Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Saturday

“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.”

--Edgar Allan Poe

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Things From Around the Web

One of the cutest proposals ever.

It's so nice to know that even people in the Civil War had a sense of humor.

What a powerful image.

The coolest iphone charger ever?

The birds of Angry Birds, defined. It's pretty accurate.

How disappointed are you that you woke up today?

What a fun doodle cake!

I am so excited that Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Notes has been made into a book. It's one of my favorite bits he does.

This blog answers the age old question: your house is on fire, what do you grab?

These pictures are oh so lovely.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Saturday

"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."

--Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ain't No Easy Way Out


Shirt: Marshall's Jacket: Gap Jeans: Kohl's Shoes: Ross

This is one of those outfits where photographing it doesn't do justice to how good it made you feel. Ya know?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

From Runway to Hallway: Daryl K Resort 2011









This Daryl K Resort 2011 collection is not your typical resort collection. When I think of "resort collection" I think of bright colors, flowy maxi dresses and bathing suits-- but not here. This collection is full of black, white, and green basic pieces like mini skirts and leggings. Not the first articles of clothing that comes to mind when you hear "resort", but then I thought... well, I suppose that depends on what you consider a "resort." Resort doesn't necessarily mean a tropical beach paradise, and not everyone has bright neon and pastel colored clothing within their wardrobe, so this is actually an extremely practical collection with pieces that most people already have in their closet, so you can look fresh and stylish for vacation without having to buy a whole bunch of new pieces. I definitely got some outfit ideas out of this bunch!

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New Soul

Top: Anthropologie Jeans: Goodwill Sandals: Victoria's Secret

I just want to give a shout out to the person that gave these pants up to the Goodwill. They have a good home now with an owner that loves them very, very much. You need not worry.

The jeans are new (to me), but here are some outfits you've seen the shirt and sandals:

Just Another Wednesday White Pants

Happy Saturday!

Some nice thoughts for the weekend.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Win a dress from Shabby Apple!

Spring is in full swing and my wander-lusting fantasies are in overdrive; outdoor cafes, vespa rides, eating gelato while trying to escape my princess-related duties. Okay, it's possible I might be describing Roman Holiday, but I could also be describing what you should be doing while wearing this gorgeous cream flowered applique dress from It's part of their new Roamin' Holiday collection, that has countless other gorgeous women's dresses like this little yellow scalloped dress and this green and navy-striped Gondola dress. (Are you kidding? Can I live in this please?)

So all fantasies aside: one lucky winner is going to get the Spanish Steps dress pictured above to wear on all your Italian escapades! Just leave a comment with your email in the comments below before Friday May 20th to be entered!

And ALL of you can take advantage of 10% off your purchase when you use the code "shabbyquaintrelle10off" at checkout. You can also "like" Shabby Apple on Facebook to get other special promotions and discounts!

ciao, bellas! In bocca al lupo!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Skin Cancer: My Story


Since taking a little more of a personal turn on my blog, and May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, I felt it the perfect opportunity to share my experience with skin cancer.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Things From Around the Web

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, then and now.

President Obama (as a pirate) with his mother. Too stinkin' cute.

Ain't this the truth?

Amazing makeup from the Met Gala

I thought this was so sweet.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there, mine especially. Thank you for everything you've done and everything you do. I don't know what I'd do without you. Love you. xo Emily

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Vintage Beauty

That nail polish is almost exactly like the "minted" one I've been obsessing over.

Runway Magazine via

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shake Your Love

Tank: Kohl's Skirt: H&M Sandals:Urban Outfitters

This shirt is a new addition, but other outfits you've seen the skirt and sandals:

Polka dots and flowers green, hearts and ham

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Guest Post: Five Fashion Highlights

Five Fashion Highlights in 2011

Spring is the perfect time to perk up your wardrobe with some great runway-inspired clothing and accessories. These great looks will go from the office to dinner and a night out with the girls. From head to toe, 2011 fashion trends are an eclectic mix of feminine, funky, and retro.


Ruffles are a charming and feminine feature of this spring's lineup. In shirts, skirts, dresses and socks, these playful pieces are loaded with girlish fun and frivolity. Wherever it appears, this childhood favorite is growing up in 2011.


Ruffle Tank by Michael Kors // Ruffle Skrt by Michael Kors

Trench coats and Trench dresses

Serious, functional and sexy, the trench coat is back. With clean lines, wide lapels, and belted just so, trench coats are everywhere this season. Whether it is khaki, white or black, this new twist on an old favorite has a place in every closet.

For those who don't want to leave the trench coat at the door, this year's trench dress is the answer. Double breasted and accented with a sash or bow, this just might be your new power suit.

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White Trenchoat by Derek Lam // Trenchdress by DKNY

Flare Jeans

Fashion from the 70's is back again with flare jeans leading the way. This year's look is long and lean, featuring high wastes and wide bottoms. Topped with a cute sweater, your favorite tee or a casual cami, flare jeans are a fashionable departure from the flood of skinny jeans of the last few years. Give this fun and funky throwback a place in your summer wardrobe.


Flare Jeans by AG

Wedge Shoes

Kick off the winter boots and pump up your look this season with wedge shoes. Tall and strappy, these aren't your mother's platforms. Found in a variety of colors, materials and styles, wedge shoes can be dressed up or down and look great with everything from jeans to minis.

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Wedge by Rocket dog // Wedge by Matiko

Pretty Prints

Because sometimes you just want to feel pretty in a simple and understated way, feminine printed dresses are back. Florals and patterns in a rainbow of colors and styles means that there is something out there for everyone this year. Find the cut that flatters and the pattern that appeals and you will have the perfect dress for any occasion.

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Print Dress by Rebecca Taylor // Print Dress by Philosophy di Alberta Feretti

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