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Meet Lily! April 06 2016

Welcome back from spring break!  After a few sun-soaked days spent outdoors, we are back to work, full of fresh ideas and totally over-flowing with beautiful fabrics!  This week we are featuring our whimsical girl on a pretty, striped top. The Lily top is a summer essential with tie straps and a flowy fit. It pairs adorably with our Lily shorts. Both items are available tonight on poppywhitaker.com, beginning at 8:30 pm. EST. We are obsessed with the bright stripes and her amazing wings and dress!  You don't want to miss out! The Lily top is $42 and the Lily shorts are $25. 

 

We have some very exciting dress releases coming in the next few weeks so stayed tuned to our facebook and instagram for announcements!  We thank you for your loyalty and for supporting small businesses!!

Eliza is Here! March 23 2016

It's finally officially spring and we cannot wait for you to meet our new Eliza dress! This piece is essential for any and every wardrobe to welcome sunnier days and warmer weather. It's the perfect combination of floral and ruffles, but it's the super fun pockets that our girls are going to love the most. We have been obsessing over this print and imagine strolling through an open air flower market, carrying baskets of flowers, and of course, twirling. We are releasing it tonight on the newly launched poppywhitaker.com, 8:30 pm. EST. 

Eliza Dress

Poppy Whitaker will be on spring break next week but will return to work on April, 4. As always, check us out on facebook and instagram for release updates and sneak peeks of upcoming projects.


Mini Vacation Dress! All I Ever Wanted March 02 2016

What you have heard is true...TONIGHT we are taking orders for our Mini Vacation dress!!!  This dress is a sequel to our much beloved Magical Vacation dress, and after so many requests for a follow up, it's finally here. And it's good. I know I am kinda biased, but you're going to NEED this dress. Trust me. We are only able to take orders for 24 hours (or until we reach capacity). Beginning tonight at poppywhitaker.com, 8:30 pm. EST.Get it. Fast!

We are also thrilled to share some Poppy Whitaker news. After a long search process, we have finally established a partnership with a clothing manufacturer!  It was a difficult decision to not have all aspects of PW production in-house but, in order to better serve the needs of our customers, and to continue on a path of growth, we are transitioning some of our labor to a factory. It was essential for us that our garments continue to be made in the U.S. and we feel truly fortunate that they will be completely produced in our state of North Carolina! We hope that you will share in our excitement as we take this next step.

 

Mini Vacation Dress
We love our customers!  Thank you for shopping small!
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Bunny Week Part 2! February 17 2016

Occasionally, the creative forces behind Poppy Whitaker venture away from dress making....but, only long enough to create some much needed accessories! Tonight we are releasing a Miss Bea Bunny doll, as well as, a ruffly, spring tote!! Both are available at poppywhitaker.com tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST. The doll and tote can be purchased separately or for a special bundle price. They will make excellent spring break companions or perfect little Easter basket gifts!  Quantities are limited, so don't miss out!  And, oh yeah, Miss Bea Bunny has her own little bag. True story.

Miss Bea Bunny doll
Spring Flowers Tote Bag
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Miss Bea Bunny Annual Bunny Dress Release! February 10 2016

So, we decided that the 34 degree temperature was not going to stand  in the way of our annual bunny dress release and it will not dampen our excitement over fluttery sleeves and florals! Come join us! The Miss Bea Bunny dress is up for release TONIGHT! 8:30 p.m. EST at poppywhitaker.com.

We are loving this dress with its easy, swingy fit--a definite twirler!  In a closet full of dresses, (you know you have one) the ultra feminine eyelet top and adorable bunny embroidery will have her reaching for this dress over and over, we are certain. This dress looks beautiful on its own or paired over tights with a cardigan for days when layering is a must! As always, we choose super soft cotton for our designs to ensure complete comfort. 
Check us out on facebook and instagram for sneak peeks and all the latest PW news! Thanks for all the love and support and keep shopping small!!

Spring Forward February 04 2016

We are Team Groundhog here and holding high hopes for an early spring! We have been feeling inspiration from overflowing gardens, warm destinations, and of course, bunnies (the candy-toting kind). 

