In August 2016, I started an accessories business with my friend just two months after I had my daughter Kayla. Since I still had a full time job even after having my daughter, it was difficult to leave her everyday. I would then come home to spend little time with her as my job required me to work non stop 24/7. There was no work/family balance which was stressful and not good for my health. Starting my own business made me realize that I enjoyed working for myself instead of my office job for the past 5 years.
For those of you that know me, I'm not a person like my husband who grew up business minded and is an aspiring Entrepreneur. While for me, I'm totally different as I like to be steady and safe. I loved my job as it had a good career potential, but I also hoped that one day I can stay home with my kids.
Whenever I see a piece of clothing that I liked in a shop, I would think that its too expensive. I would tell my husband that I wish I could own a business where I can sell clothing that I liked at a more affordable price so that others like me who are more frugal and price sensitive would be able to purchase beautiful quality clothing for less. He asked me, "Why don't you just start one with your own brand?
With his support and encouragement, I quit my full time job in May 2017 and started my own brand. Finally in September 2017, my clothing brand KLEA launched. While I'm six months pregnant with our second child, I know my life would get even busier. I decided to follow my dreams, my heart and take a leap of faith to work on this new business. The goal of my brand is to provide styles that can be worn during pregnancy and into motherhood and beyond. I can't wait to help you find the perfect look for any occasion through one simple, enjoyable online experience.