“[It] had been a dream of mine for a long time,” she said. “I became a single mom, and I needed another job, and it was just something that I wanted to do, so I just went for it.”
A peacock sheds its feathers for a new life, Huling said, and at the time of the boutique’s opening, she was going through a lot of life changes. Additionally, turquoise is one of Huling’s favorite colors. Both factors together inspired the boutique’s name, she said.
In the almost five years since opening, Huling has had a mobile boutique trailer, which allowed her to do a lot of pop-up events and private parties throughout the city. In July 2021, Huling moved the Turquoise Peacock to a brick-and-mortar store in Leander, where she now conducts monthly sip and shop events.
“I’ve met so many new people that keep coming back and coming to the parties, and there is something that they love about coming here,” Huling said. “It’s just that fun atmosphere; we really have a good time.”
Though Turquoise Peacock specializes in clothing, shoes and accessories for women of all ages, Huling said the shop’s target demographic is mothers. The boutique offers comfortable and casual clothes for moms on the go.
Huling continues to bring in new products and fashion options, and enjoys meeting new customers, whom she likes to call her friends.
In the future, Huling said she wants the Turquoise Peacock Boutique to have a larger location on a busier road and to have more of a presence with other small businesses. In the meantime,
she encourages new customers, or new friends, to stop by the Turquoise Peacock.