The Rate Just Went Up!!

Remember when you were a child and your parents told you that you could be whatever you wanted to be? Did they mean all the things at once? LOL!! I guess I took that quite literally and added another title to the resume…

So, for my 31st birthday, instead of having a party or going out and getting crazy, I officially launched my online boutique!! This had been a 3 month project that was undergoing immense planning all going on in the background of my daily life. I continued with my day to day activities, not letting on of the conception that was getting ready to come to life. Of course, my close friends knew but other than that, this thing was locked down! Finally, the day came and LewksbyFashionPolice843 was revealed to the world.

Finally something made from my passion, devotion and drive was sitting in front of me and I was absolutely over the moon about it! After getting my licenses in my hand, I realized that I had done it..that I was a legit business owner. WOW!!

Why I Started My Business?

Some people may be thinking, “why would you start a business in the middle of a pandemic?” I can understand how some may not understand the logic, however, I felt like there was no better time than RIGHT NOW!!

Being a fashion blogger, I was already trying on clothes and promoting other peoples brands and begging for a seat at the table until one day I thought, “screw this..I’m building my own table!!” The moment I decided to do it, I knew that I was making the right decision. Taking something that I loved doing (and was already doing anyway), investing in it and branding it was absolute genius.

Fashion to me is ones way of expressing themselves through fabrics, colors and cuts. This is your avenue to be unique and set yourself apart from the crowd, leaving people with a special memory of you. You stood out. You were different and you looked beautiful.

How Did I Start?

Once I knew that I wanted to start my own business, I started looking into what I needed to successfully run the business. Number 1 on the list was inventory. After researching for a few days, I had finally found a few vendors that not only delivered quality products but also fast shipping. Finding a reliable, trustworthy vendor is essential because inventory is the heartbeat of any business. If you have products that are cheaply made along with vendors that cant deliver on time, you are in serious trouble girl!

Then, I went on to prepare my website, which was made super simple with Shopify. After navigating the site and setting up things in the background, the fun began!!! Pictures!!

As I mentioned before, I was already in the business of wearing and taking pictures for other brands so I felt no hesitation to model my own brand! It would only make sense. Making sure to produce quality photos that not only showed the colors and fabrics of the pieces but also slaying a pose at the same time.

Describe LewksbyFashionPolice843

The creation of the name of my boutique was just an extension of what I had already built. My brand collaborated with my profession and my passion birthed what you see today. The mission of my boutique is to provide classy affordable fashion for the woman who has a little fashionista living on the inside and isn’t afraid to let her out!! We cover your shipping costs because…who wants to pay for shipping? uhh NO ONE!! We also provide a 10% discount to First Responder’s because we love and support them of course!

How You Can Shop

LewksbyFashionPolice843 is all over (we want it that way;) ) social media but we also have a website for your shopping convenience. You can shop via the site at http://www.lewksbyfashionpolice843.com where there is free shipping on all orders/$5.99 for orders shipped overseas. You can also find us via Instagram @lewksbyfashionpolice_843 .

Why Wait?

Before I leave you guys, I want to leave you with this. Whatever it is that you want to do in life..whatever dream you have that you want to make a reality, JUST DO IT!! Don’t fear, family or friends deter you from your dreams. Obviously it wont always be easy and yes you will mess up but DON’T give up!! Every day is a learning process but just stay consistent and do the work. You got this!!

Thank you for sharing this moment with me and as always, Stay Safe and Be Blessed! xoxo

Social September!!

Hey guys!!!! Omgoodness!!! Can you believe how fast this year is whizzing by? September is gone and October is here! After my 30th birthday, I began to resonate on how short life is and how quickly time goes by. Do those things you’ve been putting off. Take that vacation. Buy those shoes. Go Dancing. Fall in love. Time isn’t going to wait for you to do those things that you continue to put on the back burner.

September was such a great month (this whole year has been). It was a month of social gatherings and events. I had great opportunities to make new friends and meet other bloggers in the area.

Charleston has such an awesome social scene that I had never really focused on due to work and other priorities. Thank goodness for groups such as @lowcountryladies for hosting monthly events for women to get together and wind down..or turn up!! LOL

Parcel 32; located in King Street, is such a great space to meet for a luncheon or a girls night after getting off work. The upstairs Parlour area is BEAutiful!! IT’s definitely a must see. I cant wait for the next event.

Subtle & Sass

Have you ever wanted to have a shopping experience that was one to remember? An experience where you had your own personal stylist that served food and beverages for you to enjoy while you shop? If your answer is “Yes”, then you must check out Subtle & Sass. An indoor boutique beautifully ran with cute, comfy and trendy fashion in mind.

I, along a few other bloggers got the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot showcasing a few items from the collection. Working with Charleston photographer, Sami Fuentes (@sami.fuentes) was such a great experience. She showed great professionalism, patience and talent. Charleston has so many hidden gems and Subtle & Sass boutique is one of them !

Fitness Can Be Fun!!!

Have you ever started something and halfway through you realize you weren’t ready!? Well, that’s what happened to me when I decided to participate in a Citadel pre-game workout. Hosted by Oblique Magazine and Gunnar_Made, this intense workout was an awesome and fun way to get my cardio in (enough cardio for the year!!!LOL) and a great warm-up to the game that kicked off that evening.

The crew was awesome and the atmosphere was totally judgment free. If you felt like you were falling behind, someone was always there to push you along. If you are into fitness and/or looking for a trainer or fitness events in the Charleston area, I would definitely check out Gunnar_Made on Instagram and Oblique Magazine.

Hustle & Glow

I am always up for an opportunity to get glammed up!! This Hustle & Glow event, hosted by @hoangviton and Oblique Magazine, was such an awesome moment to show up and Glow up!! Upon showing up at the White Room, we were showered with drinks, food, and giveaways. There was even a panel of skincare specialists to educate us about how products work and what type of services they offer. If you are looking for an affordable estheticans, check out Guinot Institut. They are located in Mount Pleasant and soon opening another store in Summerville.

Make Time for You

Having the opportunity to meet some an awesome group of people has made me realize that its OK to take time out for me. Working is fine and dandy but please remember to unwind and relax. Find a local group and go to the social events. Meet new people. Make new friends. Time is short and memories are priceless.

As always guys, thank you for reading, Be safe and God Bless!! xoxo