Raise Your Hand

Time is flying and there is still so much to do. So much. I really want this to be a great season. My girls at 435 have been busily counting inventory and rearranging to get ready for the season. We’ve gone over all scenario’s in hopes to improve our ship time. We’ve got new packers coming in, and Chris even learned to ship UPS. She is so dang cute sitting in the chair shipping.

I know none of you have really been to 435 when it is in full swing but if you’ve seen photos you would know we run in real tight quarters. And this season we have pretty much maxed out the upstairs and downstairs. It is crazy but as long as we keep it super organized we’ll be good. We’re in the process of moving Platinum upstairs to make more room for packing tables and in return, we are going to be able to keep Platinum a little more organized and full. We have been cutting like crazy cuz once February hits our cutting table gets used for sorting!

So many things are going on at 435. I kinda feel like we are growing up a bit. Today, I was ironing and looked up to see Kiera taking photos of flats for for the site, Sam working on Fall 2011 samples and Michelle working on the Platinum schedule. I was like “Wow, I really have my own Creative Team”. It was so cool.  Yes, I am a dork. But you see, Lynette and Kayla have their Office Team and Kacey and Chris have their 435 Crew.  Now I have my own gang!!!

Oh, and I  know many of you are waiting for details for 435 Art Fair but it’ll be February before we can really lay them out. You can  count on a Pre-Party Friday night (with kids), Art Fair Saturday and party at my house Saturday evening (no kids).   It is always such a good time. We love meeting all of you guys and it is so fun watching you all meet each other. It really has become one big family of friends. I love it.

Now I must head up to sew some more buttons.  I admit I like to sew them. It is a great excuse to lay in bed and watch a movie.

Oh, and did I tell you we have my favorite adult line EVER.  And so much that you could totally just have Trunk Show just for you Hip Crowd of Ladies!

Teoma - January 13, 2011 - 8:46 am

ignore my post below…i was emailing my mom. LOL. oh my gosh…so embarrassed. 😉 as you can see, the boots are not available online and i’m in canada so we don’t have target. off to email my mom…

Teoma - January 13, 2011 - 8:44 am

mom-if you see these pink cowgirl boots in target in TX will you please get liberty a size 11 or 12. they are the tall big girls ones not the shorter smaller girl sizes.

jeremy - January 11, 2011 - 7:17 am


Denise - January 9, 2011 - 6:54 am

love it

Melissa P - January 9, 2011 - 4:38 am

I had to share the funniest dream I just woke up from…I was at the BX (my husband is in the Air Force, this is our store on base) and I heard an announcment that said if you find the lucky hair clips you win a prize from Matilda Jane. So i’m looking all around and I see people near the purses. I start looking through a purse and find a clip. So, I go to a hotel (for some odd reason…shame on you w/ dirty minds..lol) and I go to customer service and they lead me to a conference room where I met you Denise. You asked if I had twins and I said no, then you said “okay” and I sat down..lol. You put a slideshow on and somehow I eneded back up in my hotel room. Just then, I had my 5 yr old daughter go and ask you what we should do next and my daugther came back to tell me that you wanted to see me to remember who I was..so I was trying to find something to wear (not sure when I changed from the first time), but anyway..I couldent decide on shoes…so it took me like 3 hours and I had my lucky hair clip in my pocket..just as I am walking down the hallway to meet you again, I wake up to “mommy, can we make a cake?” So, I guess I never got to find out what you said…but it was Sunday morning..so I actually made a cake w/ my daughter first thing in the morning…strange, but kinda fun…lol. Just had to share my strange dream w/ you!! lol…

Steph - January 8, 2011 - 3:34 pm

In a word, House of Clouds is, “DREAMY!”

Renee - January 8, 2011 - 1:43 pm

I’m loving what I see, keep up the awesome work! Can’t wait to attend 435 again, I had such a fabulous time at the fair last year. Happy New Year to you all!!!

Nikki Spence - January 8, 2011 - 12:55 pm

The new line is looking awesome!!! I can’t wait to see the Mommy pieces and girls pieces as well(and hoping there are a few boys big sizes in there too). I have fallen in love with MJ for me. I am a teacher, and the Mommy clothes are just perfect for my job. I look great(in teacher world i guess a better term would be professional) but feel like I am still in my pajamas. I wore my Myrtles the other day, and my students asked me why I was wearing my pajamas. They just had to feel of them too. It’s like a game to them now to see what Mrs. Spence is going to be wearing to school for the day lol…so fun though. I love my students and my MJ.
Anyway, I really hope I get to come to the 435 Art Fair this year. It’s on my “bucket list” along with getting snowed in on my birthday(which is actually forecasted to happen this Sunday on exactly my birthday) and going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. After all that, I feel that my life will be complete so I am hoping to cross off the 435 Art Fair this year.
Great job on what I have seen of the spring line!!! And thanks so much for my little happies I received in my Platinum order because my Satinwood Peasant was out of stock. I know no other company that would go to the lengths that you guys do to provide such excellent customer service. I am a customer for life!!! Love you guys…You are awesome!!!

Amy Andrews - January 7, 2011 - 8:29 pm

The pink boots are from Target! I bought them a few months ago…maybe try online:)) They are very cute!!

Jennifer - January 7, 2011 - 7:46 pm

Oh, it looks super cute!!! I can’t wait to see it all! Thanks for the sneak peak!!

Day to the Oh - January 7, 2011 - 7:00 pm

The sweetness and loveliness is just oozing off these pages, my goodness! Such darling girls inside and out! And I LOVE Michelle’s photography, but Elijah has really com into his own hasn’t he!? Such a beautiful image!!!

