May 31, 2018
Three years. I can hardly believe it.
I've been contemplating what I want to say in this post for the past couple of months. How do I adequately put into words the emotions I feel when I think about Dressie Jessie Smocking celebrating 3 years? I'm not sure I'm going to be able to, but I'm going to try....
This past year has been an amazing one. We held our first warehouse sale, we hired new team members (and couldn't love them more!), we continued our mission of supporting international adoptions of children with medical needs, and our list of amazing customers grew and grew. My heart is so full.
If you asked my husband how many times he's heard me say, "I have the BEST customers!" he would probably tell you he can't count that high (and he was an accounting major, ha!). But seriously, I have THE BEST customers, and I am forever grateful.
I recently came across this quote by Marc Jacobs, "Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them." It reminds me of an encounter I had with a local customer a couple of summers ago. I ran into her and her daughter at a local park, and her little girl was wearing our Heritage Dress. They had been to Chick-Fil-A, and the little girl was hot and sweaty from playing outside. The mom was embarrassed because the dress was covered in ketchup smears and dirt from the playground. She was worried that I was thinking she wasn't "treating the dress properly," when in reality, I was OVERJOYED to see the dress being "lived in" and loved. For me, that is the whole point. Enjoy dressing your children every day, not just for special occasions. And take it from this mom of 4--now with 2 about to be hours away at college--every day with your children is a special day. I know you've heard it said a million times, but let me make it one million and one, these days are fleeting. They grow up faster than you can ever imagine. The days of smocked bishops, monogrammed longalls, ruffled bubbles....they don't last. But here's the good news...the memories you make while your children are "living in their clothes," well those are yours forever. What a blessing!
So as we celebrate Dressie Jessie Smocking turning 3, let me close with the biggest, most sincere "thank you!" Thank you to my amazing team. Thank you to my loving family. And last, but certainly not least, thank you to you, my wonderful customers. Without you, there is no Dressie Jessie Smocking. For your patronage and support, I am eternally grateful. To show my appreciation, I am giving away THREE outfits of the winner's choice! One winner--3 outfits!! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below. That's it! The winner will be announced on Saturday, June 2nd, so be sure to check back for the announcement!
UPDATE--Congratulations Kaitlyn Hunter! You are the winner!
June 02, 2018
Wow this would be so amazing I love all the outfits I have seen and I want to wish you a very happy 😊 3 years ❤️❤️💜💜
Happy 3 years! You have such precious cloths. Love them all.
Happy 3 years! We love your darling outfits and pajamas!
Happy 3 years! Love these clothes!
Happy 3rd Birthday! It’s always nice to see someone’s passion and dreams come true! Congrats and keep on doing your best!!!
Happy 3rd!!!! Love these adorable outfits so much! These classic designs never go out of style. We will continue wearing DressieJessie.
Love your products. So glad I discovered you recently!
Happy 3 years! I have three children ages 4,3, and 1. We love all of your styles and appreciate the great prices! Would love to win! Thanks for offering the giveaway.
I love seeing my granddaughter dressed in Dressie Jessie outfits
They are so soft and sweet .
They remind me a lot of the dresses I used to dress her mother in .
Congratulations to three years !
Congratulations on 3 years! Love these clothes 😁😍
Congratulations on 3 years!! That is great! Love the post. Makes you think about slowing down life and just enjoying the little moments in your day! 😃
What a beautiful thank you and eloquent way of expressing your thoughts! Your post makes me feel so much better about “playing dress up” with my little girl often. You’re so right, she won’t always let me get her “all dolled up”. ❤️ Love your sweet, classic clothing!
Congratulations! Only half of small businesses make it to 3 years so this is a huge accomplishment! We just bought our first outfit from you and are so excited to wear it. Appreciate the permission not to wait for a special occasion!
Happy 3 years 🎉
Well your words made me cry! I believe you and I have spoken before about the years of bubbles and smocking being short. You’re not creating clothing here, you’re creating memories, and what an amazing job that must be!
Congrats on 3 years!! Love your cute cute clothes!
