Tuesday, July 3, 2012

new loves and old friends and a shabby apple giveaway!

old friends
dress~ vintage, bridesmaid gift from little sister, kristin
belt~ vintage, flea market
sunglasses~ vintage, thrifted
new loves
shoes~ Bamboo, eBay
headband~ F21

the minnesotan in me is about to come out...i am about to complain about the weather. annoying, i know. we minnesotans like to complain when it is too cold and we like to complain when it's too hot. and we definitely get the best worst of both worlds in this state (but i still really love living here). and right now it is just too dang hot, which isn't fun for anyone...but as a big ol' pregnant lady it feels so much worse! luckily, we have air conditioning, but i don't like to keep the kid inside all day so i have had to endure the heat quite a bit. the key to survival has been lots of water and loose, lightweight dresses. and this one is perfect! so, thank you so much, little sister, for giving me this dress! i have always loved it, but i have especially appreciated it this week!

speaking of amazing dresses, we have a super awesome giveaway for you today! Shabby Apple wants to give one of our lucky readers a $50 gift card to choose anything they want from their fabulous online boutique! all you have to do to enter is like Shabby Apple on Facebook and then visit Shabby Apple and leave us a comment letting us know which dress or item is your favorite! that's it! easy as pie! 

good luck! we will announce the winner on friday!

i hope you all have an amazing tuesday!

xoxo, nora bird


  1. aww thats cute lovely pattern of outfit

  2. I love the One for My Baby dress. It has everything I love: polka dots, a collar and a cute color! I like them on facebook. crossing my fingers!

  3. I've been eyeing the El Capitan dress for awhile now.
    Penniless Socialite

  4. Oh my goodness - why did I not get any cute dresses as bridesmaid gifts in the many weddings I've been in? That's so fun!

    I love the Hyannisport skirt - super cute and stripey.:)

  5. I love all their dresses. But, I especially love that beautiful yellow dress Twin Palms!!!!

  6. this dress is amazing on you. it's the perfect dress for summer and with your baby bump - i'm going to have to just visit your blog and copycat every outfit when i get pregnant. never take this down or else i won't know how to dress myself when time comes. you inspire me so much.

    i like shabby apple on facebook (thru OF Corgis & Cocktails) and my fave dress is the champs elyseess dress!

    <3 katherine

  7. great dress nora bird! i complain about the weather when it's too hot or too cold as well.

    i like shabby apple on facebook, & my fave thing is the jayden leopard print peep toe wedges. :)

  8. Lovely dress! I'm thinking of you in this heat, I have had other pregnant friends who have said the summers can get miserable.

    I like Shabby Apple on FB, right now I'm in love with the Blue Eyes dress. Polka dots = love!

  9. Um those blue glasses, I LOVE them!!! If they go up for sale in your shop please let me know! Also you look smashing, you rock that dress!

  10. That dress is SO pretty! Hope it cools down for you soon :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  11. It is too freakin hot here too! You look adorable in the floral print :)

    I like Shabby Apple on FB and I love the Serenade dress!

    The Tiny Heart

  12. You look so amazing in this dress! Love it on you girl.
    I think you have every right to complain about the heat, or cold, or whatever!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

  13. I hope I look half as good as you do when ever I get prego!! You look amazing!

    Liked the Shabby Apple on FB, love the elizabeth Islands Dress!

  14. You look SO stunning in that dress! And I know what you mean, it has been far too hot! Then I've been thinking about how fast summer has been going and it is going to be TOO cold soon. Haha, its okay, if other people lived in Minnesota they would understand ;)

    Amazing giveaway! I like Shabby Apple on Facebook (Rachel Trampel) and I would love to own the PONT NEUF dress: http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-618-pont-neuf.aspx

    Have an amazing 4th of July!


  15. You look amazing!

    I liked Shabby Apple on FB and I love the Overboard dress!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  16. What a pretty dress! I know what you mean. We have been uncharacteristically hoooooot here in Colorado too. Luckily for us though, it is a dry heat so we don't have any humidity.

  17. Also I liked SA on FB and my fave dress is the Cockeyed Optimist.

  18. That dress is so cool! Love it!

  19. That dress is too cute on you!! I'm a Shabby Apple FB fan and my favorite thing of theirs right now is the red Race Point skirt!

  20. I love the el capitan! I do like shabby apple on FB.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  21. Love the vintage dress!

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook (Shelley Gajus)

    My favorite Shabby Apple item is the Trade Winds dress.
    shelleygajus (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. I like Shabby Apple...

    And I always go for shoes, this time I'm loving the Dreamer Boots!!

  23. Stay cool!! It has been unbearably hot in Illinois as well :-/ At least you have that adorable dress to help.

    Also -

    Liked Shabby Apple on Fbook and my favorite item is the "one for my baby" dress :]

  24. Nora you look so south pacific...love this entire outfit head to toe. Hang in there girl, it must be tough. I'm at the dentist getting drilled...ugh! I had him laughing when I told him about my boob reduction. Have a great day! Dawn xo

  25. I love the One For My Baby dress & I liked Shabby Apple on FB.


  26. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and I love the look of the Study Break dress!

    dandygiveaway at gmail dot com

  27. I like them on fb and I love the Blue Eyes dress.
    geminicalli at yahoo dot com

  28. Minnesotans sound British!!!! You look charming in my favourite colour! Love the shades and also the cute headband!

  29. You look amazing, that dress is fantastic - I really want to go vintage shipping now :)

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

  30. Your dress is gorgeous, it's the loveliest print! What a fabulous find. In England we love to complain about the weather too, although I'm sure it never gets as hot or as cold as where you are! xxx

  31. You are officially the cutest pregnant woman ever!

  32. I cannot imagine being pregnant in the summer. How much longer?

  33. This is what I call a "happy dress". The colors just make me smile :)

  34. I have participated in most of their recent giveaways, and I keep saying the Alice dress! At least they know that I REALLY like it! Haha

  35. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and would LOVE to get the I'm Late! I'm Late! dress and the Bobby pins.


  36. Love these bright colours on you! You look super

  37. Liked on FB. Love love love the One For My Baby Dress. :)

  38. Beautiful!


  39. I love this dress and the sunglasses are divine! This whole outfit is so matchy-matchy. So very summer! :)


  40. i've liked SA on FB for a while... love their admiral dress right now!

  41. like SA fb Julie A Scott Laws
    like the bacaami dress

  42. So hard to pick a favorite. Right now I'm really into yellow and dresses I can wear to work without a cardigan, so I'd say the Twin Palms dress is my favorite!

  43. I like them on FB - crave to save

    My favorite dress is called beauty mark! http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-248-beauty-mark.aspx
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  44. The Hearts of Me dress!

    <3 Cambria

  45. I like Shabby Apple on fb and love the Alice dress.
    Thanks! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  46. I like them on fb and I love the gold bangle set.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  47. i liked them on fb, i loved the bernini dress

    vanillakaren (at) gmail.com