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A Look on the Bright Side

It’s a tough time of year: the end of winter is near, and the beginning of spring is almost here. The promise of brighter days is so close; and the nice days we do get can feel like a tease. But looking toward the sunny side is an opportunity. It’s an opportunity for growth, for coming together, and for taking full advantage of the pleasant times we do have. And that‘s what’s inspired our spring sock styles!

Spread the Word

Spring is on its way and we’re taking the party outside! Longer days are already here: tulips and daffodils are making their way through the solid ground, and everywhere you look, hope is breaking through.

Here in the Northwest, we have what we call “sunbreaks”. Whenever the sun breaks through the clouds, we all run outside to bask in the light and warmth for the few minutes that we have. We grab a friend and something warm to drink and talk about things that make us happy like music (All That Jazz men’s crew) and Soccer (Kick It men’s crew).

Sharing a moment in fun socks.

Plant happy in garden socks.It’s also time to get your hands dirty and get planting. We love visiting farmers’ markets in early spring–they seem to explode in both plants and people this time of year. They are the perfect way to supplement the things we are growing ourselves, whether it’s for the plate or the vase. Our Whack-a-mole crews and Turnip the Beet knee highs were inspired by the green thumbs we have (or are trying to grow). Our produce might not look as perfect as what’s at the market, but playing in the dirt is always fun.

Spread the Blanket

Nothing says “embrace the sun” like a picnic. We love to take our lunches outside, when possible, to eat up every drop of sunshine that we can. When the sun rolls from behind the clouds, we unroll the blanket (even if the ground is sill a little damp) and enjoy our packed meals together. It doesn’t usually include wine, but it does include cheerful socks such as Winosaurus knee highs and Kitty Cone knee highs: inspired by our dream lunch accessories.

Fun picnic socks Kitty Cone and Winosaurus

Playing bocce ball in Femme-powerment Stretch-it and Stay Weird Stretch-itA picnic is a great excuse to bring out the lawn games, which we try to include in every Sock It to Me gathering. Is there anything classier than lawn games at a picnic? Yes. Playing them in STRETCH-IT™ Femme-Powerment and STRETCH-IT™ Stay Weird. These designs weren’t just inspired by the brightness we need to get through the last days of darkness, but by the bright flowers you should be bringing to the next picnic you’re invited to.

 

Spread the Love

Everyone’s invited to our picnic block party. That’s why our inspiration spreads across knee highs, men’s crews, women’s crews, STRETCH-IT’s, and kid’s socks. We even have some new men’s underwear. The spring season is all about growth and sharing: which we learned early on.

We’ve recently had a baby boom here at Sock It to Me (we’re growing up!), and it’s watching them that we learn our biggest lessons: share, be kind, and see what blossoms.

Children sharing and being adorable in cute socks.

These two are sharing more than good style in Mild Sauce for toddler and Kid’s Best Friend for toddler, they’re sharing good times.

The end of winter lets us know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. While you’re walking toward it, make sure you’re surrounding yourself with bright colors, bright friendships, and bright socks.

Come Join the Party!

The best thing about a Sock It to Me party is everyone’s invited! That’s why we gathered up all our new knee highs, crew socks, STRETCH-IT™s, and kids socks to one party to start the year out on the right foot. Read on for some behind the scenes secrets: what inspires us and our new styles.

Dance All Night

Our new sock styles were inspired by bright colors and brighter vibes. Sure the days are short, but they are getting longer every day! While we wait, we bring the brightness with us. For these new sock styles we thought: neon lights, balloons (both mylar and regular), and glitter EVERYTHING. Anything that reflects light is an inspiration because we have to use what little light we have. If you’ve got something, shine it!

Send a positive message across the dance floor and beyond in Hands Across Calves knee highs and STRETCH-IT Pride & Fabulous knee high socks. These are bold purple socks with an even bolder statement. And Pugasus, part pug, part pegasus—there’s a pup on a crew sock who knows how to flaunt what he’s got. But the party’s not over until everyone’s clinking glasses in the classy Socktail Hour men’s crew socks and striking poses in our men’s Say Cheese.

Play All Night

New fantasy and gaming socks for women, men, and kids featuring pandas, dragons, dolphins, spaceships, and a cinderella story.Nostalgia’s the game and we’re great at it. Growing up is for adults, so leave that to them and the fun and games to us. Our designs are inspired by what we do in real life, gathering around tables to eat and play!

