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

12 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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  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.

    Darla

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  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

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  7. Good work and great dress at £10!

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

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  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- :)

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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