December in Photos

1/10/2016
Sorry for the delay in putting this up! Instead of my usual monthly summary of the outfits I wore (though don’t worry, that’s in here too—scroll to the bottom!), I’m going to go over all the fun things that happened to me over the course of my holidays, but that never quite made it onto the blog!

1. Reed!
There was that time when he invited me out to the Photo Studio…

Actually, it happened twice!

Actually, it happened twice!

Hmm…trying to tell me something, Reed?

Hmm…trying to tell me something, Reed?

Well, at least we made some photos and fun memories!

Well, at least we made some photos and fun memories!

Gotta say, I’m grateful to that dude. He dragged me out of the store on a day when I seriously needed some fresh air!

2. Cake!
I met a couple of customers/friends at the cake shop a while back, and enjoyed a delicious snack break with them.

“Cake is one of my favorite things, y’know! But…”

“Cake is one of my favorite things, y’know! But…”

“Well, I’m a little annoyed! Susan, he won’t buy me the 10 fruitcakes I came for.”

“Well, I’m a little annoyed! Susan, he won’t buy me the 10 fruitcakes I came for.”

Sometimes girls just gotta have their cake, and boys just don’t understand that, am I right?

3. Makeovers!
I got to spend some quality girl time with the amazingly talented gals (and guys!)

"Now just sit back..."

“Now just sit back…”

"...relax..."

“…relax…”

"...there, didn’t I tell you you’d love it?"

“…there, didn’t I tell you you’d love it?”

4. Outfits!
My favorite thing to do is put together outfits, obviously—it’s why I’m in this business!—but what tops even that is putting together outfits for the people I really care about. I got to do that a couple of times this month, for both Michaela and Daphne, two lovely ladies I look up to a whole lot. The best part was, they both could not have loved my selections any more than they did!

“I can’t wait to wear this to work!”

“I can’t wait to wear this to work!”

“Actually, it’s too cute for work. Let’s get our picture taken instead!”

“Actually, it’s too cute for work. Let’s get our picture taken instead!”

“Susan, would you believe it if I told you I have a…date…with this guy?!”

“Susan, would you believe it if I told you I have a…date, with…this guy?!”

"I knew you would!"

“I knew you’d say yes!”

“And wouldn’t you know it—your outfit made the evening!”

“And wouldn’t you know it—your outfit made the evening!”

5. Monthly slideshow!
As promised, here are some shots of my favorite outfits from last month. Enjoy!

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As always, thanks for reading. And get excited, because my move to Beaumonde city keeps getting closer and closer! Right now, it’s looking like I’ll get there sometime in May. That’s a lot of time, but also not a lot of time! And I promise to keep blogging about it right on through.

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Tegwyn Time

4/30/13

I had a new customer at Lilac Breeze today—pro photographer Tegwyn!

How exciting!

How exciting!

Of course, she’s been in before, but just to take photographs and never to buy anything. I found her some new shorts and then met her in the park later in the day.

She’s pretty photogenic herself, huh?

She’s pretty photogenic herself, huh?

After that, I did a little shopping for myself—got some new makeup and hit the photo studio to return Tegwyn’s favor of visiting my boutique. And speaking of the boutique, I switched around my store interior and sold some mannequin outfits as a result.

 

Feelin’ Flirty?

1/25/13

I started my day by playing around with a bold outfit. Naturally, and because it was pouring snow outside, I kept it to a toned-down sort of look, without too much exposed skin. 

Whatever the style, I love prints!

Whatever the style, I love prints!


On my way to work I walked through downtown, where I saw a couple of ladies snapping pictures.

Excuse me, but aren't you freezing in that?

Excuse me, but aren’t you freezing in that?

 They looked vaguely familiar, and then I realized why—I helped them in the store just the other day when I put together a flirty-stle outfit for the girl posing in the pictures. I guess Avalon, with the camera, is working to make her shy and yet undisputedly gorgeous pal June into an Internet fashion sensation.
I spent a little time at the store and browsed through the cosmetics selection before lunch, and that evening I hit the Buyer’s Center once the shop closed up. While I was over on that side of town, I figured I might as well stop by the new furniture store which recently opened up.

Hi, Harris!

Hi, Harris!

It looks great, and I was able to get some new apartment furnishings. I’ve been dying to expand my furniture collection, but once those pieces get delivered, the question becomes not what my living room looks like, but where I’m going to store all this spare furniture when it’s not in use.

I’ve Got Style

1/15/13

Today I tried something I’ve never done before—I dressed in the outfit I was wearing outside of Styleville.

Pretty nice, no? No?

Pretty nice, no? No?

 And the best part was, when I wore it out and about, everyone noticed! I got a bunch of complements from my customers (and I even managed to sell similar ensembles to a couple of them). After working the shop for a little while (and selling outfits off of mannequins left and right), I decided to pop by downtown. It was the middle of the day, and I ran into Michaela and Ruby, whose grandmother founded Zhade, taking a stroll after getting lunch. Ruby even complemented my outfit, and promised that a Zhade branch would be opening soon at Styleville’s Buyer’s Center. I, for one, was pretty excited, because a lot of customers have been asking for luxury items lately. As soon as I heard that the branch was officially open, I headed over to pick up some things, and to get their brand rep, Kenna, to give me a taste of Zhade’s style.

