Rachel grew up working in her family-owned business where she now serves as CEO and runs one of the largest woman-owned, family-owned, custodial, and facilities maintenance companies in the nation. She learned so much about business from that experience and knew she could take that knowledge to execute on fulfilling her dream to open a boutique.
Around four years ago, Rachel was shopping in Bishop Arts and ventured into a cute store with great items. But most of all, she had a connection with Justin, who was working at the store. He was cheerful, engaging, and super fun to shop with. He was able to select items that made her feel confident and happy! It was a memorable shopping experience and so much so that she made sure to visit Justin for future shopping excursions to Bishop Arts.
In May of 2021, Rachel was in Bishop Arts for a girl's day out and told her friends they had to see Justin and shop with him. While Rachel was there and catching up with Justin, she mentioned to him her dream of opening a boutique. Turns out, they had a mutual dream! Rachel told him, "I know exactly where I want it to be...Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas. Justin had never been to McKinney but told her he had heard great things about it. They decided to set up a day to meet there so Rachel could show him around and he could see the overall vibe. Justin instantly fell in love with the downtown square and understood why Rachel wanted the boutique there.
In the meantime, Rachel reached out to her realtor to start looking for available spaces. Neither Justin nor Rachel had a clue how much rent was going for. Rachel told her that they envisioned something small and historic.
Fast forward and a space became available...a whopping 175 square feet in a 105-year-old building with the nicest owner you could ask for. Rachel went and looked at the space, face-timed Justin and they both saw the potential in the space.
It continued to be on Rachel's heart...she just couldn't get the quaint tiny little space out of her head and Justin felt the same. They moved forward with securing the space and the fun began!!
Looking back they are both absolutely amazed at how they accomplished to open the boutique in just a couple of months. With sheer determination and their dream at the forefront they made it happen and had their Grand Opening on October 16th, 2021.
Title: Embrace the Hues of 2023: The Colors of the Season
As the seasons change, so do the trends in the fashion world. 2023 brings with it a fresh palette of colors that will dominate the fashion scene. If you're looking to stay ahead in the world of style, it's essential to familiarize yourself with these trendy hues. At [Your Boutique Name], we believe that fashion should be an expression of your individuality, and what better way to do that than by incorporating the colors of the season into your wardrobe? In this blog, we'll take you through the hottest colors of 2023 and how you can incorporate them into your personal style.
- Mellow Mango
Mango is making a vibrant statement in 2023. This bold and fruity hue exudes energy and enthusiasm. It's a color that's perfect for making a statement, whether you opt for a full mango-toned outfit or incorporate it as an accent. Consider a mellow mango dress, top, or accessories to infuse your look with a burst of vitality.
- Tranquil Teal
Teal, a soothing and versatile shade, is making waves this year. It strikes the perfect balance between green and blue, evoking feelings of tranquility and serenity. Teal is a versatile color that can be incorporated into your wardrobe in various ways. A teal blouse, skirt, or even a statement coat can be your go-to for a touch of sophistication.
- Blissful Lavender
Lavender is taking the fashion world by storm in 2023. This soft and dreamy shade embodies elegance and femininity. It's a color that can be dressed up or down, making it suitable for various occasions. From lavender evening gowns to casual lavender sweaters, this color will add a touch of enchantment to your style.
- Earthy Terracotta
Terracotta is the embodiment of earthy warmth. It's a rustic, sun-kissed hue that radiates coziness and comfort. Whether in the form of terracotta-toned pants, dresses, or accessories, this color brings a touch of nature to your wardrobe, making it perfect for both casual and bohemian looks.
- Cosmic Blue
Blue never goes out of style, and in 2023, cosmic blue is the shade to watch out for. This deep and mysterious hue represents the vastness of the universe, making it both elegant and intriguing. A cosmic blue evening gown, blazer, or handbag can be your ticket to adding sophistication to your collection.
- Playful Pistachio
Pistachio green is a playful and refreshing color that's gaining popularity in 2023. This soft and subtle shade invokes feelings of rejuvenation and optimism. You can incorporate pistachio into your wardrobe through dresses, blouses, or accessories for a light and airy touch.
- Sultry Scarlet
Scarlet red is the epitome of passion and drama. In 2023, it's all about making a bold statement, and what better way to do that than with a sultry scarlet outfit? A red dress or a statement coat can be your go-to choice for nights out and special occasions.
The colors of 2023 offer a wide range of options to suit your personal style, from bold and energetic to soft and soothing. At Marie Gregory, we're excited to help you incorporate these trendy hues into your wardrobe, allowing you to express your unique personality and stay fashion-forward. Visit our boutique to explore our collection and discover how these beautiful colors can enhance your style this season. Embrace the colors of 2023 and let your fashion shine!