Wednesday, April 17th, 2013...9:10 am

A week in my shoes

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Sandals by J. Shoes

On sunny days, my most comfortable sandals ever, by J. Shoes from Revolver. Kilim rug from Ebay.

 

Paloma Barcelo Desert Boot

My desert boots by Paloma Barcelo. On my Kite Wool Kilim rug by West Elm

 

Swedish Hasbeens High Heeled Jodhpur

My Swedish Hasbeens High Heeled Jodhpur, which are incredibly comfortable. On a Persian rug in my living room from a local antique shop. 

 

UGG Dakota Women's Slippers

At home, my UGG Women’s Dakota Moccasins. On the Anthropologie crewel rug in Viv’s room. 

 

dv by dolce vita

My DV by Dolce Vita wedges (similar). So glad I got these — they go with everything and are so comfortable. On my favorite kilim rug, from Ebay in my kitchen. 

 

Timberland Women's Classic Amherst Boat Shoe

For casual days, my  Timberland boat shoes. On an Alyson Fox for West Elm rug

 

And speaking of my week…

“I have a new life now.”

That’s what I kept saying to myself two weekends ago, right after my last day in the Storenvy office. That’s right — if you saw my piece on Lean In, you read this — I’ve decided to leave Storenvy, after four and a half wonderful, challenging, awesome, hard, wouldn’t-change-anything years.

Since Viv was born, I’ve only been at Storenvy part-time. And for the past few months, I’ve also been running my online store and blogging again. Stepping away from Storenvy means that the company will be able to hire a full-timer in my role (which is obviously best for a high-growth startup), and I’ll be able to focus on some exciting creative projects while also spending lots of time with Viv during the oh-so-special early years of her life. I still have my nanny for the same schedule, three days a week, but I now work out of Makeshift Society and local cafes.

I am incredibly excited about working for myself now! But there’s the self-doubt, too. My first priority is to meet the financial goals I’ve set — which, honestly, has already brought out some awesome creativity. I’ll be freelance writing (including contracting with Storenvy), launching an awesome new pop-up shop this summer and even launching a new business soon.

It’s hard to take risks like this. But as I’ve witnessed so many times before, great risk leads to great reward. Has this been true for you? Any encouraging words?

1 Comment

  • Isn’t self doubt great? I always tell myself to follow through with my worst nightmare in my head…what’s the worst that could possibly happen if everything falls apart? Usually it’s nothing more serious than having to start over. And that’s not so bad. Good luck! And thanks for sharing.

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