Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dress GIVEAWAY! Designs by Kara Kihm

Months ago Kara emailed me about her designs and I instantly fell in love! The dresses are finally available online (etsy store)!!! I am so excited to give one lucky reader the chance to win this adorable nautical dress! All dresses are handmade in Richmond, Virginia.

The winner will receive the Fair dress (in NAVY). It's a cotton pique wrap dress with white ruffles and a white bow. The dress is available in sizes 0-12 (please go to the etsy listing for more sizing info and please note that the dress runs small through the waist)

Here are some photos (click on photo to enlarge):




Closeup of front bow and ruffles:


TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:
1. You MUST leave a comment on this post telling me where you will wear this dress if you win (for example: on 4th of July, on vacation, to the beach, etc)

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
1. Follow Kara's blog
2. Like Designs by Kara Kihm on facebook
3. Blog or tweet about this giveaway (please include a link)

Please include all information in ONE COMMENT! Giveaway ends June 14

109 comments:

  1. this dress would be perfect for the 4th of July with some cute red heels :)

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  2. I follow Designs by Kara Kihm's blog!

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  3. I will wear this to the governor's summer picnic in July!

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  4. I will be wearing this dress to our annual Canada Day/4th of July party, maybe the horse races and anywhere else I can find an excuse to wear this beautiful dress! I now follow Kara's blog and 'like' her on fb. I tweeted about the giveaway (@cupcakebaker11) 4 entries please!! xoxo R

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  5. I would love to wear this to my sons first birthday, the theme is nautical :0)

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  6. Love this dress!! 4th of July party in Philadelphia we go ever year to the art museum to see the fireworks!!! Perfect Nautical Dress!!

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  7. This dress would be perfect for a baby shower I have this August!

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  8. I'm following Kara's blog now!

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  9. I just tweeted the link about this great giveaway!

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  10. I would wear this dress wile venue shopping for my upcoming wedding! I'm marrying a Navy sailor, and I can't think of a more complimentary dress to wear :)

    I've also followed Kara's blog, liked her on facebook and tweeted about it1 (username: VonGator)

    Such a beautiful dress!

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  11. I looooove this dress, so adorable! I'd wear this dress to a Cape Cod cocktail party for sure!

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  12. Love the dress! I will wear it to my Grandparents 65th wedding anniversary party/family reunion in Cape Cod. I'm also liking Kara on fb - thanks!

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  13. I would wear it to the office. The only fabulous thing about being a lowly grad student is wearing what you want :)

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  14. This would be the perfect dress to wear to a family even that my husband and I have later this summer. It would look wonderful with a set of pearls and some pearl earrings.
    This is such a stunning dress.


    I am a follower of Kara's blog.

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  15. This is an adorable dress... and I am from Richmond too! I would wear it for my son's baptism or birthday party.

    tribespider at yahoo

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  16. Every.single.party this summer. (on the Cape of course). My holy grail dress is a structured, preppy, navy wrap dress. I never thought I'd find it. I followed the blog and liked on facebook.

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  17. I will wear this dress to a summer picnic!!

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  18. I would wear this date on a summer dinner date!

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  19. This dress would be amazing for my best friends wedding festivities on the Cape this July!

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  20. Also, I posted to my blog too :)

    http://cocktailsandfriendship.blogspot.com/

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  21. I follow the blog:)

    I have an engagement party on the NJ shore at a bath and tennis club that this would be the perfect dress for! The ruffles are so romantic!

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  22. I would love to wear this dress to a friend's wedding this summer!!!

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  23. I also 'like'd her on Facebook and am now following her blog also. Thank you!!

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  24. Perfect for the beach! xx
    1. I follow your blog
    2. Kara's blog
    3. I like the FB page

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  25. Oh my start! LOVE this design!
    I would wear mine to The Fish House down in Key Largo when I visit there next month.
    Following her blog and facebook too!

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  26. I would wear this on fourth of July!

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  27. I would love to wear this dress to 4th of July. I follow Designs by Kara Kihm's blog. I like them on facebook. I also blogged about this giveaway at http://carolina-on-my-mind.tumblr.com/.

    Thanks so much. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  28. I live in Richmond! How exciting to see a giveaway from someone local.

    I'd wear that adorable dress wine tasting at some VA vineyards!

    I follow Kara Kihm's blog and just became a facebook fan.

    Thanks!

