Over a year ago in a monthly round-up post, I talked about wanting to start my own business sometime within the next few years. It has been something I’ve dreamed of doing, but I was never sure what it would exactly be or when it would happen. All I knew was that I wanted it to be something I would love doing. So, after over a year of planning and working, I am so excited to say that I have opened my own online women’s clothing boutique Calla Style House with my mom! This is a dream come true and I am so happy to finally be able to share it. I thought I would share more about the boutique, my love for fashion, and what this means for my blog!
Ever since I was 2 years old I’ve had a huge love for fashion + clothing. I always insisted on picking out my own outfits (it was always pink) and I loved finding new ways of styling items. The idea of owning my own store was also something I dreamed of. As a kid, I used to play store in my room. I would have “clients” (they were always invisible) shop my “showroom” of clothing and home decor.
I also recently discovered old drawings of clothing I had designed as a kid. Apparently, the name of my clothing store was “Kara’s cool girl clothing”. Although that’s not the name we went with, it made perfect sense that owning and running a clothing boutique would be something I’d love. This love for fashion came from my mom and grandmother, so doing this with my mom makes it even more special.
Calla Style House is an online women’s clothing boutique that we describe as timeless, classic, modern, and fun! Callahan is a family name, which is where Calla comes from. And it also means beautiful in Greek. It’s a small business that is completely run by my mom and me.
Our spring collection has just launched today and it honestly has been so hard for me to not keep every item! Everything is under $60, and you can browse here of everything from dresses with pockets to cute button up blouses + more! We also have a style it page, where we show 3+ ways to style each item with items already in your wardrobe. I hope you find something you love!
My love for blogging has only seemed to grow even more this year! I don’t ever see myself not doing it, but with now running a small business I’ve decided to change when I upload. In order to be able to create good content that I love and is helpful and inspiring, I’ve decided to put one new blog post up every week. There will still be plenty of weeks where two posts go up, but there will always be at least one post a week. I have so many blog posts planned for the next few months that I’m so excited to share. And I’ll still be posting regularly on Instagram too! Other than that, everything will stay the same. I’ll still be sharing outfits I love from many different stores with lots of lifestyle + blogging tips posts.
I want to say a massive thank you for all your support over the past few years! It means the world to me and I’m so excited to see where this new chapter of life takes me. Just know that if you work hard and put your mind to it, you honestly can achieve anything!
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!