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Finding Your Constant During Seasonal Blues (SAD)

Rachel Dahl A La Modest Fashion Blog Blogger winter snow modesty pencil skirt plaid knee, collar, beret, french, school girl asian filipina  checkered preppy christmas

Winter is a time when many of us are feeling sad and lonely, regardless of circumstance. I find myself feeling most vulnerable on winter nights—the combination of cold weather and early darkness just tears me down. I am mostly introverted, but when the sun goes down, I am often needing and wanting company.

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Shabby Apple’s Tartans and Tweeds + GIVEAWAY

Shabby Apple Tartans Tweeds
The Shetland Shabby Apple Tartans Tweeds

Queensferry Blouse | Cora Skirt Shabby Apple Tartans Tweeds

Maggie

Ceud mìle fàilte! That means one hundred thousand welcomes in Gaelic/Scottish. Shabby Apple just introduced its new Fall 2013 collection called Tartans and Tweeds. I say, I’m really loving this new collection. I have above some of my most favorite. I like the above outfits the most, because they’d look good alone even without elaborating with accessories and hair, don’t you think? Some dresses need something to compliment it with, but you don’t have to with these. The faux fur, the tweed, the tartan are more than enough to wow you! Check out some more of Shabby Apple’s vintage clothing.

Did you know that the word tartan just means plaid in North America, but in Scottland, plaid means a piece of tartan cloth hung over the shoulder or just a plain bed sheet?  I really like learning about differences in culture, time, and culture through time. Tweed is a material that used to be worn only by the upper class, and now we can enjoy it no matter what stature. Oh, bless equality!

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GIVEAWAY

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Shabby Apple is giving away a dress of YOUR choice (not from this collection).  Ends 10/13! I will contact the winner for their dress choice.

All you have to do is to add Shabby Apple on Facebook & Instragram AND leave comments throughout this blog and/or A LA MODEST’s Instagram. No need to submit the URLs. Just comment on this post your name and e-mail and confirm that you’ve followed Shabby Apple. This contest IS NOT random, so make sure you leave as many comments as you can throughout the giveaway!

You can comment:

1. On any non-giveaway post on Alamodest.com with the name and e-mail you used to enter the contest.

2. On any fairly recent photo on A LA MODEST’s Instagram

3. Check out my latest sponsor Christine Lingerie and tell me in a comment what you like best from their page.

GOOD LUCK, SWEETIES!

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CONGRATS TO THE WINNER!
Mafalda C. – 30 comments

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