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Party Pretty – Social Dress Shop Giveaway

I love doing giveaways on Mondays. I think it’s a great way to brighten up the day and get the week started…especially when we can do that with pretty dresses! I mentioned that I attended the launch party for my sweet friend Sarah’s new online dress boutique, Social Dress Shop. And can we take a minute to appreciate her cute tagline, Party Pretty?

The launch party was a “pop-up shop” where we got to see the dresses live and in person but her boutique will be an online store. Despite the fact that everything will be done via the Internet, you can always expect a very personal shopping experience…Sarah is very hands on and selects all of the dresses that she carries herself. She’s making regular trips to NYC to choose her collection and is always available to help match clients with the perfect dress for their occasion. Priority 2-3 day shipping is always free because let’s face it…it’s easy to wait until the last minute to select an outfit for a special occasion. Also, each package includes sparkly gift wrap and a special message, since getting a package in the mail should feel like a present!

I am so excited to support Sarah and host this giveaway. I can’t tell you how many conversations Sarah and I have had over the past couple of years about figuring out where we want to go in life and pursuing our passions…even at the cost of having to give up some stability. To see her make her dream happen after so much hard work, with some tears and frustration along the way, is really inspiring. I LOVE to see my friends succeed following a path that they feel passionate about.

The vision for Social Dress Shop came to life in 2010, when Sarah and her now-husband Ryan had multiple weddings to attend, including their own. Sarah and her girlfriends spent the year constantly challenged to find dresses for parties, showers, rehearsal dinners and weddings and got to know just how frustrating it can be when the right dress for the right occasion eludes you. She recognized the need for an online dress boutique that is both enjoyable to shop and constantly features fresh fashions from a cross-section of new and fresh designers. Fast-forward to the spring of 2012 when Sarah bit the bullet and jumped right in to the world of fashion retailing! Sarah is the first to tell you that Social Dress Shop is a real labor of love, and that she’s reinvigorated every time she hears about how the perfect party dress makes a customer feel special, confident and beautiful!

Check out this behind the scenes video!

Here’s what we’re offering you…a chance to win a $75 gift card to Social Dress Shop. This is a great opportunity to get a fabulous new cocktail dress for upcoming holiday parties!

Here are all the details on how to enter.
1. Like Peanut Butter Runner and Social Dress Shop on Facebook.
2. Check out the Social Dress Shop site and leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite dress.
3. Giveaway is open until midnight EST on Friday, November 23. One entry per person. U.S. residents only.
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  • Karlee November 19, 2012, 6:12 pm

    i love the walter dress!

  • Erica November 19, 2012, 6:14 pm

    What a great way to promote the Social Dress Shop! The website is very user friendly with many adorable dress! I am partial to the Alfred Side Pleat Silk Dress in Vixen. I live in NYC and wear a LOT of black, but I think I’m going to incorporate more color into my wardrobe this winter – and why not start with this! I can see myself in this for New Years Eve 🙂

  • Courtney November 19, 2012, 6:16 pm

    Love the Emilee Dress in Cobalt -would be perfect for work or a night out – great idea!

  • Courtney November 19, 2012, 6:18 pm

    Ah! So hard to pick a dress! But, I think my favorite is: ELEGANCE V NECK LACE DRESS IN JUNGLE LEAF-Madison Marcus.

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Hollie November 19, 2012, 6:19 pm

    I love the’ Elegance Lace Dress in Black.’ But they are all beautiful, tough to choose just one! 🙂

  • Tiffany November 19, 2012, 6:19 pm

    Alfred Side Pleat, Conrad Ring Back, Elegance Lace Dress, love the back of the Lela Ruffle Dress, and the Walter Dress. Too many to choose from!

  • meredith November 19, 2012, 6:23 pm

    Love the Alfred side pleat dress! Would be so easy to dress up/down. I bet it’d be a year-round favorite!
    Beautiful site by the way – clean, fresh, inviting design, and great to be able to see the front and back of the dresses so easily!

  • Kennedy November 19, 2012, 6:24 pm

    Love the Emilee dress by 81 Poppies!

