Under the Big Top

3I’ve said it once, or 20 times before…it is so exciting to see our designs come to life. It’s almost like by the time Sam and I have “forgotten” them,  they roll back in and steal our hearts. We spend months working, designing, tweaking colors, changing trims and then try to capture it all in a photoshoot so that we can share our vision with you. Crazy times. And when it all rolls around to the shows, here Sam and I are back to square one with another season.  And guess what…we’ve got a new designer to experience it all with next time around. View full post »

Sarah - March 1, 2014 - 5:03 am

I’ve been up since 4 A.M. because I’m so excited to see the new collection at my first trunk show today! I hope you find that adorable Sara top soon; it’s a must-have!

Kiley - March 1, 2014 - 7:13 am

Loving this new collection!! My 18 month old woke me at 530 so we could check it out! :) Can’t wait to send my wishlist over!! Happy release day!!

Michelle P - March 1, 2014 - 7:44 am

I don’t see the Tween Brooke Skirt even pictured :(

Amber hill - March 1, 2014 - 8:18 am

Love it all!!

Laura - March 1, 2014 - 8:43 am

Wishlist has already been submitted :) LOVE this collection- I WANT ALL OF IT!!!

Jill Clifton - March 1, 2014 - 9:19 am

So sweet & beautiful, at the same time! That is an amazing combination to accomplish! How do you continue to exceed all expectations!!!!! Thrilled to see the new release! Thank you a million times again for your dedication to our girls!

Alyssa - March 1, 2014 - 9:45 am

I love he sunny boat neck T! I hope mad die does not have culture shock..NY is a far cry from the Midwest, except we have had similar winters this year! welcome

Nicole - March 1, 2014 - 10:03 am

Love everything in this collection! How will I choose? It’s all amazing! Happy Release Day!

Jennifer - March 1, 2014 - 10:31 am

I dont see the Brooke skirt pictured either, Michelle P. Now, I am dying to see it!!!! Will the trunk keepers have it?

Kealii - March 1, 2014 - 10:33 am

Love those carnival straightees!

Priscilla Bockelman - March 1, 2014 - 11:48 am

Please….another Cupcake dress for women!! So happy there is another designer to focus on women’s. Love new ideas. I know there has been talk about a tween release this season and I’m still holding on to hope. It seems almost every piece I like this season that has came out this season is too small for my 9 year old. Maybe you could have a tween mom advisory board and ask suggestions with designs. There are a whole group of moms on the tween scene page on Facebook that love to support your company, but nothing is fitting. I’m not wanting to complain and cause drama. I just want to keep my daughter in MJ for as long as I can and when nothing fits or the styles/patterns aren’t right, it’s hard.

Stacie Petta - March 1, 2014 - 12:59 pm

I love the collection so far! Especially the Blue Bonnet with the Happy Go Lucky leggings!

Janella McGarry - March 2, 2014 - 2:53 am

I absolutely LOVE the choice of colors. The creamsicle color is so great! My favorite treat as a child! Keep it flowing Denise, your creativity is always so great to share in! You make us all feel as if we are part of a FAMILY! Thank You for that!

Erica S - March 2, 2014 - 5:48 pm

We loved every bit of it. It was like Christmas morning on a Spring Day. It’s all just perfect as usual! Really love the belts with so many of the new dresses too.

Shelby - March 2, 2014 - 7:08 pm

love the new line. i’m a new MJ fan & i’m so thankful to be petite so i can wear tween & womens stuff! now if only i was rich…

KaMarlowete - March 4, 2014 - 10:56 pm

This collection makes my heart happy. I’m excited about your new designer, (she sounds so intrepid, like a true MJC girl is), and what a mystery you have seeking that precious top!

Simple Beauty

blog-3Everywhere I turn I see Spring time. The auction. Platinum. Elysse’s gorgeous designs. Facebook and Instagram. It seems everything that surrounds me is a breathe of fresh air. I’m loving it. And that is pretty much all I have to say today. Beauty everywhere. And just wait till you see Collection Two.Untitled-4Thank  you Amy for capturing the beauty of Matilda Jane.

amy j. - February 27, 2014 - 10:43 am

i keep coming back to the fact that “simple” is always the BEST!

Melanie Martin - February 27, 2014 - 10:53 am

I love the looks on their faces!

Sarah - February 27, 2014 - 11:32 am

Love seeing my daughter and her friend on here! Makes my heart happy :-)

Amy Salisbury - February 27, 2014 - 11:34 am

Beautiful pictures. Congrats on the successful auction!!!!!

Jennifer b - February 27, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Excited to see r2!

kealii - February 27, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Thank you for all this gorgeous eye candy!

Erica S - February 27, 2014 - 2:53 pm

I am so grateful that you have spread some of this beauty into our lives! Can’t wait to see the next release! And…thanks for the beautiful pictures and inspiration. My son’s yearbook is due and I’ve been in a real funk with it. I clicked on your blog as I do every day and I realized it was the perfect inspiration!

