Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today is the Day!

Today I head out to the lab and I can't wait to get there. I don't know how much I'll be allowed to share with you guys, but you know I'll try to get as much of a scoop as I can. I sent a package to meet me at the hotel loaded with a bunch of polish color options created by me, bloggers, culties, my kids and my friends. My goal is to work on these creations in the lab and get everything for the year finalized once and for all. This will mean that everything will pretty much be set for the rest of the year and avoid future delays. I don't know how many we will be able to get to in the limited hours I have there, but I'm hoping it's most of them. Worst case I'll have to go back out for a second trip and believe me, I don't mind that! LOL! Playing with polish all day? No not that! Ha! But it will be nice to know I have everything for the year set and then start working on next year. Apparently this is how the big dogs do it! (Said in my most sarcastic voice.) From a business perspective this makes sense. Everything is ready to roll and there are no delays and your year's business plans are all set. From my perspective the downside to this is the advanced planning leaves very little room for on the fly polish creations set to what everyone might be feeling and you all know we change our minds often! I think there will still be some tweaks, edits and additions throughout the year, but for the most part, I think this is a great idea.

My goal for 2012 is to release a collection every month and a half or two months. one collection will be more of the basics that my line is in need of. And the next collection will be more fun. And just back and forth like that throughout the year. Or at least that is how I envision it, but I am flexible, so let's see how it pans out. I want to focus on collections that work together too, so there may be a mix of basics/classics with the fun like I have been doing. I'm just very excited for what 2012 will bring. A little bummed that my Jan collection is delayed to Feb, but it is what it is. Better right than rushed.

Now for those who wondered what I wore to the airport, well, I wrote this post before Thursday and who knows if there will be a last minute change, but I took this outfit on a test run last weekend and this is most likely what I'll be wearing today! We went scouting some locations to take some marketing photos for Cult Nails, and decided to test out some shots while we were there, so you get two Outfit of the Days this week!

I went with the black leggings, a white tee, an oatmeal colored cardi and coral necklace. I think I would like it better with the gray tank and brown cardi, but this will work. I'm not huge into wearing leggings, but man talk about super comfy! I can definitely wear this on a long flight and stay comfy.

I am so loving this run down location. But if there isn't a train there when we go back, I'll be bummed. I'm hoping this is one of their pit stop locations, otherwise we'll have to keep looking. I envision this as the perfect backdrop to a very formal look for some unique Cult Nails marketing. 

Look at the sky! That was just amazing! 

What I'm wearing:
Tee: Basic white tee that I picked up at Walmart years ago.
Sweater: Flirty Cardi from Victoria's Secret for $29.95. They don't have this style anymore, but they have similar ones here on sale starting at $19.99!
Leggings: Black leggings from New York and Company that I bought years ago on clearance for I think $5. They have them on sale now for $10.50 here.
Shoes: Frye Regina ballet flat in dark brown from Zappos.
Necklace: From Francesca's Collections, I scored this one on clearance for $7.
Sunglasses: My Kate Spades

Of course with a little coaxing, I was able to convince Juan that he needed to do some outfit of the day photos too. He came home and edited his photo, so I think it might be easier to get him to do more of these. But seriously, I dress down and this is what he wears? He does this to me every time! If I dress up, he's wearing ripped jeans and a stained shirt, when I dress down and comfy, he throws on a nice sweater, jeans and shoes! LOL!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, what I wouldn't give to create nail polishes and such, but there's no way I could do it like you!

    I love those pictures with the backdrop! And thank you for sharing your outfits with us, it's actually something I can look at and possibly emulate so that I can look nice (I'm totally fashion-impaired).