Black & White with Shabby Apple 

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


All photos by Sarah Schweyer photography


  1. Anna English August 22, 2016 / 6:40 am

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

  2. linda spiker August 22, 2016 / 6:44 am

    Very cute and looks perfect for hot summer days!

  3. The Golden Girl Diary August 22, 2016 / 8:10 am

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

    xo, Amanda

  4. oliviadipede August 22, 2016 / 8:12 am

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

    xo Olivia |

  5. Sarah August 22, 2016 / 8:14 am

    You are stunning!

  6. Aishwarya S August 22, 2016 / 9:54 am

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

  7. Laura B August 22, 2016 / 10:29 am

    That dress is such a stunner!

  8. simplygailg August 22, 2016 / 10:46 am

    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

  9. Elena McKoy August 22, 2016 / 11:14 am

    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!

  10. Stesha August 22, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    loving all this black & white going on!


  11. Logan Can August 22, 2016 / 1:19 pm

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

  12. Meaghan August 22, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    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

  13. darlingdearestblog August 22, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    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!

  14. valerie hansen August 22, 2016 / 4:58 pm

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


  15. larissa August 22, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    You’re so chic <3 love your sunnies!


  16. tiffaniatbretonbay August 23, 2016 / 4:37 am

    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


  17. Fatima August 23, 2016 / 7:05 am

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

    Publisher | Motherhood Through My Eyes

  18. Ashley August 23, 2016 / 7:42 am

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

  19. Adaleta Avdic August 23, 2016 / 11:16 am

    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

  20. rosesandrainbootsblog August 23, 2016 / 2:55 pm

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

  21. suzanne August 25, 2016 / 5:23 am

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

  22. saycherry August 27, 2016 / 11:52 pm

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

  23. Jessica Sheppard August 30, 2016 / 9:20 pm

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

  24. Taryn N. August 31, 2016 / 8:14 am

    I need that clutch! Great post!

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