Today we are honored to introduce you to Libby from Libby Story.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
Hi! My name is Libby Story McRight, and I’m the owner of Libby Story and libbystory.com. I’m a fashion lover, vintage junkie, jewelry designer and a people person- and I’ve had the great fortune of combining all of these things into a company and a profession.
Libby Story began as an attempt to fill a need for a fashion forward retail location in the heart of the Mississippi Delta- where my husband and I are from. There was definitely a demand for trendy apparel, but not much in the way of suppliers. At the time, I was managing an apparel store and had started my own jewelry line. When this shop decided to close it’s doors, we took over the space and started building our own company, Libby Story. We brought in a wide range of trendy apparel, shoes and accessories including my handmade line- now called Lenna Agnes, named for my grandmother- as well as vintage apparel and decor. Over the years we’ve found that the south is a gold mine of amazing finds and we take great pride in sharing these pieces, whether it be a vintage record console or a long forgotten about pair of suede pants that we’ve remade into trendy studded shorts. There’s an endless supply of treasures around us and we love sharing these one-of-a-kind items with our customers and showing them how to work these in with their everyday apparel and decor.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
I guess my best testimony to this is the fact that I wake up at 5AM everyday with no alarm clock. I really love what I do everyday so much that I never feel obligated or pressed to work – it comes naturally and it’s what I enjoy. There are so many aspects of being a small business owner, it keeps me constantly busy on different and new projects. There’s never a dull day and I’m pretty thankful for that.
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
I find extreme joy and inspiration from cast off items and unwanted goods. Finding a way to revive things like this into desirable goods is a passion of mine that keeps my creativity flowing and gives me a way to share my joy with others.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
Jewelry making and sewing with my daughter are two of my favorite things to do on a dreary day. Making jewelry for me is a creative outlet and sharing my knowledge and skills with my daughter is a great joy. Sharing things I’ve made by hand is obviously very gratifying, but there is something extra special about being able to share and teach the process to my daughter.
What are you most grateful for?
I am most thankful for my family and the support they give me everyday. I am also extremely thankful for my health and for all the people, employees and customers that have helped contribute to the success of Libby Story so far. Each day is a blessing.
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