Take a moment to soak in the radiating happiness that shines through Carrie’s smiling face in this gorgeous picture. We love a woman that spreads love to those around her and this is exactly what Carrie does through the Carrie Grace Shop and The Kindness Box. Not only that, but she will give you the perfect pep talk and make sure that you have the perfect accessory lined up to complete your outfit. Read on for inspiration from this one of a kind girlboss – also, join the necklace club, you can thank us later!
Tell us about yourself! What are the top five things we need to know?
- I am the biggest fan of pink. If something comes in pink, then I will snatch it right up!
- I believe that people are good. Yes, we are going to be messy and hard on each other. But at the end of the day I believe that people are good and want goodness for others.
- I used to be a school teacher. But I left the classroom because I realized I could potentially impact more people outside of a classroom than inside of it. But I do love the little ones!
- I haven’t met a stranger yet. I just call them “friends I haven’t met yet.”
- I wear tutus just for fun. Because who doesn’t want to twirl around and have a fun life.
You have the cutest logo, what was the inspiration for your logo and brand?
I have always loved pink so I wanted to make sure to incorporate it into my brand as much as possible. I also love the small little bows so when I went to get them designed, I explained both of those to the watercolor designer and she knocked it out of the ballpark. I believe that pink adds brightness and happiness to anything and I want to spread joy to others so it was a no brainer when it came to color schemes.
What have you learned as a twenty-something business owner?
I have learned to keep going. I think it’s so easy to give up or throw the towel in. Those are always going to be the easiest options. But there is something really great about pushing through the learning curves and hard moments until you have a breath through. That’s always my advice to other businesswomen: to just keep going and work through all the hard things.
We feel like your shop has the perfect accessory for every outfit. How do you pick what products to share in your shop?
I love bright colors. I feel like they make anyone feel alive. So I choose items that either encourage others or bring more color & life to an outfit. I want women to feel good in what they are wearing. So anything that can add to an outfit then I’m happy to sell in my shop!
We know you are a southern girl (and so are we), how does that inspire your work?
I love all things southern. The one thing I love about the South is the amount of kindness that is surrounding the culture. People are so welcoming and warm. I try to make sure that there is a level of warmth within my work and business that reflect the southern lifestyle of serving others well.
What word describes the twenty-something years?
Learning. I think the 20s are a time where you learn about yourself and others and it’s at time to grow into your own skin. I believe there is a real beauty in your 20s about growing up, trying new things, failing, and then trying some more.
What is your go-to outfit and accessory combo?
I’m such a dress girl. I love a good casual dress that you can down play for the work day and then dress up for an evening on the town. I typically wear pearls earrings and occasionally throw on a statement piece and rock a dress as often as I possibly can. A dress with pockets is a huge plus in my book!
Do you have a favorite quote? How does it tie into your life?
My favorite quote is, “always be kinder than necessary for everyone who meet is fighting a battle.” It has become my life motto and mantra. It’s how I view the world consistently reminding myself that people are either in a battle, going through a battle, or about to come across a battle.
When you are feeling frustrated with life, what do you do?
I go out and bless others. I’m a firm believer that we rise by lifting others up. We often underestimate other people’s pain and overestimate our own hardships. It’s helpful to step outside ourselves and be reminded that
How do you unwind at the end of the week?
I have a Friday night tradition: I typically eat pizza, ice cream, and unwind. Sometimes I’ll text or write letters to people who impacted me throughout the week. I’m an extrovert by nature, but I think a night in once and awhile is super important.
What else should we know?
I’m a firm believer in counting your blessings. I write 5 things down every night that I’m thankful for. It changes the attitude of heart to be thankful for all the things I have.