SEVIIN is an Orange County based, online clothing store committed to bringing comfortable, high quality garments to children from 0-3m to 5T.
I often get asked how I decided on the name "SEVIIN", and it's simple; it came about because the number seven in roman numerals is "VII". To some it is just a number, but to me it’s everything! Seven letters in their first, middle and last name. My two boys, Dalante Donnell Dunklin, Jr. and Dashiel Donnell Dunklin are my miracle babies. This number represents positivity, happiness, and perfection; exactly what these boys mean to me.
For years I’ve dealt with the possibility of not being able to have kids, endometriosis, thyroid disease, pre-term labor, and high risk pregnancies all at the age of 24 (currently 26); which lead me here, dedicating this shop to them because they have been my reason for everything.
At 29 weeks I was bedridden with my first son. After countless hours spent searching for baby clothes, I couldn’t help but realize that children’s garments are filled with slogans, sayings, prints, patterns and everything else in between. The simple, neutral, and high quality clothes couldn’t be found as easily; from there SEVIIN was born.
It is my priority to hand pick and provide nothing but the best quality, comfort, and affordable products for your little ones!
7 principles of life:
Life is full of "this and that", "what and what if's", and as parents we constantly wonder if we are doing it right. There are a million paths in life, and a million turns and redirections that come our way. While this life isn't an exact science, being a mom has taught me these 7 simple keys to an abundant life!
- Always make sure your mental health comes first; whether that means taking time for yourself and having a self-care day, speaking to a therapist, shopping, or just doing something you love to put you in a good mental space. It is important that we are at our best so that we can be our best self.
- Give yourself GRACE—parenting is hard, and as parents we tend to be even harder on ourselves. IT IS OKAY TO HAVE A BAD DAY; remember that YOU are doing your very best as a parent even on the hard days. Your baby was made for you, and YOU are everything they need. Guilt, can hit hard but it is important to know that it is normal, you are not alone, and EVERY parent experiences this. Your baby thinks you’re perfect no matter what—in their eyes, there is nobody better. So, it’s okay to take a break and leave the house dirty, or wait on that pile of laundry.
- It’s okay to ask for help. As parents we often find ourselves wanting to do everything and feeling like we have to in order “be the best” (especially myself). Asking for help doesn’t make you any less of a spouse.
- Do not listen to unsolicited advice—whether it’s from strangers, family or even friends; YOU know what is best for you and your family, and you will do everything to protect and keep them safe. Everyone will always have their own opinion, whether you’re doing it “their way” or not. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else.
- Do not be afraid to speak up. Saying “No” is okay. Whether that means saying “No” to just stay home and relax, or speaking up if you’re not comfortable during certain situations, especially ones that involve your little one. Do not feel afraid or intimidated. As the parent, people should understand and respect your wishes when it comes to your baby.
- Life is short. Take every moment in and enjoy it ALL. Time goes by so fast and tomorrow is never promised—enjoy those extra cuddles even though you’re running late, cancel those plans you really don’t want to go to, make time for yourself and your family; do whatever makes YOU happy.
- And lastly, number seven—don't sweat the small stuff. Let people’s opinions, negative comments, etc. roll right off of your shoulder. People come and go, but family is forever and they are all you need. Don’t spend time reflecting on things that others say or comparing what you’re doing with someone else you may see on Instagram; always remember, social media is a highlight reel but what is right in front of you when you turn off your phone at the end of the day is what really matters—you and your family.