From the Designer: Update 8.10.16

Goofing off: Taken in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, testing out our brand-new GARB FIELD LEGGINGS in the F/W 2016 'Crabapple Chondrite' Print! Handmade locally - custom order your own right here on our website. Get yours in your favorite GARB print! Can't wait to style these a million different ways this Fall. #FromHiketoHighClass

Goofing off: Taken in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, testing out our brand-new GARB FIELD LEGGINGS in the F/W 2016 'Crabapple Chondrite' Print! Handmade locally - custom order your own right here on our website. Get yours in your favorite GARB print! Can't wait to style these a million different ways this Fall. #FromHiketoHighClass

Hi friends!

First off, I'd like to thank everyone who has helped with our continued growth this year. In a few weeks we'll be celebrating our SECOND year of business (whoa!) and without your continued support, we certainly could not keep doing what we're doing. So, a gigantic thank you to all our customers & followers. We appreciate you more than you know! And also, BIG thank you to our alma mater College of Charleston for featuring us on The College Today

It's been a busy Spring/Summer at GARB. We were very fortunate to hire a wonderfully talented local to help us take on some big orders. (Local designers- if you need help with your sewing, whether it be to improve product quality or focus on other tasks pertaining to your business, I know a lady! She is fantastic, organized, and so knowledgable!) It ended up being the perfect time, as I developed a few limiting health issues over the past few months. This leads me to my next point - another HUGE thank you to those who were so understanding of delays of a few custom pieces. I had surgery a few weeks back and hope to receive a clean bill of health at my next doctor's appointment! But seriously - thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has been so helpful!

'Petrified Wood' Snow Canyon Crossbody, paired with this sweet HeppShop.com frock. Loved visiting their Pop-Up in Kingston, New York last week.

'Petrified Wood' Snow Canyon Crossbody, paired with this sweet HeppShop.com frock. Loved visiting their Pop-Up in Kingston, New York last week.

As we head into the Fall/Winter season, I want to open the table to any ideas y'all might have about where you would like to see GARB. Our plan is to have a few trunk shows over the holiday months, and we will also be accepting custom holiday orders from now until November 1st, 2016. Holiday season is my absolute FAVORITE time of year, and I am so looking forward to meeting new faces at our Pop Ups!

Currently Crushing: Hepp Shop open shoulder long sleeve, GARB Field Leggings in 'Crabapple Chondrite' & Suite 33 'Ravenel Bridge' Cosmetic Bag. Packed for my next trip, and ALL brands are based out of Charleston, friends! 

Currently Crushing: Hepp Shop open shoulder long sleeve, GARB Field Leggings in 'Crabapple Chondrite' & Suite 33 'Ravenel Bridge' Cosmetic Bag. Packed for my next trip, and ALL brands are based out of Charleston, friends! 

In spite of the health woes, I took a few incredible mini-trips this summer - one with my sisters up to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and another to a friend's wedding in Upstate New York. I travel all over the state for work and became familiar with a few more small Southeastern towns. Already dreaming of my next weekend getaway to New York in a few sort weeks. Here's a mini-photo diary from my travels this Summer. 

New FALL/WINTER 2016 'Curious Chondrite' Snow Canyon Crossbody in Blowing Rock, North Carolina #FromHiketoHighClass

New FALL/WINTER 2016 'Curious Chondrite' Snow Canyon Crossbody in Blowing Rock, North Carolina #FromHiketoHighClass

'Petrified Wood' Snow Canyon Crossbody on bluestone at OPUS Forty in Saugerties, New York #FromHiketoHighClass

'Petrified Wood' Snow Canyon Crossbody on bluestone at OPUS Forty in Saugerties, New York #FromHiketoHighClass

Walking around Woodstock, New York. Follow along on my day-to-day on Instagram @bowlofgumbo

Walking around Woodstock, New York. Follow along on my day-to-day on Instagram @bowlofgumbo

About town in Charleston with the 'Bright Blue Evil Eye Gabbro' Mini Field Pack

About town in Charleston with the 'Bright Blue Evil Eye Gabbro' Mini Field Pack

My older sister, Hillary, modeling one of the new FALL/WINTER 2016 patterns: Black & Red 'Double Cross Basalt' in Blowing Rock, NC. PSA: Don't be afraid to pair some pattern with pattern! It creates an awesomely cool edge. #FromHiketoHighClass

My older sister, Hillary, modeling one of the new FALL/WINTER 2016 patterns: Black & Red 'Double Cross Basalt' in Blowing Rock, NC. PSA: Don't be afraid to pair some pattern with pattern! It creates an awesomely cool edge. #FromHiketoHighClass

One of my FAVORITE little store in Blowing Rock - 'Take Heart'

One of my FAVORITE little store in Blowing Rock - 'Take Heart'

The sisters - all GARBed up #FromHiketoHighClass

The sisters - all GARBed up #FromHiketoHighClass

Afternoon light onsite in Bennettsville, South Carolina.

Afternoon light onsite in Bennettsville, South Carolina.

Large Salmon Mafic Field Pack - so good for back to school!

Large Salmon Mafic Field Pack - so good for back to school!

Evening light onsite in Florence, South Carolina

Evening light onsite in Florence, South Carolina

Excuse the grainy image, but I'm LOVING all things coral, army green, and blue. Perfect for the transition into Fall.

Excuse the grainy image, but I'm LOVING all things coral, army green, and blue. Perfect for the transition into Fall.

Lots of FALL/WINTER 2016 newness happening in our shop - have you checked it out? Make sure you click on the links to see more products behind each collection!

Lots of FALL/WINTER 2016 newness happening in our shop - have you checked it out? Make sure you click on the links to see more products behind each collection!

Textures at Cone Maison in Blowing Rock

Textures at Cone Maison in Blowing Rock

Cute little store nestled in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Cute little store nestled in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Of course, I ate my way through most of my travels - Dip & Dots with a custom 'Blue Gabbro' Snow Canyon Crossbody in Saratoga, New York #FromHiketoHighClass 

Of course, I ate my way through most of my travels - Dip & Dots with a custom 'Blue Gabbro' Snow Canyon Crossbody in Saratoga, New York #FromHiketoHighClass 

Thanks for following along! As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions - feel free to post them here or send me an email at garb.by.gumbo@gmail.com

xx,

Gumbo