Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I know that this announcement is long awaited for some of you...THE SAMPLE SALE DATE IS OFFICIALLY OCTOBER 14th!! WHOO! It will begin at 10 a.m. and go until 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at the base of the Cooper River Bridge (same place as last year)!

For those of you who aren't familiar with our sample sale....have you ever seen those t.v. shows about the sample wedding dresses where people are pushing each other to get in and going crazy? Picture that with children's clothes! :) People are literally LINED up to get inside :)....(it's a little insane, but totally worth it!)

Confused at to what a sample is? Not to worry, I'll tell you! A sample is an article of clothing that traveled around in the trunks for reps and customers to see. They are marked down because even though they technically aren't "used" (no one has actually worn them around town)- they have been possibly tried on and have traveled around the south east! Also, all of our regular inventory will be there as well (still marked down, but just not QUITE as much as the samples!)

Our sample sale is a great way to find awesome deals on smocked clothes! (the craziness isn't TOO bad either- just be ready to be a tad bit aggressive for that outfit that you've been dying for :)!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tigertown bound

I don't know if I've mentioned before, but I graduated from Clemson University in 2009 (it was quite the depressing day)...so I am now on what I like to call "my junior year of life" :). Anywho, anyone that knows me knows that I am not the biggest football fan. Don't get me wrong, I love going to games (only to tailgate and wear a cute dress) and to watch games on tv (only in a social situation involving good food and drinks) and THIS weekend I am trekking up to Clemson for the Clemson/Auburn game! Even though it's a little different not actually being a student (I don't get to causally walk home after I've had my fill of tailgating or wear a cute "tri-delta loves the tigers" sticker)...I'm still super excited!

So, after I completely stressed myself out figuring out what to wear (I have to look cute at my Clemson debut this season :)...my thoughts obviously drifted to what my child would wear...if I had one (I'm a little crazy..I know :)

But you know what I realized!? Whether you're pulling for Clemson OR Auburn- YOUR LITTLE ONE COULD WEAR THE SAME OUTFIT! How genius is that!?... I wish picking out MY outfit was that easy :)

How ANNOYING- but for some reason it won't let me add an image so I posted the link to the "tiger dress" below!...if you are a Clemson or Auburn fan (or just like tigers)..this dress is a necessity!


P.S. Happy Friday! It's actually starting to feel a bit like Fall here in Charleston..bring on the boots and sweaters :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

We Monogram!!!

HUGE, FANTASTIC, BEST-NEWS-EVER news!! You all know how terrible I am at keeping secrets, but I've been keeping this secret for forever (or that's how long it feels like it's been!)

Drum roll....


We've been working so hard on this! We've always had the idea that offering monogramming would be a great idea, but we just really didn't know how to go about it...that is, until Megan's brother's girlfriend (hard to keep up, huh?) decided to start a monogramming company and base it out of Shrimp and Grits Kids! She's been working like a crazy person on this book...not to worry, all of her hard work paid off because it looks AWESOME!

Unfortunately, this service is only offered for in-store purchases...sorry all of you online shoppers...we just haven't figured out how to offer it online yet! (maybe one day though!:)

Personally, I love a monogram- always have, always will! When I was little, my grandmother owned this mongraming company called Carolina Canvas so everything I had was monogrammed...(bedspreads, pillows, shower curtains, luggage, towels, jewelry holders, makeup bags...you name it and it was monogrammed)! My mom made me wear those little panties with the ruffle around the leg and monogram on the back until 3rd grade...(it was a tad embarrassing at the time :)!

Obviously, I'm all little over-excited about this...Megan actually had to stop me because I started suggesting ridiculous things to be monogrammed :).

The way it works is simple! You just come into the store and buy a dress, shirt, shorts, longall (whatever floats your boat). Then, you fill out the monogram form, leave it with us, and you'll get a call as soon as it is ready. The only catch is that you do have to pay seperately (cash or check) for the monogram seeing how Shrimp and Grits Kids is not directly doing this or making a profit! We are just simply offering it because we love how much cuter a monogram can make an outfit!

So, come in and get something monogrammed!! YAY!!!

P.S. Don't you love a short week? It's already WEDNESDAY!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Shrimp and Grits Kids in Skirt!

So, as I walk into work today, I literally almost trip over a pile of "Skirt!" magazines...(I'm a tad bit clumsy) :)! I just love "skirt!" magazine. It is a magazine just for women of Charleston, S.C....it features the most fab places to eat and shop, healthy lifestyle tips, and the most fun events of the month..(all three of my favorite things to do, in other words!)

Obviously, almost tripping over this pile made my Thursday morning! As I walked in, put my things down, and immediately got distracted by the magazine (sorry work :)...I saw that WE were featured in the magazine with an ad! As I've mentioned before, I'm a tad bit excitable, so I immediately took a picture and sent it to Megan and her response was, "Lee, we've been running ads in Skirt! for a while"...wayyy to bust my Thursday morning bubble :)! Anywho, I'm always looking for exciting things at Shrimp and Grits Kids to blog about- and today, Skirt! magazine wins!

Also, in case you've forgotten, it is almost LABOR DAY WEEKEND! A.k.a.- a three day weekend! You better get all the wear out of your seersucker, linen, and white- after Monday- they are moved to the back of the closet...sad day :)!