Each year, when springtime starts to roll around, I keep my eyes peeled for a dress, what will become my "wedding dress" for that year. You see, once I got old enough to where I was attending a couple of weddings a year, I found myself always running to the mall at the last minute to pick out a "just-right" dress for the occasion.
Finally, I realized that I didn't need a new dress for every wedding but just one dress that I could wear multiple times throughout the season. The biggest thing was that I had to love wearing it; that it didn't feel "old and frumpy" the second time I went to wear it.
A couple of years ago, I found a dress on Shabby Apple that became my go-to "wedding dress" for that year: A soft olive green with cascading ruffles along the top, that I like to dress up with a belt or ribbon around the waist. (Yep, it's the middle one pictured above!) It has a touch of vintage to it that makes it feel timeless, which is why that dress still gets plenty of wear, wedding or not.
Well, today, I'm pleased to let you know that you can have the chance to get your own vintage-inspired dress or skirt from Shabby Apple, thanks to their generous offer to host a giveaway for one Life Blessons reader! And even if you aren't selected as the winner, you can also receive a 10% discount from their site if you enter the code lifeblessons10off at checkout (code good thru 11/7/11).
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You may enter up to 3 times, by completing any of the tasks below. Please leave a comment on this post for each entry and a way to get in touch with you if your email address is not linked in your profile.
1) Visit Shabby Apple and copy the link to your favorite dress or skirt from the site. Come back here, and leave the link in a comment.
2) "Like" both Life Blessons and Shabby Apple on Facebook (please include your first name and last initial in your comment)
3) Follow both Life Blessons and Shabby Apple on Twitter (please include your Twitter username in your comment)details about the giveaway
The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 13. One winner (US addresses only, please) will be selected using Random.org from all valid entries. (Entries that do not follow the rules or cannot be verified will be disregarded.) A representative from Shabby Apple will email the winner a list of dresses and skirts from their site that they can select from for their prize.
P.S. In full disclosure, I did not receive anything in return for hosting this giveaway; I just thought you guys deserved a chance at a free dress!