sonnet james spring 2014 lookbook! and, a giveaway! [closed]

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i was over the moon last year when whitney, the incredible and creative talent behind sonnet james, asked me to be the face of her spring 2014 lookbook! as a mama of two little ones, i understand the need for a durable dress that makes me feel feminine but doesn’t restrict me from getting on the floor and playing with my children. also, let’s talk about how great a dress is that doesn’t need to be dry cleaned, because goodness gracious my kids sure like using me as their napkin and paint canvas. anyway, i really love these dresses, especially with such a colorful and playful spring line.

we shot these photos last fall in the city over the course of a few days. eleanor and samson had a blast and i had a lot of fun running around with whitney and her team swapping out dresses under a big sheet on city corners where no one even looked twice at what crazy was going on (gotta love this place).

i share a few of my favorites from the lookbook below. you can see the entire lookbook here. all photos by remi stoneman.

and last but not least…at the end of this post there are details about your chance to win the entire spring collection of dresses! (that’s 20 dresses + 4 hats!!!)

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and now for a really fun giveaway! sonnet james is giving away the entire collection of spring dresses (that’s 20 gorgeous dresses + 4 hats!!!!) to one lucky reader in the colors and size of your choice! all you need to do to enter is visit sonnet james, then come back here and comment below with which dress is your favorite. the winner will be selected at random and emailed directly next week.

also, use the code LOVETAZA15 to get $15 off your orders this week only.

good luck! and thank you again to whitney for letting me play all over new york city in your beautiful dresses last fall! what a fun experience it was.

  1. Molly

    Loving the Kate dress but think they’re all fantastic!

  2. Laura Beck

    I just ordered my first one, I love them all, can’t wait to use them!!! My favorite will be The Kate Dress.

  3. charlee

    I love the Marni dress

  4. Mary N

    The Marni dress! They’re all perfect for mothers!

  5. Gaby

    I love the colors of the Doutzen dress. You and your family are so photogenic. :)

  6. Amanda F

    I am in LOVE with the Marni Dress in pink priscilla. A very close second is the Doutzen dress. But who are we kidding, they are all fabulous :)

  7. chalayn

    Ummmm… tough choice but maybe the Reese dress? :)

  8. Whitney

    How do I choose just one? They are all so beautiful and practical! I think the Kate is my favorite. As a new mom who desperately needs some fashion help, these dresses would be perfect!

  9. Steffi

    I love the Reese dress … though they’re all great! And I must say that your family is so adorable :)

  10. Tressa Meacham

    I love the Marni!!

  11. Janelle

    ❤️the Mara dress

  12. Leah

    Absolutely adore the Marni dress that’s striped!

  13. Lydia

    I LOVE the Quincy dress in mustard! I’m all about mustard these days. So lovely!!

  14. Cassandra Stevens

    I love them all…especially the Doutzen, Quincy, Mara, and Reese, but if I had to choose just one, I think I’d go with the Mara in navy!

  15. Erin

    The Reese!

  16. Vickie

    the mustard quincy!

  17. Carleigh

    The Kate is perfection!

  18. Stacy

    They are all gorgeous, but the Marni dress is my favorite!

  19. Kelsie M

    I love them all!!! The Reese is my favorite.

  20. Sandy

    I love the little striped number :)

    You look fabulous and I think it’s so great that they used a REAL MOM as their model! Inspiring!

  21. Ashlyn

    The Kate dress! Love.

  22. Ashley Triplett

    I am just 9 weeks pregnant (first time pregnancy!) and I can not express my excitement in this collection. My stomach is growing and I feel really uncomfortable in my “pre” prego clothes and The Sonnet James dresses look so comfortable. I am in love with the Marni Dress (the pink Priscilla) the pink is absolutely gorgeous. Mara Dress (grey,white,red) is so stunning, just blown away with the multiple layers on simple modern colors, just wonderful! The Stella dress is perfect! I wish I owned them all. Such a great collection, thank you Sonnet James!

  23. Julie

    Oh my goodness the entire collection is to die for! I’m drooling over everything.

    I do love the Reece dress and Quincy dress (in mustard) especially!!

    Love these photos!

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  24. Wow I love the plum Quincy dress!!! I would be the most stylish momma if I could have any of these!!! Why is my birthday in the fall.

  25. Samantha

    The Quincey dress in hunter is amazing! The color, length, fabric!!! Great dress!

  26. Deannette Kranendonk

    I LOVE THE MARA DRESS!!! (grey, white and red) honestly I love them all……especially for mamas!!!!! great line of dresses!

  27. Jill

    The Reese dress is my favorite ! Classic AND easy to run after a wee one in.

  28. Cynda

    My favorite is the reese dress!!

  29. Lee

    That Marni dress in navy is such classic beauty.

  30. Ellen K.

    Stripes! The KATE dress is by far my favorite!

  31. Schuyler

    These photos are just beyond gorgeous. Eleanor looks so much like you and your sisters! Anyway, the Quincy dress in hunter is my absolute favorite! All of them are beautiful though!

  32. Lorie Kirksey

    I love the Quincy!

  33. Allison

    I love the Reese dress!

  34. anny

    for me it´s all about mara these days! yesterday my little niece was born – she´s called -mara-. and how do I love that “Mara”-dress!

  35. Sheryl Crockett

    I love all the dresses my favorite is the Mara in grey/white/red, so beautiful.

  36. Joyce

    love the reese dresss!!

  37. Emily

    The Reese dress is my absolute favorite! Love stripes + the length!

  38. Katlin

    I love them all, especially the “Kate Dress!”

  39. Sara

    Love the Doutzen dress!

  40. Heather

    11:30 mountain, does that still count?!

    Priscilla & Quincy! That Whitney is mighty inspired!

  41. shelley

    love the stella.

  42. Carly

    The Marni Stripe!!! Such a beautiful photoshoot!

  43. Alyssa

    The mustard quincy is awesome but they’re all beautiful!

  44. Danielle

    Definitely Reese!! LOVE.

  45. Liane L

    Love the Kate dress!

  46. Jane

    Quincy Dress (hunter)!!!!!

  47. kjerstie

    the mara dress is the one for me! but all of them would be a nice wardrobe refresher too…

  48. Sara

    I love the Remi dress in black/grey with the Kate dress as a close second. They are all so beautiful!!!

  49. Rachael

    Amazing collection and such beautiful, happy photos!

    I think my fave is marni in pink priscilla, but it sure was a hard decision to make ;) x

  50. Beatrix

    Kate or Marnie but the hats are wonderful too x

  51. Peta

    Wow. The Reese. Can’t beat stripes. I love the styling for this look book! Perfect. Thanks for the chance to win.

  52. Molly

    Love the Doutzen dress, fun little twist to a busy mom’s look.

  53. Kristin

    What beautiful, stylish, and FUN dresses! I’m in love. So hard to chose a favorite, but for the slightly larger mama, I think the KATE dress would be flattering and fun. Perfect for running around the parks.

  54. somer

    I love the jil! I want to win so baaaad.

  55. chella

    Did this close?! Am I too darned late?!
    The quincy is tres chic…though that has a lot to do with the model wearing it! (you).
    Any moment it wasn’t a cold, torrential downpour (I live in the Pacific Northwest), I would be wearing any & all of these 20 dresses.

  56. Penelope

    Looooove the Kate Dress… And everyone else!

  57. Janey

    I absolutely love the Kate and Reese dresses! They are the most classical dresses ever! They are truly for the ever so busy mom who in a dash must be ready for anything that comes her way!Not only are these the go to pieces for maximum comfy, class and pep for the mom to be but easily for everyday wear!