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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17 thoughts on “Coffee Talk 02.19.23”
Hello. I think only certain colors of the Stars tank are on sale? I really want a white and black but cannot stomach $68 for a tank. Did you take a small or med in it?
Yes, I noticed that as well. Only Flame and Magenta are on sale. Well, Viva Magenta is the Pantone color the year! I actually got black and white ribbed tanks last season from Loft which have held up pretty well so far after multiple washings.
Good to know about the LOFT tank. I am so sorry, I thought the white was on sale too.
I am so sorry!!! I thought the white was on sale. 🤦🏻♀️ I have the flame too – love that one. I have the flame in small and the white in medium.
Looking forward to the upcoming post. I don’t know how you do it. So much planning ahead and organizing and writing….which you are such a good writer. The ordering, trying on and returns could make one crazy. Lol. Keep up the good work as you are great at your job. So glad you were able to get away and connect with the other ladies who do what you do….. it’s important. Blessings.
Thanks, Kathy! It’s quite a job, haha! I do have some help, although I was inspired by Lindsey, who has 2 full-time employees… Maybe one of these days!
What size are you wearing in the white tank? Thank you!
Medium but the small is ok too. I decided to get a bigger size in the white so it’s not quite as snug.
I’m so glad that the trip was beneficial for you in so many ways. I really enjoy your Sunday posts because it’s like old friends catching up with their lives while enjoying a cup of coffee. Have a blessed and restful day!
Thanks, Ginger. I enjoy them, as they remind me of the early days of blogging when this is pretty much all it was. 🙂
What size are you wearing in the Michael Stars
I have small in black and flame, and medium in white.
Your trip sounds like a good one, especially the warmer weather! It’s also nice that you get to be with people who understand your job— I think we all benefit from “work” friends we can talk shop with & vent as needed. Question about the Loft jumpsuit. How low cut is that v-neck & do you think it’s possibly to adjust it so it’s not so low? So much about that jumpsuit looks almost perfect to me, but I’m very particular (my iPad just tried to insert “paranoid” and that’s probably true too—ha!) about not showing cleavage. Thanks!
I’m wondering about that myself. I am by no means “blessed” in that department, lol, so I have to be careful.
I didn’t feel like it was too low-cut at all.
That Jumpsuit is so adorable. I haven’t worn one since I was a kid and have tried several styles and never find one that fits good. I typically wear the same size as you so I will have to order this one in and try it on. Hopefully it looks as good on me as it does you. Thanks So Much Jo-Lynne.
Love your blog posts, and especially the coffee talk ones as I don’t do Facebook or Instagram.