Winter is the perfect time to share a meal and strategize. We love losing ourselves in boardgames and video games. It’s a fun way to escape, but also dial in our real life problem solving skills. Join us for a game or two in men’s crews Beware of Dragons and Intergalactic to hone your inside geek! (and your fantasy can become a reality too).

Music box ballerina socks for kids paired with ballerina shoes.We love to dress up and play pretend. Living your fantasy life during the winter can help keep things bright, and a little disguise can go a long way. But we’re not hiding in Happily Ever After, we’re living our own fairy tale lives! We’re all the the hero of our stories in these knee highs! Your little one can have big dreams in Tiny Dancer—straight from the music box onto the stage. These kids ballerina socks are available in youth crew and junior crew. Everyone can play dress up in Dancing Dolphin socks, inspired in part by our old sticker collections and part by our dream vacations. These Hawaiian sunsets on a sock are available in women’s crew, youth crew, junior crew, and toddler crew.

Care All Night

Bearly sprinkled bear socks for women, kids, and toddler.

When it’s cold and dark outside, we gather together for warmth and cheer. Sometimes we grab some matching socks too, so if we’re not near, we can stare at our feet, think of those we love, and smile. Bearly Sprinkled (inspired by a child’s drawing) is the perfect fit. With styles in women’s crew, youth and junior crew, and toddler knee high the whole family can wear them together or apart. Darker days can easily turn to darker moods, but bright styles and bright smiles can help when you surround yourself with those you love, even if it’s just a totem.

And whatever you do, stay you, stay positive, stay weird!

Good Vibes Boldly

 

Sock It to Me in NYC

We just had a chance to take a breath, and do a quick post about our very first press trip to NYC! One of our amazing New York City retailers, Therapie NY, allowed us to set up in her Upper West Side store (Thanks Renee)! She gave us free reign to make a Sock It to Me HAVEN in a section of her spacious, super cool store! We had an extra-special treat for all our guests too! We partnered up with the talented nail artists from the Lower East Side salon, Valley, to do signature Sock It to Me nail art! All our attendees got their nails done to match their socks!

Carrie getting Nail Art
Carrie and Her Button Nails!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a whirlwind and boy oh boy are we EXCITED!  We got to share our product line with a bunch of New Yorkers, and now we have so many new friends! It was such a treat, and I think we helped make the streets of NYC at bit more fun (less black, More SOCK IT to ME!) We promise to post more photos and details soon!!

 

Pedalpalooza!

As some of you may know, and for those of you that don’t… Portland (our beloved city) is a land of DIY bicyclists. Since 2002, the city has hosted a bike event that has morphed into an all out Pedalpalooza! It’s a 2+ week long bikey fun extravaganza! Almost all the events are run by volunteers, and most of them are completely FREE! There are yoga rides, solar panel rides, tutu rides, and the ever popular World Naked Bike ride.

This year there were over 250 events, and here is a peek at 2 of our faves: At the Epic Pizza Ride about 30 – 40 riders meet up at a park, but only the leader knows where the ride is going. You follow the leader around town to 5 surprise pizza shops that have prepared sample-size pizza pies for you to munch on! Biking and pizza? Yes, please! Another one of our faves is the Bowie vs Prince Ride. For this mystery ride, everyone dresses up as either Bowie or Prince. On the way to your final destination, you make frequent stops to dance. The bike ride ends at a huge dance party in a cemetery with amazing tunes and a disco ball! Biking and 80’s Glam Rockers? We want more! Pedalpalooza literally has something for every biker out there…

For the second year in a row, Sock It To Me was in on the action! We LOVE to ride bikes, and we were counting down the days before the Hott Sock 2011 Prime Time ride. A fantastic crew of well heeled fashion and bike enthusiasts met up with the fine crew of Sock Dreams and then pedaled on over to the new, centrally located Sock It To Me headquarters for a rockin good time! About 100 new and old members of our sock “family” gathered for games, snacks, and (of course) good beer! Sounds fun, and oh, it was!

Some party goers participated in a relay race where teams had to do goofy things really fast. They had to crab walk, stack boxes, catch marshmallows, hopscotch, and 2 team members had to put on 25 individual socks. This was all in the name of the mighty coveted and always popular prize: FREE SOCKS! Check out our video coverage of relay race:

If the relay race wasn’t for you, there was always the artsy option. Our party people used their imaginations to dream up these AMAZING sock monsters!

The party lasted well into the night – ok, until well after the keg was tapped out! Needless to say, we had lots of fun celebrating our city and one of its favorite pastimes! If you’re in Portland for Pedalpalooza next year, you gotta come by!!!