Please indulge me for a moment and let me talk about work. I never talk about work on my blog anymore. It used to be something I mentioned from time-to-time, particularly when I went through the horror of job hopping. However I haven’t posted an update since July 2016 (lol) and things have changed considerably since then.
Last time I told you about the fact I’d been ‘job hopping’. I moved from one company to another, but the jump didn’t work for me and the new role wasn’t what I expected.
When I finally landed at Shores things just seemed to click into place. Working in-house for a fashion brand is something I’ve wanted for years and it was exciting to be a part of something so new. Anyone who’s ever worked at a start up will know how fast things transform. A year and a half later, Shores isn’t the same company I signed up to be a part of.
Don’t worry though! It’s actually better.
Instead of competing with the fast-fashion giants, we’ve taken a step back. It didn’t suit us, it wasn’t authentic. Personally speaking, it’s quite soul destroying finding out just how much the big boys spend on advertising and realising it’s a numbers game – but I still of course have the utmost respect to those who succeed. So what did we do after deciding it wasn’t for us? We’ve dramatically reduced our product offering and whilst I can’t tell you exactly what we’re doing right now I can tell you that we’ll be working on some extra special one-off items.
It’s something we’ve been working on for a while. Hence my silence on the matter!
Part of what we’ve been creating is a book. It’s written by my boss Richard and it’s full of inspirational notes and vibrant photography. You can download it for free here.
This book will definitely be right up your street, especially if you’re a blogger struggling to find your own personal style. Richard describes it as a ‘cosmic style guide’ because the book literally starts in the stars, taking you from the unknown and honing in on you and your uniqueness specifically.
If you have a few spare minutes, a long train journey or just need a little pick-me-up, you’ll love this book.