Friday, April 1, 2011

When in Rome

My Italian Vacation

So, obviously I didn't really take an Italian vacation but...
I can get an Italian vacation feeling by exploring Pinterest and shopping for 
vintage inspired women's dresses, skirts, 
accessories and many other things at Shabby Apple and so can you!
As a matter of fact, Shabby Apple has a new line of women's dresses it just debuted 
Here's the exciting part! The good people at Shabby Apple are letting me do a giveaway 
of one of their new Roamin' Holiday dresses.
I got to choose which dress I wanted to giveaway but I could not decide between two.
So whomever wins gets to pick which dress they'd prefer to own.
Isn't that nice?
Here are your choices....
Dress 1
Da Vinci
This is the perfect little knit dress for sightseeing in Rome or 
exploring the Flea Market on a Saturday morning.

Dress 2
Spanish Steps
Perfect for riding your Vespa? 
I think perfect for a spring wedding or Easter Sunday.

Shabby Apple has lots of fashion choices.
I think they have the cutest group of swimsuits I've ever seen!
Also for all readers of Mod Vintage Life, Shabby Apple is providing a discount code to apply and 
get 10% off your order. This code will be active for a month as of April 1. 
When you order from Shabby Apple just use this code - "modvintagelife10off".

Now, how do you win?
1. Be a follower of my blog. - leave me a comment telling me so.
2. Leave me a comment telling me which dress you prefer "Da Vinci" or "Spanish Steps".
3. Go to Shabby Apple's Facebook and like them (click here). 
Then come back here and leave a comment that you did so.
4. Like ModVintageLife on Facebook - see link in the right hand column. - leave a comment telling me so.
5. Blog or tweet or facebook about this giveaway and come back here and leave a comment telling me so.
That gives you five ways to win....
I'll pick a winner April 15.

Shabby Apple even carries super cute little girl dresses too. 

To shop Shabby Apple just click on the ad on my right hand column.

Happy Friday everyone!

Oops! forgot to say this giveaway is only open to people living in the US. 
Sorry...not my rule...Shabby Apple insisted.

165 comments:

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I needed this colorful vacation trip this morning~snow all over the place here! I have to say I agree that those swimsuits are adorable. I would have to get the ruffled aqua one.

Suzanna said...

I'm a follower! :)

Suzanna said...

Spanish Steps is my favorite!

Cozy Little House said...

Thanks for taking me along on your vacation! And I didn't cost you a plane ticket either. Lovely dresses they have. And the swimsuits aren't "barely there." (Which at my age, I like.)
Brenda

Deneen said...

I am a follower!

Deneen said...

I like the spanish steps

skooter8 said...

I have been a follower for ages!

skooter8 said...

I love Spanish Steps and also have a vespa!! I need to ride around wearing this dress!! :)

the gardeners cottage said...

hi nita,

ok, i'm packed - let's go!

i love the davinci dress, it looks like a perfect dress to sightsee in. also, shabby apple really empowers women all around the world so they are on my list of compassionate manufacturers of womens clothing. yay!

xo
janet

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Happy follower! Take me to Italy! Loved the photos!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Spanish Steps. I think it would be a little more forgiving on me than the knit and I'm a sucker for lace. But the knit one is cute too. Thanks for the chance to win! Going over there to check out the shop.

The enchanted home said...

Love it all..those pictures of Italy make me want to be there like RIGHT THIS MINUTE. They look like a painting, the dresses are adorable as are the swimsuits,kind of with an a old fashioned vibe to them...beautiful. Doing a great giveaway..stop by!
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

Land said...

Spanish Steps is adorable - I love it!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I "liked" Shabby Apple on FB.

Janette@the2seasons said...

I'm a follower!

Janette@the2seasons said...

The Da Vinci for me please, size 8!

Janette@the2seasons said...

I am now a friend of Shabby Apple.

Childfree Chic said...

How funny! I just did a post about Shabby Apple today, too, after buying some new shoes and thinking of dresses to go with them. I *love* their dresses.

Personally, I would go with the Spanish Steps dress: so romantic and chic! I can pictures myself in Rome in that dress, sipping a fine espresso at a sidewalk cafe.

Jennifer Zuri said...

I just liked you and Shabby Apple on Facebook. I also follow your blog. And I like the Spanish Steps dress best. It's very flirty!

Brianna said...

Da Vinci. It just seems more versatile from work to everyday. Spanish Steps is lovely but that cream skirting would last a whole 5 minutes before I ruined it.

