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August 2015

FASHION LIVING

Labor Day Activities!

August 31, 2015

Summer days are drifting away! And we want to end it on the best note possible. Labor Day is the perfect weekend to squeeze in those last minute summer activities you’ve been dreaming of. We know we’ll be spending the holiday under the sun with good tunes and a cocktail in hand! (Although, we must say, we cannot wait for fall fun!) We’ve got Labor Day activities below, and a playlist for the long weekend!

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Shop our Labor Day Picks: Crab Round Platter | Crab Tunic & Legging Set | Whale Short Set | Chalkboard Beverage Tub | Claire Sun Hat | Mediterranean Jute Tote

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FOOTBALL GAME DAY STYLE!

August 24, 2015

I can hear the crowd crackling loud as the Alabama Crimson Tide rolls down the field for a touchdown! At last…my favorite time of year is here. You see, we take college football very serious down here in the south. You’re born to be a dawg…a rebel…a gator…whatever team your family cheers for, you best bet you will be cheering for them too.

Yes, I love the games. Who doesn’t? But, I believe I speak for most of us when I say that the real spirit on game day comes out during the tailgate. The girls put on their game day best, which, let’s be honest, is more stylish than their Sunday best. The guys tie their bow ties under their finest sport jacket…and they meet in the middle to celebrate before the game.

In the south, game day style is held to a very high standard. People pull out all the ends and odds to show off their game day set up. Most arrive every Saturday with meals bigger than Thanksgiving dinner. It is really an event every one should experience at some point in their life.

Being a company based out of Atlanta, it is only natural that Mud Pie is right on board with the game day style. I’ve round up my favorite picks this season, and threw in a staple tailgate recipe!

Shop all of Mud Pie game day items here: Mud Pie Game Day!

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Mud Pie Must Haves

Shop all of these game day pieces and more here: Mud Pie Game Day!

Happy (almost) kick-off, and more importantly, ROLL TIDE ROLL!

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Print Inspiration: Holly Toile

August 19, 2015

 

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Happy Wednesday! I’m SO excited to continue the ‘printspiration’ series with more designs unique to Mud Pie! This month I’m taking you behind the Holly Toile print! This (fun) challenge will be featured throughout our 2015 Holiday Collection.  It may seem simple, but a great amount of detail and time went into making this print.

During the brainstorm session, my mind took me way back to a classic Christmas. More specifically, it made me think of gathering around the table with my WHOLE family for a tasty Christmas dinner! When I was a kid, we always headed to my grandma and grandpa’s house for Christmas dinner (after opening presents, of course!) My grandma would bring out the ham and all its dressings on gorgeous, timeless serve ware. Certain meals always bring me back to our Christmas dinners, but this design hits the spot more than any good food!  

The challenge: Taking a classic, Christmas print (and memory, for me!) and making it unique to both Mud Pie and modern day holidays!

A behind the scenes look at how it evolved:

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Keep a lookout for this print in our 2015 holiday line – coming to Mud-Pie.com this fall!Katherine Sig

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Mud Pie Custom Design

August 13, 2015

At Mud Pie, we create custom products for our larger accounts. As the Key Accounts designer, I am responsible for filling a buyer’s need and helping their vision or idea come to life.

Custom design is a unique, tailored process, and I would love to share it with you. It’s funny to think that we design product for Mud Pie in general and then design separate products specifically for our key accounts.

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You can purchase these wine tutus exclusively at Francesca’s.

Shop the look: Glitter Headband & Tutu Set | Pink Wine TuTus

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BABY & KIDS FASHION

Back to School with Mud Pie

August 10, 2015

It’s that time of year again! Summer is drawing to a close and the kids are headed back to school. We all remember how important it is to look great on the first day. Fortunately, Mud Pie has you covered with all of the most stylish back to school essentials! From outfits to accessories, we have head-to-toe style for you. And don’t forget to bring your teacher a sweet treat on the first day – you’ll earn the top spot on her favorite list.

We are excited to introduce all of new back to school items online! We will be releasing new arrivals all month! Keep checking back for Mud Pie fall style!

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School Bus T-Shirt // Days of the Week Bow Set // Crayon T-Shirt // Pencil T-Shirt // Hanging Ruler Frame // Large Ruler Frame

Shop all back to school items HERE!

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Earnie Awards: Company of the Year

August 5, 2015

Earnies-+-Mud-PieWe are so thankful we could shout have and will continue to shout about being an Earnie Awards nominee! I imagine you are thinking, “Congrats! But when…who…whatever in the world is an Earnie?” Luckily, I can fill you in with some background. I PROMISE to keep it simple, short, sweet.

The Earnie Awards, hosted by Earnshaw’s Magazine, honor brilliance in children’s fashion design. Receiving a nomination is valuable, but winning an award is a very high honor. That’s why we are so grateful for the opportunity.

So, what makes Mud Pie a nominee for Company of the Year? Our unique children’s line speaks for itself…

Voting takes places now through September 15th. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on October 20th.

We hope you take a minute of your time to Vote Mud Pie for “Company of the Year” by clicking here: http://earnieawards.com/vote 

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Over 27 years as a company, and we owe it all to our fans. Every design is thoughtfully created with you and your sweeties in mind. You all are the reason we have this nomination – THANK YOU!

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