Friday, May 31, 2013

a Carrie moment + a giveaway

{ What I Wore: J.Crew chambray shirt // Shabby Apple tulle skirt // bhldn bow heels }
Ok, so I got this fabulous tulle skirt from Shabby Apple to wear for the second session of our engagement photos... & because, let's be honest, what girl doesn't want a tulle skirt to prance around in!? amiright?
And those said engagement photos are TODAY but I'm not sure that I am in love with what I had originally envisioned in my mind (this outfit)...
So I'm asking you fashionable ladies:
How would you style this skirt?! 
(oh & you have until 5:30 when I need to be getting dressed for picture time!!)
You should also probably start thinking of how you would style this skirt or some of the beyond adorable vintage dresses from Shabby Apple because one of you lucky ladies is going to win a $50 giftcard to their store!!
I image that all of you style-savvy ladies have had Shabby Apple on your radar for some time. But for those of you that haven't, Shabby Apple is an online dress boutique that specializes in vintage & retro dresses, including a totally enviable swim suit collection!
While I hope you win, either way, I predict you will be shopping there in no time!

60 comments:

  1. Truthfully? I don't like the knotted chambray--your figure is completely hidden by the fabric of the chambray and the skirt. I think what I liked best from our engagement shoot were the simple outfits. (We were outside--I'm guessing you will be as well.) I'd go with a simple tank and a statement necklace in neutral colors. (Like this: http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/product/AT-Weddings-Events/AT-Weddings-View-All/Asymmetrical-Tulle-Skirt/303259?defaultColor=5178&CID=aff_2687457) Or even a navy striped tank---but definitely something more fitted up top.

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  2. I am with Laura K. Too much fabric around the middle. I think Grace from Stripes & Sequins styled this same skirt with a simple Tshirt tucked in. You are adorable though!

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  3. I have always wanted a tulle skirt but just have no wear to wear it to. I agree with Laura, I think a more fitted top would be better suited for you. I really like this lace option that Bonnie at Delusion of Grandeur featured. http://www.dofgstyle.com/2012/11/diy-tulle-skirt.html

    I would love to own the Golden Afternoon dress.


    Have fun!

    Alice

    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  4. I love the skirt! I'd probably style it with a fitted polka-dot shirt tucked into the skirt and a statement necklace.


    And as for the Shabby Apple giveaway, I'd either buy a tulle skirt like yours (I've been eyeing them for a while) or the El Capitan dress. :) Thanks!

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  5. For some reason, the skirt looks like it's sitting really high up, but I think that's because of the knotted shirt. I agree with the others- go fitted. Maybe a lace shirt?

    And I'm excited they have plus sizes! I'd get the gondola dress. http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-955-gondola.aspx

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  6. Hi!
    Could you tell me if the giveaway is open to your international followers?
    Thank you!!

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  7. I have to agree with Laura , a simple tank , go full out Carrie with this look and add some statement heels .

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  8. I love tulle! And I love it with the chambray!

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  9. Simple shirt tucked in, for sure.

    And I'd definitely get the Eye Candy dress. Or maybe Jacob's Pillow. Or maybe the Gondola. SO MANY.

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  10. OK, I've been trying to win a Shabby Apple giveaway for over a year! I NEVER see plus-size bloggers in Shabby Apple- they have a few pieces and I'd love to try them out- especially the Teacher's Pet skirt (since I'm a teacher and all!)


    I love the tulle skirt- I've always wanted one, but I just can't justify why I'd ever need it! So now I will live vicariously through you :)

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  11. I was thinking the same thing as some of these other ladies. The skirt has so much volume and length that I think you might look better with a fitted tank on top, tucked in of course. You might look even more like a ballerina, but hey, why not go all out? :) Let us know what you decide!!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  12. I'd get a new swimsuit with the giftcard!

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  13. LOVE the skirt! So pretty & I great for engagement photos, but I think the proportions feel a bit off. The chambray is a great way to make the skirt feel more casual but I think it could be improved by tucking it in. Also maybe hair up. Have fun with the photos!!

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  14. I love this skirt! I think you can wear it with a bunch of different tops. I think because it's so voluminous, you should wear fitted, tight tops on top!