  • Monica Williams November 19, 2012, 6:25 pm

    First I like to say there are so many cute dresses it was hard to choose a favorite, but I would say the Navy Blue Tube Halter Mini by Krisa is #1 for me! It my hubby’s favorite color and that would be a lovely dress for date night!!

  • Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin November 19, 2012, 6:38 pm

    Such gorgeous dresses!!! And amazing that your friend went after something she felt passionate about. I love the Vision Woven Dress in dark grey 🙂 Thanks Jen!

  • Emily November 19, 2012, 6:39 pm

    So hard to pick ! But I love the Krisa long sleeved mini-dress, such a pretty color and would be great for work or a night out!

  • Sarah November 19, 2012, 6:46 pm

    There are so many, it is hard to chose! I love the Vision Woven Dress. Thanks!

  • Jennifer November 19, 2012, 6:59 pm

    Love the Elegance Lace Dress in Black. Beautiful!

  • Ashley November 19, 2012, 7:28 pm

    I love the Zula peplum dress!! Sooo cute and easy to accessorize!

  • Madeline November 19, 2012, 7:29 pm

    I liked you both on FB! And I really like the Arnold Gown with Ring Detail in Black, sleek and sexy!!

  • Anna November 19, 2012, 7:35 pm

    great idea!!! my fav dress is the Celine striped dress!!! so cute!!!

  • Holly November 19, 2012, 7:36 pm

    I LOVE the elegance lace dress in black. I think it would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve party. I’ll definitely be shopping at the Social Dress Shop in the future.

  • Gabrielle S November 19, 2012, 7:52 pm

    It’s so hard to choose one- they would all be so fun to wear. Right now I’m looking for a rehearsal dinner dress so I would have to say the ELEGANCE V NECK LACE DRESS. Cute shop!

  • Taylor November 19, 2012, 7:57 pm

    Love the lurex shirred strapless dress in passionberry!!

  • Amy November 19, 2012, 8:02 pm

    Love the Elegance V-Neck Lace Dress! Such a pretty and flattering neckline.

  • Laura November 19, 2012, 8:05 pm

    Both pages liked on Facebook!

    I love the green Madison Marcus Elegance V-neck lace dress. That’s one of my favorite colors to wear, and I think it would be perfect for upcoming holiday parties.

  • Erin November 19, 2012, 8:14 pm

    How fun would a leather dress be?! I like the SAVVY VEGAN LEATHER DRESS by
    Heidi Merrick.

    P.S. Enjoy following your blog!

  • Jackie November 19, 2012, 8:21 pm

    Sarah’s dresses are beautiful! I love the variety. I am very into lace lately. I just got married 10 days ago and my dress was all lace so I would have to say the Elegance v neck dress in jungle leaf and long sleeve lace dress in black on my favorites.

  • Toni November 19, 2012, 8:22 pm

    Savvy vegan leather dress, perfect for work or play!!!

  • Kristen November 19, 2012, 8:26 pm

    I adore the erin fetherson dress. It would be perfect for holiday parties.

  • Katie F. November 19, 2012, 8:27 pm

    Love LOVING the Madison Marcus V Neck Lace Dress. From the emerald color to the delicate lace with scalloped neck and hemline, this dress is perfection. In that dress, I can’t imagine you’d walk into a party unnoticed this holiday season! Ps. I love the website, already pinned it for future party dress shopping!

  • Gabrielle (mareaviva) November 19, 2012, 8:29 pm

    I like both of you on Facebook!

  • Gabrielle (mareaviva) November 19, 2012, 8:32 pm

    Beautiful dresses — so hard to choose! ….but I love the 3/4 sleeve lace dress!

  • Heather C November 19, 2012, 8:34 pm

    I like the Celine Striped Dress!! Adorable.

  • brandee November 19, 2012, 8:43 pm

    Great shop! I love the Conrad Ring Back Detail dress in Black. I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect little black dress!

  • Katie November 19, 2012, 8:43 pm

    Love the vision woven dress…these are adorable dresses!

  • bryce November 19, 2012, 8:45 pm

    love the elegance lace dress in black for the holidays!!

