A little back story on me and my boutique: After college, I embarked on an exciting, fast-paced fashion industry career path and absolutely loved being able to shape and influence numerous corporate retailers and boutiques. As long as I could remember, I had dreamed of starting my own shop, but that’s all it was: a dream.
In the midst of my ambitious career pursuits, life and love happened as well. After a few cross-country relocations for my husband’s employer and the ever-increasing "mom duties" for our growing daughter, it was time for me to reevaluate my calling. Inspired by the idea that professional career women and supermoms don't suddenly lose their wanderlust and desire for free-spirited fashion, the idea for Makaila James started to take shape. My two passions—all things fashion and all things tropical—suddenly seemed to collide in the most beautiful way.

FAQ: Why the name Makaila James? It’s kind of a combination of the two people I love most in this life. My personal support system, our gorgeous and energetic daughter, Keilyn Makaila, and my wonderful loving husband, Bucky James, are my daily inspiration to do what I love and share it with all of you.

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