My Summer Momiform + shabby apple giveaway

Is it just me, or is anyone else glistening like a pig lately? It has been HOT. So horribly hot. Which can mean only one thing, TIME FOR A SUMMER MOMIFORM! Cue “Momiform” theme song! If you’re trying to figure out what the hell a “Momiform” is you can take your sad little self, here, here and here.

Here’s my resource guide for this season’s momiform:

MESSY BALLERINA BUN: This is the cousin to the ever-popular “sock bun.” I love a good sock bun, but I’ve been loving the “Messy Ballerina Bun” WAY MORE lately because it involves back-combing aka teasing, which I’m totally into now that I’ve been living in Utah for 10 plus years. Here’s a really good video tutorial for how to get it all perfie.

HUGE SUNGLASSES: These are part of every season’s momiform, even Winter, because if the sun is in my eyes I shrivel up like Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and yelp for mercy. (MOAN, SPIKE.) Plus having half of your face covered makes you look mysterious. These are from Target. Ginger already broke them.

WOODEN GLITTER EARRINGS: These little beauties are from Twig Creative I really like the wood, a natural element juxtaposed with glitter, my natural element.

BONGO JEAN VEST: I kid you not, this vest is from the 4th grade. This is a miracle because I have a very notorious track record for getting rid of EVERYTHING. I’m always a sucker for vests. I’m not really sure why. I love shrunken vests like this one because it accentuates my waist, distracting you from the donuts on my THIGHS.

LIGHT-WEIGHT JERSEY DRESS: And this brings us to the most important part of the Summer momiform. This light-weight jersey dress from Shabby Apple. Shabby Apple emailed me asking if I wanted to do a giveaway on my blog. And I was like YES!! BUT…I’m not going to give something away unless I highly endorse it. COUGH COUGH, send me a dress! And they actually agreed to do it!

I chose this “Beachcomber” number and I was honestly shocked at how it fit. It is so flattering! It feels like a t-shirt because it’s jersey, but it doesn’t hug my thighs. I love that it’s not see-through because for my Summer Momiform I wanted a dress I didn’t have to put anything under or over. This baby totally fits the bill. I’ve been stopped in Michael’s, Joann, AND Hobby Lobby to be complimented on it. Which makes me feel like a rock star.


And now it’s time to win a $50 Shabby Apple gift card!

ENTER TO WIN A $50 SHABBY APPLE GIFT CARD:

1. Mandatory Entry- Go and “Like” Shabby Apple’s Facebook Page and leave a comment telling me which dress you’d spend the money on!
2. Additional Entry- Go and “Like” The Alison Show Facebook Page and leave a comment saying you did (if you’ve already “Liked” me this counts too!)
3. ANOTHER Entry- See the dress LIVE! Watch my tutorial for a DIY Mini Calendar and tell me why nearly a third of people who have watched it so far gave me a thumbs DOWN. No seriously. I want to know.
4. YET Another Entry- Subscribe to my Youtube Channel Alison Is Crafty
5. Follow me on Twitter (again if you already are just leave a comment saying so!)

To enter 5 times you need to leave 5 different comments (with the different entries) on this blog!

If that annoys you, well, it would probably annoy me too? This giveaway will end on SUNDAY JULY 15. I will announce the winner on Monday!

I love you all!

xo,
Alison

100 Comments

  1. That beachcomber dress looks fantastic! So I’d def pick that one. It looks so comfy, but totally stylin’. love it!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  2. How did you get so adorable?!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  3. Alison. I loved this post. It made me laugh. I like your style of writing – very concise AND entertaining! You are like a human punchline, I LOVE IT.

    July 11, 2012   |  
  4. Angela Roberts

    I TOTALLY want that bechcomber dress!! I’ve been looking for a modest striped dress ALL SEASON!! I hope i win it!! YAY!!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  5. Angela Roberts

    Also, I watched your video and i have no idea why people have not liked it?!! Maybe these people don’t know you and didn’t appreciate your hopping in excitement? But i know your fan base does! So i wouldn’t worry about it! You looked fabulous and the calendar is uber cute!!
    ** PS I would have left this note on your YouTube page, but the comments for the video were disabled.

