BEWARE THE BARGAIN: HOW TO MAKE SALE SHOPPING STRATEGIC

EVERYONE LOVES A BARGAIN People who know me well will tell you that my Boxing Day used to start early with me in the queue at Next bagging ‘bargains’. That marked the beginning of a week of bargain hunting running from Boxing day to New Year’s Eve. The cash would be well and truly splashed with the justification of how much money I was saving. But that was the old me. The new me knows that a bargain is often nothing of the sort. Let me explain. BREATHE AND COUNT TO TEN – because a bargain isn’t always a...

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#NOSPENDOCTOBER AND MY CHARITY OF THE YEAR

In October 2017, I joined all the women on Instagram taking part in #nospendoctober with @rachelthehat.  This blog is a reflection on how I managed my self-imposed ban and why I wanted to take part. Now don’t get me wrong. I love shopping. I can and do spend hours in the pursuit of retail therapy. Which is why working as a personal stylist and colour analyst is so great. I get to do it for other people as well as for myself.  But, I wanted to see how I would manage with an active decision not to spend any...

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PRESENTING “BRAND YOU” WHILE YOU’RE WALKING THE DOG!

Later this month I’m helping my friend and colleague Lis McDermott, aka the Head Shot Diva in her one day workshop “Presenting Brand You”.  Embroiled in one of my planning sessions, it struck me that this would be a rather good subject for this month’s blog. The workshop will cover such topics as effective networking and dressing to create the right first impression. Plus, it includes a complimentary headshot by the wonderful Lis herself.  She’s a great photographer so this is a brilliant bonus for you if you attend. It’s aimed at women who are in business, that want...

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