1. iPhone 4S 2. Aldo wallet 3. Gigee Marie Black Woven Mini 4. umbrella 5. T baby wipes 6. Assortment of lipgloss & make up 7. lotion 8.Body mist 9. Dove deodorant10. Clinique Matte Foundation
1. Chanel Lipstick 2. Passport 3. iphone with her Mr. Fitz case 4. Mirror 5. Prada Wallet 6. Prada business Card case 7. Metro Card 8. Work related stuff.
What’s your biggest accomplishment? Winning Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award for fine jewelry in 2012 was a huge thrill. As a designer, you work so hard and then wonder, “Will anyone like or appreciate this?” To have designers and other industry people say, “Good job” means a lot. I was on a panel with some of the other Rising Star winners a few months later and when asked what the award meant to them, everyone said, “Validation!”
My dear friend Katrice posted about Love Obsessed on Etsy, and I immediately went to the site. *OMFG* is the only thing I can think. Her pieces are AMAZING. Truly. Utterly. Amazing. I want everything! So, if you are looking to buy me a gift for whatever reason, I will take anything from her site.
Are you obsessed with her amazing pieces?
1. Wallet 2. iPhone 3. Pouch 4. Coach Bag 5. Hand sanitizer and 5 Hour Energy Drink 6. Keys 7. Curel Lotion
What’s your biggest accomplishment? My biggest accomplishment so far has been finding myself…creatively! I have been fashion blogging for the past 6 years, and you can say that I got burned out. So with the time away from the fashion blogging scene, I realized that I needed to be in total control of my creative side. Since art has always been a major factor in my life, I knew that I wanted to do my art to some degree. I just had no clue that I’d being putting my artwork on nails.
Earlier this week, my best friend Rocquelle met in Austin to hangout (aka: mainly to eat Rat Toes at Razzoo’s). Oh, don’t make that face, it’s really good food! We had two orders of fried stuffed jalapenos with shrimp and crab meat. It was a nice day in Austin. I live 45 minutes away, and I go probably 2-3 times a week to hang with my really cool DJ friend and to source pieces for the store.
Alice + Olivia Showroom
Interior design is my second love. I can spend countless hours on pinterest looking at beautiful interiors or even more hours shopping at one home decor store to the next. So much inspiration can be drawn from a room. As I get older, I want a nice loft that I can decorate more and more. Here are some of my favorite interior spaces.
1. Sunglasses 2. Keys. 3. Rume Pouch 4. Metro Card 5. Lipglosses 6. Entrepreneur Magazine Growth Conference Booklet
What’s your biggest accomplishment? I’m happy that I ticked a few things off my bucket list, like writing a book, skydiving and running a marathon. (Still on the list: Starting my own business!) But actually, I’d say my biggest accomplishment is feeling comfortable in my own skin. It’s a terrific upside of aging: Knowing what you want, what you don’t want, and having the confidence to speak up when it comes to either.
Thanks of the Month: Thanks go to my beautiful friend Katrice for giving me motivation even when she doesn’t realize it. She is truly an amazing woman that inspires me daily. We have the best laughs on twitter, instagram, email, phone or text. You would never know we have known each other for only two years. Heck, someone told her they thought I was her best friend solely based on how we interact on twitter. *Ha* She is amazing, and I’m utterly grateful God has placed her in my life. She makes me want to be a better version of myself daily.
You cant imagine my excitement when I logged onto Instagram and saw that Toya Wright, owner of Garb Shoetique, rocking the Faux Leather Camo Jacket I sent her earlier this month. I have sent other celebs the same jacket, but none of them wore it. I have so much joy in this moment. Get your Faux Leather Camo Jacket now before they sell out.
When people tell me that they run a business, the first thing I do is Google them to find their site. Your site is a key component in your business. If you run a business, having a website is a must-have in the technology based world we live in. Consumers are shopping more and more on the internet and on their mobile devices. There are some businesses that are still in the dark ages who think they don’t need a website or to use social media, but they’re wrong. Potential and current customers need a means to connect with you. Being that Imperfect Concepts is an online boutique, my only choice is to have a website.
In the last year or so since I have been on the pursuit of shopping small, I have noticed a high percentage of small businesses that don’t have a fully functional website. Rather, their site is all over the place. One of the first things about your website should’t be a video of Beyonce singing Halo, especially if you’re not a music site. Wix is not a suitable website either. At the start-up of your business, spend the extra time and customize your site!
You wrote the business plan and you chose the business you truly want, but now you need a stream of cash to fund your dreams. There are several options to choose from when it comes to funding your business. When doing the research for my business, I went through this list to help me decide how to fund my business–the first two routes of bootstrapping and family loans.
1. House of Harlow Sunnies 2. iphone 3. Abas Wallet 4. ipad mini and square reader 5. Lipsticks 6. Kleenex 7. Lily Kai business cards 8. L’Occitante Verbena Lotion
What’s your biggest accomplishment? My biggest accomplishment was stepping out on faith and launching Lily Kai. It is a scary thing to work for yourself because there is no guarantee that money will come in but I’m still here pushing forward.