Black & White with Shabby Apple 

 

Happy Monday friends!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I am so thankful to say that ours was spent mostly at home with family.  I love when we get to all be together on the weekends.  It is rare because two weekends out of the month, either Ben or myself is working (Healthcare for ya)!  I had a fun shoot Saturday morning for my Women Empowering Women Series.  Ben built the base for our new King sized bed that also got delivered.  We celebrated a dear friends baby and her 1st birthday.  On Sunday we laid around the house until church in the evening.  It was a special Sunday evening for me, because I got to have Ben on the guitar! Love when we get to lead worship together!  Back to work today, with a full and grateful heart!

On to this FAB dress from Shabby Apple  called “The Lioness”.  I tend to be drawn to pieces that are unique and cause me to stand out.  Making a statement is so much in my nature, I must do it in my clothing! I love that this dress is color blocked/two toned, has pockets and is unusually long.  It can easily be worn to brunch, a wedding or a fun outing with a pair of heels!!

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Praying you all have a fab start, in between and finish to your week!! Thank you for dropping by the blog this am!!

Much love,

Ruthie xo

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All photos by Sarah Schweyer photography

  • Comments ( 58 )

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    Dede Raad

    Ah I’m so in love with that dress!

    Love,
    Dede Raad
    http://www.dressupbuttercup.com

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    Anna English

    I’m loving the simplicity of that dress, so versitile!

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    linda spiker

    Very cute and looks perfect for hot summer days!

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    Shelby Skaggs

    This look is so chic and I am loving those sunnies!

    xoxo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

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    Life With Emily

    cute black & white look!

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    Amy

    This is beautiful and can we discuss how amazing your shoes are?
    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

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    UrbanBlonde

    Love this dress on you! Looking gorgeous!

    xO – Steph

    http://www.urbanblonde.com

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    sarah lindner

    Loving that black and white look on you girl! I call it my panda style hehe… Those marble glasses are to die for!!

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

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    Lawren Bagley

    Love the black & white everything, such a pretty look!

    Lawren
    http://www.saltwaterandstilettos.com

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    Tailored and true

    Ruthie I just love this black and white look! So so gorgeous! And your shoes and bag are perfect!!

    http://www.tailoredandtrue.com

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    Lauren of An Explorer’s Heart

    You look stunning (as always!) I love the simplicity of this look 🙂

    Lauren
    http://www.anexplorersheart.com

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    xoxobellablog

    You look so stunning, I love a simple back and white look. So great for the end of the summer.

    http://xoxobella.com

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    Lee Anne

    Obsessed with this all black and white look! Those shoes are amazing!
    xo
    Lee Anne
    http://lifebylee.com/

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    The Golden Girl Diary

    Black & White is such a classy look! I love it and I love those sunnies!

    xo, Amanda

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    oliviadipede

    This is so beautifully put together yet minimalist with the black & white contrast. The shoes tie everything together flawlessly! Gorgeous outfit.

    xo Olivia | http://oliviadipede.com

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    Sarah

    You are stunning!

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    Aishwarya S

    Black and white never ever fails!! You look stunning! And oh God, you have such pretty hair!!! 🙂

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    Laura B

    That dress is such a stunner!

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    simplygailg

    Ruthie, you look absolutely stunning!!! The dress is gorgeous and I love the heels, the clutch and the sunnies. This by far is one of my favorites of you. These photos are definitely next level! Love it! Xoxo

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    stopdropandvogue

    I love this brand and the minimal-style dress. It looks perfect on you!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com/fashion/trends-to-try-this-fall/

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    Elena McKoy

    Love, love, love what’s classic & what u have put together when it comes to your individual style & creativity. Enjoying your blog as I’m reminded by your testimony to live and pursue your dreams!

    To the mature aged women as I am, certainly we can glean together tips from a younger perspective and place ideas into what works for you.

    Thanks Ruthie!

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    cindy

    Love this entire outfit! Those sunnies are super cute too! It fits you perfectly!

    xoxo
    Cindy

    http://www.foreignfreshfierce.com

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    Carolyna Bauer

    Cutests heels ever! And they look super comfy as they are not too tall. And black and white goes with literally everything. XOXO, Carolyna

    http://www.carolynabauer.com

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    Stesha

    loving all this black & white going on!

    xxS

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    monic

    you look lovely!

