a Taylored Approach
It's no secret I believe the circle of friends I've surrounded myself with are #GirlBosses. Call it a bond of retail, call it a bond of older sibling syndrome or call it a bond of passion but to this day, I am incredibly thankful these women have come into my life. I am still trying to land a tagline to don the next level of bosses that don't need the prefix of "girl" because in my core, I believe even though the movement inspired me to be a driver of my career, it's been done and I'm ready for the next thing. The women who want to make a difference and ultimately, as I've experienced a desire for in the last year, the women who want to drive change. The women who want to be bold.
I've been thinking a lot about my career lately as my 5 year work-a-versary has arrived. 1.7.13. 5 years. 15% of my life (Yes, I am totally a numbers geek now) but nonetheless, 15% of my life and an uncountable number of hours I spend with a team I love, in an industry I am beyond passionate about that's going through a ton of change which ultimately has ignited my perseverance to turn what I know to be true upside down. A future brand president? Lately, I've had grande thoughts. And for those who have followed the blog since the beginning, you know work is the one thing I can't shut out, the one thing in my life that has taken over and still the one thing in my life the right love could conquer.
As I reflect on the last 5 years, the girl who walked into that office 5 years ago is completely different than the mighty blonde in the enormous fur jacket who charges in each day with the belief even in the slightest way, she could leave her mark and be that difference. I am humbled by the fast track I've had in my career and as I take a step back to understand how I've accomplished all of it, a few things come to mind. If I could tell my 20 year old timid self how to own a room, she'd succeed with just these 5.
1) Trust your gut. Stop questioning yourself.
2) There are no ceilings.
3) The work Tay will always be fearless.
4) Don't apologize.
5) Be passionate. It will be the reason you reach for things and ultimately, how you captivate a room.
And while the work scale still excels, a New Year is here to find new ways to recharge the career mind of TC. In my dad's recent post about 'tude, there were a few catchy things that resonated with me of how I can up the 'tude in my personal life. I'll throw a few words at you as I think New Years #goals. Attitude. Fortitude. Magnitude. Put them all together and you can change the course, keep the good that's present going and ultimately, reshape what you want your future to look like. That's the personal side of TC right now. I'm basically Meg Ryan's character in You've Got Mail (ironically her AIM username was Shop Girl, how fitting!), where when I have a game time decision or moment, I get tongue-tied, can't articulate what I really want to say, explain how I really feel or what I really want. And while she is cute, the work TC would totally kick this TC's tush. So goal #1 is for Tay to be bold inside and outside of the office.
I'll leave you with this as I soak in the fashion of the Globes and add to my must watch list.
Leave something better than you found it and be the change you want to see.
It's official. A Taylored Approach landed herself a domain. So techie of me right? But it was time to up the ante and make it known with my own .com. The main reservation I had starting a blog was finding the right name. I overthink. I criticize. I get scared. I get "Taylored." So instead of putting the blogging goal off with every excuse in the book, I took a leap this year (a pretty big one) to go with what felt right. Being me. The girl who is accessory obsessed with little things everywhere in her home and is easily thrilled by something as simple as a flamingo snow globe. The girl who struggles with finding balance between work and making time for love. The girl who has no fear being a boss in the office but when it comes to navigating life outside those glass doors, needs a bit of a nudge. This blog is for her.
So what is A Taylored Approach?
It's a place that is 100% TC. It's always glittery. It will hope to inspire you to let go and live your best life. It's a vision that came to life the day I stood outside that Pink door in 105* heat lathered in sequins. It's my photographic journal. It's a daily reminder that everyone's path is just that... your own. It's my heart. It's my home.
What better way to celebrate than with a mini Veuve and the tallest champagne stem ever. It's a chic step up from my Olivia Pope inspired red wine beauties. With Fall vibes in the air, I decided it was time to switch up the fur setup at the TA office with my Vince coyote jacket. When I'm feeling inspired, I cuddle up, play tunes and get in the zone.
A big sequin kiss to those who have been so supportive in encouraging me to make this creative and lifestyle venture a reality. Continue to follow it, share it and let your own approach on all things big and small let you live your best life.
If you stayed in the city this LDW, you have been treated to 1) the hottest weekend ever and 2) the most gorgeous of sunsets. Indian Summer has arrived! You can find me parked at Crissy Field with cute cans of vino as the skys have been quite the sight.
When I was little, it was always a bummer when my birthday rolled around because we either had to have my party (it was always Disney themed) before or after the Labor Day Holiday. Insert Minnie Mouse tears here. Now in my thirties and "gulp," when that next birthday arrives, it's a nice moment to be celebrated but honestly, lately, I enjoy a weekend with an open agenda. It's funny the planner in me let's go a little bit. The staples typically include; vanilla lattes, Rose's and lately, Rosé. I am dying to get to The Dorian for a taste of their Frosé.
One big project I needed to tackle this weekend was my closet. I am very fortunate as it's the highlight of my studio. The storage space is the equivalent of the raising hands emoji... just amazing. My goal was to make a seating area and a space to rotate a featured frock. Since the long weekend is a birthday hangover for me, sequins felt more than appropriate. Just outside the closet door, I added my ark bag to hang out with the gold birdie duo because she's a show stopper and deserves to be their sidekick. Next round of the closet project is color coding and a full reveal. Stay tuned.
Aside from catching up on life, long weekends are meant for venturing to new spots which for me still includes the search for the best iced Vanilla latte. If you've been on my side of Chestnut, you know the devastation I felt (OK, maybe a slight exaggeration) when my favorite bakery across the street closed. To this day, I wake up on Sundays craving their amazing vanilla. Today's try, Equator Coffee at Fort Mason. It was delicious and of course, I loved their panther logo. I pulled the trigger for a sprinkled splurge as soon as I saw that donut. The perfect accessory with your side of coffee are September issues. An easy formula to create your own easy like Sunday morning scene.
Cheers to savoring the next two days of the long weekend and capturing city snaps!