Wednesday, December 28, 2011

giveaway day!

**UPDATE: contest is no longer accepting entries**

hey party people.

elle and i are really excited about our very first giveaway here on the blue house.
the lovely ladies over at shabby apple, a great destination for all sorts of lovely women's dresses, have decided to give one of our fantabulous readers this dress:

their kanani dress!

looks vintage and lovely and a little anthro-esque, no?

just in time for your winter escape to an island in the sun...
but i'm pretty sure i could work it into my winter wardrobe, too.

some polyvore magic,
for the winter months:

kanani dress-- winter

Vince knit top, $199
Nylon tight, $20
Frye slouchy boots, $328
Miss Selfridge satchel bag, £32
Mulberry leaf necklace, $270
Cluster stud earrings, £20
Peter Lang leather belt, $145
Shabby Apple - Kanani

and now for your vacay plans... or you can wait until spring:

kanani dress - spring

P A R O S H drape cardigan, £172
ALDO cowgirl boots, $150
Statement necklace, $28
Wet Seal fedora hat, $11
Dorothy Perkins tan belt, $9
Shabby Apple - Kanani


1-- you must be a follower of the blue house,
over there to the right.

2-- like shabby apple on facebook.

3-- then leave us a comment here telling us exactly where and/or how you'd
wear this lovely kanani dress!

*contest open to all US residents

make sure to check back here on friday to see if you're the lucky winner!!

good luck, lovers. picks lucky #3!

congratulations MRS. MEG NOHE!!
email us with your information.



  1. adorable! this would be perfect on the beaches of mexico this summer for our big family trip. perhaps paired with a big summer hat :)

  2. Love it! Oh so many places and ways to wear it! I'm thinking it would be perfect with a navy blazer, tights, and my patent leather mary jane heels to close my next sales deal in Cali; or hanging out in Kansas with my new red cowboy boots and rugged hat; or pack it up for our next big trip to the Mediterranean or Pacific next year paired with some gold sandals, big sunglasses, and turquoise jewelry! Love the versatility and being introduced to this great new line.

  3. This dress is precious, and follows my one simple rule: thou must ruffle. I would pair it with some brightly colored spring-ish wedges and a bold cuff bracelet to mix a little bit of sassy with sweet. My husband and I are whisking off to Cabo San Lucas in April and this would be the PERFECT dress for such an adventure:)

  4. What a perfect "lady dress". :) I would wear this on my honeymoon on st barths this spring. I think it would be perfect for a wine lunch or dinner on the beach. Thinking i'll pair it with my calypso clutch, vintage braided leather sandals and gold chain bracelet. Love this. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love it! I could easily make this my Easter dress and/or wear it to one of the MANY wedding showers that I will be going to this summer. It is perfect to wear with tights and boots or a great pair of summer sandals!

  6. Love it for a spring wedding . . . or Easter dress!

  7. I would dress it up with some boots, some tights, some jewels and maybe my new fur vest. I'd wear it on a date with my husband!!

  8. Gorgeous! I'm going to San Francisco in April to run a half marathon and then spend some time exploring and relaxing. After wearing running shoes and a tshirt for the first half of the trip, I'll be ready to put on something much more fun ... Like this!

  9. I would love to wear this dress to a friends wedding on the beach-love it!