Looking the Part

I believe a huge part of sales is looking the part. I spent a brief (very brief) portion of my college days selling Mary Kay makeup. Needless to say, I was not successful in that, unless my goal was to get myself hooked on make up I could not afford on a regular salary. It was not a complete loss, I did manage to learn that looking the part is a huge part of selling “stuff” to people. In Mary Kay, I learned that I wasn’t going to sell overpriced makeup to my friends in college, so I needed to look like I was an up and coming young woman in the workplace, dress nicely, wear that makeup, look put together. It was then when I felt like I matched what I sold and could go anywhere and sell anything.

Well, school took up too much time and I gave up the Mary Kay pink Cadillac dream.

Now I find myself selling my handmade goodies. None of my items are very traditional but none over the top funky. However, they are hip, stylish, and fun. I certainly don’t need to have the Mary Kay look to sell these, but a look is important. As I said before, my handmade goodies are not over the top funky, but they do tend to hang out with the funky crowd when out at a party so I need to look slightly the part when selling in person or at shows or I’ll look totally out of place.
The outfit is easy, simple top with jeans and some colorful shoes. The accessories are easy, my most fabulous bracelets and earrings. And now, thanks to Punkinhead, the apron is a cinch! She custom made a craft show apron for me and I could not be more excited to show it off to all of you. While I still have a ways to go with product for my next show, I really can’t wait for it to get here so I can strut around in my new apron. It will complete my look and it is just what I wanted. Better yet, it’s one of a kind!

Punkinhead will be listing a few aprons over the next couple of weeks, so check out her shop, you won’t want to be without one of these.

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8 thoughts on “Looking the Part

  1. Waterrose says:

    What a cute apron and idea!

  2. Kerry says:

    Great apron!

  3. oh thats cute!!! You’ll definatly look the part with that on!

  4. It’s so cute that you posted this, because I’ve been thinking the very same thing! That having a fun apron to wear to shows would be both handy and stylish, to really make me look like i’m in the groove! Thanks for sharing!!♥

  5. casserole says:

    OMG, what an awesome apron!! You TOTALLY look the part in that! May it serve you well at your show, and may it get stuffed full of $20 bills… (Hope she reinforced the seams!)

  6. Punkinhead says:

    My days as a server in a National Eating Establishment served me well I guess. 🙂 I’ll have aprons up by this weekend – everyone come get one of your very own! Or, let me know if you have favorite colors and stuff… I’ll make some customs.

  7. I’ve been thinking of making aprons, so you’ve inspired me. Love it.

  8. Shannon says:

    That apron looks awesome! It sounds like it definitely completes the look you’re going for. 🙂

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