Ana Paula Gervason said...

I love Italia!
Beautiful your blog!

Kisses,

http://www.toutlamour.blogspot.com/

Allison said...

Thanks for the Italian vacation. Gorgeous images! It's on my wish list to get there one day... I'm a follower of your blog!

Allison said...

I love the Da Vinci dress. That would be cute with little ballet flats or sandals to wear on weekends. It looks so comfy!

Allison said...

I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook.

Allison said...

I liked Mod Vintage Life on Facebook!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

oooh, spanish steps, please.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Liked you on facebook!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Liked Shabby Apple on fb

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

I follow you through gfc!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Great giveaway! I'm your follower and I prefer the Da Vinci. Take care.

Ann-Marie

mintaburst said...

Those pictures made me daydream. Love it.
GFC follower.

beyondthestarvingartist at gmail dot com

mintaburst said...

Love the Spanish Steps dress.

beyondthestarvingartist at gmail dot com

mintaburst said...

I like Shappy Apple on FB(Minta D)

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mintaburst said...

I like you on FB(Minta D)

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mintaburst said...

Tweeted:
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LDH said...

Good morning, Nita!

What a beautiful place you have here. I can see you put a lot of effort to make your blog so full of interesting and exciting things. I have enjoyed perusing several of your posts!

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your sweet comments. Nice to meet you :)

Kindly, Lorraine

Marydon said...

Magnifique! Your pictures capture it perfectly. Love the clothes lines.

Happy April PS ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

GIVEAWAY ENDS 4/5

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Why do I never find swimsuits that are even remotely that cute in stores?

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I'm a follower!!! Of course!

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I would love Da Vinci! Very comfy looking!

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I like them on FB

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I like you on FB

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Can you tell I really want a dress?

Everlasting Blooms said...

Hello! I just stumbled upon your blog..I think I will be your next follower :)

I went to Italy 2 summers ago and it is as lovely as the pictures you see! ahh! I highly recommend going there for a visit! I LOVED it!

And as for those dresses..SO cute! I love the "spanish steps" one for sure! :)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I really love the Spanish Steps dress.

Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I am a follower.

Danielle

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a follower...and you've been on my blog favorites list for a long time! I love your blog! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like Spanish steps..it's adorable! ♥

C Pohl said...

great pictures, thanks
c

Teresa said...

Of course I am a follower =) It's always fun here.
I like the da Vinci dress =)
What a sweet giveaway...love shabby apple.

yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

I love the Spanish Steps outfit. Magnificent!

yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

I follow your blog.

Diane Writes said...

I love the Da Vinci! Please count me in :)I followed you and Shabby Apple on Facebook. I am Diane F.

~Shelle said...

Da Vinci is my favorite of the dresses shown... would be so easy to pack... would also be free of wrinkles when you get to the desired destination! :D

~Shelle said...

I follow you through Google Reader! :D

Loribeth said...

I'm a follower!

Loribeth said...

I just liked Shabby Apple on Facebook!

Loribeth said...

I liked Mod Vintage Life on Facebook!
Love your blog!

Loribeth said...

Spanish Steps is my favorite! It's so retro!!!

Etcetorize said...

I'm already a follower~

Etcetorize said...

I have no idea where I'd wear it but I love the Spanish Steps dress. Soooooo pretty!

Etcetorize said...

PS....I love the shots of Italy. Very inspirational~

Camille Farias said...

I'm a follower!

Camille Farias said...

I added Shabby Apple on Facebook.

Camille Farias said...

Spanish Steps is my favorite, but either one would be great! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Jennifer Zuri said...

I'm a follower!

Jennifer Zuri said...

I "liked" Shabby Apple on Facebook.

Jennifer Zuri said...

I "liked" Mod Vintage Life on Facebook.

Jennifer Zuri said...

I like the Spanish Steps dress.

Jennifer Zuri said...

I just posted a comment on Facebook about the dress giveaway with a link to this page. There ... I think I've done all 5 now. :)

TeamMcDonough said...

I follow your blog :)

TeamMcDonough said...

I like the Da Vinci dress

TeamMcDonough said...

I "like" Mod Vintage Life on FB :)

TeamMcDonough said...

I "like" Shabby Apple on FB :)

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

I love the Spanish Steps!!!!

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

I follow your blog :D

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

I liked you on facebook!

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook!

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

I posted an update on facebook about Shabby Apple!

Jenny Hillman said...

I'm a follower!! :)

Jenny Hillman said...