  • Kim G November 19, 2012, 8:47 pm

    I love the Walter dress! Seems like such a versatile piece. You could wear it in the winter with tights and cute boots or in the summer with a pair of fun wedge sandals. The color works for any season. Love the site!

  • Katie November 19, 2012, 8:48 pm

    Been lusting after the Heidi Merrick vegan leather dress since the pop-up shop!

  • Lauren November 19, 2012, 8:54 pm

    I love the ELEGANCE V NECK LACE DRESS in jungle leaf! Great for all year round!

  • krys November 19, 2012, 8:59 pm

    i LOVE the Elegance v neck dress in jungle leaf!!

  • Rachel @ For the Love of Chocolate November 19, 2012, 8:59 pm

    I already like PBR on Facebook, and just liked The Social Dress Shop there as well. My favorite dress is the Elegance Lace Dress in Black by Madison Marcus!

  • Anna November 19, 2012, 9:05 pm

    I love both Emilee dresses!

  • Heather @ girlyeverafter November 19, 2012, 9:05 pm

    I like both on FB. The Ollie Dress is my favorite. Animal print is classic and with the sparkle it’s perfect of all holiday parties.

  • Julie November 19, 2012, 9:06 pm

    The Tube Halter Mini is awesome!!!

  • Lauren McKinney November 19, 2012, 9:08 pm

    I absolutely love the Alfred Side Pleat Dress in Vixen! The pop of magenta would stand out in my closet since I typically stay with safe colors (tons of neutrals and blacks). I also like the Babs Bibb Mini in Raspberry because it is close to the same color and the backless feature is just… WOW! Thanks for bringing me to this site, you both got two FB likes today!

  • Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate November 19, 2012, 9:14 pm

    I love the Alfred Side Pleat, so adorable!

  • Emily November 19, 2012, 9:42 pm

    I love the website! My favorite is probably the Zula Peplum dress in both colors! Peplum is such a flattering fit. Great idea, Jen!

  • Abby November 19, 2012, 9:50 pm

    I LOVE the elegant lace dress! It would be so perfect for Christmas parties and winter weddings!

  • Judith November 19, 2012, 9:59 pm

    So many amazing choices that its hard to choose one! I can’t get the Twiggy dress off my mind 🙂

  • aly November 19, 2012, 10:01 pm

    Love the contrarion birdie bow dress! the cut and color are PERFECT!

  • Kerr November 19, 2012, 10:05 pm

    I like both of you on Facebook and my favorite dress is the vision woven dress in grey.

  • Alison November 19, 2012, 10:14 pm

    The Zula Peplum dress would be perfect for my office holiday party. What a great way (and time) to introduce people to the site!

  • Betsey November 19, 2012, 10:28 pm

    I love the Elegance V Neck Lace Dress in Jungle! And I liked you both on facebook!

  • Michelle November 19, 2012, 10:28 pm

    I like you both on Facebook. I love the elegance lace dress in black!

  • Laura November 19, 2012, 10:30 pm

    so fun! I liked both of yall on facebook and i love the lela ruffle dress! what a cute site!

  • Jodi November 19, 2012, 10:39 pm


  • Kim November 19, 2012, 10:49 pm

    I love the elegance lace dress!! It’s so cute!

  • Krissy November 19, 2012, 10:49 pm

    I like the Celine Striped Dress. So cute!

  • Marli November 19, 2012, 11:14 pm

    I love the Walter dress. Such a pretty color and I love a dress with sleeves. Perfect for horse races here in Kentucky.

  • Jessica Kempainen November 19, 2012, 11:19 pm

    Love the Madison Marcus Elegance Lace Dress in black!

  • Maureen November 19, 2012, 11:36 pm

    I love the Madison Marcus lace dress – I have been looking for something like this all season!

  • Stephanie November 20, 2012, 6:07 am

    The Elegance V-Neck lace dress in Jungle Leaf is absolutely gorgeous and exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s always so tough to find a great dress to wear as a guest to a wedding. Congrats to your friend for making her dream happen- I’m sure a lot of hard work went into it, but the website is beautiful!

