Happy 8 Years Fashion and Style Police

Hey blog readers! Fashion and Style Police turned 8 some days ago and I am super excited!  I can’t believe I have been doing this for 8 years already! Time really does fly when you are having fun. I was planning to mark the anniversary in a special way this year but life got in the way and I won’t be doing anything special this time around. Hopefully, we can have a couple of giveaways next year to celebrate and to make up for the quiet anniversary this year. I even almost forgot completely on the anniversary day itself, which was last Sunday. Thankfully, WordPress reminded me and I got to share a quick post on social media.

Happy 8 Years Fashion and Style Police

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This is just a quick post to mark my 8 years of blogging on Fashion and Style Police. I am looking forward to many more happy and prosperous years of blogging. This year has been a rollercoaster for many of us in many different ways but it has also been a rewarding year. I have learned a lot about myself and I have found new ways to work and just be. It is amazing what you can learn and how you can adapt when there is chaos everywhere. Here are 8 things I have learned in my 8 years of blogging –

8 things I have learned in my 8 years of blogging
  1. Be creative. Bring your creative style to your blog. Your creativity could be in your writing tone, pictures, videos, or anything. We are all unique and it is easy to forget that in the saturated blogging industry but you must remember to be yourself.
  2. The more you blog, the better you become. Success is never done overnight. Work on your craft.
  3. Never settle for less than what you want. In my 8 years of blogging, I have never worked for a brand for free. If a brand wants something from you, they should be able to pay for it.
  4. Buy your own domain. This should be the first thing you do when setting your blog up.
  5. Set up your pages on social media platforms with your blog name even if you don’t plan to be active on all platforms. You never know what tomorrow may bring.
  6. Diversify your blog income. You can make money through sponsored posts you write, guest posts sent to you to host, link inclusions in existing posts, banner ads, social media promotions, affiliate links, and so on.
  7. Look for other ways to make money through your blog but outside of it to diversify your income. That could be in freelance writing, virtual assistant, social media management, and so on.
  8. Have fun.

Happy 8 Years Fashion and Style Police!! Thank you!


A beginner’s guide to working from home

With all what we have going on, many people will find themselves working from home now. If you are one of those people and working from home is new to you, this beginner’s guide to working from home may help you make the most of it. Working from home can be a blessing and it can be a curse. It depends on your personality and the work you do. I have been working from home for about 6 years now and I have tried various techniques to help me stay productive and actually work from home in the midst of all the distractions. My working form home is really going well, and I have recently started studying from home too!


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Here are some tips to help you work from home effectively –

Work when you are most productive

You need to figure out when you are most productive and aim to complete the main tasks then. This will allow you work on other tasks that are not as important or demanding when your concentration levels are low. Being a freelancer means you can set the times you want to work. You may not have to work the traditional 9-5 if those hours don’t favour you. I love the flexibility of setting my own hours around when I am most productive. Once you figure this out, you can work from home and actually get work done.

Have a routine

I love routines. They keep me focused and productive. I would be lost without a clear schedule on how my day needs to go. One of the first things you need to do when you start working from home is to have a routine and stick to it. That way you know what needs doing and when it needs to be done. For every working hour, you have a clear schedule. There should always be room for flexibility when needed. After all that is the beauty of being self employed. Once you have a routine and you stick to it, you will find working from home easy and productive.

Take regular breaks

Don’t get tempted to keep working without taking regular breaks in between. Remember sitting is the new smoking. Good to move around for a few minutes after every hour of sitting down. Regular breaks are good for the body and the mind. You could go for a short walk to clear your head or just walk around the house doing some chores.

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Days off are important

Back in my early days of working from home, I worked every free time I got and I did this pretty much everyday. This is no longer the case for me. I now take a day or 2 off every week and that helps me recharge. It can be difficult to not work every single day, especially if you have just started freelancing. The anxiety or the fear of missing out keeps you grinding, but this is dangerous for your health and productivity. Days off are important so factor these days in when planning your schedule.

Avoid the distractions

I am not easily distracted. The bed, tv and the chores don’t distract me when I need to get work done. If that is the same for you then you will find it easy to work from home. If you are easily distracted, you will need to find ways to deal with your distractions. Working on a chair/table will help so you don’t get too comfy on the bed. Switching the tv off or working in a room without a tv helps too!

Do you work form home? How are you finding it?


Giveaway: White 10W Wireless Charger

Happy Sunday readers! Another day, another giveaway. I love giveaway days. It is my little way of saying thank you to everyone who supports my blog in a way. Everything you read, like, comment and share my blog posts, you are encouraging to keep on doing this one thing I love so much. My giveaways are my way of saying thank you. So today, I am giving away this White 10W Wireless Charger. It is a great little gadget to have. I love having mine around as it makes it super easy to charge my devices on the go. I work anywhere I find myself, so this charger comes in handy a lot. It takes the hassle away from charging your phone.


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Here are some of the amazing features that come with this smart gadget –

  • In-built overheating protection.
  • Charging LED Indicators.
  • Fast charge – It charges quicker than your regular charger.
  • Size H100, W100, D6mm.
  • 10w of power, transferred via wireless induction.


One of my lucky winners will be winning this Wireless Charger. Here are the rules of the giveaway –

Giveaway Rules
  1. Follow Fashion and Style Police on Twitter and Instagram.
  2. Retweet and Like this post to get more people to take part.
  3. Please leave me a comment on here telling me what you think of this Wireless Charger. Do include your Twitter name in the comments section as well.

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks. It ends 8 March at 11pm. It is open to UK residents only and you have to be over 18 years to take part. The winner will be contacted on Twitter, and will have 48 hours to claim the prize or risk losing it.


You can also follow my Facebook Page – Fashion and Style Police, to keep up with my blog posts and giveaways.

Thanks for entering and good luck everyone!

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