Tuesday, August 17, 2010

don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past

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song of the day: 'eye of the tiger' by survivor
so glad that i got a few questions yesterday! my plan is to answer them, one each day, in the order that i received them (with the exception of the house one. that'll be this weekend most likely). so the first question was about my store and how it came about and stuff. so, here's the answer:
i was chatting one day with my sister-in-law's sister-in-law (my husband's sister married her brother) at a family function, and found out that we both had hopes of opening a shop one day. me a vintage store and her an art gallery. it was fun to talk about our dreams and such but then just left it at that. then about a month later, i got a call from her. her husband had partnered with some people to renovate a few buildings in our historic downtown, and there was a chance we could get a great retail space at an amazing rent. long story short, we did it. it kinda all just fell into my lap. the space is perfect for what i need right now, not too big. and it's in a great location. we opened our stores on february 6th, 2009, about a year and a half after our initial conversation. for us it works very well. our stores, while still separate, are joined by french doors so we can easily go back and forth between the two. i work 3 hours and she works 3 hours a day during the week and then we alternate saturdays. it's actually a pretty amazing set up. and i am super thankful to have had this opportunity.
anyway, hope that answers your question. i love talking about my shop, so if you want to know more, ask away!
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details:
cardigan-target
shoes-cynthia vincent for target wedges

10 comments:

Rosie said...

Very cool! One day I hope to open a vintage store up somewhere! And come visit yours! I've got a question for you lady...How do you tame that beautiful mane of yours? I just love your hair!

KANI said...

your romper is too cute for words :)

Clare said...

I love the outfit! You make a simple romper look so classy! And I love hearing about your shop. It sounds like the perfect setup.

Archives said...

oh my gosh, that is my DREAM! how amazing....i'm so happy for you! ok, and a lil jealous, hehe! :)

Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

Congratulations, that is so incredible!!! Hope you'll share some photos of the space once you're all settled in :)

And this romper is to die for. Love the long sweater paired with it too.

xo

merl said...

First off... love love love love love the outfit. you are the queen of tossing together this simple but chic outfits and I will never stop gushing over your hair.

Secondly.. what a great situation for your shop! Isn't it amazing how things work out sometimes? I don't believe in fate (just ask Paige how I feel about the saying "it was meant to be" haha) because I don't like to believe my life is somehow predetermined.. Instead I believe that people have the capacity to make spontaneous while also thought out decisions and sometimes it works.. and sometimes it doesn't. I'm very happy yours worked out so well :)

Amanda said...

Oh, I love the romper with the cardigan! One of my favorite looks of yours :] That is really an amazing story about your shop, how awesome that you both get to do what you love!

Kimberellie said...

I totally totally ADORE the romper. This outfit is my idea of total outfit perfection! LOVE it.

Also, that is so cool the three hour work day! AWESOME. That is like the best set up ever!

Nemerae said...

That romper is so cute and you look amazing on it!! :)
I also like that song a lot..
xx

casual ambiguity said...

Oh, amazing. Both the outfit and the story :) Would love to see a photo of your shop sometime! I'm so nosey