That's me, in the lap of luxury!

That’s me, in the lap of luxury!

 I also stopped by Le Spark, another new storefront at the Center, and played it up with their fun, flirty style.

So much pink! Seriously though, Le Spark is the man.

So much pink! Seriously though, Le Spark is the man.

 On my way home, I popped into the hair salon and cosmetics studio to grab a couple of things, and I noticed that a new store had opened up across the street from the Buyer’s Center. Wonder what it is? Well, the important thing is that I got my picture taken downtown and my face in the Street Snaps section of Nuances e-zine, which put a grin on my face when I finally crashed into bed.

Whose Assistant?

1/13/13

When I opened up shop this morning, one of my first customers was this gal Tristain, who asked me to find her a feminine, mature-looking coat or piece of outerwear.

No wonder, right? She’s got to be cold in that outfit!

No wonder, right? She’s got to be cold in that outfit!

 She snapped up the first thing I suggested, and then told me she was planning to apply for an assistant position at Ingrid’s cosmetics studio! As soon as I had a free minute, I told Shea to watch out for the shop and ran over to see how things turned out for Tristain. Answer? Ingrid has a new assistant! 

It's so cool to see our businesses expanding like this!

It’s so cool to see our businesses expanding like this!

Later that same day, a girl who came in told me that she got her hair done by Celeste’s new assistant.  I had just gotten a brand-new hairstyle that I picked out myself…

Pretty cute, right? Oh, and do you like Tristain's makeup job?

Pretty cute, right? Oh, and do you like Tristain’s makeup job? And that’s Xander in the background.

 …but it was worth getting a new ‘do to meet this guy. He’s super-nice, really outgoing and friendly, and he did my hair in the cutest style! 

Matches my makeup perfectly, doesn’t it?

Matches my makeup perfectly, doesn’t it?

I headed back to the shop then, and while I was going through the back room, I found a bunch of options for interior and exterior remodeling. I’d been getting a bit bored of the same-old-same-old inside the store, so I mixed things up a bit with a new interior and a completely restyled exterior, as well as a new men’s mannequin. The theme for the interior and exterior pieces I picked was “simple,” but my customers kept asking me for “pop” clothes…maybe I’ll have to remodel again soon? (Oh, good!) On my way out later that night, I saw a guy admiring the mannequin I’d put together, but I didn’t have time to help him because it was past closing time and Shea and I both had to get home. 

You’re welcome to come back tomorrow, of course!

You’re welcome to come back tomorrow, of course!

Try It On For Size

1/6/13

The other day I got my hair done at Celeste’s Salon for the very first time. Today, my face got a turn being pampered when I stopped into Ingrid’s cosmetics store, which had its grand re-opening yesterday!

Let's hear it for cosmetics!

Let’s hear it for cosmetics!

I tried on a bunch of things and then got my hair done (again–see above).

A couple of days ago I also swung by the café, where I met this guy Cecil, and I ran into him again downtown today, where he complimented my outfit! 

Aw, that's really sweet of you!

Aw, that’s really sweet of you!

On a later stop downtown, I also met this guy Rocco, who speaks about himself in the third person and is apparently the son of the Phoenix of Fashion, whoever that is…

The fashion-fabulous Rocco.

The fashion-fabulous Rocco.

Michaela stopped by my shop to tell me about a cell phone app which lets me access the Online Fashion Plaza. She also gave me a mannequin, which I’m letting Shea take care of dressing (once I’ve coordinated the outfit, of course). Those things creep me out. Still, right after we put it up in the window, someone stopped by and snatched the clothes off it! Seriously, like one second later. It was awesome.

 

The brands SoyMilk and Marble Lily also arrived at the Buyer’s Center today, after Daphne came by and asked which brand I’d like to see next. Once they were set up, I popped in and said hello and bought a lot of stuff from reps Marigold and Lisa—shopping is just too much fun to resist!

A luxury brand called Zhade is also going to be setting up shop in town soon—I met the granddaughter of the company’s founder downtown, where she was talking to Michaela about how Zhade would help make our fashionable town even more fashionable. 

Cutting-edge luxury--the perfect addition to any wardrobe!

Cutting-edge luxury fashions–I can’t wait!

I even found this coat that looks almost like my favorite coat outside of Styleville—I love it!! 

Warm, elegant, and best of all, fashionable!

Warm, elegant, and best of all, fashionable!

Plus, I opened up shop in the Fashion Plaza! My code is S53B45B28, so feel free to drop by and say hi.

To top it all off, Michaela called later and told me to meet her at the dome that’s been constructed in town in the evening. I wasn’t sure what was going on, but when I arrived, Michaela and Avery announced that this was the first of many fashion contests the town will be experiencing! Emmylou was entering, so I went backstage to say hi. And, get this—her outfit won! Once the contest was over, I followed everyone to the hottest ritzy-n-glitzy downtown hotel for the after party, where I got to talk to Emmylou and her model.

All in all, I had an awesome day here in Styleville, and I can’t wait until the contests open up to anyone who’s interested, because guess who is interested? That’s right—me. I can’t wait to win!

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