Today we'd like to introduce you to one incredible woman, Allana Rogge. If you've had the pleasure of having an encounter with Allana, then you already know what a colorful, bubbly, fun person she is! She has an abundance of positive, helpful energy, and she has no shortage of interesting stories to tell. If you need someone to chat with, then Allana is your girl!
Tell us about yourself and your family:
I've been married to my husband Daniel for 8 years, and we have 2 daughters. Tempe is 6.5 and in 1st grade, and Willow is 2. We also have a sharpei/lab Aurora who is 3.5, and a huge cat Foggy who is 1 :)
What do you do at Chelsea's, and do you work anywhere else?
At Chelsea's I do a little bit of everything, which is why I love my job! I process inventory and purchase orders, keep the store looking nice, work in front when needed, and anything else needed to keep things moving smoothly. I also own a full time photography studio @studiofotografie where I specialize in couples and wedding portraits, newborn and maternity, and seniors portraits!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love to hang out with my kids, hiking and riding bikes with them (anything outdoors.) I also really like to create things out of fabric or wood (if thats not random enough) and am an at-home-chef, because I love to cook intricate and healthy meals multiple times a week and enjoy a good glass of wine either while cooking or while sitting on our little city deck (which my husband and I built together!) I also love to sing and perform though I don't do as much of it these days as I used to.
What is your style?
I'm Romantic Boho! I love a good skinny jean/tank/cardigan with boots look, or a sweater with shorts and cute flats. I have pink hair and a nose ring, so its fun for me to try some edgier things once in awhile, but I always end up back at my cozy hippy look!
What do you like about working at Chelsea's?
I love the people I work with, both employees and clients. Everyone around here is so positive and uplifting, with a kind word or a smile just when you need it. I love the positive energy that Chelsea has instilled into this boutique. I love knowing that customers here feel that vibe and am so proud to be a part of helping them feel it! I also love seeing all the new things that come in, and mixing and matching items for customers to help them find exactly what they are looking for, or were "just browsing" for ;)
Do you have any random/fun facts about yourself?
Oh man I feel like my whole "me" is pretty random! Lets see - I'm going on a cruise with New Kids on the Block in October, which I'm not ashamed to say I'm pretty stoked about; and I have a weekly podcast I do with my twin sister called "Shout Out Sioux Falls" that I love to do every Tuesday at 1 p.m.!
Stop by the store, and say hi to Allana in person! You will be happy you did.