You know the line in my manifesto that says “Style Stories… believe in the power of working with what you’ve got”? That’s one of my favorite lines, because it underlines the truth that personal style doesn’t have to come with an expensive price tag. Sometimes it just about using what you already have in your closet or pantry. It can come in the form of large budgets, yes, but also teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy budgets. It can come in boyish figures as well as hour-glass figures, in small towns and big cities, large spaces and small spaces. Because personal style is just that… it’s personal! And the element of your unique “fingerprint” – the way you mix and match, edit and curate – is as important, if not more, than any of the fancy things you could buy.
Sarah Greenman, today’s Style Story guest, is a bonafide master at the working with what you’ve got philosphy. She’s a woman very much after my own heart. She and her husband Jack live in Dallas with their two precious boys, Walker and Charlie. Jack is a theatre professor at Southern Methodist University and Sarah is a freelance writer, painter, and author currently working on publishing her first couple books.
Now, I can tell you from experience that an artist’s lifestyle is a beautiful one but one that also comes with a lot of sacrifice, especially in matters of income and budget. Place on top of that the sacrifices of a teacher’s lifestyle and, well, you get the picture. Working with what you’ve got is an everyday affair… and something, I might add, that Sarah does brilliantly! Case-in-point, everything below.
Sarah’s thoughtful, vibrant style couldn’t be contained in just one post. Come back tomorrow to take a tour through her studio space as well, where all the creative magic happens.
And in the meantime, get to know Sarah a little better through her various blogs and contributions. I tell ya, this woman is one productive lady! Her spirit of joy that bleeds through the digital pages of her online work is infectious and I love it.
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