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  29. this adorable dress would be perfect with two KEP bangles and some orange sandals (the Hermes espadrilles would be a dream!) at my friend's battery park rooftop 4the of july party! xo

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  30. This dress is ideal for the Fourth! I will be spending my holiday this year on a girls trip in San Antonio, and this dress has the perfect class to fit into a 4th of July spent with the family.

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  31. I would wear this dress to my sister's birthday party, on the Fourth of July, or at a party at a boat club. I also now follow Kara's blog!

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  32. PLEASE ONLY LEAVE ONE COMMENT WITH ALL INFORMATION!

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  33. This dress would be a stunning choice for my Minnesota hometown's annual ice cream social and croquet tournament June 21st!

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  34. I'd definitely wear that on my trip to Georgetown this summer!

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  35. I LOVE this dress. I would wear it to work and to picnics on the weekend.

    I follow her blog AND am a FB fan.

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  36. Love it, Kate! Would love to take this on vacay to St. Simons Island!
    Following on blog & FB & tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Forever29Blog/status/78532593733218304

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  37. Love love the dress, and I would wear it on our vacation to emerald isle in august : )

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  38. I love this dress. I will wear it all the time to work with my red or white Kino sandals. And perfect for dinner out at the Crystal Coast~

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  39. rehearsal dinner that im a bridesmaid in. I need to look cute since im the only single one!!!

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  40. Gaaah. I love this dress! And I WILL wear this on the 4th of July at Lake Tahoe if weather permits. So dang cute! x

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  41. This dress would be perfect for me to wear to the dinner party coming up in July!!!
    BroncoMom

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  42. I'd wear this to a military picnic with my husband's company! :-)

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  44. This would be perfect for my 4th of July trip to Pensacola to see my best friend and niece!!


    I also am now following her blog and am a fan on facebook!

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  45. One of the days during Rush Week for our sorority!

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  46. Following you and Kara on GFC, and I liked her FB as well!

    I'd wear this dress on my honeymoon!

    ashleyborysewich@gmail.com

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  47. Love it! I would wear it on a date with my hubbie!

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  48. The dress is so adorable! I would wear it to a 4th of July party my parents are hosting ot celebrate their new home being finished.

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  49. It's adoable! I would wear it to church and shopping.

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  50. I would love to win this dress so I could wear it everywhere. It's so versitile that I could wear it on a holiday or even to work (as a nanny).

    (Following Kara's blog, Liked on facebook, and I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/pondhopper :) )

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  51. i would wear this dress on the 4th of July (which is also my honeymoon) :)

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  52. Gosh if I won this beautiful dress I would wear it everywhere! First of all would probably be my family's annual 4th of July cookout!

    I'm following Kara's blog and like her designs on FB.

    That's a total of 3 entries! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Hope I win!

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  53. Also I follow Designs by Kara Kihm's blog :)

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  54. follow the blog and am a fan on fb; I so rarely enter blog giveaways, but her dress is just too darling to not take a stab at it! thank you both for this great opportunity :)

    xoox

    kHm

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  55. I would LOVE this dress to wear to the Cape for 4th of July!

    I follow Kara Kihm's blog
    AND I tweeted about the blog and the contest!

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  56. And I like Kara on facebook!

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  57. I will wear it in Myrtle Beach this summer!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I'd wear this dress for my wedding shower with all of my girlfriends this August...love it!

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  59. Oh my gosh i'm dying to wear this dress! I have been looking for a Nautical Dress all summer because we need to wear a Nautical Dress for our sorority Bid Day and I would wear this to all my cookouts this summer!! I like designs by Kara Kihm on Facebook and I follow Kara's blog.

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  60. I would wear this dress during the second night of formal recruitment at my school, and during the 15th annual end of summer party we have on the beach with my neighbors, family and friends in Hilton Head Island! I now follow Kara's adorable blog, like her Facebook page, and Tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/#!/MLGilling

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  61. I follow both blogs and like Kara on FB. I would wear it to my son's 1st birthday / holiday party. The theme is Anchors Away Look Who's 1 today!!

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  62. This would be perfect for my upcoming vacation to the beach!

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  63. How fun! I will be wearing it all over Cape Cod in August. Such a cute design!!

    And I just started following Kara's cute blog too.

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  64. the dress would be perfect at the Homestead Resort on the 4th of July!
    I liked Designs by Kara Kihm on facebook and tweeted about it here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/ramseyrc

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  65. I love this!!! The ruffles are so cute!! It is def. perfect for 4th of July or any wedding shower. I follow designs by Kara Kihm and also liked it on facebook :)

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  66. Beautiful dress! I'd wear to my first day of class in August. Although I'm sure I'd wear it other places before then.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  69. um, better question: where wouldn't I wear it?!

