Ask it in the forums 🙂
Okay, I’ve talked about it long enough – here is, finally, the Grechen’s Closet Community. You may remember if you’ve been here more than five years, that I started forums before, and they never really went anywhere, but lately I’ve been feeling like we need a little something more here – a more organized way to discuss specific designers like Everlane and James Perse, as well as a true community where we can all give/take advice.
I get a lot of questions personally and I try to answer them the best I can, or use them to create posts, but it’s become overwhelming lately, and I hope this will make it easier for you to ask and get answers to questions when I can’t answer them personally.
I’m a little nervous about it to be honest, because I can’t predict how much time it will take to administer the forums (if a few of you get really active, maybe I’ll have to tap you to moderate 😉 ), or monitor trolls, etc. Or even if it will take off at all! I know a lot of you are active other places, and this may be too much, but I hope it can at least supplement our discussions on Everlane, which is pretty disorganized lately, since there are so many posts, and so many reader reviews!
You will have to register to post in the forums, but it should be pretty painless. I’ve created some topics and forums already, please please please let me know what other topics you’d like to see there (I don’t think users can create new forums) and I’ll add them. Your feedback is ALWAYS welcome.
I just can’t with unstructured bags anymore. Or bags without enough pockets, or small bags. I’ve been around the block a few times with regard to bags, having acquired and sold probably more than my fair share. But finally, I think I’m over it. I used to like to have a new bag a couple of times a year and cycle them in and out, and I’d become enamored with new styles and shapes, but now, I just want one. I get frustrated every day with whatever bag I’m carrying – I can’t find something, it hurts my shoulder, not big enough, and on and on. Life is TOO short…
I have one in mind, but it’s not cheap, and I’ll have to save up for quite some time to get it, but hopefully it will be worth the wait. And if it’s not, back it goes. I’ve given too many bags “passes” for being beautiful, but not good enough for what I need/want every day (ahem, both my Kara bags).
My husband and I signed up for TSA pre-check and I went for my appointment yesterday – painless. It’s a no-brainer, actually, if you travel several times a year. It’s $85 for 5 years, and TOTALLY 100% worth it to not have to get undressed and take out your toiletries from your bag every time you go through security. It will totally change the way I pack. (back to the old days…remember?)
Finally, if you haven’t checked SLOWRE lately, I’ve added a few new things and have a few ready to go up over the weekend from my own closet. Spring cleaning, you know? I’m also expecting some exciting new consignment items soon, so stay tuned!!
Happy Friday!!! Anything random to add??