  • katherine d November 20, 2012, 6:12 am

    liked both pages on fb and i LOVE the 3TN Siren Dress

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Krai November 20, 2012, 6:16 am

    Wow, they are all so beautiful! I would have to go with the lace Madison Marcus dress…..so pretty!!!

  • Pam November 20, 2012, 7:59 am

    Hard to choose just one dress! I think I’ll choose two, Arnold and Siren…love this idea! Pretty!

  • Autumn November 20, 2012, 8:44 am

    My favorite is the Emillee Dress in Poppy, they are all gorgeous though!

  • Rachel Toler November 20, 2012, 8:49 am

    I LOVE the Celine Striped Dress or the Emilee Dress in Red Ikat. Her tagline is perfect “Party Pretty”…who doesn’t want to party pretty?! 🙂

  • Shivon November 20, 2012, 8:52 am

    I love the Emilee Dress in Cobalt!!!

  • Mary Beth November 20, 2012, 8:56 am

    Toss up between the Emilee Ikat and Lela!

  • Soumya November 20, 2012, 9:14 am

    I love the emilee dress in cobalt!!

  • Caroline C November 20, 2012, 9:54 am

    I love the Walter Dress by Rory Beca! As a college student, it would be perfect for any and all date functions for the winter. So versatile and appropriate for the season!

  • Mary-Catherine November 20, 2012, 9:56 am

    What an awesome idea and site!!!! I appreciate how user friendly it is and how you can see the back image of the dress by just moving your mouse over the picture.

    There are so many fun and great options to choose from, but I think I’d either have to go with ALFRED SIDE PLEAT SILK DRESS IN VIXEN because I love the color and am trying to stop wearing so much black, because it has long sleeves, and because it would be easy to dress up or down for any occasion), OR ZULA COLORBLOCK PEPLUM DRESS because the colors are so pretty together and it would be a wonderful work dress!

    Have a great Thanksgiving! MC

  • Leah November 20, 2012, 10:03 am

    I love the Emilee dress! The cobalt is gorg!

  • Kacey K November 20, 2012, 10:08 am

    I love how easy it is to see the whole dress on the website! There are so many cute dresses, but I like the simple Zula Peplum Dress in black the best, I think. I’ll definitely bookmark this site to use in the future!

  • Ashley November 20, 2012, 10:18 am

    I love all the dresses but I would have to say the one that caught my eye first was the Emilee Dress in Cobalt. It is so elegant and fun at the same time. You could dress it up for New Years or dress it down with boots for a wine day!

  • lelia November 20, 2012, 10:19 am

    It’s hard to choose! If I had to pick a dress to wear right this second, I wish I had the long sleeve mini dress – http://www.socialdressshop.com/products/long-sleeved-mini-dress. Beautiful color, can dress up or down!

  • Christine November 20, 2012, 10:36 am

    I like them all but I really like the Emliee Dress in Cobalt!

  • Sarah November 20, 2012, 10:54 am

    Just can’t get enough of the Zula Peplum dress in black. So versatile and so many options as to how to wear it! Perfect closet staple!

  • Katy November 20, 2012, 10:59 am

    The Emilee is perfect! Such a fun site!!

  • Becca B November 20, 2012, 11:05 am

    I like you both on FB! i love the celine dress!

  • Kacy Pleasants November 20, 2012, 11:09 am

    I always wear black, so I think my husband would like to see me in something other than a black dress. I really like the Emilee Dress in Colbalt!

  • Clara November 20, 2012, 11:17 am

    I absolutely love the 3TN Siren Dress! It would be perfect for my sorority formal

  • Katherine November 20, 2012, 11:44 am
  • Amy November 20, 2012, 11:51 am

    I’m not on facebook, but i definitely checked out her site-love it! what a great idea! I would really love the elegance lace dress-I’m totally into lace dresses right now, but I haven’t been able to find one that I really like!

  • Iliana R November 20, 2012, 12:16 pm

    I love the Lurex Shirred Strapless Dress in Passionberry!

  • Sarah S November 20, 2012, 12:20 pm

    The Elegance V Neck Lace in Jungle Leaf by Madison Marcus. Love the color, love the cut (hopefully it works for tall people) ! Surfing your site makes me happy! Great work.