    July 11, 2012   |  
  6. Kenzie

    Love the Barefoot in the Park dress in grey!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  7. Kenzie

    I ‘Like’ Shabby Apple and you on Facebook. I also follow you on Twitter! Oh and subscribe to your YouTube channel! I watched your DIY Mini Calendar tutorial and learned lots of new things! Love the Gelatos are cool! I want some! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not sure why people gave you a thumbs down. I gave you a thumbs up!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  8. Meredith

    I really don’t know how anyone would give those dance moves a thumbs down.

    July 11, 2012   |  
  9. Nina Watkins

    Love your blog! I printed your Be yourself photo and put it on my board at work.:-)

    July 11, 2012   |  
  10. Corca Sister

    I already like you and your fb page! I like Shabby Apple-I’m a huge fan of their Madhatter collection. Following your youtube and twitter! I love your fancy calendar creation and your fancy moves! xoxo

    July 11, 2012   |  
  11. I would love to have the serenade in my closet… I’ve been coveting it for a very long time. Maybe it’s not too late.

    I already follow you on twitter, but I am now a FB fan as well.

    July 11, 2012   |  
  12. Caitlyn

    I like shabby apple on facebook and I would chose the Blue Eyes dress!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  13. Caitlyn

    I watched your DIY calender and I really don’t know why people are down-voting it. Sorry I couldn’t be more constructive!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  14. Caitlyn

    I follow you on Twitter

    July 11, 2012   |  
  15. Jessica

    I want to be your twin in that dress. I want it so much I liked SA, subscribed on YouTube (who wouldn’t like those dance moves in the beginning), and commented on your blog. You’re too great!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  16. It’s so hard to just choose ONE! But I always go back to L’Opera. I have been eyeing this dress for so long. (btw I just liked shabby apple on facebook)

    July 11, 2012   |  
  17. and I already like your facebook page ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 11, 2012   |  
  18. I didn’t know you had a youtube channel, so you better believe I just subscribed.

    July 11, 2012   |  
  19. Mary Beth

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and I’d like the get the Backlash shoes.

    July 11, 2012   |  
    1. Mary Beth

      (because I just bought two dresses)

      July 11, 2012   |  
  20. Mary Beth

    I don’t know why people disliked your video…I thought it was great!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  21. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and I would love to get the Bon Voyage or the Beauty Mark (if they re-make it in my size)!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  22. Awesome giveaway! Does The Race Point count? I love stripes. If not, then the Beachcomber because it is also striped. (And I like them on Facebook.)

    July 11, 2012   |  
  23. Just liked you on Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 11, 2012   |  
  24. Erin Dougal

    Shabby Apple has way too many dresses to choose from, and that is about their only fault. I narrowed my choice down to two. The Cider Dress, and The Frabjous Day Dress. I had already liked them on FB because they are just that good.

    July 11, 2012   |  
  25. Erin Dougal

    And of course I have already liked The Alison Show on FB ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 11, 2012   |  
  26. Erika

    I like Shabby Apple on fb and love the Alice dress! Thank you!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  27. Erika

    I like you on fb!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  28. Erika

    I’m guessing maybe they just didn’t like the music?

    July 11, 2012   |  
  29. Erika

    I follow you on Twitter. @justpeachyphoto

    July 11, 2012   |  
  30. courtney

    I like the alison show on fb!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  31. courtney

    I watched the video and thought it was rad. I’m seriously going to try that. I just got my first sewing machine, so using a leather needle gives me little heart palpitations. but i’m so going to try!

    July 11, 2012   |  
  32. courtney

    and I follow you on twitter

    July 11, 2012   |  
  33. Eleanor

    um…you’re amazing. these pictures of you make my heart sing. love-love it! you got it, girl.

    July 11, 2012   |  
  34. Chelsea

    I would totally love that beachcomber dress. Looks so comfy!

    July 12, 2012   |  
  35. Chelsea

    I like the Alison Show fb page!

    July 12, 2012   |  
  36. Chelsea

    Ali you are so darling. I loved the mini calendar tutorial.

