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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

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

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

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  8. I prefer you with fur and red wine.

    bises

    your PAULETTE.

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  9. 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

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

    xx

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  11. 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 :(

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. You in this dress = absolutely BEAUTIFUL silhouette!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  22. Your man has some kick ass styling instincts!

    xo Jenny

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  23. 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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  24. 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.

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  25. I must say, the belt really makes it!

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  26. 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?!

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

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

    L

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  29. Love the belt, totally makes the outfit!

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  30. 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

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

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

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  33. stunning dress.

    love how you've paired it with the belt.

    you look so elegant, and the ruffles are perfection

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

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

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

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  37. 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
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  38. i just fell onto your blog and i adore it! your outfits are so chic.

    those shoes are too die for

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

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

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  41. you look so elegant and sophisticated!

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



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

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

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  45. 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!

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

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  47. The dress looks beautiful on you!

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

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

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

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  51. Wow, that dress is really gorgeous!

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

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

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

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

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  56. So beautiful...and the shoes rock!

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  57. I love the ruffles! Totally my speed, haha.

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  58. 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

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

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  60. 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!

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

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

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

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

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