Wow! Where do I begin? First and foremost, I can’t even believe that I’m writing this bio, because this means that this wild, crazy dream of mine is FINALLY a reality!
My name is Ashley, and I am from a small town in Southern Illinois. I was born and raised in Illinois and lived there until I was 19. After I graduated high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be. I packed my bags at 20-years-old and moved to Florida with my mom to be with her family. I left everything I knew behind, family, friends, my job, everything. Knowing this would be the scariest thing I’d ever done, I did it because I just knew there was so much more in the world for me than my hometown had to offer, and I was determined to make something of myself.
I always used to say it’d be my biggest accomplishment to be able to open a successful boutique. The saying “It is a beautiful thing when a passion and career come together” is the truest statement there is. If you’re not doing something you love, then what are you doing? The Lace Gypsy Boutique is a reflection of that saying.
When I started throwing around ideas for a boutique name, The Lace Gypsy was one of the first names I picked and nothing else compared after that. I knew I wanted a boutique that focuses on selling, fun, one-of-a-kind authentic bold jewelry pieces, women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, all of which are influenced by me and my own personal style and flair. All of my products are hand-picked and original, statement making pieces. From comfortable to casually edgy pieces, you will find something at The Lace Gypsy that fits your unique, creative spirit too!