Today for work I toured a manufacturer located in a NY hamlet and spoke to the owner who had been in his field for 40+ years. It was really an eye opener that a business of its size and capacity survived the financial crisis of 2007. In any case, he spoke frankly about the cyclical nature of his business and the uncertainty that he faces everyday. The struggle of small business owners isn’t readily understood by many but his stories really resonated with me.

I read in the New York Times about the disappointing Jobs Report for January and am ever so thankful that I have a job and that I enjoy it. I am not sure where I am going with this but I guess I just feel really blessed today.

Shell : J. Crew Crewcuts
Cardigan : Talbots
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Obeline

I am parting with this button down today, it’s new with tags. The brand is Classic Woman and it’s a size small. Please leave a comment below if you are interested in this.