...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

So, you all know I’m prego, right? Yeah, that’s old news. What’s new though are all the recent comments and emails I get from readers asking me to address certain elements of my fashion style: shoes, bags, clothing, etc. Who knew?! House*Tweaking certainly isn’t the first place you come to for fashion advice nor should it be. But with all the questions regarding my wardrobe and such, I thought it would be fun to put together some posts dedicated to fashion…more specifically maternity fashion…since that’s where I’m at in my life right now.

I know that topic is waaaay off base from where H*T usually sits but Handy Hubby is in and out of town over the next several weeks on business, so progress at the Underdog will be minimal. That leaves me with a window of opportunity to discuss non-decor related topics that I get questioned about frequently.

Next week will be chock full of affordable and easy ideas for dressing a baby bump. If you aren’t prego nor have any desire to be prego {read: ‘if you’re a man’ cough, cough}, feel free to tune out and spread the H*T maternity fashion week word onto your fellow female family and friends. If you are prego, will become prego, know someone who is prego or just think prego bellies are cute then you may just find next week’s info entertaining. If anything, you’ll get to see up-to-date pics of my ever expanding baby bump and lady lumps…maybe with a post or two of Underdog updates thrown in for good measure.

To kick things off, Shabby Apple has graciously offered to sponsor a fashion-related giveaway! And you don’t even have to be preggers to enter or win.

If you haven’t heard by now, Shabby Apple is an online boutique that sells women’s dresses, girls’ dresses, maternity dresses and many other women’s apparel and accessories.

I can’t get enough of the vintage-gone-modern look! If I had a few extra bucks, I would totally rock this Mama Apple maternity dress

Are you famished for fashion yet? Good. It’s not just me and my voracious eating-for-two appetite. Here’s how you can enter to win the Andes patterned high waist skirt – which I think would look fabulous on any body type dressed up or dressed down.

  • PRIZE:  one Shabby Apple Andes skirt valued at $44. Sorry, the model’s body and cascading waves are NOT included with the skirt. Bummer, I know. No returns or exchanges will be given for the winning skirt so please order according to the sizing chart! But wait…there’s more! Even if you don’t win, you can still score 10% off your next Shabby Apple purchase by using the coupon code HOUSETWEAKING10OFF.
  • RULES:  You must be at least 18 years old and have a U.S. shipping address to enter. One entry per email address. Yes, guys, you can enter to win this great skirt for the woman in your life…and just in time for Christmas!!
  • HOW TO ENTER:  Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “NOT TOO SHABBY!”
  • DEADLINE:  Enter before Thursday, December 8th at 9:00 p.m. EST. One lucky winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced on Friday, December 9th.
  • WHILE YOU’RE AT IT:  What item of clothing, fashion accessory, footwear or piece of jewelry are you presently hunting for or lusting over? I’ll go first. I’m on the hunt for a comfy yet stylish pair of everyday casual sneakers. Nothing expensive. Nothing too loud. Nothing with a thick, bulky rubber sole. Nothing white. Nothing uncomfortable. Nothing orthopedic. Really, is that too much to ask?

Don’t forget to ‘like’ Shabby Apple on Facebook to receive special promotions and discounts!

images:  1) Dana Miller for House*Tweaking  2) Shabby Apple  3&4) collages by Dana Miller using Shabby Apple images  5&6) Shabby Apple

292 Comments

02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! What a pretty skirt! And you are a darling prego!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY !!!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!

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02.December.2011

“NOT TOO SHABBY!”
i’m wishing dansko would make a cute peep-toe bootie.
hey, a girl can dream.

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!!! I am looking for both a great key necklace and a hand-stamped necklace with my son’s name on it! :)

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!
Im actually looking for a really pretty skirt!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! I am wishing for some fun dressy shoes for my winter dresses!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!

I’m looking for the perfect pair of tan heels. Strappy, yet not too strappy :)

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02.December.2011

Not too Shabby! :)

I’m preggy now, i had no idea they had a maternity line!!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!!

