Building Undressed + Working Full Time

Hey everyone! 

Here is my first journal.

Behind the scenes to building Undressed. It's raw, honest and real. I hope you enjoy x


For the past year and a half I have been running Undressed whilst working a full time job. Originally, I started working full time on my business however, I was getting super lonely working on my own. My fiancé and I put our heads together to figure out how to fix what I was going through. We came up with the idea for me to become a Teaching Assistant. I would have lots of holiday time so I could do all the festivals and get to work with children who are fab. Although my background was in design somehow I managed to get the job. Yippee!

Why did I get a job?

I wanted financial security. Having this definitely enabled me to feel free and creative. 

I really wanted to be part of a team. Working on your own can be super isolating! Because I had just moved back from Australia I needed to connect with lots of people and build my foundations from scratch. 

It provided a great social life, team meet ups, drinks etc. Working in a team gives you lots of small positive things that when I worked on my own, I really took for granted. Like having a cup of tea made for me, or just some encouraging words from fellow colleagues. It is all good stuff that I believe we all need. 

Then what....?

Sooooo, Undressed really took off in lock down hooray! But I kept going with my job as I felt so loyal to it. My fiancé and I were also buying a house and so we needed both our salaries plus my business books to get our mortgage. Having a start up is never easy when trying to get a mortgage and so I held onto the job until we moved house as it really helped with our case. Just so you know, if you are Self Employed or a Ltd company you can get a mortgage but you need 2 years of books. Feel free to get in touch if you have further questions about this!

And now....

I am full time with Undressed. I have married my brand which feels sooooo blooming fab!

From now on you will find me and puppy Shimla working in a co-working space or packing your orders from my lovely home by the sea.

If you have any questions, please send me a DM or email as I love to hear form you all! 

Happy Kimono-ing! 

Kez xxx



October 29, 2021 — Kezia Merendez