This is me this morning, slightly up the nose photo angle courtesy of my 5 yr old and to be honest I wouldn’t normally post this kind of photo but there’s a good reason today.
Firstly, I would NEVER EVER normally wear an outfit like this but I met Sarah offa @my_fashionforecast at a co working day ran by @work.bydesign and so I started to follow her on insta and I got inspired to step outside of my comfort zone of jeans/t-shirt combo to try something a little more stylish. I even had to go into @topshop to buy this and didn’t feel ridiculously out of place - revelation!
Secondly, the earrings are from @effortlesstradingco ran by Michelle who has such a superb eye for design and the little details. I’ve bought countless things from her online shop and I met her too at the same co working day.
Finally I stopped for a coffee @no.8_deli where Ruby remembered my usual order, complimented my outfit, asked where my earrings were from and suddenly I realised how powerful a local network is.
Building your local ‘team’ of small businesses, all rooting for each other, supporting each other from a place of absolute authenticity makes a huge difference and even more so at Xmas when the powers of Amazon take over.
My post today is two fold, find your team. Find the place where you can be you and you can support and celebrate with those around you because that matters and it counts.
Finally, with just a few days until Xmas, shop local. Why not get outfit inspiration from Sarah @my_fashionforecast and gorgeous jewellery, scarves and more from Michelle @effortlesstradingco and treat yourself from a hamper filled with delights from @no.8_deli.
Shopping small, shopping local supports small businesses and makes those business owners do a little cheer when you place an order. 🎄🥂🎉🎁 #nofaffconsulting #shopsmall #shoplocal #nottingham #westbridgford #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #xmas #xmasideas #christmasgiftsforher #christmasgiftideas