THE FOLLOWING POST IS AN EXACT COPY OF THE POST I PUT ON MY BLOGGER BLOG IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE IT TO NEW YORK. PLEASE EXCUSE MY PATHETIC PLEA.
Tomorrow I will be answering a lot of questions here about sleeping braids, and back yards, and new skin scrubs and what not, BUT today. . . . I am gonna be a TRYHARD. I have never asked for a favor this big from you, but today I am. You may think I am a shallow, silly, desperate woman after this and never want to read my blog again, but it is a risk I am willing to take. I know there is some serious shit happening in our world today that requires so much grace and attention. This is not one of those things and I am completely aware of that. My intentions are good. I will tell you that much to try to save any respect you may have for me. Here goes. . . . phew:
I want to go to New York for the Chictopia 10 Conference. I want to go BAD. I have never been east of Arizona (except to fly to the UK once) and have only fantasized and dreamed of getting to this big city with sky scrapers and subways. Not only do I want to get there, I am also faced with an opportunity to meet all of these AMAZING girls that I have only virtually met in blog world. It would be nearly impossible for me to travel all over to Michigan and Tennessee and Texas and Jersey, and every where else you all are, but this one time, all these great girls will be in one place at the same time. Voices to words. Faces to names. A complete transition from the electronic to the real. This is why I want it so bad.
MY STRATEGY The way I see it, there are two ways for me to get there:
1. Win the Chictopia 10 contest and get Airfare (up to $300) Lodging, and a ticket to the conference.
2. Sell my Precious coat collection to fund the trip.
I am entering in to the contest TODAY but also hedging my bets since about everyone and their brother is competing for this thing and my chances are slim to none. All of the coats above will be for sale on my esty shop for $50 each. I am working out flat rate shipping (I think will be $15). I will also be listing my collection of vintage trench coats at a lower price point and showing them tomorrow (all of the boots and shoes I showed a couple of days ago are being listed soon as well). If I am able to literally sell the coats off my back, I should have enough money to go. I have been collecting these coats for years and it was making me a bit sick photographing them to sell. Ask Sweet Chelsea (who has first dibs on the blue one if she still wants it) who has been asking me to show her these for weeks now. THESE are MY COATS. And I love them, but I want to go to NEW YORK that bad.
A way I may have a better chance of winning the contest is by getting votes on my contest entry. If you have a Chictopia account, please vote for my entry, and if you don’t, consider getting one, not just for me, but because the connections you can make are endless, the tips you will receive and accumulate about style, photo quality, angles and environment, and the motivation for dressing up will increase exponentially as will your blog readership, or courage to start your own blog. If you do decide to get an account please enter code SECONDSKIN555 at registration and please vote for the entry titled Chictopia 10 tryhard.
Thank you so much for taking the time to come to my blog EVER and for reading anything I ever have to say. I Promise to never ask for anything like this again.