ABOUT OAK + EMBER BOUTIQUE

"She is clothed in strength + dignity." Proverbs 31:25
Here at Oak + Ember Boutique, our mission is to dress women with confidence! We dream to help women feel beautiful - through trendy, classic, modest apparel. We also love to keep it comfy, because life is meant to be lived! 
At the heart of it all, is a desire to keep things small + provide exceptional customer service on a first-name basis. 
As we grow + bloom, we will be adding more to the shop to better serve YOU + help other small businesses. Occasionally, we will feature products from other small businesses across the United States, so that we stay unique + support local markets! We fully believe there is power in community + sticking together. 
"She is more precious than rubies." Proverbs 3:15
Meet Shelby
"Clothes won't change the world, but the women who wear them will." -Anne Klein
I've always LOVED curating style. From memories of even my youngest years, I can picture myself carefully picking + laying out the next days outfit, paired with the perfect accessories to match. This love for style has transcended across time as I've journeyed through various seasons of my life. I've tried just about every style there is out there - I once loved my sparkly gold leggings and funky colored tops, and then the next season was all black everything. As a young girl, I loved browsing thrift shops for that one special find. I never followed trends necessarily (although I do love a good trend!) - I took what I had and worked it. It always amazed me how one shirt could be so versatile + create SO many looks. From then on, I was obsessed and still am now!
To me, clothes are so much more than a piece of fabric. They should make you feel beautiful + confident! When we are dressed in our best, we are happier + the world needs a little more happy. The memories you make while wearing your favorite soft T around a campfire. The first dress you wore on the very first date with your now-husband. The graduation party top you chose before leaving for college. Your first "splurge" on a pair of high-quality jeans. I truly believe style is an extremely important aspect in each of our lives. When a woman feels confident + beautiful, she is so much more excited to not just live a life full of average. And if I can help just ONE woman bring that inner beauty out + showcase it, then by God I will!
It all started when I visited Grapevine, a Dallas suburb. I was absolutely mesmerized by all the gorgeous boutiques, and the ladies who owned them. It was my first real "boutique" experience and it was like none other! It was real, hands-on customer service and the small-town feel just captivated me. From then on, whenever I traveled, I made sure to visit every small boutique I could find around the USA. From Nashville, Tennessee, to Tallahassee, Florida, to Waco, Texas, to Deadwood, South Dakota. My style inspiration is a mix of my travels + bringing a bit of that home. My passion lies in curating beautiful styles + helping the everyday woman find herself at home through fashion.
A BIT ABOUT ME
I reside in Waupaca, Wisconsin with my sweet husband + spunky black lab! When I'm not working in the boutique, you can probably find me working out! I am an Ace Certified Personal Trainer + saying I'm obsessed with all things fitness/nutrition is quite the understatement! I think it's extremely important to not only look your best through style, but to feel your best through treating your body right. My favorite things are sunflowers, pineapples, + fro-yo. I love going on dates with my husband + taking the pup to the park! My hope is that you always feel welcome + have a friend in me, I pray that I can shine a light and make a difference in others' lives through these passions of mine. 
We would love if you follow our journey! Thank you for supporting our small business! 
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