Last week, I attended a meeting with a group of amazing women and two fabulous men. We were discussing the topic of networking in business and the fact that many people tend to shy away from the term. I suppose the whole concept of networking and network marketing can be rather intimidating especially if you are bashful and laid back. Not wanting to be pushy, I find networking my small business a rather daunting task. Until I realized what it actually means to network.
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As we discussed the meaning of the word at its root, we concluded that we all network. Every day. Without hesitation. Without concern of being pushy. We share our likes, our passions, our favorite movies, bands, and television shows. We spread the word about fantastic eateries in our areas. We give recommendations on doctors, salons, and playgrounds. And in almost every blog post that I write, I give you all some sort of recommendation. Whether it be the store where I bought my shoes, the online retailer who gifted me the item I am showcasing, or another blogger who has inspired me to the point that I must share it with all of you or else I will burst!
Networking in this way comes very easy to me. You all know it is my mission to spread kindness and share love. And what better way than to give space on my blog to other magnificent bloggers who inspire me. Last Sunday, I wrote a post that was inspired by Tamar of Random-osity. Today’s post is inspired by Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust. And now I am inspired to make an Inspired By… series a regular occurrence on my blog. It probably won’t be limited to bloggers either because I am inspired by so many people.
*Top: Burlington Coat Factory (No longer available.)
Remember my post Be Your Own Art with Zaful? That was inspired by a comment sent to me by an old friend. And my post Inspired by Cindy Sherman with Rosegal? That post was inspired by the early work of a famous photographer. Basically, no one is safe from being surprised by an unexpected blog post about how they have inspired me!
Debbie, this one is for you! Thank you for keeping me inspired!
And how has she inspired me? Well, the topics that Debbie addresses on her blog, Fashion Fairy Dust, can move you to tears, can you push into a fit of laughter, can trigger you to shake your fist in anger, and can force you to take action to make a difference in the world. She is one of the most inspiring bloggers I know when it comes to her written content. But she also inspires me on a sartorial level. And that’s what this post is about.
A year ago, I saw Debbie’s post Cream Button Up Tunic & Floral Sandals: Wedgie Wednesday. Yes, the content will leave you in stitches for sure, if you have any sense of humor at all. But it is her affinity for lace extenders layered under her dresses and tops that have sent me on a year long search to find some of these dainty under-layerings for myself. And finally, I have acquired one from DressLily.
My lace extender is called a Lace Extender Sheer Mini Skirt and is better suited under a top or mid-length tunic. It is not quite long enough to layer under a dress. But I do love the little detail that it adds at the bottom of my embellished shirt.
I love it so much that I also ordered it in white! Now I just need to get my hands on some of the amazingly flirty ruffled and layered dress extenders that Debbie showcases on her blog. I swoon every time I see her style one. Check out some my favorites below from Fashion Fairy Dust:
- Pointelle Tie Back Sweater & Skirt Extender: Creature of Habit
- Blue Print Sundress & Fringe Bag: The Apathy Zone
- Paisley Tunic & Tulle Extender: Big Things Are On The Horizon #thefierce50
- Camo Tunic & Ruffle Skirt Extender: The Only Direction Is Forward
- Skirt Extender & Floral Dress: Skirt Extender-palooza
I would love to know, who has inspired you lately and how? And do you feel compelled to share it with others when you are so fabulously moved by some one else? That is networking at its easiest!
Keeping it on the edge,
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