It’s true what they say: “the older you get, the faster time flies.”
So many times when I’m with my kids, I snap photos out of a desperate plea to catch and freeze the moments, begging time to stop. Yet sometimes I think social media and technology is speeding everything up. I’m worried in an effort to capture everything, I’m missing some of the raw, honest moments with my children. Moments that I frequently shared with my parents growing up. Can you even imagine… our parents didn’t have cell phones. We were originally going to design and shoot this summer collection at Joshua Tree in California, which is epically gorgeous, and totally Pinterest-worthy. But I had a craving to return a bit to our roots, and design something that reminded me a bit of everyday. A time when the backdrop mattered less than the good souls with which you spent long days.
"Summers in Indiana are unbelievably hot and humid, yet it never stopped us from long bike rides, exploring the woods, jumping endlessly on trampolines with rusted springs, building tree-houses, picking blackberries and chasing fireflies into the night."
I hope you love this collection and all that it symbolizes. But more importantly, I hope you create lasting memories this summer with your little ones, even if it means you forget your phone and don’t capture the moments online in their bows. Capture them in your hearts. :)