I decided to blog – mainly because I don’t want to forget this journey. The second act. I have always loved fashion. I can’t say I was always the best at it. We won’t talk about the 90s…
My path to this second act taught me that hard times/heartbreak can make you bitter or better. I choose better. I have learned gratitude, found peace and the strength to follow my dreams.
So here I am, in my 40’s, and with the support and love of my sweet husband (God bless him) I left my 15+ year career as a paralegal to open a boutique. Tulip. Yowza. I am still a bit shocked by this latest adventure. Also, thrilled, happy, full of anticipation, and creativity, and FEAR.
I have been blessed to be surrounded by beautiful, unique women my whole life. Each of them impacting me, each of them different, each an inspiration. I hope that Tulip is a reflection of that inspiration.
My Mama is the reason for the name. Tulip’s are her favorite. She is beautiful, patient, kind, and creative, but would probably deny that. She is quiet and humble. My grandmother Clara Margaret was kind, lovely, simple, but elegant too. She loved red. She wore beautiful dresses and red lipstick. I was mesmerized by her. My grandmother Sherry Elaine is absolutely the reason I love fashion. She is the epitome of southern charm. She was a model in her younger years and the truth is she could be a model today! Always classy, always proper, always beautiful.
I hope this adventure inspires and empowers you. Whatever your age or circumstance it is never too late to try new, to change, to be better.
Over the years I grew to love shopping local/small and finding unique pieces. I am so excited to bring my love for fashion to life. The goal is for Tulip to represent my vision, my inspiration, my passion. I want each lady that walks through my door to feel comfortable, welcomed, and inspired. I want them to find the perfect outfit that makes them feel beautiful and unique.