By Guest Blogger Debbie McCaffrey

I find spring delightful. It’s the season when new buds and colorful blossoms remind us that no matter how chaotic our lives may seem, some things remain the same. Winter fades and summer beckons, birds sing and trees regain their splendor. It’s time to bloom. But does it ever cross your mind that with every flower that sprouts, every leaf that grows, and every baby animal born…a risk is taken? What about the bright bud that is prematurely picked by little hands, leaves that are blown away by an afternoon storm, or a baby bird that might tumble from their nest. The truth is that in all areas of life where there is “blooming” there is risk. But without risk we’d never grow. The beauty of life would be kept safe in a stifling box. Like nature, we are created to bloom.

Hip Chics Boutique in Clemmons recently grew and therefore bloomed in its very own way. On March 23rd we celebrated and reveled in the expansion of our store. You see, we could have stayed comfortable in our darling little space. Familiar and cozy, pleasing just as it was. But we sensed a new “spring” was just around the corner for us. As God opened the doors for us to utilize the retail space next door we knew it was indeed “time to bloom.”

In addition to the gifts that you know and love, we are thrilled to now offer trendy and affordable fashions for ladies of all ages and sizes. From dresses to tunics and skinny jeans to resort wear, there is something for everyone. We’ve been so encouraged by the love and support of our friends both old and new. You have dealt with our dust, been patient with our mess and now enjoyed the fruits of our labors.

Back to the issue of risk…this decision was not exempt from that very reality. We knew that we could (and would!) trip over every imaginable hurdle that might be placed in our way. Would customers support our decision to introduce change? Can we meet the needs of beautiful women of all shapes, sizes and generations? Will this idea even work? You see, we had to take a few risks. We had to be willing to plant the seeds, water the foundation, and shine sunshine, only to sit back to let nature run its course. The result for us has been more glorious than we could have ever imagined.

With Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation and graduation right around the corner, your need for special occasion clothing and gifts is here. It would be our honor and our joy to help you find the perfect dress or that one unique gift for whatever moments you have ahead. With popular lines such as Lilly Pulitzer, Trollbeads, Waxing Poetic, Willow Tree and Gretchen Scott, we are confident that you will find just what you are looking for.

Here’s what life has taught me…when it comes to growth, change, and real life transformation, we can’t avoid risk. But we are strong, confident and capable women, so we must spread our wings and fly! It’s time to plant our feet firmly on the ground, take a deep breath, and take the next step. No matter what that step might be for you…I have a sense it’s your time to bloom!

Hip Chics is located in downtown Clemmons at 2668 Lewisville-Clemmons Road. For your convenience we are open M-W and F, 9am-6pm, Thurs, 9am-7pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm. You can also visit our website for an online shopping opportunity, or find us on both facebook and instagram. We look forward to meeting you!

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