My Story

Hey! Hi. Introductions are necessary here! Jean Brown, the owner of Three Keys Collection. This is my opportunity to let you in on who I am and why I created this collection. I am a wife to a great (most of the time 😉) husband and mother to three ornery, rambunctious, sweet and adorable little boys (Parker 6, Avery 4, and Reagan 2). We also have a 6 month little girl puppy, Miss Josey Wales. Big Clint Eastwood fans if her name didn’t give that away. We live along the Mississippi River in a small, but very charming town. My husband (Tom) and I love it here and so do our boys. My husband works just outside of town but my full time job is about an hour away. I’ve been the property manager of an apartment complex for about 20 years. 

I grew up on a farm outside a tiny, little speck of a town in Illinois with my two brothers. Our grandparents raised us. God bless their souls, they were the best. We had cows, pigs, and land to work, plant and harvest. Looking back I realize I had a great childhood but remember thinking at the time it was just cruel child labor. Many life lessons came from my childhood and I appreciate that time in my life, and miss it more than I ever realized.

I love to cook. I’m not saying I’m great at it, but I have more good days than not. Baking is not my forte. I leave that to my husband. I’m a home body. I love spending time outside with my kiddos as they run around making messes and I’m trying to create a masterpiece with something like flowers on my porch. I do however, enjoy a nice, peaceful night out for dinner with the hubs once in a blue moon to get away from the noise and chaos in our lives for a few hours. My favorite time of the day (I have two) are early mornings filling my belly with coffee and anticipating each little one waking up and wanting their morning cuddles. Also, favorite part of the day part 2 is the evenings on our front porch facing the river watching the sunset close out the day. 

A couple more things: I hate mice, spiders and snakes. They give me the willies. I like to pull weeds. Laziness and whining drive me bonkers. I cuss. Google and I are BFF’S, like real close. I’ve thought about a boob lift, tummy tuck, nose job and microblading. Thinking is about as close as I’m going to get to any of those. I love driving alone and cranking the music. Will never outgrow that. Im a sucker for a good sale even if I don’t need anything. I can recite almost any cartoon movie. I like day time thunderstorms, especially when a nap is underway. I’m obsessed with iced coffee. It annoys my husband. My kids are my everything. My husband and I made the cutest ones, but we are done. Having a girl was never a goal, just healthy babies as we had them late in life. (He was 36. I was 39). I have the upmost gratitude for family. Every single day. You never know how long you have with them and I want no regrets. We don’t have a perfect life, but it’s pretty darn good and I wouldn’t trade it for a thing. 

Three Keys Collection was established shortly after my mid life crisis in August of 2018. I wanted something more from life, to follow a passion. A passion that could possibly send our three kids to college and in the mean time, balance out my desire for something of my own. I love all things fashion, so I went for it. 

So why the name Three Keys? My three little tornado boys hold the keys to my heart (I know, don’t puke) and I want them to learn by example. Succeed or fail, it’s all about trying and giving it your best shot. Well, this is my shot, I suppose, so here I go! 

With this collection, I want to give you a fun little look into outfits we create with mixing and matching. I love trendy every day style that's versatile and easy to pair with pieces already in your closet. My goal is to offer you a fun shopping experience with good, quality fashion that's cute, classy, sometimes sassy, but more important than anything, AFFORDABLE. You shouldn't have to spend a week's paycheck for a pair of jeans or new shoes. If you agree, you've come to the right place!

I think women have a habit of putting themselves last on the list, mentally, emotionally and physically. Treat yourself once in awhile because, damnit, you deserve it! If I can put a smile on your face with something from my boutique that makes you feel beautiful and confident, then that alone was worth all if this!

I hope you enjoy what you see as much as I enjoy creating it for you. If you ever have any questions, feel free to message me anytime. Happy Shopping!!

Well, that’s me in a nutshell. Thank you for visiting my website. I appreciate each and every one of you and am so grateful for this opportunity. I truly hope you love what you see and you will keep coming back!


Jean Brown