Monday, April 25, 2011

Kendall K. Dress Giveaway

Seeing as it's the week of the blog's birthday (hey check out the feature Vanessa did on the bird at My Heart Blogged - love her!) I wanted to get this post up and share a gorgeous, recent addition to my closet.  Not long after I started blogging last spring, Kendall and I met and began following each other's blogs.  She got my attention right away because not only had she escaped Corporate America, she had taken a leap and started her own clothing line.  To see someone go for the gusto in a crazy economy was totally free bird style!

It has been incredibly rewarding and inspiring to watch Kendall's dream come to life.  From trips overseas to assembling her lookbook and selling her line, she has shared it all and allowed her followers to come along for the ride.  Last week she sent me the most beautiful dress - the "Amanda".  Suffice it to say I opened the box, slipped on the dress and immediately tossed on a pair of heels to wear the outfit for the remainder of the day...in the confines of my own home, working away answering the door only for UPS deliveries, but STILL.  Like all of her line, the dress has a wonderful vintage feel to it - very soft, airy and romantic - fully lined and much like the things you would find in Anthropologie.  Examine for yourselves:
~kendall k. - Amanda dress, Anthro belt, Vintage clutch, J.Crew heels, 
Melinda Maria rings and bracelets~
Details, details, details:  from the lace inset and gold buttons up top - 
to the lace finished edges and light layered ruffle at bottom - nothing is left out.
It was a perfectly breezy day yesterday and the fabric was flowing in the wind.  
I went with a darker belt and leopard heels, but after seeing the Jill Stuart
inspiration yesterday also tried the dress with my Loeffler Randall boots 
and a vintage leather belt from Mexico.  So many possibilities with this dress!

You can check out the kendall k. site here but before you do that...Kendall has graciously offered to give away the Amanda dress to one lucky reader of this free bird - she ships overseas as well so everyone is welcome to enter.  See details below and good luck...Happy Monday!

For one entry:
  1. This giveaway is open to readers/followers of this free bird - new followers always welcome.  Sign up via Google Friend Connect and let me know if you're new so I can say hi.  Please be sure to leave an email address where you can be contacted if you don't have a blog or have the email listed.

    and
        2. "Like" kendall k. on Facebook.
    For additional entries:
    1. Follow kendall k. on Twitter
    2. Follow this free bird on facebook
    3. Browse the kendall k. site and let us know which piece(s) catch your eye.
    4. Tweet about the giveaway.
    Winner of the Amanda dress will be announced next Monday May 2, 2011.  Here's hoping this freaking migraine headache is gone by then...wth is Easter without one.single.piece of chocolate??  Big ol' fail!!

    p.s.-I know it's a ton of likes and stuff, but I really want to help her get exposure plus allow for maximum ways to win.  Thanks for hanging in there!!

    159 comments:

    Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

    Ooh what a great dress for spring and summer! Thanks my dear! Of course I'm a follower and already follow Kendall K. on Facebook!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

    I follow you on Facebook (woohoo to restaurant progress!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

    The "Grace" ladylike dress is pretty cute!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Holli said...

    Wow, so glad to be introduced to this beautiful clothing line, with a stellar story behind it to boot! Awesome. I've been reading your blog for a couple of months..love it!

    Debby said...

    Oh, good for her! Love success stories. Her dress does have an Anthro vibe and you look so soft and beautiful wearing it! Hope you had a wonderful Easter, Carrie! xo

    Lisa Griffin said...

    this dress is so beautiful! i love the trendy "midi" length!
    www.indramaticfashion.com

    cdp said...

    What a beautiful dress! I am a new follower here with google but I also follow you on my facebook account, as as well as kendall K now. The Amanda dress, romantic blouse and the swing coat caught my eye. Thanks for the heads up on this beautiful clothing line. You look gorgeous in the dress!
    Carrie

    Cara said...

    So beautiful! Love the color :)

    Closet Fashionista said...

    Wow that dress is gorgeous!
    I follow you, derrr. And I just liked her on Facebook :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

    Closet Fashionista said...

    I also follow you on twitter with @Closet_Fashion

    Closet Fashionista said...

