Saying Goodbye…

Is never easy.

When Denise asked me, well MADE me, get an assistant 3 years ago I never dreamed of meeting and working with someone like Lauren. She’s smart. She’s driven. She’s articulate. She’s crazy cute. And she’s passionate. There’s so much to her. So much I didn’t realize I needed when Denise proposed the idea of me getting help.

I remember when she texted me about the job. I wrote a blog to you guys and in passing I mentioned that I was looking (NOT VERY HARD!!!) for help. An assistant. Honestly, an assistant is something I never DREAMED I’d have/need. Sorry, sometimes I revel in how many strange/cool/exciting things have happened to me while on this roller coaster journey with MJC…

ANYWAY. She texted me. My phone lit up and I saw the name and I handed it to my best friend, Megan. “Read it!” is all I said. I already knew what it was going to be about (Lauren and I never texted!) and the butterflies were arriving in my stummy right on time. I knew she saw on the blog I was looking for an assistant, and I knew she was raising her hand for the job. And I knew she’d be perfect. See, Miss Lauren interned twice before being hired as my full time go-to-gal. I was scared out of my mind. How could my assistant be someone so intelligent, so thoughtful, so poised?! How could my assistant be someone that I thought–no KNEW–was so much better than me? Welp, that’s why she’s been my right hand man for the past 2 1/2 years. Because Matilda Jane deserves the best and that’s Lauren.

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Our first trip to China together. 

The first month, I pushed her aside. I sent her to Platinum telling her I had nothing for her to do today, telling her I was too busy to explain what I was working on, etc. Ha there was only so long she AND DENISE would let me get away with that. The next thing I knew we were on our very first trip to China alone together. (Read our blog post here!) She had barely been at MJC for 2 months and she was already leaving the country! It’s not everyday you find a company that is not only willing, but eager to put so much faith in us. Two young girls. Denise and David trusted us. What a huge gift. And something, I’m sure I can speak for both Lauren and I, will never, ever forget. Or lose.


And our last day together.

Today is Lauren’s last day at Matilda Jane. While I was crushed when I first learned the news, I am nothing but excited for her future. Anywhere. Because really, when you’re someone like Lauren, you can do anything.

The world is literally your oyster, Lauren. 


I’m definitely not the only one that’s gonna miss her!

Have a great weekend, friends! And keep on enjoying our 3rd Release Ribbon Dance! It’s filled with all my very favorite Spring pieces after all!!




Erica S - April 9, 2014 - 10:13 am

I cannot imagine anyone wanting to leave Matilda Jane. One thing I know for sure is that it must be for an AMAZING, OUTSTANDING, OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD opportunity!

“Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes, a farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” -Richard Bach

Bridgette L - April 8, 2014 - 1:28 pm

So sad to see you go Lauren. Thank you for all your help with the pictures you provided to me for the LookBooks! Good Luck and take care!

Becky - April 8, 2014 - 9:08 am

Good luck on your next adventure!!

Kristin - April 8, 2014 - 1:13 am

Good luck, Lauren!!

SoMom - April 6, 2014 - 10:50 pm

What a sweet, heartfelt goodbye! You both changed so much in those few years…absolutely adorable! Best of luck, Lauren!

Gran - April 6, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Lauren, you will be missed. I thank you again. Wishing you many new adventures and joy as you travel.

Shelby - April 5, 2014 - 2:54 am

such a beautiful goodbye. good luck lauren. prayers for your next adventures in life!

Amy S - April 4, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Aw!!! Such a sweet blog! Good luck wherever you go, Lauren!!!!!!!

Lindsey - April 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm

What a heartfelt goodbye. Best wishes lauren!

Aubry Rambaud - April 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm

All the best to you Lauren! We should never let change scare us away from new experiences! God Bless you and everyone at Matilda Jane!

Kristen - April 4, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Good luck on your next adventure Lauren!!

Amber Vaughn - April 4, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Seriously? You girls are beyond ADorAble

Abby - April 4, 2014 - 2:46 pm

You will be missed! Best wishes!!!