Today I am bringing back a series that has languished a bit, but I think it is so valuable and so inspiring, that I am going to do my best absolute best to make it a monthly thing! You might remember the Style to Inspire series from this post with Jessica Bennett, or this one with Kristina Hultkrantz. Slightly different than the Behind the Scenes series (which isn’t going anywhere, don’t worry), Style to Inspire let’s us get to know amazing women who are running their own small businesses.
I am always so interested to learn about women who have the gumption to chase after their dreams. How did they get started? What inspires them? What is currently challenging them? Whether you’re starting your own venture or not, these ladies can still offer valuable tips and insights that can be applied to so many aspects of a gal’s life.
So today, I’m re-introducing Style to Inspire with a fabulous blogger and business woman I’ve recently had the pleasure of meeting. It’s none other than Sara Combs, of the blog StyleComb and the jewelry company Gold & Citrus! I met Sara at a blogger meetup, and was so drawn to her personal style (and the jewelry she was wearing, which I later found out was her own). She’s unbelievably talented, and sweet as pie too. Read on to learn more about her here, and be sure to hop over to her blog and the Gold & Citrus shop — you might find a good last minute gift for someone you love (or even yourself!).
San Francisco, CA
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My Grandmother has always been a huge influence on me. She not only has an amazing collection of jewelry, but took me to jewelry making classes as a kid. Iâve been making jewelry since!
My favorite ones are the ones that I finish and actually want to wear everyday. Thatâs when I know that other people will like it too.
The best thing is that I get to make the ultimate decisions. I can make whatever I want!
The most challenging thing about running my business is staying motivated. Itâs easy to get frustrated and tired… itâs not a 9 to 5. My business is something that Iâm always working on or at least thinking about.
Make sure that whatever you start your business in is something that youâre not only passionate about, but something that you donât mind thinking about every second of every day. If there is any other job that you would love doing, you may want to consider that because it will definitely be easier.
There are a few moments I am proud of… having my jewelry in Teen Vogue, seeing it on a runway for a fashion show, and doing trunk shows at Bloomingdaleâs are a few. Anything where I get to see other people wearing my jewelry gets me excited.
I canât say that Iâm always inspired or creative, Iâm definitely not. What gives me inspiration though is keeping myself open to the world – doing new things, seeing new places, meeting new people. You never know when, but random happenings always strike up new ideas.