The perfect travel dress (and a Shabby Apple giveaway!)

The perfect travel dress (and a Shabby Apple giveaway!)

I fully believe in the power of a good travel dress. A good travel dress can be dressed up or dressed down, can go effortlessly from day to night, will work with practically any shoes or accessories and doesn’t wrinkle or show much wear. It’s a whole outfit in itself, which is key no matter how much room you have in your luggage.

Christine Amorose in Shabby Apple Polly Hill dress in Central Park

Dresses are also a great way to not look like a backpacker while living out of a backpack. So when Shabby Apple contacted me about trying out one of their casual dresses, I was immediately on the hunt for one that would be a good addition to my super limited travel wardrobe–regardless of my current closet set-up in the city.

The Shabby Apple Polly Hill dress totally fit the bill: brightly colored, flattering wrap style, easy to roll up without taking up much space, in a material that doesn’t wrinkle easily. I wore it for Thanksgiving Day, from chilly morning parade watching to sunny picnic-ing in Central Park to evening dim sum and drinks (yup, that was the itinerary on Friendsgiving!). Even though it works well with tights, an insulated vest and a cardigan, I also think it’ll be perfect with wedge sandals in the summer–or in Miami in a couple of weeks.

Christine Amorose in Shabby Apple dress

Christine Amorose in Shabby Apple Polly Hill dress in Central Park

Shabby Apple has generously agreed to give away a $50 gift certificate to the lady who wants to brighten up her travel wardrobe in the new year.

To enter: head over to the Shabby Apple website and then leave a comment below with your favorite Shabby Apple product. For additional entries, you can:

The winner will be announced on Friday, December 14.

Note: you must have a U.S. shipping address to be eligible to win. 

  • Sand .

    I love the overboard dress

  • Sand .

    I follow SA on Facebook

  • Rosalie Farris

    I love the I’m Late! I’m Late! Dress. roseatwirl@hotmail.com

  • JustOneBoomer

    I liked Shabby Apple. I like the Vineyard Sound dress. Same style as the one you’re wearing in a more subdued color. I like to blend in.

  • Kate

    I am loving the Elizabeth Islands wrap dress! Though it’s almost a toss-up between that and the Vinyard Sound shorter length…

  • katherine d

    love the 4.0 dress!

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  • katherine d

    like shabby apple on fb

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  • Ella P.

    I love the El Capitan Peplum Dress
    so gorgeous!


  • Ella P.

    I already liked Shabby Apple on Facebook
    FB: Ella C. Parker

  • Ella P.
  • My favorite out of all the dresses I saw, is the silver Star Studded dress ($94). It’s GORGEOUS… (but I really like that orange wrap dress you have too)

    I also liked them on FB and tweeted about it 🙂 (@kayling05)

  • Alyssa

    Looove the full steam ahead! And liked them on facebook.

    I just found your blog today, and I’m so happy I did! I’ll definitely be doing some back-reading =)

  • Amanda

    I actually love the one you are wearing the most! Wrap dresses are so flattering. I also love the Elizabeth Islands dress!

  • Eloquence

    I love the Co-Ed skirt!

  • Megan Stroup

    I love that your outfit matches the park in the first and third pictures haha. Great dress!

  • camorose

    The perfect fall outfit! 🙂

  • I love the
    Sweet Little Sixteen Blouse! cute 🙂

  • liked shabby apple on fb
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  • Forget the dress (albeit that is super cute). Those shoes are ADORABLE. You have great taste and style!

  • camorose

    That’s so sweet! Thank you!