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

Hi Ashli, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I always get compliments ​regarding my attire and how I carry myself as a curvy woman. I’m also the person that everyone comes to for fashion ideas. Finding plus-size clothing in different styles is not  accessed easily. My thought process was to start selling clothing that would make a woman feel sexy, classy and confident, all at the same time!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Being dedicated and determined got me where I am today. I can see my business growing in all aspects. Was it easy? Of course not… there are sleepless nights, early mornings,  and sometimes I got discouraged, but fashion is my passion and not just a hobby. I’ve learned so much since starting my business, from money management to customer service. Chars K Boutique provides high quality fashion for the everyday hard-working woman like me! Our exclusive​ garments are aligned with our vision of being a “CLASSY KONFIDENT BELLA!” Our style and exclusive statement pieces make us different from other boutiques.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Of course we would go to Trinity Groves which is ​the location of my favorite restaraunt, “Beto and Son’s. I love this place! Next, would be “Cake Bar” which is a popular dessert location in walking distance. I like to hangout on rooftop settings. I recommend you definitely check out “Sky Blossom”, located Downtown, ​the drinks are amazing!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Mother and Daughter

Website: www.charskboutique.com

Instagram: Charskboutique

Twitter: Chars K Boutique

Facebook: Chars K Boutique

Other: Tumblr: Chars K Boutique Snapchat: charskboutique

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutDFW is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.