We LOVE dressie Jessie!!! Love the high quality of clothing! My little one always looks adorable and is comfortable in his outfits! Thank you for being local! Thanks for hosting the best warehouse sale this year!!! It was awesome! Happy 3rd year!
June 01, 2018
What an accomplishment to make it 3 years!!! Good for you!
Congrats on 3 years! What a great accomplishment! You have such cute outfits!
Congratulations! Such a great accomplishment! I was delighted to find a small business to support. We do not have boutiques like yours up north. All of the items we have purchased from you have a special story behind each outfit that I will always treasure. As our girls out grow their outfits, I have packed them away for future generations to come. Timeless and classy!
Three years right around the same time my little turned 3! What an exciting time! Congrats! I recently purchased the big sister smocked dress for my 3 year old to wear in newborn portraits for her little sister…happening very soon!
We love Dressie Jessie! My daughter Laiken, LOVES dresses and wears them all the time! We love that you are local to us. HAPPY THIRD YEAR! ♥♥♥
Happy 3 Years!! 💗
I absolutely love the Marc Jacobs quote! I love watching my girls live in theire lovely clothes! Happy 3rd Birthday!
Happy 3 years to you! We love your clothing! The quality is amazing and the designs are beautiful! You have amazing customer service. I love doing business with you!
One of our favorite places to order from!! I always love the designs and the quality is always amazing!! I love that I can buy my daughter and son’s outfits all in the same place! Our outfits are well loved and worn often but they always hold up remarkably well against a 2 year old tornado and 8 month old rough and tumble boy! Happy Anniversary!! We love y’all! ❤️💙
Happy 3 years! What a great reminder that every day with your kids is a special occasion 💕. I love dressing my kids in your sweet clothes!
Happy 3rd birthday 🎉 we just found out about you guys through your warehouse sale! The quality of your product is outstanding and of course beautiful!
Congratulations on 3 years! I love putting my daughter in classic smocked clothing because I think it captures the innocence of childhood, and it’s so well made. My hope is for many more successful years of your business!
Happy 3 Years!! Very true! Every day IS special!! Thank you for having the perfect outfits for not only those special occasions but for EVERYDAY! Life is special and worth celebrating EVERYDAY!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Congratulations on 3 years! We ordered our first dress for Easter and it was absolutely beautiful!
Happy Birthday!!! Here’s to many more 🎉🎉🎉
May 31, 2018
Congratulations on 3 years and good luck to many more!
Your clothing is gorgeous!
Congratulations on three years…how exciting! I waited years for a little girl I could dress head to toe in beautiful smocked southern clothes and you never fail to disappoint! Thank you for providing your costumers with stylish, classic wardrobes for our doll babies! 💗
I am so in love with everything we get from Dressie Jessie! Congrats on 3 YEARS!
Yay! Congrats on three years!
Awesome Job! What an accomplishment! Your clothes are absolutely adorable!
What a great reminder!! I can get so caught up in keeping clothes perfect. Happy 3 years!!
Happy 3 years!!! I’ve been shopping with you since before you even started Dressie Jessie Smocking- when you were Dressie Jessie Shop! Back then, I was shopping for items for my nieces. Fast forward a few years and I would send screenshots of all your adorable dresses to my friends to buy for their babies. I love your clothes so much and have been dying to buy them for my own children. Now we have a little girl, and I’m so glad my baby girl can now wear your beautiful pieces!! We have been so pleased with everything we have ordered in just the past few months, and we will continue to order from you for as long as you keep your shop open!!
Thank you for your beautiful work!
Happy 3 years!!! I have bought several of your precious outfits and have loved every single one. Matter of fact, my most favorite outfit ever is one of yours.(yellow with blue whale bubble). Looking forward to making many more memories in your sweet clothes.
Happy 3 Years!!!
Our little Lily Gwen just turned 3 last weekend too and we are about to welcome our Baby Boy next Thursday! Some of our most treasured photos of our first born have been in your outfits:) Can’t wait to dress them in adorable matching Dressie Jessie! XO
The Martin Family
Happy 3 years!! I’m so glad I came across your page on Facebook and was able to make it to the warehouse sale. I have a 2 year old boy and little girl due in 3 weeks so found you just in time! :)
Happy birthday!! Can’t wait to go warehouse sale next year with our new baby boy!
