Good morning, friends! It’s been a while since I took the time to write a Coffee Talk for the blog. This is one of those posts I write on the fly, so if I don’t get up early enough on Sunday morning to put some coherent thoughts together, I just send out my email with the week’s top sellers and a brief greeting.
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So yeah, this has been quite a week, with my trip to Miami tucked in there. I pretty much shared everything about that yesterday in my post about what I wore, but suffice it to say, it was wonderful to get away to somewhere warm and connect with other women who do what I do. I know I say this every time I get together with other bloggers, but this is a very solitary job as well as an unconventional one, and it’s so nice to be with other women who get it.
When we weren’t shooting pictures (which was the majority of the time) we either did computer work (social media never sleeps!) or met up for a meal. That’s where we were able to really talk and collaborate and share insights and methods, and yes, even vent a little bit, haha!
It’s been a bit of a rude awakening to be back here in Philly, where it’s quite chilly, but after one day of rain, we’ve had beautiful sunny skies, so I’ll take it! I know that spring is on the horizon because the days are getting longer and the light in my bedroom is better, haha!
Speaking of which, I did a ton of try-ons yesterday because several of my orders didn’t come in before I left, which was a bummer. I guess I need to plan another trip! I’ll do my best to get a try-on haul up this week.
Also, Alison surprised me by sending all my retouched pictures from Miami back last night! Not only is she an excellent photographer, but she’s so quick with the turn-around, which I always appreciate. The picture at the top of this post is a sneak peek.
By the way, the white tank I’m wearing there is on sale, and it’s my favorite because it’s so nice and thick and soft and not at all see-through. It has a good bit of stretch, but it isn’t so body-conscious that it hugs every lump and bump. It makes the perfect layer under shirts like that one or a denim jacket, and it also stands alone nicely due to the bra-friendly straps.
Also, this is a great similar for less version of the Rails button-up I’m wearing. I brought it to Miami and photographed it, as well, so that post is coming soon! I’ll spend tomorrow going through all my pictures and planning out blog posts and social media content.
I was inspired by the other ladies I was with to do more with my Instagram Stories and Facebook Page. I get lazy… or rather, I spend so much time on the blog that I hardly have time left for that, but it’s important to my business to keep up with those channels as well. The blog will always be my bread and butter, so to speak, but I want to do better about keeping up with the other platforms as well.
Alright, I’m off to get ready for church! Have a blessed Sunday!
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photos: Alison Cornell