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Shabby Apple, Truman, Mrs.Robinson, Holiday Gift Guide, Giveaway

$100 Shabby Apple GC Giveaway for this Holiday Season

by Deborah Cruz

One of my favorite things to receive as a Christmas gift and a staple on my holiday gift guide, aside from tech toys, is shoes and clothes and that is why Shabby Apple is top on my list of holiday must haves. To me, almost nothing beats the feminine silhouettes, simple charm and sophistication of vintage fashion. This is why I have several vintage inspired pieces from Shabby Apple. The quality is high and the price is reasonable.

Recently, I received two beautiful new dresses from Shabby Apple. The Mrs. Robinson and the Truman. I love their simple lines and the fact that they both can be dressed up for brisk autumn nights on the town and dressed down for casual days apple picking or shopping with your little ones.

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Mrs. Robinson is grey with white cuffs and collar. It looks very demure but the name suggests anything but. Mrs. Robinson makes me think of subtle sexiness, class and sophistication and that made it my number one choice this holiday season. It is loose yet clings to your body in all the right places.


  • Fitted Bodice with A-line Skirt
  • On Seam Pockets with Elbow Length Sleeves
  • Key Hole Opening at Front Neck a
  • Ponte De Roma
  • 97% Polyester 3%Spandex
  • Machine Wash Cold, Line Dry, Iron Low Heat
  • Made in the USA

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My other pick was the Truman. It is soft and lovely and, who am I kidding, the Truman makes me think of Truman Capote and all that amazing stories he wrote and that appeals to the writer in me. The Truman will transport you to a bygone era, where an author sits sipping coffee, leaving behind red lipstick like a memory while working on the next great novel. When I wear the Truman, I feel sexy, smart and interesting. Let’s be honest, I’m a mom to two little girls, I can use all the sexy, smart and interesting that I can get these days.



  • Cowl neck dress with elbow length sleeves and self tie waist
  • Available in black
  • Sleeve hits above elbow and skirt hits just above knee
  • Thick Poly/Rayon blend
  • Machine wash cold and hang to dry

These were my two choices but the choice was almost impossible to make; there are so many amazing pieces available at Shabby Apple this holiday season. I’m sure there is something that you will love for yourself.

Good thing too because I am giving away a $100 GC for Shabby Apple so you can get something pretty for yourself or someone special on your holiday list.  You can enter using the rafflecopter widget below. Contest will run until Friday November 15, 2013 11:59 pm.  Good Luck. Mandatory entry leave a comment below telling me your favorite item from Shabby Apple and Subscribe to The TRUTH about Motherhood.

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In all the excitement, I almost forgot to tell you all that my FIRST EVER post is live at Mamalode. I am honored and humbled to be there. I hope you will stop by and read about how I handled my daughter’s request for another baby.


Disclosure: I was provided product from Shabby Apple for review but all opinions are my own. I love Shabby Apple.

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Kallay 2013/11/08 - 9:42 pm

I LOVE the second dress. This $ would have come in mighty handy a few weeks ago. I had a Benefit to go to. That’s okay. Who needs an excuse to buy pretty clothes for free? 😀 (Not I!)

Deborah Cruz 2013/11/08 - 9:58 pm

Exactly? Free clothes, rock my socks off!

Poppy 2013/11/08 - 9:44 pm

Only 4 entries so far? Dude, I’ve been trying to win a Shabby Apple GC since I started blogging.

Deborah Cruz 2013/11/08 - 10:00 pm

@ Poppy, Maybe this will be your lucky entry! I love their clothes, especially these two dresses because they are so comfortable and form flattering and BONUS the mrs. Robinson has pockets!POCKETS!!! OMG, they make me so happy.

Elly 2013/11/08 - 9:45 pm

Pretty! I didn’t see a prior post about the contest (and I can’t even tell you how behind I am on my reading! holy smokes).

Deborah Cruz 2013/11/08 - 10:02 pm

The contest just started so you didn’t miss anything but keep an eye out, I will be doing some AWESOME giveaways this holiday season!

Karianna 2013/11/08 - 9:53 pm

I love the “A Bow” shoes!

Deborah Cruz 2013/11/08 - 10:03 pm

Those are super cute and feisty. I think you’d have a little extra pep in your step if you wore those!

Adriana A. 2013/11/08 - 9:53 pm

I love those outfits!

Britt Reints 2013/11/08 - 10:00 pm

The Truman is gorgeous!

Deborah Cruz 2013/11/08 - 10:07 pm

@Britt, I am in love with that damn cowl neckline. Now, I just need to find myself a good beret, some Marilyn Red Lipstick and an old timey typewriter and drink myself some scotch neat and I’d be a modern day Harper Lee…sorta but not nearly as cool but twice as funny:)

Shana D 2013/11/08 - 10:15 pm

It’s a toss up between the Alice dress and the Lighthouse dress.

Deborah Cruz 2013/11/08 - 10:31 pm

I love them both but I am partial to the Alice because I have the Meant to Be which is the same dress in a different shade. So many to choose from.

Elly 2013/11/08 - 10:42 pm

Took me a while to narrow down what I liked BEST! I think I decided I like https://www.shabbyapple.com/p-2247-mellow-yellow.aspx The Mellow Yellow dress the best. It’s so bright and cheerful, unlike the blah outside my window!!

Amanda O. 2013/11/08 - 10:58 pm

OMG…I love them ALL! I seriously couldn’t pick just one. Don’t believe me? My faves are Pretty Woman, Brand New Me, Hold Me Tight, All Dolled Up, Ruby Tuesday, Eye Candy, Knave of Hearts, Animalia, 4.0, and Orient Express. Phew…I think I’m going to need more than 1 gift card! (And BTW, all the dress names reminded me of songs that could all be on the radio – don’t cha think?)

Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy 2013/11/08 - 11:42 pm

I love the Let It Snow Cardigan. It is just adorable!!

Estelle Sobel Erasmus 2013/11/08 - 11:43 pm

I love the Mrs. Robinson. It’s sexy, yet demure at the same time; a winning combination. I would wear it with high black suede boots and a black or gray cardigan sweater.

gigi 2013/11/09 - 12:03 am

I love the Stone Haven and the Apple Cross. They’re both easy to dress up and down and they would look great with boots.

Michelle 2013/11/09 - 12:11 am

I need to own the Gondola dress in green! So happy to see they have plus sizes now too!

Henria O. 2013/11/09 - 1:06 am

Love the Applecross dress!

Anna 2013/11/09 - 7:00 am

Completely and totally in love with the Bongo Boot. *le sigh*

jen 2013/11/09 - 9:16 am

nice – i found a couple shirt and skirt combo’s that i think would fit my style – what a great site!!

Grace Mitton 2013/11/09 - 10:12 pm

I love the Neap Tide dress. Shabby Apple is fantastic!

Jill McHale 2013/11/10 - 12:54 am

Love the Gondola dress 🙂

Kate F. 2013/11/10 - 2:47 pm

My favorite item is the Stone Haven dress.

Tammy Woodall 2013/11/11 - 1:10 am

All of Shabby Apple’s dresses are absolutely beautiful. My favorite dress is “Meant to Be.” The Aqua Color is fantastic.

Deborah Cruz 2013/11/15 - 10:22 am

I have that one and I LOVE it. It is gorgeous.

Jenni Chiu @ MommyNaniBooboo 2013/11/15 - 12:30 am

My favorite is the Syncopation dress.


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