Monday, November 10, 2008

Chicks Picks launches website with GDO designs

GDO designs are now available from Chicks Picks online store - just launched!
Starting in 2006, Hillary has hosted monthly boutique shows where she invites 45 designers & vendors to drop off their treasures so that Hillary can merchandise and sell their beautiful wares. Many new designers and budding artists want to be represented at Chick's Picks for the sales opportunity as well as to work with Hillary developing strategic marketing plans for their products.
Chick's Picks has become a highly-anticipated shopping outing that thousands of Washington DC area ladies have enjoyed. Each show highlights a charity that is relevant and important to all women
Now it is time to bring these Chick's Picks treasures to you. So, be sure to check out the website and add your name to the mailing list for upcoming events and promotions.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

GDO Chosen for Treasury - Take a Look

This is one of the most beautiful Treasuries I've been a part of on ETSY. Thank you, Meg, for selecting the Felicity skirt to be a part of this gorgeous combination. This one also made ETSY's front page. I am honored. You can see the full Treasury here...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

GDO at Chicks Picks Nov 19-22

It is time to gear up for the Holidays. This four day show hosted at the home of Hillary Tattersall will display exquisite gift items for you and your home. Hillary has hand picked original items amongst a variety of artists and designers around the US. Amongst them, Girls Day Out jewelry, clothing and accessories.
Location: 20757 Parkside Circle ~ Potomac Falls, VA 20165

Show Times:

November 19 8a-8p

November 20 10a-7p

November 21 10a-7p

November 22 10a-2p

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Charlottesville City Market October 25th

The City Market is coming to an end for the season. Saturday, October 25th, will be your last chance to make those special purchases. In honor of that, I will offer 20% off to anyone who mentions my blog. Come see me again at the bottom of the hill. It has been a wonderful year for me and GDO has grown more than I ever expected. Now, it's time for the trunk shows where I can keep warm indoors. If you are interested in hosting a GDO trunk show, convo me for the excellent benefits.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Charlottesville City Market October 11th

I thought I was going to take a break from the Market this weekend. We are having my Aunt and Uncle from MI come stay with us for a few days. I am so looking forward to having time to visit with them. But, since so many of you were asking if I would be back this weekend, I am pleased to say, that yes, I will be there. Two spaces down from where I was last Saturday in spot #67. I hope for another wonderful day and look forward to seeing everyone.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Charlottesville City Market October 4th

I will be participating this Saturday from 7am-12noon at the Charlottesville City Market. Come on by and shop for some wonderful new, fun and affordable jewelry designs for Fall.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Save the Date October 19th

Lula Blu Boutique will be hosting a Girls Day Out Trunk Show on Sunday, October 19th, from Noon-4pm. I will be there personally to display a mix of Fall fashions from Girls Day Out. You can expect a variety of women's jewelry, holiday pendants, children's jewelry made of sterling and crystals and some fun hair accessories to coordinate with the little girls Fall clothing designs. This is another great opportunity for you to stock up on future gifts or purchase something special for yourself.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Charlottesville City Market September 27th

Who doesn't love a crisp morning, the smell of coffee, fresh pastries, live music, friendly faces and a chance to shop for unique gifts! Now that fall is officially here, who needs a better excuse to wake up early and start your day with some wonderful shopping at the Charlottesville City Market. I will have a variety of one-of-a-kind jewelry items designed especially for the "hard to buy for" in your life. I was wiped out last week, so, come early for a variety of new fall designs. 7am-12noon. Space 89 again.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Charlottesville City Market September 20th

Sorry for the short notice, I will be in space 89 near 2nd street at the Market this weekend. Lots of new One Of A Kind designs. So, as always, come early for the best selection! 7a-12noon

Monday, September 15, 2008

GDO Logo tops have arrived just in time for Fall!

You should have seen me tear into the package that arrived today, knowing what was inside. I've been working with an amazing company over the past several months to incorporate my logo into comfortable shirts for little girls and women of all sizes. This season, I've chosen to have the GDO logo printed on a chocolate brown cotton top. It is perfect for Fall and looks great with any of the designs from our Foliage Collection.
Coming soon... We have lined up a professional photoshoot to capture the Foliage Collection with some great accessories from other Independent designers. For those customers who have requested the logo tops, please convo me or check them out on ETSY. I will offer 20% off if you mention my blog at checkout.

By Demand ~ The 2008 HOLIDAY design is here!