Lori - January 7, 2011 - 12:46 pm

I have got to know where those pink cowboy boots came from–can someone please tell me…????

tree*head - January 7, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Thanks for all of the sneak peeks and congrats on all of your successes…I LOVE the mama dress!!!!

Ann - January 7, 2011 - 10:30 am

I must have that brown dress!!!!

Alicia - January 7, 2011 - 7:24 am

I’m loving the mama pieces!Gorgeous. The way you describe your team really makes me wish I could work for Matilda Jane. (Besides the shameless promoting I do of course) It seems like you gals have such a good working relationship and know how to have a good time while still getting the job done. Can’t wait to hear the date for the Art Fair…I’m hoping my wedding schedule will allow me to go this year!

Colleen Genovese - January 7, 2011 - 7:22 am

Love it all…so jealous of all who get to buy some!

Amy Andrews - January 7, 2011 - 6:34 am

Kelly you are soo sweet!! Especially to put up with my MJ addiction!! Can’t wait for all the MOMMY stuff! and sooo excited Rachel has those PINK Boots!! We’ll have to have that cute dress with the frilly trim:))

Tracy D - January 7, 2011 - 6:14 am

Oh no, I’m in LOVE head over heels crazy for both the momma dress shown and the girly apparel. Shucks!! I’ll surely be in the dog house for sure after the spring trunk show.


Mom2Izzy - January 7, 2011 - 5:46 am

LOVE it ALLL!!! I am loving all the sneak peeks!!!

Melissa P - January 7, 2011 - 3:38 am

Wow, the dresses are amazing!! I love the adult dress…hmmmm..might have to get that one..lol. Yes, Feb. 1st is going to be an exciting day… 🙂

Monika - January 6, 2011 - 8:31 pm

I can’t even tell you how freakin’ excited I am for February 1st!!! Gosh, Kylee is simply stunning in that dress… love!!!

Katie Lou - January 6, 2011 - 8:05 pm

AHHH!! I want!! I need that Mommy dress!

elisabeth - January 6, 2011 - 8:03 pm

Thanks for the sneak peek~keep them coming! Love the mommy dress ~ I want the top half of that dress in a shirt too ;)!

Kristy - January 6, 2011 - 7:53 pm

I HAVE to know what brand those pink cowgirl boots are? Frye??

Maya&Ella's mama - January 6, 2011 - 7:52 pm

Can’t waaaiiiiiiit!!I am so excited about the adult line too 🙂

Aimee - January 6, 2011 - 7:38 pm

Thank you! Thank you for sharing more pictures! I can’t wait for the new line!

Lisa M - January 6, 2011 - 7:33 pm

Oh wow! I am soooooo excited about this line… unbelievable! Can’t wait to see all of the new goodies for MEEEEEEEEEEE!! Oh and I can’t wait to see my friends and family at 435 – love you girls <3

Heather - January 6, 2011 - 7:31 pm

My hands are raised and I am screaming for joy or maybe it is because my pits stink because I haven’t gotten a shower today…haha
I love this company!!!!!!! and the clothes!!!

Ana Esteves-Amaro - January 6, 2011 - 7:31 pm

Love the new line so far. Love the inspiration and thanks for always sharing. Great group and so down to earth I love it!

Ana Esteves-Amaro - January 6, 2011 - 7:29 pm

Love the new line so far. Love te inspiration and thanks for always share. Great group and so down to earth I love it!

Christy Dodd - January 6, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Love, pure love! I can’t wait for the art fair, it will be the best birthday ever!!!

Leslie Bunt - January 6, 2011 - 7:15 pm

So excited about spring, platinum, & 435!!!! Yippee!!

Nance - January 6, 2011 - 7:15 pm

Oh, I love that adult dress!!! Wow…I want to lose weight just to buy it! 🙂

mimi - January 6, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Oh my, I love that adult dress for MiMi:) The kids have enough:) [ha]Love all the pastels!!

Marla H. - January 6, 2011 - 7:03 pm

Wow!!!! I love the colors of the spring line! And I can’t wait to get some new Mommy pieces!!!! I wish I could come to the Art Fair. At least I can still get my MJC fix on Platinum! House of Clouds is looking good to me! I don’t think you have anything to be “nervousa” about. 🙂

rufus.and.wren - January 6, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Super excited!

CPuhl - January 6, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Holy cow…I’m in overload here! Thanks for more sneak peaks! Good luck in the upcoming weeks…it’s going to be great!

Melanie Howard - January 6, 2011 - 6:59 pm

Completely amazing! That ladies dress is absolutely beautiful!
And that is totally cool that you have your own creative team! I can imagine that 435 must be one of the coolest, funnest, craziest, bestest places to work, ever!!!

Milan's mom - January 6, 2011 - 6:57 pm

Miss Piper looks soo pretty!

Tifinie Mullins - January 6, 2011 - 6:55 pm

I CANNOT wait to see your adult line! The pieces I already have are absolutely fabulous! Never been worn out and not receive a compliment!!! As an elementary teacher, your adult fashions are perfect. Please keep up the EXCELLENT work! Would love to see more bags, and also if you happen to have a Jackie coat laying around the shop in a size medium, I’d love to become its owner… I’ve been looking everywhere for one!


Sandi - January 6, 2011 - 6:54 pm

PIPER!!!!! love love love!

new2MJC - January 6, 2011 - 6:53 pm

Awesome – I can’t wait – thanks for sharing!

Kelly Aland - January 6, 2011 - 6:52 pm

Amy Andrews is one of my dearest friends. They spent the weekend with us and all she and Rachel wore were M.J., too cute. Can’t wait for the Spring line.