Thanks for all of your kind comments yesterday! We really are super excited. I promise to try and not blog solely about this whole "being pregnant" thing, but it probably will be a recurring theme for quite some time. (Just a heads up in case that is totally not your thing! You can get out before it starts!) The thought of growing a person inside of you is kind of super bizarre, and I still haven't completely wrapped my head around it. I know so many of you have noticed the "vibe" around here lately... I've been so out of my element! One outfit post in all of December because I literally could not stomach getting dressed, and a very slow January too due to some hormonal anxiety and a lot of work-related responsibilities. I'm still not back to 100%, but I'm working my way there so please hang with me! I'll have plenty of new, personal posts up in the coming weeks! Anyway, if there were ever a dress that was a straight up "unicorn dress," this would be it. The pink and the purple pattern look exactly like marbled paper, don't you think? (The colors are much brighter in real life -- see here -- but man if these photos aren't desaturated!) I felt so sassy and put together the other day when I wore this outfit for errands around Nashville. I can definitely tell this dress will be a staple through Spring and Summer (as long as I can fit into it. I bought it a size up just in case!) The length of this dress is totally perfect, and it has pockets! I feel like pockets on dresses should be a law or something.
This week Mike and I have been eyeball deep in paperwork and invoices. We've been wrapping up the last part of Honeybean inventory which means going through everything, counting it, checking what sold, when it sold, if there was a sale happening, working out consignment commissions, packing up and shipping the unsold product back, and writing some big, fat checks to our designers. Honeybean will be cleared out for a while as we try and decide if we'll open her up for the Spring/Summer, or if we'll just put it on the backburner now that we've got bigger fish to fry. We were supposed to start Honeybean renovations right around now but again, another thing that had to be pushed to the side. I think it'll be good to give it a rest for a little bit though. Hopefully we'll be able to decide if/when we'll open before the huge Porter Flea in June and then make the call. We've also be filing our taxes. Ugh. If there's one thing that's not fun, it's small biz/self employment taxes. Luckily we don't owe them our arms and legs this year so that's always a plus! As much as I hate doing taxes and inventory, I'm glad we're getting it out of the way in the very first month so we can spend the rest of the year trying to get super organized. -- If any of you have any handy tips or resources for small business organization, I'm all ears! I'm trying out some new methods and if any of them prove fruitful I'll be sure to share them!
Today I'll be sprinkling my time between two design clients and cleaning our house. We have a few friends heading down our way for the weekend so we can celebrate Maya's birthday! I plan on baking her a super delicious (note that I didn't say cute haha) cake and probably making her wear a party hat. As much as I wish to be one of those people who had a spotless house 24/7, it just doesn't happen. Luckily having guests is the perfect motivation to deep clean everything! I mean down to scrubbing the baseboards with a tiny little brush. With that being said, I wish friends would come visit us more often. I'd have less dust to clean off each time! haha
Chalk of the Town dress c/o ModCloth
Belt from another dress
Link necklace c/o LoopsWay