A pink Lilly dress with anchors (hard to tell, it’s in the fabric), Kate Spade sunnies with bows, a straw clutch….. I’d like to think I’m verging but haven’t gone overboard with the prep. I tried on my Jacks with it though. That was where I drew the line & replaced them with my heels.
I’m pretty much wearing all my new favorite items of the summer, all of which were bought with the thought of how perfect they’d be for our ladies luncheon on the Cape. Each year my mother-in-law & sisters-in-law ditch the men & kids for a nice lunch out followed by shopping. And I have to look the part right? Obviously though these photos don’t look very Cape Cod-ish- I couldn’t wait so gave the outfit a test run on date night this past week. It passed the test of stuffing my face with mussels & wine so I think we’re a go for vacation!
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What was your background (schooling, first jobs, etc.)? How has your career evolved?
I majored in Political Science in college and after studying how messed up our country is, I decided that I really did not want to be in politics after all. My first job in New York was as a Sales Assistant at a Bridal Magazine (who knew there were so many veil brands!). I went from there to an Executive Assistant at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (A holistic nutrition school, of which I’m also a graduate. Fun fact!). In 4 years at IIN, I moved up the ranks until I became the Director of Sales and lead a team of almost 40 people. It was an unreal experience but I left last year to start my business, the Lemon Stripes Store.
One day in 7th grade U.S. History a girl who sat next to me (& shall not be named) stared me down & then informed me I wore too much blush. Obviously I have never been able to let this go as my unfortunate blush situation was due to a skin ailment thankyouverymuch. However, she did have a point as my flaming red cheeks were not a good look. Rosacea is not just a blushing complexion- it’s like having a permanent sunburn almost. You can feel the heat radiating from your face when you have a flare up. There are 4 types, with one including pimple like bumps & another that can thicken the skin & enlarge the nose. So yeah, you want to get that checked out. (The 4th is ocular rosacea, which yep means your eyes get red & really irritated to the point where you can barely open them. I was lucky enough to experience that one too!).
I’ve learned how to control my symptoms over the years. The first step is obviously to see a dermatologist because it does worsen without proper treatment. You may want to find someone who specializes in rosacea – my derm actually has it herself, which is great when I discuss issues with her.