Happy New Year, Dear Reader. We are big on New Year's Resolutions around here. Each year we pick a theme and make a plan to embrace it. In years past we've had the year of the car, the year of health and the year of the house. This year we are launching into the year of Self Discipline and Self Care and I can't tell you how happy I am about it. What does this mean? Well, we're each stating 5 reasons we are grateful at dinner each night. Also, we've decided to have TV take a less prominent role in our lives, so we moved it out of the main room and got a fish tank instead. In the words of our seven year old, "it's like the fish tank is the new TV." Yes, my dear, that's exactly what it's like. We moved more of our books into the living room and made cozy spots equipped with magazines for adults and books for kids. I'm especially excited about this because I subscribe to a zillion fashion and culture magazines and this gives me even more time to dive into them.
Where am I going with this? Well, this fresh start is going to impact you, too. You'll be seeing some big changes from Poplin in the coming months. As you know, there's a waitlist for new clients and that will continue. To those of you on the list, thank you VERY much for your interest and your patience. In years past, becoming a client was the key way for me to help others with the blog and newsletter taking less dominant roles. No more. The great Chrissy Hynde and I would like to send a message of love to the broader Poplin community so that more women have access to resources previously reserved for clients.
As we move into 2018 you'll see a plethora of resources for readers and subscribers. Yup. That's you! Specifically, we're looking toward a year that includes a regular blog and newsletter schedule, more resources on social media (can't wait to unveil these!) and.... get ready for it.... e-books to help you with in depth solutions to your style dilemmas. Client spotlights will continue and of course, we'll continue to spotlight brands and products that I love. Naturally, the website will have a new look, as well. We're calling this Poplin 2.0. (Sometimes I want to call it 3.0 because it's so incredible, but I recognize that this will create a sea of confusion, so 2.0 it is.)
In short, it's going to be a good year. Get ready for all this and more launching by the end of February.
As we move into the New Year, I'd just like to take a moment to remind you how important you a are to me and to the rest of the Poplin community. Yes, the Poplin community. In the summer, a collection of clients gathered together for a party at our place. The owners of Naked Truth Beauty and Everling Jewelry were there to share their creations and guests took full advantage of the exclusive access to these local makers. But the most important goal was to bring together members of the Poplin community. And it worked. It was an evening of mixing mingling, inspiring, delighting, sharing and of course, styling. My hope is that as a reader, you, too, have felt a part of this community. Poplin is about ensuring that every woman has the skills to be truly seen, that she knows how to dress her body, how to communicate her personal style and how to make sure that her look helps her express herself with confidence everyday. The tools we're developing are all designed to help you achieve these goals.
So get ready for Poplin 2.0 and YOU 2.0. It's happening.
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