Our upcoming releases are very floral centric, featuring fluttery sleeves and flowy skirts.  The annual bunny dress release is next week, February 10th! So be ready! 

Follow us on Instagram and facebook for all of our up-to-the-minute release details and sneak peeks of our upcoming magical vacation dress revisited!!
As always, we are so grateful for our loyal fans. Thanks for shopping small y'all!


Our Hearts Belong to Millie January 21 2016

Love is in the air! (Along with a few snow flakes...) I'm sure by now you recognize this sweet as a macaroon little girl by now as the face of Poppy Whitaker.  Millie has happily served as the PW muse, human dress form, and elementary school sales rep for over 3 years now!  When she's excited about a dress, we are certain your little ladies will be just as excited, and she does not want to take this dress off!!  

Tonight we are releasing our Cake for Breakfast Dress! Available online at 8:30 pm. EST. Your heart will be stolen, just as ours were (dessert not included but highly recommended).
We have nothing but love for our fans and followers. We are always open to receiving your feedback. If you are looking for a size that seems to sell out quickly, please let us know. We can be reached on facebook or poppywhitaker.com. Follow us on instagram for sneak peeks of upcoming releases!

Poppy New Year! January 13 2016

Hey Y'all! We hope everyone had a wonderful end of 2015. Here at PW headquarters we have finally recovered from never-ending cookie tables and bottomless egg nogs. We are kicking off January with heads brimming with fresh, fun ideas and filled-up sketchpads. Our first release of the year is the Calliope Dress; our tribute to the greatest show on earth! This dress has just enough sparkle to get your girls through til springtime sunshine returns! Available online tonight beginning at 8:30 pm. EST. Don't delay!

Upcoming releases include our Valentine's Dress on January 20 (get a sneak peek on facebook), a follow up to our super popular Magical Vacation dress, and another very special design to be revealed soon! We are also making it our goal to keep inventory available on our website, poppywhitaker.com, so check frequently for updates. As always, follow us on facebook and instagram for the most current PW news and events.Thank you for shopping small businesses!

Holiday 2015 December 15 2015 1 Comment

It's Christmastime again! We just wanted to send a quick note, as we prepare to wrap up our year, to thank all of you for your passion for beautiful clothes and your commitment to supporting small businesses! Thank you for another great year with Poppy Whitaker! 
For our final 2015 release, we have created a very special cape. It can be worn over a dress or paired with denim, however your girls style it up, it will be so cute and cozy, and it's reversible!

Our site currently has sale inventory, so be sure to check it out. As always, keep up with us on facebook and instagram for sneak peeks and new releases.  We wish y'all a very Merry Christmas and we'll see you in 2016!

 

Bias June 10 2015

The months of May and June will go down in the Poppy Whitaker history books as a deep study in bias.  Every dress we made (see examples below) had some sort of bias trim, was cut on a bias, or had a bias print.

The Merriam- Webster Dictionary defines bias as "a line diagonal to the grain of a fabric; especially :  a line at a 45 degree angle to the selvage often utilized in the cutting of garments for smoother fit". This, of course, pertains to sewing.  But after these two months we are not bias toward bias.  Which according to Merriam- Webster means we do not have "a strong interest in something or ability to do something". Albeit a beautiful outcome and time well spent, we will opt to cut straight lines for a while.  

Example A: bias print gingham with bias straps

Example B: knit bias binding

Example C: more bias straps and binding

 

Example D: bias ties and binding

 

Check in next week for updates on the July 4th dress.....


Seaside Dress April 29 2015

Is there anything better than relaxing in the sand, the warmth of a summer breeze, the sound of waves crashing at your feet and children splashing? Our latest creation has us all longing for a summer vacation seaside.  My favorite thing to do at the beach is walk along the shore and gaze upon the colorful houses all in a row. Please summer, hurry up and get here. 


Who Wants To Fly Kites April 15 2015

One of my favorite childhood memories is the kite day we had every year at my elementary school. We all made homemade kites and had the opportunity to make it fly with the help of an older student. I can't remember much about my kite other than it was paper, I colored it blue, and it actually flew very well.  I haven't made a homemade kite since then, but I am feeling rather inspired to do so this weekend.
Our kite dress will be available April 15th at 8:30 pm eastern.