This week's Babe Watch is dedicated to another boss babe that I met in a business community: Lindsay Stamper from Dallas & Dottie, a Metro-Detroit Michigan online clothing boutique that was established in 2015. Lindsay has an electrifying personality that draws you into her world immediately. She has the sweetest smile and her style is so on-point. I couldn't wait to feature her amazing business and talk about all she has to offer!
The Dallas and Dottie website hosts some of the cutest clothing, accessories, and shoes. I personally love their great accessories and fun graphic tees. They also earn bonus points in my book because they offer their size-inclusive D&D Curve Collection for plus-size babes looking to snag some cute items! As a lady who knows the woes of plus-size shopping for cute and stylish pieces, let me tell you that when you find a small boutique who sells plus pieces they are cherished and valued. Being inclusive is pretty great, am I right?!
Another cool feature of Dallas & Dottie is their D&D Style Box which is like a subscription box of sorts. Basically, you can go onto their site and browse their boxes, then you select a box from their variety of box options (all of them are great btw...), and that's all there is to it! Once you receive your box, if you make a video of your unboxing and tag them, they even send you a coupon towards your next box. I love this concept so much and am so impressed when I see small businesses offering these great custom services!
Want to learn more about Lindsay, Owner of Dallas and Dottie? Keep reading...
Your Business / Service Name(s)
D&D / Dallas & Dottie
What is Your Website? Insta Handle? (Or However Else We Can Find You!)
FB: Dallas & Dottie Boutique
FB VIP Group Page: Dallas & Dottie Boutique VIP
Why Did You Decide To Start Your Business?
My dreams began to take action when I decided to get my degree in Fashion & business at WMU. In high school and college I worked retail jobs that shaped my decision and love for entrepreneurship. At the time Instagram and Amazon were just starting to really take off. Owning a brick and mortar was the "way." During this time I worked management in retail, got married and began planning to open up an online/pop-up shop (was also a new concept 5 years ago! Scary!) I was ready to chase my dream! But honestly I feel like you're never really "ready" you just gotta go for it and trust your gut.
Do You Have a Blog, Podcast, or Youtube Channel? Tell Us About It!
At D&D we offer an elevated style box service! We wanted to better serve our customers by enhancing their closets with a full outfit and accessories included- so fun and unique!
Our boxes are launched bi-monthly and we also offer a Mystery Box with a Style Quiz!
To check it out find us here!
What Is The Best Advice You Can Give to A Woman Starting Her Business Venture?
Remember to give yourself grace on the new business journey! You will be learning so much about your business and you! Make sure you document all your wins even if they seem small! You will be so glad you did when you look back on your journey! Invest in a tribe of women that get you and understand your goals. Collaboration over Competition!
What Is Something Most People Don't Know About You?
I'm a tom-boy at heart! I love to wake board and play sports.
What Does Your Typical Day Look Like?
I'm a wife, mom, and business owner so my day is pretty packed! But I'm grateful I have two people that help me with my business to keep things organized and running smoothly. In the mornings I'm spending time with my kiddos and getting them ready for the day ahead. The afternoon is my focused time of work so I can concentrate on the things that generate revenue for D&D. Evenings I'm making dinner and spending time with my family - what fills my cup up the most!
Who Are Some Women That Inspire You? (Globally and Locally)
My mom and mother-in-law, I strive to be like them! They love big and have worked so hard in their lives!
Tori Gerbig - Owner of Pink Lily Boutique / She's down to earth and has such a great business story, I encourage you to follow her!
All my tribe business/boutique friends! I love the community we have!
What Was One Huge Business Flop or Problem That You Had to Endure and How Did You Handle That?
I think mine was overbuying a couple years ago, but wasn't present enough on social media and relying on shows and events! Now looking back I needed to be in all money making avenues!
What Accomplishment Are You Most Proud Of?
Doing what I love and now being able to build on that! It was a scary decision to chase my dream almost 5 years ago, without knowing the outcome. And now i'm so glad I did!
What Do You Do For Self Care?
Retinol LOL but no joke and working out- even if it's just going on a walk with my family. Trying to always stay active and healthy!
What Jobs Did You Work Before You Created Your Business? Tell Us Your Journey.
Oh man so much retail!
My first job was my senior year of high school, I worked at Eddie Bauer
First year of college I worked at Talbots which taught me the most about customer service and getting a high quality item that brings women joy!
I've worked at Meijer for a college internship in their corporate soft-lines area College
Junior/Senior year: Banana Republic and Hallmark
After College White House Black Market in management
Ford Corp: Data Analysis
Give Us Five Fun Facts About You!
1. I love to garden - its my hobby!
2. I'm left handed
3. I have two boys, 3 and 16 months- they keep me busy!
4. We have our own D&D clothing brand, I launch a collection once year
5. Give me all the coffee - I love anything from Starbucks
What Sign Are You? Are You Into Astrology?
Aquarius - Not really but, at least I know my sign! Ha!
Do You Know Your Enneagram? If So, What Is It?
I'm an enneagram 3 and I think its overall pretty accurate!
What One Word Represents You Most.
I'd say Zealous! I have a lot of energy and I try to do my best in all areas of life / it doesn't always work like that but I'm always eager and passionate to do it!
What is Your Favorite The Posh Shop Co Product?
So many things!! Currently I'm in love with the Prism tote bag and travel case! I own a few coffee mugs and they are life for starting my day right and giving me all the positive vibes!