At least once a week for the past 6 months, I have had fleeting thoughts about the store blog. Fleeting because I have been moving at the speed of light and have been trying to figure out what the store does and does not need, what I can and cannot do and whether I will or will not stay.
If you're a regular at the store, then you've noticed that in the past year or so, the store has become part-time. I've always done more than one thing and my travel schedule, youth & adult trips and change in lifestyle have had me all over the place...particularly in the past 18 months. What's interesting about my new part-time status is that as long as I place the heart-shaped note on the front door of the store with my return date on it, you all show up to see where I've been and what I brought back. To be honest, it keeps everything interesting for me because I don't have the "stay put" gene in my DNA. Maybe I have ADD. LOL
I'm writing this post mostly because it's time and secondly because I just registered with a new vendor (LOVE their jackets!) and left the space blank when it asked for my store Web site because this site hasn't been updated in quite some time. Now is as good as any to get current, don't you think?
A week from this Monday, I am leaving for Paris and will be back in the store early December with goodies from The City of Light and from my new vendor. I'll be pre-selling to my Facebook tribe and checking in while I'm away, but in the meantime I want you to know that I am dedicated to my part-time status here at oo la la! I love being a buyer and I love that you love what I buy. I get such a kick seeing you leave with items that excite me as much as they excite you and appreciate your ongoing support.
Guess I'll sign off and get back to work.
With all my heart,
Your part-time Oakland Shop Girl