fashion tips

Festive Fashion | Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is all about embracing a culture and there’s nothing we love more than diversity. If you’ve been invited to a Cinco de Mayo celebration this year, you probably understand that choosing the best outfit is as important as the festivities themselves. Besides, it’s always a good idea to dress for the occasion. Looking festive this Cinco de Mayo is probably already on your to-do list but have you thought about what outfit your mini is going to be rocking yet? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back on this one and compiled a few outfit ideas that incorporate the bold and bright colors that celebrate an amazing culture to ignite your inspiration.

Close to home

We created an outfit for your little girl to embrace her Mexican heritage with our vintage pieces and matching accessories.

IMG_8467Vintage Traditional Chiapas Dress ($29), Kylie Sunglasses by Teeny Tiny Optics ($12), Leather Bows by Pitchoun Designs ($22)

Dress your mini in this dreamy vintage piece that embodies the Mexican culture. If this is your daughter’s first Cinco de Mayo party, this is a great option for her to appreciate her Mexican heritage. Sadly, we only have one of these one-of-a-kind pieces so act quickly to make it yours!

Celebrating with friends

If you and your family are invited to a close friend’s Cinco de Mayo you can also dress in bright and bold colors that signify happiness and festivity. Here are some of our outfit ideas for anyone that wants to dress their mini to the occasion.

IMG_8470.JPGHeart Romper in Confetti Swiss Dots by Paush ($89), Sailor Knot Dot in Mustard by Baby Bling ($13), Leather Bows by Pitchoun Designs ($22), Teeny Tiny Optics ($12)

Our Paush Heart Romper is perfect for any special occasion, and this bright confetti print is perfect for any Cinco de Mayo party. We paired the romper with matching accessories so your mini can look her absolute cutest.

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Taffy Vivi Dress by Ultra Violet Kids ($78), Round Metal Frames ($10), Barcelona Sandals by Hubble + Duke ($40)

If the party is being held outdoors this year, it’s best to keep your mini away from the sun’s harsh rays. We paired this colorful dress with a straw hat and sunnies for additional style and shade. We definitely expect your mini to run around the area so we also added a pair of comfortable sandals that have adhesive straps for versatility.

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Vintage Red Button Up Shirt ($16), Dots n’ Diamonds Bloomer by Rylee & Cru ($42), Barcelona Sandals by Hubble + Duke ($40)

We ‘re so in love with this vintage top with silver tipped collars and floral and geometric print. Bold prints and bright colors are the perfect accents to add to your mini’s Cinco de Mayo outfit. Plus, it’s so comfortable that you don’t have to worry about your mini tripping and falling when they play in this get up.

Festivities are always a favorite time for family and friends. What better way to celebrate this May 5th with your mini than in style? We hope you are able to find some inspiration in our outfit ideas to dress your children to any Cinco de Mayo events you may be attending this year!

 

 

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Easter Style Picks

Spring holidays are a personal favorite here at Sweet Threads (especially Easter) and what better way to celebrate the family fun filled day than in style. In lieu of the egg hunts and easter baskets, it’s perfectly understandable that you want your little one to look and feel their best on this very festive day. Here are our top style picks from the store that we’re sure you and your mini will love for Easter Sunday.

Style Picks

Girls

Lemondrop Toddler Dress In Lemon By Lil Lemons, $79 | Peek A Boo Bubble Romper In Lemon By Lil Lemons, $52

Take a break from the spring florals and dress your baby girls in these lemon printed pieces from Lil Lemons by For Love and Lemons! This would make the perfect cute ensemble for an Easter event for a pair of sisters.

Blue Bunny Heart Romper by Paush, $64| Lace White Long Sleeve, Vintage $24

We know that bunnies, spring and Easter go hand in hand which is why we’re so obsessed with the Blue Bunny Overalls for the upcoming holiday! Weather can be a hit or miss so we paired the romper with a vintage long sleeve with a lace high collar and lace sleeves. For sunny days, protect your little one’s head from the harsh rays with a straw hat. This is a great and comfortable outfit for Easter egg hunting!

Original Sandals and Sea Wee Sandals by Salt Water, $31.95 – $36.95

It’s hard to come by cute, comfortable and versatile in the kids fashion world. We want our kids to look as adorable as possible but don’t want to make them suffer in poor quality products that could cause discomfort. Our top shoe pick for this Easter celebration is the Salt Water sandal collection. They come in a variety of vibrant colors that bring out the peppiness of Spring.