    And I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Closet_Fashion/status/62487494964420608

    Closet Fashionista said...

    I also followed Kendall on twitter

    Closet Fashionista said...

    AND I love the Alicia dress, sooo pretty

    Stephanie Shepherd said...

    The lace detail is lovely; also love the jenika lace swing coat on her site!

    Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

    Oh Carrie, I'm dying. That dress is amazing. Ok, ket me work my way through the list, I follow through google reader and I just liked her on fb.

    Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

    Just followed her on twitter.

    Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

    I think that dress is really my fav. Love the Brandy blouse too. Great stuff. So happy you introduced us to the site!

    Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

    And I tweeted it....

    Colleen said...

    Hi Carrie,

    I've been following your blog for almost the last year now. Love it! Congrats on it's bday! I also like kendall k. on facebook. Love the dress and all the girly details!

    Colleen said...

    I also follow you on facebook!

    Colleen said...

    I gotta say, this Amanda dress is definitely my favorite. So here's to hoping that I win! =)

    Another Day Another Outfit said...

    Such a cute dress!! I'm a follower and already like kendall k. on FB!!

    Michelle
    schelley16@gmail.com
    http://anotherdayanotheroutfit.blogspot.com

    Another Day Another Outfit said...

    I also liked you on FB!

    Michelle
    schelley16@gmail.com
    http://anotherdayanotheroutfit.blogspot.com

    Another Day Another Outfit said...

    And I follow kendall k. on twitter (@schelleysturdi1)!

    Michelle
    schelley16@gmail.com
    http://anotherdayanotheroutfit.blogspot.com

    Another Day Another Outfit said...

    I also love the "Grace" dress!

    Michelle
    schelley16@gmail.com
    http://anotherdayanotheroutfit.blogspot.com

    Jen said...

    I want that dress!!!! I would wear it with my new jade louboutins!!!! You look beautiful!

    Julie and Lauren said...

    Looks lovely! Following both : )
    Xx

    Katherines Corner said...

    I'm a happy follower! I'm so sorry it's been a while since I stopped by for a visit. I always enjoy my time at your lovely blog. Big Hugs!
    Oh I almost forgot, I'm having a giveaway to win a gorgeous dress too. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner for a visit.

    Katherines Corner said...

    following you and kendall k on facebook ( left a comment on both walls!)

    Katherines Corner said...

    tweet tweet, following kendall k on tiwtter @goaskkatie

    Katherines Corner said...

    All of her things are lovely. I like the sienna peasant top with lace. Hugs!

    Courtney Erin said...

    I'm a follower and a Facebook liker of Kendall K!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    Courtney Erin said...

    And I follow Kendall K on twitter.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    Courtney Erin said...

    And I like you on Facebook.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    Courtney Erin said...

    I loved the Alicia dress on the site as well, the pop of color is so pretty!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    indie.electronic.alternative. said...

    oh hell yes- i'm following you on google connect and facebook (duh) :) i'll follow her on facebook too! :)

    PursuitOfLLT said...

    of course following you. this is a great giveaway! love the dark belt with the dress!

    PursuitOfLLT said...

    following kendall on twitter.

    PursuitOfLLT said...

    liked you on fb!

    PursuitOfLLT said...

    fave pieces are the Amanda and the Grace---so chic!

    love jenny xoxo said...

    I love this look!!! So gorgeous!!!

    I'm a follower and I liked Kendall on fb!

    love jenny xoxo said...

    i also followed kendall k on twitter

    love jenny xoxo said...

    and liked you on facebook!

    love jenny xoxo said...

    i think my fav dress is the "amber" ruffle front dress, so cute!!!

    love jenny xoxo said...

    I Tweeted about the giveaway!

    Valerie said...

    Carrie, that dress is so romantic and pretty!!! I want one! It looks amazing on you. I liked her on facebook. Her story sounds so inspiring!

    Valerie said...

    I follow you on facebook. :)

    Valerie said...

    I follow Kendall K on twitter.

    Valerie said...

    I tweeted!

    xo
    Val

    Valerie said...

    Oh, and I love the "Grace" style. Amazing!

    Anna Jane said...

    great giveaway! sign me up, C!

    and, that outfit is oh-so-jill stuart...no need to drop 1G on that dress...this is so much better :)

    ruthy ann said...

