For sisters, Samantha Morgan Simien and Rebekah Warner, growing up wasn't hard to do. And sometimes all you needed to get through the day was a big ole' bear hug. What better person to get this from than your sister?
Every October, we take a minute to talk to sisters around us. It's a time to learn from them and get inspired - for SoSis, but also for our personal relationship. It's not always easy keeping your relationship strong when you are constantly growing into two different people. But man, is it worth it.
Samantha (or Sam as everyone calls her) and Rebekah spent some time with us to tell us their story. It's a pretty sweet one, so keep reading!
These two Brusly High School and Plaquemine High School graduates are five years apart with a brother in between them. They are frequent visitors to SoSis and have more than once brought their whole family into our store to shop. Sam has a little girl - Ryleigh. Rebekah is mom to two boys - Colten and Lincoln.
These two sisters have a style unique to themselves. For Sam, fitted and casual bottoms paired with flowy tops (most often SoSis original tees) is her go-to uniform. She layers on fun jewelry to jazz things up a bit.
Rebekah loves jeans as well, but she prefers to pair them with a more fitted, structured top. She loves fun sandals or, for fall, booties with a heel.
A true creative spirit, Sam is a watercolor artist with a passion that brings light to a dark room. She has collaborated with SoSis countless times hosting Wine & Watercolors classes, popping up at arts markets, live painting in store and MORE. Most recently, Sam painted an entire wall of vinyl for our pop up events - a backdrop that makes us stand out among the crowd in the best way.
When asked what she would tell her 18 year-old self, Sam said something that hits home for both of us - progress over perfection. Making constant progress (and enjoying the process) is much more important than any amount of perfection. It's what we work toward every single day - progress.
As a surgery and trauma nurse at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Rebekah knows how to keep her calm under intense pressure. The same could be said at home as she works to raise two kind and empathetic boys. Rebekah has a style that many working moms can relate to - give us a good pair of jeans and a stylish top and we're good to go!
When asked what she would tell her 18 year-old self, Rebekah comically said "nothing - I had it all together at 18." However, when she was just 12, she cut a "chicken" out of her hair. You may have no idea what a "chicken" is - we didn't either - but I bet you can relate. A "chicken" is a bump in your ponytail - or the thorn in your mom and dad's side when you asked them to redo it....over and over again. As many times as it took to create a smoother than smooth pony.
THANK YOU SAM & REBEKAH!
We appreciate and are inspired by sistas like you. Thank you for helping us celebrate five whole years in business and 31+ years as sisters. LYLAS!
All photos by the talented, Christian Riley Photography.