Back to School with Smockingbird Kids

It’s officially back-to-school season! That means time to think about packing lunches and dressing the children for the semester ahead! While my boys wear uniforms to school, we enjoy coordinating them in sibling sets for special occasions, and Smockingbird Kids has a darling “Back to School” collection with holiday pre-orders available now! And just for you, they are offering 20% off all in-stock items on the entire site for one month (now through September 7th) with code LOLLIANDME.

Smockingbird Kids is a brand dedicated to reinvigorating children’s smocked clothing at an accessible price point. All the Southern mamas say, “Amen!” I remember Lolli loving smocked clothing for my brothers and me until the age when we wouldn’t let her make us match anymore! Now, it’s my turn to carry on the tradition of Southern smocked clothing and it’s brands like Smockingbird Kids which make it easy and fun season after season!

Read on for the story behind Smockingbird Kids (founded by mothers for mothers!) and view their collections for boys and girls from sizes 3M to 10:

The Story Behind Smockingbird Kids

Photo via Smockingbird Kids

Anna Shuford and Parmelee Miller, Founders of Smockingbird Kids

In 1999, Parmelee and Anna formed a fast friendship in their freshman hall dorm on the same principles that guide their business today: a sense of humor, a strong work ethic and a love of adventure. Along the post-college journey, they parted ways to explore life in exciting cities but found themselves back together when Anna married Parmelee’s brother (“Finally, we’re sisters!”). Parmelee and Anna each had their first child in 2013, and, like so many mothers, enjoyed dressing their little ones. Both girls grew up in the South where hand-smocked clothing has long been a time-honored tradition. Both of their mothers, grandmothers and aunts handmade so many special pieces that their children have worn (We still cannot believe our mothers saved so much)!

Photo via Smockingbird Kids

In 2014, Anna and Parmelee launched Smockingbird Kids with one major goal at heart: affordability without sacrificing beauty and quality. Smockingbird embodies a timeless, classic style but with a playful, free-spirited look as well. We work with ethical companies around the world to bring high quality, affordable fashion to the mini in your life. Enjoy dressing them while you can– they grow quickly!

Back to School for Girls

It doesn’t get much cuter than a toddler in a bloomer set! This one with apples can be personalized, as can their precious Schoolhouse Pocket Bloomer Set! On the Smockingbird Kids website, adding a monogram or name is convenient and just $10 more.

Photos via Smockingbird Kids: Apple A Day Applique Gigham Bloomer Set // Schoolhouse Pocket Bloomer Set

So many sweet dresses for “big girls,” too!

Photos via Smockingbird Kids: Apple A Day Applique Gingham Scalloped Dress // Apple Applique Navy Knit Dress // Schoolhouse Pocket Dress

Back to School for Boys

I usually select the same outfits in two sizes for easy coordination. Simple to organize and great for pictures! Smockingbird Kids’ Red Gingham Shorts with Red Knit Shirt is great for “back to school” or any time (and still available!) and the shorts could go with many other summer and fall shirts. Gingham is always dapper, so we selected these navy check shorts and matching smocked shirt for our oldest son as he goes to a back-to-school “prep” camp this week! Unfortunately this specific set is out of stock, but a similar green check shorts set with red apples is still available, along with some similar sets from other collections (found here and here).

The Back to School collection is selling out fast, so don’t miss out on these adorable sets for the fall season!

Photos via Smockingbird Kids: Red Gigham Shorts with Red Knit Shirt // Apple A Day Applique Gingham Shorts Set // Apples Smocked Green Check Shorts Set

The Holiday Collections (Now Available for Pre-Order!)

It’s never too soon to start prepping for holiday fashions! Smockingbird Kids open up orders for upcoming collections as pre-orders months prior to the release, so you can now pre-order items for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Here’s a quick look at some of the fun and festive items in these holiday collections:

Autumn and Halloween

Photos via Smockingbird Kids: Witches Smocked Halloween Romper & Dress // Trick Or Treat Smocked Halloween Shorts Set // Pumpkins Shadow Embroidered Pink Batiste Bubble

Shop the entire Halloween collection available for pre-order here.


Photos via Smockingbird Kids: Turkey Applique Polka Dot Jumper // Turkeys Embroidered Khaki Longall & Pants Set // Turkeys Smocked Blue Gingham Romper

Shop the entire Thanksgiving collection available for pre-order here.


Photos via Smockingbird Kids: Santa Applique Red Striped Knit Loungewear // Red Tartan Plaid James Pants Set & Bib Romper // Reindeer Smocked Green Windowpane Romper, Dress & Pants Set

Shop the entire Christmas collection available for pre-order here.

EXCLUSIVE Discount for Lolli and Me Readers!

Don’t miss out on the exclusive discount for Lolli and Me readers! Smockingbird Kids is giving 20% off all in-stock items on their site (now until September 7th) with discount code LOLLIANDME. Items sell out fast, so take advantage while you can!

Let us know if you order any any of the Smockingbird Kids collections by tagging @lolliandme and @smockingbird_clothing in your posts on Instagram and Facebook. Happy (almost) fall, y’all!

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