Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Market With My Girls

I spent the last two weekends in Dallas for Gift and Apparel Markets.  Lots of fun new things will be arriving in the boutique.  We picked up a fabulous candle line for the store along with tons of clothing and accessories.  Lots of fun prints, mint, coral and neon will be seen this spring.

To top it off I got to spend time with some dear friends and it really made me thankful for the people I have in my life. 


In this industry you have to be innovative and willing to work hard if you want to stay on top and be the leader of the pack.  I admire these women so much for the businesses they run and that they are the type of girlfriends who build you up and not tear you down.  We respect one another and trust each other.  We had a blast buying merchandise together, sharing ideas and being plain silly at times.  We worked so hard that Missy even had to stop and get a massage.


So with that being said I want to give a shout out to these chicas and their stores.

Angie Newcomb at the Pink Zebra, Missy Redford with Redford Ranch Style, Kellie Kell Young with Honkytonk Angel and Shawna Lamb at the Vintage Pearl.  Find them on Facebook and check out all of their sassy goods!
Don't wait for the trends, set the trends!  XOXO Andrea

Friday, January 11, 2013

It’s that time of year again when most people look back and think, “Where in the heck did the past year go?” And I swear as we get older, time seems to go by faster & faster.  But to say we were blessed in 2012 would be an understatement. So here’s a little recap of the highlights from 2012.


·         Continued to see growth in our business.

·         Met a lot of new people and made wonderful memories.

·         Coordinated Spring Fashion Show

·         Decorations Committee Chair for the Cotton Barons Ball

·         Celebrated the 1 year anniversary of our storefront.

·         Designed our first & very own Rusty Rose blouses that were a huge hit!

·         Reached our goal of 5,000 fans on Facebook.

·         Andrea was asked to be the model for a photo shoot in Marfa, Texas. (Why wouldn’t she?! Girls got style!)

·         Between shows, markets, and running the store, Andrea & her Ranch Rodeo team made it to the RCRA finals.

·         Survived the dreaded Mayan apocalypse scare….that’s right… we’ve got mad survival skills over here in West Texas. J

WHEW! Now that I think about it, how in the heck did we fit all of that into one year?

So with an amazing 2012 behind us, now it’s time look forward & set our goals for 2013.  We of course want to continue growing and meeting new fans both online and through our store front.  Were excited about new custom designs were working on and expanding The Rusty Rose Brand.  Can’t wait to see what 2013 holds!