Hey everyone! My name is Caitlyn, but all my friends call me Cait. I am the owner of It's CompliCaited! My store is located in the small little beach town of Chincoteague Island, VA.
As long as I can remember, I have always had a love and appreciation for fashion. After I graduated High School, I decided to pursue a Bachelor's Degree for Fashion Merchandising and Design at Virginia Tech. (Alexa Play Enter Sandman by Metallica) GO HOKIES!!
I was so excited to go away to college and pursue my dreams of working in the fashion industry. After 4 years of hard work and studying I, like many other students, found myself graduating....in a living room......during THE PANDEMIC. It was honestly just completely overwhelming and totally devastating and didn't even seem real.
After moving back home and doing yet another summer of "my last summer job", immersed myself into trying to find a job. After a year an a half of applying and either not hearing anything back or getting the dreaded "Thank you for applying BUT......" or having interviews that made me reevaluate and second guess my entire direction and career choice, I decided to open my own boutique. It wasn't really THAT easy. I will say that after much prayer and putting my faith in knowing that there was something bigger out there for me, everything just started falling together and lining up in that unexpected direction. It was something that I always wanted to do but I was always way too scared to put myself out there and take that first step.
I named my boutique It's CompliCaited after myself (Cait..so yes I did mean to spell it that way and no it is not a typo). Complicated means consisting of many interconnecting parts or elements; intricate. I thought it was absolutely perfect because my journey, to this point, has been just that! Although I couldn't always see it at the time or understand it, looking back, there have been so many interconnecting parts and pieces that have led me right here.