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Exciting News: My Online Clothing Boutique!

03/31/2019

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!

Striped Blouse | Rust Bandana

My Love For Fashion

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.

Navy Jumpsuit

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.

White Bandana | Striped Top

Striped Long Sleeve Top

All About Calla Style House

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!

Dress | Cardigan

What This Means For My Blog

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.Β  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!

 

36 responses to “Exciting News: My Online Clothing Boutique!”

  1. Amy Aed says:

    This is so exciting, what an incredible thing to be doing! I’m so happy for you my dude – and am very hype to be one of your first customers πŸ™‚

    Have a great week πŸ™‚
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

  2. Patricia says:

    I am so proud of you for going after your dream! It’s so special you are sharing this endeavor with your mom! I wish you all the success in the world! Congratulations again!!!

  3. Lovely says:

    Congratulations darling so happy for you, all the best and cant wait to see the new contents.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  4. Quinn says:

    How cute are you and your mom?! I love this! So many congratulations to you and your momma, love! What a great accomplishment xx

    http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

  5. Gemma says:

    Congratulations! This is fabulous news and so happy that you got to do it with your Mum! Wishing you all the best.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  6. Simone says:

    This is so exciting! Congratulations on your beautiful boutique. I’ve already browsed through your shop and I’m loving the set up and the clothes you’re selling.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  7. Margot says:

    Wow congratulation in your online shop.
    Thoses items are lovely !
    I’ll also love to sell my own design one day.
    Xx
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

  8. Nina says:

    I’m so happy for you, congratulations Kara. I’ve been thinking of starting my online boutique for a long time but just the idea of having my own business is still intimidating for me… maybe one day.
    I can’t wait to check out yours. Good luck with your new business adventure, and what a great diea to do it with your mom, Kara. I’m glad, you will continue blogging too. xx

    Nina’s Style Blog

  9. Kelsey Bang says:

    all these outfits are so cute! loving your style!
    kelseybang.com

  10. Eena says:

    That is so exciting!! Congratulations on the wonderful news, Kara! May your shop find success – you deserve it!

    ☼ cabin twenty-four

  11. Jenifer says:

    This is so exciting Kara. Your new website looks terrific and you and your mom are so cute. I love that you show 3 ways to style the different items. Congratulations on this exciting venture.

    xx Jenifer
    https://www.theevolista.com/instagrammable-bali-spots/

  12. Radi says:

    Congrats. So amazing and how special creating something like this with your mom. Wishing you all the luck!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  13. Ivana Split says:

    Calla store looks amazing, the design of the site is lovely and I love that there is an option where you can see an item styled in 3 different ways. That’s great! Congrats on opening your own business. It’s lovely you’re doing it with your mom and that you both model the clothes in the store. I think it is always good to see models of different generations. How great that you were inspired by your own childhood drawings and ideas. If I remember well, I was also always interested in clothes, and I wouldn’t let anyone pick my outfits.

  14. Olga says:

    Congratulations!All the best for you:-)

    https://www.lostindaydreams.com/

  15. Allie Mackin says:

    WOW! How exciting. And bravo to you and your mom for following your dreams. The site looks great so well done. And I like that the many of the fabrics are natural fibers.

    Excited to see what the future brings!

    Allie of
    http://www.allinyc.com

  16. mahryska says:

    congrats babe! what a great collection.
    love from the sandpit β™‘
    http://www.mahryska.com

  17. Katya says:

    Hooray! Congratulations on putting this beauty up. I just love how simple and remarkable the pieces are. That hat is certainly a must have.

    https://stylesprinter.com/lets-talk-about-gender-neutral-masking/

  18. Jessica says:

    Ahhhh congratulations on this venture!! So exciting!!

    http://www.jessicabroyles.com

  19. Kathrin says:

    That is so amazing! Congratulations! I read about your boutique when you posted about it on Instagram, but it was so interesting to find out more about the reasons behind why you started it. I think it’s wonderful that you found something you love doing so much and I wish you all the best in your new business, blog and life πŸ™‚

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  20. Thank you for such a wonderful post! So many great photos!
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

  21. Gemma Etc. says:

    Wow congratulations Kara! You must be so excited, I hope it’s a massive success for you – I’m sure it will be! xx

    GemmaEtc.com

  22. Sara says:

    Congratulations, I’m so happy for you… Have a great day!
    https://chicchedimamma.com/

  23. Dasynka says:

    So so happy for you! Big congrats to your mother and you, you are so brave! Never stop dreaming πŸ™‚ wish you to go more over your expectations! again congrats!
    xx Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

  24. Kinga says:

    Fantastic news πŸ™‚

  25. Naya says:

    Omg this is amazing news! I am so happy for both you and your mom, this project sounds like something you guys have been working on for a while now and I wish nothing but success to Calla Boutique! xx

    Naya
    http://www.nayatilly.com

  26. Mica says:

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! it’s wonderful you have been able to realise your dream and open your own store! πŸ™‚

    Hope you are having a great weekend πŸ™‚ Another busy one here!

    Away From The Blue

  27. Khanak says:

    Love these pieces – congratulations, girl! I really hope you get all the success you wish for and deserve!

    Khanak x
    https://www.khanakm.com

  28. Congrats on your boutique! Need to check it out soon.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  29. Hi Kara
    Congratulations on your new store oh its so exciting to rule our own business!!
    I hope you have a huge sucess! I saw it and it seems fashion for real people!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

  30. Missy May says:

    Yes gurllll…kudos to you and your mother on your business. So exciting Kara! Good luck with everything and can’t wait to shop some day from your store. On another note, you look wonderful. Great ensemble!

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

  31. Nancy says:

    Congratulations on opening your own online boutique! It is great that you partnered with your mother to chase your dreams. I love that there are different outfit choices available. Wishing you two lots of success!

    Nancy β™₯ exquisitely.me

  32. Susie Ray says:

    Oh my gosh!! This is so exciting!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!! I hope it all goes well! I am just looking at your website now and aw you and your mum look so alike its so lovely πŸ™‚

    findyourownhope.blogspot.com

  33. Brandi says:

    Congratulations on opening up your shop with your mom! I recently just opened up my online design Etsy store. it can be scary but once everything gets going and revenue starts coming in, it feels great! I am also trying to collaborate with my mom who plans on starting her own side business.

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Hi There!

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!