Friday, January 17, 2014

Effortless Sweater Dress + GIVEAWAY

Last week, I had the pleasure of working with Emma Loo Photography. We drove all over Charlotte (freezing our butts off) to get photographs in some really cool locations! Emily and I were actually friends in high school and it was the first time I had seen her in years - she is the sweetest person, inside and out, and I am simply in AWE of her talent as a photographer. I could not be happier to share the first batch of photos with you today!

(Pssst. North Carolina girls - Emily specializes in engagement and wedding photography, so be sure to check out her blog and follow her on Facebook and Instagram!!)









Petal Boutique sweater dress // Lisi Lerch margo earrings // Michael Kors tortoise watch // pave bracelet
Gigglosophy heart ring // Michael Kors bag (similar) // Tory Burch Kiernan boots

I love sweater dresses because you can simply throw them on and - boom - your outfit is done! Completely effortless, while also being completely chic. I love the color of this one from Petal Boutique - and the fact that is has pockets (instant cell phone keeper, haha!). This is the kind of dress that looks equally great on women of all ages. My mom has dropped several hints that she will be borrowing it from my closet!

Another surprise... today, Petal Boutique is throwing a big giveaway for y'all! There will be two lucky winners: one will receive a $50 gift card to Petal, while the other will receive a Moon & Lola monogrammed necklace. (Um, seriously sooo jealous!) You can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below:

Good luck and Happy Friday!

100 comments:

  1. love the sweater you are wearing or the MOON & LOLA Acrylic State Charm Necklace (for Texas, of course) !!

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  2. Love the La Mer Brown Chain Wrap Watch!

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  3. I would get the Hues of Fall Cardigan.

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  4. I would get the Dots on Dots Skirt and one of their adorable scarves!

    xo Sydney

    everydaysouthernprep.blogspot.com

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  5. I love your monochrome outfit! Great styling and pictures!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.wordpress.com

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  6. I love the prints all around top! Very dressy, but yet very casual!

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  7. I would get a couple everyday cardigans.

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  8. Beautiful and cozy outfit! I like sweater dresses!

    http://natalikarppinen.com

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  9. I would get the Dots on Dots skirt. Too cute!

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  10. I would buy the sweater dress you are wearing- love it!

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  11. I would probably get scarves because they all look so cute!

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  12. Looks so comfy and chic! This is what I love about fashion in the colder months.

    xo Amanda
    http://strawberrychicxo.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the photos, Cait! And I am loving the Cape Town Cutie from petal! :)

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  14. You are rockin these photos girlfriend! I'd use the $50 towards a Moon & Lola tortoise necklace!

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  15. What a great giveaway! I adore the Bead On dress!

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  16. yay for this giveaway! i love the golden age dress :)

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  17. This is gorgeous on you! the dress looks nice on the Petal model, but I do think you and your wonderful photographer friend Emily did it much more justice. Lovely outfit! x

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  18. I would get something cute for spring, like a dress(:
    xoxo

    stylebysalli.blogspot.com

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  19. I LOVE that sweater it would be perfect for any occasion!

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  20. I love the Needle in a Haystack boots! :)

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  21. Gorgeous pictures! I love your sunglasses!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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  22. These photos are gorgeous! Love a simple sweater dress. Can't wait to see the rest of the outfits you shot!

    xo
    Sam

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  23. I'd get the Black Tie Optional dress.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  24. This looks so cute and so comfy!
    Love it with the tights!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  25. I absolutely love the Bundle Up dress you are wearing so that is what I would get. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  26. I would get the Moon & Lola state charm! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  27. I love that sweater dress! Those photos are beautiful!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  28. I love the earrings you paired with that sweater dress. So cute!

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  29. I would get the "Goddess in Red" maxi dress, with earrings to match! :))

    danesha(dot)smith33(at)yahoo.com

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  30. I would love to wear that great spring citrus dress for my trip to AZ! It is beautiful! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  32. Gorgeous pictures! Love those TB riding boots they look amazing on you

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  33. I love Shop Petal! I already have a sweater from there, but I love it so I'd probably get one in a different color :)

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  34. Your sweater dress is SO pretty. I love it, and the fact that it has pockets only adds to the i-want-one-too feeling I'm having, haha. Great choice! xo

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  35. Love that sweater, sooo pretty!

    xo Amanda
    http://theluxelion.blogspot.com

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  36. I really like the "Hear Me Roar" sweater. Thanks for the giveaway!

    http://www.shoppetal.com/item_663/Hear-Me-Roar.htm

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  38. You are adorable! I love the pinked out dress online! Thank you for the giveaway, a monogrammed necklace isn't bad either :)

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  39. Love this outfit! It's more like what I wouldn't get.... I love everything! I'd get either this sweater dres or the fun by the fire black sweater/dress. And I love the forever and leather sweater!

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  40. You look absolutely GORGEOUS Cait! I love the gold accessories you've paired with this outfit. Amazing post :)

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  41. I would apply the $50 towards a Metal Script Monogram Necklace.

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  42. Petal is my favorite shop in Charlotte!!! I would purchase the Forever in Leather jacket.

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  43. I am in love with this outfit!! I would for sure purchase this and the monogram necklace!

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  44. I'm eyeballing the Snowflake Dreams sweater or the Big Love sweater or both! :)

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  45. The True Blue Tunic is one of my favorite colors!

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  46. http://www.shoppetal.com/item_696/Cookies-and-Cream.htm

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  47. Back to the Basics in Red and the navy Kimono! :)

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  48. You look stunning!! Yay for a giveaway!! :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  49. Love the capes! so versatile because of the long armholes! Hope I win! Love following your blog :)

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  50. The prices are so reasonable, and the clothes are darling! I love the glitter and gold dress, and it's on sale for only $24!

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  51. I would get http://www.shoppetal.com/item_525/La-Mer-Shimmer-Wrap-Watch-in-Grey.htm Love this watch.

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  52. How fun to take pictures all over town! Love the sweater. I'm loving the blue tunic or the cabin fever shirt.

    -AJ

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  53. LA MER SIMPLE WRAP WATCH IN GREEN is a gorgeous piece. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
    Your photos are stunning.
    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

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  54. I'd get the Spring Citrus dress

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  55. Absolutely love the Back in Black boots! Hello fabulous!!!

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  56. I love the The Golden Age dress! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  58. I love the Ruffle On trench coat and the Toggle It Up puffer vest.

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  59. I would either get the top "prints all around" or the dress "pinked out"! They are both super cute and I love patterned things :)

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  60. I like the Glitter and Gold dress!

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  61. such a cute outfit, i love the endless shades of brown not only on your outfit but with the background and your hair! great post!

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  62. I love the Fun By The Fire dress!

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  63. Love your boots -they look so good with that sweater dress.

    www.seewhatkatiewears.com

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  64. Absolutely love this chunky sweater dress! The color looks great on pale skin! dailydoseofdarling.com

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  65. I would use the gift card toward the All Bundled Up sweater dress!!

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  66. I love the Golden Age dress. You take such great pictures!

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  67. I would definitely put it toward the Ruffle On trench!

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  68. I think I would get either the sweater dress or the royal blue tunic dress. Love them both!

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  69. With $50 I would get the Ruffle On trench coat. What a perfect fall staple!

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  70. So many things I love on this website, I'm definitely going to have to stop by the store when I go visit my grandparents! I really like that Golden Age dress and would pair it with the Square reflections clutch in tan. I also really like the Cape Town Cutie cape, but it so rarely gets cold enough in Houston that even at a steal at $30, I'd likely scoop up something else from the store.

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  71. I would get the Golden Age dress, so cute!

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  72. http://www.shoppetal.com/item_731/Back-to-the-Basics-in-White.htm I like this top!! I also love their monogram jewelry!

    xoxo Miss ALK
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  73. The Living in Black and White dress or the Ruffle On trench if it was still available in my size!

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  74. I'm loving the Pinked Out dress! Also, the Moon & Lola necklace? LOVE! I've had one since my junior year in college without it breaking, tarnishing, etc! Perfect timing for a new one since I'm changing my last name soon! :) Thanks for such a cute giveaway! xo

    champagneandsuburbs.blogspot.com

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  75. I would get the monogrammed keychain!

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  76. Love this! http://www.shoppetal.com/item_753/Pinked-Out.htm

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  77. I'm a weekly shopper at Petal but I am dying for a few new pieces of jewelry they just got in, like I need a necklace!

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  78. I would definitely get the acrylic moon and lola necklace, although all of there jewelry is absolutely gorgeous!

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  79. I love the back in black boots and the State Charm Necklace!

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  80. I really want the sweater dress you're wearing now:)

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  81. Can I ask what size in this sweater you ordered? I'm 5"0, and usually an XS (or a 00) so I'm always hesitant to order online in case something is too big, since returning can be a hassle (from Canada) Thanks!

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  82. You look stunning in sweater dress! Wonderful bracelet.

    Chico's
    Women's Designer Fashion and Clothing

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