Sponsor Review: Shabby Apple

Sponsor Review: Shabby Apple
Unless you’ve been living under a very unfashionable rock, you’ve heard of the hotness that is Shabby Apple.  Their mission is simple: to make women feel feminine and beautiful for what they wear, not what
they bare.  I dig.
They recently asked me if I’d like to review their canvas-bow skirt. Being a skirt-lovin’ gal, how could I say no?  So with great anticipation I awaited its arrival in the mail. When it came, I do believe I opened it right there in front of the neighborhood mailbox, I was so excited!
And then, huge bummer. It didn’t fit.  Not even close!  When they say their sizes “run generous” they are not making it up.  But the return process couldn’t have been easier, I simply printed off a return form from their website, dropped it in the mail and awaited my new, better-fitting skirt!
And then, another bummer. I got an email from Shabby Apple headquarters informing me that sadly, they were out of the color I wanted.  (I was trying to be brave and step outside my box of blacks and grays, and the skirt I had chose was navy.  Crazy risk-taker, that’s me.)  Well, they were fresh out of navy in the smaller size.  Would I be happy with black instead?  You know it.

It arrived quickly, fit great, and the whole ordeal really wasn’t a hassle at all.  And I wore it to church and got about 1,500 compliments. That might be a slight exaggeration, but that’s what it felt like; people loved it!  I love it too!
Here’s some more Shabby Apple goodness that I wouldn’t mind finding under my tree this year.
Cute baby stuff too!


And maternity, and accessories, and more!
Maternity Dresses from Shabby AppleDresses from Shabby Apple
If you like what you see, you can get
10% off with the code betterafter10off 
at checkout!
Thanks Shabby Apple!
Check them out on Facebook too!


  1. November 5, 2011 / 11:12 PM

    Love it! Perfect for the upcoming holiday parties! 🙂

  2. November 5, 2011 / 11:17 PM

    This review is outside of your editorial mission. I am sorry to be blunt, but you sold out.

  3. November 6, 2011 / 12:38 AM

    What a great skirt! And i totally love the other dresses too. They’re very sexy without showing anything…!


  4. November 6, 2011 / 1:12 PM

    Love how others decide for you what your ‘Editorial Mission’ is!….you probably don’t need me to tell you this, but just ignore her! The skirt looks lovely!

  5. November 6, 2011 / 1:57 PM

    I’m going to show my horse snobbiness when I tell you the turnoff of their website was their Equestrian collection or whatnot, maybe they called it Sidesaddle? I forget, what I do remember was it was not equestrian accurate. At all. And again, I’m being a horse owner/lover snob and completely honest when I tell you it turned me off.

    Otherwise they have lovely stuff… just not in my Salvation Army price range.

  6. November 6, 2011 / 2:17 PM

    That’s a really pretty skirt. Not to much but just right. I also like the pewter dress as well. I am heading over to see what else they have.

  7. November 6, 2011 / 2:17 PM

    Hi Carole Ann – The title of the web site is Better After. The best of your before and afters. Lindsey wrote that, and that’s what she has done so consistently and well these years. What does clothing design have to do with it? It is very unfortunate when bloggers let items outside of their editorial focus (and yes, blogs have editorial focus) and they lose their audience. But Carole Anne is right, you can do whatever you want. Then watch what happens.

  8. November 7, 2011 / 5:08 AM

    Glad you had a good experience with Shabby Apple because mine was terrible. I chose a couple of dresses to purchase ( actual selection of what’s in stock is much smaller than what’s displayed.) They charged me when they were out of stock for an item instead of only charging and shipping the 1 item they had that I had purchased. They offered a $10 credit for the trouble and then never took it off my total and then my dresses actually came with some postage DUE! So unprofessional. The dress sizes were pretty out of whack and one was see through so I sent them back. The experience was a mess and cost me money.

  9. November 7, 2011 / 2:02 PM

    Thanks for your concern cm, but if you really have been reading for all these years, you would know that this is hardly the first sponsored review I have ever posted, or even the first time I have worked with Shabby Apple.

    I think long and hard about the products I feature and if they will be relevant to my readers, the vast majority of whom are women looking to add touches of beauty to their lives and homes. Not to mention I actually do feature fashion in my series “Fashion Fridays” and it is some of my most popular content.

    You have no idea how many companies I turn down because their product or mission has nothing to do with me. So when the day comes that I start promoting things like medical equipment or beard trimmers, THEN you can accuse me of “selling out.”

  10. November 7, 2011 / 2:57 PM

    That’s a cute skirt. I tried using your discount code yesterday but it was “expired”. Sadface. Seemed like a shabby way for them to treat your referrals after you went to all the trouble to write them a review.

  11. November 7, 2011 / 3:27 PM

    WOW! CM….just WOW!

    Love the skirt Lindsey ~ and I bet it looks adorable on you 🙂

  12. November 7, 2011 / 10:16 PM

    Really cm? That’s all I can say.

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