May 22, 2013

Summer Style: I {HEART} Vintage Clothing
A Shabby Apple Giveaway!

"I'm a girl, and by me that's only great!
I am proud that my silhouette is curvy,
That I walk with a sweet and girlish gait
With my hips kind of swivelly and swervy...

...When I have a brand new hairdo
With my eyelashes all in curl,
I float as the clouds on air do,
I enjoy being a girl!"

~ Flower Drum Song, 1958

When it comes to fashion, I'm a nostalgist at heart. I adore retro style and vintage-inspired apparel. What are some of your favorite vintage style elements? For me, it's the polka dots, shift dresses and London mod style of the 1960s, the shirtwaist and full skirt dresses of the 1950s, and the Hollywood glam, pencil skirts, and fitted sweaters of the 1930s.

For me, these trappings of yesteryear evoke an elegance, grace and femininity that is missing in many of today's trends. I'm delighted to be hosting a giveaway from Shabby Apple, my favorite online source for beautiful clothes with a vintage flair.

Here' a peek at some of the pieces from Shabby Apple's vintage clothing line that I'd love to have in my closet:



Shabby Apple has vintage-style shoes, accessories, adorable retro aprons
and children's clothes (they have maternity wear and plus sizes too).

One lucky Rook No. 17 reader will get a $50 Shabby Apple Gift Card.  Enter below. 
Good luck! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Note:  I have not been compensated in any way for this post.  I was already a Shabby Apple customer and thought it would be nice to give my readers an opportunity to win something nice for themselves.


  1. I love just about anything that is "vintage" without being over the top! :)

  2. my granddaughter just loves the clothes of the 50's and 60's.

  3. Thank you so much for a great giveaway! I love the era of the 60's so much :)

    xo, Tanya

  4. I think I like 50's fashion the best.

  5. I like the 40's and 50's!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Fantastic giveaway; thank you! My children teach Swing Dancing every Friday; I was just shopping for vintage clothing for the dances when I gave up and came here to get the Rice and Butterflies recipe I saw posted earlier :D It's always a pleasure to see what you have for us each day.

  7. I love everything at Shabby Apple - and they remember beautiful women come in all sizes!

  8. Love love love this style! Would be awesome to get something for my own closet! =D

  9. I would have to say the 40s and 50s!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  10. I love the 40's & 50's time period

  11. I love the 40's and 50's (and the 70's!). That Gondola dress has been on my wishlist for ages. I'm so glad they brought it back!

  12. I love the fashion of the late 50s and early 60s!

  13. 1950's early 1960's. I think I could step right in to 1960 and feel totally comfortable in the fashion!

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  15. The 1950's. They're just so adorable!

  16. I so love the 20's fashion

  17. I love most of the 20th century. Mostly from the 1910's to the 90's.
    If I could only pick one though I'll go with the 30's.

  18. I would have to pick the 50s nand the 60s. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway! I absolutely Love Shabby Apple!!


  19. I'm a huge fan of French New Wave fashion from the 1960s! Jean Seberg and Anna Karina pretty much embody my dream wardrobe ;-)


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  21. I love this clothing style. So amazing summer vintage style clothing collection. This is so nice blog. Thanks for sharing.

  22. I like the late 40's through the 50's :)

    MJ Moore

  23. My favourite decade for fashion would be the 1920s and 30s. Love that Art Deco and Art Nouveau in both Art and Fashion.

  24. My favorite decade is probably the 50's - the big skirts and hair was so fun!


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