Feature FRIYAY! The Chic Ave Sisters Jill and Krista

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Two other boss babes who inspire me daily and who are also being featured on Feature FRIYAY are the sisters from Chic Ave boutique! Their work ethic is incredible and the way they bring ladies together is fabulous! Get to know them each and more about their amazing boutique below!

Chic Avenue Boutique is a sister-owned and operated online boutique based in the Twin Cities, MN. We grew up loving shopping with our mom and supporting local businesses. We also have always been entrepreneurs. Not joking, we used to sell those handmade beaded alligators at the local library craft sales (#90skids). In July of 2015, we FINALLY took the leap of faith and brought this dream to life to create a light-hearted, genuine online boutique shopping experience. And so,  Chic Avenue Boutique was born. When you shop with us, we want it to feel like you’re shopping with your gal pals (even if from hundreds of miles away). 

Our mission at Chic Avenue Boutique is to provide women with C.H.I.C. styles for every day. For us, staying chic isn’t only about being stylish, but also creating happiness, inspiring confidence (C.H.I.C).

Whether heading to the office, chasing kiddos, hanging with your friends and family, or going out on the town, you’ll radiate in our styles like the gorgeous woman you are

Name/ nickname: Jillian/Jill/Jilly

Favorite fall fashion must-have:Booties!Favorite beauty must have:Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara

What is something you are truly passionate about?Being a positive person! I really want to make others feel good and spread that into the world through our business and my personal life. 

Favorite quote?”What if I fall? Oh, but darling, what if you fly?”

What are some of your hobbies? I love to read, biking and walking with my husband, visiting breweries, doing DIY projects!

If you were a drink what would you be? A good IPA!

Quick! You need a pump-up jam! What song is your go to?! X Gon Give It To Ya – Xhibit LOL but seriously

Who is someone who inspires you? My parents – both for different reasons. Dad is a great example of how to maintain humility and kindness while being successful in business and my mom is a genuinely kind person who could brighten anyone’s day.

Fall this or that:

Apple picking or hay ride:

Hayride

Bonfires or football games:

Football game then bonfire!

Trick or treating or pumpkin patch: 

Pumpkin Patch

Halloween or Thanksgiving: 

Halloween

Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown: 

Hocus Pocus!

Hot chococolate or Pumpkin Spice Latte: 

Hot Cocoa!

Carve pumpkins or make pumpkin pie:

Make pumpkin pie – I hate the pumpkin goop!

Corn maze or haunted house:

Neither – I’ll be by the caramel apples

Name/ nickname:
Krista, Kris – My mom and sister have a long list of names but I am always Krista to everyone else. 
Favorite fall fashion must have:
Animal Print  
Favorite beauty must have:
Mascara
What is something you are truly passionate about?
Connecting and inspiring women. 
Favorite quote?
“If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney
What are some of your hobbies?
Reading and crafting
If you were a drink what would you be?
Malibu pineapple or a Fireball shot. Both ends of the spectrum 🙂  
Quick! You need a pump up jam! What song is your go to?!
We are the champions
Who is someone who inspires you?
Ashley Alderson from the Boutique Hub

Fall this or that:

Apple picking or hay ride:
Apple Picking
Bonfires or football games:
Bonfires
Trick or treating or pumpkin patch:
Pumpkin Patch
Halloween or Thanksgiving:
Thanksgiving
Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown:
Hocus Pocus
Hot chocolate or Pumpkin Spice Latte:
Hot Chocolate
Carve pumpkins or make pumpkin pie:
Make Pumpkin Pie
Corn maze or haunted house:
Haunted House
Krista Vanderveren

Krista Vanderveren lives in Apple Valley, MN with her husband, Brad, and 3 children, Nick (7), Kylie & Kali (4). While always passionate about boutiques and fashion, her formal training is in education. She completed her undergraduate education at UW-River Falls and University of Minnesota and also has her Master’s Degree in Education from the College of St. Scholastica. Prior to working full-time for Chic Avenue Boutique she taught elementary level in various south metro schools.

An organized teacher at heart, Krista keeps the Chic Avenue Boutique ship running smoothly making sure orders are packed and shipped quickly, digging into the analytics and lots of behind-the-scenes work every day.

 

Jillian is the younger sister and lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, John and hound dog mix, Mitch. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in Health Education from the University of MN-Duluth and a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from the College of St. Scholastica. The boutique was actually launched while she was finishing her MBA back in 2015. Prior to working for Chic Avenue Boutique, she worked in sales and marketing for various CPG companies with a focus on retail.

The “ideas person”, Jillian is always brainstorming new ways for the boutique to grow and adapt. She thrives working with customers (extrovert through and through). She also does most of the branding/marketing work to keep everything looking sharp!

Find them @chicaveboutique

@jillkadkotz

@krista_chicaveboutique

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