As a young girl, there was a running joke in my family that was always said about me. People would comment, “Katie has always been into fashion from a young age.” It’s true though, I’ve always loved fashion and have had an eye for upcoming trends! Through grade school and even into college, fashion and accessorizing were what I did best!

As far back as I can remember, the dream of owning a boutique seemed enthralling. In junior high, I dreamt of owning a clothing boutique by the beach. The imagery of a warm ocean breeze, the hot summer sand, and a cute boutique seemed like pure bliss. When I entered college, I initially enrolled with the hope of becoming a fashion designer. However, like the fate of many uncertain college students, my life ended up going a completely different direction. Yet, the dream of owning a boutique never died.

Fast-forward to 2021, and I’m now a mom to three amazing kids. Simultaneously, a life changing event occurred when my children entered grade school. I again found myself rediscovering my passion for fashion and the dream of owning a boutique. Dreams have a mysterious way of coming and going, but this one never faded. While journaling one day, I was reminded of the inspirational quote, “Create a life you can’t wait to wake up to.” Not only did the quote represent my stage in life, but it awakened me to a new challenge. It inspired me to dust off my dream of the past and see it through to reality.

As I dreamt about this boutique, I envisioned a style that serves women of all body types and who live in between the “juniors” and “women’s” sections at the store. Maybe the junior section feels a little too young or the women’s section a bit too responsible. I envisioned a style for moms who work long days at home or in the office and who care tirelessly for kids. A boutique for women who want to remain both comfortable and stylish. A style that would allow moms to comfortably sit on the ground and play with their kids while feeling cute and put together.

Skye & Sage reflects the wisdom of motherhood and embraces the inner vibrancy of life. Skye & Sage is for mommas who want to be comfy, yet trendy. This is who I am, and this is Skye & Sage. A women’s boutique for the youthful at heart. Is that you? Well, you’ve found the right place!


Katie Sottile