Keeping It Together

Whew!  Happy Labor Day to you!  And if you were lucky enough to get time off, well cheers to you.  I hope you're all enjoying yourselves, regardless.

 And speaking of labor.  This girl has been workin it.  From both ends.  Upside down.  

And I know I'm not the only one movin and groovin - it seems like everyone has got some big thing, some big project, some tireless goal - ladies, can I just say

 All the comments, the emails, the orders in my shop.  You have ideas, thoughts, and opinions - thank you so much for not keeping them to yourselves.

I opened an online store this Summer and I didn't know it was a dream until it came true.  I've been wearing a lot of hats these days and I admit, I've been getting my butt whooped.  But I'm trying to keep up, trying to keep it together.  I am in love with what I do and I'm working hard to keep it from slipping away.

My daily outfits have never been more for function than what they are now.  For errands I wear a new uniform I've evolved into wearing everyday.  And while indoors (with the air conditioner off because it causes too much wind) I must have my arms and legs free of drape so I end up wearing very fitted tops and bottoms.  It's 85 degrees and my machines are buzzing along like I'm in a sweatshop.

It's 95% humbling but 5% glamorous when I get to see gorgeous everyday gals looking amazing in my clothes - or when someone recognizes me on the street and tells me my work matters.  Those moments are worth everything.
 This Labor Day means more to me than it ever has before.  Maybe because I've never worked this hard.  I have a lot of plans this coming season but I worry I won't be able to get them all done.  I worry I won't be able to fully create what I want to share or have enough time to bring my ideas to fruition.   I'm sure so many others feel the same.  But this holiday is a reminder to continue believing in hard work and that it is incredibly powerful.  And timeless.  It will always bring results.  

This holiday also reminds me to step back and celebrate the work.  All of our great work!
So here's to believing in our work, our efforts and the wonderful payoff.  

And to those of you interested in my doings, I so hope you stay interested and patient with what I plan to share.  I think you'll love it!


  1. Your work is extremely necessary. It's challenging to find *handmade* basics that are made with comfort in mind & either not too expensive or not too cheap (quality). I love having this opportunity to support your work & stimulate creativity. Keep going!

  2. I absolutely love you and your style!!! I started following you after I saw your video for a wash and go on YouTube. You're my hair crush! Lol I've been natural for 15 months and I'm absolutely loving it!!!

  3. Wow! I have to admit I've never really been moved by Labor Day, that is until I read you're post. I applaud you! It inspires me to actually see and hear about your inspirations, worries and hopes. Well done you my friend. You're striped dress had been on me so much more than the hanger - farmer's market, quick runs to the store, morning coffee with hubby, even work. More please��