  • Lauren K November 20, 2012, 12:40 pm

    Hmm, I love the Elegance Lace dress in black although I am not sure I can pull that off! Emilee dress in cobalt is probably more me. I pretty much love anything in cobalt! Great site and great dresses!

  • Lauren November 20, 2012, 1:02 pm

    I like the Zula Peplum dress.

  • Lauren November 20, 2012, 1:30 pm

    I can’t pick between my two favorites: the Celine Striped Dress and the Zula Colorblock Peplum–both are awesome!

  • Katie November 20, 2012, 1:30 pm

    I LOVE the Elegance Lace Dress in Black

  • Laura K. Womble November 20, 2012, 1:45 pm

    I love LELA RUFFLE DRESS by Annie Griffin. It reminds me of a blouse I used to own from J.Crew, and I love the T-back! Great giveaway and online concept!

  • Megan A November 20, 2012, 1:49 pm

    I love the Elegance Lace Dress in black. I love to buy clothes that are timeless and beautiful… this one that is both!

  • Ali @ Around the VeggieTable November 20, 2012, 2:04 pm

    The black elegance lace dress is amazing!

  • ashley November 20, 2012, 2:09 pm

    They’re all so cute! But my favorites are the Lela Ruffle and the Emilee in Cobalt.

  • Tara November 20, 2012, 2:12 pm

    I really like the Erin Fetherston 3/4 sleeve Lace dress.

  • Lucy November 20, 2012, 2:20 pm

    I really love the savy vegan leather dress!

  • Sarah Gay November 20, 2012, 2:34 pm

    LOVE the Barbara Bib dress. Have been wanting a backless dress! I used to work with Sarah’s husband, Ryan. Small world – fun to see her success!

  • Amanda November 20, 2012, 3:29 pm

    Social Dress Shop has so many fabulous dresses!!! It was definitely hard to pick but I love the Walter Dress! Thank you for hosting this giveaway:)

  • Ali November 20, 2012, 3:31 pm

    I love the celine striped dress!

  • Heather November 20, 2012, 4:46 pm

    Love the vegan leather dress!

  • Alexandra November 20, 2012, 5:10 pm

    Ahh such a fabulous site!! I will definitely be ordering something soon whether I win or not! Love the Elegance Lace Dress!

  • Kara November 20, 2012, 6:33 pm

    I love the Lela Ruffle dress. My friend Kelley bought the leather vegan dress at the launch party- very sassy! Fun post Jen 🙂

  • Hannah Tilley November 20, 2012, 6:52 pm

    I love the Elegance V Neck dress in the Jungle Green…. SO BEAUTIFUL!

  • Ruby November 20, 2012, 7:40 pm

    Already a fan of PBR and I added SDS as well! Great selection – nice work! I’m especially loving the blue tube halter mini by krisa!

  • jennyv November 20, 2012, 8:14 pm

    Emilee Dress in Red Ikat — so adorable!

  • Katy November 20, 2012, 9:39 pm

    Emilee dress in cobalt! Perfect perfect perfect!!

  • Caroline Clark November 20, 2012, 10:26 pm

    I’m loving them all, but I think my favorite is the ELEGANCE V NECK LACE DRESS IN JUNGLE LEAF!

  • Jen November 20, 2012, 11:06 pm

    Great idea for a shop! Liked you both on FB. I’m liking the Emilee dress by 81 Poppies dress – the cobalt blue is gorgeous and I love the sleeves and length!

  • Deborah Graham November 20, 2012, 11:13 pm

    I love the Elegance V Neck lace dress in Jungle Leaf! (I liked both of the Facebook pages, too)

  • Coop November 21, 2012, 7:18 am

    I love the “Elegance V Neck Lace Dress in Jungle Leaf,” dress! It is feminine and flirty, yet classy! I’d love to rock this dress this holiday season! 🙂

  • Sarah November 21, 2012, 7:56 am

    I love the 81 poppies Emilee dress in Red Ikat — gorgeous and perfect for the holidays!

  • meghan@strugglemuffins November 21, 2012, 8:53 am

    Love love love the Elegance V Neck Lace Dress!

