Membership Spotlight: Drops of Sunshine
In a world of thousands of online clothing boutiques, Drops of Sunshine, owned by Julie Evink, stands out. Drops of Sunshine is an online home décor and clothing boutique that was started by Julie in 2016. Julie has always had a flair for blogging and online business with her Julie’s Eats & Treats business and was interested in starting her own online clothing and home décor shop when she talked to a fellow blogger friend that has one. Drops of Sunshine is different in the fact that Julie gets her inventory from different kinds of wholesale distributors, making her pieces unique and one of a kind. She describes her home décor as rustic, fixer-upper type of décor. Plus, she carries a wide variety of sizes for women of all shapes and sizes. She specializes in clothing that is trendy, yet is flattering and comfortable for anyone to wear.
“I love to see people get excited about how they look and feel when they try the clothes on. It’s fun!” says Julie. As a mom of three, Julie has the background and expertise to choose clothing specifically best for moms. She says that the clothing helps anyone feel comfortable in their own skin. Her current best seller is anything with floral in it, as well as her new “Buttery Soft” leggings.
Although Drops of Sunshine has a strong following and customer base, it wasn’t easy getting started. Julie admits that it was hard to get her name out there and promote her business when there are so many other boutiques out there. But the benefits of creating and working her own business far outweigh the challenges for her. “You get to work hard and reap the benefits of your success,” says Julie. “I like the challenge.”
Julie has some dreams and hopes for the future of Drops of Sunshine, including building a warehouse and have people to model her clothes and do more with marketing. She envisions a distribution center with a small storefront in the warehouse that would be open a few hours or by appointment.