Wisdom Wednesday | FAV: Kelsey’s Kloset

My FAVs, will be my “Feature A Vendor” post and this week is all about Kelsey’s Kloset! This fabulous boutique is part consignment and part new retail and I LOVE IT! Kelsey was also generous enough to donate the wardrobe and accessories for the Stylized Senior Model Session!Kelsey's Kloset | www.amylorraineblog.com

Tell us a little bit about you and your business.

My name is Kelsey; I am 21 years old & engaged to my high school sweet heart! With no retail experience or degree, I opened my own store at just 19 years old. The name literally reflects how I started my business. It all started with my closet. Since I like to be different I thought it would be unique to spell closet with a “K”! I strictly sold second hand items at my store until I stumbled upon some trendy jewelry lines that I couldn’t resist. I found that the mix between new and second hand items was the perfect fit for my store. Although I started at such a young age I take my business seriously & want continue living what once was only a dream!!

How did you get started in fashion and how long have you been in business?

My store has been open for almost two years now. Ever since I was little I have had a passion for picking out outfits and pairing things together. I always wanted to do what I love and be my own boss so I took a risk in 2011 and opened up my own boutique.

Kelsey's Kloset | www.amylorraineblog.com

What are your favorite items currently in your shop?

Accessories, without a doubt no outfit is complete without them!!!

What is the most memorable experience being a boutique owner?

Getting a phone call to be on the local news, I was extremely nervous but it was by far the most memorable moment yet.

 If you could give another business owner one piece of advice, what would it be?

Know your market & run your business your way. It makes you stand out from the others & if you love what you do most people will too!

Kelsey's Kloset | www.amylorraineblog.com

If you weren’t in the fashion industry, what would you be doing right now?

I would definitely be spending time with my 4 nephews, catching up with family/friends and planning my wedding!

Anything else you’d like to add?

My 2 year anniversary is on November 2nd this year to come celebrate with me, check out my Facebook page for details!

Kelsey's Kloset | www.amylorraineblog.com

Finish The Sentence:

I’m inspired by…Entrepreneurs & inventions! I love to see someone take what they love and turn it into a business. Going into work every day & doing what you love, it doesn’t get much better than that!

My number one guilty pleasure is…Swiping my credit card, easy to do hard to pay off.

You would never guess by just looking at me but…I am a tomboy at heart.

My life isn’t complete without…Family, Friends & My purse, it has my life is inside it.

My celebrity crush is…Brody Jenner

My biggest goal for 2014 is…to get married & grow my customer base in store/online!

Kelsey's Kloset | www.amylorraineblog.com

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Store Hours:

Monday-Friday: 11-7

Saturday: 12-5

Sunday: CLOSED

11200 Scaggsville Rd. Suite 113 Fulton, MD 20759 | 301-776-0272 | sales@kelseyskloset.net

Tangled Tuesdays | Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

I’m starting to add more to my blog so along with Topic Tuesday there will be hair tips, videos, tricks and styles that I know not only you mamas will like but all my senior girls will love as well! The first post is about the The Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret!  Have you heard or seen this yet?!
 

I seriously want to try this baby out! I do think it would be a lot easier to do on someone else rather than yourself but it seems so awesome!

Girls Weekend | York, PA | www.AmyLorrainePhotography.com

 

 

This weekend I went to York, Pennsylvania to hang out with my best friends! Brittany and I have been friends since elementary school and she has moved to PA for her job. Kristie, Ali and I went to spend the weekend to catch up. It is ALWAYS a blast with these three. I couldn’t ask for better friends! On Saturday we went to Moon Dancer Vineyards and Winery for a wine tasting and live music.

Moon Dancer Vineyard | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I’m so mad at myself for not walking around and taking better pictures of the Winery and Vineyard. It was gorgeous, and the view of the river was amazing.

