Q&A Part 1: Process of hiring a Seamstress, Purchasing Wholesale, Steps to Starting a Business

In this video I talk about: Process of hiring a Seamstress, Making Patterns from Scratch, Etsy, Building my Website, Marketing, Steps to start a Business, Purchasing Wholesale, and Why Skirts??? If you have more questions list them below and I’ll answer them in a future video.

Sapphire Summer

So it’s halfway through the year. Time went by so fast. My business is officially 8 months today!  Looking back, I’ve worked my ass off and have learned so much about this business. Although wishing I’d gone to fashion school, I feel like what I’m doing now is the path I’m supposed to be going down.  Everything is falling into place and God has literally sent the most amazing people in my life that I would have never seen myself even meeting.
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For several years, I prayed that God bless me with my dream job. I prayed for this but not knowing what I wanted my dream job to be.  I can truly say that the empire that I am building is the dream job that God dreamt for me.  I really wish that I could show you all everything that has happened from April 2013 until now.  To think that I’ve ONLY been sewing for 2 years and now own my clothing line that is already in a couple stores within the first year of my collection launching blows my mind.  I seriously cannot fathom all of this. I really wish I could take you all down memory lane to see all of the people that I’ve met that volunteered to help me because they believed in me and my brand.  These people aren’t just some airheads off the street either. These are some extremely smart people who I still cannot believe they were sent my way. God truly works in mysterious ways.  It makes me tear up just looking back at all that has happened and the things I know the future holds.  The project that I am working on now behind the scenes literally blows my mind. I cannot even believe that I’m even in the position to be doing it.  God is good. He is good to me.  If you want something bad enough, put in the work.  I hate reading, but I read about the business because I want to be successful.  I’m an introvert and hate being around a lot of people, but God has literally pushed me out there and I’ve have the most extraordinary people.  I hate public speaking, but with this business, that totally goes out the window. It’s all or nothing.  When you have to talk about yourself as a designer and talk about your collection, you have one shot. It’s all God though.  God made all of this possible. I give him all of the glory and all of the praise.

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Tank: Old Navy
Midi Skirt: TJ Sewer
Heels: Just Fab

How to Style a Basic Tee

T-shirts are a “must have” in everyone’s wardrobe.  They are extremely comfortable, they can be dressed up or down, and they’re pretty much a classic staple that can be worn years to come.
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adCollage Ok, so below I have provided 3 totally different looks for 3 separate occasions. Hope you enjoy them.

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pgsCollageSunnies: JCP// Tee: HERE// Blazer: Thrifted// Jeans: American Eagle// Purse: New York// Watch: TJ Maxx// Bracelet: Charlotte Russe// Heels: Target// Scarf: Forever21// Lipstick: MAC’s Ruby Woo

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leopardsmall2leopard3lepcollageEarrings: New York// T-Shirt: HERE// Skirt: DIY (Tutorial HERE)//Purse:  Charming Charlie// Heels: Target// Lipstick: NYX Butter Lipstick in Licorice
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Tshirt: HERE// Sunnies: Charlotte Russe// Earrings: Charlotte Russe// Skirt: DIY (Similar tutorial HERE…Use the underlining to the skirt in this tutorial)// Jacket: Don’t Remember// Heels: JustFab// Clutch: DIY (similar tutorial HERE) Lipstick: NYX Lip Cream in Morocco

So ….SOUND OFF!!! Which look was your favorite? Comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

(Special THANK YOU to Adrienne for collaborating with me. Such a ridiculously sweet person. Hope to do this again in the future!  XOXO)
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Transitioning into my Summer Wardrobe

So today I decided that I was going to take a look back at past looks and pick out my favorites that I plan on transitioning into my Summer wardrobe.  I chose four looks and I’ve linked them back to their original posts so that you can check out how I went about creating the look and/ or the DIY tutorial I provided.
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Look #2: Neon Maxi Dress
Look #3: Neon Maxi Skirt
Look #4: Water Color Skirt Set
What are some of your favorite garments that you are excited to be transitioning into this season?  Comment below. I’s love to hear about it.
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