Amy V - February 27, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Cannot wait to see R2! Those girls look gorgeous in R1!

Brooke - February 27, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Ahhh I can’t wait for spring!! All the bright colors and sweet baby shoulders… The sun today is a total teaser. If I stand by the window I can almost feel it!

Malissa - February 27, 2014 - 3:57 pm

sweet and beautiful!

Becky - February 27, 2014 - 11:03 pm

We have been stuck in Winter for so long…I long for Spring time to get here. Your beautiful clothes help put a little bit of sunny in our gray Kentucky days. Thank you! I can’t wait to see Collection 2.

Barbara - February 27, 2014 - 11:58 pm

Stunning and Beautiful!!! You captured it all Amy!

Leilani Michel - February 28, 2014 - 12:01 am

Two bags of Plat arrived today, and opening them felt like releasing a breath of Spring into the house! And R2 is only two days away!

Michelle Gresham - February 28, 2014 - 11:16 am

I agree! SO ready for Spring! Looking forward to R2! =)

Lindsey Langhans - February 28, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Eeekk!! I have been saving my $$ I cannot wait!

Alicia - February 28, 2014 - 2:23 pm

I’m glad I have this beautiful collection to get me in mood for Spring because it’s been a very long, cold, and snowy winter here in Northwest Indiana!!

Joslyn - February 28, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Bring on Spring and release 2. Happy Happy

KaMarlowetete - February 28, 2014 - 3:35 pm

Sigh. I wait impatiently, lol. :)

Holly H - February 28, 2014 - 3:54 pm

I can’t wait! Now, if our spring clothing could just change the weather… :)

Holly t - February 28, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Ooh, I want a swing like that in MY house:)!

Nikki - February 28, 2014 - 11:04 pm

Soo ready for spring too! Luckily release 2 is only a few hours away. =)

Jocelyn Renfrow - March 2, 2014 - 7:50 pm

Does anyone know where the headband on the left came from and if it can be ordered off of etsy?

Abbe Lawson - March 3, 2014 - 12:54 am

I believe Ashli Smithis FANTASTIC!! She truly cares that each person receives what’s on their wish list. She goes above and beyond. She also has 7 kiddos and works nights. I believe she is the real Wonder Woman! I feel very blessed to ave her as my TK!

Make a Change

blog-3Good thing I work at home.  If I was at 4031 I am doubtful anyone would want to share an office with me. I’m quite good at leaving a mess wherever I go. But it’s not really a mess. It takes a bit to get into your groove. So things have to marinade a bit. And moving it/putting it away really defeats the purpose of a great marinade.

If you haven’t checked out our auction for The Mighty Acorns, please do so. I’m sure quite a few of you may wonder what the Mighty Acorn Foundation is. To sum it up, we are fighting to restore hearts, ignite dreams and empower the futures of children across the world. Pretty powerful, huh? And you can help us! At the moment we are raising money to help add large water filtration system to the new kitchen and dining hall that will be built. I love the story of how this whole Kitale love fest began, read about it here. Pretty much just one girl, a customer, asking for a donation. Simple yet powerful.

BLOG1Yes, all you Matilda Jane girls did it again. Had one mom not asked me to donate a few dresses 100+ girls in Kitale would still be sleeping in the slum of Kitale frightfully wondering what lay ahead of them. It’s all it takes. Just ask the question. Be the difference. Be powerful. We can make things happen. I think that may be the best part of watching Matilda Jane grow. The more we grow the more we can give. The more we can empower women and girls around the world. And I’m not sure about you…but I believe Matilda Jane has the best moms out there. You inspire me everyday!

Speaking of moms….BLOG2You ladies can shoot Lauren an email at laurenw@matildajaneclothing.com with your mailing info and she’ll get a little gift out to you!

I’ve got to call it a short night and short post. I’m exhausted!


Abby - February 24, 2014 - 9:38 pm

Congrats ladies!!!! So excited for you and your adorable little ladies!

beth - February 24, 2014 - 9:40 pm

congrats sweet mommas, and LOOK HOW CUTE those little ladies are!!!

Erica J - February 24, 2014 - 9:44 pm

Love that MJC gives back!!! Congrats to all the winners. Beautiful girls wearing beautiful clothes!!!

Becky - February 24, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Thank you so much for choosing my Emily as a part of your Love picture blog. We love Matilda Jane so much! It really is more than just clothes.

Esther - February 24, 2014 - 9:48 pm

I love following the Mighty Acorns
blog as well as this one. You are doing amazing things out there Team Denise! It really warms my heart to know that MJ is constantly
“paying it forward”: You get love
and you give love. It’s a beautiful thing!

And congrats to the winning mamas too :)

Stacie Petta - February 24, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Congrats Moms! Denise – I think my two girls would fit right into your “mess” They are known to make one! heehee!

Tracy D - February 24, 2014 - 9:52 pm

Such an inspiration, changing the lives of children and especially little girls everywhere. Thanks for letting MJ be a leader in CHANGE across the globe.

