This past spring, she opened the doors of Curate Boutique. On her "About" page, she talks in detail about the reasoning for and timing of opening the shop. (You must read her story. It seriously brought tears to my eyes.) I truly admire Courtney's motivation for creating Curate and the risk she took to follow her dreams.
The Curate Boutique mission that adorns her chalkboard wall is too cute. Plus, the artwork is gorgeous!
Her entire shop is so beautifully organized. Her merchandising is thoughtful and everything comes together to create an joyful shopping experience. I couldn't help but document some of her displays for ideas to implement in my own home.
I couldn't get enough of the unique, hand-sewn earrings by a local designer. I purchased the green pair on the right. I'm also crushing on the big white posts.
With so many unique items, it's hard to pick just one piece! One thing I do love is the fact the prices vary. You can find stunning jewelry for $18 or $300. It all depends on how much you want to spend.
Now, let's talk about my favorite pieces...
I heard this royal blue clutch calling my name, especially for UK game day!
Without a doubt, I would add one of these bags to my fall collection. I think both would add a great pop of color.
My friend, Kelli, tried on this adorable grey top that was fashioned as a cape and we couldn't resist polishing her off with a statement necklace by Tara Lea Smith.
I was also drawn this colorful kimono. Pair it with a black tank, leggings, boots and a structured handbag and you have a comfy, but stylish outfit!
While browsing the selection, Courtney introduced me to the Abby Skinny pant by Liverpool. At first, I was afraid to see how much they would cost, but with a $78 price tag and a fabulous fit, they're hard to pass up.
I also couldn't resist trying on this girly jacket. With a great hood and a skirted fit, it was totally my style.
I scooped up this adorable peplum top off the "last chance" rack. With only one size left, I was a lucky girl to find a such great fit. I was also dying to try on this statement necklace, another unique piece by Tara Lea Smith.
I wanted to take home this Like Dreamers Do vegan leather moto jacket. I loved it so much that I made Kelli model it. I knew if I tried it on, I wouldn't take it off.
Overall, Curate Boutique is a must-see when visiting Hyde Park Square. We felt so fortunate to have the store's owner by our side helping us curate our own fall fashions. Today's post just hit the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the store's selection. To learn more about Courtney's curated collections, stop by her online shop or swing by in person.
You might also want to check out the recent interview she did for FashionCincy.com. After watching it, I scribbled down one important take-away. Courtney hit the mark on this one!
A special thanks to Courtney for opening her doors to our cameras and the Simply Sarah Style community!