We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittani Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brittani, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
On December 1st, 2019, I gave birth to my first-born son, and was forced to say goodbye to him the very same day due to his trisomy 13 condition. I struggled daily with my identity and self-worth. I went through a horrible postpartum depression, and then shortly after gave birth to my second son. I was in complete crisis and had no direction. I felt so guilty about the “baby that survived” and struggled to find purpose. It was like I was able to inspire everyone but myself. I always tell people that my business was born out of survival. I had to find a why, I needed to find a reason to get up every morning and keep going. Out of that pain and desperation B. A.D (Beautiful Ambitious Divas) Boutique was born. And what’s been so amazing, is as I have healed and grown so has my business. It has evolved into a brand that promotes mental health wellness, selfcare, self-awareness. And overall beauty of Ambitious divas Everywhere.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Iv always been creative and artsy. I design fashion and can’t wait to start offering some custom pieces in my boutique. I love to decorate and throw events, and I love interior design. So, it was only right that I have a career doing something artsy where I could showcase my creativity daily.

I believe that the uniqueness of my story and drive sets me apart from other boutiques. I have always loved everything fashion. But when I had my sons, my search to love what I saw on the outside, changed my view of fashion and the importance of it. I found that the right top could change a person’s whole mood or how they feel about themselves. So, it became my mission to provide every day, every occasion fashion that could not only enhance outward beauty and feel good but also promote individuality, and expression through clothes. Everyday fashion for Beautiful Ambitious Divas.

I got to where I am today with God, Consistency and remaining humble. It was so hard to juggle being a new mom, wife and business owner, in the beginning. I’m not even going to lie; I still struggle a great deal with staying on task once I’m in mommy/ wife mode. While my family comes first no matter what, I had to program myself to think of my business as a baby that needs my attention daily also. It then became easier to make time for my business, and to prioritize my own self-care and mental health so that I could be my best for both.

Iv learned Give yourself grace! Today there might be a long list of these you cannot complete. Sales you didn’t make and deals you might lose out on. The great thing about it is tomorrow brings about a new opportunity to accomplish new things and start fresh. I realized that the person that is the hardest on me, is ME. I am my worst critic. I could have a sick baby at home, clothes everywhere and I choose to clean up instead of working on my business, and I beat myself up about it. But I’m learning to give myself grace. I’m learning that my day-to-day accomplishments and success might not look like the 20-year-old business owner with no children or a family, and that ok, its still a productive and successful day.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to God, he IS MY EVERYTHING! So many days when I know I’m dog tired, bags under my eyes and no inspiration or will to create content or even be social for social media, I know its nobody but GOD that keeps me going. I’m learning that every business will have ups and downs. I celebrate my ups and lean into God during my down seasons and know that he has plans to prosper me and not to see me fail.

Also Shoutout to my husband. He believed and invested in me , when no one else did and for that I am forever grateful. He is my biggest supporter and my personal cheerleader. He gets up daily and does for our family so that I can chase my dreams and be the business owner I am today. Thank you for everything my love.

Website: www.badboutiqueandbeauty.com

Instagram: _badboutiqueandbeauty

Image Credits
Photographer : Candace Harris

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