****COMMENTS CLOSED. Contest over. The winner of the 90 WPM dress is Britt from Kisses of Angels. Congrats lady! To everyone else who entered, remember you can still get 15% off your entire order from shabby apple with code “mooshinindy15off” through February 1st****

Modesty is a big deal to me. For both religious reasons and personal reasons.

The personal reasons being my chubby knees.

The religious reasons being respect for myself and for the religious garment I choose to wear.

Somedays I believe it would be easier to mill about town in a habit than try to keep everything tucked in, covered and in its place. Take my trip to Florida with my sister last year:


It would have been a lot easier to wear a strapless bra and go without the undershirt. But I would have felt naked and constantly worried that something was going to pop out at a very bad moment. Of all the places to be wearing a sundress properly it’s on the beach in Florida, but I couldn’t do it. I had to be covered.

Then there was my 23rd birthday/going away dance party extravaganza. Again. Had to be covered.

While the undershirts are well and good, they’re not always the greatest option.

Which leads me to my most favorite clothing find of all.

Fancy dresses with sleeves built in.


I think I own three dresses with built in sleeves. Two of them can pass for fancy. One of them gets passed around amongst my neighbors because it may be the only fancy black modest dress in existence.

Until now.

Enter brilliant women who like clothes.

They start a clothing line called Shabby Apple.

I’ve mentioned them before, and I may never shut up about them.


And they’re pretty. OH, are they pretty.

Go ahead, look around, find your favorite. Tell me which one you love in a comment and you’ll be entered to win this one in your size:

want it? i'm giving it away!

Can you just imagine? With boots? With kicky heels? With shiny flats? I’m so in love with jewel tones I’m considering therapy.

They also have little girls’ dresses AND maternity dresses. *swoon*

Tweet this giveaway for an extra entry. 

Comments will close at 8pm EST on Monday December 22nd.

Winner will be picked by random Monday night. (Anyone anywhere in the world can enter.)

You can also get 15% off any order by entering the code “mooshinindy15off” until February 1st.

I love making you love the stuff I love.


  1. I serioulsy have to pick one. I have never seen this site before. Their stuff is GORGEOUS!! I like that Martha’s Vineyard

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  2. I think I’ve fallen in love with the Yorkshire, and I have no idea why. There is something gorgeous yet flattering about it.

    Andrea – Red KNows Hows last blog post..Weekend Winner? Yes, Please.

  3. ElizabethK. says:

    Martha’s Vineyard is the one I love the most. Shabby Apple is too cute!

  4. I twittered about the contest. My username is mamalovespapa

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  5. Ooh, love these!

    My favorite is the Buttoned-Up, though Nantucket is a close second!

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  6. I love them all! I love the blue of that dress, too. 🙂

    PS- I hope you are somewhere warmer than here. It is 3 degrees right now in Indy….brrrr!!!!

  7. I love shabby apples dress so stylish. Pick me, pick me. Oh did I say pick me. ; )

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  8. I am kinda fond of the Jackie O dress. Very classy.

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  9. I love love these dresses! Thanks for pointing me towards them. I too struggle with the modesty issue, plus I like to hide my mommy bulging areas. I couldn’t pick just one dress, so I will tell you the three I will most likely buy, A Sunday Afternoon, Antiquated, and the Nantucket.

  10. I love Elizabeth I — Seriously, it’s about the neck line on that baby. And a wrap dress? Wow.

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  11. cat’s cradle in turquoise.

    these rock. i am sending this link to my husband right now.

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  12. Wow, you’re right, they ARE great. I don’t know how you expect people to post just one favorite here in the comments! 🙂
    I like Antiquated, Polo (although the Polo would not like me!), and Storm. And of course… (or I wouldn’t be posting…) the 90 wpm!

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  13. I love love the Black Tuxedo Dress. So pretty.

  14. I loved the nine to five dress! I am always looking for cute dresses with SLEEVES! some of us…me…don’t like our chubby arms showing all the time!

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  15. Anchors Aweigh with a fabulous pair of red heels and one of my Great Grandmother’s hats…