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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.

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Fourth of July Looks For Your Little

Fourth Of July Looks For Your Little

The Fourth of July is all about friends, good food, and adorable outfits! It’s time to wear red,  white, and blue to get in the patriotic spirit. Lucky for you, we here at Sweet Threads have found some amazing outfits for your little ones that are perfect for the holiday. So grab a sparkler and a hot dog, and enjoy these patriotic gems.

Paush

For that truly vintage feel this Fourth of July, look no further than our Sailorette Rompers in Blue and Red. Inspired by vintage designs and sailor collars, these pieces are sure to make your little stand out this holiday. Or go with our Ruffle Bikini Playsuit in Americana Stripes for a fun, girly look that is perfect for the Fourth.

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Prefresh

This Yeah, America Tank by Prefresh was made with boys in mind. These tanks are comfy and perfect for running, playing, and handling fireworks. Dressing the boys up for the Fourth might be a challenge, but not with these fun tops. Plus, everyone will get a kick out of the playful graphic.

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Crew & Lu

Crew & Lu has some adorable pieces for this Fourth of July. The girls will look smashing in this on-trend, high-waisted Patriotic Two Piece Swimsuit. If you’re Fourth does not include water, try their Red, White, and Blue Tie-Back Dress, it’s the perfect outfit for the holiday. Can’t you just see your little one waving sparklers in the air and wearing this adorable outfit?

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Kira Kids

Let your kids show their patriotic sides with this American Flag Tee from Kira Kids. It’s made from 100% organic cotton, so you know it’s comfy. Or if a dress is more your little’s style, try their American Flag Tank Dress. Your little ones will be dressed for comfort and style this Fourth of July.

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Red Dolly Girls

The Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete without some adorable swimsuits. This Blue and White Polka Dot Retro One Piece is perfect to show off your little’s patriotic spirit and adorable style. Or if you’re looking for a two piece, try the Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Red and White Polka Dot Bikini. With either style, your kiddo will look fabulous for the holiday.

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Salt Water

Just in case your kiddos need some patriotic shoes this Fourth of July, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy Salt Water Sandals in Red, White, or Blue. These shoes are versatile and waterproof. So, you don’t have to worry when the big kids pull out the squirt guns!

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Ultra Violet Kids

If you’re looking for a simple piece to complete your kiddo’s wardrobe this holiday, Ultra Violet Kids have the tops you’re dying for. The Flutter T Red Stripe Shirt will match perfectly with a pair of adorable white shorts. Or the Tie Tank Red Stripe Shirt might be more your little’s style. Add a blue skirt, and your little one is ready to party.

Ultra Violet Kids

Floatmini

What screams Fourth of July more than denim and stars? That’s why we love this Denim Chambray Dress by Floatmini. Not only is it adorable, it’s also comfortable and your little one will be happy to run around in this dress all day long. Dressing up for the holiday doesn’t have to be a drag with this fashionable dress.

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Milk & Soda

The Fourth wouldn’t be complete without adorable accessories, and Milk & Soda has everything you’ve been searching for. From the classic Minnie Stars Denim Headband to the Stripe Denim Headband, they have something to match any style. Not really into headbands? Try their Stripe Denim Scrunchies for a more casual look. We haven’t forgotten about the boys! This adorable 2 Tone Check Red/Navy Bow Tie is the perfect accessory to complete your little guy’s look.

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Enjoy the Fourth this year with amazing outfits and lots of fun! For more great style advice, check out Sweet Threads online, or find some inspiration on our Instagram @shopsweetthreads. Happy Fourth of July!

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6 Essential Pregnancy Fashion Tips

Being pregnant is one of the many natural blessings in life. It will bring you new adventures, new curves, new emotions and new priorities. Your life will never be the same (in a great way!) after this new, beautiful baby comes. At Sweet Threads, we love our babies, which is why we want to give you some essential tips on how to style that beautiful bump before the big day.

Maternity fashion has become a booming industry, with celebrities and everyday women choosing to accentuate and celebrate their pregnant bodies. It is easier than ever to find comfortable, figure-flattering, modern maternity clothing. But it can be, at times, more of a challenge than a treat. Over the last few years, new emerging clothing companies have emphasized that being pregnant doesn’t have to deter you from wearing the looks you desire. We have found some helpful tips to dress your bump and feel comfortable and beautiful during the most exciting time in your life.

Visit your favorite retail stores. You don’t have to go far to find beautiful, modern maternity clothes. Your favorite shops probably already carry well-designed lines. Some of our favorite shops are ASOS, H&M, Old Navy, Target and Macys.

Stock up on the basics. Leggings and flowing tunics will become your best friends! Leggings are very versatile and the waistband is stretchy enough that will not restrict your bump, no matter how far along you are. Flowing tunics are flattering and comfortable enough to last your entire pregnancy.

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Dress up your outfit. A few simple tricks can transform your outfit from plain to pretty. Add a belt, statement necklace or colorful scarf to add your unique style to your ensemble. 

Add some layers. This is a good way to still use some of your favorite pieces of clothing. And it’s an inexpensive way to look your best! For example, add your favorite long, flowing vest or unbuttoned sweater to your outfit.   

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Know what’s flattering. Steer clear of bright colors, satin (it’s not a forgiving fabric), and loud prints. Instead, look for dark, solid-color tops and dresses. Sticking to these simple rules will ensure that your outfit looks just as beautiful as you do!

Choose snug over bulky. Trying to hide your figure underneath large clothes will only make you look larger. Instead, reach for snug-sleeved tops, skinnier pants, and button-down shirts or blazers left unbuttoned. Try knits that stretch to fit your form. You’ll look sexy and modern in these classic styles.

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At the end of the day, being pregnant doesnt mean you have to sacrifice style. Building a simple, fashionable maternity wardrobe is fun. The most important tip we can give you is to find out what you like and what feels most comfortable for you. It’s important to enjoy the clothes we wear. You’ll feel that much more beautiful and confident in clothing that interests you. Lastly, enjoy your next nine months! They go by fast and before you know it your bundle of joy will be entering this world. And when that little one needs his or her own fashionable wardrobe, stop by Sweet Threads in Long Beach or visit us at shopsweetthreads.com. We are a stylish children’s boutique that carries vintage and modern clothing for kids from infant to 8/10 years old. Your bundle of joy will look adorable in the unique pieces at our shop!