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Floral, Navy, Red, Lime Outfit Post by onetenzeroseven

Last week Boyfriend had Friday off work, so I worked on some projects in the morning and took the afternoon off to spend some time with him. We went into the city to take his guitar to the repair shop and I just wish I’d never been up those stairs now! The repair man works in a studio several flights above a guitar shop. As we walked up the creaky bare wooden stairs, old posters climbing the walls, the sound of the guitars being played below echoed through the building. I was surprised to walk into the repair shop and be greeted by such a bright, white and airy space. I was immediately in love. It was the perfect size for a design studio and in such a great location in case anyone wanted to pop in and buy some pieces.

Floral, Navy, Red, Lime Outfit Post by onetenzeroseven

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Floral, Navy, Red, Lime Outfit Post by onetenzeroseven

I know I am years away for being able to afford the luxury of having my own studio, but I can’t stop thinking about that place and it’s endless closed doors – wondering what, if anything is behind them.
I’m at a crossroads where I’m running out of time to work on all my projects, but I’m so desperate to seek out more. I’m still unable to give up my ‘day job’ and become the full time designer I’ve always dreamed of, but some day soon something is going to have to give. I’m bursting to do more and I’ve completely outgrown my current living/working situation. Where do we go from here when it’s a little too early to take that leap of faith?

Floral, Navy, Red, Lime Outfit Post by onetenzeroseven

Floral Dress | Cath Kidston // Lime Green Cardigan | Aerie at American Eagle // Red Platform Boots | Debenhams // Wishbone Knuckle Ring | Shop Dixi // Chunky Ring | Vintage

Floral, Navy, Red, Lime Outfit Post by onetenzeroseven

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posted by onetenzeroseven in Fashion and have Comments (17)
  • http://twitter.com/craftingfingers Anna Simmonds

    I love how the shoes really help make the red in the dress POP.

    I dream of when I get a proper studio, too. I’d love to have a small collab office with a couple other creative people. I go nuts sometimes in my spare bedroom office with just the cat to keep me company!

  • Rebecca’s Emporium

    Oooo! Hello beautiful boots! :)
    I wish I was in a postition to consider a little airy studio to play with! I’ve had to take a mini break from felting and feel like a tweek in direction could do me good :) Fingers crossed all will go well!
    I wonder if taking ‘the leap of faith’ is one of those things that you’ll never know if you’re ready for? Maybe you could try working part time at your day job? Or take a big chunk of holiday and see how it works out?
    You’ll get there soon hun! And it’ll be awesome! :D
    xx

  • http://twitter.com/AdventuresTea Joanna Yeoman

    Oooh what a dilemma! I really hope it comes true for you very soon! I too am definitely not at the stage where I can give up the full time job but feel permanently frustrated that I don’t have the time to do all the ideas that keep popping up in my imagination. Here’s hoping that one day I can atleast give up one day of my full time job to put back into my business. I’m crossing everything for you Sophie and I’m also LOVING your outfit!! Those colours go soooooooooo well together and those boots, well, they’re mighty fine!
    Good luck with everything m’dear!
    Jo :-) x

  • http://twitter.com/LittleTreeVtg Maria

    gorgeous!

  • Alice

    That’s such a difficult position to be in- are you able to reduce your hours in “proper” job so you can dedicate more time to design perhaps?! Particularly if you feel you’ve outgrown it… stressful!!!

    On the upside, I love your outfit! So pretty and colourful! (I’m scared of colour so I am very impressed by you) xx

  • http://twitter.com/TheMowWay Alice Barton

    what an adorable outfit! i am trying my best to find a job which i can do from home, pay the bills and make me happy! you go for it! xx

  • Nana Sánchez-Dopico

    Beautiful dress!

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    I love a splash of red :)

    Oh, absolutely! Sometimes you just need someone to bounce ideas off or even just a gossip with a cuppa! That’s what’s so great about Twitter when you work alone x xx

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    That’s a really good point about leap of faith! I guess that’s why they call it a leap of faith :)) x xx

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Yes, the frustration is really eating at me. Any progress is so slow because you have to squeeze it in around the rest of life. My current project is taking monthssss when it should be done in a week! Thank you, that’s so sweet and I really hope it works out for you too!

    Yay, lots of love for the boots :) I know it’s a fashion sin, but I love red and green x xx

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Thank you!

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Thanks for the advice :) I have already reduced my hours somewhat. I’m hoping I can keep dropping them back to a few hours a week, but it’s a small business too so they are constantly growing and there’s more work than there is hours in a day. Isn’t it always the way? ;)

    Thank you!! Oh, I used to be scared of colour too until I bought this cardigan. I think the lime colour seeped into my soul because I can’t stop buying colourful things now!

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Thank you. Those jobs are out there! Good luck finding yours :)

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Thank you!

  • http://caughtonawhim.com/ Erica

    LOVE the red boots! So unexpected. Such a cute last pic too! I have a pup that is obsessed with tennis balls and belly rubs too! :)

  • http://twitter.com/craftingfingers Anna Simmonds

    Yes, thank goodness for Twitter haha!! ;) xx

  • http://twitter.com/TheMowWay Alice Barton

    :) :) :)