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And You Will Always Look Lovely...

And You Will Always Look Lovely...

One of my favorite quotes is by Roald Dahl and it goes like this: "A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always...

How AV Launch Day Went Down

How AV Launch Day Went Down

One of the reasons I started selling vintage modern clothing in my shop is because Portland really lacks women's clothing stores that share my same love for feminine and romantic aesthetics. Shopping for me in the city of Portland means going to at least 5 different stores and usually not finding anything I like. There is nothing wrong with the shops...

Still learning new things everyday as an entrepreneur...

Still learning new things everyday as an entrepreneur...

I'm part of a couple small business groups in Portland and in one of them I get weekly assignments I have to turn in. I also recently started my own small business group that caters to introverts...haha, it's called Kindred Plum. It may not seem like it, but I am an introvert, big time.  Anyhow, the point of this journal...

A Typical Adored Vintage Work Day

A Typical Adored Vintage Work Day

Hate to burst the bubble, but a typical work day at Adored Vintage doesn't take place in a dreamy field in England. Le sigh, if only! As a small business owner and wearer of all hats (preferably the straw ones) for my shop, I do a lot of little things to keep myself motivated to work. I love my job!...

Hey Mojo, is that you?

Hey Mojo, is that you?

Ok, you guys! Turns out releasing the feelings I've had inside in yesterday's blog post DID make me feel better. And also a FULL day of rest with intermittent stretching has done wonders for my back. Also, copious amounts of laying around with a heating pad while rewatching old episodes of Friends...  Actually, I wasn't super unproductive yesterday. I DID...

Checking In

Adored Vintage / The Shopkeeper's Journal

Can I be real with you for a minute? Of course I can, we're friends right? I'm not even sure to begin so I am going to set a timer on my phone and just write for a solid 10 minutes. Maybe. *sets timer* *sigh* Ok...as you may or may not know, I closed down a brick and mortar in...

The Final Week

The Final Week

I have just a little over a week left on Clinton. Half of the store fixtures have already sold at our sister shop, Chapter Mercantile. Some of the store fixtures sold to the new tenant taking over our shop space here in SE Portland. I will be moving back into the old AV HQ with bare bones as far as...

Feeling Overwhelmed...It's Temporary

Feeling Overwhelmed...It's Temporary

I don't get overwhelmed very easily and I usually keep my cool and wits about me under pressure. I haven't gotten to the tipping point yet, but I am aware of it all rising up from the pit of my stomach and sneaking into my chest, and bubbling out from my throat...and ugh...possibly leaking out of my eyes. I hate...

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