Before opening a store in the mall, the back of my car served as my boutique. My quest for success took me around the community in search of customers to purchase my quality clothing. The determination that I illustrated increased my popularity. Ultimately, my desire was to have a store in the mall, and when my pastor told me that a store named Helen’s Boutique was on the market, I knew that this was my chance. Seizing the opportunity and purchasing Helen’s Boutique, catapulted me into achieving a larger store, this time to provide clothing for men. Recognizing the need to serve both male and female clientele, I merged the fashions from Helen’s Boutique to cater to our community. K&J Clothing was born. I am a true Cinderella story, from the cramped space of my car, to having an aesthetically pleasing store in Tutu Park Mall. Passion, faith and determination are what motivated this Middle School girl, who used to daydream about success. Now, look at the woman I am today.