#GoGold for Childhood Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and we are so thrilled to collaborate with the American Childhood Cancer Organization for the third year to bring awareness to this inspiring non-profit. At Matilda Jane we put heart and purpose into every single piece we create, so partnering with the American Childhood Cancer Organization is something we hold very near to us. Each day we strive to inspire and empower every little girl wearing our designs, and with the help of the ACCO, we are able to do just that.

We stand united with the ACCO in the fight against childhood cancer, and to honor that, today we are releasing a curated collection of Platinum styles, available for a limited time through September 30. This mission began two years ago with the release of the Beautiful Bennett Knot Dress, designed in memory of a courageous two year old and her fight with cancer. This year, the curated GO GOLD collection is presented to commemorate the international awareness color for childhood cancer. The assortment of gold themed designs, matched to personality and style, will delight all little girls as they are worn in support of ACCO. For each item purchased, proceeds will be donated by Matilda Jane to the ACCO to advance specific research for pediatric cancer treatment. 

Even though the photo session was modified this year due to COVID-19, these beautiful children shined ever so brightly. Each photo shoot was private to ensure safety, yet, offered the opportunity for each girl to twirl, dance and sparkle. These little models are amazing and beautifully embody the spirit of this mission in their symbolic dresses and outfits. There are so many brave children who show unmatched courage and strength as they journey through their battle, and our thoughts and prayers go out to every one of them. Be sure to join us at matildajaneplatinum.com through September 30 to shop our special GO GOLD curated collection from Platinum and support the fight against childhood cancer. 

     

Our Awesome, Printable Fall Bucket List

Happy fall, y’all! Although we’ve had glimpses of fall weather the past few weeks, it’s officially autumn today! There are so many things we love about fall from the scents and flavors (hello, pumpkin everything) to the crisp morning air and that euphoric feeling you get at the turn of a new season. There’s just something inherently cozy about autumn that makes us want to wrap up in our comfiest cardigan and drink hot cider. Can you relate?

Every year is a little different, but the one constant we can expect from every fall is that it is fleeting. Summer and winter seem to last so long and fall tends to be a quick little bridge between the two, so we like to make the most out of each and every day of this autumnal season. Make the most of your fall with our awesome (and printable) fall bucket list!

1. Go apple picking

Is there a more quintessential fall activity than apple picking? Apple picking is a fun activity for the whole family. Spend the afternoon walking the orchard, picking apples and riding the hay ride! When you get home, whip up a quick batch of homemade applesauce.

2. Paint pumpkins

Make your own fall décor this year by painting pumpkins! You can get pumpkins from the patch or the grocery store and the rest of your supplies at the craft store. There are so many neat designs you can create from buffalo checks and florals to cable-knit and textured designs. When you’re done, arrange your pumpkins by the fireplace or on your doorstep! This is a great craft for a girls’ night or to do with the kiddos. Get tips for pumpkin painting here.

3. Go to the farmer’s market

The only thing we love more than going to the summer farmer’s market is going to the fall farmer’s market! There is something so nostalgic about sipping hot cocoa while picking up produce (and maybe some fresh pumpkin pastries). Some fall markets even have handmade goods and crafts to add to your fall home décor. The perfect start to your Saturday!

4. Try a new soup recipe

The unofficial start to fall is whenever you make your first slow cooker soup! The moment the weather drops below 70°, we are ALL IN on soup season. Soups are the staple meal of fall — they’re the best comfort food on a chilly day and they make tons of leftovers. Need some recipe inspiration? Here are 15 slow cooker soups for fall! Tip: plan ahead and pick up some of your veggies and herbs at the farmer’s market!

5. Hike with the family

Our favorite kind of family activity is one spent in the great outdoors! Spend your Sunday afternoon going on a family hike. Find a nearby trail (or park) and pack up a backpack with water and snacks for the afternoon. We can’t think of a better way to get a little exercise in while spending time with those we love most!

6. Have a Halloween movie marathon

Whether you’re a scary movie fanatic or not, it wouldn’t be fall without a little Halloween movie marathon! Pick out a few favorites, grab your coziest throw blanket (and yummiest snacks) and dive right in. Here’s a list of kid-friendly Halloween movies to get you started.

7. Make homemade hot chocolate (with a fall twist)

Move over summer lemonade, it’s time for our fave drink of fall to shine! The best way to step up your hot chocolate is to make it yourself. There are so many twists to take your hot cocoa to the next level, but this pumpkin white hot chocolate sounds too good to pass up!

8. Update your family photos

Needing some updated family photos? Fall is truly the best time of year to snap some new family pictures. The gorgeous fall foliage makes the best backdrop for capturing special family moments. We have adorable, coordinating mommy & me options perfect for family photos. Shop here.

9. Bake pumpkin bread

Would it be fall if you didn’t bake pumpkin bread? (The answer is no, it would not be.) Pumpkin is THE flavor for fall and pumpkin bread is the ultimate fall treat. This delicious fall favorite is a crowd pleaser, perfect to enjoy as a family or to gift to friends, family or even teachers! Here is an easy, one-bowl pumpkin bread recipe.

10. Tailgate in your own backyard

Football season may look a little different this year, but you can still have just as much fun tailgating at home! Fire up the slow cooker, whip up your favorite bite-size snacks, set up the cornhole in your backyard and enjoy the best things about tailgating, all from the comfort of your own home. 

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What fall activity are you most excited about? Comment below!

     

Women’s Fall Outfit Inspiration

September is finally here, which means we can unabashedly talk about our love of fall. With our highly anticipated September release yesterday, we are all in on everything autumn and can’t wait to share more about our favorite season in the coming weeks. Today we wanted to kick off our fall content with a few of our favorite fall outfits for women. Keep reading to get some major outfit inspiration for your fall weekends!

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Pumpkin Patch to the Farmer’s Market

Oh, how we could go on and on about all of our favorite fall activities from apple picking and chilling at the pumpkin patch to perusing the farmer’s market and drinking hot cider! There are so many fun ways to spend your autumn afternoons (and SO many cute photo ops)! For your fall funtivities, you need an outfit that is both stylish and comfortable and we have just the thing. Our Perfect in Purple Top has a comfortable, easy fit in a super-soft knit fabric with a flattering peplum hem and bell sleeves. Pair it with a more casual, medium-wash jean and your favorite ankle boots. Layer on a fun necklace and a few bracelets to complete your look.

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Time for a Date Night

We have a sneaky feeling that our new Best of the Best Dress is going to become your fall go-to for ANY occasion. The luxuriously soft knit fabric drapes beautifully giving this tiered dress the perfect amount of flounce and twirl. Just like all of our favorite dresses, this dress is so easy to dress up or down, making it perfect for date night. Wear it during the day with a sneaker and dress it up for date night with a sleek riding boot. Toss on an oversized scarf, wearing it as a wrap or scarf depending your mood!

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Always On the Go

If there is something that is true of every fall, it’s that we’re constantly on the go! Between shuttling the kiddos around, meeting up with girlfriends and running errands, we manage to keep our schedules full. For days like these, you need a uniform that can keep up! Our Enjoy the Journey Tee is an update on the classic t-shirt with a pretty eyelet sleeve in a gorgeous lavender hue. Slip into your favorite jeans, put on your comfiest sneakers and throw your hair back with a cute headband, because you have a busy day ahead!

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Which look is your favorite? Comment below! Then, shop our new arrivals here.