I'm a stay at home mom of two rambunctious and geeky little boys Raine (7) and Rowan (4). My husband is a chemist and a "professional student" who collects degrees for god knows what. I honestly don't know! I am a "Jill of all trades" and have worked in many fields. I want to do so many things that I can never seem to settle on one career path. I love music, dancing, photography, videography, graphic + web design, reading, movies and probably a million other things. We are serious lovers of karaoke. Even the kids love it. We live in a small "city" in the northwest corner of Connecticut. We dig it here.... most of the time!
This boutique flourished from a rather difficult time in my life. After the birth of my youngest son I was left with crippling anxiety. You don’t hear the term “postpartum anxiety” quite as much as postpartum depression so I was shocked when I was diagnosed. My doctors were amazing and we tried many solutions, including medications, to treat me. Unfortunately those medications led me to a weight gain of nearly 80 lbs.
I found myself struggling with this new body. I wasn’t comfortable in anything and I certainly didn’t feel beautiful anymore. That’s when Atomic Wildflower was born. I wanted cute, bohemian, flowy styles that were more trendy and less frumpy. Clothing to help ALL women in ALL body types feel beautiful. Whether you’re a size 0 or a size 22. What better way to find that style than to make it happen myself?
Atomic Wildflower has grown from my desire to feel beautiful and help others do the same and has transitioned into also helping.... well.... the world. I’ve fallen in love with artisan made clothing, bags, and accessories and we now support these artisans with fair wages for the beautiful work they do. You can find many of these items in the shop. From bags by Guatemalan artisans to jewelry made by artisans in India. Soon we’ll be adding items from local crafters and artisans as well!
We are also transitioning now to only carry brands who use ethical manufactering and factories that pay fair wages and also provide a suitable work environment to their employees making Atomic Wildflower an all around ethically curated brand. When you buy from Atomic Wildflower you are supporting families all over the world.
"I hope you are blessed with a heart like a wildflower. Strong enough to rise again afterbeing trampled upon, tough enough to weather the worst of the summer storms, andable to grow and flourish even in the most broken places"
~ Nikita Gill