It’s Fashion Month! And beating that back pain…

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Hi,

Yes, it’s August already – wow, this year is speeding by. But that means it’s also Fashion Month on QVC, and the theme of the month is ‘limitless style’. I think we all put limits on ourselves – we’re too old, we’re not the right shape, we can’t wear this or that because of this or that – when in reality, we can all look and feel fabulous through fashion; it’s just about finding the right colour and style for us. And I think unless you’re a regular QVC viewer, you might not realise what a vast range of great fashion we have here – even friends of mine are constantly surprised when they admire something I’m wearing and I tell them I got it at QVC. “Really? I didn’t think they did stuff like that!” they say.

So hopefully, this month they (and you) will be able to explore our ranges a little more! We have some great shows coming up – a two-day Autumn Fashion event on the 11th and 12th, some amazing Autumn Catwalk Collection shows, a big Fashion’s Night In event on the 21st and some new brands joining us too.

We also have TWO shoe Today’s Special Value offers next week – Adesso on Monday 7th and Clarks on Saturday 12th.

Adesso are bringing us a stretch weave shoe with metallic detail which is BEYOND comfortable! Here’s a picture of the black/silver option, and also me in the grey/silver – it also comes in navy, bronze and bordeaux options. It’s true to size (half sizes go up) and is fully elasticated so easy to get on, plus has a super soft insole and great grippy outer sole.

However if you’re more of a boot gal and want to get ahead for autumn, Clarks are offering the gorgeous Melissa knee high boot. There’s a choice of black leather, and then five suede options – black, navy (my choice – see photos!), grey, burgundy or brown. It’s a standard D-fit and true to size, with a neoprene back panel for easy fit. The low heel makes it perfect for every day wear. I LOVE these boots.

Outside work I’ve been working on the edits for my third novel which will be out in November. I was really, really worried about this book as I wrote the bulk of it when I was in a world of pain with my back problem earlier this year and really thought I’d written a load of rubbish, but thankfully my editor has said he loves it – phew! Maybe pain is good for creativity, eh?

I’ve also been working hard trying to get some fitness back, and finally having some success. (If you’re new to these blogs, I’ve been battling a back issue which got pretty bad for a while. I have managed to carelessly lose all the cartilage in my lower spine, which means I am ‘bone on bone’ which is rather painful! I had some steroid injections into my spine in March, which has helped a bit, and am now trying to strengthen my back through ‘controlled’ exercise.) I’m thrilled to report that the fantastic anti-gravity treadmill I’ve been using is working wonders – this week I managed to run 10km, for the first time this year! I reckon that in another few weeks I can attempt to do some gentle running outside again. The treadmill makes you feel several stones lighter though so it will be a shock to run with my full body weight, but I’m excited. I’m seeing my consultant again this week so hopefully he will give me the go ahead. Happy days! I think exercise is just one of the most important things for both physical and mental wellbeing, and brings me such joy, so I’m thrilled to be moving in a positive direction again.

By the way the lovely Caroline Sandry, one of our health and fitness experts at QVC has a new DVD out which I’m also loving – it’s very gentle on the back but still great exercise. She’s a Pilates expert and the DVD is called Pilates in Motion – it combines walking/jogging on the spot with Pilates and other exercises. Have a look for it wherever you buy your DVDs, I recommend it!

That’s it for now. Enjoy fashion month! Have a great week.

Love Jackie x

16 Comments

  1. Nikki August 3, 2017 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, I’m pleased you’re getting some relief from your back pain. I can relate, and empathise too as I have issues with my Sacro Iliac joints.
    I love watching QVC when you’re on, as you’re one of my favourite presenters, you’re always Incredibly professional, funny and engaging. Keep up the good work!

    • Jackie Kabler August 4, 2017 at 11:16 am -  Reply

      Hi Nikki
      Ooh yes that SI joint problem is awful too, a friend of mine has that issue. Sorry you’re suffering. Thanks so much for the kind words, much appreciated.
      Love Jackie x

  2. Debbie August 5, 2017 at 7:52 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie loved the shoe shoe and your off the shoulder top,is it from QVC please?

    • Jackie Kabler August 7, 2017 at 10:34 am -  Reply

      Hi Debbie,
      Thanks! Yes the top is an Antthony one from QVC but I’ve just had a look on the website and it seems to be gone – it was there last week, how annoying, sorry!
      Love Jackie x

  3. Susan August 5, 2017 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    Great news about your back Jackie. Hopefully it continues to be manageable for you. Pain is dreadful. I love your boots you have on by the way. I’m hoping you will do more vionic style shoes in the future as a lot of us suffer with our feet too!x

    • Jackie Kabler August 7, 2017 at 10:36 am -  Reply

      Hi Susan
      Yes Vionic are great aren’t they? There are lots of lovely styles coming from them for autumn/winter so hopefully you will find some you like. Having sore feet is awful!
      Love Jackie x

  4. Heather August 7, 2017 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    Wow Jackie u look like a model, lovely

    • Jackie Kabler August 11, 2017 at 11:28 am -  Reply

      Very kind of you, Heather, thanks!
      Love Jackie x

  5. Margaret Bromley August 7, 2017 at 7:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, could you tell me if the coat/jacket you were wearing on the lunchtime show today (7th) is available from QVC. It looked lovely, very stylish and different, would love to buy it.

    • Jackie Kabler August 11, 2017 at 11:33 am -  Reply

      Hi Margaret,
      That was item number 164338, the Helene Berman bomber jacket. I love it, glad you liked it too!
      Love Jackie.

  6. Florence August 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi jackie, is your dress from q v c ?

    • Jackie Kabler August 11, 2017 at 11:35 am -  Reply

      Hi Florence
      Sorry I’m not sure which dress you mean? The top in my blog above is by Antthony. If there’s a dress you need details for could you describe it for me and I will try to help!
      Love Jackie x

  7. Katie August 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie
    I’m loving the look of the Clarks TSV boots coming very soon, but as a petite lady I wonder if you can tell me the height of the boot? As my legs aren’t as lovely and long as yours, a lot of tall boots cut into the back of my knee rather than sitting below them,

    • Jackie Kabler August 11, 2017 at 11:37 am -  Reply

      Hi Katie
      I’ve just measured my sample and it’s approx 45cm high at the back, and a few cm higher at the front. Hope that helps!
      Love Jackie x

  8. erica August 22, 2017 at 2:59 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, I love watching your fashion programmes and what a leap QVC have made in what they are selling and how they are presenting it. Its fun and interesting with great guests from the world of fashion Marla Wynne and Yong Kim being my favourites. I am really looking forward to the return of your programmes with Ruth in the autumn, Sorry to hear about your back. I too have back problems with sciatica 24/7, you are correct though – exercise is good for the soul and bodyl!! Best Wishes Erica X

    • Jackie Kabler August 23, 2017 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

      Hi Erica
      Yes our fashion is going from strength to strength, agreed! I’m very much looking forward to the new season of Ruth shows too, and we have some gorgeous new styles to show you. The old back is not too bad at the moment, regular physio and controlled exercise seem to be keeping it in check, so fingers crossed that continues! Thanks for getting in touch.
      Love Jackie x

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