How About Those Shabby Apples.

I love collaborating with brands that are completely me, not only in style, but in character. These are a few of the beautiful thoughts of Athelia "CK" LeSueur, the woman behind Shabby Apple

"Because they are beautiful. Because they are powerful. Because they have unique distinctions. Because they can use that power and beauty to shape and change the world in individual ways. Because they have always contributed.

Because I believe in women."

At Shabby Apple, they believe that women are more powerful when they are comfortable and polished. Also, I love the fact that all of their clothing is vintage inspired. They have longer skirts than most of the companies out there today. I love that look because it reminds me of the time period that Anne of Green Gables was based in. And what business women doesn't like the fiery, independent and genuine Anne? As a little girl, Anne was the epitome of who I wanted to be when I grew up. She had so much confidence and ambition. She loved life with a vigorous passion. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the novel:

"Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them-- that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

“Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?But am I talking too much? People are always telling me I do. Would you rather I didn't talk? If you say so I'll stop. I can STOP when I make up my mind to it, although it's difficult.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

“Dear old world', she murmured, 'you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” 

― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

I also love this case in my collection with the quote "And though she but little, she is fierce." This quote by Shakespeare has always reminded me to never let the opinion of others get you down or question the abilities or desires that God has given you. Even though you are small or young, you can still do great things to change the world, or more importantly, change the lives of many one at a time with your personal relationships. There is even a scripture about that "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." -1 Timothy 4:12

Have a beautiful, ambitious day, friends! 

xo, Mel

Top // H&M

Skirt // c/o Shabby Apple

Iphone Case // Little, But Fierce. - By Melody Joy Designs

Heels // c/o Dolce Vita - Leka Booties

Watch // c/o Breda

Rings // H&M

Shades // c/o Ann+marie

Bag // Target

Images // Christopher Munn