May 17, 2013
I'm excited to offer readers of Consume or Consumed the chance to win a $75 gift certificate to Shabby Apple! As you probably already know, Shabby Apple is an online boutique that specializes in vintage-inspired and retro dresses. You can click here to see their cute selection!
The bulk of their offerings are women's clothing, shoes and accessories. They include extended sizes in many of their styles. And they have a "maternity and kids" section called "Mama Apple" that stocks many cute things for baby, toddler, and little girls, new mamas, and mamas-to-be!
One of my favorite maternity looks came from Shabby Apple! Sadly the dress is no longer available. But if you win, you can treat yourself to something from their current stock! Wedding season is around the corner so I'm sure many people will be in need of dresses.
If you can't wait to shop, you can use this coupon code to take 10% off you order of any of their fan favorites: fanfavorites10off
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May 16, 2013
Both seemed to run large and the drawstring waist is forgiving. It has pockets and is unlined. The fabric is soft but it seemed a little flimsy. One might want to layer a slip underneath, especially when it is too warm to wear tights. I like the fit of the 10 better, particularly across the bust. I was worried about pulling in the 8. While breastfeeding, I am reluctant to safety pin the space between buttons because the entire point of wearing button front garments is to maintain accessibility for Emilia. So I would rather have something fit without pins across the bust and be bigger elsewhere than have to pin.
I thought I liked the first dress more in terms of color/print but now that I see it in photos, I think the lack of striping pattern is nicer on me. I ultimately passed on this dress but now that it is on sale I am again considering it. I like how lightweight it is which will be comfortable in the dead of summer. And I like the longer sleeves.
I'm curious also about whether it holds up to machine washes. Anyone have this one? Care to share?
May 14, 2013
Suddenly, it is coats, tights, and buntings weather around these parts. So I am layered up in a DVF, as suggested smartly by Sarah of That Damn Green Dress who reminded me that wrap dresses are about as nursing-friendly as they come. My Rumina full-coverage tank is layered underneath to provide support and modesty in a nursing-friendly package, as this wrap cuts a bit lower than I am comfortable wearing. I have a dinner later this evening with Chris and his coworkers so I figured I should look professional. Emilia is going to meet everyone so I'm dressed to be ready to soothe her too.
Commenter, Eva was the lucky winner of the Rumina giveaway but if you want to try one of their tanks for yourself, you can do so with a 15% discount by using coupon code: CCReview (valid until May 20th, 2013)! In addition to the 15% off, you will get free USPS priority shipping! It's a great reason to treat yourself since it was just Mother's Day.
You can read my review of Rumina tanks, here. Thank you again to Rumina for hosting the giveaway and providing the exclusive coupon for readers of Consume or Consumed!
DVF dress (old)
Rumina Hands Free Pump and Nurse Tank in Full Coverage (c/o)