Congratulations on 3 years! We love our Dressie Jessie dresses! 😍💗
Congratulations on 3 years!!! Your warehouse sale was amazing!!! ❤️
Happy anniversary! After twelve years, I was blessed with my third daughter, and I love seeing her in smocked dresses and classic bubble rompers! Thank you for making such beautiful and classy children’s clothing!
Congratulations on this achievement! It is always refreshing to see a business owner thriving and loving what they do
Happy 3 years!! We LOVE Dressie Jessie! My daughter has been wearing it for the last couple years and we will continue to do business with the company! (Especially when my son arrives this summer!)
Happy 3 Dressie Jessie!!! 😘
Congratulations on 3 years! We love your outfits and cannot thank you enough for your amazing customer service! We ❤️ Dressie Jessie!
Happy Birthday!! Love all your clothing. Precious styles and great quality!
Congratulations on 3 wonderful years! So many precious memories made in sweet clothes!
Such wonderful clothing. So sweet looking and classic. Fantastic customer service too!
Happy anniversary! Thank you for all the wonderful outfits you have made for my daughter.♥️
You’ve always been my go to for boys smocked clothing! You offer the best holiday appliqué styles that my boys have been wearing for 3 years now! Thank you! Happy 3 years!
Happy 3 years! So happy we discovered your site. Evie has lived in her smocked bubble and I intend for her to wear it out. Cheers to many more years!
Congrats on 3 years! Love the clothes! ❤️
Happy 3 years !! The clothing is so beautiful!! Let me say this I’m pretty embarrassed that I’m just now seeing and learning about Dressie Jessie Smocking and haven’t purchased anything YET! I am pretty excited to sit down with my daughter , Willow and pick some things out though for us to purchase ! Reading all these comments customer service sounds amazing and let’s face it not every businesss has that ! So I’m definitely looking forward to that as well . Again congratulations on celebrating 3 wonderful years of business and more years and years to come !! Also I love that you support children in the way that you do !! Amazing ! Good luck everyone ! And to my daughter !! Fingers crossed xoxo
Congratulations on 3 years! My daughter just turned 1 and wore the Watermelon bubble for her party!! I have received SO many questions on where I got her outfit!!! :) I’m obsessed :)
Happy 3 years!!! We love our Dressie Jessie clothes!!
Happy 3 years! We love our Dressie Jessie outfits and plan on sizing up as she outgrows them!
Thanks for providing affordable, high quality, beautiful designs. And happy 3 years!!!
Happy 3 Year’s! We love our smocked dresses!
Happy 3 years!! I love putting my daughters in your clothes!
Happy birthday, Dressie Jessie Smocking! You are absolutely wonderful! 💓🎀
Happy three years!!! So amazing!! I’ve always seen your clothes on Facebook but have never got the chance to purchase any :( my daughter and I would love to be able to finally receive one of your beautiful creations! :)
Happy 3 years. We have loved the clothes from your shop! Thanks for quality clothes and amazing customer service.
Congratulations to 3 years!!! 🎉 I can tell you firsthand that having high quality fashionable clothing for my little girl is something I am so thankful for! With dressiejessiesmocking she is photo shoot ready! You never know when that precious moment will happen! At least I know she’ll be prepared! ::🍼Cheers:: to many more years!!
Adorable clothing. Congrats on 3 years!
Happy 3 Years to you! We love the timeless apparel Dressie Jessie Smocking provides, quality materials and enhancements for active play and any occasion. We have so enjoyed outfitting our son in your apparel and look forward to dressing our newest blessings, twin daughters. Each piece is beautiful and timeless. We will not only wear them well, but keep them as memories of their childhood. Thank you!
We love Dressie Jessie and got our first ever sister set from you for our newest addition!! Happy 3rd Birthday!! Congrats!
Congratulations on three years! I recently stumbled onto your site right before the warehouse sale and was able to attend the sale. It was well put together and I left with several outfits for my son. Keep up the hard work!
Congratulations on 3 years! Cheers to many more years of quality, affordable and ADORABLE kids clothes!
