Hello & Welcome to my First Blog Post

By Amanda Stone | Fashion & Lifestyle Blog
Hello & Welcome
Welcome to my first blog post! My name is Amanda Stone, owner of Stated Boutique and I am SO excited to begin this chapter with you! I can’t believe it’s already been almost two months since I first launched my online store, which means this blog post is LONG overdue. But to be honest, I wasn’t expecting to receive such an overwhelmingly positive response and I’m SO thankful for all of you who have supported my small business – it’s because of YOU I’m finally able to make this dream of mine a reality.
Starting the Boutique
Since 2018, I’ve imagined opening an online boutique, but never had the courage to take the leap of faith and just DO IT. It’s always scary to try something new, but it’s even scarier to imagine failing, which has always stopped me from pursuing this idea that I’ve been passionate about for so many years. However, in February I decided to not let fear-based decisions dictate my future and ultimately start taking this dream seriously. Fast forward 6 months (insert ugly cry), and here we are, and I can’t believe I finally did it!
Vision behind Stated Boutique
I knew I wanted to open a women's clothing boutique that offered affordable options that didn’t sacrifice in style or quality. Time and time again, I would shop online and be disappointed by the selection of items at all price points. Affordable pieces of clothing would literally deteriorate in the wash after one cycle and quality pieces often lacked a unique trendy twist.
How I Started the Boutique
I started conducting tons of research, attending buying trips and communicating with other small-business owners to be sure I was offering the best curated collection of trendy, fashionable, budget-friendly options that would be thumb-stopping on social media (isn’t that where we all find our cute clothes?!). 
Why I Started She Stated Blog
As a small business, I want to create a community and to share the face behind the store! I don’t want our connection to stop at the check-out process.
For my future posts I’ll be sharing fashion trends, styling tips, decor and even some more about me!
 
Thank You
Thank you for being a customer, a reader and a supporter! I’m so excited to be sharing this experience with you all and hope you continue to follow along on the journey!
XOXO
AMANDA

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