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  15. I think you look fab! Hands down one of my favorite outfits you have done! You have so much happiness on your face from your gorgeous skirt. Those are the statement pieces to buy. They are worth every penny! :)

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  16. Awesome giveaway! I would DEFINITELY put that $50 towards that skirt you've got on!! So cute!!!

    Asher

    http://www.thriftylittlepretties.blogspot.com

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  17. http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-2253-eye-candy.aspx - I like this!! :)

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  18. I think it could totally work with a basic tee! The skirt (and you!) deserve to stand out, so I think simple is better in this case. You'll look gorgeous, I'm sure!

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  19. Too much shirt!

    what about something of this sort?

    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/30/c0/c0/30c0c039f83e395ee723e22617b7100f.jpg



    You need something more fitted!

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  20. I'd absolutely get the Elizabeth Islands dress!

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  21. I am in LOVE with with Tutti Frutti skirt! So fun and colorful!! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  22. I think you need something more body conscious! Maybe a black scoop neck 3/4 sleeve fitted t shirt or leotard?

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  23. You have some savvy (and helpful) readers! I agree with all of them - definitely fitted and a touch more casual (tee or tank) on top. love the skirt and the shoes!!

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  24. Ah, Jessica! That tulle skirt is the cutest thing I've ever seen. And those shoes .. basically drooling right now over how cute they are xo As for the giveaway -- tulle skirt! xo

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  25. If you are set on wearing this skirt, then definitely go with a more fitted top. For some reason the knotted chambray is making your waist look like it's up higher than it should be

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  26. I would get the lemon drop skirt! So cute! Also, i love how you styled this tulle skirt, so cute!

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  27. I agree with Laura K below. A more fitted shirt will flatter your figure much more. That skirt is AMAZING and I can't wait to see the photos!!!


    Robyn xo
    www.whats-hanging.com

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  28. Pretty skirt! Perfect for engagement pictures!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  29. Definitely fitted up top and a sleeker heel. The chiffon is poofy enough by itself. The skirt is super cute though! I love any of Shabby Apple's skirts!

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  30. I'd love to get the COCONUT CREME JACKET!

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  31. Love tulle skirts! I have one but haven't worn it yet because I got stuck on how to style it. But I like the chambray! Or you could try a gingham or plaid shirt tied or tucked in with a cute belt! I love Shabby Apple too and wish I could do more entries but I don't have a smartphone so I cant sign up for instagram! (I know, I'm behind the times... but I have to wait untill September to upgrade my phone!)
    ~Jessica

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  32. I'm obviously late for this Friday 5:30 call time, but honestly I think you look divine! It is SO Carrie. I like the juxtaposition of the super dressy tutu & heels with the more casual chambray!



    I recently bought a similar tutu and was planning on wearing it just this way! Another option would be a classic tee (maybe black or gray?) or even a graphic tee, if the graphic on the front was engagement photo-appropriate, with a big statement necklace?



    I'm really excited to hear how you ended up styling it. :)

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  33. it always so hard to choose favorites at shabby apple! right now, i really like the cider dress.

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  34. I love the ms porter dress...it is so cute and would be perfect for this fall...as for a summer dress I like the Gondola...that green is perfect. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I'd get this dress, no question!: https://www.shabbyapple.com/p-955-gondola.aspx

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  36. bummer, i dont have instagram...can i still enter?

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  37. So hard to choose! I really like the True Love skirt...I wouldn't have considered it before, but your look has inspired me...thank you!

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  38. Oooh sorry... You can do the other one & just enter your name for the Instagram field to see the other options. I won't count the Instagram one, but at least you will have more chances ;)
    xx

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  39. Yes, Shabby Apple ships internationally!
    xx

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  40. I have been eyeing that tuelle skirt for months!! Love it.

    Deidre || Love, The Skinnys

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  41. Right now I'd say this necklace and this ring! :)

    http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-1776-mockingbird-necklace.aspx

    http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-656-tahitian-waters-ring.aspx

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  42. I like the Martha's Vineyard dress. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!!

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  43. Hallo wunderschöne
    frau..dein foto gefällt mir..du bist echt süsse..hübsche.du siehst
    super sexy im Glockenrock aus...geiler weiter glockenrock gefällt mir
    wow geiler glockenrock....würde gerne das mal live sehen wollen wenn du
    den lederrock trags....l.g....ps wow du bist traum.......wunder schöne
    Lady

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