Now I've ummed and ahhed about this post but then thought - what the heck, as I've learnt, you're never going to please all the people all of the time, and, at the end of the day lots of people have asked for more info on this. So slightly off piste, but please do bear with me - normal service will be resumed tomorrow.
I had planned on spending the day in London on some fantastic press preview days for SS13. Alas - the best plans and all that. Foiled at the 11th hour with a very long meeting with a new builder (all very interesting on the home front - sweet diddly squat interesting to do with my fash pash). I spent the scant remainder of my day grabbing a quick lunch with the husband who was working from home and wading through a newly purchased pile of home magazines.
But I digress. I have taken the opportunity to throw in an extra little post and do - something which I never do and am exceptionally bad at - some self promotion (barf, hate that expression but a spade's a shovel)
I've finally got round to being able to add another page to my blog (I am seriously lacking in the technical department if that wasn't already apparent) and have added the details of the Style Studios that I offer. (she says rather optimistically expecting the page addition thingy to work....)
Just in case it doesn't (and it WILL do by the time I've finished - by hook or by crook) here is the blurb that will appear on the page.
Please do contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries (as it says on the bottom!)
Do you ever have days of "I've got nothing to wear"?
Do you feel that your everyday outfits aren't quite cutting the mustard anymore but you don't know how to make a change without spending a fortune?
Are you at that scary crossroads of mutton and frump and need a bit of help navigating?
Are there oodles of things in your wardrobe that you've spent a fortune on but have no idea really how to make use of them on a day to day basis?
Is it hard to get that balance in your wardrobe of things to wear during the day and what to wear on a night out?
Well maybe a Style Studio would be an idea for you - either on your own or with a group of friends.
A three hour session in either the morning or afternoon, at either my house with coffee and homemade scones (I may stretch to a mince pie for the festive season and maybe a sniff of mulled wine.... which most certainly won't be homemade, I admit upfront) or at yours if you would prefer. (location depending......!)
The Studios work really well with between 4 and 8 friends - you email me before we meet about what you'd like help and ideas with and I can have the research done and ready for when you arrive - your personal shopping list (with options!) compiled especially for you.
Alternatively, there will be dates when I have an open house and you're more than welcome to come along.
I also encourage everyone to bring with them a bag of offending items from their wardrobe. Those gems that you're not sure still belong in there anymore or things that you love but don't know how to wear. We'll go through them together and "kill or keep".
Seasonal topics which are of interest are:-
Christmas nights out - what does one wear without looking like an ageing librarian, hooker or Christmas tree?
Christmas present lists - a perfect time to fill up that wish list with gems which I can help you find - your husband's going to love me!
Sales lists - are there any gems that you should be looking at as investment in the (dreaded) Sales. And more importantly, what's the best way to snag them?
General A/W wardrobe questions (it's a long time till Spring ladies....) - what can you add to your existing wardrobe to give it a new lease of life till we're whipping out the flipflops again?
For more information, dates and prices, or should you have any further queries, please contact me, Kat on email@example.com
And let normal service commence - finishing with my outfit that I was due to trot into London in. Actually I did have my LK Bennett boots on first thing, but truth be known my feet were killing me after the school run (yes, this was the most overdressed I've ever been for the school run!) and so I changed into my wedges. Which were gushed over by the 20something waitress in the pub we went to for lunch. The Husband was suitably bemused as I'm sure most men of a certain age are when it comes to wedge trainers.... (as are a lot of women!)
Any which way, I was most pleased to be able to wear my fabulous Pegasus necklace which I think worked well for day wear.
White longline ribbed vest - Joseph
Dark beige linen top - H&M
Coated black jeggings - Dorothy Perkins
Grey knitted military coatigan - 3.1 Phillip Lim
Pegasus necklace - Stella & Dot
Stone maxi zip satchel - Anya Hindmarch
Bea suede wedges - Ash
Sunglasses - Tom Ford
Normal service will be resumed tomorrow!