Brave Spotlight, Sseko Style

Abby Rose | Buy Better Not More Vol. 6

Say hello to Abby Rose! We dare you to find a bone in her body that isn’t creative. As a wedding photographer, florist, and set designer, Abby curates beauty all-day-every-day.  Maybe you’ve seen her work in Darling or Cottage Hill Magazine? Get to know the lady behind the lens as our Buy Better Not More series continues. 

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What is your favorite piece from our Fall Collection & why?

The Aida Tote. It goes with anything and it fits all of my work gear! (camera, laptop, SD cases, hard drive + my personal belongings)

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What inspires your personal style?

SIMPLICITY! Being an artist, most of the time the last thing I am able to put creativity into is getting dressed in the morning. My husband is a fashion genius and helps me a lot with this, I try to stick with the basics, knowing that I can mix/match just about anything in my closet and it will look like a well put together outfit.

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How do you live simply?

Currently, we are going through a major home/closet edit. In just a couple of months, we are moving downtown into a very simple studio apartment! (YAY) But this means our closet is going from a ginormous walk-in to a tiny coat rack… The more we edit and take away, the more I realize all the bulk + excess really isn’t needed.

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Why is it important to buy better, not more?

Prime example: Last year I purchased an $80 simple, black sweater from a local shop here in Tulsa. It was so soft + looked really nice. I was going through my closet a few days ago when I came across this black sweater. It was un-wearable! Extremely balled up, I tossed it in the “give away” pile. My mom on the other hand, purchased a high quality sweater six years ago that currently looks like she bought it yesterday. This made me realize I would rather pay $300 once every ten years than $80 every year for 10 years.

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What piece of the Brave Manifesto resonates most with you and why?

Practice Radical Generosity
Nothing feels better than blessing someone.

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We’re all for keeping our shelves stocked with classic reads, and our music libraries timeless. What would you add to our libraries?

  • Good reads: Girl Boss + The Bible. Cliché? Maybe, but truly all I read.
  • Good tunes: The Head and The Heart’s new album! And Drake. I love me some Drake.

Keep up with Abby’s journey of living simply (and all her gorgeous shots!) on her Instagram.

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