Floating

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore

I designed this dress with the intention of it being a one of a kind, just for me. To be worn only by me. I get to do that when I own the company, right?

Having a clothing company means I spend all this time and energy thinking about what my customers want, what will sell the best, and what will be timeless but also ahead of the trends. Basically, while I design every collection with myself in mind, it’s never for me. It’s for all of you. So, I was going to design something that simply stated, I wanted.

I designed the dress to wear to my friend’s wedding where I was both her wedding planner and a guest. Yes, dear Amy, you are so special and important that I designed a dress to wear just for your wedding.

I should know by now that if I love something and have fun wearing it, others will too. I’m telling you, when I walk around in it, it’s like I’m walking in the clouds. And after having guests and friends show interest in the dress, I realized that I needed to let others experience walking in the clouds.

While the exact dress wont be for sale, a slightly modified version will be offered on my website. I promise to keep you updated on that. And in my next blog post, I’ll actually go through the entire process, from start to finish, on how I designed this dress.

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue
Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue
Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

 

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

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Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Light Blue tulle dress, tulle ball gown, serenity blue

Jessica DRESS: Jessica Swagman | JACKET: H&M (similar here) | NECKLACE: Vintage (similar here) | SHOES: DSW (similar here)

Spring Fling

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” Vincent van Gogh

When spring arrives, there are few places I would rather be than among blooming orchard trees. With a short blooming season, at the first sight of pink and white, I make my way to Robinette’s. With the spring sun setting, dusk is the most beautiful and peaceful time to meander through the trees and walk the trails.

“And hard cider was the fate of most apples grown in America up until Prohibition. Apples were something people drank.” Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire.

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring apple blossoms

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring apple blossoms

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring apple blossoms

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring apple blossoms

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring apple blossoms

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up 20

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring dress, mixing patterns and prints, strapless light mint blue abstract print dress, striped button up

Grand Rapids lifestyle, style and fashion blogger and designer - Robinettes - Spring apple blossoms

Jessica DRESS: Jessica Swagman | BLOUSE: Gap (similar here or here) | SHOES: Vintage