10 Oct Stories of the Season
Can I just tell you how interesting it is to see your favorites each release day?! I love seeing which items y’all go gaga over because they’re always different than what I predict! Well not ALWAYS but I’m still surprised by our top sellers each and every month so far!
Did you know our whole team in Austin is involved in picking each release? I over-design at least 2-3 times — which means if we want 20 pieces in a release, I design 40-60 pieces for us to CHOOSE from to create the final 20 pieces. During this time we all end up with our personal favorites, of course. Dresses or tops we HAVE to have in the line…you know, the ones that we would ‘fight’ to keep in the release! Or styles that are cute, but we decide should be recolored and saved for the next release or season. It’s truly funny to see everybody’s picks and hear WHY they picked them. Ashton, our CEO, has some of the strongest opinions on what designs he likes best. He always says “I’ll dress my girls in that…and that…and that and that and that.” For instance in October, he HAD to have the Monet Top and the Whimsical World Tiered Dress! No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it! Where as I HAD to have the reversible jumper. HAD. TO. I would have fought everybody at that table for it!
Luckily we were all in agreement that the jumper was a must and I didn’t have to wrestle anyone over it. 😉 There’s just something about that plaid, am I right?! All of our printed woven fabrics we’ve used, so far, are poplin – a cool, lightweight woven fabric with a smooth hand feel, that’s easy to iron and shouldn’t wrinkle too easily like most 100% cottons do. But this was the first time I used a yarn dyed poplin…which is the reason the jumper is reversible! Ha, you should have seen me when I came up with the idea. I felt like a genius, even though it’s a rather simple concept! If you know me, it doesn’t take much to get me bouncing around, overly excited…
Our other OBVIOUS favorite was any and ALL items with the fable print on it!! Those deer, owls, and foxes wrapped up in scarves all cozy and such?! How could you not love it!? Not to mention it was hand drawn for me to color-up by the AMAZING artist who designs all of the fabrics for Eleanor Rose and Kelly’s Kids. I felt so honored to have her create this one-of-a-kind cutie print for us! The Fable Peasant Top paired with the Mimi Leggings is near the top of my favorite lists too. Such a sweet, simply adorable pairing, made only more adorable by the DARLING Adeline James in it above (that’s Ashton’s littlest girl!). Or -if you’re like me and you like to get a little more adventurous with your outfit making, then try it styled with the Comeback Knickers!! There’s a small ruffle tucked underneath the ‘words of wisdom’ trim around the skirt of the peasant top that helps the knickers coordinate ever-so-perfectly.
And that leads me to the last piece I want to swooooon over today! The Pixie Mitzi! The slightly curved, LINED, bodice, the 4 paneled skirt, the ruffle detail on the side panels…and that fable print featured smack dab in the middle! I have all the heart eyes for this special little guy. PLUS. I named it after a dear friend of mine Mitzi, from the amazing Livie and Luca Shoes! I haven’t even told her this yet! No time like the present though, right!? Well Mitzi, this exceptionally unique silhouette was designed with you in mind! Your magical spirit, unique (insanely creative) style, and huge HEART are what make you special to me and I guess I hoped this dress captured that as well as you do. ❤️
OKAY LASTLY!!! I wanna do something NEW. Well, something OLD to me, but NEW for Wildflowers—a blog contest! Tell me what your favorite WF style is so far and why for a chance at one of our limited hostess messenger bags!! All blog comments need approved by admin first (we get LOTS of spam for some reason?!) so don’t worry if you don’t see your post showing up immediately! Andrea or I will go through and make sure they all get approved before we pick the winners!
I cannot wait to see what are your TOP favorites are! 😍
P.S. Check out my gal, Andrea, looking even more gorgeous and princess-ly than usual! She just got her wedding photos back yesterday and our entire office has been oohing and ahhing over them all morning! Her wedding was one for the books, let me tell ya. It might even be part of the story for Spring 2018…you’ll just have to wait and see! ✨