Jelly Basket by Sun Jellies, $9.50 – $15

These jelly baskets are the perfect and cute “basket” for Easter Egg hunting. The jelly material definitely beats the traditional straw baskets that can be itchy on a child’s skin. They’re also deep enough so that eggs won’t fall out when your mini is running excitedly across the fields. The Sun Jellies baskets come in yellow, pink, and mint as well as in a large and small option! They would also make a cute option for Easter baskets for your favorite tiny human! Stay tuned for an upcoming blogpost on DIY Easter Baskets with these jelly baskets.

Boys

West Village Oxford in Grey Suede by Hubble + Duke, $40 | Linus Sweat Short in Cloud by Rylee & Cru, $42 | Grey Hux Bunny Drop Back Tee by Huxbaby, $25.60

Easter just might be the only time  of the year you can clothe your boy in pink! Florals and pastels probably aren’t their cup of tea so we went with this minimalistic light mauve t shirt from Huxbaby. The simple bunny logo on the front goes with the Easter theme while maintaining a cool look. We paired the top with these khaki cotton shorts with black shorts and grey suede oxfords that are comfortable and stylish all at once!

Baby Yellow Striped Knit Shorts by BOBO CHOSES, $20 | Indigo Denim Wash Long Sleeve Tee by Omamimini, $15

This is the perfect outfit for anyone under a budget and also great for anyone who’s child still isn’t too keen on wearing pink. The cool indigo contrasts the bright yellow, making it appealing to the eyes and perfect for Easter. Accessorize with a straw hat for sun protection and a cute little detail to this Spring inspired outfit!
Easter is definitely one of our favorite days to dress up for! From egg hunts to church festivities, it’s always going to be a day for family, friends and fun. We hope that you can find some inspiration from some of our best Easter-friendly pieces in the store.

Look Books, New Arrivals

THE SUN IS OUT | PAUSH SS17 LOOK BOOK

‘Tis the season for sunny days and spring bashes. Inspired by all things that make us happy in the warm months of new beginnings, Paush’s Spring Collection is sure to get you dreaming of ice cream, rainbows, bunnies, and pastels in all ends of the spectrum.

Los Angeles based photographer, Mary Costa perfectly captured the whimsical essence of Paush while children’s stylist Heather Rome added a fun and creative take to the overall creation of the look book.

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Printed Heart Rompers sizes 9/12m to 4T | $68

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Printed Tie Rompers sizes 3/6m to 6 | $56

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Printed Heart Overalls sizes 9/12m to 6 | $64

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Printed Pinafores sizes 9/12m to 6 | $68

Huge thanks to our adorable mini models Zola Zielinski, Sophia Valles, Ever Nelson and Aubrielle Richardson for bringing all the cuteness on set as well as their parents who tagged along for a fun-filled day of dress up!

Accessories by Mina Loves Bows, Hello Shiso

Shoes by Lili Collection Shoes, Saltwater Sandals

Bunny from Little Horse on the Prairie

Party Hats by Poshahoolie

Party Honey Combs from Wild Child Party

Interested in getting your hands on pieces from this look book? Please email shopsweetthreads@gmail.com for all business inquiries.

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Our Inspiring Q&A With Kelli From Rylee and Cru

Here at Sweet Threads, one of our favorite children’s clothing designers is Kelli Murray, founder of Rylee and Cru. Her designs are inspired by her own children, with a unique mix of vintage colors and modern graphics. Every piece is dyed by hand, which gives them a soft, wearable feel right out of the box. Her pieces are comfortable and make for easy wearing that’s perfect for mama and baby. 

We had the awesome opportunity to communicate with Kelli and ask her some questions about Rylee and Cru and her inspiration.

Shella Garcia: When did you know you had a knack for your creative side?

Kelli Murray: For as long as I can remember really. I’ve always been the creative one in my family. Growing up, I loved arts and crafts and my grandmother taught me how to sew at a very young age. I remember in high school starting my own “business” where I handmade custom skirts for all my friends. I guess that was my start in entrepreneurship! I ended up going to college at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, and worked as a graphic designer and merchandiser for a clothing company for 6 years before having kids. Once my daughter arrived, I decided to go freelance to pursue my illustration work more full-time (which is something I always did on the side). I always had it in the back of my mind that I would one day merge my passions in illustration and fashion design and start a children’s clothing line of my own….and here we are!