    The Alicia and amanda are my favorite! I follow you and now Kendell on FB!

    Taylor said...

    GA- GA for that dress!!!!!!!!!! I am a follower and I LIKE her on FB! Duh, It was a smart thing to do!!!!!!!

    Taylor said...

    AND I TWEETED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (@curlyinthecity)

    Taylor said...

    And I am a FAN of yours on FB!!!!!!!

    Marcie said...

    Love this dress, Carrie! It is a true classic. I am a devoted follower and have "liked" Kendall on FB.

    xo Marcie

    Peetzi Jen said...

    I am a follower...for life! And I "liked" Kendall on Facebook. If I could, I'd LOVE! This dress is to DIE FOR!!!
    XOXO!

    Peetzi Jen said...

    I am now following Kendall on Twitter. :)

    Peetzi Jen said...

    I follow you on Facebook!

    Peetzi Jen said...

    Twittered!

    Peetzi Jen said...

    Love the Amanda dress and also the Sienna and Heather tops. Lovely stuff!

    Daisy said...

    this is an amazing dress, and you look so pretty! obvi I am a follower and I just liked her on facebook!

    Daisy said...

    I now follow kendall k on twitter!

    Daisy said...

    I liked you on facebook! (not sure why I didn't already! - hey that's what these things are for!!)

    Daisy said...

    I just tweeted!

    Dress giveaway from the lovely @kendallstyle via @birdgirlc http://thisfreebird.blogspot.com/2011/04/kendall-k-dress-giveaway.html

    Daisy said...

    seriously, everything on her site catches my eye. specifically the "charlotte" strapless lace dress!!

    Corks + Caftans said...

    Adorable. And I love the grassy meadowish thing you're standing in.

    Liked her on FB... about to go Tweet about it!
    xx
    C

    Katie said...

    You know I'm a follower- on here and FB!

    TheChambrayCountess said...

    That is SO pretty! I love the finishing details on it- that really sets it apart!

    TheChambrayCountess said...

    Oh, and I just tweeted about it.... I probably would have screamed if I had gotten that in the mail, btw ;)

    FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

    Holy hell that dress is insane! Loving the vintage feel of it. She has some amazing pieces...I'm diggin the "brandy" lace inset blouse and the "heather" ruffle front lace blouse. Gorgeous! I follow you on FB, Twiiter and GFC girl. Now following Kendall on FB too!

    xoxo

    Hope that migraine of yours goes away soon...so rude of it to over stay it's welcome!

    Ashleigh said...

    This is gorgeous! Just perused her site and I'm super impressed with the fabrics and detailing at those price points!
    Follower - duh :)

    Ashleigh said...

    Likin' the Bird on FB

    Ashleigh said...

    Just 'liked' Kendall K on FB

    Ashleigh said...

    Following Kendall on Twitter!

    Ashleigh said...

    I want this dress! http://kendallk.myshopify.com/products/amber-two-fer-dress-with-ruffle-front

    kimbirdy said...

    that's such a gorgeous dress and what an inspiring story of kendall to follow her dreams!

    i am, of course, a follower of yours, but i don't have facebook at all. can i still enter the giveaway?

    Danielle {breakfast at toast} said...

    Love it! You look fabulous. I'm a follower :)

    jamie said...

    OMG I looooove it!! Those leopard heels are PERFECT!! I am following you on GFC and Kendall on FB :)

    http://www.glamlatte.com

    jamie said...

    I'm following Kendall (and of course you) on twitter.

    http://www.glamlatte.com

    Annie said...

    so beautiful! I'm a follower and I just liked Kendall K on FB!

    p.s. I can't believe day 5 :( Please feel better asap!!!

    jamie said...

    Just tweeted the giveaway. (think I want this dress or what?) :)

    http://www.glamlatte.com

    Nikki said...

    It's a darling dress! I'm a follower and a Kendall K follower!

    Ms. Givens said...