I'd love Spanish Steps!! Gorgeous! :)

VintageWhimsy said...

Oh my my my! I think I've found my newest source for clothing inspiration. THANK YOU for showing this to us!! :) I can imagine going for a stroll by the harbor in the Da Vinci dress -- so easy, breezy, and comfy.

I'm certainly a follower of yours. :)

VintageWhimsy said...

I just "Liked" Shabby Apple on Facebook. I bet tons of my buddies will like them too. :)

VintageWhimsy said...

Liked you on Facebook too!! :)

VintageWhimsy said...

I think I combined steps one and two. So here's number two. I love the Da Vinci! As an art teacher, I feel a dress named after one of the masters is essential to my wardrobe. :)

VintageWhimsy said...

I also blogged about your giveaway.

Thanks again for introducing us to such cuteness.

Have a great day!

Lisa
http://chicmagnifique.blogspot.com

Madame Meg said...

Oh, I LOVE their stuff!! So cute! I follow you already.
: ) Meg

Madame Meg said...

And the Spanish Steps dress is for me all the way- so lady-like!
: ) Meg

Madame Meg said...

And for three, I liked them on Facebook! Yay!
: ) Meg

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I am a follower of yours and happy to be so.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I am Likin' you also.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I so want to win Spanish Steps. Thank You!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I am now Likin' Shabby Apple too.

Jess said...

Oh the Spanish Steps! I was lucky enough to take my daughter to Rome and the Amalfi Coast for her graduation trip. And it was just beautiful! Can't wait to go back.

And just a coincidence, but April 15 is my birthday! hint hint

Have a great day! And I love your pics!

glamoursmith said...

Love the Da Vinci. I love the simple, but elegant style.

Angeline said...

I'm a follower! Both dresses are great - I'd choose the "Spanish Steps" - thank you for the giveaway opp!

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Ummmm, these pictures make me wanna get on a plane! DIVINE!!! I needed that this morning. :)
I'm a follower.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I have been on Shabby Apple's FB page for a while....

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Spanish steps ALL THE WAY. I've been coveting Shabby Apple's stuff for a few months...

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I added the giveaway to the top of my blog.

Red Gate Farm said...

I'm a follower!

~Chris

Red Gate Farm said...

And I'm a DaVinci lover :)

~Chris

Red Gate Farm said...

And of course, I already "liked" Shabby Apple on facebook.

~Chris

Marilyn said...

I 'liked' you on FB, I 'liked' Shabby Apple on FB, I 'follow' your blog, and i like the da vinci dress best because i already ordered the other one and therefore don't want to win it! ta da!

Mrs. S said...

I am now a follower of your blog!
davidandkeslie(at)gmail(dot)com
~Keslie

Mrs. S said...

I prefer "Spanish Steps"! I love the detail on the skirt, much more attractive to me than the other dress which seems more drab.
davidandkeslie(at)gmail(dot)com
~Keslie

Mrs. S said...

I "liked" Shabby Apple on Face Book!
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~Keslie

Mrs. S said...

I "liked" Mod Vintage on Face Book also!
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~Keslie

jricepo said...

Spanish Steps is special as is Italy!

Ashley said...

I am of course a follower of your fabulous blog Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Oh, how I yearn for the "Spanish Steps" dress....beyond gorgeous and super feminine Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

I would pick the DaVinci dress, it looks so comfy and cute. :).
-Megan
Dalenandmegan at hotmail dot com

3 bOys and a giRL said...

I'm a new follower!

3 bOys and a giRL said...

I would LoVE to win the DaVinci dress! Getting ready to have my 3rd (baby), I'm thinking it looks a little more forgiving (& stretchy) with the cute pocket in front.

elchill1976@msn.com

Thanks so much! Love Shabby Apple!!

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower of your blog! I love your ideas!!
lizmcneil@inbox.com

Anonymous said...

Loooove the Spanish Style dress!
lizmcneil@inbox.com

Anonymous said...

"liked" Shabby Apple on FB
lizmcneil@inbox.com

Anonymous said...

"liked" your blog on fb as well!! :)
lizmcneil@inbox.com

The DIY Show Off said...

I'm a follower and BIG fan! :)
Gorgeous Italy pictures! Tell Newman that's where you want to "get out to"! haha

:)Roeshel

The DIY Show Off said...

