OUTLOOK: Making Day Dreams a reality one look at a time

Published 4:00 am Sunday, November 6, 2022

A women’s boutique will be opening soon on Washington Street, and while there will be a variety of merchandise for sale, Vicksburg native Chelsea Whitfield said Day Dreams Boutique will also offer a welcoming atmosphere to all the ladies who shop there.

“The dream for our store is that everybody that walks through the door will feel accepted and loved and find something that makes them feel beautiful. And, a friendly place where you can connect with others,” Whitfield said.

Whitfield will be managing the boutique, located in the former Chopping Block storefront at 1502 Washington St. This store is the second of two boutiques her mother-in-law, Datha Whitfield, owns. The original Day Dreams Boutique is located in Birmingham, Ala.

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“My mother-in-law retired about 10 years ago, and it was always her dream to have a boutique and she knew it has been a dream of mine to have a boutique as well, because I love clothes and I love making other women feel beautiful about themselves,” Chelsea said. “We both have that heart for building confidence in other women.”

To achieve this goal of making all women feel beautiful, she said, Day Dreams Boutique will have something for everybody.

“It’s not going to gear toward one type or size,” she said.

In describing the style of clothing that will be sold at the boutique, Chelsea said most of it will be “dressy-casual to dressy” for ladies in their late 20s and older.

But that’s not saying teenagers won’t like the clothing, she said, explaining that Day Dreams Boutique will sell several different lines of clothing that range in price, but will still be affordable.

“We will also be carrying some plus sizes,” she said.

In addition to clothing, Chelsea said, the boutique will also offer accessories including shoes and jewelry.

Renovations on the facility are still underway, but Chelsea said Day Dreams Boutique is set to open soon.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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