Monday, April 11, 2011

"When I hear the word "blog," I think of snot." - Alice Walker.

  Because this is my first blog, I am hoping that a quote by Alice Walker as my title, won't offend anyone. Please let me know if this is terribly offensive or if the word snot is a bad word on Blogger. Personally, I find it pretty appropriate, Blogger does look and sound a lot like booger. Because I am dyslexic I may actually write booger at some point. Boogers aside, I am super excited about this. I have literally no idea what I am doing but what the hell, I have to start somewhere!

  My name is Jessi and I love vintage clothing. I had no idea until recently how attracted I was to these musty smelling treasures until they were literally handed to me in boxes. I was recently forced from a serving job. I was fired, then rehired then forced to quit. Long story short the restaurant industry steals souls, please always be NICE to your server! I have often thought about writing a book on how to behave and interact with your server while dinning out. Maybe I should blog about it...? I think that is for another time. Back to the subject, I love vintage clothing. This new found hobby and love has allowed me to meet some incredible people and do some amazing things. I have learned more about myself in these last few months that I have in the last year. Allow me to explain further...

  After I was forced out of my job I moped furiously for about a week until my boyfriend's wonderful mother started pushing huge boxes of clothing towards me during a trip to clear out the back bedroom. "I have been collecting these things for years and I have yet to do a single thing with them. Would you like them?" "Uh, sure." I replied. *24 hours later* A two hour long fashion show the night before for my very loving and patient my boyfriend and that was it. Clothing and collecting is NOT my nature. I have for years been living with very little because of my desire to travel. The less I had the less I had to worry about if I wanted to take off for a few months. But now I want to collect, sell and alter. This love has nearly turned into an obsession. Two days ago a photo shoot, one month in the making, finally came to fruition. It was magical! Three models, two photographers, one hair and makeup artist and me. It happened! All for my online store, Jessi's Closet! Currently, I have a store through Esty. I am sure many of you have heard of it, what a fabulous land in the matrix! Hopefully with your help and a lot of super hard work I can eventually move out of Etsy and into my own domain. But that is very far in the future, so for now, I happily stay on Etsy. I am excited to meet new people and see where this goes. So, I will leave you with my first blog, I hope you liked it!

My name is Jessi and I love vintage clothing.

That's me and Stacy Wagoner of Stacy Wagoner  Photography! ----------->


  1. Jessi! I'm so happy you've started a blog, it is an absolutely amazing networking tool. You have such great energy and enthusiasm, you are going to go so far with this venture, I'm glad I got to witness and help with the start of it! Hoorah for you new blog!

    <3 Rae

    PS I've often thought of writing a book about how everyone should work in restaurants and the life lessons you can learn from it :D

  2. Yay! Thanks Rachel!!! xoxo P.s. Maybe we should collaborate on a book. :)

  3. This is great Jessi! I can't wait to read more about your vintage journey!

  4. Thanks Kim!!!! I need to add you to my friends list! Will you share this blog on your FB?!