Side Effects of Being a C+I Merchandiser.

A goofy yet entirely heartfelt post on some of the things that have started happening since I joined the Chloe + Isabel community two years ago. Thankful times a million for this company, this experience, and the women I’ve met. #merchieprobs

  1. You realize you do have a fashion sense and your own style.
  2. You friends/customers start asking you for fashion advice about clothes/shoes/hair/makeup (in addition to jewelry).
  3. You make friends with women you’ve never met. Real, amazing, inspiring women.
  4. Packing for a trip really means trying to decide what #chloeandisabel to bring.
  5. Challenging your jewelry roll to fit just one.more.piece.
  6. Wanting to transition your entire wardrobe to solids just so you can show off your bling.
  7. You wear a torsade to the post office and then wonder why no one is complimenting it. (hello I’m wearing the most giant beautiful statement necklace ever – am I invisible?!)
  8. Hobby Lobby makes you feel a little light-headed and extra giddy with all the adorable bird stuff everywhere.
  9. That little heart-flutter when you see that bell with a (1) on your dashboard.
  10. You find out that TJ Maxx and Marshalls carry great jewelry organization displays and you want to buy them all.
  11. You start to really see what women supporting other women really means.
  12. You begin to see “direct sales” in a whole new way.
  13. You learn that running your own business is fun and a lot of work.
  14. You start to see yourself as a #girlboss.
  15. Wearing statement necklaces bring you a ton of confidence. Watch out world.
  16. You want to switch iPhones just so you can use the C+I iPhone case.
  17. You own the fact that you stalk the mailman.
  18. Launch day is the happiest day on Earth. #newbling
  19. You plan your clothes around your jewelry, not the other way around.
  20. You throw on cute earrings with running clothes because, why not?
  21. You need a seperate budget for stamps and snail mail supplies. #spreadlove
  22. What started as a side hustle turned into a small business you put your heart into.
  23. You are overwhelmed with love and gratitude for everyone who has ever shopped your boutique, “liked” a photo on social media, or told a friend about your business.
  24. Each day you are learning more about your niche within C+I: branding, social media, entrepreneurship, relationships.

Thanks for reading, and a big thank you to everyone who supports mine and other small businesses. xo. www.candibymandi.com

Note: I am not expected to recruit at all for Chloe + Isabel but if you are interested in learning more about the company, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m an open book. candibymandi@gmail.com

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