My baby business is 1 year old. And what a year it's been!
Having run a business previously (something entirely different however), i kinda knew what i'd be in for. Lots of hard work and late nights, blood, sweat and tears. I knew there would be up's and down's, which of course there has been.
But the thing that's resonated with me is, surprisingly, how super proud of myself i am and my husband Salvatore, is proud of me too, which fills me once again with the warm and fuzzies.
The other thing that has really struck me is how, even if i'm having a low day and there's some negativity buzzing around me, you ladies pick me up. I don't know why i didn't realise it sooner, as blogging does the same thing, but in regards to Yosa, it really has spurred me on.
From the thank you emails and cards, to the tweets and Instagrams, your words and photos lift me up and truly make my day.
Yosa Customers are quite simply, the nicest ladies there are.
The other thing we have developed over the last 12 months is the Yosa Community.
Yosa was launched for the pure and simple fact of fabulous accessories. Not long after we launched I soon saw that it was actually much more than that. I realized that part of the reason why i love this trade is seeing other women looking and therefore very importantly, feeling fabulous!
Empowering women is something i feel very strongly about, whether that be complimenting the pretty barista who has just made your morning coffee, or complimenting a colleagues new coat or shoes. A simple compliment can really go a long way as to how we feel.
Confidence boosters always help.
And if fabulous accessories helps encourage women to feel confident and amazing with themselves, then i think that's bloody fantastic.
If you don't know much about the Yosa Community, its basically showing some love.
Tweet us or Instagram us and we will share the love. And excitingly our customer lookbook/gallery is currently undergoing a huge overhaul to house all your wonderful, gorgeous pictures.
Each month we also have out Yosa Cover Girl which has received the most wonderful reception. Once a month we choose one of our customers photos to adorn our front page with links back to their social media channel of choice.
Its just a great way to share the love.
I love seeing Yosa items on our customers, so to have them on the front page as our cover girl, just makes me so happy.
Take a look:
Wearing The Heritage Collar
The lovely Stylist Karen Lowe
Wearing The Entanglement Necklace
Stunning Jane of Blog My Midlife Fashion
The Pink Everyday Clutch given as a gift to this pretty young lady
Lovely Tracey of Blog The Naughty Forty Diaries
absolutely rocking the popular Heritage Collar
This Canadian/Italian Beauty is Angie of blog Reasons to Dress
She wears The Pretty Posey Necklace
Petite Silver Vixen, wearing the Oceanic Collar , which is now sold out but try this here
A Labour Of Life was one of my first customers! She wears the Neon & Pearl collar, which she rocks and remixes it all the time! So great to see.
Michelle of The Joy Chaser showing off her free gift. Did you know all Yosa orders receive a gift from us to you? Michelle rocks her gifted earrings! :D
My blogging BFF Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb rocking the Golden Bib and just this week showcasing the Tough Cuff, which i luff :D
Donna wears the Show Stopper and Ashleigh wears the Starlet
Rachael wears The Multi red and mint blooms so perfectly
Sally blogs at Sally Akins and took her Leaves of Teal necklace on her holibobs, and looked absolutely perfect!
I also had the absolute honour of appointing Yosa's first Brand Ambassador Vicki
What can i say, this woman is a complete inspiration.
Driven, gorgeous and confident.
She is a fabulous ambassador for the Yosa brand and i am so thankful
to have her on board promoting Yosa!
So my lovely Rachel The Hat Readers, if you've got a spare half hour go check out all these beautiful women.
And of course it wouldn't be a 1st year business birthday without presents would it?
So Yosa will be giving away a £30.00 gift voucher for one lucky reader.. be sure to enter!
Thank you all for your support over the past year, i can't even begin to tell you how much i appreciate it, and i hope you'll stick around and give Yosa a chance for your accessory needs!
Giveaway is open internationally ladies!
Let me know in the comments what you would get if you won!
In the mean time if you would like to partake in supporting a small business and gift yourself some gorgeous accessories then take a look!
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