    Like, like, following and it would all be so worth it for that dress! I already have the leopard print shoes. :)

    Taylor Bartik said...

    so so pretty! i am a gfc follower!

    heather yalin said...

    oh so pretty! i love those golden buttons, and with your leopard heels, yowza!

    liked kendall k!

    heather yalin said...

    i like you on fb too :)

    still haven't hopped on twitter, tho i've been thinking about it lately...

    My Heart Blogged said...

    I follow, and I like Kendall k. clothing on facebook. That dress is gorgeous. I hope I win!
    My Heart Blogged

    My Heart Blogged said...

    I like you on facebook.
    My Heart Blogged

    My Heart Blogged said...

    I really LOVE the "grace" ladylike dress with asymmetrical ruffle. The draping on it is phenomenal.
    My Heart Blogged

    My Heart Blogged said...

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/myheartblogged/status/62612404122562561

    My Heart Blogged

    My Heart Blogged said...

    Last but not least I follow Kendall K on twitter.
    My Heart Blogged

    Angga said...

    I seriously in love with this dress, and thanks to Vanessa from my heart blog I just discover your blog, am a follower through GFC and like Kendall on Fbook
    <3
    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

    Belle de Couture said...

    Love that dress!

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

    Catita said...

    wow this dress is a stunner! love it and count me in!
    plus congrats on winning the shopbop giveaway from Liv!
    xoxo
    CAtita

    Kristin W said...

    Such a great dress! Thanks for the into to Kendall K. Love her stuff! Follower...yep. Also liked Kendall on fb.

    Kristin W said...

    Followed Kendell on twitter!

    Kristin W said...

    Follow you on fb (um, obvs I really want to win!)

    Kristin W said...

    Just to continually bombard you with comments...tweeted ab the giveaway!

    Kristin W said...

    I am so obsessed with all of her "ruffle front" pieces. I think I especially like the Heather blouse!

    Ashley said...

    beautiful dress!

    Bonnie said...

    That dress is to.die.for.
    I love the feature that was done on you! What a huge compliment. :) You deserve it.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    drollgirl said...

    you look beautiful! and i love the vintage-y feel of this dress. fab!!!

    Kavery said...

    Love these shots of you. Hope you've settled down in your new place. I'm not on FB so guess I can't enter. :(

    Isabel said...

    im a follower and i liked kendal k on facebook :)

    Isabel said...

    i followed kendall k on twitter

    Isabel said...

    and im following you on facebook too :)

    Stacey said...

    love the dress-so romantic and delicate. fingers crossed that i win it!:-)

    Stacey said...

    liked Kendal on fb

    Stacey said...

    liked you on fb too!:-)

    style'n said...

    I really like her stuff and I have followed her. I need to head to her site and check out all her items. This dress is fabulous and something I would wear for sure! Love how you styled it.

    style'n said...

    I thought I was already following her on FB and just went on and Yes I am for sure!

    Rachel from Love a la mode said...

    Oh my gosh, so pretty! I can totally see myself wandering around the Middle East in this... (well, at least in tel aviv, ha.)It looks so airy and comfy.
    Bisous,
    Rachel
    http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

    Rachel from Love a la mode said...

    Also the "heather" ruffle front blouse is calling my name.
    Bisous,
    Rachel
    http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

    Vintage is for Lovers said...

    Why, of course you are sporting a Kendall K! Kendall is an amazing designer! It is so inspiring to follow the launch of her dream through her blog. Count me in on the give-a-way! How cool! Support your local artists! xo Samantha

    Torrie said...

    First things first, I wanted to tell ya that I Vanesssa's post... Love that you've fallen in your mom's footsteps after all! I've done the same thing when it comes to "discount shopping." For years, I refused to go near a clearance rack. Now, it's my first stop :).

    Second, I hope you're feeling better!! Still can't get over a 5 day migraine.

    Okay... as for this gorgeous dress- I follow you in my reader and I like her on FB!

    Torrie said...

    I follow Kendal on Twitter!

    Torrie said...

    I like you on FB!

    Torrie said...

    Just searched, and I must say... that dress is my absooute fave.

    Torrie said...

    Just tweeted!

    Miss Caitlin S. said...

    I temporarily froze my account so I can't like her on FB BUT I love, love, love, love, love this dress so much. I also love the grace dress, it's just gorgeous. I follow you and I follow her on Twitter now. I just can't like on facebook currently... ho hum!

