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Happy Fall Y’all

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Fall is right around the corner and we are all dreaming of pumpkin carving, candied apples, football season, and watching the leaves turn.  There is something about autumn and the cooler weather (especially if you are like us and live in the absolutely gorgeous, but hot and humid city of Charleston, SC) that brings smiles to our entire staff’s faces.

Each year, Megan does such a fantastic job of creating versatile options for our customers.  As I mentioned, we live in warmer temperatures and sometimes we have some warm Fall days.  Therefore, Megan is always conscious to create designs that are easy to layer for chilly days or wear alone when needed.  This season is no exception!  Our pumpkin collection is full of outfits perfect for pictures, trips to the pumpkin patch, family gatherings, and everyday wear.

Our Pumpkin Chest Smocked Bubble is hand smocked on precious white and blue check fabric. This bubble snaps at the crotch and is trimmed in white and orange gingham fabric. Available in size 3m-3T.

Our Pumpkin Collared Shortall is hand smocked on precious white and blue check fabric. This dress is pipped with white and orange gingham fabric and snaps at the crotch. This shortall with a pair of our knee socks, cutest outfit around!  Available in size 6m-3T.

Our Pumpkin Chest Smocked Dress is hand smocked on precious white and blue check fabric. This dress is trimmed in white and orange gingham fabric and buttons down the front. Available in size 6m-8.

Our Pumpkin Pant Set has a hand smocked tractor with pumpkins on a white soft knit t shirt with precious white and blue check fabric pants. Poly-cotton blend pants, 100% cotton t shirt.  Available in size 2T-6.

Our precious Santa/Pumpkin Reversible jumper and longall are unique because they are two outfits in one! One side is light blue and white gingham fabric with an adorable applique pumpkin. The reverse side is navy and white check fabric with a cute Santa applique! Perfect for many occasions-Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! Jumper available in size 12m-6 and longall available in size 6m-3T.

Whatever the occasion and however many children you have in your immediate or extended family, there are so many precious options to coordinate them all from our Pumpkin Collection! And we can hardly wait to see how you do it!

XXOO,

Melanie

 

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If you follow Shrimp and Grits Kids on Instagram and Facebook, you have been lucky enough to catch a few glimpses of our Spring Pop Up Line.  Filled with fun fabrics and fresh new smocking designs, this line is much anticipated by our customers each season!  This spring’s pop up line is no disappointment and we cannot wait to share with you all of the vintage-inspired fabrics and designs, mixed with traditional smocking favorites, to help you complete your little ones summer wardrobe!

Megan Hewitt, the owner and designer of SGK, recently shared with me how the pop up line came about and what she thinks about this current line.  Check out our question and answer below:

Why do you do a supplemental line?

I design a pop up line to keep it interesting!  By April and May, we have all gotten a little stagnant and we need some fresh ideas to get our customers excited again.

Do you have a supplemental line each season?

Yes, I usually do a small pop up line each season to keep it interesting.

What inspired this particular line?

We were all in love with the diaper sets and pinafore sets this Spring, so I decided to do a couple more of them in fun prints.

What are a couple of your favorite pieces from this line?

I adore the aqua floral diaper set and pinafore.  My faves by far!

Based on the response from our followers, Megan is not alone!  The aqua floral sets have received a great response and are on the website now for pre order, along with a few other collections.  All items will ship the first week of May and we urge you to get your order in now, instead of waiting, because items will sell out.

Sailfish Collection

The Sailfish collection is perfect for summer days and we just know we will see these pieces in many of your Father’s Day photos!

Anchors Away

Anchors, red check, and sailboats!?!? Yes, please!  Everyone loves a nautical theme and these sets double up as adorable 4th of July options for your little ones!

Vintage inspired big pink floral fabric and big pink checks, coupled with eyelet trim, makes this collection a must have! Just look at the colors!!

Mermaids are always a favorite for little girls and this aqua and coral line is no exception!  For a classic look, the Patty Cake dress detailed with a peter pan collar and lace trim is absolutely perfect! This sweet collection will be available on 5/3.

