Friday, March 5, 2010

Shabby Apple Ingrid dress

Shabby Apple Ingrid dress

Shabby Apple was so kind to let me give their beautiful Ingrid dress a spin.  I'm getting tired of the whole layering/tights thing, so this dress had to stay inside, at least for now.  I'm pretty sure it's going to get a fair amount of wear as soon as the weather warms up.  At first, I questioned whether the ruffles around the collar were almost too voluminous, but, let's be honest, I'm not exactly drama-averse. B. wanted me to tell you that the belt was his idea, which is partially true.  I put it on and he said it liked it.  Baby steps.

Shabby Apple Ingrid dress

Shabby Apple Ingrid dress

Shabby Apple Ingrid dress

Shabby Apple Ingrid dress
Alice Temperley for Target belt
Hermes bangle
Finsk shoes

PS Major thanks to Maria for featuring my look on Chicisimo!

75 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Looks gorgeous with the added belt! It really shows off your tiny waist. xo

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Lemondrop Marie said...

Stunningly gorgeous belted or no, love the ruffles which give your face a pretty frame.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Kim said...

This is such a gorgeous look! The dress is wonderful and there is not too much drama in the ruffles. A bit of summer sun and that top of the dress will pop! :D

Great pairing with the shoes too! :)

B takes super photos!

tess said...

the belt is fab

That's Not My Age said...

Trés chic!

Kristy said...

the frills on the blouse are so divine and i love how the striped band cinched your waist perfectly. very polished look :)

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Lucy Marmalade said...

The ruffles are not at all overwhelming, but still dramatic. That is a gorgeous dress, and the belt really kicks it up a notch, so give B two thumbs way up and a pat on the back.

freeteyme said...

gotta have that dress!!! You look gorgeous - the entire outfit is perfection from head to toe!

Leah said...

The ruffles gave the dress the oomph factor. Perfect! I love that you added the belt. Have a great weekend E. xoxo

la flore et la faune . com said...

I prefer you with fur and red wine.

bises

your PAULETTE.

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

what a pretty dress! it has a kind of joan-from-mad-men vibe that i love. the belt was indeed a nice touch to show off your waist. and i LOVe the shoes. ~joelle

Julia said...

Stunning dress, it fits you perfectly! I agree, yes to the belt. It gives it a bit of a nautical edge. Lovely!

xx

Dream Sequins said...

Have you done a walk through of your shoe closet with the blog yet? Cos I'd really like to see that. I hear you on the wanting spring to come SOOON. Hate bundling up in my practical pillow down coat. So cold... so anti-fashion :(

Ela said...

This dress was made for you! Love it! And LOL at B's *idea*!

Congratulations on the N.E.E.T. feature, E!!!!

Wicked Halo said...

You look so chic and proper, and the ruffles are just great, I don't think it's too much :)

A Shopaholic is loose said...

Very cute! ;-)

Sal said...

Love those sassy ruffles, and the belt is exquisite with the dress.

Draft of Vintage said...

What fabulous lines! cool belt!

Christina said...

I have only recently been introduced to shabby apple. They have great stuff. Love that belt!

Elizabeth Edith said...

You in this dress = absolutely BEAUTIFUL silhouette!!

sisters and dresses said...

You look perfect!!!
I need a same belt.

Daphne said...

I cannot stop looking at those shoes!!!! Wow!!! Gorgeous.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I loveee this dress, that belt, and those shoes... everything together is so beautiful! :)

emilypanda said...

beautiful dress! i love the white ruffles, and your belt is perfect with the dress!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

that dress is lovely on you and the belt is the perfect touch!

fashionforwriters said...

Your man has some kick ass styling instincts!

xo Jenny

Celine said...

This it totally gorgeous. Really, you look stunning. The belt is the perfect touch...and I still want those shoes!

Celine

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closet365 said...

So so very pretty. Everything about it is just perfect including the belt and the ruffles. I too get nervous about ruffles for the same reason you mentioned, but have no worries. It looks beatiful.

mariel said...

I must say, the belt really makes it!

Brittany said...

Such a classy look! I absolutely adore the top of the dress, and the shoes and the belt are perfection. How do you do it, E?!

melissa said...

you look awesome.
I love that shoes.
I'm fine, thanks. Nothing happen to my house or my family.
Thanks for your comment!

