I read a wonderful quote recently from Jessica Hische, “The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” This quote really resonated with me when I read it-ironically on Banana Republic’s FB page. I work in a profession that I had been focusing on since I realized that I couldn’t be a Supreme Court Justice-too political, 🙂 and although I feel a sense of accomplishment that I managed to get into the publishing industry like I wanted, it has also helped me realize that my heart lies in fashion. I’m obsessed, and when I stopped and really thought about what I do when I’m procrastinating, all roads led back to fashion. Hence me starting this blog, why I scour fashion magazines, follow designers, enjoy styling my friends, shop every chance I get, and my most recent venture, becoming a Keaton Row stylist.
I mentioned in a previous post that change is in the air for our family. We’re moving to the east coast and unfortunately, I am not going to be able to keep the job that I have now. I should probably be more stressed about this aspect of relocating then I am. In my mind, this may be a door closing on me but a whole new world of opportunity and possibilities are opening up. And although I really would love to be a woman of leisure, with an unlimited bank account, and nothing but time on my side, I can’t. BUT I can start to concentrate on what really makes me happy, what I spend my free time doing, and make it into a professional opportunity for myself.
So enter Keaton Row. I’ve spoken about them before-they’re similar to StichFix in that it is online styling, but what I like about Keaton Row is that you can have specific lookbooks created for you. It’s a little more personal then just receiving a box of clothes in the hopes that someone really understands what you want. With Keaton Row, you can select your stylist based on their lookbooks then work with them to determine what you need. Then you can buy your desired items online.
I just recently started styling for them and it has been a great experience thus far. It is chancier-it’s commission only, so if my clients don’t buy, I don’t get a percentage, but it’s a foray into the world of fashion and styling. Something that I have been doing for my friends for years but now I just get an extra bonus for it. And it will be wonderful for my resume.
One step closer to making my procrastinating hobby into my professional dream.
I’ve included some links to a couple of lookbooks here-just so you can see for fun. And of course if you need help with any styling or want to update your closet, please sign up to Keaton Row and select yours truly as your stylist. I love helping people who are in fashion need. 🙂
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