I am Opp Att Boutique. I design and create handmade earrings inspired by my environment, and a curated collection of new and retro-inspired clothes as well as other accessories. Opp Att is abbreviated for Opposites Attract.
I often ask myself, “How does my personality determine my style?” and “How does personality determine your style?” This question determines the type of earrings I design and the clothing styles I pair. Opp Att supports helping others find their style or trying a new style or finding personal accessories that makes a statement all while feeling comfortable, beautiful, and worthy. If you can’t find something at their store, then find other Black owned accessory companies.
I am based online, my new website will launch in August 2021. I also do pop-ups at markets and events in Oklahoma City. Since I get to meet most of my customers in person I’m always looking for ways to level up my pop-up to get my brand and style across to my customer.
I took a chance and started my business in June 2020 during my summer break as a teacher due to my intuition. This opportunity felt right at that time and I did not want to miss the opportunity. Year after year, I knew at some point in my life I would own and operate a business. Now, that I have this business, I have the opportunity to create and bring a different style to Oklahoma City. I want to encourage black women and children they too can own and grow a business. After finding out recently through research, I discovered there is currently 1 black-owned retail part book store in Oklahoma City. This motivated me to make a change and become the 2nd black retail store in Oklahoma City.
I design and create earrings and source new and retro-inspired clothing for my boutique. Born and raised in Oklahoma City. Starting at an early age, I remember always styling my clothes, dolls, drawing outfits, and making bracelets. I even received my first sewing machine at 9 years old. To this day I realized I love being creative and being able to share my art and styles with others.
I graduated college with a Bachelor in Science. I’m a full-time elementary teacher and an entrepreneur. Since the beginning of Opp Att Boutique in June 2020, I have worked on finding my crowd, saving and reinvesting my earnings, learning by experience and research from other boutique owners. I started with making a variety of jewelry, knotted turbans, and baby accessories. Soon, I discovered clay jewelry. From there, I added a collection of new and recycled clothes. In the 1 year and 2 months that I’ve been operating, I can finally see my brand and style coming to life all with the support of my customers.
Since the beginning of Opp Att, I have inspirations to learn more about fashion and design.
Now, that I’m able to connect the dots, I’ve concluded this is my passion. Styling, designing/creating, and owning a storefront. I am proud to support local second-hand clothing stores and being a part of my community of local businesses. I look forward to giving back to my community by hosting jewelry-making classes for children and adults and donating clothes and accessories to local organizations in my community: Our Sisters Closet OKC and Dress for Success.