I want to add a shopping guide feature to my blog. I would play the role of a stylist.  After telling you everything you own is hideous, I’d like to offer constructive suggestions of stylish alternatives and discuss why I chose those pieces and why I like them.

After I wrote about my love of men in boots I had a friend in Canada complain to me that none of those selections were warm enough for the climate he was used to.  I scoured the internet for stylish cold weather boots under $150 and sent the links his way.  I’d like to be able to do the same for all my readers.

Here’s why I’m telling you all of this:

I am un-employed.  After six months of unsuccessfully trying to find a job, I’ve decided to pursue a life long dream of mine because, “Hell.  I’m not making any damn money anyway and at least this makes me happy.”  I am trying to design clothing.

I have been researching the textbooks and curriculum at the country’s top fashion schools and slowly collecting them so I can learn about pattern making, draping, textiles, manufacturing, design, marketing, etc.  I’ve been taking every sewing and serging class I can get into.  For the past two months there hasn’t been a single day that I haven’t had a sewing project I’m working on.

Don’t get me wrong, I still send out resumes every day but one of the things I’m going to do to fund my new hobby has to do with the style guides.  Every link I put on my blog is going to have a code in it that lets the website know that I sent you there.  If you buy the pieces I recommend, I get a small advertisement fee.  You don’t pay any more to cover this advertisement fee.

I know that this makes people uncomfortable because a lot of people get pissed off if artists make any money.  We call them sell-outs.  I realize this may make some people think my recommendations lack integrity.  Ultimately, I think this is the least annoying way to monetize my blog and I need the money.

Anyway, my fearless readers, I just wanted to let both of you know I expect you to buy everything I post on my blog so that I can drive a hummer and form a healthy coke habit.  High Five.