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Meet Suri Eleanor... and our new Suri Dress!

Growing Up Smockingbird Smockingbirdies Suri Teddy Bear Vintage

We have a great team here at Smockingbird, so we love to name new styles after our Smockingbirdies.  Suri Eleanor has been with us for a couple of years now and it's been so fun to watch her grow up.  We are well overdue for her dress! You've seen Suri in so many of our photos.  The camera loves her, and mom Anny is an outstanding photographer.  Definitely go check out her portfolio at Oakhart Portrait House.  If you are anywhere near the Kansas City area you need to schedule a session! Suri is four now, and she was up for an interview....

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Smockingbirdies take American Girl Store!

American Girl Brands We Love Fun Growing Up Smockingbird Kids Fashion Livie & Luca Shopping Smockingbird Smockingbirdies Winter

This post is completely overdue, but still worth sharing because the Smockingbirdies had the best time.  The girls received American Girl dollies from Santa a couple of years ago.  They have a pretty nice assortment of clothing and accessories at this point and seem to really enjoy them.  But the girls had never been to the AG store themselves!   So, we made it a girls day.  The Smockingbirdies brought their dollies and a pet, and we headed to AG Atlanta with appointments for hair, reservations for the bistro, and plenty of time to look and shop. The hair salon is really...

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Fall Growing Up Smockingbird Holidays Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.   Growing up we enjoyed huge Thanksgiving dinners at Grandma's house.  Tables of food snaked from the kitchen into the rest of the house.  Tons of people came.  Family.  Extended family.  Family friends.  Pretty much anybody who didn't have a place to go was welcome.  I loved the house full and buzzing with excitement.   Thanksgiving always started early with cooking, mimosas, the Macy's parade, and kids sneaking rolls from the table . . . then progressed to Grandpa carving the bird and a big midday meal with stories and so much laughter . . . then a...

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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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Fall Livie & Lucas

Boots Brands We Love Fall Livie & Luca Matilda Jane Smockingbird Suede Well Dressed Wolf

Fall Livie and Lucas are here.  They are adorable! It's all about the BABY this fall.  Livie and Luca baby shoes are the cutest on the market!!  Tiny versions of favorite styles make for great baby shower gifts and big sister-little sister matches.  The details on the baby shoes are amazing, from the stretchy ankle to the tiny grips on the sole.  Precious! Petals are a girl's best friend.  Sweet as ever, this season's colors include gorgeous silver and bronze with glitter details.  These are neutral enough to match everything and sparkly enough for holiday fashion.  The new dark green...

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