I am wearing the BB Dakota Cognac Plaid Jacket. Only one left ....
About me ....
Where do I begin? First off, my name is Sarah and I am the Owner/Creative Director/Stylist and more behind The Girl Floral Lifestyle Boutique. I have owned the shop for just over a year now and have met so many amazing people.
Speaking of enjoyment I've probably had the most random bunch of jobs out there in my professional career. I've been a Product Developer, Costing Coordinator, Nanny, Kindergarten Teacher, French Teacher, Floral Assistant, and Freelancer. I've worked in Education, Fashion, Retail & more. Sometimes I'm not sure where I'm going but right now I think I'm where I'm supposed to be. All of the jobs I did I didn't love brought me to where I am today - my own boss. Looking back I probably could've guessed I'd be best working for myself but I guess it takes some trial and error to figure that out.
As a kid I always wanted to be a teacher...so when my ideal of a major in French wasn't working out at Western University I changed up that plan - not without tears, let me tell you. I decided to finish up after a three year degree and moved on to Fashion Management & Promotions post-grad at Humber College. This is where I felt the most 'me'. I loved the creativity of the projects, creating faux retail stores and marketing plans. Thinking back I should've known I'd end up here. After a working at a Product Development company I wasn't loving I decided to jump on the chance to go to teacher's college - something I never thought possible without an Honours degree. It was the final year of the One-Year program and I am so glad that was the only time I wasted; it wasn't for me although I think I would love teaching in the Fashion program I was talking about.
Shop my fashion picks here including this locally made Kimono.
I've always been the person who makes things happen. If there's someone I want to meet or connect with I'll send them a message. So when I met the girl who had her floral business in my current space I knew we'd be friends. She was blunt, but kind, hard-working and determined. When she decided to close her business at first I was upset. I had hoped she was texting me to meet up about the partnership plan we had brainstormed a few months before. When she asked if I wanted to sublet her space I had mixed feelings. Was I really going to leave a stable job and go out on my own? At first I thought 'no way' I'll find another job I like. A few weeks later she reached out again before she'd open it up to Kijiji and I decided to take a chance. A chance on building my own future, to create something I loved, and to bring others together with all the pretty things.
Although I always wanted to be a teacher I've realized the thing I've actually always loved - helping others. Owning the store I've had the chance to meet so many amazing women in business who inspire me and push me to continue on because, heck, running a business is not easy. Connecting others is what fuels my passion and drives my soul and as I continue with the Boutique I think you'll see a bit more of this coming into play .... Sign up for our Newsletter here to stay up to date and find out about our exclusive events.
Fashion themed photoshoot with local Girlpreneurs.