letting go…

 

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French Connection dress (a pretty penny, available online) | Anne Klein scarf | Gianni Bini bag | Target boots (2009) | Payless knee socks

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Being a designer consignment boutique owner is proving much more difficult than I thought. Not because of the long hours processing inventory or the awkward convos with customers trying to consign their suits from 1982 {and I don’t mean in the cute vintage sense}. No, it’s the nagging temptation to keep 80% of everything that comes in, and take it straight home to my closet.

In business school, they teach us that the number one goal of any business is to be profitable [duh]. I have to remind myself of this every day when I hesitantly stock the racks (and online shop!) with all of the cute stuff I want to keep all for myself.

What Do You Think?

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23 Comments

  1. The dress is very cute. I have a hard time selling vintage because often I am tempted to keep pieces for me. And then I justify it because I tell myself if someone compliments me, it’s an advertising opportunity…

    Posted 10.31.11 Reply
  2. Christine wrote:

    I love that dress! and the way you have your hair up goes perfectly with the whole look!
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    Posted 10.27.11 Reply
  3. Emily Keen wrote:

    That has to be hard!! I would be in the same boat as you, for sure!

    And that dress is amazing. I seriously love the way you styled it.

    Posted 10.16.11 Reply
  4. i always wonder how owners of cute shops are able to not keep one of everything they buy for their store!

    xo
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    Posted 10.15.11 Reply
  5. T Crane wrote:

    I love your boots!! Are they Mossimo? The whole outfit looks adorable, like always!

    Posted 10.15.11 Reply
  6. Kori Chapa wrote:

    I love your scarf! Where did you get it?

    Posted 10.15.11 Reply
  7. I love the textures, patterns, and colour combo on you. In fact, I might steal them. Especially that pumpkin bag against the browns, whites, and blacks–or is the darker shade on your dress navy?

    Posted 10.14.11 Reply
  8. Such a cute Fall look!

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    Posted 10.14.11 Reply
  9. This dress is SO fun. I like the way you paired it. I would never be able to do what you do. I’d take home so many things. You are so gorgeous btw. I love your eyes.

    <3 Rachel

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  10. I could never have a store, I’d be broke! Love your dress doll!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  11. i love this dress! and its french connection for less than $40! what?! you are not making it easy for me to keep to the 100 Day Stretch! (100 days without shopping. crazy i know)

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  12. Chaundi wrote:

    I am loving that orange bag! I have such a thing for brightly colored bags! This week, I’m carrying a brightly colored turquoise bag :)

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  13. Anne wrote:

    Beautiful girl. !!!

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  14. The print on that dress is SO CUTE. (Sorry, not trying to tempt you to keep it!)

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    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  15. Jeannee wrote:

    Love the dress!!!

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  16. Mariel wrote:

    you are so gorgeous! you always remind me of a classic Hollywood star.

    kisses!

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  17. That would be a very hard thing to do indeed. Every time I go into my favorite consignment shops I ask the owners how they part with such beauty. You are a brave soul indeed! Luckily, you have tons of cute stuff already, like this adorable dress!

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  18. SWFTerra wrote:

    I don’t think I could have that conversation. Yeah, uh… I don’t want this. Kthnxbai. Style is so subjective. I’m sure some women are certain their pieces of garbage are worth something. You’re a brave lady. Not to mention, hanging around new to you duds all day. I’d be in serious trouble.

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  19. Loren wrote:

    This dress is beautiful on you, I understand why you are having trouble getting ride of it. If it were my size I’d totally go for it. Love your scarf as well!

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply
  20. Stefanie wrote:

    I can’t imagine how hard it must be! You look so beautiful here and I love long socks with boots!

    Posted 10.13.11 Reply