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Essential Fall Layering

Adorable Essentials Boots Brands We Love Crewcuts Fall Layering Livie & Luca Matilda Jane Sheplers Smockingbird Style Tarjay

Your Smockingbird pretties can work all year long with a few key layering pieces, so we wanted to share some of our favorites.  These six staples will winterize your closet and have you ready for fall in no time!  1. Layering tees.  Wear layering tees under sleeveless styles to keep you warm AND fashionable.   Adorable Essentials has some fantastic styles at reasonable prices (and in tons of colors).  I like the 3/4" ruffled sleeve tee (pictured), the 3/4 bubble tee, and the long sleeve with a ruffle at the wrist.  I was seriously impressed with the quality!  Just make sure...

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Run and Buy These Wings Now.

Brands We Love Butterfly Douglas Toys Gro Growing Up Smockingbird Livie & Luca Outside Smockingbird Smockingbirdies Spring Style

When a mama tipped me off to these amazing wings, I picked up a couple of them on Amazon for the Smockingbirdies.  They are such a hit!   I chose butterfly wings for the girls.  Sophie chose a multi-colored butterfly and immediately ran all over the yard flapping her wings.  Mollie picked the Monarch.  She is hilarious and fluttered around yelling "I am the queen."  Mostly I loved that the wings encouraged imaginative play and running around outside.  I'm thinking they will be great for summer. The wings are made from a lightweight nylon that floats nicely.  The vibrant colors are gorgeous (and coordinated surprisingly well with the girls' Smockingbird outfits...

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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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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="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52b0d0ece4b0eb7def77ac12/t/53889304e4b08e1b1010b7ba/1401459464290/" /> 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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