22.11.11

the traveler

I had the most wonderful surprise recently... I won this darling Shabby Apple dress ("The Traveler") in a giveaway over on the beautiful blog Demure Folk!!! 



I don't have many modern frocks in my wardrobe, a fact I often lament; as nice as it is to have a closet stuffed with 70 year old dresses, it isn't practical in the least. This little lovely is such a welcome addition; it fits like a dream and is so beautifully tailored, in a sturdy fabric. The fact that some of the proceeds go to charity really wins me over, too. The only problem is that I shall have to wait until Spring to wear it outside properly, hehe!



Our meadow looks so pretty in its late Autumn golden glow.



 Thank you so very much to Tess and to Shabby Apple for holding the giveaway! ♥
I'll definitely be a repeat customer!

27 comments:

  1. That dress looks darling on you! And I agree, it is nice to have a few newer, less delicate items in your wardrobe.

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  2. Super cute dress! Your hair height is impressive!

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  3. That is a gorgeous dress on you girl!

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  4. Very cute, love the candy stripes! x

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  5. So cute! It's very flattering, what a great win!
    - Emily

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  6. It looks great one you.
    Great pics

    http://iartfashion.blogspot.com/

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  7. That dress is so gorgeous!!! Shabby Apple make such sweet dresses, if only their postage to Australia wasn't so expensive...*sigh*

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  8. I love it, even though I am use to your, as you said ,"70 year old dresses". You still look as angelic as ever! :)

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  9. I'm glad you won it! I think it's definitely you.

    A from A Plus B in the Sea

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  10. Oh the frock is simply glorious on you Dakota:). Yes, I know what you mean about everything in one's wardrobe being so old and fragile. Sometimes it's just nice to pop something on without the worry of a split seam etc. But your new frock looks very vintage and congratulations! Your home is looking really lovely in the autumn, I love seeing the change of seasons in Vermont - we don't get them here in Brisbane. xo

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  11. I love the Ascot tie top and the high waist of the skirt, the dress looks like a cross between a Gibson Girl and a fabulous 1940s career girl! Lovely makeup, hair and backdrop as always. Can't wait to see more of your autumn outfits.

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  12. Oh, I should enter these things more! I won a card on the hello lucky blog a while ago and it made my week! :) You look like a total sweetheart in this outfit! ;) Have a lovely week! Zoë x

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  13. ahhh that is such a lovely dress. I think that was the one I had on my site a while ago for a giveaway but of course I couldn't win my own haha. You look wonderful!!! Congratulations on winning it!

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  14. I love that dress, it really suits you! Beautiful hairstyle too!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  15. I love your dress! Very cute, and such a pretty setting. :)

    melodyinink.blogspot.com

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  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous (as usual!). I couldn't agree more with previous comments, I am totally getting a Gibson Girl vibe from your hair and mid-century secretary from the dress- wonderful! Stunning!

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  17. wonderful pictures, fabulous outfits, amazing scenery - plus you are such a beauty! i love Vermont, i am not far - Montreal

    I am a new follower, found you via Desiree- isn't she cool!

    Ariane

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  18. Congratulations for winning this! The frock is indeed quite pretty. Here's something you woudl like to check out -
    Your Style Personality
    Are you a fashion misfit or the best-dressed person around?
    http://www.3smartcubes.com/pages/tests/style-personality/style-personality_instructions.asp

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  19. Thank you, dears for the comments!! <3
    I'm ever so busy with final exams at the moment, but your kindly words sure cheered me up!

    Kate, I'm a fashion misfit.

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  20. I love your style!
    This outfit is absolutely adorable

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  21. your beauty matches the backdrop! i love this outfit...it is so perfectly suited to you!

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  22. Gorgeous dress! Something about it reminds me of Mary Poppins!

    xoxo,
    annie

    http://vintagediggs.com/2011/12/holiday-vintage-dress-giveaway/

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