My loves, I look forward to summer every year. And this year will be different. But different doesn’t always mean better or worse, just not the same. With that in mind I’m planning things to look forward to, from my kiddie pool in the backyard to a virtual tour of Paris, these are my ideas. I would love to know yours!
Wishing us all a week of different and amazing shoes!
It’s a big weekend here at my house. My mom’s birthday. Mother’s Day (which can be a hard day for so many. If you’re hurting, if this day is painful, I’m wishing you peace). And today is my birthday! Things are a bit different this year. No big parties, which I’m very ok with. A little more introspection. But still a lot of champagne. While I can’t be with everyone I love today, I’m so grateful for all of my friends, family, and you!
This week I’m wishing us all peace, love, and amazing shoes! Xo RA
How crazy has it been for you? How are you feeling?
Over here there are good days and bad days. Ups and downs. One thing I’m needing? A day off. We’re at home, yes, but between the news, work, family, and all the things it feels like I go non-stop. So today? I’m taking me time. Maybe I’ll pamper myself- I need to do my roots and nails. Or maybe I’ll sleep. Or watch movies. But I’m giving myself permission to take a day for me.
If you need the same, here’s your permission. We’ll meet up and compare notes!
Wishing us all a week of needs met and amazing shoes! XO RA
The holidays look a bit different this year. This is usually the space where I would wish you a spring holiday, no matter what you celebrate, full of love, togetherness, and peace. Love and peace are still available, but for our future togetherness we have to be apart right now. It’s hard. There are days that I’m full of fear and anxiety, I miss family and loved ones, I miss going places. I get scared for so much. You may be feeling that way too. I have no idea what’s to come, but I do believe that we are promised that we don’t ever have to be alone. In the new normal of FaceTime and Zoom, I wish you comfort and togetherness. I hope when you’re feeling alone you remember how we love and need you. I wish that our collective fears will be calmed. And, as spring and these holidays are a message of renewal, I wish you new beginnings.
To us coming out of our apartness to better normals and sweeter togetherness.
We’re entering week 3? 4? of isolation. I feel like I’m still dealing with, and adjusting to all the changes to my schedule, my moods, and my thoughts. It’s a rollercoaster. One thing that I kept thinking about this week- connections. There is so much pressure right now to be so productive and be in all sorts of contact with our loved ones and friends. Yet, I had a week where I needed some alone time. Ironic? Maybe. But how are you balancing connecting with friends, with yourself, and the community?
Let’s chat about it!
Wishing us all a week of comforting connection and amazing shoes! Xo RA
I started the Sunday Chronicles section of the blog so that there was a space where we, as a community, could share and grow things that weren’t directly related to fashion. Now, that the world is a bit tipsy turvy, I wanted to open up this space as a place where we can connect, share our feelings, and get through this together. Last week I asked how you are doing. This week, I’m asking what coping mechanisms are getting you through this time. Share, and I can share with the group. Or email me (email@example.com). Tell me what’s going on. I’m thinking of you and wishing us all a week of comfort and amazing shoes.
Loves, it’s tough out there right now. There’s a good chance that you, or someone you know, are scared and worried about the COVID-19 virus and its impacts on our lives. I’m a fashion blogger and this not a medical blog. Please trust the medical professionals, take precautions, wash your hands, be kind, and let’s take care of the most vulnerable in our herds.
That being said, when we’re scared it can be hard, fear makes us do crazy things. People are stocking up on things like soap and hand sanitizer. Companies asking employees to work from home. Huge events are being canceled. For the record, I’m a fan of us all being cautious. I would rather events be put on hold and people be safe rather than events happen and people get sick. I’m a fan of protecting the herd. But I also know that caution can be fear driven and not fact driven.
So, what do we do?
Loves, I’m not sure. Again, I push us all to heed caution and take the health officials recommendations seriously. To balance living our lives (which we should! Dress fabulously! Shop! Hang out safely! Tip well! Order in Chinese Food!) and taking this pandemic as seriously as we should (don’t go out unnecessarily, wash those hands! Avoid crowds! Stay home and binge watch!).And I don’t have the answers.
What am I doing? Trying to support the people I can- calling my elderly friends, checking in on family. I’m also attempting to shop from local and indie stores. Everytime you shop here I appreciate it, as a small business owner. I’m attempting to pay that forward, shopping small, local, being aware that not only our health but people’s livelihood might be on the line. Then I’m avoiding gatherings that aren’t 100% needed. Staying in, resting, taking care all sound good right now, so I’m leaning into that. I’m also assessing and reassessing with every new release of information, etc. I’m trying to balance it all, and like us all, doing my best not to let my fears dictate anything.
What I truly believe this is a time to be kind to each other. We need each other- to help, to keep each other safe, to work together. Let’s do that. Let’s be kind, offer the best of us. We may all be scared, but let’s act like our best selves. We may all be a little (or a lot) anxious (I am), but being kind may be the perfect rememdy to the fear we have right now.
Wishing us all a week of fearless kindness and amazing shoes!
Here at Investment Piece we’re feminists (it’s not a dirty word). We truly believe that women and men are equal and should be treated as such. That being said, women are special. I’m sure that there are women in your life who’ve helped you, lifted you up, taken care of you, paved the way, and more. We love featuring other women entrepreneurs on this site, wearing women designers, and in general celebrating all the things that being a woman means.
Loves, let’s be honest there are times when being a woman is hard. (Just thinking about expounding on that makes me tired) So. Today, because it’s a day to celebrate us, instead of focusing on how hard it is, or how far we need to go, we want to hear about what’s great! What women in your life really helped you? Is amazing? Should be recognized? What do you love about the great women that you know? What are you doing to spread your greatness?
Today, I’m volunteering with a group of women who inspire me with their passion to make change and then having dinner with my mom (a real Shero).
I hope you get celebrated a bit today. I hope you celebrate women today. Here’s to us all!
Wishing us a week of equality and amazing shoes!