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    In the Kitchen with Jackie

    We all know Jackie Kennedy had an impeccable sense of style, but did you know she also had just as good taste in recipes? From waffles to roast rack of lamb, Jackie’s favorite tried and true recipes live on today in cookbooks and restaurant menus. Last year on Mother’s Day, Jackie’s much-loved waffle recipe was put on the menu of P.J Clark’s restaurant in downtown Washington D.C. This breakfast stood out on the menu as a tribute to the first lady who regularly visited the restaurant with her children. Traditionally, waffle recipe is simple, but Jackie's favorite toppings take this basic breakfast over the top! Garnishes include caramelized bananas, smooth blueberries and cream, and savory chorizo scramble.

    This is more than just the first lady's favorite breakfast--it is the recipe for her style. Jackie always paired her simple, classic personality with extraordinary fashions similar to her waffle toppings. Take a look at some of her outfits below:

    Jackie's classic sleeveless dress with bright yellow gingham has just as much whimsy and sweetness as caramelized bananas.

    Just like decadent blueberries and cream topping, Jackie takes these straightforward 50's style dresses to next level with sparkly accessories and luxurious gloves.  

    Just as spicy chorizo scramble on waffles is an unexpected twist, these outfits below are not what we would normally expect to see on Jackie.

    Though this 60’s chevron dress is definitely a bit bold for the First Lady, who better than her to pull it off?

    Jackie, visiting India in these photos, isn't afraid to embrace her surroundings and add some new exotic accessories to her outfit. 

    So let Jackie's style inspire you by trying something new like her favorite waffle recipe or incorporating some fresh pieces to your wardrobe! Check out Shabby Apple's new collections Sydney City and Aussie Afternoon to add some variety to your closet.

    Have you tried any of Jackies favorite recipes? How has the fashionable First Lady influenced your own style?

    Vintage-Inspired Photography

    I am not sure where my obsession began with vintage things. Maybe it was the time I got into my grandmother’s jewelry when I was 3 or when my mom introduced me to Mad Men. Either way, I'm a fan of all things vintage. There is something so captivating about past generations. I like to [...]

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    How-to: Throwing a 1950s Inspired Dinner Party

    The 1950s was a time of flourishing styles, lively music, and positive energy. Women wore full skirts, men carried briefcases, and at the end of every day people in suburbs everywhere gathered around the table for a home cooked meal. Although we might not spend as much time around the table these days, hosting a [...]

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    Hunting for Vintage Treasures

    Vintage shopping is what I like to call a high-risk, high-reward activity. You can spend hours digging through musty, dusty piles and come away with nothing but allergies, or you can find the treasure of your life. Because we care about you (and your sinuses), here are some tips to keep you in the high-reward [...]

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    Downton Abbey: 1920’s Fashion

    Downton is back! Just a few weeks ago, the British drama captivated us (yet again!) with the story of the Crawley family. This time with even more wit, plot twists, and Maggie Smith's infamous quips. The series begins at the dawn of a new era: the 1920's. Society, ideas, and even fashions start to change [...]

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    Spring into the outback with our new Aussie Afternoon Collection

    Shabby Apple was founded on the belief that a dress should be a one-piece outfit—no tank tops, cardigans, or slips needed—just a classic gown with a flattering design. In order to pull this off, we shouldn’t have to tuck and pull at our wardrobe before leaving the house! In our newest line, Aussie Afternoon, we’ve [...]

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    This Girl: Marilyn Monroe

    Hello! My name is Brittany Jepsen and I’m a designer and blogger over at The House that Lars Built. I’m pleased as punch to contribute to the beautiful new Shabby Apple. Isn’t it gorgeous? I’ll be blogging twice a month about interior design as it relates to style. This is one of my favorite topics [...]

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    Vintage-Inspired Halloween

    Halloween is fast approaching but it’s not too late for those of you still without a costume. If you don’t have a lot of time or money to put into an outfit, use what you already have to your advantage--pick a costume with defining hair and makeup! Here are some vintage-inspired costumes complete with clothing, [...]

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    Vintage Film Fashion: Rear Window

    “Rear Window”(1954) It's October! Time for an entire month full of ghosts, witches, and jack-o- lanterns! So, as you’re putting the finishing touches on your Halloween costume, why not celebrate the month by watching a classic, suspenseful murder mystery? If you’re looking for a real thriller, you will love “Rear Window”! You’ll suddenly find yourself [...]

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    Vintage Film Style – Tippi Hedren

    If you’re like me and feel you were born in the wrong era, you will often find yourself gravitating toward actresses of yore for style and beauty inspiration. When it comes to film fashion, you can’t get much better than the ten years spanning 1955-1965. We’re talking Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch, Tura [...]

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