LITTLE NELL BLOG
NEW: MONOCHROME MARBLE May 11 2016, 0 Comments
Our latest collection is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe, combining three of our favourite jewellery trends, geometric, marble and monochrome. Shop the range here.
COMPETITION: BE OUR VALENTINE February 02 2015, 1 Comment
Fancy winning this lovely lot? Well, then make sure you enter our Valentine's competition below!
We're giving away an exclusive Valentine's gift set including a set of Cupid's arrow hair grips, cut out heart necklace and lucky star bracelet. There are plenty of ways to enter, and the more you select, the better your odds of winning.
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BUSINESS TIME: I JUST QUIT MY JOB January 28 2015, 1 Comment
Today was a big day for me, I quit my day job. I handed in my notice for the company I've been with for over 6 years. It might be one of the boldest things I've ever done. I quite liked my job (most days), I was paid a fair salary, and I worked with some really awesome people, but It didn't make me happy anymore, I was distracted, constantly thinking about how to grow my business, rather than progressing my career there.
I know that some people might think I'm crazy, but those closest to me have been really supportive. If just one of them had turned around and said 'don't do it, it's a bloody stupid idea' I might have re-considered, but they didn't, and knowing the most important people around you have total faith in you really does make these decisions a lot easier. It wasn't a snap decision either, I've been thinking it over for a long time, and I had a lot of sensible conversations with my mortgage advisor, my accountant, and my boyfriend about the practicalities of everything before making any life-changing choices.
People keep asking how I feel, and I'm not really sure how I feel. I felt calm beforehand, and I still feel calm now, which I think was the biggest sign that it was the right decision for me. I'm really excited about growing Little Nell, getting my teeth into some new freelance marketing projects, and doing all those things I've just not had the time for juggling two jobs. But I'm anxious about working on my own most days, about leaving behind my office family who've been there through all of my ups and downs, and about being entirely responsible for making my own living. (You can guarantee I will check my bank balance at least 3 times a day for the first 2 months).
Leaving your full time job to go freelance shouldn't be a total leap of faith, you have to be practical and work out whether you can afford it, how you can sustain it, and always have a plan b just in case, (whether it's savings, or alternative options if things don't work out as you planned). But no matter how prepared you think you are, it's always going to feel like a bold move, because if it was easy we'd all be working for ourselves wouldn't we? For me, the appeal of being my own boss, and doing something I've always wanted to do was worth the risk. And if it doesn't work out, then so be it, but at least I can say that I gave it a go.
LAST DATE FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY December 11 2014, 0 Comments
Hello! We're back from our holiday, and in full Christmas mode... Just a little heads up that our last date for UK Christmas delivery is Friday 19th December, so make sure you get your orders in before then.
LITTLE NELL ON HOLIDAY November 14 2014, 0 Comments
We're off on an Australian adventure for 2 and a half weeks on wednesday, so this is a polite reminder that if you want your order urgently, get it in now! We're away from 19th November, and back on 9th December, so they'll still be plenty of time to get your orders in time for Christmas when we get back, but if you're sending something farther afield than the UK, we'd highly recommend you get it in now.
Whilst we're away the store will remain online for browsing (and dropping hints to others!), you just won't be able to make any orders. We'll also still be online across our social media platforms should you have any questions regarding current orders, or products.
Here are a few snaps from our last Australian escapade...
We're planning to blog whilst away and keep you updated with our travels. We're visiting Sydney, Melbourne and spending a few days along the Great Ocean Road, if you have any tips for us of places that we MUST visit, we'd love to know your recommendations, just comment on this post, or tweet us at @Little_Nells.
WEEK IN PICTURES #2 November 11 2014, 0 Comments
1. Wedding fun!
2. It might be cold outside, but that won't dampen our tropical spirits! Pineapple earrings are coming soon...
3. My new Bertie boots! They were half price, how could I not?
4. Shooting for Christmas
5. Good old fashioned organised Halloween fun! Do you remember Atmosfear?!
6. Nala helped us with some gift wrapping...
7. The most decadent Liberty hot water bottle cover
8. Playing with our new studio lights
9. This weekend was a photo taking marathon! I'm attempting to re-shoot our entire range, this may be naive...
WEEK IN PICTURES #1 October 12 2014, 0 Comments
1. Shooting our new geometric range
2. Autumn leaves and our gold oak grips
3. Nala the biscuit hunter
4. New arrow, key, triangle and feather charm earrings
5. Dressing for Autumn
6. Playing salon with gold arrow grips
7. Studio wall fodder
8. Flea market finds in the living room
9. Nala's winter beard progress, week #1