One trend that has been very popular this spring, and will easily transition into summer, is flower crowns. They are a very feminine and natural accessory that ties in with the 1970s theme that has been a focal point so far this year.
While I think that they are very pretty, I can’t imagine being able to pull off this accessory in everyday life. One easier way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe is a headband, such as one from Indie and Chic. It has the same summery and girly feel but is more appropriate to wear to work or school. It easily dresses up any outfit: from a dress to jeans and a t-shirt. Custom headbands are available as well so you can come up with your own perfect flower headband!
sorry I have been gone so long from the blog. life has been hectic and crazy. I've also been trying to spend lots of time with my friends and enjoying the last few days of being a college student.
in a few minutes I'm leaving to head to Minneapolis to pick up my Aunt and lil counsin from the airport. We are going to the Mall of America, they've never been, should be a lot of fun :)
The graduation drama has begun though, the storms in the south have caused my mom's flight to get cancelled. She is really stressed trying to get through to the airline to get another flight, so please keep your fingers crossed!! I'm hoping she catches a new flight tonight or tomorrow morning.
Friday night we are taking a bunch of my friends out to eat at my favorite Mexican restaurant, I'm excited for my mom to meet my boyfriend and my friends!! Then Saturday is the graduation and Sunday my mom and I begin the 20hr drive back to Alabama. YAY!
what I really wish I could post is a video of myself attempting to carry three 50lb boxes across campus to the mail room. but alas I have no one to hold the camera... it would have been epic.
loving this over exposed, dirty mirror self-portrait
trying to stay positive... things have gotten so bad that I've begun procrastinating with Yahtzee on my phone. I told you... it's bad. haha.
I will leave you with my to-do list as to motivate myself and hold myself accountable! Send some motivation my way blog land, this girl needs it.
Things to do before Friday at 5pm
*Ship 3 boxes home
*Make sure I haven't left anything in storage
*Clean out car
*Get car serviced
*Break and have a mini dance party
*Take unwanted items to the campus Reuse Room
I will reward myself with a new print from etsy, something inspiring and meaningful :) xoxo lovers!
I'm packing like a crazy person.
I'm trying to figure out how I accumulated so many things in 4 years.
Dreading saying goodbye to my friends and boyfriend.
Excited that in less than 2 weeks my family will be here.
Sleeping in as much as possible and staying up really late.
Band of Brothers marathons with the boy.
and digesting this period of my life called college.
I can't even believe I'm typing this post right now. I'm still in shock. I received a job offer today and I'm on my way to fax over my acceptance papers. I feel so overwhelmed with everything and I'm feeling really fortunate that I have a job when I graduate... really really fortunate.
I start work June 22nd. So that isn't very far away... I'll be relocating back to the South... can't believe I'm saying that. WOW! The plan is to graduate May 28th, and then drive back to Alabama with Russ (because everyone needs a road trip buddy with good music taste) and then a small graduation party June 5th in the backyard. I'm soooo excited, I've never had a graduation party before :) Then I have a few weeks till I fly in to Baton Rouge to begin my job.
A few downsides... I'll be living in a hotel for 3 weeks at time and then flown home for a week, this will happen through the end of December. I'll be working 14-16 hours a day for a total of 60 - 70 hours a week. This means I will probably have to temporarily close the Indie and Chic shop mid June. I'm thinking of only accepting custom orders and wholesale projects through the end of the year. I'm really sad about this, but I may find a way to make it work. I want to be the best employee I can be and not be worried about my own shop while working such long hours.
So yea... that is the run down. Thanks for all the good vibes you guys have been sending me over the last few days. I'm really excited for this next chapter in my life :)
things are starting to hit me. I have 17 days left of college. 17 days left of walking down a hallway to shower and brush my teeth, cafeteria style meals, using a key card to purchase snacks and enter the dorm, paying $1.25 for a load of laundry. 17 days left of a place I've called home for 4 years. I never thought I'd be this attached, moving to Wisconsin was the biggest change of my life, I was 18 and I thought I knew everything. Now, I'm 22 and I feel like I don't know enough. I'm really struggling this week as I begin to pack and purge what has been my college life.
I got finished a day early! So ya know what, the Summer Collection is in the etsy shop a day early. I'm really excited and I hope you love each and every piece, I worked hard to bring in a lot of new items and designs. Something for everyone I hope.
