The Minimalist Chic offers custom handcrafted, limited edition accessories, made to uplift & inspire, while encouraging daily wellness habits. Our goal is to create intentional designs with built-in versatility that provides more style options in one & helps you to eliminate clutter!
I'm Samantha Montgomery, owner, designer and maker of The Minimalist Chic Boutique!
(Originally The Boutique Life)
I started the Boutique to create what I've always looked for, classic accessories that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are timeless, useful and versatile.
BEAUTY : THE PAST
Born in the Bronx to West African parents and partially raised in Monrovia, Liberia, I fell in love with bold textiles at an early age. I watched in awe as the women and men in my family transformed in their traditional African wear with regal elegance and unquestionable confidence. There is an uplifting effect that comes from these bold vibrant prints!
FUNCTION: THE BEGINNING
~The "clutter" Issue~
When I began designing my accessories, along with the intention to uplift and celebrate individuality, I wanted to address two issues that both contribute to stress..
2nd. Excessive spending
From the moment I received my first paycheck I began collecting... shoes, earrings and of course purses. I bought multiples of similar items because I wanted more options! Most of those bags I hardly ever used but dragged around with me from home to home, closet to closet! What a waste of money!!
I also noticed the bad habits I was creating with the bags I did use and the heaviness I carried around with me each day! They would weigh me down as I continued to fill them with everything I thought I needed simply because.. there was still space. I had constant neck, shoulder and back pain from all the clutter I carried.
I had already begun learning about various minimalist lifestyles before the boutique and so much of it resonated with me! I remembered I once use to carry the tiniest wristlet and felt fully prepared for the day! Lipstick, keys, ID, cash, card.. done!
This taught me how important Design and Intention are in contributing to & allowing healthy new habits to form!!!
I then began incorporating the lessons I learned through minimalism into my designs.
Allow The Minimalist Chic Boutique to add more
Beauty, Function & Bliss to your life!
More Style, Less Clutter❣️
~The Minimalist Chic
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