I love both dresses but I think I actually like the Da Vinci more. You had me at flea market. lol! ;)

Roeshel

sarah said...

gfc following (stigay)

stigay at aol.com

sarah said...

i love them both but would probably choose da vinci - i actually love the spanish steps more but am not sure how it would look on my body type so I maybe would go for the da vinci

sarah said...

i like shabby apple on facebook (sarah hirsch)

stigay at aol.com

Maminka Girl - Loribeth said...

the Spanish Steps dress is wonderful. I love the retro bathing suits too!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Spanish Steps, please, please, please!! LOL! The photos of Italy are to die for!! I have been a follower for awhile. Thanks, Nita!!

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

I'm your newest follower! I adore your blog...and your dining room is out of this world!!!!

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! Oh geez...I adore both of those dresses...but I think I would get more use out of the Da Vinci...;)

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

I "like" Shabby Apple on FB!

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

I "like" ModVintageLife on FB!

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

Just tweeted! via @mwmassey

Lauren said...

I'm a follower of your blog! I your house and I'm so glad you posted it!

Lauren said...

Oh, and I love both dresses but I think the first one would suit my style more.

Anonymous said...

would love the Da Vinci dress!

no blog~bue e~mail me if I win!!

tjmarquis@fairpoint.net

tracey

Abby said...

I'm a follower.....I adore Shabby Apple...Thank you for the giveaway. Oh and found you thru MMS Feature Friday and I heart your dining room.

Abby said...

I would choose the Spanish Steps dress. It would be perfect for easter.

Hannah said...

I like Shabby Apple on fb!

Hannah said...

Just found your blog through the Parade of Homes and now I'm a follower!

Hannah said...

Spanish Steps is my pick, loving the floral detail on the skirt - perfect to spin in circles in!

Hannah said...

Also liked you on FB.... here's hoping I can wear this dress to a nice Italian restaurant (until I can afford a flight to a REAL Italian restaurant)

Dropped Stitch Knitter said...

I'm a follower!

Dropped Stitch Knitter said...

I LOVE the spanish steps dress!

Dropped Stitch Knitter said...

I'm a follower on FB

Ruri said...

I'm following you via GFC!

ruricloth at yahoo dot com

Ruri said...

I love the Spanish Steps dress!

ruricloth at yahoo dot com

Ruri said...

I like Shabby Apple on FB (Lui Bright)!

ruricloth at yahoo dot com

Ruri said...

I like you on FB (Lui Bright)!

ruricloth at yahoo dot com

NanE said...

I'm a loyal follower! :)

NanE said...

I love Da Vinci! I don't know how it would look on my wide load behind, but it sure looks comfy!

Nina Crittenden said...

Just found your blog- so chic, I love it!!!
Followed your blog, liked Shabby Apple and ModVintage Life on fb, and Spanish Steps is my fave dress!!! What a fun giveaway!!!
Best, Nina

Nina Crittenden said...

Sorry I messed the comments up!
My previous comment is for following your blog.
This comment is for liking Shabby Apple on FB :)

Nina Crittenden said...

And this comment is for liking ModVintage Life on fb!

Nina Crittenden said...

Oh, and this comment is for the Spanish Steps dress- I love it! :)

Kara said...

I'm a follower. I love your blog!

Kara said...

I love the Spanish Steps dress! So pretty.

robyn from whimages said...

I ADORE Spanish Steps!

Brianne said...

I love the colors of the "vacation" your post has taken me on. Great blog! I have taken 4 steps to win: 1. I became a follower of your blog. 2. I would like to win the Da Vinci dress. 3. I went to Shabby Apples Facebook and "liked" them. 4. I went to ModVintage Life on Facebook and "liked" you. I wish me luck! I'm glad I found you, anyway.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Wow! You had me going about the vacation for a second. Beautiful dresses. Of coarse I am follower! And I would have to choose the Da Vinci, it is more me, I am not the dressiest person you will meet.

Kellie said...

I love the casualness of the Da Vinci, but I would look better in the Spanish Steps. Besides. Its so girly. :-)
I subscribe!

Nature Explorers Family Adventure Club said...

Spanish steps, but oh my goodness, that blue swim suit!

Sand said...

Love the Spanish Steps dress

Serena said...

I LOVE the DaVinci dress!

Serena
www.ThriftDiving.com

Serena said...

I'm following your blog!

Serena
www.ThriftDiving.com

Serena said...

I liked Shabby Apple!

Serena
www.ThriftDiving.com

Serena said...

I liked you on FB!

Serena
www.ThriftDiving.com

Serena said...

HA!!! Looks like I'm a year late, eh? Damn, just noticed! LOL

 
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