Maggie Layken Lindsey - February 24, 2014 - 9:57 pm

I am SO thankful that my baby’s picture was chosen not once… But TWICE! Thank you, Matilda Jane clothing. I LOVE your company so much and could not be more blessed by this little contest. Thanks again

Brittney B - February 24, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Congrats to the winners, and can I just say? I am so excited about so many of the items on the Might Acorns auction. One hobo bag in particular. My goodness, what amazing items for an amazing cause!!

Angie - February 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Congratulations ladies!! And so inspiring to hear the difference o ne person can make :)

Jenn - February 24, 2014 - 10:08 pm

Congrats to all the winners!! I loved seeing all our little cuties on the MJC page!

Mary - February 24, 2014 - 10:09 pm

What little cuties!

Joann E - February 24, 2014 - 10:10 pm

You ladies are amazing!!! Love all the auctions :) Thanks so much for doing this so we can all make a difference xoxo

kea - February 24, 2014 - 10:14 pm

I love those sweet pictures :) Congrats mommas!

Nicole Skrove - February 24, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Yay! congrats ladies <3

Amy S - February 24, 2014 - 10:16 pm


Halley - February 24, 2014 - 10:16 pm

I am so thankful to have my baby be chosen and grateful we get to be a part of this wonderful community! Thank you MJC!

Stephanie G - February 24, 2014 - 10:18 pm

Thanks so much for choosing my little girl “Madi Bear’s MJ” for the blog. Blessings to you and prayers for improved health. Hoping the foundation raises a bunch of money for those less fortunate.

Christina Kroemer - February 24, 2014 - 10:43 pm

Oh my goodness! Thrilled beyond words to see my Blakelyn’s face above with so many other gorgeous MJC-loving little girls! Thank you thank you thank you for this gift and for being amazing always!

Lush G - February 24, 2014 - 10:55 pm

Congrats to the Mamas and their gorgeous girls! Although beautiful, their MJC pales in comparison to the true beauty and joy in their smiles.

Love watching the Mighty Acorn auctions!

Blondy Mercedes Shupp - February 24, 2014 - 10:55 pm

Thank You! Thank You! Thank you! For the love and compassion you show us every day. Your giving to the beautiful girls of Kitale, Mighty Acorn, Team Chelsea, Amber’s family.. I could just go on, and on. Thank you for for Being the Change in the world. Teaching these same principles to sweet children is simply made easier because of you. Thank you for choosing our picture. We’re honored. :)

Rachel Crawley - February 24, 2014 - 10:56 pm

Wow!!! Thank you so much for selecting the photo of our daughter!! We just love this company so much and never thought we’d actually win something just by sharing how much we love y’all! Keep doing what you are doing, y’all rock!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Nikki N - February 24, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Congratulations ladies!!!

Amber hill - February 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm

Congrats to the lucky moms! Your girls are all beautiful!

Jennifer b - February 24, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Congrats on the win ladies!!! :)

portia - February 25, 2014 - 12:21 am

You (and Matilda Jane) are doing many wonderful things! Keep up the good work! I’m proud to be a Matilda Mom ;)

Erica S - February 25, 2014 - 7:12 am

Congrats to the lucky winners, and good luck to everyone in the auction. The donated items are amazing!

Kayla Brown - February 25, 2014 - 8:08 am

It’s beautiful the work you guys are doing in Africa ! you just don’t see other company’s that give back like this, that’s one of the reasons i LOVE Matilda Jane so much, it’s not just about the clothes it’s about the amazing people that make up Matilda Jane! :) oh and congrats to the ladies that won :)

Jennifer C - February 25, 2014 - 8:39 am

Love this post!

Sherie Hollar - February 25, 2014 - 8:52 am

Eeeek! I’m so excited! Thank you MJC and Denise for selecting my wild and “unpredictable” blonde gal for the Love of MJ Blog post. We truly love Matilda Jane and how the clothing highlights her quirky personality. Peace, <3, and MJ…Reese TildaJane

Laurel - February 25, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Congratulations, SO COOL!

Mamie Taylot - February 26, 2014 - 12:18 am

Congratulations!! What precious children and pictures….and what a fabulous cause MJ!!! :)

EG - February 26, 2014 - 2:13 am

Congrats ladies! Gorgeous little ladies!

Sarah Myers - February 26, 2014 - 8:25 am

Thank you so much for choosing my sweet girl Annie Davis! We love MJC not just for the twirly dresses but also the service for others. Thank you for helping us stand a little taller each day.
Xoxo, the Myers girls

Bridgette L - February 26, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Congratulations to the moms that won the show your MJC love!! Whoop whoop!

KaMarlowete - February 26, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Hope the auction was a smashing success. Can’t wait to hear.

Erica S - February 27, 2014 - 2:32 pm

So excited to see the buttons on the auction. I think they were my absolute favorite item!! Everything on there is fabulous, though.

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