Life Update

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Apologies for the not-so-clever headline, I just mean to say it like it is. I think it’s probably a good time to share what’s been going on at la casa d’Ayres—and if you’re thinking that was neither Spanish nor French, you would be correct, but I digress. First of all, I’m undergoing a content makeover, so expect to see more content, and a lot of polls as I start to incorporate new schtuff. And please—your feedback is more than welcomed and very much appreciated.

Second, I’ve been dormant (again) due to all of the changes in my life. Most significantly, I’ve accepted a new position managing social media for a company that sells fashionable medical uniforms and equipment. Random, I know, but that’s sort of been the normal throughout my professional career. What I’m most excited about is that this new position will be more “my speed” and give me much more time to focus on things I want to do outside of work, like for example, this here blog.

At the very least, I can solely focus on one brand, which will enable me to do social media right, opposed to juggling multiple brands, products, and industries, and only being able to focus on specific tasks.

Albeit the category of clothing, this position does lend itself to “styling” and thoughtfully putting content together, because these are fashionable scrubs, after all. Plus, I will be very involved in styling shoots which will totally benefit me in this arena.

Outside of work and this blog—like literally outside—I’ve been working on my garden. Super, super stoked about that. I’m creating a pollinator-friendly garden this year, starting from seed. Much of my last couple of weekends have been spent working on that, in addition to wrapping things up at G/L. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how all of these wonderful things start to flourish, and I’ll be sure share all the details along the way. 🙂

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Women’s Day Instapiration

Today is an interesting day [March 8th, 2015]. Today, we celebrate women’s equality. Today, I feel perplexed because this is the first time I have even heard of a day that celebrates all women all over the world. It makes me sad that this is the first year I’ve heard of this tremendous observance. Equally, I am pleasantly humbled that I have learned of this observance through social media posts from my friends, role-models, and even brands recognizing, celebrating, and combating for women’s equality. It certainly is beautiful to see such inspirational and empowering messages. I’ve been wanting to write about social media, specifically instagram, and how it has become my source for daily inspiration and research.

You see my dream is to own and operate a women’s clothing boutique. It has been my dream for years, and finally I can pursue that dream.

For the past several weeks I’ve been doing my fair share of research in regard to fashion, retail, designers, and local boutiques here in St. Louis. And okay, so my research doubles as an online-shopping excuse, but I find it necessary if not crucial to be on top of my trends game.  And as silly as it seems, instagram is a phenomenal source for fashion trends. What I have found [of course] are more products that I love and want,  but more importantly an entire network of remarkable, artists, designers, stylists, and entrepreneurs who are doing what they love. Today, I want to recognize these talented individuals and thank them for inspiring me to continuously pursue my dreams.

Thank You,

Paris Gerrard: http://www.charcoalalley.com/https://instagram.com/get_rocked/

Arielle Nachmani : http://www.somethingnavy.com

Helen Bense : http://www.gypsylovinlight.com/

Barbara Pellegrino : http://www.bcpjewelry.com

Don Biu : http://www.etsy.com/shop/donbiubali

Teysha : http://www.teysha.is

Hyper Haute : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hyper-Haute/120526051301143

Ivy Hill Boutique : http://www.ivyhillboutique.com

Cha Boutique :  https://www.facebook.com/ChaBoutique

10denza : http://www.10denza.com

Tree House Network Shop : http://www.treehousenetworkshop.com

and so many more!

Thank you for your active posts. To you they may just be photos, but to me they are daily inspirations and reminders to fearlessly follow my passions. Happy International Women’s Day everyone.

Goodnight!

P.S.

I started writing just before the midnight, but published afterwards.