Looking for the perfect black cute comfy pair of shoes. They need to be lightweight for traveling cute enough to wear with black pants or jeans!!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!

I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair of shoes to accompany my shimmer and sparkle nye dress.

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02.December.2011

not too shabby! I really need some good jewelry… a black necklace especially! I look forward to seeing all your cute prego pics!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!

I need a boot whisperer in my life. I cannot find the right pair…(or maybe I’m just picky?)…for the life of me!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!
I’m on the hunt for a cream cable knit sweater …kinda loose and chunky, I have in my mind exactly what it looks like .

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!!! I’m craving a pair of skinny jeans that fit my flat behind!

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NOT TOO SHABBY!
Fun! What cute clothes!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!
I need boots that comfortably fit my ginormous calves!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! fingers crossed!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! Just like niksoap, boots that fit my huge calves would be great. They’re out there, but larger calves certainly don’t have the selection a slender calve does and it’s tough finding anything cute!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!!! I’m glad they picked out a skirt to giveaway, I’d be stuck choosing, everything is sooo cute!!! ;)

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!
i’m on the hunt for all things feminine and retro, especially dresses and kitten heels

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NOT TOO SHABBY!! Love their dresses!!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! I love everything!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! I’m on the hunt for some cute lace up ankle boots with a small heel and a victorian/brogue feel. I’ve seen some out there but not in my price range…

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! I am looking for any kind of shirts to wear with two really pretty wool skirts I have had for two years, but I don’t know how or with what to wear them :( Dana, my every day sneakers are ‘Roos (Kangaroos). They are usually around $45 and come in lots of different color combos. The pair I have been wearing the last two years are aqua and grey.

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! I’m dying for a good pair of black riding boots!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!!

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02.December.2011

Not Too SHABY!

I am on the hunt for a modern, clean cut and flattering winter coat. Everything I have seems to be shapeless and blah. But I guess the fun is in the thrill of the hunt!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby! I am on the hunt for a perfect black belt to cinch around sweaters or dresses. Oh a a pair of not SO expensive slippers. Thanks for the giveaway – you should totally rock that mama dress!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY at all!! Love some of Shabby’s things! I am hankering for a casual shoe – for work – something that would go with jeans and with cords and possibly a skirt. It must be flat and cute and practical and long lasting! A fun color, maybe? Thanks for a chance at this one!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby! I agree with you about the shoes! Let us know if you find any.

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!

ps – I am looking for the exact same pair of sneaks! I have had Chucks and Simples, but I thought there might be other options. I do like these http://www.clarksusa.com/eng/product/cosign/36563 from Clarks but they won’t work for me in the winter.

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!

I’m on the hunt for a pair of tall riding type boots that wont break the bank!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!

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02.December.2011

Not too Shabby! I’m looking for some grey suede boots!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! I’m on the hunt for a pair of shoes for work. Not high heels because those don’t do well on ice. No open toe because it’s cold! I just want something versatile and inexpensive.

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02.December.2011

No too shabby! I love that skirt.

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby! I’ve been on the hunt for a watch or YEARS. I think this Christmas might be the year I finally find something.

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! I think I have found my new favorite go-to for online shopping!

I’m searching for a pair of gray boots that’ll hold up in Ohio winters. No heels and knee-high. Why is it so hard to find an affordable and cute option?

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!

I’m on a search for black riding boots. I don’t want anything too motorcycle, and I have scrawny calves, so none of them fit!

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02.December.2011

“NOT TOO SHABBY!”

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY!
I am preggo too! So right now I am hunting for a maternity skirt that’s not too short, not too long, not to panel-y…

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02.December.2011

“NOT TOO SHABBY!”

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02.December.2011

Not too shabby!!
I’m looking for a casual blazer that fits and flatters!

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02.December.2011

NOT TOO SHABBY! I am currently on the hunt for some gray boots.

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02.December.2011

I’m excited for next week! We’re about 15 weeks over here and I have found the belly be band at Target super helpful as far as staying in regular clothes for the first trimester. Won’t last much longer though, so next week’s post are going to be super helpful. Hooray!

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