Realizing What I Missed
After almost two years of being with the popular clothing company, LuLaRoe, I started to really miss being my own, totally independent entrepreneur. I missed having the freedom to create something of my own. Getting my inventory was an exciting thought, however I wasn’t pleased with what was inside. I looked forward to taking photos. Styling was fun. Flat lay photography was definitely my thing. I loved, loved, loved, finding patterns to mix and match to complete an outfit. Getting prints that you can’t find passion and inspiration in makes you lose your spunk though. I didn’t like this challenge I was being given to sell something that I didn’t want to offer my customers. I was losing who I was. How could I attract my customers with clothes that I didn’t like. I spent over a year training others to attract your buyer based on the product you loved. How could I do that if I no longer loved the product?
Rules Rules Rules
Yes I get it. Rules are made for a reason. Typically I am a big rule follower. Being tied to someone else’s rules is not for me. I am an independent soul. Someone who marches to the beat of her own drum. I always have. I never have been a part of the mainstream. With anything. I needed to get back to doing things on my terms. I couldn’t do Policy and Procedure anymore. There is no Policy and Procedure in my book. I do what works for me.
After finding all the info I needed to get “legit” in Idaho, I jumped in the rabbit hole. Down, down, down….. The fashion world has so much to get excited about. I mean who wouldn’t be excited about literally thousands upon thousands of vendors to choose from, and patterns and prints and styles to start a boutique? Days were spent scouring the internet for vendors. Every review on every vendor was picked over that I could find. I studied my shopping group and their wants and desires. Friends and loved ones gave me much needed input. I read fashion magazines and magazines that pertained to my age and lifestyle to see what was hot and what the “models” in ads were wearing. Passion was created as I had forgotten what it was like to pick from other styles. For almost two years I only wore that brand. I didn’t even know what I liked and here I was trying to decide what others would like. I spent weeks gathering items in my cart to see if I really wanted to jump the gun.
Pulling the Trigger- Starting My Own Boutique
And that was that. I did it. A few pieces I knew were really sought after and trending right now were decided on, and I placed my first order. The information to build a website was thought out from every angle. I found a sweet neighbor girl to help me make fit videos for sizing that isn’t my own. Today marks the day that I get back to being me. I get back to my rules, my way. I get back to freedom in the business world. This has been a fun venture to start and a really neat way to discover me again at 40 years old. The possibilites of where this can lead keep me up at night. I have some amazing connections here in Idaho now and they are all people who I know were put in my path, at the perfect time, for the perfect reason.
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