Thursday, 24 September 2009

Black And White

I love the simplicity of black and white.
This dress was just £10 in the Wallis sale and I have worn it twice in the last two weeks.
Although it is a summer dress there are so many possibilities for the winter too.
Today was a very long day.
After a day working in the prison I had to race home and get changed before dashing out to Liverpool city centre for the monthly Train 2000 PR Workshop I lead.
I have said it before but I'll say it again.
I love working for Train 2000.
Founded in Liverpool in 1996, Train 2000 is a social enterprise which offers free support, advice and training to help women make the move into self-employment.
If it wasn't for Train 2000 I would never have had the courage to leave a staff job and pursue a freelance career.
I have had so many wonderful experiences since I became self-employed.
Being your own boss can be very scary but Train 2000 made sure I was well prepared and able to adapt.
They asked me back to present a PR workshop - coaching small business owners how to do their own PR.
Last night I worked with a marketing manager, wedding planner, personal fitness trainer, Stag and Hen Night organiser and the owner of a dance studio.
All of these women had wonderful tales to tell about their journey into self-employment and if I can, in my own very small way, help their businesses to be a success then what better job could you wish for?

I wore:
Boots - Dorothy Perkins
Dress - Wallis


  1. What a beautiful dress! I love it. I'm trying to work out how to make some of my summer dresses fit for autumn, you're right though, there are ways of doing it.

    I also love working for myself, aside from all the pressures I could never go back to a 9-5 now.

  2. Lovely dress... I am a devout follower of black and white. I love these colors.

  3. Love the black and brown color combo with the dress and boots!!

  4. I just love that pattern along the hemline :)

  5. Great dress and I'm sure you will have some clever ways to continue its use through the colder months.

    Your work with Train 2000 sounds very interesting.


  6. love how this dress almost looks like two peices- this would be a perfect dress to wear as a 'top' or 'bottom' as well.

    can't wait to see what you do with it! :D

  7. Good work and great dress at £10!

    I'm going to pull my capsule collection together tomorrow ready for Monday!

  8. Very pretty, I loved your writing on the self fulfilling feeling of being self employed. I hope to be able to do that someday- :)

  9. Hi there-what a great day and such a lovely dress too, very versatile and stylish!!

  10. I do, too. The colors are so clean and really make prints look sharp.

    I love how you paired brown and red with a black and white dress - it totally works!

  11. That's so awesome!! It is a scary thought to be self-employed because you never know what could happen. My dad has his own business and I know job security is always looming over his head.. Anyway, I'm glad things worked out for you. And you look great today! Such a lovely dress....for an even better price!

  12. OMG! I luv this dress it's solely a CLASSIC BEAUTY!!!:)