Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Big News!

I am taking the leap and opening my own boutique!

I've decided to start a fashion centered blog chronicling my shop starting journey.

If you are interested please check it out here- http://jazzitupbyrachel.blogspot.com/

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Making a Dream a Reality...Someday.

I started Jazz It Up in 2009 as a little side job. I made all the jewelry and hair accessories myself. The marginal proceeds that I did inquire went to help fund our adoption. Pretty soon I branched out into wholesale merchandising. This allowed me to sell purses and scarves via Jazz It Up. After that I added consignment to my  repertoire which has allowed me to branch out even further. As fun and exciting as this has all been I have done a large part of my business online. It is not my sole income...I also work as a stylist at a local boutique.

My real dream is owning my own boutique one day. It seems sort of lofty sometimes...I frequently remind myself that it will be a struggle to start out and I should be wise about when and where to open. I know that with one baby boy and another on the way this dream is a few years (at least) into the future. But I love to plan and hope that one day this can be a reality. I feel that merging the skills I've learned working at my bosses boutique and the skills it required to start Jazz It Up will only be natural at a certain point. I just get anxious wondering when it will all happen for me and hoping I will have the support I need.

I guess that is the point of dreaming, right? Sometimes the wishes we have for the future are lofty but what would life be if we couldn't dream. I hope that YOU reach for the stars...no matter what it is you'd like to do in life.

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Baby Shower & Designer Diaper Bags

I didn't get the chance to post about my baby shower which was last weekend. It wasn't a huge shower in terms of guests, but that is EXACTLY how I wanted it to be. It was very classy, the hostesses were my mom and sister. We dined at a local restaurant that agreed to reserve a "special" room for us. We enjoyed deserts off of the menu and bottomless coffee. It was my ideal shower...I feel very grateful!

On another note...I have just be introduced to the world of designer diaper bags. I'm in trouble! I can't believe I didn't hit this up when Jason was born...there are so many cute ones! 

Dooney & Bourke 



Juicy Couture
Juicy Couture 

Louis Vuitton

I need to start saving up for one of these beauties! Which one is your favorite?