Cheerful Monday

Well, it’s back to regular life again and the only thing I wanted to do this morning was work on my business plan, but alas, I have a day job. I wore this outfit to work and when I got called to a death I thought that maybe I looked a little too bright and cheery for a grieving family. But then I realized that they probably were a little too busy grieving to care about my attire, and then I thought, wow, I really need to get a new job.

Top: F21
Skirt: really really old from Retread Threads in Portland, OR
Necklaces: F21 and one made by my friend Lacy
Shoes: Worishofer from Stella Says Go

Saturday I went to a bunch of places on South First street and I really do think that it’s gonna be the neighborhood for Trophy Boutique. I really just like the vibe there, it’s not too quiet but it’s not a total zoo like on South Congress. The shops are a little more vintage/bohemian, and I think there could be a strong supportive community there. End of An Ear is an awesome record shop, New Brohemia turned out to be home to two new shirts for Paul, and I got some aspirational earrings at Mana Culture, where the shopkeeper Lana gave me lots of helpful advice. Every business owner feels that the area is really growing, and with a bit of marketing work, a new business there does have survival potential. We went to Torchy’s for a taco but they were having a business meeting, so we had fancy hot dogs at Man Bites Dog (highly recommended). Then we went to look at scooters as a prize to Paul for “shopping” all day. I am proud to say that we did not purchase a scooter on impulse.

June 28, 2010

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