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A Note From Meg

A Note From Meg

The connection I have with our community is at the center of The Well Dressed Life; it is the secret to our success over the years.

When I worked with clients as a personal stylist, what I loved the most was the relationships that formed. Many clients quickly became friends, so my job at times very much felt like I was helping a girlfriend shop.

Now that my business has moved online and scaled, it’s more important than ever to retain that connection.

But, I have a hard time figuring out what and how to share aspects of my life.

So today, I thought I would take a minute to say hello, give you a quick update and let you know about a few things to look forward to on the site as we head into the end of the year.

As many of you know, being a mom is my number one priority. I left my corporate job almost 15 years ago to start my business when expecting our oldest daughter to build a career and family on my terms.

Today, I look back and am so grateful because, even though many people thought it was reckless, it is by far the best decision of my life.

I’m living in the moment I was planning for, now with three girls (14, 11, and almost 3) all in very different phases of their childhoods; I’m able to be available to them the way I had always hoped.

To be clear, I am so grateful and well aware of my extraordinary privilege; I’m also overwhelmed almost every minute of the day. I keep reminding myself that this is a season, but boy, am I tired.

A lot is going on at home currently, beyond the regular busy-modern-overscheduled-family stuff.

Without getting into too much detail, our middle daughter is dealing with a learning challenge, requiring us to make some decisions about her schooling.

Long story short, I am taking on the additional role of managing her education, which means I have to figure out how to do that and all the other things on my plate. 

After a lot of thought, I decided to pause the INSIDER membership for the foreseeable future. I cannot in good conscious charge for a service I can’t give everything to.

However, I am creating the same capsule for Fall, with a shopping list and outfit ideas and will share it as part of our free, daily content, so stay tuned 🙂 

Also, I continue to be locked out of my Facebook account after being hacked last week. So if you hear a muffled scream from wherever you are today, it’s me.

I lost access to my personal Facebook and Instagram, which gives me access to The Well Dressed Life Private group.

The good news is the group is still up and running; I was smart enough to give Brittany admin rights a few months ago. It’s just going to take a little longer to get posts approved. Please continue to share and participate.  Until I get back online, I’ll use Brittany’s account to communicate with everyone. 

I also still have total control over The Well Dressed Life on Instagram. If you are also on Instagram, you can follow me here

The bottom line is I’ll either eventually regain access or be banned forever. So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice. lol.

This season, in addition to our Fall capsule, I’ll also share our popular gift guides starting in early November, inspiration for holiday outfits, and more real life outfit ideas. 

Of course, if there is anything specific you would like me to cover, please drop a comment below. 

Our daily content and everything that comes with this site will remain, I am just unable to provide the group coaching, and live chats that comes with the INSIDER membership for right now. 

Thank you, as always, for checking in here every day and for continuing to help me build a safe and support space for women. 

It truly means the world to me. 

XO,

Meg

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Brenda

Wednesday 13th of October 2021

Sending positive thoughts your way Meg-so sorry that things are really challenging right now. I truly appreciate all you do for us!

Liz

Wednesday 13th of October 2021

I really admire how you manage a successful business alongside all of your family responsibilities, what you’re doing about your daughter’s education requires a great deal of strength and the honesty you’ve shown today as well as through your regular life conversations with us shows a lot of courage and integrity - I for one certainly haven’t come to this group for gloss and pretence and I don’t believe others have either. Your honesty gives us the permission to be ourselves - hopefully the best of ourselves online - and what you do, providing confidence and inspiration to others, truly matters. If we feel good or great about ourselves it makes everything else just that bit easier, you know. Please feel great about yourself, just do the best you can, pls don’t feel the need to reply to everyone as this only gives you added pressure - we all feel appreciated here. Lots of love from the UK 💜

Randi

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Meg, I feel your pain. Our children come first always. One day you will see all of this in your rear view mirror. Stay the course. Be well.

Laura Clark

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Hi! Just wanted to send a note that I SO appreciate you modeling what it looks like to take care of ourselves and to live within our limits—and to embrace it and know we are doing what’s best for us and our family. While I can’t presume to understand your own circumstances, I’m facing stresses at home and work and have to cut back on professional obligations in order to take better care of myself and my children. The shame comes racing up when we step back but that’s just because we’ve been socialized to think we must be all things to all people. No! We just need to be ourselves and to do that, we need some space to breathe. Just wanted to send you a virtual hug and fist-pump of support! You are doing great. :)

Terri

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Thank you for being willing to open up to your followers and fans. Your human being challenges just make us love you more. Thank you for your living inspiration.

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