Yesterday it was upwards of 90 degrees but felt like 120. Poor Boots was so lethargic even in the AC all day, he “literally couldn’t even deal” if you know what I mean. The idea of taking photos in the hot sun let alone shooting four full outfits sounded brutal but hey, there are worse things in life! I met up with Stephanie in Rowayton for our first photo shoot together and I’m so happy with how these pics turned out.
I love that Anel takes my photos and think he’s incredible at it but because he’s running his own business and working a lot, we have limited time to shoot together which makes things tough logistically. I decided last week to work with Stephanie to see if she could supplement with photos every week or two so we’ll see how it goes! We shot a few looks that I can’t wait to share with you soon. Side bar, obsessed with this tank. For you Amazon shoppers, you can pick the same one up here.
Another exciting thing that happened yesterday is that my interview with the Tory Burch Foundation went live on their site. I talk about connecting with my readers (you!), how you can leverage social media for your business or blog, and how I deal with negative feedback… Interestingly enough I saw some negative things written about me yesterday so decided to address them on Snapchat.
The gist of it was this: On my GOMI thread (a site where people critique bloggers), a few people were commenting about how they read in my miscarriage post that I quit my job to try and get pregnant. They made comments that my line about quitting screamed privilege. I don’t usually respond to GOMI comments but this one really got under my skin so I just want to say that although I’m incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work for myself, it didn’t fall out of thin air.
I spent six full years working every single weekend and almost every single night while holding onto a full time job (that was often far more than 40 hours/week) to build up my blog to the point where it was making enough money that I could do it full time. While I admire women who work two or three jobs to support their families, having two full time gigs wasn’t working for me personally. Eventually when we do have kids, I might have to go back to work in order to keep us afloat but just had to set the record straight there… Sorry for the rant!