Damsel Diaries 5 years ago It's Here
I’ve felt homesick ever since I can remember. I never loved spending the night at friends houses and any time my parents would leave, which was rare, they would leave me kicking and screaming in the drive-way begging for them to stay. While my travel average of 2 trips per month may beg to differ, I am a homebody at heart and any morning you find me boarding an airplane you will also find a dark shade of blue in my heart and a tear piercing at my eye. I am a lover of tradition, with core family values bleeding into my day to day routine. Whether it be driving barefoot, the way I learned to drive on our old hunting jeep on the turn row behind Lang Road, or if it is listening to my favorite Texas tunes while getting ready, the same way my parents used to play “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” when they were about to throw a party. Over the many years since leaving the nest, I’ve always found a way to taper the pangs of homesickness.
And over the past year, my methods have ventured from small habits to pursuing a very strong passion project of designing a cotton collection with Splendid. You must understand that I have dreamed of designing a cotton collection since the conception of my blog in 2011. So, when I found the perfect partner brand to team up with on this project, I was elated to also find a way to rid of the all too familiar feelings of homesickness.
But, thankfully, today feels like home, and now every day feels like home. Because now I have the Splendid X Damsel Collection to wrap around me like a warm hug. And every day that I put on a piece of my clothing I feel like I’m back on the cotton farm in Taft, Texas, dancing through the fields like the barefoot, carefree and inspired 5 year old that I was so many years ago.
I hope you love this collection as much as I have loved creating it.
This collection is dedicated to my Mom & Dad. For not only giving me life, but inspiring me to live it each day to its fullest.