because clearly i needed another project…

…I’m starting an online boutique of women’s clothing and beauty products because goddamn, I would like to be able to find a site with cute//practical stuff that isn’t twee, pretentious, aimed at my mother’s age bracket, or some combination of those factors. But I have not, and I had a nice think about it last weekend and tapped into my problem-solving nature, and thus Hazel Morning was born.

It’s not quite open yet – am waiting for my first shipment of stuff to get here and then my sister will take some beautiful pics of me in it and then everything will get posted to the site and I’ll officially launch this beauty – but my infrastructure is in place. I bought a domain name, I registered with the IRS, I’ve figured out the Hazel Morning aesthetic, and I’ve started making connections with suppliers. Combine impulsive with resourceful and entrepreneurial and this is what ya get, apparently. I’m gonna keep the self-promotion to a dull roar here ’cause this is supposed to be my writing // personal blog, but oh my goodness I am excited!! There is so much potential for me to explore here and Hazel Morning life+style is going to be a brand new world of… well, I’m not totally sure yet, but hopefully some of you guys will join me in the journey. (Or at least offer sympathy when I rant about some of the weird “quirks” of getting into this business. Oooohboy.)

I have a vision here is all I’m sayin’. Hazel Morning is going to be a boutique for the millenial woman who just wants quiet, who’s done giving a damn what the world thinks of her, who wants to surround herself with soft things and soft people. For clothing, that means neutral // cool colors and functional styles – nothing backless, nothing shoulder-less, nothing unnecessarily revealing. For accessories… we’ll figure that out once my Etsy Wholesale account gets approved, but I’ve got a few hesitant ideas on that front. For beauty and personal care products, that means gentle scents and tasteful packaging and products that work. And for everything else… I’ll figure that out when I need to as well.

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming of “I blog because I don’t have the money for therapy and all of my friends are sick of listening to my bullshit”…

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projects projects everywhere!!

Spring is blossoming and so is my creative mind. Unfortunately not so much with writing – I’m taking a short indefinite mental-health break from those ambitions – but so, so many new delights to flail about!!

First of all, the thing that’s only semi-new around here – cosplay. I’m still sticking with thrift-store-luck for my range, but I am going to be debuting my first truly “new” cosplay next weekend and I am VERY EXCITED FOR IT. (Especially because the dress I ended up getting *might* allow me to wear a bra instead of… other methods for not being inappropriate.) (Or maybe the fabric will be thick enough to conceal a potential nip-slip, idk. We’ll see.) I might end up doing a few modifications to that dress in the future, as well as getting a slightly better wig, but the initial version of my Laura Moon is going to debut and fingers crossed that goes well. There will likely be a post a few days after that con with pictures and reflections on being in public in rather minimal clothing, which might set off some of my insecurities but then again… idk. Lots of unknowns there. But on the other hand, I’m gonna cosplay my not-exactly-dead babe and it’s gonna be FUN.

(And I guess that’s another post I need to do, probably. Darn show hasn’t even aired yet and I’m already flailing. But then again, book’s existed for a while, and I’ve been lowkey flailing for like a year already, aaaaand maybe the insecurities are a little worse ’cause I’m literally twice the size of the actress who’s playing my current darling… which is a whole ‘nother animal… oooohboy.)

On the outside-life side of things, I’ve started a small side business of reselling formal dresses. Weird project, check, but it’s fun and fascinating. Hasn’t fully started to work yet, but I’m hopeful. And excuses to stare at pretty things are fun. And look at wedding dresses on Poshmark without getting a bad case of the sads. And… honestly, most bridesmaid dresses are not horrible. Or at least not the ones that people want to get rid of enough to sell them for under ten bucks. So that’s cool.

Aaaaand then research projects. Oh are there ever research projects.

I’ve been interested in tiny houses and earthships and stuff like that for a couple years, and I have decided that this year I’m gonna start actively taking steps forward towards possibly making that project happen. I feel like that’s where my life is leading me, and honestly… I’m already a bit eccentric, and potentially living in a tiny eclectic house in the middle of nowhere would just enhance the mystique. (That said, if anyone is aware of articles or blog posts or whatnot about tiny living with a cat or two… please give me links ’cause that’s a legit concern here.)

Also another beastie might be in the works, but that one is a ways further down the line. Enough potential to make me want to talk about it, but not enough for a reveal, lol.

So that’s what’s been going on in my world lately… and now back to your regularly scheduled misadventures of brooding twentysomething human disaster!!