In this year of blogging, when we’ve written about “the heavy stuff” we’ve been referencing furniture we haul from the dumpster or days we decide that an outfit with two statement necklaces is better than an outfit with one. We hesitated for a minute about sharing our newest project with you, because it’s heavy in a new sense. But that’s nonsense. You believe in us, and we believe in keepin’ it real. So here we go…
I got laid off this week. As you may know, I work at an ad agency. And like every other business, sometimes ad agencies have to make reductions. But unlike every other business, the agency I worked at is made up of people who set the standard when it comes to the brains in their heads and the kindness in their hearts. It’s the kind of place where the people who stayed were as hurt as those who left. And it probably would have been a lot easier if it was the kind of place where I had wanted to give unladylike hand gestures instead of hugs on my way out the door.
Now let’s please pause. If you’re giving your computer puppy dog eyes right now, Gwyneth would like to remind you that she’s the only one with a legitimate excuse. (And her excuse is that she’d like a treat.) You however, have no reason – we’ve got this!
Remember our DIY No-Sew Feather Dress? That started out as a boring old shift that we weren’t crazy about. Broken pieces of jewelry and scraps of trim came together as our DIY Tassel Necklace. Our Dumpster Dive Dresser? Well, that started out as busted piece of trash. And of course, the inspiration for all these projects and the reason we started blogging in the first place came from the best mistake we ever made – moving to New York. Maybe you could say we’re a case-study-in-the-making when it comes to taking what’s undesirable and turning it into something we love.
While we don’t know what this project’s “after” picture will look like, we’re pretty sure our formula works. Believing in the possibility, celebrating the ups, riding out the downs and using a little elbow grease hasn’t failed us yet! So stay tuned! As with all our DIYs, we’ll let you know how we turn this one into something we love.
mk & Gwynnie