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Melissa: Mama's New Best Friend

Brands We Love Jelly Shoes Melissa Mini Melissa Mom Style Mommy & Me Shoes

If you've been stockpiling Mini Melissa for your girls (and we've seen some AMAZING collections!), you already know about the ultrasoft rubber fabric and craveable bubblegum scent.  You definitely need a pair (or five) for yourself!  Melissas are the most comfortable shoes.  They will be your new best friend.  Clockwise from the top:  silver sparkle zig zags, rose gold fitas, black sparkle papels, rose gold zig zags, black sparkle zig zags, gold sparkle papels, black fitas.  Not pictured: matte gold fitas and grey sapatilhas are on the way! Fitas, papels, sapatilhas and zig zags are all made from the Campana mold, so...

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State of the Shoeniverse

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...

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Fall Livie and Lucas are HERE!!

Brands We Love Fall Kids Fashion Livie & Luca Shoes Smockingbird Suede

The fall Livie and Luca line is here and we couldn't be happier with these beauties.  They are even more stunning in person!  Think sweet details, smart craftsmanship, and adorableness that matches everything.  So we wanted to introduce the newest Livies with some "in real life" photos. <img src="" alt="pios.JPG" /> Pios are probably my favorite Livie style.  We have a thing for birds here at Smockingbird.  The fall Pio lineup includes turquoise and grape leather, and red and gray suede.  The sparkly birds on the leather shoes are so cute!  And I am in love with the soft suede.  Gray is...

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Livie Throwdown: Ruche vs Petal

Brands We Love Kids Fashion Livie & Luca Shoes Smockingbird Style

We are excited to be one of just a few boutiques carrying Livie & Luca's new limited edition Ruches!  This is Livie's twice-annual release to celebrate the change in season.  Shoes are produced in small quantities and offered exclusively at hand-picked stores.  Ruches are here and ready to ship at Smockingbird! <img src="" /> People have been asking about colors, sizes, fit.  So here's Smockingbird's review of the new Ruches and a comparison with Livie's famous Petals. The pro tempore Ruches are available in Cornflower Shimmer and Rose Shimmer.  I'm not a big fan of pastels, and in all candor, names like Rose and Cornflower had me...

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Livie and Luca Sizing

Brands We Love Livie & Luca Shoes Sizing Spring

With all the cute shoes in the Livie and Luca spring and summer lines, we are receiving a number of questions about how the different styles fit, particularly since Livie and Luca doesn't offer half sizes.  So Smockingbird decided to do a shoe line-up to compare the fit of different styles. <img src="" alt="sizing.JPG" /> The big picture:  Sophie comfortably wears size 10 in every style.  This is good news because in past years certain styles (Cartas in particular) ran a good half size bigger than the rest.  The sizing is much more consistent this year. The details:  We measured the soles of a size...

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