Really though, I do love it. Everything about it- this little blog of mine has really helped to feed that love and that passion. I know it sounds silly when I say I have a passion for fashion (partly because it rhymes), but I really do! It makes me happy (even when my clothes don't fit me the way I want them to), it's what I know, and I like to think it is what I am good at!
With all of that being said, and at the support of my amazing husband (I love you SO much, Ry), who doesn't doubt me for a second-not ever-and after a long and encouraging chat with my successful friend Blair (that chat left me feeling like I could to anything!) I will finally be launching my online boutique, called Elizabeth & West Fashion House! It has been something that I have been thinking and dreaming about for a long time! It feels good to get the ball rolling with it! So what will my online shop offer? I will be offering trendy, timeless and classic clothing and accessories for women- and they will be totally affordable! It will sort of be like shopping my closet, I like to think!
It won't officially be launched and ready to go until some time after the New Year, just so I can get my head on straight, get some inventory in and just figure out what the heck I am doing!
For now, it would be awesome if you liked Elizabeth & West on facebook, and also on instagram! I have started, and will be doing a few (not many) pre orders, and will definitely be asking your opinion on some pieces of inventory! What better way to get input than from your customers?
Being that my name is Rebecca, and I live on the east cost, you are probably wondering how I got the name Elizabeth & West! Even if you aren't I am telling you, because it means so much to me :)
I thought, and thought, and thought about what to call this. Asked a couple of friends their opinions on names, asked my husband and nothing came to me, nothing really stuck. (word to the wise, when naming your children, if you ever want to name a business after them, make sure you choose names that "fit" well together. Sorry Ella and Charlotte, your names didn't fit the bill!) One night then, it just came to me!
Elizabeth & West- perfect. The 'Elizabeth' comes from the college I went to, Elizabethtown College. I had the best four years of my life there! I met my husband there pretty much the first day on campus, and also made wonderful friendships, so that place holds a special place in my heart!
The 'West' is the neighborhood where I grew up in Hollidaysburg, West Loop. Out in the middle of nowhere, lots of grass, fields, mountains- as much as it was a pain in the ass living there when I was growing up (no one ever wanted to come pick me up or come hang out at my house because it was out so far...boooo), I love visiting now! I lived in the same house, same bedroom in West Loop until I graduated from college. My parents still live in that same house- a lot of wonderful, amazing memories in that house, that neighborhood!
So there you have it....my newest adventure that I am super, super excited about and so thankful for the support my friends and family have given me with this!
Stay tuned, make sure you check out facebook and instagram for updates and pre orders!!! Here are a couple of items I have up for preorder now...you can check out how to order them on the facebook page!
So cute, aren't they? Happy shopping!!!