Since the day we moved to Graham, and even before we moved, the first thing I was after was good local shopping. There was one store that every single person recommended to me without fail. Yes, that is yours truly, Back Alley Boutique. This adorable shop is owned by Taylor Carrillo, The Fashion Icon herself. I asked her how it all started and she said “throughout high school everybody just kind of thought of me as the person that dressed cute so after I graduated I was like Hmmm… maybe I should just open my own store.” Taylor graduated high school in May of 2015 and opened Back Alley Boutique in September 2015. A speedy start and it hasn’t slowed down since. She is now 21 (almost 22) and has been a business owner for 3.5 years. If that isn’t #goals then I don’t know what is. Continue reading “Take Me To The Alley”
Hey friends! I am starting a new adventure to kick off something that not only I find fun, but also extremely helpful. If you have hung around my blog for a while then you know that January 6th, 2019 my husband and I made the move from living down town Fort Worth where we drove our mopeds to work and walked to any event to living in a small town 2 hours outside of the city. We traded city lux for country peace and we LOVE it! The community of Graham, TX is probably the best in the whole country. Everyone is just so nice!
One thing we did notice is that when people from the city come out to visit they have a hard time finding where to eat, what to do, and what are the things about this town that make it so special. I have decided to make a category that people can go to when they travel here to read reviews of the different business in town, recommendations, and fun tips about the town.
I have fallen in love with this place. Who would have known that this city girl that has always sworn she would never live in a small town would be here thriving in it. Because I have fallen in love with it I want others to be able to know why and all the different things to do here. It’s true this is a great summer town since it is the home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Texas, Possum Kingdom Lake, but there is so much more it has to offer. I’m excited to share my home with everyone and give you a guide in case you ever do want to come down here.
I originally wanted to do this while I was in Fort Worth and for some reason God was telling me no. I didn’t know it then, but he was prepping us for our move and now that we are here, it’s the right time. I can’t wait to embark on this journey. Big things up ahead so stay tuned.
If you have been following me on my Instagram then you know that I LOVE Shop Stevie. Every time I visit her site I fall in love with so many items and have to end up putting half of them back because you know, self control.
My favorite thing about her shop is that there are constantly new items available for sale. I hate when I go to boutiques and I feel like they only come out with new items a few times every season. I want what is new and fresh! Her items sell out pretty quickly which is why I always buy through a stylist.
Everyone meet my Stylist, Liz Reeves. She is a Shop Stevie Rep and probably the cutest person on the planet! I shop through Liz because she has insider knowledge on when things will become available for sale, what size would be best for me (since I am mostly between sizes), and even helps me figure out where the heck my package is (jokes on me because the tracking number was in the confirmation email *palm to forehead*).
I don’t only shop through Liz because of her impeccable gift of putting together outfits, I shop through her because of her unwavering confidence she has in the brand and her way of understanding that clothing is so much more than what you wear, it is how it makes you feel.
With fall in full swing aren’t we all in search for those rich earth tones, ways to reinvent our style, and renewing our confidence through our everyday style? Check out Shop Stevie and be sure to work with a stylist like Liz for the best experience!
Some of my favorite SS pieces: