Meet the Creator
Hi there! Welcome, and thanks so much for checking out the site! I do hope you like what you see and stick around, but first, let me introduce myself.
My name is Chelsey, I’m currently based in San Antonio, Tx and I am the creator of this wonderful site you’ve stumbled upon today! I launched Venti Fashion in November 2013 as a way to further expand my creative outlet.
I had a personal blog back in the “good old days” of the 2008-2012 blog era, but I decided to rebrand and share my daily outfits after landing my first corporate job in the financial industry after working in retail throughout high school and college. I was navigating my way through the “business casual” world for the first time, so the rebrand felt like the beginning of a new chapter.
How I Got Started
Back in 2008, blogging was much more personal and focused on the creator’s life. We’d share our colorful eye makeup and casual college outfits on a point-and-shoot camera, long before DSLRs became the standard. My, how times have changed.
I have always been a creative person with a love for fashion, so I went to college with the mindset of launching my own fashion business in the future. What exactly did I want that fashion business to be? I couldn’t tell you at the time, but I knew I had the creative side down…I just needed the business skillset.
In 2010, I graduated from college with a BBA in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship. With some of the money I received from graduation, I purchased my very first DSLR camera–a Nikon D3000. (Photography runs in my family and they all use Nikon so I certainly wasn’t going to break the unintentional family tradition. Nikon or bust!)
A Peek Inside My Work Background
On the blog front, I continued to snap pictures of my outfits when I had free time after graduating. Career-wise, I was fresh out of college, actively searching for full-time employment, and working part-time at GUESS–still one of my favorite jobs I’ve held. There, I had the opportunity to help open a new store location and assist the visual merchandiser with styling the storefront mannequins to attract customers. I fell in love with the visual merchandising side of retail and began searching for entry-level management positions, keen on the act of styling looks.
I got hired at Hollister as a manager-in-training and worked as an assistant manager at 3 of the A&F family of stores (Hollister, Abercrombie Kids, and Abercrombie & Fitch) before ultimately reaching the point where I felt it was time to leave the demanding world of retail. Retail life is hard and demanding, y’all. Everyone should work in the service industry early in life–it teaches you a lot about patience, empathy, boundaries, and knowing your self-worth. After switching over to the corporate world, Venti Fashion became my sole style outlet since I was no longer surrounded by clothes each day.
The Venti Fashion Mission
In recent years, I have transformed Venti Fashion into a style hub with the goal of inspiring the working woman.
You don’t need a bottomless budget or an endless wardrobe to put together beautiful outfits. With Venti Fashion, I aim to educate and inspire women so they can learn how to define their personal style and curate a modest wardrobe filled with essentials that can mix and mingle together. Whether you shop at discount stores, luxury stores, or somewhere in between, you can revamp your wardrobe to its fullest potential. A designer price tag doesn’t equal style, and neither does the act of just throwing on a trend. On Venti Fashion, I share tips to help women incorporate trends without losing their personal style in the process.
Of course, there is more to life than beauty and fashion. On the site, you will also find outfit pictures for inspiration coupled with content surrounding travel, life, and wellness. I want to empower women to live a well-balanced life so they have the confidence from within, but have the outfit to match.