Remembering Retail

March 23, 2017 at 12:13 am (My 2 cents on nothing important, My life, My life, and how I live it, Sharing is Caring, Thoughts) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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I worked in retail for 6 months. I had no experience in sales, and I had too much experience in schooling. Some may say maybe that’s not the best career choice for me. Yet, albeit how hard on the body it was, those 6 months were the most fun out of any job I’ve ever had.

In part it was because I was at the perfect age at the perfect store. It was at a successful local boutique that had several stores throughout the city, but still felt more like a local small business than a corporate conglomerate. And I was in my early 30s.

For the customers in their 20s, I was young and hip enough to seem like their cool older sister. For the customers in their 40s and above, I was mature enough to understand their tastes, yet young enough to make them feel younger themselves. And for women in my age range…well, I’ve worked corporate, I’ve traveled the world, I’ve lived in so many metropolises, that I am like the best friend in the dressing room that will tell you, “No, those jeans make your hips look wide,” or, “You will be able to walk all day in these pumps, lady,” and they know I’m right. The cherry on top of all this is that I’m a new mom, as are so may of the customers. And yes, I am well versed on what the problem areas are for a woman who carried a child, and how best to camouflage that.

I moved quickly through the ranks during those 6 months, and at one point, I thought maybe my dream is to own a similar boutique of my own.

But then I moved back to the East coast, and reality set in that retail just didn’t pay enough for the lifestyle that I wanted to lead. So I returned to my own field, and though I feel so fulfilled in the work that I do now…I will always look back on those 6 months fondly. Wow, what an amazing time I had.

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Met Gala 2014 – Posing

May 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important) (, , , , , )

Posing. You’re doing it wrong.

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Perhaps take a page out of Suki Waterhouse’s book?

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(Photos via The New York Times)

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Met Gala 2014 – Prom King/Queen

May 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important) (, , , , , , , )

Sorry BeyoncĂ© and Jay-Z. It’s Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds for the win!

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(Photo via Twitter)

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Met Gala 2014 – Reese Witherspoon

May 5, 2014 at 5:45 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important) (, , , , , , )

Reese Witherspoon arrives at Met Gala as Elle Woods, the Later Years.

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(Photo via The New York Times)

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Met Gala 2014 – The Crop Top

May 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important) (, , , , , , )

Who wore it best?

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(Photos via New York Times)

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Met Gala 2014 – Lupita Nyong’o

May 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important) (, , , )

Lupita Nyong’o, putting the ‘costume’ in Costume Institute.

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(Photo via New York Times)

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Met Gala 2014 – Michelle Williams

May 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important) (, , , , )

Michelle Williams arrives at Met Gala wearing something she could also wear to brunch. Repeat, Michelle Williams arrives at MET GALA wearing something she could also wear to brunch.

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(Photo via Just Jared)

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Met Gala 2014 – Kendall Jenner

May 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important) (, , , , , , )

New York Times calls Kendall Jenner by wrong name.

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(Photo via New York Times)

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Met Gala 2014 – Karolina Kurkova

May 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important) (, , , , )

Killing it. KILLING it.

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(Photo via Styledotcom)

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Met Gala 2014 – Bradley Cooper

May 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm (My 2 cents on nothing important) (, , , , , )

Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper arrives as Zach Galifianakis.

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(Photo via Just Jared)

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