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A few photos of what I wore to co-working yesterday…
I’m off to present at Magic Wand Collective co-working today and I am wearing some of my favorite pieces of clothing, purchased recently for my new web site photo shoot. (New site coming soon; in the meantime: Rachel Greenhouse Consulting Services on Facebook.)
I spent hours and hours pinning and online shopping to find just the right clothes for the shoot. I wholeheartedly enjoy an art direction project and a theme…and I love styling myself in a way that amplifies my brand. So, this was not a burden for me. Nevertheless, it is always more time-consuming than it looks.
A few of the items I really really wanted to wear (in particular: a navy peplum jacket and ink lace trimmed shift dress from Dorothy Perkins) simply did not arrive in time. They got caught in customs coming from the UK. I reminded myself to “let it go” and make the best of this opportunity, even if I didn’t have my ideal combination of outfits.
Here are a few of the photos from the shoot, with some shout outs to the clothing manufacturers and other talented individuals who made me look so presentable.
All photos are courtesy the very talented Noemi Hedrick of Noemi Photography.
What are you wearing today? Why don’t you meander over to the Pleated Poppy to take a look at what other bloggers are posting about fashion? Thanks for stopping by!
Here’s what I wore today–to co-working for the Magic Wand Collective, where the beautiful and charming Cate Mezyk shared some Wild Ruffle wisdom on finding and expressing your own style through clothing and accessories–I tried to get some good photos but obviously I need a tripod and some practice!
Enjoy…and while you’re at it…why don’t you check out what everyone else wore today over at the Pleated Poppy?
At my 40th birthday party a few years ago, some really creative friends hosted a “Rachel Jeopardy” game. The hilarity that this crowd pleaser generated was the setting for the photo at left.
How could I not laugh at myself when they so clearly articulated who I am and what makes me tick? It’s an incredible gift to have friends who know and love you so well, even if it’s a little humiliating at times.
One of the most memorable questions was:
What is the first thing Rachel will tell you about anything she is wearing or using?
The answer: The price. She will always tell you how much of a deal she got on it.
Getting value without sacrificing quality and beauty has indeed become one of my most playful and valuable quests in life. When I was a mere 7 years old, standing in line to enter the gymnasium at school, I proudly told my classmates that my fabulous two-piece tan (trimmed with floral ribbon) polyester pant suit was found at a garage sale for the incredible price of 25 cents. Some people might think that was NOT something to share. And why would a child that age even care? But my mom–who is the queen of value shopping, thank you very much– taught me that a good deal is something to shout from the rooftops.
Being fashionable and looking good on a budget is a priority for me, but I don’t like to march the malls. I only shop in person through “targeted strikes” intended to purchase a particular item. I don’t like to wander and try things on. I tire so quickly…the bright lights and loud music and crowds overwhelm me.
So finding bargains online–rock bottom clearance prices–has saved me tons of time and money over the past few years. I generally understand my most flattering colors and styles and which sizes typically fit me in certain brands. When I stick to those general guidelines, I usually make a successful purchase online and am thrilled with what’s in the box when it arrives on my doorstep.
Today’s version of shouting from the rooftops is posting my favorite deals on my blog and on Pinterest. Talbots is having a MASSIVE sale right now (up to 80% off original prices), and I just had to pick up a few things. Plus, I got free shipping through Talbots’ Facebook page. For today only, coupon code LIKE saved me $8. And Talbots purchases are always a good investment for me.
Have I mentioned that I just got some really great deals on some fabulous items?
Of course, striped tights…the orange dress is from Anthropologie…and I’m sporting a brown wool cardigan with flyaway collar, also from Lands End. And braided pigtails (is that an acceptable hairstyle for a 43 year old woman? Not that I’m going to pay any attention to what is acceptable…)
And this, my friends, is what I’m wearing Wednesday (today). Check out what everyone else is wearing over at the Pleated Poppy.
On Wednesdays I go to Co-Working at the Turtle Bread Cafe in Longfellow with the Magic Wand Collective. So, a very fun occasion to pay a little extra attention to my outfit. Thanks to Deirdre who helped me out with the photography.
p.s. After seeing this photo, I’ve decided that I need to wear more makeup…I look half asleep!