Moon Dancer Vineyard | www.amylorrainephotography.com

This was Ali’s first time at a winery and she has been wanting to do this since her 21st birthday! Moon Dancer Vineyard  | www.amylorrainephotography.com

The three above photos are compliments of Ali. 🙂

Moon Dancer Vineyards | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Its hard to go out in public with these two. Wine or no wine they act the same. 😉

My Best Friend | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I’m also mad that we only took an iPhone photo of me and Kristie! ❤

Moon Dancer Vineyard | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Every photographer needs gorgeous best friends who will pose and jump and play around like mine. Such a cool old car! | www.amylorrainephotography.com

Such a cool truck parked at the vineyard. Great photo ops 🙂

Different Editing Styles | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I really like to play around with my editing style from time to time. The dramatic contrasts or the simple matte can change images drastically. I’m loving the black and white matte photo of Ali.

Before and After Photoshop | Pool Distractions | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I also wanted to show a before and after of this pool image. We went to a luau at Brittany’s apartment and so there were plenty of people in the pool but with the help of photoshop you’d never know!

Pool Luau | www.amylorrainephotography.com

There was a couple raffles going on and Ali was the lucky duck to win the lottery tickets! She ended up winning $13 dollars too.

This weekend was much needed R&R and so much laughter. Can’t wait to hang out again guys ❤

 

Necklace Holder | Amy Lorraine Photography

I spent what seemed like forever trying to find a jewelry holder for all my necklaces. Problem was they either were too expensive, didn’t have enough pegs to hold them or they wouldn’t have worked with my necklaces being so long.Necklace Holder out of a Tie/Belt Rack | Amy Lorraine Photography

Then I found this men’s tie/belt rack! It is perfect! I just screwed it into the wall and voila! No more tangled piled up necklaces and they don’t get lost anymore! For less than $8 it’s PERFECT!Necklace Holder out of a Tie/Belt Rack | Amy Lorraine Photography

Topic Tuesday: Diaper Bags

diaper bags

Whose to say your diaper bag can’t be cute & stylish these days?

1. Kate Spade Nylon Stripe Stevie Baby Bag

Kate Spade’s adorable nylon-stripe Stevie baby bag ($418) features a cute striped print on durable woven nylon with a jersey backing and a patent cowhide trim. The zip-top shoulder bag has four slide pockets, an interior zip pocket, and a cute red jacquard lining. The bag also fits nicely over a stroller with its longer, crossbody strap. I love the stripes but check out the link for more colors & patterns.

2. Petunia Pickle Bottom Sashay Satchel in Breakfast in Berkshire

Streamlined, stylish, and supremely capable, the Sashay Satchel ($170) features an array of pockets and amenities, the versatility to move from backpack to shoulder bag, and is available in perfectly playful prints on our easy-to-clean Glazed coated cotton canvas with embroidered detailing. Check out the website for more colors and bag styles as well.

3. Rebecca Minkoff Jade Baby Bag

Rebecca Minkoff’s new Jade baby bag ($550) is made of shocking pink pebbled leather and comes with a changing pad, water-resistant lining, and side pockets for bottles. I guarantee every other mom will be jealous! This is perfect for pink lovers everywhere!

4. Oioi Baby Bag Ikat Tote in Chocolate

 This Oioi tote ($160 Now $99) is 100% organic cotton canvas with water resistant finish, water resistant nylon lining and accessories. Also has fixed stroller straps,  key fob holder for keys or pacifier, and insulated bottle holder- insulation 2 hours – (Max bottle size 330mm) and more!

 

5. Carter’s Out ‘n About Black Fashion Tote

The Carter’s Out ‘n About Black Fashion Tote ($39.99) offers ultimate style for the on-the-go Mom. The black back has a printed black and white interior lining, matte silver hardware, and faux leather trim. Fashion zippers on the bags front open to a hidden storage compartment, and four additional exterior pockets offer quick access to smaller item. The bag interior includes mesh, zippered and open pockets for amazing organization options. Includes easy-to-wipe changing pad, a key chain, and stroller loops.

Do you own one of these? What’s your favorite diaper bag and why? Leave your response in the comments below!