I was hoping to get through Halloween before presenting the Holiday skirt. But, just couldn't resist. I love the playful pattern and the vibrant colors of this design. Fun orange oranaments on a rich red background and the lime green snowflake print are an unexpected combination with the vintage style apron. As I continue to strive to keep my designs unique, I look forward to outfitting little girls with GDO designs across the globe. There is nothing more rewarding than that.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

What a great name! Want your kid to dress like a star, here's your one stop shop! This online boutique specializes in selecting high quality children's clothing and much more. They are particular about choosing brands that are popular amongst celebrities and have been recognized for their inventory with several global advertisements. As the word continues to spread about GDO designs, I am honorered to add them to my list of boutiques now offering the Foliage Collection.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Join GDO at The City Market

Summer is coming to an end already and fall is in the air. It is a wonderful time of year to be outdoors. It has been several weeks since I have been able to attend the Charlottesville City Market as the amount of business I have had lately has kept me at home. I am excited to set up shop this weekend and display my delightful collection of new designs for Fall. This is a great opportunity for you to preview the Fall Foliage Collection from Girls Day Out and stock up on the popular prints from my Summer designs. Please contact me by Friday, August 29 if you are in need of something specific. I look forward to seeing all of you.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

And it keeps getting better! GDO in Beverly Hills

This year celebrates the third annual Celebration of Babies for the March of Dimes in Beverly Hills, CA. Celebrities and other attendees will have the opportunity to shop prior to the luncheon. I am thrilled that Girls Day Out designs have been selected amongst other high end boutique brands. I have a lot of work ahead of me to prepare for this event. But, it is a wonderful cause that I strongly believe in and want to support. 10% of sales will go to March of Dimes. Melissa Joan Hart is behind the connection to this invite. I am so excited to see what other celebrities choose GDO to be a part of their children's wardrobe this year.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Economy slows down, Girls Day Out picks up - now on

Yes, it's true! is now carrying Girls Day Out designs. An amazing opportunity for a small town girl with a bigtime dream. I've learned with the offers coming my way all at once, that I can handle it - nothing will hold me back. This is an achievement that I never imagined when this business began for me five years ago. It gets better every day. With a struggling economy, it didn't seem very promising for us this year. But, orders are at levels that keep me home more than I'd like to admit. As growth continues for me, I enjoy the challenges and demands that keep me doing what I love.
(To view available designs on Amazon, search GDO)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Girls Day Out on it's way to Singapore

Recently I was approached by a buyer who specializes in purchasing in volume for an islandwide network of mother's in Singapore. There are thousands of women online doing what I do. And, I am so excited to have somehow "stood out" amongst them. I didn't know this sort of thing exisisted. But, it is wonderful knowing that my designs will now be on little girls across the globe.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Girls Day Out Utah at Kinder Winkel

Kinder Winkel is a kid-hip children's boutique providing Utah with a super cool place to shop for their little ones. The name Kinder Winkel means "Kids Store" in Dutch, reflecting the Duth Heritage of it's owners. Recently they added GDO skirts to their selection of children's clothing. So, for those of you who wonder why I haven't been out of the house much these days, you can see, business is doing well. It is truly rewarding for me to take this business to new heights.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Girls Day Out Local at Lula Blu Boutique

Although I live in a fairly small town, we have some great little shops here offering a variety of fun home decor, antiques, gourmet dining, and - of course - fashion. Today I met with Lula Blu Boutique and they are introducing children's clothing to their selection of high end women's fashion. A variety of our Fall skirts and denim will be available to purchase mid August.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Exciting Celebrity News

As Girls Day Out evolves, I am thrilled with the connections I have made in this industry. Having a successful business is all about networking and keeping honest relationships with those who support you. GDO is sincerely my passion and I am so excited to have my designs chosen to go to the daughters of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Online Shopping Announcement

Sugar and Spice Kid is an online boutique specializing in fine children's clothing and gifts. Recently they have added GDO designs to their girls clothing lines. It is so rewarding for me as GDO continues to grow. And, I appreciate the opportunities that have come my way this season. So, be sure to check out for our peasant skirt designs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

GDO at Happily Ever After

I am pleased to announce that Girls Day Out designs are now available locally at Happily Ever After in Fredericksburg, VA. If you just can't wait for my next show or event, head over to Happily Ever After for a great selection of sizes and designs. Be on the lookout this fall for coordinating belts and denim capris and jeans. Sizes 18m-8 girls.