    Graduation lunch with the BF's parents is a MUST :)

    I also follow Kara's blog.

    (woops left 2 comments by accident first, but deleted them, sorry!!)

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  70. I would wear this dress to a Cleveland Orchestra concert this summer!!

    I blogged about the giveaway here: http://youguesshowmuch.blogspot.com/2011/06/informant-and-thankful-thursday.html

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  71. I think I would probably wear it to dinner downtown (Charleston)!
    I just became a follower of Kara's Blog and just liked her business on FB!
    ~steph aka Nancy

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  72. This dress would be great to wear to my beach vacation coming up or to 4th of July festivities!

    I also liked Kara Kihm on FB!

    I also follow her blog!

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  73. I will wear this dress to church - and I'm the Pastor! Not only would I feel beautiful, elegant, feminine and fun leading my church on Sunday, but it would be a great way to introduce my congregation to Kara's designs! During the summer I wear pretty dresses rather than robes because of the heat.

    (I also follow Kara's blog, 'like' her FB and rather than blogging/tweeting, I'll post a link on my FB for her) - I hope that qualifies for the three additional entries

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  74. Where wouldn't I wear this dress? Perfect all summer!!! :)

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  75. I've done everything I can (all of it!) to enter!

    This is true ladylike fashion! Absolutely gorgeous. She is obviously incredibly talented. I would wear this on the 4th of July at the Top of the Hub here in Boston!! Perfecto with a bright red lipstique! :)

    Thank you for doing the giveaway!

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  76. gorgeous dress! I'd wear it to my best friend(of 20 yrs!) baby shower on July 17th!

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  77. LOVE this and I would wear it for Delta Gamma Recruitment on our nautical day! It would be perfect!

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  81. This would be perfect for my son's birthday party in August!


    I follow her blog.

    I like Designs by Kara Kihm on Facebook as Jo Sue

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/bvbabybv/status/79047634744115200


    bvbabybv at gmail dot com

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  82. I would wear this dress to dinner for my 1st wedding anniversary next month at the Grand Canyon!

    I am a facebook fan and blog follower!

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  83. Ohhhh! I would totally wear this dress for one of our work functions here in the city. I'm always looking for something unique that no one else will be wearing and I'm sure that people would be drooling over this number! :)

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  84. its looks like a wonderful birthday party ideas...food,music,dance and some kids birthday party games are also necessary to make a birthday party memorable...

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  87. 1. aah! I love this dress! I'd wear it to church, teaching, the beach, picnics...!

    2. I now follow Kara's blog :)

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  88. so cute! I could definitely wear this dress at work in the summer.

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  89. beautiful dress! 4th of July in Stone Harbour :)

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  90. 1. This dress would be PERFECT for an early August wedding I am attending!
    2. I liked Kara Kihms Blog!


    Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  91. This dress would be fabulous for an upcoming wedding that im attending.

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  92. I just became a facebook fan!

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  93. I follow Designs by Kara Kim's blog. Also, I "like" her facebook site.

    This dress would be perfect for any summer occasion. I think I would wear it to my sister's bridal shower in August!!! So cute =)

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  94. I would wear this at a picnic! Thanks!
    FB fan of Kara - Pinky Sade
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  95. I love these dresses so classic and girly! It will be my "goal" dress as I am pregnant right now and due in September so I plan to wear it for every occassion in 2012, and hey if I can make it in their this year even better!!

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  96. I would wear it to a wedding I have in July! I soo hope I win this! I am now a follower of her blog as well, hate I didn't see it before!

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  97. I would wear this on a fabulous date with my hubby! He's been gone for 7 months and I can't wait until we are reuinted next month!

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  98. How gorgeous! Would wear this LOTS of places, but 4th of July in FL with the in-laws would be so perfect!

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  99. This dress is adorable. I would wear it to my fiancé's family picnic on the 4th of July is Beverly Hills. I followed Kara's blog and liked her page on Facebook, too.

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  100. LOve this dress! I would wear it out one night to dinner or drinks on a patio somewhere.

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  101. I am following Kara's blog.

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  102. I liked "Kara"s designs on Facebook.

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  103. On a much needed date with my husband!!! (We haven't been on a date since the baby arrived :)

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