Saturday, 20 September 2014

Where the blog am I?

If you took a look at my current tri-planning system, calculating income streams for the next quarter, you'd have a proper giggle (perhaps).  (Tri-planning because I can't be the only one who uses a smartphone, a paper diary and random online documents to organise her life by). 

Dear Readers, I have not abandoned you, or style, or the world of blogging (ye Gods, no!), rather I've whooshed from publishing my first book, to upskilling my marketing skills, and landed smack bang in the middle of Book 2 AND the middle of September. 

Before we know it the Boots Christmas Gift Guide will be upon us and the queues will circumnavigate The Trafford Centre.

So, in the manner of a store temporarily altering the window display, I've my head stuck in my book for a few weeks, and then I'll be back, directing my lovely readers to all manner of retail, style, parenting and just flipping well gorgeous delights.

I especially have my eye on posting a Per Una review, once I've recovered from the shock that they actually have some fabulous dresses that suit my clean-lines-only fuctionality (take a peek next time you're in M&S to see what I'm on about). 

So, why not bare with me; how's your early Autumn treating you?  Are you inundated with blackberries and leaves as your children wonder at the change in seasons? Or are you panicking about where to hold your office Christmas shindig?  Answers in the comments box, merci.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Guest blog at Work from Home Wisdom

Hello, Lovelies

After self-publishing my scrumptious style guide, 119 Style Boosts from the Size15Stylist, I virtually-bumped into a fabulous website, Work from Home Wisdom, a gorgeous crock pot of advice and inspiration for home workers everywhere.  I wrote a guest blog for the site, offering insight into how I published through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing programme - and who helped me along the way (grandparents and partner included).  Why not have a read?

Back to the matter of birthdays, August just passing and all.  To celebrate, I invested in a little art last month:


I most definitely squeeeeeed with delight when I spotted this beautiful DKNY Bryant Park purse, and knew I had to invest.  For more details, check out the House of Fraser link.  There also happens to be a bag available in this print, too ... it's never too early to think about Christmas Eve sales (it launched mid-August and didn't make it into the Bank Holiday sale; fingers crossed for a pre-Christmas discount).

Also made it up to Southampton and Bournemouth last weekend, for a spot of shopping in between air show displays and a Peppa Pig World visit.  Spent lots of time in Southampton's Ikea (bits crossed for an early 2015 Exeter Ikea opening) and Bournemouth's TK Maxx, where I found this gorgeous Fashion hardback book, charting the absolute history of fashion from way back then to 2012.

Now it's back to writing my second book, leaf-shuffling with toddler-daughter and checking out new stationer:y: how's your September treating you?