Outfit: Isabel Marant Etoile parka, Mango denim shirt, Zara jeans, See by Chloe sandals, Hermes Cape Cod watch, MeMe London bracelets (thank you to Andraya of MeMe for the gift).
The last few weeks have been pretty hectic with me catching the train on most days. For those of you with a young family, you're probably nodding furiously when I say that traveling for work and juggling school age kids (and their activities!) without any family members living close by can get a tad complicated at times. You have to plan everything well in advance - grocery, babysitting, meals etc.... And you look at those who have incredible Instagram feeds with such envy. Hopping on the plane and flying to exotic places on a whim.
Not that I'm complaining. Far from it. I know how lucky I am to be able to change my career and have flexible hours that I can plan in and around my family. I meet talented and entrepreneurial women who inspire me. And meet celebrities that I don't recognize because I don't own a TV and ask what they do for a living. I've managed to save my own butt a number of times when I bit my own tongue at the last moment because days after, I found out that they're stars of certain shows. And they were VIP guests at the event. #facepalm Time to start being an avid reader of gossip mags or buy a TV.
So.....anyway..... Lil L is 9 now and quite adept at handling the camera. Here are some OOTD photos taken by her just after the school run. 3 minutes later, it was all done and dusted. Just so you know....I still get a running commentary in the morning about my outfit. Every. Single. Morning. God forbid I should turn up to school to pick her up in an outfit she doesn't approve. If she gives me grief ONE MORE TIME about cleaning her room, I may just turn up at her school dressed like Madonna.
I was honored and touched when Laura of Hero Store invited me to be on the panel of speakers at the Blogging Masterclass recently along with Amanda and Tom who runs his successful online football quiz. Truth be told, I felt rather under qualified to be on the panel with these very experienced but also remarkably warm and down to earth individuals. Those who met Amanda couldn't help telling me how knowledgeable, lovely and chic she is (can't agree more!). Laura was a true professional who navigated the entire workshop with such finesse that left us in awe of her. Read more about Amanda's account of the day here. I was also blown away when one lovely attendee told me how far she'd traveled to get to the workshop. Thank you to all those who participated in the workshop and for being such a great audience!