Worth Stealing | April 23, 2014
Today’s Worth Stealing idea comes from Sally McGraw’s Already Pretty website.
Already Pretty is a site focused on fashion, personal style, body image, and confidence. It is overtly for and about women but those are topics I’m highly interested in and Sally is a terrific writer. So I’ve been reading this women’s fashion blog since I saw Sally speak at Giant Steps a few years ago, keeping an eye out for details that could apply to my own style and body issue edification.
Aside from just speaking to some areas that are of my own personal interest, what I really like about the website and about Sally’s work over all is that it represents someone combining a bunch of her passions and skills and then adding a ton of hard work to make something successful and good. Sally took her love of style, her own body image experiences, her skill as a writer and publisher, and her willingness to work hard and trust in herself and made something from nothing.
Sally is that perfect example of someone who looks like an overnight success or just a very lucky person but really she worked crazy hard for years, sacrificing certain levels of personal and financial security, to get where she is. And she probably has to work just as hard or harder to keep what she’s built going and possibly grow it even further. Despite this clear hard work there’s a consistent poise and ease to Sally and Already Pretty seemingly at all times.
The idea that any and all of us should steal from Already Pretty to highlight a few things we’re good at and passionate about, find a way to put them together, and then work our asses off to build something awesome. Or at least make sure to buy flattering shirts.