    M
    SIMPLY SUTTER

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    Meghan

    I’m obsessed over this look! And those shoes..omg amazing. Love it!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

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    Logan Can

    Your dress is beautiful and I LOVE your sunglasses! Too cute!

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    Brittani Friedman

    Black and white outfits are my favorite! Love this one!

    Xo,
    Britt

    http://www.bybrittanilauren.com

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    Kristin Leahy

    Loving this all B&W look! xo

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    Meaghan

    Oh my goodness, this is so fabulous!! I’m loving this whole outfit and the natural makeup look. And you’re in my two favorite colors!!

    Meaghan xx

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    Paola Nicole Fuentes

    Talk about perfect styling, and yes your dress is in fact FAB. Love the perfectly coordinated accessories too.
    Happy Monday!
    Xo,
    Nicole
    http://www.nicolesometimes.com

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    darlingdearestblog

    Love how you can make such a statement in just black and white! What a classic dress- you’re so right, it would work for a ton of situations!

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    valerie hansen

    Looking gorgeous as always and I love that dress…the shoes are fab as well, have a blessed week Ruthie!

    VAlerie
    xo

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    annamonteiro16

    Such a classic look! Love black and white!
    XO,
    Anna
    http://www.blushingrosestyle.com

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    gretahollar

    Shabby Apple has the cutest dress! Love this black and white look!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

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    sarah

    Such a classic look all B&W. Also love those sunnies.

    Sarah || http://www.stylishsassyandclassy.com

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    Amber DiMaio

    ohhh girl!! I love this look!!!! <3 Can't go wrong with black and white

    Amber | http://www.everydaydame.com

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    Kait Elizabeth

    Lovely all B&W details; I would expect nothing less than such gorgeous perfection from you babe! Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

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    Amanda | Glitter & Spice

    You look so pretty! Love the simple black and white on you 🙂
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

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    Jenn @ Drink Coffee & Prosper

    Cute dress. I love colorblock.

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    Heather with WELLFITandFED

    Such a great dress. And I love how you accessorized. So awesome!

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    larissa

    You’re so chic <3 love your sunnies!

    xo,
    Larissa

    livingincolorblog.com

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    tiffaniatbretonbay

    I LOVE this look!! It’s a maxi, but so much more than that!! It’s classy and timeless, can be dressed up and dressed down. I love the fabric, so airy and sophisticated!! As usual, you look AMAZING

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

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    Sara Kate

    So cute and casual! I love how effortless this dress is!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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    Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    That dress is the definition of chic. Lovelovelove the black and white colorblocking!

    Coming Up Roses

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    Jessica Weinberg (@whatsfordinesq)

    So classic! Love this dress and those shoes!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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    Fatima

    I love the look, but I cannot get enough of your shoes! They’re very sophisticated and I love the height of the heel.

    Fatima
    Publisher | Motherhood Through My Eyes
    http://motherhoodthroughmyeyes.com

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    Ashley

    Love this dress, it looks so great with all of your black and whit accessories!

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    dashingdarlinblog

    You look STUNNING!! You rock black and white like no one else!! You are on FIYAAAAA my friend

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    Elaine McKellips

    You look absolutely fabulous! Love this look.

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    Adaleta Avdic

    This outfit looks incredibly comfy, and I adore the black and white style too. I think it’s so nice for fall as well, as we transition from the white and more summery colors to the darker shades for fall and winter. Lovely! xx Adaleta Avdic

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    Amanda Kruse

    Shabby Apple has such unique pieces! I love this black and white dress!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    rosesandrainbootsblog

    sounds like you guys had a fantastic weekend! Loved your instastory too!! OH & I am totally swooning over those shoes! LOVE
    xx, Lo {www.rosesandrainboots.com}

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    suzanne

    So classic and chic! Family weekends are just the best.

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    saycherry

    I love monochromes. The outfit you chose is so classy that anybody will fall in love with it like I did. Loved it!

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    Rachel Tindall

    This dress is beautiful! I love that you paired it with matching black and white accessories.

    xo Rachel – To Hell in a Handbag

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    Jessica Sheppard

    This look is SO KILLER. Probably my favorite on you eve ever ever ever. You look so relaxed and natural!!! I love.

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    Taryn N.

    I need that clutch! Great post!

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