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Brands We Love Cats Jelly Shoes Mini Melissa Mommy & Me Pugs Shoes Smockingbird Spring Style

It's been a while!  We've been so busy shipping shoes I haven't had a moment to blog about them.  That's what we call good problems here in Smockingbirdland.

So to catch everybody up, Mini Melissa launched its new line earlier this month.  It is a home run!  There are some pretty happy little girls right about now.

Some of the highlights include amazing metallics, the cutest ever pugs, ducky rain boots, and Cinderella's glass slippers.  As always the little girl shoes tend to run about a size smaller than true-to-size, the big girl shoes are pretty much true-to-size, and all of the shoes are bubblegum scented.  It is seriously heaven when a shipment arrives!  Here are some of my favorites! 

Pugs are the newest Mini Melissa animal, and they are unspeakably cute.  Truth be told we aren't sure whether they are pugs or French bulldogs, but they have been a hit!  I can't seem to keep them in stock.  I will restock the pink pugs soon, so keep your eye out if you've been hoping for a bigger size and can't find them anywhere.  Sizing is pretty consistent with other animals, and you can find an exact sizing chart on our Facebook page.

There's something new for cat lovers, too!  Mini Melissa carried over its popular cat style in four new colorways: Pink Sparkle, Black Sparkle, Gold Sparkle, Silver Sparkle.  They are sparkly in a good way, as in the sparkles are in the fabric and don't come off as with glitter shoes.  I have to say, the Gold Sparkle Cats are amazing!  Some gold shoes are obnoxious, but these are classy and the prettiest color imaginable.  If you have to get just one cat, that's the one.  Sizing is the same as past season cats.  Order one size up than TTS (also one size up from Livie & Lucas if you wear those).

Zig zags are back for another season!  Zigs are a Mini Melissa classic and a summer staple.  This year they have a really nice medium pink, silver, and a rose gold that is TO. DIE. FOR.  Metallics are hot this season into next, so definitely pick up a pair.  Fit is slightly more snug than animals, although we wear the same size in both styles.

Other fun options include a new versions of bows and ballets!  This season the bows on the toes are made out of fabric, and the ballets are sparkly.  The bows fit about like the animals.  Ballets have a slightly more generous fit because of the square toe, and they feature an extra padded sole.


This season's rain boots are the best I've seen.  The ducks come in pink and yellow and are adorable whether you want to splash in puddles or wear them just because. 

There's something for babies, too!  The My First Melissas will fit most itty bitties (4.25" on the sole, 4" insole) and are adorable!  The style has the sweetest light pink bow on a fuschia shoe.  Start your little one's closet off right with these beauties. They also make the perfect baby shower gift and come in super cute packaging.  Warning: these may give you baby fever.

And FINALLY, something the big girls are excited about!  Mini Melissa licensed Cinderella's Glass Slipper from Disney and they are amazing.  The 3D butterfly on the toe is unreal, and the shoe is a translucent clear.  I wish they came in little girls sizes too!  Even at $105 they are selling out as fast as we get them in.  I know they are expensive, but your little girl needs these shoes, so order while you can.  People are buying multiple sizes for one child.  They are that epic.

That's about all the news in the Shoeniverse for now.  Check back on May 4th for something limited edition and amazing from Livie & Luca!

xo Smockingbird



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