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A Day at Kate Spade

I started my job at Kate almost two months ago.  I love it, and one of the things i love about it is that every day is new.

That being said, this isn’t a “typical” day, because there’s no such thing.

9:02 – Kasey and I clock in.  I have spent almost an hour in traffic, but feel better as soon as I pass through the doors.

9:12 – While Kasey works on the deposit, I pull out my client book and make sure all my information is up-to-date.

9:20 – We take the trash out.  (It can’t all be glamorous.)

9:34 – Kasey shows me how to check in a shipment.  The first thing I unload is a new box of Glitter Keds!

10:03 – Music comes on and the doors officially open.

10:10 – We get our first client of the day, a woman looking for a dress to wear to her daughter’s “moving up” ceremony.  I sell her my favorite black dress in the store.

10:27 – Kasey and I talk about her time on a cruise ship while we wait for the next client to enter.

10:44 – We get a new delivery. Still preparing for the new floorset on June first!

11:29 – A man comes in to buy his wife a purse.  He talks about how she was there for him when he had nothing and how they’re still close now.  It’s the most precious thing I’ve heard all day.

12:00 – I’m introduced to a muse (that’s my official job title – how darling is that?) who has transferred from Charleston.  She gives me some suggestions about where I should eat on my trip next month.

1:30 – Kasey and I work with a woman who’s just turned 70.  She’s a sweet, colorful person who falls in love with our camel t-shirt and a pink pair of sunglasses.

1:34 – Off to lunch.  I have a chat with one of the employees at Coach about the acquisition.

2:34 – I clock back in.

3:02 – I help a lovely woman find a comfy dress to replace hers that’s falling apart.

4:28 – A girl comes in with her grandmother, looking for a bag to take on her trip to Charleston.

4:47 – Lainey and I tag-team markdowns.  Neither of us know all the product names yet, making the whole thing an interesting scavenger hunt.  (Spoiler alert: most of the items have already sold out at our store, so it’s a bit fruitless.)

5:58 – Dawn finishes her work in the back just as Britt is arriving.  The back room has never been so organized, at least not while I’ve been there.

At the end of the day, I’m tired and my feet hurt.  With the adrenalin fading, I start to realize some of the things I could have done better.  It’s a continuous learning process, and can be emotionally exhausting for an introvert like me.  I’m looking forward to my day off…but I’m also excited to return Saturday, when I’ll meet new, interesting people and spend time with all the shining girls I get to work with.

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Right now, I am reading the Alexander Hamilton biography that inspired the musical.  (I’ll tell you more about that next Thursday).  But I’ve also been rewatching Gilmore Girls.  Both of these things are making something very clear to me: in life, as in literature, there are recurring themes, little things that show up again and again.

In one of the most recent episodes (that I’ve watched, not that came out; it was actually a season 2 episode), Lorelai mentions how she’s going to hunt Christopher down like “a half-price Kate Spade purse.”  And now, Kate Spade is the designer I follow on Tumblr and Twitter and actually buy every once in a while.

And there’s a First Union security badge hanging in my closet from a “Bring Your Daughter to Work” day from my childhood.  And now I have a BB&T security badge hanging from the rear view mirror in my car.

(In the episode I’m watching right now, there’s a David Bowie concert.  Freaky.)

Robin Hood is one of those themes for me.  Of course, it’s possible that these themes aren’t any more prevalent in my life than anything else, but that I’m more likely to notice them.  Still, Robin Hood was the first symbol of justice and courage I was exposed to, from the Disney movie which was my first foray into the legend to the current novel I’m working on.

But also like in literature, you can’t always tell what the themes are until the end of it.  The Gilmore Girls Kate Spade reference wouldn’t have meant anything to me the first time I watched it, but now it’s a significant thing.  And I’m looking forward to looking back on my life and discovering what else becomes the thread spanning all the major events of my life.

Also, I’m hoping there’s a lot more Robin Hood and Kate Spade in my future.

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Day 1, and Freelance Work

I didn’t post last week because I was on vacation.  I didn’t mention it because I intended to post from my hotel room at the beach, but I completely forgot on Tuesday and was too tired Thursday.  It’s probably just as well, because I didn’t have a whole lot to say on the subject of Father’s Day after all.

Partly to make up for it and partly as a challenge for myself, I have decided to write a post every day this week.

First of all, I wanted to reveal the “project” I’ve been working on.  I am officially working as a freelance advertiser.  I’m doing the social media work for two small businesses, and am in talks to do the complete package for a third.  It’s very exciting because it feels like the first step towards the career I actually want as opposed to the job I have now.  If you have any advise, please fell free to comment below.  If you are looking for a freelance writer, my website is

As such, I finally got a new phone.  I technically had a smart phone, but it was old.  It didn’t run any apps and the internet took forever.  I upgraded to the Galaxy 5 (and got a GORGEOUS Kate Spade case!).  I’m liking it a lot, and it’s been really helpful so that I can post things when I’m away from my computer.

My goal is to have a total of four clients by the end of the year, and to do at least ten hours of work (total) a week.  Long term, I want to make enough money from freelance that I can quit my day job.

I have a lot of work to do, but with this, I finally feel like I’m moving forward, even if it still feels like a snail’s pace.

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