ABOUT CHLOE + LOIS
I know you want to know, so here it is: Chloe is my Yorkshire terrier and Lois is my late grandmother.
I am a dog lover and i was given my love for jewelry from my grandmother lois. she would always buy me jewelry, she always wore jewelry and would never leave home without it. As an avid QVC shopper, Lois had me decked out in Diamonique jewelry when I was a pre-teen. She also bought a christmas ham from QVC one year, but i'll save that story for another time.
My passion to create and start my own line was sparked in 2017 after my Husband and I got engaged in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (my favorite place in the world).
The day after our engagement we set out for some shopping in the "9 Straatjes" (the nine streets) and that was when I walked into a boutique and immediately fell in love with the beauty and simplicity of what I was discovering to be Dutch minimalist jewelry. Within 5 minutes I thought for sure that I had found the earrings that my bridesmaids and I would wear on my wedding day. If I was going to gift them earrings, It was important that they were versatile- I wanted them to be able to rock them on the dance floor at my wedding and also behind their desk at work.
At this point, we hadn't been engaged for 24 hours, so I figured It would be best to "pump the breaks" until I explored other options, so I purchased a pair of earrings for myself and returned back to the United States on a quest to find something similar and I had no luck.
I tracked down the Owner of the Dutch jewelry line via the internet and ordered the remaining pairs that I needed from the Netherlands and had them shipped to New York- pretty extreme, huh?
Armed with a "can do" attitude and a sketch pad full of sketches that looked like a four year old drew them (but a 33 year old did), I decided to start my own line. Because I figured, If I wanted something that didn't exist, I should just create it. I set out to create a line consisting of dainty, unique pieces that were not only versatile but also built for everyday wear.
This story is really about a series of doors that continued to close for me in Corporate America and my "glow up" if you will (that's what all the kids are saying these days, right?!) and how one day, instead of accepting closed doors; I decided to build my own door...paint it pink, and call it Chloe + Lois.
I haven't looked back since.
chloe + lois started in August 2018 as a side hustle when I was working in Corporate America.
It was an odd time in my life. I experienced so many "shut doors" when I attempted to advance my corporate career and I grew tired of having others hold me back. I felt like my fate was in the hands of someone else and I didn't like it. I always liked my job, but to be frank, I never really loved it. I was always good at what I did but I didn't exactly feel fulfilled.
I wanted to build a brand that encompassed my passion for jewelry and to positively impact women near and far.
Here we are a little over a year past the launch of Chloe + Lois and this business has changed my life, due to the overwhelming support that I receive from those who believe in my mission. In just one short year I have been able to leave my Corporate job behind and I fully commit myself to serving my customers. I have found my calling.
I am honored to be apart of so many Wedding days, and that so many of you choose to spend your hard earned money to support my dream.
The reason that I feel its so important to tell my story is because I believe that there are tons of other women out there who felt the exact same way that I did. I want to tell you that there is a reason for everything in this crazy life. My wish for you is that you see every set back in life as an opportunity to receive something better. I promise you. Never settle or forget your worth. You are limitless and you need to believe it.