Shella: Where does your inspiration come from?

Kelli: I am constantly inspired by nature, by other creative people in my life, by vintage story books, and minimalist design.

Shella: What’s been the biggest struggle with running Rylee and Cru?

Kelli: Rylee and Cru got started with a bang. I remember being shocked at how quickly we sold through our very first collection. I was so nervous about how sales would go and if this would be something I could actually make a living doing, but after experiencing the success of that first season, my confidence was boosted tenfold. I knew we were onto something. The struggle all along has been trying to keep up with all the different factors that go into designing and developing a complete collection, while also being a mama to two small kids. It’s SO much work.  More than I think I was prepared for, even after having worked in the fashion industry for years. When it is your own company, it’s just different. Everything holds so much weight, and for me, it’s all a reflection of who I am. I juggle a lot of roles, from design, to tech packs, to fittings… communicating back and forth with our factory, coordinating photo shoots, creating lookbooks, attending tradeshows and keeping up on social media…. It’s a lot, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Shella: Are there any hardships or challenges that you had to overcome that turned into a success?

Kelli: Well, the brand just turned 2 years old this November, so I feel like we are still growing and learning so much. One of the biggest challenges so far has been regarding production. It’s tough when you go through all the steps of designing something you envision, only to see it produced not entirely the way you expected. I remember in the very beginning sometimes just wanting to give up because we just couldn’t seem to get it right with the factory, and as a designer it was so discouraging. Still to this day, we have ups and downs, successes and failures, and with each of them, there is a chance to learn and get better. I feel like that is the outlook I have now. It’s never as easy as it seems… there will always be bumps along the way and mistakes made, but as long as I learn from them and keep pushing on to reach to my goals, there will be fruit in that.

Shella: When you started, how many people were on the team and how many are there now?

Kelli: It was just me and my husband in the beginning. Mostly, just me, with his support! Now we have a mighty team of 5, two of which are my husband and my dad! You can definitely say it’s a small family business.

Shella: Are you hiring? And if yes, what positions are you looking for?

Kelli: Not currently. The next hire will definitely be an assistant designer for me though. We are just not quite there yet.

To see more of Kelli’s awesome designs, check out her pieces on our online shop. And if you’re looking for inspiration for adorable outfits, follow Kelli on Instagram @ryleeandcru. We can promise you, you and your little ones will love these looks!

Events, Uncategorized

Halloween Broadway Bash 2016

This year we had the pleasure of joining our shop neighbors in hosting our first Halloween Broadway Bash! We truly enjoyed seeing  all the families come through dressed in their costumes. We were pretty impressed with the creativity that went into them. Choosing a costume winner was definitely not easy. Check out some of the costumes below and pick out your favorite. :o)

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It’s pretty hard to choose right?! The costumes keep getting better and better and they have definitely made our job hard. So at last, we have picked the winners. Congratulations to….

1st Place Winner ($50 Sweet Threads Gift Card + $50 Belmont Kidz Gift Certificate)

Milana as the Marionette Puppetmarionette-puppet2nd Place Winner ($30 Sweet Threads Gift Card + $30 Belmont Kidz Gift Certificate)

Leo as Edward Scissor Handsedward-scissor-hands-leo

3rd Place Winner ($20 Sweet Threads Gift Card + $20 Belmont Kidz Gift Certificate)

Maya and Fernando as Ice Cream Man and Ice Creamsuluu-icecream

Please contact us at shopsweetthreads@gmail.com to redeem your prize!!

THANK YOU again from all of your small shops and businesses on Broadway in Long Beach for making our Halloween this year a memorable one!

Events

Fall Mini Sessions

We have a fun collaboration to kick off the Fall season! Sweet Threads has teamed up with Planning Pretty and Katie Ging Photography to offer Fall mini sessions for Saturday, October 8, 2016.

To book, take a peek at the details below. Spaces are LIMITED!

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DETAILS

Saturday, October 8, 2016

$350 Package Deal includes:

*Photo set styling by @planningpretty

*30 minute session

*Up to 4 ppl, additional fee for larger families

*20 – 30 edited hi-res digital files with a print release

*$100 Sweet Threads shop credit

*$50 Planning Pretty shop credit

TO BOOK

Visit the link HERE and pick your time slot.

LOCATION

FD Studio in Downtown LA