Enhance Your Confidence; Inside & Out!
"Clothes aren't going to change the world; the women that wear them will."
I have a strong calling to help people truly love themselves. My passion came from both my personal and professional experiences in my life. For many years, I did not know anything about healthy self-love. I grew up surrounded by unhealthy relationships and experienced multiple types of abuse. I was so fear based as a child, that I developed unhealthy coping mechanisms that increased as an adolescent and young woman. At 20 years old, I realized I had repeated my childhood patterns as an adult. That was the year I left an abusive dating relationship, and my whole life began to change for the better. I channeled healing; heart, body, mind, and soul, and I found healthy coping mechanisms that helped me to heal inside and out. As I grew in my own self-love journey, I made a decision to take my family and close friends with me. My twin sister, Felisha, was one of the first souls I was able to truly help. She took her healing seriously, and I watched her transform her life and begin to help transform the lives of our loved ones. I decided to pursue a career in the helping field, and earned both my Associates Degree and Bachelors Degree in Human Services. I went on to complete graduate coursework in Counseling at Huntington University. I worked for an amazing organization, the YWCA Northeast Indiana, where I worked as a volunteer, a Family Case Manager, and the Director of Community Programs. I have educated hundreds of men, women, and children on topics such as healthy relationships and self-esteem. I also became part of ResCare Youth Services where I educated foster parents and foster youth all over Northeast Indiana on identifying and overcoming abusive relationships. Creating a soul based business has been goal of mine for many years, and I am so grateful to be fulfilling that purpose by helping individuals to discover their magnificence, and nurture their well-being; heart, body, mind, and soul.
I love helping people see how beautiful they truly are; inside and out! Like Arika, I have had a strong calling to help people for many years. I went to school for Human Services and earned both my Associates Degree and Bachelors Degree, but I realized throughout my education that I needed to get back in touch with 'little me' who loved helping people feel great with style. When I was a little girl, style was something that helped me during some challenging times in my life. My mother was a single parent raising four girls, and we didn't have much money, but I learned little tricks that helped me feel great. I found that when I felt confident on the outside, I also felt lifted up on the inside. I would help Arika out a lot too, because for a long time she struggled with confidence. When Arika would let me style her when we were little, I would see her light up. She would hold her head up with confidence, and that always warmed my heart. I started to share tips with my girlfriends, and I saw how much it helped them with their confidence as well, and I just knew I had to pursue a career in fashion! While I was earning my degrees, I began working at Charlotte Russe and became the Presentation Lead where I merchandised inventory and styled hundreds of customers. I later began working at Forever 21 where I directed all visual presentations in the store and lead team members to enhance their creative talents. Operating my own clothing boutique has been a long time dream of mine, and I am so grateful to be doing what I truly love in this moment. I love styling individuals, while also supporting their hearts, minds, and souls!
How Can We Help?
- Workshops: Arika provides presentations on topics such as Enhancing Self-Love, Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships, Soul Support and more.
- Boutique: We have an online, in-home, and in-store boutique styled with trendy women's clothing to feel most confident.
- Private Appointments: We provide one on one and group support sessions for healthy self-love and confident style.
- Facebook Page: Our Facebook group, 'Self Love & Style' has weekly self-love inspiration as well as boutique updates on the newest arrivals and current deals.
- Videos: We share videos on tips for enhancing self-love as well as styling advice from our boutique and more.
- Blog: We share insight and experiences about living an authentic life, enhancing self-love, our new arrivals, and our favorite current fashion trends.