In October of 2011, I started my blog The Retail Therapist. In 2014, I opened my first boutique and name it The Retail Therapist, re-branding my blog to WhitneyRife.com. Not even knowing what a blog was, my friend Hannah talked me into starting The Retail Therapist. McKenna Bleu was the very first blog I ever looked at, followed by Pink Peonies by Rachel Parcell. I loved the idea as I would get document my daily outfits and hopefully be an inspiration to YOU. A few days later I contacted Aubrey Kinch (a web-designer) and from there, The Retail Therapist was born. It has been so hard to keep up with the blog, a long distance relationship, running a Boutique, starting a tanning salon, and planning a wedding but I am excited to share my crazy, beautiful life with you as this IS a blog dedicated to being a source of inspiration for women and young girls who love fashion, beauty, traveling, decor and family life.
Whether you’re a new follower, been reading my blog from the beginning, or a shopper of The Retail Therapist, thank you SO much for reading and supporting The Retail Therapist, Whitney Rife, and Beach Therapy. I will never be able to express how much it means to me. Love you all!
Where are you from? Where do you live now?
I was born and raised in Tazewell, VA. I moved to Myrtle Beach, SC to attend Coastal Carolina where I graduated with a bachelors degree in Management with a minor in Marketing and a concentration on Small Business Operations. That led be back to Tazewell where I now currently live and run my boutique and tanning salon, The Retail Therapist/Beach Therapy. My fiancé lives in Myrtle Beach, SC still, so we have a like house on Lake Norman, halfway for both of us.
How tall are you?
I’m 5’2 (on a GOOD day).
What camera do you use?
My fiancé takes the majority of my pictures and we use a Canon 5D Mark IV and it has been a LEARNING expiernce. I can’t count how many hours of Youtube videos Shawn has put in now.
I LOVE to travel-to new places, and to revisit.
What’s on your playlist?
Thomas Rhett, Bruno Mars, Patty Griffin, Sam Hunt, Maren Moris
Favorite thing to do:
Go out to eat-I LOVE food.
What kind of dog do you have?
A French Bulldog – Dolly Mae – she is my heart and soul
When/Where did you get engaged?
December 10, 2016 in my favorite city, NYC. You can read about that here.
When/Where are you getting married?
April 28, 2018 at Trump National Charlotte/Lake Norman
For a fun Q & A I did, click here.
For any other questions you may have, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org