Levi’s Wedgie Icon jeans | Made in China with American Cone Denim
Everlane cashmere crewneck sweater (gift from Everlane) | size small
Everlane Petra tote | several years old
Golden Goose superstar sneakers | secondhand via TheRealReal
So, here you go: new hair color. I went in to my stylist and showed her a picture of a nice blonde, but with brown undertones, more of a champagne blonde, or even “bronde”, and she said okay – we can get there. But my hair doesn’t lift easily, so she told me it might be a multiple visit process. I don’t know, I’m pretty happy with it as is, though, so I’m not sure I need to go “blonder.” I love it!! I’m glad I went for it, and I think the color we ended up with suits my skintone very well.
And as I mentioned on instagram yesterday, I wore makeup yesterday. I hardly ever wear “makeup” – usually I just use this Josh Rosebrook tinted SPF and call it a day. If I’m going to hang out with friends, or get out of the suburbs LOL, I’ll add some mascara, maybe, but that’s about it.
Yesterday, I wore blush, and eyeshadow as liner and mascara, all Kjaer Weiss. I’ll write more about my thoughts on makeup next week, but overall, I think I’ll try to wear this “look” more often. It’s easy, and I love the way just a few things make my eyes pop a bit, something I know I need with glasses.
Andrea posted a preview of some SS17 looks from Only Child (a Grechen’s Closet partner!) and I can’t wait to see more.
Man repeller’s guide to mirror selfies is really funny, and clearly, I need to clean my mirror 😉 Are mirror selfies a thing again?? we’re going full circle? back to where fashion blogging started? I am, I just didn’t realize anyone else was…
Granny panties : These are totally your grandma’s panties, and they are AMAZING. I got a pair of these a while ago, on sale at Rodale’s and wear them when I wear dresses/skirts. I need a second pair for spring/summer. They’re perfectly high-rise and fit nicely, not too snug, not too loose, and they stay put. Best of all, they’re organic cotton and $10 now, on sale (sorry!! they’re sold out on sale). I’d pay full price though, in a heartbeat. So worth it. I wear a medium.
No shopping for me this week, I did enough last week!! But I should receive my Elizabeth Suzann sample sale order (the Clyde jumpsuit!) today, and my Everlane order (ponte cropped pants) this weekend.
Speaking of Elizabeth Suzann; I emailed them just to check on the status of my order, since it had been 4 weeks, and got a wonderful email response from a real-person, and then a very nice response to my response.
And then I was listening to this James Altucher podcast with Daymond John yesterday in which Daymond kept repeating that to be an entrepreneur, to work for yourself, to start something new, first, you must be in love. You have to do it for love first, and hopefully the money will follow. I’d been preaching this to bloggers for years, until I gave up several years ago, because I really felt like the “new wave” of fashion/lifestyle bloggers started doing it for the MONEY, primarily. They may also enjoy it, but I think many saw an opportunity to jump on the blogging bandwagon, and if they had a certain look, they saw that they could turn that into $$$.
But enough of that. I’ve tried to pay attention to this idea of “love” and passion for what we do whenever I’m shopping or interacting with anyone, online or off. And nowhere do I feel it more strongly than Elizabeth Suzann. She has so much love for the people she works with and for the people who buy her pieces, you can feel it and see it in everything regarding her brand. She is so honest and open about everything, and operates with integrity.
In business, and in life, there really is no substitute for love. If you love people, and you love what you do, you will always be successful.
Successful means different things to different people, of course, but success to me is having a community of people who have passion for independent design, responsible shopping, and respect for each other. Clearly it’s not selling as much as possible via SLOWRE, or making more money here, on this blog, or I would operate differently.
It’s funny because when I added a live chat feature on the site, I got lots of questions about fit/styling/etc., and I started noticing that none of my chats ended up in sales, because I was being completely honest with my fit advice.
Oh well. What else can I do? It’s more important to me that my customer, my reader, be happy and satisfied with an interaction than anything else. I give that, and appreciate it when I receive it even more.
Happy Friday!! Go Falcons 😉 (no, I really don’t care, and sort of hate football, but can show a teeny bit of love to my “hometown” team…)