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letting go…

10/13/2011 23 Comments

letting go…

10/13/2011 23 Comments

 

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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.

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Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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23 Comments

  • […] few months ago I shared my struggle with letting go. When cute things come into your shop every day, the temptation to buy everything for yourself can […]

  • mysocalledvintage 10/31/2011 at 12:25 am

    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…

  • Christine 10/27/2011 at 12:53 pm

    I love that dress! and the way you have your hair up goes perfectly with the whole look!
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  • golden girl. « A Pretty Penny 10/18/2011 at 2:30 pm

    […] onto my behind}. These just came into the shop over the weekend, and they’re kind of perfect. Letting go is hard to do. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. from → denim, fall, […]

  • Emily Keen 10/16/2011 at 8:19 am

    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.

  • Alyssa Blair Wilke 10/15/2011 at 11:05 pm

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

    xo
    http://fashionloveotherdrugs.blogspot.com/

  • T Crane 10/15/2011 at 6:07 pm

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

  • Kori Chapa 10/15/2011 at 10:34 am

    I love your scarf! Where did you get it?

  • M. (formerly SFE) 10/14/2011 at 11:52 am

    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?

  • […] “it list” from sfgirlbybay I love this top Maje Boutique: a store in Paris with an amazing fall and winter collection Cute outfit for fall […]

  • Tori Thompson 10/14/2011 at 12:46 am

    Such a cute Fall look!

    http://www.mythriftychic.blogspot.com

  • dressupsandmessups 10/13/2011 at 11:51 pm

    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

  • Cecilia Oviedo 10/13/2011 at 11:33 pm

    I could never have a store, I’d be broke! Love your dress doll!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Just FabuLESS Blog (@JustFabuLESS) 10/13/2011 at 10:31 pm

    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)

  • Chaundi 10/13/2011 at 8:22 pm

    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 :)

  • Anne 10/13/2011 at 7:26 pm

    Beautiful girl. !!!

  • chill air & perfume (@chill_air) 10/13/2011 at 7:12 pm

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

    http://www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

  • Jeannee 10/13/2011 at 5:07 pm

    Love the dress!!!

  • Mariel 10/13/2011 at 4:31 pm

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

    kisses!

  • Frannie Pantz 10/13/2011 at 3:34 pm

    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!

  • SWFTerra 10/13/2011 at 3:22 pm

    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.

  • Loren 10/13/2011 at 3:14 pm

    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!

  • Stefanie 10/13/2011 at 3:09 pm

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

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