  • Courtney November 21, 2012, 9:09 am

    Obsessed with the “Elegance Lace Dress in Black.” I love love love LACE! The nude undertone is so sexy, but the longer sleeves and high neck line make it the perfect amount of sexy and covered up. Perfect.

  • Katie M November 21, 2012, 9:22 am

    I like the Emilee Dress in Red Ikat.

  • Jessica November 21, 2012, 10:13 am

    This shop is so cute! I wish I lived closer to it! I liked both pages on Facebook!

  • Jessica November 21, 2012, 10:17 am

    I love the EMILEE DRESS IN RED IKAT. Very unique and classy!

  • Ashley Campana November 21, 2012, 10:25 am

    I am going nuts over the Rory Beca Arnold Gown… so gorgeous, simple, and sexy! Love it. But I also looove the Naven lepoard party dress, because really, what girl doesn’t want to strut into a party in lepoard?

  • Ceec November 21, 2012, 11:00 am

    I’m loving the Krisa Long-sleeved mini dress! Such a great site, love that it’s free priority shipping 🙂

  • maria November 21, 2012, 11:17 am

    Hard decision, the dresses for Social Dress Shop are all super cute! I think my favorite is the Emilee Dress both in the Cobalt and the Red Ikat (I couldn’t decide!)

  • Kristin List November 21, 2012, 2:17 pm

    I LOVE the elegance lace dress in black…so gorgeous!

  • Katheryn November 21, 2012, 5:49 pm

    I am loving the Zula Peplum dress! Its so cute!

  • Erin November 22, 2012, 9:41 pm

    Love the elegance lace dress!

  • Pam Campana November 22, 2012, 11:21 pm

    Love, love, love the elegance lace dress in black.

  • Kristen November 23, 2012, 7:25 am

    Love the Zula peplum dress! Very chic.

  • Melissa November 23, 2012, 10:27 am

    Love the conrad ring back detail dress! they’re all beautiful!

  • Katie @ running4cupcakes November 23, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Love the tube halter mini – so cute!

  • She Rocks Fitness November 23, 2012, 4:59 pm

    Elegance Lace Dress in Black would be my choice! I’ve been wanting to rock a pretty lace dress this holiday season and this one looks FABULOUS! Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  • suraya November 23, 2012, 7:45 pm

    this site is a great find. thanks for sharing. i love the print and cut-out back on the “lela ruffle dress” by annie griffin. i have never wanted to pull of white more in my life.

  • Heather Newman November 23, 2012, 8:14 pm

    I like the Alfred in Vixen!

  • Joey November 23, 2012, 9:15 pm

    I like dis one!

    Emilee Dress in Cobalt
    81 Poppies

  • Jenny November 23, 2012, 9:45 pm

    I am in love with the Elegance Lace Dress in Black by Madison Marcus. It’s perfect for any holiday occasion! Thanks for the contest!

  • Jenny November 23, 2012, 9:46 pm

    I am in love with the Elegance Lace Dress in Black by Madison Marcus. It’s perfect for the holidays! Thanks for the contest!

  • erin mcdermott white November 23, 2012, 11:04 pm

    ohhh!!! i love them all!! after scrolling through every dress, I think that I love the walter dress the best! I think that i could dress it up and wear that for an evening out in charlotte, but also keep it super casual and just wear it out to lunch. i’m so excited about this giveaway and can identify with anyone who is following their passion and taking major leaps! awesome inspirational giveaway!! xoxoxoxo.

  • gina November 23, 2012, 11:29 pm

    Love the v neck dress in jungle leaf! So feminine and fun!

  • Amanda November 23, 2012, 11:53 pm

    I love all the Rory Beca dresses-so beautiful! My favorite is the Conrad dress, but I love the Arnold as well.

  • Erika Welsh November 24, 2012, 12:25 am

    Beautiful dresses! I love the Vision Woven Dress in Dark Grey 🙂

  • Bess @ Bess Be Fit November 24, 2012, 8:38 am

    I like PBR and Social Dress Shop on Facebook!

  • Bess @ Bess Be Fit November 24, 2012, 8:40 am

    I love the Walter Dress by Rory Beca! The emerald green color is amazing 🙂

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