    July 12, 2012   |  
  37. Chelsea

    I am subscribed to your youtube channel.

    July 12, 2012   |  
  38. Julie

    like sa fb Julie A Scott Laws
    like the bacaami dress
    thanks

    July 12, 2012   |  
  39. Julie

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

    July 12, 2012   |  
  40. Sara Pratt

    I love the polly hill dress!

    July 12, 2012   |  
  41. Sara Pratt

    I love the polly hill dress!

    July 12, 2012   |  
  42. Sara Pratt

    I already liked you on FB ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 12, 2012   |  
  43. Sara Pratt

    I’m not sure why people disliked the video, but I liked it! The one thing I might change is lowering the volume on the music. It’d be easier to listen to your instructions if the volume was lower.

    July 12, 2012   |  
  44. Sara Pratt

    I subscribe to your youtube channel!

    July 12, 2012   |  
  45. Sara Pratt

    I also follow you on twitter!

    July 12, 2012   |  
  46. Stacey

    So many winners! I would choose either frabjous day or highland light.

    July 12, 2012   |  
  47. Stacey

    like you on fb

    July 12, 2012   |  
  48. Stacey

    follow you on twitter ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 12, 2012   |  
  49. Stacey

    follow your youtube channel

    July 12, 2012   |  
  50. Stacey

    your dancing is too good. haters gonna hate. you’re adorable thanks for the annoying contest.

    July 12, 2012   |  
  51. Shelley Gajus

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook (Shelley Gajus)
    My favorite Shabby Apple item is the Trade Winds dress, but I would probably get the Desert Modern dress to be comfy and beat the heat!

    shelleygajus (at) gmail (dot) com

    July 12, 2012   |  
  52. Shelley Gajus

    I like you on facebook (Shelley Gajus)

    shelleygajus (at) gmail (dot) com

    July 12, 2012   |  
  53. Shelley Gajus

    I watched your video about the mini calendars and seriously don’t know why people disliked it. I thought it was a neat project, great for gifts. And I loved the gelato pens/sticks and that you thoroughly demonstrated them. I was not only informed but entertained and found that I was smiling to myself quite a few times through the video. Maybe there are just some petty viewers out there?!

    shelleygajus (at) gmail (dot) com

    July 12, 2012   |  
  54. Shelley Gajus

    I follow you on YouTube (smgajus)
    shelleygajus (at) gmail (dot) com

    July 12, 2012   |  
  55. Shelley Gajus

    I follow you via twitter (aussieshells)

    shelleygajus (at) gmail (dot) com

    July 12, 2012   |  
  56. Jennifer

    I like shabby apple on facebook and I would get the cotton candy dress!

    July 12, 2012   |  
  57. andrea f williams

    I like the Shabby Apple fb page and I want a new lbd like the “beverly hills”

    July 13, 2012   |  
  58. andrea f williams

    i like you on facebook allllllll day long.

    July 13, 2012   |  
  59. andrea f williams

    I watched the DIY YouTube clip. I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t like it because you dance just the right amount and even if I wasn’t going to make the calendar you learn a lot about gelatos and how to use washi tape. Losers.

    July 13, 2012   |  
  60. andrea f williams

    I also subscribed to your YouTube channel. You have SO MANY subscribers!

    July 13, 2012   |  
  61. andrea f williams

    I also follow you on Twitter!

    July 13, 2012   |  
  62. Mandi

    I FB like Shabby apple and regular like the Mad Hatter dress.

    July 13, 2012   |  
  63. Mandi

    I should mention I tease my hair on the regular. Just do you don’t think I’m hair hating ๐Ÿ™‚

    So I watched your video and all I can legitimately think of is that you didn’t show the mini mister really? Seriously. It was adorable and well done.

    July 13, 2012   |  
  64. Mandi

    Also following you on twitter now!

    July 13, 2012   |  
  65. M'ris

    i like sa on fb, love their admiral dress!

    July 13, 2012   |  
  66. M'ris

    i like your fb page

    July 13, 2012   |  
  67. re: the video, probably because the song you have in the background/overlaying your actual speaking doesn’t sync up at ALL. the lyrics get loud when you’re trying to speak, and the contrast is really jarring. it’s super distracting, and makes it hard to concentrate on what YOU are saying. Honestly, I couldn’t make it through – it was just too choppy, even in the first 30 seconds, to see if it got better.

