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Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by Princess Lasertron.
I got back late last night from a one-week trip to Tulum, a beautiful city in the Mayan Riviera a few hours south of Cancun. It was full of white sandy beaches, ancient Mayan temples and pyramids, and happily scarce wi-fi and electricity that let me focus on relaxation and…you know. Myself. What mom wants. Hadn’t been prioritizing that lately as much as I need to, and when I spoke on stage at Pioneer Nation a few weeks ago about burnout, I had my Tulum Trip in the front of my mind the entire time. How wonderful it was to take a break in a faraway place where nobody needed me. I’m a very very very lucky woman to have had the opportunity to take off like that. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing (though I seem to collect experiences like that).
Pictures from Tulum are coming of course (and I posted a lot on Instagram!), but what about pictures of this adorable new Jane Dress from San Francisco-based designer Dear Creatures? Can I just do that first?
AND these shoes from Seychelles are so beloved by me that I own them in two colorways and they serve as bookends when I’m not wearing them because I love to look at them so much. I’m also proud that we have the last case of these shoes in the world, so if you want ‘em, you have to grab ‘em fast from Hello Holiday before you can only find them used on eBay! These kicks are sure to receive vintage shoe status in my closet and I look forward to Alice borrowing them in 15 years (unless refusing glamour is part of her teen rebellion). They’re also 20% off till Saturday at midnight!
Posted on 06. Feb, 2014 by Princess Lasertron.
I was in a crappy mood when Sarah took these pictures because I had just read the last article I ever want to read about nonsense fashion e-commerce startups owned by men getting fully funded. Nothing like that to get my gears grindin’.
People who know better than me (Tara Hunt (author, speaker, founder, badass) who co-founded Buyosphere which has been down its own long, winding road) tell me it’s not smart to read articles about competitors but I am usually glad I did because I always learn something. And I can always use my annoyance or frustration to fuel a better day of productivity at my own office. In any case, I have a hard time keeping my feelings off my face.
Tomorrow I’m going to the Joslyn Museum annual gala. (Unsure what to wear yet! I wish I had something full-length.)
Posted on 31. Jan, 2014 by Princess Lasertron.
Working today with Alice, who has been a bit under the weather. She was REAL sick on Wednesday, and then I had an Airbnb guest come on Thursday so we’ve been staying at my parents house since then. She’s probably well enough to go back to school, but the 45-minute drive into Omaha from their house makes sleeping in much too tempting.
Have any of you night owls ever tried making yourselves go to sleep at night instead of working late? Hello Holiday is full-time, bouquets for Princess Lasertron are still happening (I’ve got to make eight this month!) except I’m doing all of those without help now, I’m working with a new designer to re-design this website (yay!), I’m trying to promote a book, there’s a social justice passion project I’m working on in Omaha on my own time, I have Alice all day half the time, and I’m basically running a full-time hostel through Airbnb. None of that is really getting 100% of my effort.
In the past year, with so much more parenting and work responsibility on my plate, I’m finding that I can’t be as productive at night as I used to be. I miss the days SO MUCH when I could stay up until 4 or 5am and get tons of projects finished. I found I was most creative during those times and thought of my best ideas, but now I just feel totally tapped out and exhausted. But when I turn in early for bed, I feel like I’m wasting time sleeping.
If I want to feel productive, work as hard as I want to work, and be present enough for my daughter, something’s gonna have to change. Don’t quite know what that is yet. I’m fine saying “no” to things, but I don’t want to. I like all the things.