Can you feel it? The extra cool breeze, the hazy low hanging sun in the early evening and the pumpkins popping up around every corner… Fall is here! Or almost. What am I saying?! I live in Texas and it basically feels like summer all year long, but I’ll take these mid 80’s over 100+ any day! The (slight) change in weather has me feeling so excited for cozy layers, cardigans, and snuggly evenings with Mark and Margo. There’s just something about this season, right? It’s the same for Spring with me. Summer and Winter are great and all, but there’s something about the transitional seasons that bring so much change, growth, and renewal… I can’t help but feel that each Spring and Fall, I get a fresh start—a brand new grand adventure! And this Fall has been one for the books.
Tomorrow our 2nd release of Written in the Stars goes up on the website, after being shared via Pop Up Parties for the past 2 weeks. 2 whole weeks our consultants have been traveling up and down the country showing Wildflowers to whomever will have them! I admire those 20 ladies so much. I could never, ever (EVER) do what they are doing. I could never be so brave! Ha, maybe that’s silly but I think it takes so much guts to walk into a stranger’s home. Don’t you?! I would be scared out of my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s the most wonderful thing…making that connection, meeting in real life, and sharing over something you both LOVE. We need more of that in this crazy world. I’m just THANKFUL I’m on the other side of the business for the most part— behind a computer, on the floor with a box of colors, or sketching crazily in morning meetings, catching the flash of a new idea before it escapes my mind…
So last week when Ashton (CEO, all around big brother at the office) invited us all to his house for a Wildflowers Pop-Up Party I was sooooo excited, but out-of-my-mind-nervous! I don’t belong anywhere in public, trust me!! And I was right, ha. My sweaty face showed up right on time, and my nervous talking started and wouldn’t stop! Luckily there were a handful of cutie kids there to keep me distracted, aka spinning them in circles until we’re all too dizzy to stand. That’s where I’m the most comfortable at these kinds of things—at the kids table. But I couldn’t stay in my safe zone long, there were too many sweet mama’s to meet! And goodness am I so happy I went! And I’m so happy I didn’t hide the whole time. A few ladies I met had been shopping with other brands I’ve worked on for YEARS! And some of them drove over 2 hours to attend! I couldn’t believe it. I loved getting the chance to just chat (and sweat) with these ladies. Again, I can’t emphasize my appreciation for our consultants enough. I only went to one show! They do this all day long, for weeks on end! Traveling, building friendships, and selling sweet clothes?! It takes the most special people to make it look SO EASY (Love you, ladies!! I truly do!)
ANYWAY…now that the grand reveal is almost here, I can share a few of my most favorite styles and fabrics from this release! And by fabric I mean, CORDUROY 😍
Meet Ophelia. She strikes the perfect balance between looking cute and feeling comfy. She’s a full length overall, made from soft, stretchy corduroy cuteness! If only I had a pair of these when I was a kid… I was a total tree climbing ‘tomboy’ with a girly flare, making me a pretty difficult customers to please, if you ask my mom. But my floral leotards, ripped up acid washed jeans, and plastic dress up shoes, certainly helped me look the part (or look confused, ha). However, I know if I would have had these overalls, I could have avoided a lot of bad picture days, and a lot of embarrassing photos. I would have been in girly-tomboy, 8 year old heaven! The slight V at the bodice, the puckered front waist and the contrast pockets and cuff are what gives this style that girly feel we all love. While the navy blue shade, flat cargo pockets, and comfy back strap would make the inner tomboy in me ever so pleased.
Hello Sweet Jane. I designed this girl right after I designed the Dandy dress from the August release—you know how I often bounce all over the place while designing, so it didn’t come to reality until September. I didn’t know the fabrication for sure yet, but I what I did know is that I fell in love with a burgundy corduroy jumper for myself last fall! So I really wanted to create a similar style for your darling girls, something that makes them feel so pretty, a little vintage, and totally cool (while still looking age appropriate, which is darn near impossible these days). The contrast pocket and hot pink crochet lace trimming, from the hem to the straps, are my two most favorite parts of this gem!
Oh, you like to twirl, eh? Then the Field of Dreams skirt was literally made for you. LOOK. AT. THAT. SPIN. Mano and I worked tirelessly on this little number, adding more and more fullness until it was just perfect. I wanted this precious skirt to be simple and twirly, but rich in thoughtful details. I ended up choosing our soft navy cord so that mixing and matching would be a breeze! Then I added 2 rows of shiny grosgrain trim, and an extra dose of girly-ness by adding a fluffy strawberry pink ruffle to the lining (because, of course, a skirt this special is fully lined). Ahh, I just love her. And I looooove corduroy. Haha, have I mentioned how much I love FALL!?
Ok, ok! Last but not least!! I’ve got a fun little update. Ya’ll.. I’m doing a ‘social media takeover’ for the next 2 weeks! AKA: Andrea (social media guru, design assistant) is on her honeymoon in Italy and has trusted me to respond to your messages (be patient, I’m no expert), comments, and to post whatever I want! Whaaaaat!? So…if you guys have any ideas on what you might like to see while my ‘boss’ is away, let me know and I’ll try my best to share! Only idea I had so far was maybe an entirely too soon sneak peek of Spring and maybe some cutie snaps of Margo!? Everybody likes babies, right!?