3.20.2014

My Dream is Coming True: Great News for Elizabeth & West!!!!

Over the last couple of months, I have chatted with you all about my new venture, my online boutique Elizabeth & West Fashion House! (you can read the story behind the name here).

Slowly I have been adding inventory, trying to grow the business, which is totally awesome. With the web page done, you are now able to shop online, which is even more awesome! But what is the most awesome, is what has happened over the last few weeks! (this is no surprise to those of you that are my friends/family)

Without boring you with all of the details, because that would be a loooooong post, fate stepped in, God stepped in (in the form of you, Natalie!), the stars aligned, and an amazing (which is totally an understatement) retail location pretty much fell in my lap. The timing couldn't have been more perfect! I am usually not one to believe in signs and whatnot, but there have been so many little things that have sort of stopped my husband and I in our tracks to think 'wow, was that a sign? yeah, that was a sign!'

Sooooo....starting (hopefully) May 1, Elizabeth & West will not only be an online boutique, but I will have a retail space as well!! I am speechless, excited, nervous, humbled, thrilled, all of the above, at the fact that I will be actually living my dream. Crazy, right? It has been a long time dream of mine to have a clothing boutique- never, ever did I think it was possible! But here I am!

This is the adorable door/front stoop of my little boutique, my heaven on earth: 15 N Beaver Street! I will be on the best street in the city, among the most amazing merchants as well, and doors down from the iconic Central Market! Eeeekkk!!


And this....this is the amazing bay window! Oh I can't wait to fill it with mannequins!! 


Believe it or not, I haven't actually gotten a really great picture of the whole storefront, so that is most definitely on my agenda! This did happen though, thanks to my wonderfully supportive and amazing friend Susan! 


Everything has happened so quickly, but I couldn't be happier! I have the most supportive family and friends, allowing me to take a chance and make my dream a reality!! 

So what's the next step for me? Working my rear off (along with my husband and the rest of my family) trying to get anything and everything set up and done so we can open by May 1st. That includes buying a TON of great inventory, which will be online over the next few weeks!

 In the meantime, follow Elizabeth & West on instagram and facebook, and check out my awesome logo, created by the one and only, incredibly talented Blair Ritchey!


Once again, this whole blogging thing, blogging community is just amazing! If it weren't for my blog, I never would have taken the leap to start an online boutique, which led to my dream coming true! What a wonderful thing!

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13 comments:

  1. WOW! Congratulations! I love when things so huge and amazing seem to "just happen." What a great feeling! Good for you! Best of luck with the "real" shop - the space looks AMAZING! Perfect for a boutique!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  2. How exciting!! Congrats and Can not wait to come visit the store!!

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  3. Congrats!! So exciting!! Off to check out your online boutique!

    Lyndsey

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  4. So awesome! Congratulations! :)

    Amy
    www.mariposamedley.com

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  5. Congrats-so exciting! I think this is secretly my dream too, although I don't know how I could ever afford to make it happen! I'll live vicariously through you-congrats!

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  6. When Nat and I met you (how long ago was that?) - I was so excited about your passion for what you were doing! I'm thrilled for you, and so glad that you're coming downtown! CONGRATS!!!

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  7. This is SO, SO exciting! I am thrilled for you and so happy that your dream is happening;) You deserve it!

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  8. God is good! I am going to have to check out your boutique online. My hubby and I talk on and on about opening up a DIY home decor/art shop but we need to get etsy and a website started first ;) baby steps baby steps. Any pointers or suggestions? Congrats on the opening and beginning your shop . Rachel xo http:// Garaytreasures.wordpress.com

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  9. This makes me SO happy!! All that's left is your billboard in Times Sq ;) xo

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  10. Oh my goodness!!! Oh my goodness!! This is so crazy exciting. I am so proud of you and cannot wait to follow along on this new journey and dream of yours!! The storefront looks absolutely adorable!! I am over the moon happy for you! Dreams do come true!!! God is GOOD!!! xoxo

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  11. Congrats! This is so amazing! The shop looks like it will be so cool!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  12. That's GREAT news!! What a blessing - congrats to you!!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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