Mermaids are always a favorite for little girls and this aqua and coral line is no exception!  For a classic look, the Patty Cake dress detailed with a peter pan collar and lace trim is absolutely perfect! This sweet collection will be coming soon.

bridget eyelet dress and bubble

Last, but not least, the Bridget collection is a favorite! Who doesn’t love little girls in blue? And the feminine details on the pieces have us all swooning! The Bridget collection will be coming soon.

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XxOo Melanie

 

Having grown up as an only child, the sibling relationship is something that I have always admired and desperately wanted.   From my point of view, a sibling is a built-in friend who is there to share your deepest secrets, help you with difficult decisions and rocky relationships, and serve as your guide in learning right from wrong.  A sibling is a constant in your life and the one person who understands the depth of your love for your parents and who will understand the depth of your grief when your parents pass away.  A sibling is your person.  A sibling gets you.  Having a sibling makes you a part of a tribe.

Perhaps it goes along with being part of a tribe or the hope to create an identity for their unit that inspires parents to dress their children alike.  Maybe coordinated clothing simply began as a way to create a nice family photo.  Whatever the case, I always love seeing siblings dressed in coordinating outfits and I LOVE that Megan, the owner and designer of Shrimp and Grits Kids, is focused on creating sibling sets each season.  I recently asked Megan to share her creative process when developing coordinating sets for siblings in her line.  This is what she had to say: 

“I always try to design sets that incorporate a girl and a boy coordinating design.  I also like to add an older girl and an older boy option in several styles per season. I know so many mamas like to coordinate the whole family and I try to give them several options.”

Some Shrimp and Grits Kids customers prefer to dress their children exactly the same while others prefer pieces that complement one another.  As family photo sessions, and especially sibling photo sessions, become more and more popular, we continue to see an increase in purchases of sibling sets each season.  Whether you are a parent to all girls, all boys, or some of each, Shrimp and Grits Kids is your one stop to get your little ones completely coordinated!

We adore seeing all of your family photos and how you are matching your children in Shrimp and Grits Kids.  Scroll down to check out one of our favorite sibling photos, along with a few sibling set shots from our Shrimp and Grits Spring 2016 line.

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XxOo Melanie
Shrimp and Grits Kids

“Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring – quite often the hard way.”   – Pamela Dugdale

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Wearing Posie Eyelet Dress and Blue Pique Button On Short Set
Photo Credit: Laurie Jarrard Photography

Easter Banner for Blog

Growing up, I always loved Easter.

Easter meant egg hunts, frilly dresses, big hats, church on Sunday, and family gatherings complete with ham, deviled eggs, and coconut cake! Easter was a time to celebrate newness and rebirth.  My Easter basket was always filled to the brim and always included a new stuffed bunny, a large chocolate animal, and other little surcees found in tin Easter eggs (which I recently saw listed as “vintage” on ebay! oh my!).  The sun was always shining and freshly bloomed azaleas served as the backdrop to capture beautiful family photos.  

Nowadays it seems as though we spend this special holiday rushing to find just the right Easter basket items to make our presentation Pinterest worthy. We barely notice the joy on our children’s faces because we are scrambling to get out of the house.  We are determined to make it to church, but sadly are preoccupied with making sure we leave service quickly to get food in the oven before family arrives.  The freshly bloomed azaleas are forgotten and instead replaced with 100 cell phone photos with our selfie stick, trying to get the perfect one to post on Facebook!

This season, we are committing to slow down and smell the azaleas! Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at Fall Back to School Clothes!

We’ve been hard at work the last few months getting everything ready for our upcoming Fall collection – finishing up designs, choosing fabrics, and putting the final touches on everything. And now we’ve got a few things to share with you from our upcoming back to school clothes collection!

We’re going back to the classics this Fall, and we can’t wait to get our new pieces in! Sneak a peek below at what we have coming up. Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why We Can’t Get Enough of Smocked Dresses

Smocked dresses are our life. Well, that may be a slight over exaggeration, but it’s close. Of course, we’re a little bit partial, but we like to think that there are a lot of other women out there who share our love for all things smocked. And if you’re still on the fence about smocked dresses (and smocked clothing in general!), here are 10 reasons why we’re so wild about smocked dresses. Continue reading