Yes, the struggle is real!
I can see it on the faces of my customers some days.
They’ve come in for something sensible, perhaps a black flat for work, or a pair of nude courts with a low-ish heel.
Oh, and look at those pretty green flats with a tangle of colours swirled across the toe!
Suddenly they can’t quite remember what it is they came in for … they’re too distracted by the pretties.
When I first opened six years ago, I had way too many of the pretty and not enough of the practical.
And yep, this did somewhat mirror my own taste!
I didn’t realise in those early days that many of my customers need me to have everything, from casual to sensible to corporate and from fun and glam to “why the hell not”.
I’m probably still dismissed sometimes as a shop to go to when you need “something special”.
I’m trying hard to dispel that image and ensure I have practical choices, too. They don’t get as many likes on Facebook and they don’t set the world on fire, but they’re an important part of the wardrobe.
We all need pretty AND practical in our lives, I think.
Until next time
Carol & CCx