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SGK Fall 2016 Sneak Peek: Making a List, Checking it Twice

 

You didn’t think we had skipped out on Santas this year, did you???  Nope! I just had to built up the anticipation for this final reveal!  I hope you have been making your list and checking it twice with all of your favorite items from our Fall 2016 line!  If you are like me….there is simply just too much cuteness to pick from!

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I don’t even think I need to say too much about this group….the photos speak for themselves!  Varying shades of blues and reds are just so fabulous together and these do not disappoint.  And let’s talk about the SANTAS!!! All kids love to wear Santas over the holidays and these smocked fellas are just perfect.  Love the red trim on the navy blue…really makes the colors POP!

And then this Red Scallop group and the boys coordinating pieces….OH MY!  Absolutely adorable and SO classic! Perfect for church and family gatherings as well.  I LOVE!

You can purchase these entire looks….shoes and all…on July 12th.

Hope you are all capping off June in an extraordinary way!  Hard to believe tomorrow marks a new month!

XxOo Melanie

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DRAFT SGK Fall 2016 Sneak Peek: Mad for Plaid

It is Tuesday and I am MAD FOR PLAID!!

Check out these adorable collections from our Fall 2016 line!  Get ready to fall in love with red checks, plaids, and a sweet white Christmas dress……all in tonight’s preview!

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The red check Poppy Dress is absolutely adorable!  Pair this little number with knee socks and navy Mary Janes (and a navy cardi for cool weather) for a classic look.  And check out the precious boy options as well…red checks, monograms, and a long sleeve polo for the older boys.  Too cute for words…this set will carry your little ones straight thru fall and will be perfect for Valentine’s Day celebrations!

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There is nothing sweeter than a classic, traditional look for Christmas.  Whether you choose the plaid route or this sweet white Christmas dress…you really cannot go wrong.  All of these looks are timeless and will be perfect in all of your family’s holiday photos!

Have a great night!  See you tomorrow as we continue to preview the Fall 2016 line….we have a few more to go!

XxOo Melanie

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SGK Fall 2016 Sneak Peek : Pigs Do Fly for these ADORABLE designs!

Don’t get the Monday Blues unless you are dreaming of all of these ADORABLE designs in our Fall 2016 line! I just love little boys and girls dressed in blue!!  Don’t you??

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Pigs sure did fly when they saw these adorable designs for Fall 2016!  The smocked flying piggies will be a huge hit for your little girls and I am just obsessed with the light blue paired with pink!  And how about your little cowboy?  Lasso him one of these designs and you will surely put a huge grin on his face!

Our Christmas line is always one of my favorites.  Full of classic designs, monograms, smocking, and just pure sweetness.  This Nativity Bishop and Longall is a perfect option for the holidays and Sunday church services. So so sweet!!

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Don’t you all just love a monogram on your little ones?  I always have and this collection is just perfect to fulfill your monogramming itch!  Pick any of these designs and let us do the monogramming to complete the look for you!  Too cute!

That’s it for today!  Hope you enjoyed and don’t worry….I’ve got a few more to share with you….including SANTAS!!!

XxOo
Melanie

 

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SGK Fall 2016 Sneak Peek: Call Me (Maybe?)

Hello sweet customers!  We are one day closer to the weekend….yay!  I hope you have all had an awesome week with your little ones, enjoying summer for all that it brings.

I’ve got an exciting sneak peek from our Fall 2016 Serendipity line for all of you tonight.  Full of color and whimsy, our Serendipity line is always a huge hit with pieces selling out quickly.  This season will be no different with adorable pieces like these!

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How much are you loving this throw back fabric?  Rotary phones and all!  Call Me is a part of our Serendipity line and is sure to be a customer favorite this season.  The ruffles and other pieces in this line are perfect for layering and mix and match.  And don’t forget to order your matching doll dresses….they sell out every time!

Alright, I have to go for now.  TTYL!  CALL ME, MAYBE?  (Sorry….I couldn’t resist!!!)

XxOo Melanie

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SGK Fall 2016 Sneak Peek: More Classics Mixed with Puppies and Turkeys

Happy Hump Day!  We are celebrating with Fall sneak peeks galore!

We are back up and running! Sorry for the little delay in blog shares while we were fixing internal issues.   Hopefully you are following us on Instagram and have also had a chance to read thru the other blog posts with previews….everything is just too cute!!  Today I am excited to share some adorable pieces from our Classics Collection as well as some irresistible cuteness in the form of puppies and turkeys!

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I am a sucker for navy blue and peter pan collars!  Not only do they double as “dress code appropriate” for my girls….they are classic and such a nice and neat look for any occasion!  When adding these goodies to your list, don’t forget we monogram as well!

16FACAT_25&26When designing the smocked line, Megan pulls from her personal life.  The puppy collection is inspired by Megan’s family pet, their mini golden doodle, Birdie.  At work (literally, Birdie comes to work at SGK every day) or at home and play, Birdie brings so much joy to everyone she meets and is “the love of our lives”, Megan says.

Who doesn’t love a turkey design on their little turkey for Thanksgiving?!?! This little turkey jumper and longall, topped off with a precious monogram is just over the top!  I hope you are as thankful for this as I am!

Alright….that is all for now!  I will be back with more preciousness tomorrow!  Sleep tight friends.

