Collar to Cuff

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” — Coco Chanel

Dressing bust forms, abbeys, displays, and toppers; opening merchandise, changing walls, displaying clothing, sectioning the store, promoting sales, and coordinating clothing may be a foreign language to some, but for me it is the norm.

7/25/13 for most just another day for me it was the day I landed my current job; year and a half later, two promotions in hand I don’t regret walking in for the interview or accepting the job. My managers call me “the supervisor” but my official title is visual merchandiser. Visual merchandising requires creativity, style, and a sense for the aesthetic. Many shutter at the thought of holding my position due to the vast amount of labor and exertion needed to fulfill all the duties and the sheer fact that holding my position means being responsible for boosting store sales and making sure that customers walk out satisfied with their purchase. I’ve aided customers in finding outfits fit for their current need whether it be an outfit for a blind date, anniversary, holiday party, movie date, graduation pictures, among other occasions and when I check them out many are astounded by the low cost of what they've purchased whilst still staying under budget.

For me being a college student having to pay for textbooks can sometimes get in the way of being able to purchase an item of clothing that’s caught my eye . I know I am not the only person in this situation and so I want to aid others with their purchases without costing them style, quality, or excess money.

Fashion exists in everything we do; no two people have the same sense of style there’s a uniqueness attributed to what we wear based on who and how we want people to perceive us as. For me the clothing I wear is a form of not only self expression but creativity; a way to communicate without speech and because of that I want to help my readers master their personal style. Through reading my blog I want to show readers of the latest trends, fashion news, advice, and ongoing sales. Join me and I’ll help you express your style without going over budget or regretting the swipe of your card; from collar to cuff with the utilization of essential accessories.

“I like my money right where i can see it; hanging in my closet”- Carrie Bradshaw.

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