way back in the summertime of 2013, when i was mothering a sweet little toddler named eleanor and a freshly faced baby samson who had just turned one, i got an email from a fellow mama of two who lived on the opposite coast. she had just wrapped up a successful kickstarter campaign focused on dresses she’d designed in the late hours of the night on the floor of her kitchen in palo alto. “playful dresses for playful moms” the email read. we got on the phone a few days later and i remember feeling instantly connected to whitney, the force behind sonnet james.
she shared how she wanted to create dresses that were beautiful and feminine and fun to wear but also practical for a mother. something you could throw into the wash and not have to dry clean. something that allowed you to move freely and comfortably while you chased after little ones at all hours. but the end goal, the biggest hope and desire, was to help inspire and encourage mothers to get down on the floor with their little ones, be it sticky or dirty or covered in toys and engage with them. to really truly whole heartedly play with them. i loved this messaging so much. this is the kind of mother i want to be, work hard to be, try to be, hope to be, aspire to be.
after getting to help bring to life whitney’s very first spring 2014 collection long long ago by modeling her first lookbook (which includes to this day some of my favorite photos of me and my two littles at the time), i have loved wearing her dresses season after season, through pregnancies, dressing them up or down depending on if i’m catching a date with josh or just spending the majority of my day parked at a playground with my babies… through the many seasons of my life since 2013, i have loved on so many of these dresses (and play suits!). it’s been very special watching sonnet james grow over the years and seeing the hard work whitney pours into her dream pay off (anyone else catch her kill it on shark tank a few months back?!)
today, i’m excited to be teaming up with sonnet james once again to host a very big giveaway over on my instagram (check it out here! it’s maybe the entire collection!). below are some photos of two new dresses that i especially love, but you can see and shop the entire summer collection right here.
also! you can get $15 off your sonnet james order right now with the code LOVETAZA15 !
thank you to sonnet james for sponsoring this blog post. if you’d like to enter the giveaway for a chance to win the entire collection in your size, enter over on instagram! giveaway officially closes on july 22nd and winner will be chosen at random by whitney and contacted by sonnet james.
don’t forget that if you’d like to shop sonnet james now, you can use my code LOVETAZA15 to receive $15 off your order!