Raisa said...

thank you!:D
I'm practising to improve;)
nice shoes!

L

Good Girls Studio said...

Love the belt, totally makes the outfit!

J-Diggety said...

GAHHHH!!! I take back any comment where I've said an outfit was my fave... 'cause THIS is my FA-VOR-ITE! Omg, I adore this dress and must get my hands on it...

How's the DC weather?? We had 50-degree temps this week, eeeek! :)

xoxo J

WildBirdVintage said...

I love how ladylike your style is, and the light in this picture. so lovely.

NGS said...

It does look great with the belt! I think that's a great addition to this dress!

stylefyles said...

stunning dress.

love how you've paired it with the belt.

you look so elegant, and the ruffles are perfection

libys11 said...

i really love how you added that belt!!! breaks up the basic solid black and white dress! :D

Fashion Therapist said...

Fantastic dress! I too am really sick of the layering - I want consistent sunshine.

Audrey J. said...

Adorable, i love the striped belt. You look great, congrats for the featuring.

Mouthwash said...

Have I told you how much I love your hair cut? It suits you so well!

I love this outfit. And the belt is perfect!!

Amber
ambersmouthwash

divine bunny said...

i just fell onto your blog and i adore it! your outfits are so chic.

those shoes are too die for

Novelista Barista said...

wow i really love that outfit!!!!

Anna G said...

Very classy, I love the belt you added. It's so chic.

augustalolita said...

lovely outfit!! the top blouse is so pretty and belt is super cute :D

Anna said...

you look so elegant and sophisticated!

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daisychain said...

this is just perfect.

The Starving Stylist said...

beautiful outfit. A truly modernized lady-like look, love it.



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syd vicious said...

That's a beautiful dress!

HiFashion said...

That is such a beautiful dress! It looks so perfect on you.

Talia said...

that's the most fashionable, delicate, romantic and feminine combination I have ever seen I guess ;)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I'm so jealous! I covet that dress so much! I wish they would send it to me!

I love those gorgeous shoes you are wearing with the dress!

Le Tasché said...

What for a beautiful outfit, especially this blouse. It looks perfect on you!

Clare said...

The dress looks beautiful on you!

Audrey Allure said...

Such a classy dress! Absolutely love it :) It's so sophisticated.

Mel said...

Such a lovely dress, it looks so chic and fabulous on you!

emma said...

aw man those shoes are so sick, i love the heel

Hannah ♥ said...

gorgeousss :)
what more can I say?!

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xx

Meg said...

Wow, that dress is really gorgeous!

Katie said...

Congrats on the feature!!!! those heels are killer though WOW. Your shoe collection is amazing.

Viva La Fashion said...

cute! :)

FashionJazz said...

U look amazing hun!! Did u get my message on twitter? xx

The Man from Amsterdam said...

bautiful combination. the white top and navy skirt is flawless.

Christen said...

I don't think the ruffles are too much at all. I love the volume!

soooali said...

So beautiful...and the shoes rock!

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Amelia said...

I love the ruffles! Totally my speed, haha.

Prefecta said...

They've said it all!
I'm particularly impressed to see a pair of Finsk shoes in your blog, that's some patriotic thing I guess (the designer Julia Lundsten is Finnish, too) :D

xoxo, Prefecta
Another Fab Day

sartorialselectivity said...

That dress is beautiful - I love the clean lines, with the slight embellishment on the neckline.

FashionAddict said...

OMGosh, this is absatively divine!!!! The belt and THOSE SHOES really make it. Ohhhh, those shoes are lovely. One of my most favorite looks ever on you!

City Girl Chicago said...

Loooooove this outfit ~ absolutely I do. Stroke B's ego and tell him good job on the belt! ;)

Danielle said...

It looks very prim and cute!

The Owl's Closet said...

beautiful dress! wow, b. thought of the belt?? awesome! even if the idea was partially his:P

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God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Those shoes make me weep because they are not in MY closet!

Amanda said...

LOVE the ruffle top

Lorena said...

This dress is a great piece to have !
How lucky!
To me it feels very Jacky O.... timeless class.