Photo by Becca Sabot
On Jennings: Zara tank top, Sir Algernon skirt (found at an Atlanta boutique), Gucci heels, Tom Ford bangle and necklace from Nordstrom
She’s got four kids, 8 and under, a house under construction in Edina, and a husband who just signed a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. But Nicole Jennings, wife of former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings, is forging ahead with her own business venture: an online consignment boutique called The Posh Mommy.
It’s actually fairly easy for Jennings, the MVP of multitasking, to maintain focus, all she has to do is stare into her closet. “I feel like I’ve been pregnant my entire adult life. I have clothes in so many sizes. We had to get a storage unit when we moved to Minnesota, and Greg just looked at me and said, ‘What are you doing?’”
So Jennings—who has a degree in nursing, but a lifelong flair for fashion—created theposhmommy.com to unload some of the clothes she’s amassed in the past decade of fundraisers and red carpets and pregnancies. She enlisted wives of other pro athletes to join her. Julie Wells, wife of St. Louis Rams center Scott Wells; and Michi Marshall, who is married to New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, are among the contributors. Every month, Jennings picks a charity to receive a portion of proceeds and many of her contributors make additional donations to causes important to them.
“Football is not always seen in the best light,” Jennings says. “I want people to see the good side. To see the women behind the athletes who are using their platform for good.” Scooping up a barely used Gucci bag for half price is just a fun bonus.