I’m Kayla, and welcome to the Elitaire Boutique Blog! The purpose of this blog is to give you more of a behind-the-scenes look in to Elitaire Boutique and what our style here is all about. “Perfecting the Art of Timeless Fashion for Today’s Modern Women” has been Elitaire’s motto from day one, and I’m a firm believer that fashion can be classic and sophisticated while also being exciting and a lot of fun! Fashion, in my opinion, is the highest form of art: it has design, architecture and art all wrapped in to one, so put on your favorite lipstick and mix it up a bit; we’ve got a lot to talk about!
A little about myself: I moved to Huntsville, Alabama from Atlanta after interning and working for a global fashion magazine in 2010. While that was so much fun and an amazing opportunity, it wasn’t as effortlessly fabulous and sprinkled with sparkle as it’s translated in the movies. I loved styling and writing about fashion on the daily, but opening a boutique had been my ultimate dream since I was 17 years old. Well, that was 13 years ago (you can do the math there!) and in October of 2016 with the help of my amazing husband, friends and family, Elitaire Boutique opened it’s doors! It’s been an incredible, crazy ride so far and there’s so much more I can’t wait show you!
A few other well-known things about me: I’ve never met a classic movie that I didn’t like, (Hello Gene Kelly and Robert Redford!) and I adore anything Audrey Hepburn (you’ll see a lot of her in our clothes throughout this blog and in our store). But what I love most about her is that even though we view her style as classic in today’s world, she was actually very fashion forward for her time. She started trends instead of repeating what was already popular. That’s why you’ll see me mix our everyday classic items with more fashion forward, eclectic ones! Keeping with that same theme, you’ll also hear me refer to style icon Olivia Palermo on the regular. In my opinion, she is our modern day Audrey; maintaining a classic wardrobe while also keeping it interesting. Also, she is the ultimate #girlboss.
I currently live in Huntsville with my amazing husband and our fabulous diva-cat, Harper’s Bazaar. (You may see her pop up every now and then on Elitaire’s Insta-Stories!) She’s like Cat from Breakfast at Tiffany’s except with an attitude. My husband and I are both Huntsville transplants and have fallen in love with this fabulous city! We’re eternally grateful to play a small roll in Downtown Huntsville, so pop on in and say hello next time you’re close by! I would love to meet you!
XO – Kayla
Photos by Trisha Gwin Stacey