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Once in a Lifetime

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Hello (almost) Fall!

Did you all catch the eclipse this week?  My cell phone photos didn't look like much, but someone was nice enough lend me eclipse glasses and THAT was a great view.  How remarkable that on a random Tuesday afternoon we all got to enjoy something that happens literally once in a lifetime.  It made me happy to see so many people stop whatever important things they were doing and make time to be a part of that magic.  In 6th grade our teachers took us out in a bus in the middle of the night to see Halley's Comet, another one-in-a-lifetime happening. It's difficult for me to process that as much as I take for granted the warmth of the sun, the cycles of the moon, and the sparkle of the stars, sometimes they all align in a special way never to be seen again. 

SO we decided to go with a celestial theme for this Knithaus release.  It's a nod to eclipse week, the beauty all around us, and a reminder to stop and enjoy all the special moments, celestial and otherwise, that will not pass this way again.

This collection of Little Knit Dresses is magic.  The colors could not have come together in a more beautiful way.  From warm paprika to rich plum, deep navy to bold stripes, wintery gray to classic black, it is a palette that is so yummy you will want every piece!  These dresses have me excited for cooler weather, and the 3/4 sleeves can ease us right into fall. 

We also had so much fun shooting this release!  We used tonal hunter boots and added vintage-style bows from The Ruffled Cupcake for a fun monochromatic look.  The dresses really pop against the neutral walls!  And of course the girls wowed me with their own styling. It's so much fun to see their personalities and unique style shine through.   

We think you'll love the lineup!

Sunset is sewn from the best warm paprika.  It screams fall and also is perfect for Halloween festivities.  Dress it up or down, you will love this color.  A portion of the sales of Sunset will be donated to Camp Jean.  Camp Jean is a rescue and sanctuary for "death row" dogs who have no time left at county shelters. These are good dogs who just need some time and love and training. Most will be available for adoption, but others will live out their lives at Camp Jean. Donations help provide medical care for both the adoptable pets as well as the sanctuary pets.  

 

Moonflower is a gorgeous rich plum dotted with vibrant florals.  It is girly and styles a thousand ways!  I'm loving the mustard tights and brogues but also think it would be great with grey-blue ballets and knee highs.   A portion of the sales of Moonflower will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra.  This nonprofit encourages children to embrace their individuality, to express themselves creatively, and follow their artistic dreams. Donations help provide art & music supplies to underprivileged children throughout the world.

Eclipse is the classic little black dress.  It styles a million ways and is a must for all fashionistas! Tilly really did an amazing job styling this dress - definitely check out all the photos on FB and IG.  A portion of the sales of Eclipse will be donated to Cowboy Up For a Cure.  This non-profit organization provides funding to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer.

 

Orbit might be my secret favorite!  Bold stripes meet vibrant blooms in the most fantastic fabric I have seen in a while.  It is a must.  A portion of the sales of Orbit will be donated to Pretty Brainy.  This nonprofit empowers girls by recognizing them as the thinkers, problem-solvers, leaders, and innovators who are and will continue to make the world a better place.  The organization gives girls ages 10 to 18 growth opportunities to develop their STEAM abilities and genius to positively impact their communities and world.

Midnight is sewn from a deep navy ground sprinkled with feathers so detailed you can almost feel their softness.  I love a true navy and bird feathers make it even more special!  A portion of the sales of Midnight will be donated to Pilots N Paws.  This nonprofit organization is a meeting place for volunteers engaged in the valuable services of rescuing, sheltering and adopting animals, and volunteer pilots and plane owners willing to assist with animal transportation. The intent of Pilots N Paws is to provide an environment in which volunteers can come together and arrange or schedule rescue flights, overnight foster care or shelter, and all other related activities. 

Atmosphere is another one I absolutely love!  Snowy owls and birds perch on a soft grey ground.  Notes of gold, coral, aqua, and brown in this wintery scene make for endless options.  Do yourself a favor and scroll IG to see all the amazing ways Kate styled this dress.   A portion of the sales of Atmosphere will be donated to Hawk Talk, a nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates hawks, owls, eagles, kites, falcons, ospreys, and other birds of prey that cannot be released back into the wild. 

This fall collection drops at 8 PM EST.  Each of these colorways is ready to ship in sizes 2-10.  If you miss your size or prefer a different sleeve length, go the custom drop down and create your own little knit dress as unique as you are.

We hope you love this collection as much as we do, and wear and enjoy it for all the everyday moments and once-in-a-lifetime moments, too.

XO

Smockingbird

 



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