Hi–I’m Laurel and today I became obsessed with fashion blogs: Kansas Couture, Adored in Austin, Selective Potential. I’m starting a new store here in Austin that will be called Trophy Boutique, and thought it would be a good idea to start documenting my journey, and share my take on fashion with the community. It’s kind of weird to post pictures of myself, but I have always been a ham, so here goes!
I guess I will tell you what I’m wearing here.
Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs, from Last Call Nieman Marcus www.neimanmarcus.com
Jeans: Madewell www.madewell.com
Locket: gift from Dad (when I was 6)
Shoes: Miss Sixty, from Last Call
Belt: Urban Outfitters www.urbanoutfitters.com
My store is in the very early planning stages, and I am still working full-time as a social worker for a hospice here in town. I have been a social worker for almost ten years, and it’s time for a change. I had a job in a great boutique in Portland, Oregon, before I went to graduate school, and it still remains the most fun job I ever had. I’m hoping I can harness all of my love for people and all my creativity into Trophy Boutique. I want to create a comfortable space for women to shop in, and plan to sell affordable, unique, and humanely created clothing.
June 25, 2010