Sarah Neely

Naked Truth Takes Vegas

Sarah Neely
Naked Truth Takes Vegas

What a week!!!  As many of you have noticed, I have been going on and on about my brand, Naked Truth, so this week I decided to step out on faith and help bring it to life. Last week I had to put together my website extremely fast (this isn't the site I'm going to use for the official launch). This is the soft launch site but it was still hard and tedious (I see why I decided to pay someone to put my site together).  Not to mention I learned a lot about how the photos need to be taken for it to have the correct layout on the site because the content needs to be the same. The reason I had to rush and put the site together was for the UBM Magic Trade Show in Las Vegas but I was finally able to rush and put things together so I contacted them to find out if I had access to the show yet since I’ve completed the site (keep in mind I had already purchased my plane ticket and booked my room at this point). So I finally talked with a rep, I'm excited as hell like yea bitch I'm coming to the show but then she hit me with the white girl voice, “are you looking for distributors to source your brand?”  I'm like no, I'm looking to outsource companies and also distributors for Naked Truth. She was like have you purchased any items and if you can provide three invoices you can attend the show. I said no I'm a startup company and she proceeds to say you can pay $500 to attend. I said no, I don't have $500 then she says you can get a letter from your bank where your business account is set up or you can have a lawyer write up you a letter so I was like dam it's already Thursday and everything is closed and Friday (Plus I have to work).  I'm fucked!!!!  So I contacted a friend and glad he had a lawyer friend that could write me a letter. Now I didn't think this letter would take so damn long to get.  So I'm frustrated as hell at this point because it's Sunday and I still don't have a letter. Flight leaves Monday and had to leave for Atlanta Sunday, so I'm like she ain't going to write this letter. Then Monday comes flight delayed and not to mention still no damn letter. So that's a full day of the convention going. Well on Tuesday morning I finally get the letter. Rewind Monday when I check in my hotel i had to come up with some money to pay for hotel fees and incidental deposit. I'm like fuck I only have $80 in cash and $40 on my card. I'm like fuck!  They have that fine print on them sites you get them good deals for the room but the nice lady was able to work with my ass and remove the hotel fees and just keep the deposits so my friend from work cashapped me $75 (look at God and I hate I had to ask her because we haven't been friends long and I didn't want to start out as that begging friend). So I got that situated but look how god works.  The Magic event was in the building behind my hotel so I didn't have to spend money. Ok so it's Tuesday, I'm walking in the building happy as fuck to realize damn that hoe lied on the phone. I was so excited to give the receptionist my letter she was like ma'am we missing information you are not in the system. So I kept my cool because I didn't want to snap before I got what I wanted so the nice Asian manager allowed this black queen (yes me) inside not just sourcing but to see the entire show. Look at God!!  Y'all when I say I sat and talk with so many Chinese people and they loved my country ass with this red hair (when I say I got connects). So I'm thinking hey that's it naw y'all the Magic part was so huge. I promise you it's so many vendors or companies out there for any type of retail brand I felt like I was in fashion heaven. This was like God bought all the fairy fashion god mothers out just for me (I don't care who else was there) that place was meant for me. I met some amazing people and they just loved my ass and I loved their asses too. I know I'm rambling but I want y'all to be there with me while I'm telling this story. I wasn't able to visit every vendor but I got a whole book of all the vendors there. As I'm writing this I'm at actually sitting at the airport and really realizing I'm following my dreams. I came here all by myself with setbacks and struggling at the same time. I don't ever say I'm broke any more (I don't need that negativity) but I'm on a budget and God made this happen for me. I'm about to create a brand for our lifestyles and I am going to share with you each step of the way because I feel like y'all help me make this brand happen by listening to the good and bad in my life. These are my Naked Truth's and if I can't tell you my "Truth" how can the world share theirs. Thank y'all I may seem like I have it all together but this red head single mother is only making by faith and prayer and my hard work. I cry all the fucking time and I feel like everything bad happens to me but I must say my good is out weighing my bad. I have experienced more in my life with the bad than the good. My story is still being written and as long as I'm still breathing I'm going to tell you all about it. Soft launch Naked Truth October 1. Let's all go shopping!!! 

Photographed by Dedicated Imaging

Photographed by Dedicated Imaging

Photographed by Dedicated Imaging

Photographed by Dedicated Imaging

TOP:  (Old, Nasty Gal)

JEANS:  (Thrift Store)

SCARF:  (Sold Out, Zara)

EARRINGS:  (Sold Out, Asos)

HEELS:  (Egos)

BAG:  (Old, TJ Maxx)