Welcome to Darling Daylight! Shopping can be a very personal thing. You go around and choose clothing that correlates to who you are. You live your life in clothes. When you laugh with your friends, when you celebrate, when you lose your ish for a minute or just do every day things, you should be wearing something that makes you feel like you.
At Darling Daylight, clothes are more than just fabric. I hand pick versatile pieces because I know you are multi-talented & driven. The unique pieces with different colors and patterns can help you express your strength and your vulnerability. I want to be easy on your wallet and stay within your budget. I know you want to move, so these pieces will let you do so gracefully. When you rise like the sun, I know you need the right pieces to match your stride and make you feel radiantly hopeful. I hope you find a piece of yourself here.
The name darling daylight forms together at the root of each word. Darling, meaning you, or somebody you love. Daylight is something that keeps me going and always rises after darkness.
Darling Daylight is you! You are that beloved somebody who always rises above. The g is very important in darling and in daylight which is why I chose to create more detail around them. The abstract shape represents hydration and growth. The G stands for things that make me feel radiantly hopeful and those things are my beloved grandma, guidance, grace and staying grounded.
The Darling Daylight babe is looking for light in dark corners, rooting for one another, checkin’ in on herself and others, being kind, feeling and looking radiantly hopeful.
My story : Hi, I am Abbie
*Pick up what aligns with you sit down the things that don't. We are all human here!
Hi. I am so happy that you are here. Ever since I could remember I have wanted to open my own business. I have always been a big advocate that feeling good and looking good go hand and hand. While navigating the lows and highs of my 20s. I went through a phase where I lacked self-worth, independence and a life of my own. I know that sounds so bizarre as I say this out loud right now. But I have no shame in admitting that I had fallen down. Because my hurt fueled this boutique that I hold so dear to my heart. I poured everything I was striving for into this space.
My whole life I have struggled with my body and my mind. I have been my smallest, biggest, weakest and strongest both physically and mentally as of this day right now. I have stepped in the direction of scientific / chemical routines and I have tried plant-based, natural holistic ways. I am not here to sway you on what path to choose. I am just here to let you know I support whatever direction fits and improves your life best. I also am here to remind you that it is okay to go against the grain if that is what you want.
I understand how important self-care is along with supporting one another in whatever way that may look like for them.
As I was growing and recreating my independent self in Des Moines, IA. Which side note: It will forever be my favorite city! I loved it! If you get the chance to randomly end up in a city you have never been to before and not know a single soul. You should totally do it.
Anyway. During this time I kickstarted the life long journey of practicing self-care. I wanted to create a space that helped me remember all these things I was striving for. That reminded me that my life only gets better if I do. I realized self-care makes me a kinder person and maybe it does for you too. If so, you are at the right place. I also picked up along the way that self-care really isn't all about me. It's rather feeling full and ready to be a better human, believer, friend, sister, daughter, boss, dog momma and so much more. It's been about a year later since I left Des Moines, IA and here we are. Still practicing...trying to shine some light and make people feel radiantly hopeful in themselves and in others.
I still don't really know what Darling Daylight will continue to be but I hope you know that I am very thankful you are here. I do feel that Darling Daylight will evolve in different avenues in good time. But my message will always remain the same for this space. And that is for you to find a piece of yourself here. For you to feel radiantly hopeful. And to remind you that you too - can rise. You are not alone as much as you think you are and you don't have to be either if you don't want.
Darling Daylight is here for the good, the bad, and all the in-between moments.