Hey there BusiChic!
What a year it has been! On a personal note it has been my first year of freelance life as well as married life – and I thank you for bearing with me when these things have held me back from posting as consistently as I would like. In 2015 I hope to start building a team of contributors to help provide business chic inspiration from Melbourne as well as across the globe- stay tuned and if you would like to be a contributor then contact me (cheryl[at]businesschic[dot]com[dot]au)!
But right now, I’d like to say thank you. I hope that you know that I really appreciate your stopping by for your dose of workwear inspiration and I am truly committed to making 2015 our best year yet!
This holiday season, I’ve teamed up with some brands that have caught my eye as what I’d like to gift you as this year draws to a close, take a look!
Madame Flavour Tea pack: the new packaging and rainbow colours provide a delightful way to brighten up the work desk! If you are taking part in the office Kris Kringle and only have time to make a dash to the supermarket, consider getting a box or two to make a perfect and practical present for a business chic colleague. I’ve found that I’ve been alternating between the Chai by day and my favourite way to relax in the evening is by curling up with a mug of the soothing mint and lavender blend.
Penguin Books: soothing-tea-in-hand, this time of year is perfect for reflecting on the life we’ve built to date and what we need to do to take control and shape our own destinies. Thankfully the folks at Penguin Books Australia have provided two great titles to help do this! “Design Your Life” by Vincent Frost is a stylish and practical tome for men and women as Frost shares lessons from his own career and how design philosophies can be applied to planning one’s life. Sophia Amoruso’s #GirlBoss is targeted at her customer demographic of young women but her message of being “the best version of yourself” at every level of your career transcends age and gender.
A vibrant silk scarf from Jane Heng Designs to be worn in the style of Christine Lagarde. If you didn’t know, Lagarde has many ways of pairing a luxurious scarf with her workwear and I love that Jane’s are made to create meaningful work for artisans in Cambodia.
I got to enjoy some earlier this year so I am delighted that we have two bottles of Brown Brothers Prosecco NV to accompany you this summer! Remember to toast yourself on what you have achieved in 2014 and another for what you will in the year ahead!
Clarks Australia shoes- lots of you expressed your surprise that the brand we commonly associate with school shoes also makes rather stylish numbers for big kids too so following on from my workwear choice (now on sale!), we thought it was only fair to feature a party number! “Spiced Curtain” that looks sky-high but has heavenly toe-padding and a rather subtle-platform, making it a comfortable festive choice and that can also be dressed down for work!
Enter the giveaway:
Please tell me how can I improve Business Chic to better meet your needs?
Business Chic started life as a street style blog for professionals but has expanded to include style stories translating fashion trends for implementation in the office, career change stories (including my own!), reviews of networking events and interviews with business leaders. What would you like to see more or some of on the blog in 2015?
Answer via the comments below or if you 8-minutes, by taking part in the survey HERE. I’d be so grateful for your feedback!
Entries will be received until midnight (AEST) on Monday 22nd December, 2014 . Due to the size of this pack, entries are limited to those who can pick up the goods from me in Melbourne by January 9, 2015. Winner will be drawn at random and notified via email.