The Fashion Bar is an online boutique that sells bold, eye catching fashion jewelry and bridal accessories.
As I was planning my own wedding almost five years ago, I was surprised with some of the high cost of the items I wanted but knew I'd probably never use again such as a wedding veil. So when I was laid off my full time job in February 2016, I knew it was time to open The Fashion Bar.
The mission of The Fashion Bar is to help brides or anyone interested in fashion jewelry find beautiful pieces at reasonable prices. If you set a budget, you can have your wedding, prom, anniversary, or any special occasion and look fabulous and use the jewelry again and again!
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT?
In 1984, I opened ,A Lady's Touch, an interior/exterior paint company in Greensboro, North Carolina. I had a small crew which painted most houses and apartments.
WHAT ARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS?
My professional goals for the next six months for The Fashion Bar is to continue to grow the online business, increase marketing and advertising and to increase the number of vendor events.
WHAT OTHER PROFESSION WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT?
I have had previous non profit employment in Event Planning, Association Management, and Human Resources. I've enjoyed those and would like to do something in Adult Education or counseling.
Sometimes I feel like life is a job and in a way.... it is. I believe we are rewarded or blessed for doing what we should do and is right. If you love what you do, then it's hard to call it work. I love what I do (work/life) so it's not hard to balance.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?
I LOVE Snapple!
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FAVORITE PLACES IN THE RALEIGH AREA?
I really enjoy North Hills Mall, The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and going to the Theater.
WHAT IS YOUR GOAL FOR RETIREMENT?
To retire comfortably here in North Carolina.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR WOMEN THAT WANT TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
Write out your dreams and goals and don't let other people discourage you from pursuing your dream.