I started working on Perplexity again. The piecing work is almost complete. I think perplex adequately describes my current state of mine.
A prospective client chose another person because that person just seemed to match her style more considering what she wanted. I found that interesting because in the past my customers did not choose me because of my style; they chose me because I could deliver their style. I should say that the prospective client never met me personally, nor was she referred to me personally. This is part of the current social networking/social media way of doing business, upon which my style is based on the limited information provided in this blog and my Etsy shop.
That I supposedly have a specific style is enlightening and frightening at the same time. I never thought I had a specific style. I have always dressed and created based on current situations. For example, yesterday we took a car trip to New York to attend a cookout. I wore a short sleeve brown t-shirt from Target with a long cream-color chiffon embroidered skirt my sister gave me years ago and tan “earth-mother” slip-on sandals. Friday, I wore dark bootleg denim jeans and a white scoop neck t-shirt with a navy double knit short-sleeve jacket. Both the jeans and jacket are from Ann Taylor Loft, the t-shirt from Target. I completed my look with red patent-leather high-heel pointed-toe pumps that I purchased because they are sexy, and a large Swarovski crystal brooch that was originally my mother’s.
Currently, I am growing my hair out after years of chemical relaxers, so my hair is in twists. According to my family you never know what my hairstyle will be each time you see me. I have never worn wigs or weaves. One day my hair is long and hanging down my back. The next day, I may have cut my hair into an extremely short natural. I am comfortable with my hair at any length.
Some mornings I put on the 2-minute face, some mornings it’s the 10-minute face. Some mornings I won’t put on any makeup although I have plenty of time. Like India Arie sings, “it really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul.”
I am perplexed and need answers as I expand from the traditional word-of-mouth business model into the digital word-of-mouth business model. What is my style? And do I need to change it?