XxOO Melanie

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SGK Fall Sneak Peek : Fly the Coup with your BFF

It is Thursday afternoon and I am about ready to Fly the Coup with my BFF because I am up to my ears in summer schedules!  Don’t get me wrong, I am so happy to have them home, but boy, our days sure are busy!  So, I have to tell you that having the daily duty of sharing these cheerful pictures of our Fall SGK and Serendipity lines truly brings me joy. You all have been so kind with your comments….we are all enjoying your feedback on the upcoming lines and the entire design team thanks you for your loyalty.

Without further ado….I bring you our next previews!  If you are new to the blog, don’t forget to check out previous posts for more sneak peeks and hit the share button to spread the love.

 

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During our chat about the upcoming line, SGK owner and designer, Megan Hewitt, told me that if she has it her way, her backyard just may become the swankiest petting zoo in town.  The Fly the Coup line is inspired by Megan’s not-so-secret obsession with animals and longing desire to own her very own chicken coup….in the backyard.  Right now she has settled with the most adorable bunnies, but Megan says, “If I have it my way, we WILL have a farm in the backyard!!”

 

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Oh me, Oh my!  What do I spy?  MORE fun and whimsical designs from our Serendipity line!  I shared yesterday that Megan truly has a passion for this fun spirited knit line: Serendipity.  It really shows thru in the designs….perfect for school or play with your BFF.

Thanks for stopping by today!  All of these precious pieces will be available for purchase July 12th.

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XxOO Melanie

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Earlier this week, the SGK (Shrimp and Grits Kids) team loaded up and headed out to shoot our Fall 2016 clothing line. Having a company founded and based in the Lowcountry has given us the good fortune of beautiful backdrops for photo shoots.  This shoot was no exception.  We had the privilege of being on location at The Stables at Boals Farm, which provided endless opportunities to capture fun, new looks!  Join us as we go behind the lens to share location info and tips on how we capture looks for the catalog.

Located just outside of Charleston, SC, The Stables at Boals Farm has deep roots in sugar cane, horses, and family traditions.  In 1965, Ronald Boals, Sr. purchased the land and brought his own farming and equestrian talents to create The Boals Family Farm, which served as a gathering space for friends and family.  Currently, The Stables at Boals Farm serves as an event venue and working horse farm.  The 33 acre property has been in the Boals family for four generations and today is owned by Tommy Boals, Sr. and events are run by his son, Jason Boals, with assistance from his daughter, Ashley Truitt.  I recently attended an evening event at the farm and the venue truly provides a magical setting for special occasions. For more info and to book your next event at The Stables at Boals Farm, visit their website: www.boalsfarm.com.

We cannot wait to reveal our entire Fall 2016 line with you, but in the meantime we want to share a few outtakes from our photoshoot!  SGK is blessed to have the most precious and spirited children model for us. Each season we have some returning faces and some new faces (and names to learn!).  We try to create a setting in which the children are happy and relaxed, so we are not getting a stiff, over-posed look and so we can capture that special twinkle in each child’s eye.  With that being said….we are not afraid to get goofy and no tactics are left unexplored!!  Check out some of our tips to capture priceless photographs:

  • Choose a location that is inviting and kids are comfortable.  We love to shoot outdoors, both from a setting perspective (great backgrounds for photos and we prefer natural light, hands down), but also because kids love to be outdoors exploring!
  • Be silly!  We like to bring a stuffed (or real) animal along to our photoshoots.  We have a few faux furry friends that are super silly and always get the best laughs out of our models.  Sometimes we get lucky, like at the Boals Farm, and have live animals on set as well!
  • Relax and be patient.  Set the schedule so that each kid has time to relax and not feel pressured to perform. Let them get familiar with their surroundings, other children, and adults on set.
  • Kids are kids….do not set unrealistic expectations.  When choosing props or thinking through certain looks and poses for photoshoots, be realistic about what kids are capable of doing.  Often times a more simple look is better than trying new and unnatural poses.
  • Sometimes no smile is better!  How many of you have encouraged your children to smile on cue by using the infamous “say cheese” line?  I know I did!  Well, if your kids are like mine….sometimes saying “cheese” truly brings out the cheesiest smile.  Try this instead:  have children look in each other’s eyes or whisper a secret to one another (this always brings out the best laughs!!)
  • Be ready.  When photographing kids, perhaps one of the best tips of all is simply to be ready!  Kids are curious, unpredictable, and funny little people.  One minute they can be totally distracted or having a meltdown and the next- voila, you get your shot!

A frequent visitor and good friend, Red Stinky (the skunk), appears with Shrimp and Grits Kids owner and designer, Megan Hewitt, to tickle moms and other staff members resulting in big laughs from the kids.

Apples, Horses, and Fabulous Fall Fashion!!  What more could a girl ask for??  Gracelyn was all giggles for this friendly fella!

Caught in the process of jumping off the crate, Michael had a lot of fun demonstrating his super hero jumping powers!

Lilly Kate had the hang of it during her break….grabbing a snack and putting bunny ears on Uncle Mike to get the other kids to laugh!

Even our leaders get a little goofy!  Brittany, Marketing, and Ginny, Rep Coordinator, checking out the stables.

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XxOo Melanie

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