“You want some respect? Go out there and get it for yourself.” -Don Draper (season 4, episode 9). I find this quote to be true in so many aspects of life. I am an Online Marketing Director by day, which is in more ways than not, truly, a man’s industry. I have found myself having to work twice as hard as most men and having to prove myself over and over again day to day… and I love it. The initial doubt some have actually makes me push myself harder, you should never judge by what’s on the outside, because let me tell you the ones you doubt are usually the ones who get the job done. I appreciate the fact that I have earned the respect I have and it wasn’t just handed to me. Had it been given to me on a silver platter I don’t think that I would have the same work ethic I do now. I guess what I am trying to say is if you truly want something go out there and get it for yourself, whether on a personal or professional level reach through the flames and grab it. Don’t let anybody stand in your way or hold you back.
I know how intimidating print mixing can seem at first. The key is to keep the patterns and prints within the same or complimentary color families. Florals and gingham are one of the easiest ways to tackle the trend.