    July 13, 2012   |  
  68. (i subscribed to you on youtube anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    July 13, 2012   |  
  69. highland light.
    and I love you!

    July 13, 2012   |  
  70. athena d.

    liked shabby apple on facebook. and the twin palms dress is one of my favorites : ) its so super cute! and soooo me!

    July 14, 2012   |  
  71. athena d.

    liked the alison show on facebook ๐Ÿ˜€

    July 14, 2012   |  
  72. athena d.

    subscribed to Alison Is Crafty on youtube ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 14, 2012   |  
  73. athena d.

    following on twitter.
    twitter handle: @ooohhhyeah

    July 14, 2012   |  
  74. I really love this dress and I want the gift certificate but I don’t use FB! Oh the discrimination… sigh. Maybe I’ll just have to buy it with my own money. You look fab in it! And I liked your dancey video!

    July 14, 2012   |  
  75. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and I’d love to get the Conservatory Garden dress! Such pretty colors!

    July 14, 2012   |  
  76. I like The Alison Show on Facebook!

    July 14, 2012   |  
  77. And I follow you on Twitter!

    July 14, 2012   |  
  78. Krystyna Winn

    Facebook liked Shabby Apple!
    Highland Light or Beachcomber.

    July 14, 2012   |  
  79. Krystyna Winn

    Liked Shabby Apple on Facebook! I’d pick Highland Light or Beachcomber. I’m always a sucker for stripes!

    July 14, 2012   |  
  80. Krystyna Winn

    Liked The Alison Show Facebook Page!

    July 14, 2012   |  
  81. Krystyna Winn

    Just watched your vid and gave it a thumbs up. Who cares about all those jealous haters anyway, right? The tute is perfect just the way it is.

    July 14, 2012   |  
  82. Krystyna Winn

    Following you on twitter!

    July 14, 2012   |  
  83. Krystyna Winn

    Aaaaaaand I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. Totally stalking you. I would follow you on Instagram, too, but maybe that is too much love?

    July 14, 2012   |  
  84. Caitlyn

    I liked your facebook page

    July 15, 2012   |  
  85. Tara Smith

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and I love the look of the Study Break dress!

    dandygiveaway at gmail dot com

    July 15, 2012   |  
  86. Tara Smith

    I like your blog on Facebook

    dandygiveaway at gmail dot com

    July 15, 2012   |  
  87. Tara Smith

    I follow you on Twitter

    dandygiveaway at gmail dot com

    July 15, 2012   |  
  88. Tara Smith

    I subscribe to your YouTube channel

    dandygiveaway at gmail dot com

    July 15, 2012   |  
  89. Tara Smith

    I liked your tutorial, so I’m not sure why others didn’t. Maybe they just weren’t interested in the project itself?

    dandygiveaway at gmail dot com

    July 15, 2012   |  
  90. I like Shabby Apple on facebook and my favorite dress is the Aristocrat Dress

    scottysgirl4life@gmail.com

    July 15, 2012   |  
  91. I like The Alison Show on facebook
    Tiffany Johnson

    scottysgirl4life@gmail.com

    July 15, 2012   |  
  92. I follow you on twitter
    @tiffanyj84

    scottysgirl4life@gmail.com

    July 15, 2012   |  
  93. I liked shabby apple on FB. And I’d get the same dress you got! It is adorable!!

    July 15, 2012   |  
  94. I liked the Alison show on FB!

    July 15, 2012   |  
  95. Watched the video and you are adorable! People are haters… You are the bomb.

    July 15, 2012   |  
  96. liked shabby’s facebook page- I like the One For Your Baby Dress

    July 15, 2012   |  
  97. liked your facebook page

    July 15, 2012   |  
  98. subscribed to Alison is crafty & not sure how I wasn’t a subscriber earlier!

    July 16, 2012   |  
  99. I loved your video! Maybe you weren’t crazy enough… ; )

    July 16, 2012   |  
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