Shabby Apple Givewaway

Dresses from Shabby Apple
I know, I know, we’re in the dregs of winter here. It ain’t too pretty out there. But we can do some spring dreaming! Indeed, I must! I’m thinking pastel colors and Easter dresses and…yes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. And twirly skirts…Oh how I adore twirly skirts!

Whirlwinds Purple Gingham Skirt from Shabby Apple

Today I’m excited to share a $50 gift card giveaway from Shabby Apple…you know, all those crazy-cute vintage-inspired dresses I’m always loving? You, yes you, could win $50 to pick out something to perk up your spring wardrobe. I’m thinking a twirly skirt, but you’d be the winner, so you’d get to decide.
But how can you say no to the twirl?

Picnic Park Dirndl Skirt from Shabby Apple

This one is a total winner… big gingham, a solid chartreuse, and a dirndl shape! This skirt can be worn with a white t-shirt, some silver sandals, and great sunnies, and you could go anywhere this summer. Paris, Rome, Florida, Texas, Austria, the Von Trapp Lodge in Vermont…you’d look stylish anywhere.

To Enter to Win:
Required Entry:  “Like” the Shabby Apple page on Facebook, and leave a comment letting me know you did so AND  letting me know which Shabby Apple item you’d use your $50 towards.
open to US entries only, sorry.

Extra Entries: 
1.) “Like” Good Girl Style on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know.
2.) Follow @fashionatalie on Twitter and leave me a comment letting me know.
3.) Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment letting me know.
Enter through Midnight CT, Monday, March 11th.

Can’t wait? Use code “goodgirlstyle10off” for 10% off ALL orders
Have fun and good luck!
PS> When you win, can I borrow that chartreuse dirndl skirt? ‘Cause that’s your favorite too, right?


Some days, you have to get up, get dressed, and go make something happen.

Or, at the very least, get a cup of coffee in a hot pink cup that really makes you smile.

And by “get dressed” I mean…borrow clothes from my mom. Let’s not discuss how much I want to “permanently borrow” this gingham shirt of hers.

I have to say, I had a really great day while wearing this outfit, and while I didn’t necessarily “go get” anything super awesome today, at least I tried. Points, right? 

Sunny with a Chance of Preppy

It was a sunny weekend! Sunny with a chance of preppy 😉 
I took that chance of preppy–not a style I do often, though I adore it. I just generally inch towards vintage-girly more so than the straight lines of preppy. 

Braided gold flats with a tiny wooden heel certainly feel preppy to me. Very nautical. 
I picked up these bright green bermuda shorts, thinking I could use them as a summer version of colored skinny jeans. Do you think colored shorts translate as well? 
The shirt is yellow gingham, but it’s hard to tell in the photos above.
I got SO many compliments on this sunny yellow nail polish. 
I’ve been wanting to try the yellow nail polish trend for a few summers now, but kept telling myself I had plenty of nail polish to use up first. But when a perfectly yellow bottle of Sally Hansen showed up in the clearance bin for $1, who was I to argue with my deep-seated inner yellow-nail-polish love? 

It lived up to my expectations and I just adore it for summer. It will definitely be a regular part of my summer nail polish rotation. 
Don’t worry, seafoam green…we’re still friends, too. In fact, I think you and sunny yellow will play nicely together, like this:
{found online…anyone know which blogger this is?}
Because aside from the fact that she’s wearing way too many accessories, those amazing polka-dot pants paired with yellow & sea foam green alternating nail polish are crazy-inspiring. 
Have a great week, my dears! You’re looking lovely this Monday morning!

Summer Looks: Country Girl Cute

Chambray, gingham, seersucker, stripes, and straw….there’s just little more adorable than a Country Girl Cute look! Toss on a gingham or seersucker swimsuit, with a picnic skirt or seersucker shorts and an oversized white tee (tuck in a corner or tie it in a knot at the bottom), some gingham sunnies, and a gingham headband or straw hat. A chambray cover-up looks great with this theme, too. Striped Toms are such a cute casual shoe & a wonderful cause (when you buy a pair, they donate a pair).
Now pack up a picnic and get outside!

Country Girl Cute

Skirt & Wellies


Goodness, I had a happy day! Did you? I sure hope so.

Give me some sunshine, a little caffeine, a circle skirt, and some wellies, and I am one HAPPY girl!

There’s just something about a dress or a skirt paired with wellies–so charming, off-handed, country-sunshine-girl don’t you think? This outfit makes me want to go pick strawberries! Alas, I think it is too early for that in New England (but it is strawberry season in Florida!).

Have a great week!

Style Secrets
Headband: Banana Republic
Sunnies: Local store
Necklace: Gift/Israel
Red earrings: Vintage
Tank (under tee): Target
Ruffle Tee: J.Crew
Circle Skirt: Thrifted
Watch: c/o IU
Wellies: Hunter, gift