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.


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.


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!



The Bee & The Fox Giveaway + Pop Up

2 years ago when Sweet Threads decided to sell at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, we didn’t realize we would meet someone who we would now call our friend. That person is Ashley from The Stork and the Beanstalk, voted one of thee Top Baby Bloggers out there!  She has supported us with our business from the start and now she is evolving doing even more amazing things! Her and her husband, Willy have started a new children’s line, The Bee and the Fox. Cute name, right?! We are so thrilled to join forces to offer a giveaway and are honored to be the first retailer for their line!
Ashley photographed an inspiring photoshoot for The Bee & The Fox last week and we wanted to share some of the images with you. Styling for the shoot was by her dear friend and child stylist extraordinaire Heather Rome, with vintage clothing provided by us, Sweet Threads!
The winner can select whichever design they prefer. There are four:


Happy Camper


Boys Will be Boys Until the End

Homegrown in the USA
Free As A Bird
 The shirts are screen printed on American Apparel tee’s in sizes 2, 4, and 6 and they are super, super soft.
This giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry) and there are numerous ways to enter. Please leave a separate comment for each entry to increase your chances of winning.
-Comment on this post and tell me which t-shirt you’d pick
-Share this post on FB and share the link in the comments below
-Repost a picture from this post on IG and tag @shopsweetthreads, @thestorkandthebeanstalk, #thebeeandthefox, and then leave a comment saying you did so
-Visit Sweet Threads online shop and tell me which item(s) you would pair with the tee (there are so many good ones to chose from…)
-You can also enter via our IG accounts, @thestorkandthebeanstalk and/or @shopsweetthreads



The winner will be picked at random and announced on November 1st, which is the day The Stork and the Beanstalk and I will be joining forces live and in full effect at our shop in Long Beach. Live in or around the area? We would love for you to stop by.  The first twenty people to purchase a shirt will have their children’s photo taken by Ashley and will be featured on her very own blog! What’s more is that your child will also be styled in Sweet Threads one-of-a-kind vintage pieces for the photo and if you’re also interested in purchasing any additional items from Sweet Threads, you will receive a discount. She’ll also be emailing you the high resolution image (s) of your child.
  Here’s the details:


10K Giveaway!


10,000 copy

We reached 10K and just in time for our One Year Anniversary!! Thank you SO much for all your support! We want to celebrate by giving away a Paush by Sweet Threads Baja Rainbow Jumper!! 


To enter all you have to do is:

1/ Follow us on Instagram @shopsweetthreads

2/ Leave a comment HERE (on INSTAGRAM) with your fave IG post or Paush Jumper print

3/ Tag yo’ friends to join in on the fun for extra entries

A Sweet Winner will be announced Saturday 7.12.14. We LOVE and appreciate YOU!! We can’t thank you all enough! Goodluck!


Sweet Threads


JAMES-DENIM-SHIRT-COVERBack to School is now in session and denim is a great staple piece to have in your kids closet! Let us show you how to get 4 different boys and girls looks with one denim shirt. And don’t be afraid to mix vintage & new! :o)


Denim looks great layered. Try layering denim with a boys v-neck sweater and polish it off with a tweed blazer. The perfect finishing touch to any kids fall outfit.  James Denim Shirt by A for Apple // Santiago Slim Denim Jeans by Mini Rodini // Vintage Cricket Sweater // Vintage Tweed Blazer // Miller Shoes by Natives


A denim shirt can freshen up any kids  t shirt. Layer a t shirt with a denim button down for that great boys casual look. James Denim Shirt by A for Apple // Mairi Quilted Pants by A for Apple // Rad Raglan by Prefresh // Miller Shoes by NativesImage

We love juxtaposition. Pair a denim shirt and your kids letterman jacket to a sweet girls dress for a cool american youth look. James Denim Shirt by A for Apple // Vintage Letterman Jacket // Vintage 50’s Sheer Dress // Suede Oxfords by Golden PoniesImage

Denim + Polkadots is another cute way of mixing pieces! This denim shirt gave this vintage girls minnie mouse dress some personality. James Denim Shirt by A for Apple // Vintage Minnie Mouse Dress // Vintage Mary Jane Shoes

A SWEET FEATURE {apartmenttherapy.com}

We couldn’t be more excited to be featured by one of the largest lifestyle blogs for home and interior design; http://www.apartmenttherapy.com. This sweet feature has us jumping up and down for joy! 🙂


Sweet Threads is a New + Vintage Children’s Boutique located out of Long Beach, CA. We specialize in offering some of the coolest, one-of-a-kind pieces for both boys and girls, babies and tots carrying up to ages 7 years old.

You can visit us at our location:

3301 E. 4th Street

Long Beach, CA 90814

Our Store Hours are:

Tues – Sat 11am – 7pm

Sun 11am – 5pm

Monday Closed

Can’t make it to our shop? Not to worry. You can visit us at http://www.shopsweetthreads.com for all the same unique children’s clothing and accessories!


Hello my friends!

Sorry it’s been a bit since i’ve blogged! As you will see, I have been quite busy preparing the shop for its grand opening this past Saturday! I’d love to share with you the shop details and please know I put my blood, sweat and tears in building this fun, little space for YOU and the KIDDOS!! I wanted to make sure that each and every one of you who came into the shop came in feeling happy, excited and a whiff of nostalgia hoping it brought you back childhood memories!

Take a peek into my little world…hope you come by and visit and don’t forget to bring the kiddos! 🙂

We are located at:

3301 E. 4th St. Long Beach, Ca 90814

For any inquiries, please email us at shopsweetthreads@gmail.com

xoxo, Shella










A SWEET Opening!!


Sling your littlest one over your shoulder and put the others in the
wagon. It’s time for the grand opening launch of Sweet Threads: The
Brick & Mortar edition. We want you to join us July 4th weekend.

Featuring a candy bar & desserts, discounts & swag packs, and – oh
yeah – the latest in kiddo fashion.

The details: Saturday, July 6th // 11am to 5pm // 3301 E. 4th St. Long
Beach, CA 90814 // Get 15% off your purchase (sale items not included)
// Swag packs available to the first 50 customers // Don’t worry about
the sugar, we’ve got your sweet tooth covered.

Don’t forget to RSVP to let us know you’re coming!