Keep Exploring Pocket Top Tees

Our newest addition of our short-sleeved pocket tees is inspired by our love for travel and exploring.  After working with many different prints from the original pocket tops, we decided to add in a few color block options and coincidentally, the colors go hand in hand with our illustrated tees.  And of course, we always love the stripe and geometric! Perfect for all-season and layering and can also be worn as a tunic dress. 

Positano Color Block Pocket Top, Santorini Color Block Pocket Top, Riviera Maritime Stripe Pocket Top 

Positano Color Block Pocket Top, Santorini Color Block Pocket Top, Riviera Maritime Stripe Pocket Top 

Granada Grey Pocket Top, Striped Mini Pocket Loungers

Granada Grey Pocket Top, Striped Mini Pocket Loungers

Behind the Scenes: Dreamy Tee

If you are wondering where our inspiration of our latest "Dreamy" flying submarines illustration came about, you have come to the right place!  Dreamy is all about adventure and imagination + one of our favorite songs "yellow submarine".  This has always been my go-to song for putting my little guy to bed since he was born and since I blasted the Beatles everyday in our car during my pregnancy, this song has always been close to our heart.  We wanted to share this illustration with you and decided to print them on our newest vintage wash onesies and tees. Flying submarines are pretty cool, don't ya think? 

Stylish Milk Mag: Issue One

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Our feature from Stylish Milk Magazine Issue One! To read the first issue, order a copy and join the Stylish Milk Community, check out http://stylishmilkmag.com

 

[ Stylish Milk Magazine, created by Brandis Allison, celebrates women, mothers, creative makers, artists, dreamers, bloggers, photographers + the handmade community. We aim to uplift + inspire our readers to live the life they have always dreamed of. SM is for the Intentional Mompreneur + those who support them. ] 

Feature on Hello Charlie

A few snaps from our Hello Charlie brand shoot  

A few snaps from our Hello Charlie brand shoot  

We've had the opportunity to work with Emily from Hello Charlie studio for two of our collections and it has always been a pleasure working with her each time.  We were lucky enough to have her daughter Charlie model for us both times! Check out our recent feature on her blog and our very first feature from last Spring right here: 

http://www.hellocharliestudio.com/blog/?offset=1432736311487

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"Tell your wife to get a job"

Being goofy with my little man

Being goofy with my little man

"Tell your wife to get a job" are the exact words that I read as I glanced over the brightly lit screen on an object most people now rely on a daily basis. Words mentioned by a stranger who did not know me; I will never let those words get to me, but I will always remember the true meaning behind it ( my own meaning).  I've always had the urge to run a business from such a young age. I setup a lemonade stand during my mother's garage sales in the summer and by the next year, I was helping my uncle run his vintage garage sales; okay, checking off the items that sold and putting everything back in it's place.  That was a lot of work for an 8-year old at the time.   While I was pregnant, I started my vintage shop on Etsy and spent time taking photographs and listing all the items for sale.  I love vintage decor and it became the perfect hobby looking for items to fill people's spaces with.  Coincidentally, the day before I started my Etsy shop, I went into labor.  A few months later, I started selling again and this time had even more motivation to start finding more treasures.  The largest item I sold was a 1920's vintage solid wood chair, which happily went to it's customer to Texas via Greyhound express.  Oh, the things you learn to save every penny! As I scoured my closet filled with clothes I barely or never wore, I started selling on Instagram under @prettyblushshop.  This is how I discovered the other side of Instagram and met so many new mamas in the same boat as me!  I remember hosting my first giveaway which was an Orla Kiely for Target makeup bag filled with beauty products I scored off of Glossybox.  I really didn't know what I was doing, but it made me happy to put a smile on someone's face.  I remember the winner, she actually now has her own vintage shop on Etsy called House of Oh Vintage.  A few months down the road, I eventually changed my IG name from @prettyblushshop to @thesweetpotatoe and started this new journey!  I remember speaking to someone in San Francisco who was a veteran of the clothing business and he gave me some excellent advice.  "How old is your son?", he muttered slowly.  I told him "6-months old..."  I will forever remember his words:  "Remember, they are only young once.  He's your priority right now and it takes a lot of hard work and patience to care for a baby on your own all day. If you want to get into this business, start slowly and be patient.  It's a lot of work."   My heart sank, as I wanted to jump into things and make everything happen in my Gemini-brain all at once. He was right though and I will forever remember that great piece of advice.  A year later, I can truly understand where he was coming from. 

"OUR STORY" VIDEO

Earlier this month, we worked with iajmultimedia.com and they created a video for us that tells "Our Story".  Check it out below! Thank you again for following us on our journey! 

 

Just another chair

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The past few weeks have been filled with researching, brainstorming and sketching.  My current color mood is reflected in these photos and I've been spotting these colors all over my home and everyday objects. The photos of the vintage chairs were taken more than a few years ago at the Portobello Market in London; one of my favorite flea markets I've ever been to. My obsession with chairs began after I took a "History of Furniture" class a few years ago. The various shapes and sizes of chairs continues to inspire me and will be a huge part of my inspiration for my next project.