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New spring products, arrived and ready for photos

The new dresses are done!! I got to pick them up on Friday from the contract sewing studio, Aletheia Design and Sewing. They do such a great job! The receiving dock is this cool door that is the size of a window for passing through. Here is a glimpse of the bins of dresses, the owner Abby Hansen and the leftover fabric.   You can also see that I had the scraps reserved for donation so nothing is going into the landfill. No extra plastics were used: all the wrappings were reused from shipping, no poly bags and the containers are reuse-able. Now my next step is to get these photographed, entered into inventory and added to the website- so you can...

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What happens when we work on a skill?

I just want to point out that I do experience a difference in diving into something I already feel confident in, something I suck at, and the middle ground of curious and have no idea where my aptitude will fall. If you have been following me on social media, you would have seen that I am currently working very hard on my photography skills, which falls into the first category. Writing is in the second and running ads falls in the middle. But it is critically important to me that I engage in all three categories. Digging into something I already have skills in or a good background for is easy, emotionally. But being willing to work on something that...

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What's happening in the new year

Here is what is to come in 2021. This year I’ll be participating in offering January sales: something I don’t ordinarily do. But I'm taking my own spin on it, as I’m not into fast fashion. The constant push for new is what creates the need for inventory purges a couple of times a year in order to overhaul with new styles that don’t at all coordinate with what you may have purchased last year—or last week. Here’s what I’m doing instead: throughout January, I’ll be featuring one outfit at a time and will offer a deep discount on the highlighted set. This will also make selecting and purchasing a coordinating outfit really easy: something that people often ask for...

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