Congratulations!!! From one small business owner (wedding & portrait photographer) to another I know what an accomplishment that is! Building a business is no easy task and you’re thriving. I’ve followed your website for a while through our struggle to get pregnant and losses, and am so excited to finally have joined the “mom club” and that my little southern boy is finally big enough to wear cute smocked clothing! The Marlin Diaper Set is calling my name!!! :) Cheers to 3 years….and many more to come!!
Happy 3 years 💓
Happy Birthday Dressier Jessie! So glad I recently found your page and became a new customer. Love everything!
Happy 3 Years!! On my very 1st purchase, I needed a super quick turnaround and you did just that without blinking. That incredible customer service has continued for each purchase I have made. I have loved every piece we’ve owned and always come back as you continue to offer the most adorable and original options. I love having things for my daughter that not everyone at the park is wearing! Congratulations to you, your family and your business!
Happy 3 years!
Congratulations on 3 wonderful years! I have purchased dresses and other things from you over the past (almost) 3 years of my daughter’s life and the items have made birthdays and holidays extra special. I love the heart behind your business and the way you support adoptive families too. It makes purchasing your clothes not only fun (because they are so cute) but meaningful as well. God bless you and here’s to many more years! :)
I am so glad I found Dressie Jessie! I am a new mom and I love the smocked outfits that you offer. My son has about 5 already and I can’t wait to add to the collection for the holidays! I am so glad I can support a local business and find great outfits for my son! Thank you and congratulations on 3 years!
I just love your business and clothes! Thank you for all that you do.
Congratulations on 3 amazing years!!! Cheers to clothes that are lived in and loved ❤️❤️❤️
Congrats on 3 years! We love our Dressie Jessie outfits!
Oh how we love Dressie Jessie! As a mom of a boy and a girl, I’m always looking for matching outfits and Dressie Jessie comes to the rescue! When we found out we were pregnant with baby number 2, we surprised our family with Anderson sporting a precious Smocked big brother shorts set. Our children are making so many precious memories in Dressie Jessie and we are forever grateful for such a wonderful company with age appropriate and classic clothing for children.
Congratulations on 3 years! We love your clothes
Happy 3 Years! We bought our first outfit 2 years ago & absolutely adored it! Thank you for providing affordable clothing with such cute style!
Happy 3 year anniversary!! ♥️♥️
Love your shop! Everything in it is absolutely precious! Thank you!
Congratulations! Dressie Jessie has provided such adorable clothing for our children. My son was lucky enough to participate in one of the photo shoots and that’s when the love for your clothes began. My twins and oldest daughter love Dressie Jessie!!
Happy 3 years!! We love your clothing! Keep up the good work!
Dressie Jessie is my absolute favorite place to get the cutest smocked clothing for my little girl. She loves all of her outfits we have purchased! Congrats on 3 years!
I love this story. It’s so important to cherish the moment.
Happy 3 year birthday 💗
Congratulations to Three amazing years and many more to come! I get so many compliments when my daughter wears your clothing!
Love your things! Congratulations 🎈
I just LOVE your site and dresses! Happy 3 years!!!!!!
Happy 3 years! I’ve bought several of your outfits for my 2 boys and have loved them all! So glad you decided to start your business 3 years ago!
Congratulations on 3 years! I have been ordering for one of those years for my granddaughter and now I will be ordering for my new grandson! I’ve had to hide other companies from my Facebook because I know that no one can compare to your quality and it is my belief that loyalty means something! I look forward to your continued success!
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February 03, 2019
October 15, 2018
Shortly after Dressie Jessie Smocking began, my eyes and heart became open to the beauty of international adoption. My life has been blessed beyond measure as I watch this community of families open their hearts and homes to orphans around the world. (And to me, that's what they are...a community. The love and support they show one another is the most beautiful thing. It truly is).
January 15, 2018
Dressie Jessie Smocking began in May 2015 as a small idea based on a big dream. I had no idea what was in store, and when I look at where we are today I am completely humbled and grateful. Not only do I get to do what I love, but Dressie Jessie Smocking has allowed me to connect with people across the world in ways I would have never imagined.