Meet The Ladies Behind Shop Mondays

Shop Mondays

I was lucky enough to meet the lovely ladies behind the online clothing boutique, Shop Mondays. Olivia and Sara are two besties that share a passion for fashion (lol sorry I had to) and are seriously two of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met! I am so excited to share with y'all a little interview to not only introduce you to my new favorite place to shop, Shop Mondays, but to also help you get to know the boss babes behind the clothes a little bit better!


What is the story behind Shop Mondays? 
Sara and I share the same Apparel Marketing degree from Kansas State University and the same passion for the industry. We both have had years of experience which gave us the courage to venture out on our own. We loved the idea of providing fashion for babes just like us and a business that can grow with us, that is not limited to where we live. We spent a lot of time studying and researching how to best do that and felt good about launching an online shopping experience. It’s all the fun of owning your own business but with a lot less of the retail hours and overhead stress. Plus, online is the direction the industry is going so we felt it was a perfect option for us!

How would you describe Shop Monday's style?
Easy to wear pieces with trendy splashes of color, textures, prints and patterns 

What has been Shop Mondays biggest milestones/accomplishment? ​ 
That we were able to grow enough to have a self-sustaining business for the better part of our first year of being open and were able to pull a little baby profit.

MEET OLIVIA

How would you describe your personal style? 
I would say my personal style is simple with a trendy twist. I lean towards comfortable pieces that are easy to wear repeatedly. I’m big on trendy details so that the entire piece won’t go out of style too fast. I’m sucker for a good pair of ripped jeans, anything neutral colored and some fun texture. 

Who is your style icon? 
Hmmm… I don’t have a specific style icon per say but rather find inspiration from Pinterest and from scouring fashion/blogger Instagram’s. Those are the two medias I spend most (if not all) of my time on. 

What is your favorite items on the website right now? 
(That’s SO hard to choose just one item!) I’m going to have to pick our ‘Roam ICT T-shirt’. We have always had a goal of creating something for men and women and to celebrate our home town and I love how it turned out. I think another reason why it’s my favorite is because of the company we work with who prints and creates the shirt for us. GO Exchange is a global orphan care ministry headquartered local to us in Kanas City, Missouri. 100% of the company’s profits go to help care for orphaned and abandoned children. It’s awesome to be able to give back in a creatively connected way. (PLUS it’s so comfy) 

What is one word you would use to describe Sara? 
Hilarious/Clever/Whitty 

What is your favorite thing about Sara? 
Her ability to make me crack up at any given time. We have similar humor and she always has something clever to say for any situation we are in or experience.

MEET SARA:

How would you describe your personal style? 
My personal style consists of investment pieces in neutral colors paired with more affordable trendy accessories. If I am going to splurge, I always buy something in black. It's SO easy to build an outfit around a black statement piece and I love adding little twists each season to my classic pieces. 

Who is your style icon? 
I really love Olivia Palermo. She has amazing street style and she isn't afraid to repeat her fave pieces in her wardrobe in a new and fresh way! 

What is your favorite items on the website right now? 
Right now I love our Bad Girl Black Legging. It's got ripped knees and an elastic waistband (gotta love that!) I have been wearing them with anything from sneakers to booties to strappy heels. You just can't go wrong with a simple black pant! 

What is one word you would use to describe Olivia? 
Olivia is kind. 

What is your favorite thing about Olivia? 
Olivia has a great creative perspective and is a constant encouraging presence in my life! Which is so important to our business.


If y'all saw my Instagram post last week, you saw the exciting news! These lovely ladies named the dress I am wearing after me!! I proudly bring to you, The Kelsey! How gorgeous is the pattern?! I absolutely love the florals, and the cut of the dress is stunning! If you buy one dress this season, it should be The Kelsey! ;)

Make sure you follow along on Sara and Liv's journey!

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Thanks so much for reading! xo

22 comments:

  1. Love The Kelsey! - also, always fun to learn more about the writers and stylists behind a blog/shop!

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  2. Such a gorgeous group of ladies!

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  3. You ROCK that Kelsey Dress (:

    Thanks for the blog my dear! Loved reading it

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  4. Y'all are so cute in these pictures! I love your dress and think I have to check out this shop now!

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    1. Aren't they just the sweetest gals?! You are going to LOVE their shop! xo

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  5. you all look so beautiful! your dress is my favorite! love the style and the pattern :) xoxo, Stefanie / Accordingtoblaire.com

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  6. First of all, these photos are the cutest! You girls are absolutely gorgeous! It was really fun to learn more about their company and about the owners themselves. I always love digging in a little deeper to the story behind the brands!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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    1. Isn't it just the best?! That's what gave me inspiration to write this post- it's always so much fun to hear a little bit more about the people behind the computer! xo

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  7. Seriously Kelsey, I am in love with the Kelsey!! Aside from it being so cool, it is such a gorgoeus dress. This shot came out beautifully. Going to check out their store now!

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  8. Absolutely love these dresses! The prints are gorgeous and loved hearing more about the brand!

    Have a great week!

    xo, Steph
    www.urbanblonde.com

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  9. This is absolutely stunning Kelsey! I love this..I wanna go to Shop Mondays! And I love the Kelsey!!

    xo, Amanda | www.thegoldengirldiary.com

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  10. What a fun feature! These pictures are STUNNING! Love your outfits!

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  11. What a fabulous post idea!! I love these images and what boss ladies you all are!! Love their little shop!! You ladies look AMAZING! XO

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  12. love the outfit! you all look stunning xx

    https://zunera-serena.com/

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  13. Such stunning and motivating women! Congrats on making a profit in your first year! xx

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    1. Aren't they just the best!! So inspiring! xo

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  14. Ya'll look like sisters! I love that dress Kelsey!

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  15. This is a fun post and you all look beautiful!

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  16. I am just loving these photos, they are so beautiful and so are you ladies! SO cool to see who they are!

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