My inspiration for my Business comes from my sister…
After living in South America for 18 months, I developed a love for vintage pieces and handmade items. When I returned to the states, I started collecting vintage items and using them in my designs and sold them online. After my sister hit her year of being cancer free I began to document her story while we were finishing college in Hawaii to bring awareness and to raise funding for her to accomplish her dream of serving in an orphanage in Africa. I began making handmade fresh water pearl and high quality leather bracelets her story here, to raise money for her. I designed an inspirational message to put on the back of each bracelet’s tin. It was such a success. She is currently in Africa and bringing positive changes there! She is even enrolling the kids in school and creating a sanitation program.
Walking through the old surf towns on the weekends, inspired me to create The Wanderlust Collective- a collection of bohemian inspired designs. When I returned to Texas I searched high and low for cool vintage cowgirl boots and I began to take them apart and use vintage belts, fabrics, beads, feathers, and cool things I had collected over the years to create The Wanderlust Boot. Within the first two weeks, I was sold out and had orders from women and boutiques all over the world. The “search” for the best materials is one of my favorite parts. I love doing custom boot orders because then I can tailor each design to the style of the client. A custom boot order is $175.00. To order you simply need to pay a $50 deposit (click here!) and give a few details about your style and boot size. I take it from there! I send photos along the way to be sure you will love your custom pair. When they are complete, I send you a link to pay your remaining balance and then they are shipped out! These boots are perfect for a fun night out, concerts, or just a fun photo shoot!
Meeting so many people in this process has inspired me to work on an up and coming project “The Give Collective”. When my sister was going through chemotherapy, one of the worse symptoms was sensitivity to noise. A spoon falling on the floor all the way across the house would make a sharp painful noise in her ear. I am working on creating a custom headband that is cute but can also be used to cover the ears and provide a little more protection. For every yoga headband purchased we will donate one of the specialty headbands to a girl going through chemotherapy with a message to stay strong. Stay tuned!
Here are the boots that Paige made for Isabella and I! Matching Mommy, Daughter boots!! We love them 🙂
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