Most of the items are one of a kind, in that I won't be relisting the items again for some time, if ever. The exception being the leaf hair clips which there will be 4 listed and then Poof! gone. So snag these beauties before they are disappear.
I'm already planning the fall collection, having a blast with the shop. Feeling pretty legit as the Indie & Chic owner.
**Oh and every customer this week is automatically entered into a drawing for a custom headband, I'll draw a winner Sunday night**
and what are you doing with your life? oh, you know the usual... updating my etsy shop and taking better photos of my product. I mean who isn't doing that right now? haha.
Is it weird that when Russ is away I enjoy locking myself in my room and working on the shop? Mind you I have Arizona tea and upbeat indie music as company. My biggest problem is having to walk ALL the way down the hall to pee.... tough life over here.
In other news I got the front of my postcard back from my designer... can't wait to see the back :) eeek!!
What are you cool people up to this weekend? Let me live vicariously through you, PLEASE! :)
Lots and lots has been going on the last week life wise. Over spring break things just started snowballing with a job offer through the company I interned with last summer.
At first I wanted nothing to do with the job, I was being snobby and not wanting to leave the Midwest area. I didn't think I would enjoy being back in the South for the summer months. But after some late nights and talking with a few people from within the company I began to change my mind. The company asked to set up a phone interview, which was Wednesday, and let me tell you I've never felt so nervous in my whole life. I was praying I didn't puke on the phone.
Interviews are always a growing process, and I know I wasn't perfect, but I survived. I think they also got a good grasp on the type of person I was and my work ethic. The first few minutes of the interview they were describing the job to me... I think I was drooling. Yes, the hours are long 60-70hrs a week, lots of driving and hauling around coolers of water samples.... but I'd see the beach every day. I'd be part of the revival of the Gulf Coast oil disaster. A place that I've grown up a place that deserves to be healthy again. And so I am pumped. I am hoping I get the job. I'd be living in Mississippi for 6 months (December 2011) and then I might get transferred to a home office within the company.
As excited as I am, I have no idea how I will continue the shop while working 12-16 hour days. It seems impossible, but I'm not going to give up. I might just have to strengthen my wholesale market. I'll just have to see what I can do and keep myself healthy. I do NOT want to resent my new job or my business, so finding a balance will be first on my agenda in June.
I'm also in the process of packing up my room and purging all my dorm gear. I might have a huge craft supply sale on here, I just never scrapbook and I hate to see the items go to waste. Would you all be interested in that? Let me know.
I've almost finished listing all the items for the Tuesday reveal :) I'm really excited!! My goal is to sell 25 items in the first week and if I do I'm going to giveaway a free Custom Headband to one of the customers.
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- graduate college
- spend lots of time with Russ and friends
- go to as many gatherings as possible
- summer collection release
- sleep under the stars
- sell 30 items in the shop
- send out postcards to past customers
- blog tweaks
- have fun and enjoy this month!
It's been so hard to keep this a secret, Indie and Chic has it's first ever intern! I'm so excited to introduce you to Megan, we've already been brainstorming together and have lots of new ideas for the shop/blog. Please welcome Megan to the I&C family :)
Hi everyone! My name is Megan and I am so very excited to be an intern for Indie and Chic! I live in Pennsylvania and have just recently graduated from college with a degree in elementary education. Right now I am working as a substitute teacher which definitely keeps me busy, but I love it! I have a lot of hobbies that I enjoy most of which involve doing any sort of craft project. Making scrapbooks, reading, baking, and thrifting are some of my favorite things to do. I’m also a huge Harry Potter fan. I am looking forward to working with Samantha on Indie and Chic and learning from her along the way! You’ll be hearing from me each month on the blog with a fashion trends post featuring items from the Indie and Chic Shop.
Have a wonderful Monday and check out the sneak peeks if you haven't yet :)
I am getting sooo excited to release the Summer collection. I finished all the items last night and took pictures this afternoon. Still have to price, list and get descriptions ready... oh and edit the 427 photos I took today. haha lots of work to do, but it's so exciting!
The release will officially be May 10th. This line has limited quantities and I don't think I'll be creating the pieces again after, I'll move onto the next collection. So if you have your eye on an item, snag it. I'll release more specifics on quantities closer to the reveal :)
Check back tomorrow for a very exciting announcement! :) xoxo