Tag Archives: clothing


onthestoopwbigbirdRemember this post? My friend Kyle superimposed Big Bird into this photo so my dream of sitting on a quintessential NYC stoop with a Sesame Street character finally came true.

at the present i am…

♥ wearing: A blue gingham shirt (of course), jeans, lots of random jewels and no shoes
♥ listening: The new Carrie Underwood CD — yes it really is good.
♥ reading: The Age of Innocence by my favorite author ever, Edith Wharton
♥ watching: Watching Dead (but can’t wait for Game of Thrones)
♥ doing: Prepping for Spring aka lots of florals, full skirts, and pastels
♥ loving: Making summer vacation plans with my husband
♥ hating: Nothing at the moment. All is great!
♥ wishing: For a puppy! Has this answer ever changed?
♥ wanting: A new bathing suit. Trying to decide between a whole piece and a bikini

What about you, lovelies?


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Hooray Neon!

neon and chevronI don’t really have anything to say about this look. Other than the fact that the shoes I am wearing were/are too big. So I was awkwardly hobbling around for the entire shoot. Not sure why I bought too big shoes, but I guess you live and learn.

Ah, shopping. So hard.

chevrons and neon

chevron and neon

neon and chevronsShoes: Target | Skirt and Shirt: Tobi


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Are wide leg pants a thing?

black blazer and wide leg pantsI was closet shopping and I found these old wide leg pants from United Colors of Benetton. I used to shy away from wearing these because they are linen and wrinkle something crazy just doing little things like sitting or, like, walking down the street.

Also, do people even wear wide leg trousers anymore? Well, I do. I am gonna get these bad boys starched and add them to my regular wardrobe rotation.

cheetah scarf

wide leg pants and a black blazer

wide leg khakis and a black blazerPants: United Colors of Benetton | Shoes: Payless | Basically everything else: H&M


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Closed: Shabby Apple Giveaway

shabby apple

Treat Yourself, ladies, to a $50 gift card from Shabby Apple!!

In this giveaway basically everyone is a winner.

There is a G R A N D  prize $50 giftcard that one person will win.

However, E V E R Y O N E gets a 10% off coupon code! (clarabelle10off)

So go ahead — Treat Yourself

tumblr_mab7quOC681rf4c93o1_250I couldn’t resist

So, you wanna win the giftcard? It’s easy peasy!

  1. “Like” Shabby Apple on Facebook.
  2. Leave a comment below with your favorite item from Shabby Apple
  3. Done.

If you wanna buy yourself a little something as well, like this amazing dress, feel free! Be sure to use clarabelle10off to get 10% off.

I will randomly select a winner for this prize on Monday.


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The Whole Look

A few of you asked for me to “stand up” so that you could see my whole look when I introduced you all to Falstaff. Well you are in luck! There were a few full body photos. The entire look is below.

And no, wearing those Frye boots every day never, ever gets old haha — but seriously, they are amazing.stripes and aline | Clarabelle

stripes and aline | Clarabelle

Shirt: J. Crew | Skirt: J. Crew | Shoes: Frye


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Lenox Lounge

camel coat, chambray and pastelThese photos were taken at the now defunct Lenox Lounge in Harlem. Since it was such a major hotspot in the neighborhood, the community was pretty depressed when it shut down. However, there are whispers that it is making its triumphant return down the block at a venue that charges less rent.

camel coat, pastel skirt and chambray

camel coat, chambray and pastel

camel coat, chambray and pastelBoots: Frye | Skirt: Custom made | Tights: Asos | Chambray: J. Crew | Coat: J. Crew


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22 Degrees

vintage coat and polka dot dressIt’s cold in NYC — really, really cold. However, there are a few things that warm my spirit even when the weather feels like I am living in the arctic. Those things include this super fun polka dot dress from The Red Dress Boutique and my husband’s grandmother’s coat. When I wear these items together, it is like a happiness explosion.

polka dot dress and vintage coat

polka dot dress

vintage coat  Shoes: Shabby Apple | Tights: Duane Reade | Dress: c/o Red Dress Boutique | Coat: Vintage | Bag: Target


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