Not too Shabby

Oct 28, 2014

When I first think about the Fall season, a few things come to mind:

1. Changing Leaves
2. Pumpkin..everything
3. Thigh High Boots
4. Oversize Sweaters
5. The color Mustard

I grew up in Syracuse, NY where the change into Fall felt like a dream during those few months we had between humid summers and blistering winters. Endulge in the perfect weather while you can, New Yorkers! There is no better backdrop than the many beautiful colors of Fall. After the move to Phoenix, Arizona I’ve come to terms with the fact that the changing leaves I once knew is no longer relevant; that my Fall is now the color of the sky at sunset. Sad, but true.

This year, I have had one Pumpkin Spice Latte. One. It was not the delicious sweet high calorie starbucks drink that I once remembered from the past couple of years. Yes, it was sweet, and high in calories and from starbucks… but no longer was it delicious. Perhaps my taste buds no longer crave the staple fall beverage. Or perhaps my brain has taken over the fact that 300 calories for a TALL Starbucks coffee is just not worth it. So why do so many people love this drink? Is it because we are attracted to the “it” pumpkin crazed beverage or do we actually really enjoy them? Have your thoughts changed after reading the ingredients?

I came across thigh high boots a couple years ago when it was on trend. I searched high and low until I found the perfect pair that I wore more often than I’d like to admit. They were worn to the core, where my shoe repair man in San Francisco told me it would be better just to buy a brand new pair than get them fixed again. “FINE, I’ll get rid of them!” I wasn’t amused. The trend is blissfully back into my life and once again… on my to do list.

Oversized sweaters are attractive to the modern girl who often fantastizes about wearing thigh high socks, leggings or just plain slippers while sipping her coffee in bed in one large oversized sweater. Or perhaps I’ve been on Pinterest for far too long and am indeed the modern girl who thinks too often about a good Instagram post. Bottom line, sweaters are Fall.

The color mustard to me is a staple for the fall season. Once you find that perfect color, you hold onto it and wear it transversible until it falls apart alongside those thigh high boots. I was introduced to Shabby Apple, the perfect store to find timeless and classic pieces your closet shouldn’t live without. Designs inspired by vintage-style, they also focus on empowering women.

“In 2006 I co-founded Shabby Apple and used these beliefs to create a concrete business plan that would help beautify and empower women. This plan had three parts. These have become our company’s three pillars.

1. Design and sell vintage-inspired clothing. Our clothing is reminiscent of the classy clothing of the past — both in style and coverage. We say: women are beautiful and powerful when they are comfortable and polished.

2. Empower women in the workplace. We are a company that is over 90% women-owned/operated. We strive to provide flex-schedules and generous maternity leaves. We strive to help women lead in the world.

3. Help women worldwide. We connect with other women around the world by partnering with organizations that give women micro-credit loans and clean, safe living environments. We believe that with health and the right tools, women can empower themselves.”

I picked out a textured knee length mustard dress and can’t believe the quality. It is so comfortable and exactly what I was looking for during this holiday season. I love that I found a new place to shop for beautiful elegant pieces and from a company which I admire what they stand for. If you haven’t already, be sure to check them out!




Dress: Shabby Apple Ι Purse: Gucci Ι Shoes: Prada (similar) Ι Neckace: Wedding pearls


Be Kind,