shabby apple nothin’ like a dame dress {winner announced!}

updated 8/1/2012: According to random.org, the winner of this giveaway was commentator number 146 – Gina! I will be emailing you shortly. Thanks all for entering!

After some changes these last 6 months, it was time for updated pictures of myself around here. And I knew just the dress to take them in.


Last month, Shabby Apple sent me this Nothin’ Like a Dame dress and you guys. I feel like a million bucks in it.

There’s something about hitting that sweet spot between classy and comfortable that fills a girl’s (dame’s?) confidence tank.

This dress comes off as structured and dressy, but (shhhhh!) it’s secretly super comfortable. After shooting, DanO made us a picnic dinner and I curled up on the quilt covered grass to enjoy it with him. In a dress.jumping collage.jpg

To be honest, I have one other Shabby Apple dress in my wardrobe – a maternity one – and I’m not in love with the material; it’s more thin than I’d like. But with this dress, my confidence has been renewed. I am more than pleased with the quality and construction of the Nothin’ Like a Dame dress.


Plus, did I mention I feel like a million bucks in it? A million flirty, feminine, confident bucks.


O and hey! Guess what! O My Family is giving away a Nothin’ Like a Dame dress valued at $78 to one friend or reader (who is a friend I just haven’t met yet)! The dress will be new, in the winner’s chosen size, and shipped directly to them (it won’t be the one I’m wearing here, silly).

Leaving a comment on this post is all you have to do to enter! Of course, for those over achievers, you can gain one extra entry by tweeting this:

O how I love @shabbyapple! Check out their dress giveaway hosted by @OMyFamily here: http://omyfamilyblog.com/?p=12118

Just tweet it and come back here to leave ONE ADDITIONAL comment on this post letting me know that you tweeted and what your twitter name is. Any comments that don’t follow these rules will be deleted. (Play fair, friends!)

This giveaway closes at 9:00pm CST Friday July 26th. The winner will be announced the next day.

Good luck!

Disclosure: Shabby Apple has provided this dress to me and is covering the cost of this giveaway. While Shabby Apple is paying the monetary costs of this giveaway, money cannot buy my opinions; those are priceless.

193 Responses to “shabby apple nothin’ like a dame dress {winner announced!}”

  1. Jo

    Thanks for the opportunity!! I really want to add more dresses to my wardrobe!!!

  2. Adrienne

    Allison you look amazing! You’re hard work has paid off. The dress is beautiful and I would love to add one to my wardrobe as well! Thanks.

  3. Cris

    LOVE Shabby Apple dresses. And you look awesome in that dress!

  4. Samantha Tedesco

    I love this dress!
    Follow you via twitter: @samanthatedesco

  5. Emily Oberg

    The color of the dress looks great on you. Great pics! Looks like a very nice dress

  6. Aimee S.

    I came here just to see if there were updated pics of your progress! You are such an inspiration and your confidence totally shines through in the dress! I love it!

  7. Jennifer O.

    Wow, what a great dress! I hope I can look that good in it.

  8. Meena R

    Love that dress! They have such great dresses on their website. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Ashley A

    What a knockout dress! I would love to wear it for my upcoming 33rd birthday!

  10. Mary

    You look like a ray of sunshine in that dress! Thank you for being an inspiration!

  11. Ann

    You look fantastic, Allison! More importantly, you feel fantastic. :) I would love to win! Thanks, Shabby Apple!

  12. abby

    Love it! I need to find a cute nursing dress that does not make me look 5 mths preggers. Haven’t checked what they have yet!

  13. rachel

    I’d love one of those dresses. And im super impressed with how high you appear to be jumping.

  14. Heather Irene @ Rambling Rose

    Ooo! That is a fun color! I have one Shabby that I can wear now and one that I will hopefully be able to wear sometime in the near future. Would love to add another to the collection! Thanks for doing a giveaway, Allison!

  15. Liz

    Very cute! I can’t wait to be regular sized to have more cute clothes at my disposal.

  16. Rachel

    You look so beautiful in that dress – great color too!

    I would love a chance to be twins with you! :)

  17. Rachel

    Love the pics, and the dress! Would love to add it to my wardrobe! :)

  18. Sheila@Momfessions

    Really, really lovely, mama!

    I am dropping some baby weight too (slowly, slowly!) and I’d love a new (but comfy!) new dress for date nights with my sweet hubs! ;)

  19. Rachel

    I like them on fb and LOVE their toe the line dress :)

    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com