If there's anything that I've learned about myself over the years, it's that I prefer things that are different from the rest. Ever since I was in middle school, I hated if someone copied me, absolutely hated it! My Mom always told me that imitation was the sincerest form of flattery, but I just couldn't get over it! I'm sure a lot of it had to do with most 7th graders shopping at the same few stores, but this just wasn't for me. I love finding a product that's different from something you've ever seen before, whether it's at a consignment shop, yardsale, boutique, where ever! Another great option is having something custom made! The past few years, I have been lucky enough to have a few items custom made. They are definitely something that I will treasure for years to come.
Here are a few of my favorite custom made items!
1. Carolina Cup dresses!
The first year that I went to Carolina Cup (a horse race in Columbia, SC) I wore a Lilly Pulitzer dress. It was so pretty, but a lot of girls had on the same dress. I decided that if I got to go again, I wanted to try something completely different. I ended up finding a store that made dresses just for you. It turned out great and I would definitely recommend it!
2. Longchamp Bag
I fell in love with the Longchamp tote bags during my junior year of college and for Christmas that year it was the number one thing on my list. I had seen my friends with some of the different colors, but explore a little more, I hopped online. After visiting the Longchamp website, I saw the option where you could make a bag and pick two different colors. I thought this was so neat!
For my own, I chose a pink handbag with a lighter pink strip down the center. It turned out great and I have never seen another bag like it!
I love good stationary! I usually get some for my birthday and Christmas each year and my Mom has it personalized. I would love to have custom drawn note cards! I fell in love with Ashley Brooke Designs through blogging and can't wait to have some of my own. The awesome thing about ABDesigns is that she can take a picture of you, your husband, pets, etc. and draw it onto your stationary!
Here are a few of my personal favorites!
Aren't they just too cute?!