    Krystal said...

    oooo the dress is so so pretty!!!! I follow you :) and liked her on FB :)

    Krystal said...

    I like the rose fitted corset tank, so cute...and followed her on twitter and tweeted! and i follow you on FB :)

    Ylenia said...

    ciao! I am a new follower!

    ♥ Ylenia
    from longuette

    Priscila Peters said...

    I like Kendall on facebook. And I love the dress. Thank you for this amazing giveaway.

    Faith J. said...

    I am already a This Free Bird follower on Google Friend Connect, and now I Liked Kendall K on Facebook as Faith Jayne!

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Faith J. said...

    I liked This Free Bird on Facebook as Faith Jayne!
    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Faith J. said...

    Browsed the site and am in love with the Sienna Peasant blouse!

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Alana said...

    Love your vintage clutch and heels!!! And the dress looks fab on you!

    Kara said...

    Gorgeous! I'm going to check out her blog now. I already follow you and now like Kendall's fb.

    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

    Kara said...

    like kendall k on twitter

    Kara said...

    like you on fb

    She Wore It Well said...

    waaah pick me!

    ADB said...

    What a beautiful dress! I am a new follower and I liked Kendall K on Facebook. Thanks!

    abigail.blodgett at gmail dot com

    ADB said...

    Also, my favorite design on her website is the "charlotte" strapless lace dress. Thanks!

    abigail.blodgett at gmail dot com

    Some Style... said...

    Oh, how lovely is this! following you sweets over here and facebook!

    fingers crossed!


    some_kind_of_style@yahoo.com

    Some Style... said...

    following Kendal over on Twitter! xoxo

    Some Style... said...

    Following This Free Bird over on Facebook! xoxo

    Some Style... said...

    so many lovely things on Kendall's site...but loving the "Amanda dress" the most!

    fingers crossed!

    fisiwoman said...

    Enter me please! Following via google and Kendal on FB (Ana Belén R M).

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

    fisiwoman said...

    Following kendall k. on Twitter (@Fisigiawa)

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

    fisiwoman said...

    Following you on FB (Ana Belén R M)

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

    fisiwoman said...

    I love "haydee" ruffle neck and split sleeve blouse


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

    fisiwoman said...

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Fisigiawa/status/64078104729104384

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

    maxfate said...

    What a perfect dress!!I'm a new Google Friend Connect follower-maxfate
    I Like kendall k. on Facebook.(Mary Somerville)

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

    maxfate said...

    I'm following kendall k. on Twitter (maxfate)

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

    maxfate said...

    I'm following this free bird on Facebook (Mary Somerville)

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

    maxfate said...

    The Brandy lace inset blouse is fantastic!

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

    maxfate said...

    I Tweeted (maxfate)Thank you~
    http://twitter.com/maxfate/status/64094677737029633

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

    Boheme.Fille said...

    New follower here, also I "like" kendall k on fb.

    boheme.fille@yahoo.com
    http://boheme-fille.blogspot.com/

    RosaLovesDC said...

    Oh I love your dress! Just liked Kendall K on Facebook.

    Suzy said...

    Hi! I have recently begun following your blog - and totally love it! - and have been following on my Google Reader, but was not a registered follower on your blog page - which I joined today! I gladly 'liked' the site of your friend on Facebook; as someone who loves to sew, but haven't ventured to come up with my own designs, it is a pleasure to watch someone else succeed in fashion! Thank you to both of you for sponsoring this dress give away!!!
    bichonluvr42005 at yahoo dot com

    ne-knopka said...

    I am follower and fan on fb

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

    ne-knopka said...

    Following kendall k. on Twitter-annakul

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

    ne-knopka said...

    like "sienna" peasant top with lace detail
    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

    Anna Walker said...

    I follow you !

    Anna Walker said...

    I am now following Kendall K on Twitter [Ps I thought I already entered this! I guess not!]

    Anna Walker said...

    I now follow you on Twitter [Yay! I was just wondering if you had one!]

    Anna Walker said...

    What I love the most from her store is the "Brandy" lace inset blouse! It's gorgeous!

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