
    December 18, 2011

    Beautiful dress, but NOT for my body shape. :) Oh well.

  • Kitterlee
    December 18, 2011

    You look great! I “like” shabby apple on facebook. Thanks!

  • Kerri Ciulla
    December 19, 2011

    I liked shabby apple on facebook! Love this dress!!

  • Kristie Ritter
    December 19, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on FB-crossing fingers for not only a dress, but a hot date night too!

  • Ashley
    December 19, 2011

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook

  • Ashley
    December 19, 2011

    I shared Shabby Apple on Facebook

  • kim
    December 19, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on FB!

  • Shannon@Chickens in My Kitchen
    December 19, 2011

    I liked Shabby Appple on FB! Glad you had a great date night!

  • Robin L.
    December 19, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on FB!

  • Christine
    December 19, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook. Gorgeous dress!!!

  • Jenny
    December 19, 2011

    Liked and shared… keep those martinis flowing and you will have bambino #3 on the way soon ;)

  • Shana
    December 19, 2011

    Jenny – LOL! ¬†Ain't that the truth…

  • Bri
    December 19, 2011

    ‘Liked’ Shabby Apple on facebook! Beautiful dress!

  • Miranda
    December 19, 2011

    Liked SA on FB.

  • Beth Peterson
    December 19, 2011

    Liked Shabby Apple on facebook! I got a little black dress from them during one of their recent sales. LOVE! and Love datenight too!
    ps, that dress is fabulous.

  • Leigh
    December 19, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on facebook! And shared your post!

  • Cher Dombowsky
    December 19, 2011

    ‘Liked’ Shabby Apple on FB :) Merry Christmas!

  • Kay
    December 19, 2011

    I did both! My DH & I haven’t had a date in, uh, over six years… Wow. Sadz.

  • Jesse Cingel
    December 19, 2011

    Gorgeous! I love sexy dresses that don’t leave my back and shoulders exposed (somewhat regrettable tattoos from my early twenties).

  • Rachael Copada
    December 19, 2011

    I did both. Glad you got to go on a real date.

  • Sakina
    December 19, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook – I would love to wear a dress again!

  • Janice
    December 19, 2011

    I “liked” Shabby Apple on Facebook! Haven’t had a date with my hubby since before the last baby was born, would love to actually go some time soon too!

  • Fran
    December 19, 2011

    oh, please please please it is sooo gorgeous!
    “liked” on fb…

  • Megan
    December 19, 2011

    I liked SA on facebook!

  • Suzanne
    December 19, 2011

    Liked on FB! :)LOVE the dress…and I definitely need a date night that doesn’t involve office Christmas parties.

  • Suzanne
    December 19, 2011

    And shared the link on FB. :)

  • KJoy
    December 19, 2011

    I “liked” Shabby Apple on FB and psyched at the prospect of getting that gorgeous dress from their line! Congrats on the tipsy, fun date!!

  • sarah forehand
    December 19, 2011

    I like Shabby Apple!

  • Pat
    December 19, 2011

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook.

  • April Driver
    December 19, 2011

    I shared this post on FB.

  • erica @ expatriababy
    December 19, 2011

    Oh my! I’d love to win this one. I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook. Yes I did!

  • Heather Novak
    December 19, 2011

    I have to admit, not a fan of the sweater, but I do know I am not cool so you are my leader there. I guess. BUT OH WOW on the couch, martinis, OH YES that dress suits you madly!
    I have two kidlets under three, and stay home with them, wearing this. http://liveyourloveoutloud.blogspot.com/2011/12/fat-ass-skinny-jeans.html or thishttp://liveyourloveoutloud.blogspot.com/2011/09/tiny-red-kitchen-what-not-to-wear.html
    PLEASE? Pretty Dress? We stick to a good budget to keep me home so few impractical pretties like this ‘un. I promise to take it out for a martini thisaway……(Had my first martini in years just last week!)
    I liked them AND shared.

  • Megan B
    December 19, 2011

    You look adorable in that dress, both in the sweater and without!
    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook.

  • jen
    December 19, 2011

    Liked and shared. You look great! Yay for date nights!

  • Kornrumpf.blogspot.com
    December 19, 2011

    I did both!

  • Janna
    December 19, 2011

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook.

  • CAra
    December 19, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on FB……

  • Lynda
    December 20, 2011

    Liked shabby apple on FB!

  • christy
    December 20, 2011

    i like shabby apple on fb

  • Pinky Sade
    December 20, 2011

    Like Shabby Apple on FB – Pinky Sade
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

  • Pinky Sade
    December 20, 2011

    Shared this giveaway post on fb by liking – Pinky Sade

  • Erika
    December 20, 2011

    I like Shabby Apple on fb! Thanks!

  • Laura L
    December 20, 2011

    i like shabby apple on fb! that dress looks great on you! and good luck M!

  • Jolene
    December 20, 2011

    I liked on Facebook

  • Drea
    December 21, 2011

    I shared this link!

  • Gina M Maddox
    December 21, 2011

    I like them on fb “crave to save”
    gina.m.maddox@gmail.com

  • Gina M Maddox
    December 21, 2011

    I shared on fb!

  • a marie hj saver
    December 21, 2011

    I like shabby on fb: A marie hj saver
    hmcnaron at gmail dotcom

  • Katie Bogart
    December 22, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on facebook – your night out sounded heavenly!! How fun!

  • Kristine
    December 22, 2011

    I “liked” them on FB. Can’t wait to win!!!!

  • Claudia
    December 22, 2011

    I ‘like’ Shabby Apple on Facebook.

  • Marnie Martinson
    December 22, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook. And do I ever like Shabby Apple! Gorgeous clothes!

  • Heather Francisco
    December 22, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook.

  • tina sneed
    December 22, 2011

    LIKE on FB!

  • Kristen
    December 23, 2011

    Liked this bad boy on Facebook, well, Shabby Apple anyhow. I’m also sharing the ANMJ love around here! You make me look decent and let me tell you how cool that is.
    Totally laughed at the Spanx comment cuz um, I’m pretty sure we’ve had that conversation around here… Good times, good times.

  • Jamie B.
    December 23, 2011

    I “like” Shabby Apple on Facebook and I shared…

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