When we began Grass Stains, we were looking for inspiration on the direction of our business and what we wanted it to represent. We looked to several quotes by Rebekah Whittle that gave us a foundation to base the spirit of the brand upon. In her quotes, she discusses themes of empowerment, success after hardship, finding oneself, and dreaming unapologetically.
We felt so inspired by these quotes that we chose to display them in our dressing rooms. Our guests can pick the characterization they most identify with; whether that be The Confidant, The Dreamer, or The Explorer, and read the poem while they try on the clothes to further discover their inner beauty. We believe that the intention behind what we do and wear each day is as important (if not more) than what that article of clothing is.
At Grass Stains, we want to empower women to go confidently into each day being their strongest and most authentic selfs. Once, we met a customer who was trying on a dress she loved, but commented that she felt there was no where for her to wear this dress. In Grass Stains, our goal is to create a wardrobe that you can wear anywhere, not because that’s what you’re expected to wear, but because you feel great in your own skin. Wear an evening gown to pump gas, or sneakers on a date-whatever makes you feel most authentically you.
Below are the poems from Rebekah Whittle, featured in our College Station shop!
The wind sings secrets beneath the trees
She collects them for safekeeping
Gently picking each word up
Close toward her chest
She peers through the mist
Listening intently for a whisper
Seeing past facades
To draw those around her deeper
Trust matures with the seasons
Connection, slowly cultivated
As the leaves usher in new light
Reservations fall away
Worries we knew not
Chasing the waves with the sand
Until the sun slept
The simplest of days
I close my eyes and breathe it in
The sweetness of the ocean air
And the seas sing quiet melodies
Beckoning me home
We were younger then
It is nights like these I remember most
When the cars are bigger than both my eyes
And my hand can’t block the moon
Just once I longed to feel the rush of chaos
And the unsure grounds beneath my aching bones
So I traded my comfort for a taste of the unknown
And set out on a voyage past the break of naivety
A traveler, I have become
Changed in an instant
Humbled in the presence of simplicity
I have nowhere to be but everywhere
Even now, when the winds usher the trees to change
I exchange my comfort for clarity
In reverie, I returned to find myself where I left her
A traveler, I remain
Which are you? The Explorer, The Dreamer, or The Confidant?
Come visit our Century Square shop and ask us about our favorite quotes from these inspiring messages.
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