New York City has a way of pushing us to the end of our limits. But at that edge and in that moment, where we thought we’d fall completely apart, the city also has a way of surprising us, lifting us, and inspiring us. I don’t really know what’s going on or what I’m doing. I don’t know exactly what will happen next. What I do know is that I’m still here. And I have a feeling I am finally where I need to me. When it rains, it pours. xxSG
I applied for the job, called, left a message in the evening, emailed, followed up the next day, sent flowers, and then waited outside their office until they either said yes or had me arrested for stalking. All in all, it was a very successful job-hunt day.
“Get used to failure—it’s a big part of life. I remember a Teri who would never get too down, even if we lost by 50. So now you’re losing by 50—did you think it would never happen? I don’t have any real advice for you: you can stay in your situation or you can quit—it’s really up to you. I personally think that the biggest thing you will learn as an adult is how to handle frustration and failure.” ~ G. Lippman, my coach to me
I was told that if I prayed for strength, God won’t just give me strength, He will put me in situations where I have to be strong. And if I prayed for patience, He won’t just give me patience, he will test me to be patient. I’m starting to think I should stop praying for things altogether.
I stopped by the Rebecca Minkoff showroom earlier this week to chat with her team about my Morning After Style win. Read my full interview to find out what kind of exclusive scoop they got on me. xxSG
they say everything happens for a reason. things don’t just happen. that every step we take lead us to exactly where we are meant to be. now how is it that every step i’ve made feel as though i’ve taken every wrong turn possible? will i ever be at the right place at the right time? precisely when is that? i tell myself after every bloody, soul-draining rejection, that “it wasn’t meant to be” …to soften the blow, give myself a glimpse of hope, safeguard the ego, but perhaps, more than anything, to be able to sleep at night. because frankly, half-heartedly trying to convince myself to believe i have any chance at all has proved empty. but how many wrong turns do i get before i realize i’m only going in circles? do i keep waiting and waiting for that something that is “bigger and better”? what if i’ve got it all wrong? what if all of this fighting doesn’t, as promised, lead to anything in the end? and with each fall, each u-turn, each detour, and each door slammed in the face, when do i admit to myself that it’s just not working out and that it’s probably time to throw in the towel, take the exit, and go home?
**The MORNING AFTER in the Hamptons with Rebecca Minkoff & StyleCaster**
I was so honored to be invited to the Stylecaster Southhamptons mansion a few days ago to spend some time with Rebecca Minkoff and some of my fellow NY bloggers. We had a blast! My favorite part of this event… (besides getting to wear RM from head to toe), was definitely Danielle, the Chef!! Her food is seriously out of this world!
Check out my instagrams above for some personal captures throughout the trip. And here.
Between the food and drinks and music and pool time and major social networking, we got to review RM’s Spring ‘12 collection and each put together a “Morning After” look for a sweet little contest between the bloggers. Check out our outfits, are we not the chicest walk-o-shamers or what? Now… the time has come for votes!!!!
From now until Wednesday (tomorrow), send in your vote for best “Morning After” style by clicking “LIKE” on your favorite picture at Rebecca Minkoff Facebook Page.
I never do anything like this… but if I win, one of my followers also gets a treat so I hope you vote for ME!! :)
Many thanks again to StyleCaster & the Rebecca Minkoff team for putting together a fantastic shindig!
Feeling extremely tired, overwhelmed, and sad. And I can’t tell anybody about it.
Earlier this month, I was asked to participate in StyleCaster’s 5 for 5 feature in collaboration with Bloomingdale’s to put together a denim inspired look for spring. With other blog friends and online taste-makers, Keiko Lynn, Laura Ellner, Christine Cameron, and Nicolette Mason, five distinct denim outfits were created that is sure to fit any girl, on any budget, with any preferred type of denim. Can you guess which look I styled?
Q&A: Who is Sartorial Girl?
I first tumbled upon Aureta Thomollari’s uber-chic blog when I was
stalking googling Daphne Guinness…(This was WAY before Daphne & I became friends). Aureta had blogged about meeting Daphne at Fashion’s Night Out and her post came up on my google search. I immediately became obsessed fell in love with Aureta’s style. Her love for fashion (couture, vintage, costume jewelry and everything beautiful) was evident. Her take on clothes was bold, elegant, captivating… and although her style ranges, she completely owns every look. (Plus, she LOVES Daphne Guinness as much as I do.) By some lucky chance, we’ve become friends, virtually via Twitter & Facebook… and I’ve discovered this fabulous fashionista has a heart of gold. I can’t wait until we finally meet face to face (so I can drool over her amazingness in person). Until then, here is a clip of Aureta shopping at Shareen Vintage, one of my favorite hidden treasures in Los Angeles. God, I do miss LA.
xo, Sartorial Girl
[6.3.11] typical. but recently added the galaxy tablet as a new member… for reading, browsing, skpying…whatever. run my life. i mean, what of it.
a job in fashion. some days you feel like you’re on top of the world, other days you feel like crawling into a hole to hide from it all. it’s terrifying, intimidating, and most times, unforgiving… but it’s also liberating, electrifying and so rewarding. and as challenging as it is day in and day out, it’s the very thing that keeps your heart pumping. so you keep fighting… and creating… and staying inspired. everyday.