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Four New Ways to Give Back...

Giving Back Kids Fashion Knithaus Little Knit Dress Little Knit Tunic Pretty Things RWB Smockingbird

Knithaus is back with four new pretties, four new ways to give back, and another amazing silhouette! This release we have two gorgeous racerbacks in navy and red.  These are rich, stunning colors -- a deep true navy and the best pop of cherry red.   We also have a cobalt short sleeved dress with a circle skirt that twirls for dayyyys.  And we are debuting a new tunic!  Our Little Knit Tunic features a slight high-low effect with the center higher than the sides.  They are all amazing!  In keeping with our Knithaus tradition, we are giving back with every pretty...

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Knithaus!

Behind the Scenes Dreams Giving Back Kids Fashion Knithaus Little Knit Dress Pretty Things Smockingbird

Dear Smockingbird Family, This has been in the works for SO LONG that I can't even believe it is finally a reality.  Say hello to our newest collection: Knithaus.  I wanted a way to continue to mix in comfy knit dresses with our boutique line without the two competing. For a while I felt pulled between two great directions.  I love the rainbow of yummy knits, but my creative self thrives on fabric combinations and design.  And of course the girls reach for soft knit dresses as much as they enjoy dressing up.  Should I order mint chocolate chip or dark chocolate?  Duh, get two scoops!  There is room in...

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Ditching Black Friday for a Halo

#lovetrain #myhalo Black Friday Giving Back Our Little Life Style Positive Smockingbird Thanksgiving Winter

Black Friday has become so crazy that I'm not a big fan.  I love the hunt for a bargain and scoring great prices on amazing products.  But it's hard for me to get behind a holiday where people trample each other for DVDs, skip family time and Thanksgiving dinner to stand in line for days, and fill up their carts with excessive CRAP in the name of a sale.  I also feel it's pretty rotten when stores open on Thanksgiving to get a jump on the competition, essentially trading their employees' holiday for profit.  It's consumerism at its worst. <img src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52b0d0ece4b0eb7def77ac12/t/546d1770e4b08897ae0863f5/1416435571310/" /> Between my strong feelings on...

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#LoveTrain2014

#lovetrain Fun Giving Back Growing Up Smockingbird Love Our Little Life Style Positive Smockingbirdies St. Jude's Valentine's Day

In case you missed the scads of posts and photos on our Facebook page, Smockingbird has been busy with something extra special this week. <img src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52b0d0ece4b0eb7def77ac12/t/52f62118e4b05d1230c11716/1391862041939/photo+2+%284%29.JPG" alt="photo 2 (4).JPG" /> We're all about paying it forward at Smockingbird.  Our business philosophy itself is pretty much that: do the right thing and the money will follow.  So we were excited to hear that NewDayNewDeals was organizing the #LoveTrain2014.  All aboard the LoveTrain, y'all! Joining the #LoveTrain was easy peasy.  Children across the country made handmade valentines and picked up festive goodies to send to children at St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital.  What a...

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