TODAY ON LIVING IN GRACE & STYLE’S GRACEFUL GLANCE
Good afternoon my Living In Grace & Style readers! Today is Monday which means it is time to introduce y’all to another amazing Graceful Glance Interview! I am really excited about today’s interviewee! I love when you meet someone and you just click! That is exactly how it is with this boutique owner. She is simply amazing and has a heart of gold and I actually can not wait to meet her in person. Haha! Her story is so inspiring and we hope it inspires all of you! So with that let me proudly introduce today’s interviewee owner of the Ritzy Gypsy Boutique Cara Little.
(Cara and her husband/ Cara is rocking those amazing Ritzy Gypsy Boots!)
H: How did you come up with the name Ritzy Gypsy Boutique?
C: The name all came about one day when I was talking to my husband about what I would call it. I said something with Gypsy because our friends call us rodeo gypsy’s because we love to be on the road going to the next rodeo, or going anywhere really. Then all of a sudden he said Ritzy, so there it was Ritzy Gypsy.
(I love it! I love when it just pops up like that!)
H: How long have you had your boutique?
C: I am going on 2.5 years!
H: What or who inspired you to start Ritzy Gypsy Boutique?
C: I always knew I wanted to be a business owner. My mom owned a few successful businesses when I was growing up. Her main one was a feed/western store. She had that one for 16 years so I pretty much grew up there. I used to love going to market with my parents as a child. I knew one day I would own my own business, it was always a dream of mine. You know, God says He will give us the desires of our heart, He really does!!
(Yes He truly does! I love that you followed your heart and never gave up on your dream!)
H: Did you have to seek any advice from anyone to get started?
C: My dad is very business minded so I picked his brain quite a bit.
H: Who has been your biggest supporter?
C: My precious husband. He never discourages and always supports me and cheers me on no matter how crazy the idea may be, and believe me I have some crazy ones!
(Cara and her beautiful family all dressed up look snazzy!)
H: What inspired you design your one of kind Ritzy Gypsy Boots?
C: My boots are a true work of the heart. There is just something about vintage cowboy boots. When I am looking for a pair to design I might look through 50 pair and I know the exact ones I want. I love how they feel when I am working with them. That worn leather, and that leather smell is inspirational to me. I never know what exactly I am going to do until I sit down to work on them and the design just comes to me. And oh the stories they could tell if they could talk.
(Wow I truly love that Cara! It’s like they already have a story and a past but then you pick them up and give them new life and a beginning to a new story! I simply love that! Almost like what Jesus did for us so many years ago!)
(I might be smally obsessed with this pair of boots right here ladies and gentlemen!)
H: What challenges have you faced and how did God help you get through them?
C: Obviously being a rodeo/home school mom, wife, ministry leader and business owner is challenging. Trying to balance it all is very difficult I couldn’t do it without God. And when doubts creep in from the enemy saying I can’t do it, or I am going to fail I just lean on what God has led me too and seen me through and know I have to keep going. I see Him work in every aspect of my business.
(Cara’s amazing kids Rodeo Ready!)
H: What is a scripture did you stand on or are standing on while building your business?
C: “Many women do noble things but you surpass them all” Proverbs 31:29
“God causes all things to work for the good of those who love Him, those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
H: What is some advice would you give someone who is just starting a new business?
C: Never give up! It will not be easy but if this is your dream, keep going and never quit! Pray and ask God for wisdom, seek Him and He will be there.
H: Cara is there anything special on your heart that you would like to share with our readers today?
C: I think all women no matter size, shape, or color should feel absolutely beautiful! God created each of us to be exactly who we are, no one else. I want to create designs that do just that. Make women feel confident and beautiful. I work with an outreach ministry and we rescue and rehabilitate underage girls who have been victims of sex trafficking. They have been through unimaginable things, My calling in that is to show them that no matter what they have been through, God made them to be exceptional and amazing. He can make all things new and we are beautiful and perfect in His eyes. My theme is Be Uniquely You!
(Cara you are truly just amazing and so very inspiring to many people including myself! I will be praying for you and all of the girls.)
(Being Uniquely Cara & I simply love it & her style! Click here to order her amazing Bolo)
H: How would you describe your personal style?
C: Boho/ Western. Can I just say I am loving seeing the 70’s styles coming back. Bell bottoms, bell sleeve tops, floral patterns…I adore them!
(Girl me too!)
H: What is your favorite go to outfit or style?
C: A great pair of skinny jeans, Ritzy Gypsy Boots, a cute graphic tee and lots and lots of my jewelry! Oh and one of my buckles too. I am definitely a blue jean loving girl so flare jeans and cowboy boots are a main go to also.
(Yes girl yes! Ps I Love your Ritzy Gypsy tee line especially this one!)
(Click her to see more!)
H: What’s your fashion weakness?
C: Oh wow I have a few huge weaknesses. Jeans, shoes and makeup, these are really obsessions of mine I must admit.
(Haha I think you just summed most of mine up in this as well!)
H: Who is someone you look up to fashion wise?
C: Cher from the 70’s definitely. She had the coolest style. Furs, bell bottoms, squash blossoms, she had an amazing boho style that I love!
H: What is a 1 piece of advice you could offer readers about fashion before we wrap things up?
C: If you like it, wear it! You should never worry about what anyone thinks about what you are wearing. If it makes you feel good and confident, go for it!
I truly love it! Haha See readers don’t you agree a heart of gold right! Cara thank you so very much for taking the time to be a part of our blog series. I am truly grateful for you to share your Grace and Style with us today! I am defifintly adding you boots to my want list that seems to be every growing as well as praying for y’all’s ministry with the girls. You are truly a world changer girl! I hope y’all enjoyed this interview just as much as I did!!