(Again with the blurry photo. There's so much action behind me, lots of blended colors and short breaths. But there I stand in the middle, brightly signed, focused, breathing...it says to me, "I'm gonna get through this.")
And boy did I get through it!?!! The Bargain Hunting 101 sale at the Crystal Ballroom was such a wonderful event. I first attended the bi-annual sale in February, as a shopper. I was so overwhelmed by the amazing indie goodness and MAD sales, that when presented with the opportunity to sell there, I jumped onto the wagon head first and didn't look back.
Dress: strapless bright orange linen, with frilly hot pink detail from Zachary's Smile in NYC
Cardigan: purchased at United Colors of Beneton seems-like-they're-going-out-of-business sale in DC
Hosiery: I can always find the best/craziest tights at Nordstrom.
Boots: do I even have to say? The most awesome Fryes from Johnny Sole in PDX.
Apron: an original made by my amazing assitant, Lupe, for these such events. It helps keep me in check.
Necklace & Earrings: Two one-of-a-kind pieces from yours truly. The earrings were made with scrap ribbon from online orders; and the necklace from aftrican trade copper on ribbon. The earrings are mine and the necklace was purchased off my neck at the event. I made many new designs to test at this huge sale event. Luckily, they were all a hit and I have MUCH work to do in adding new items to my shop.
I'll leave you with this new design as a teaser:
(These are the Lindsay SUPERsass earrings; named after my lovely, spunky little cousin. You can click on the picture for a direct link to purchase.)
This outfit was inspired by my assistant, Lupe. She always storms into work with the most daring color combos, textures, and shapes all under the same-day-outfit roof. I thought I was a wild dresser!! I had no idea.
I knew I wanted to wear my new(ish) orange dress. And then I wanted stripes and arms, because it was cold. And then I wanted semi-protection on my legs and instead of opting for the most coordinating hosiery, I chose my favorite. That set the tone for the rest of the outfit. I continued picking my favorite choices for the purposes they could fulfill, and then I had a wacky outfit set out on the bed---and I went for it!
I felt FANTASTIC and ended up having a great/relaxed time selling. (I like how I say "relaxed" and in these photos, you can see Lupe in blue, to the left of me, working her butt off with customers---taking payments, answering questions, wrapping purchases, etc...ah, life is good.)
I hope this bright orange, purple, striped, no boundary outfit is an indication of how this week will pan out. I need it!
***Song of the Moment: The State I Am In, by Belle & Sebastian***