Life

A mid-month catch up: November

Look at me go. Another month of sticking to my word and penning (read: typing) one of these relatively pointless posts that make me feel like a slightly less rubbish blogger. They also provide me with a rather lovely opportunity to realise quite how little I’ve achieved in the month since writing the previous one,… Continue reading A mid-month catch up: November

Fashion

The things I’ve added to my wardrobe this Autumn/Winter

I returned from my holiday at the end of September finally excited about dressing for Autumn. I bought two things within days of returning – a suit and some boots – and then, in a move that is unheard of for me, bought nothing at all for over a month. To confirm, I'm fully aware… Continue reading The things I’ve added to my wardrobe this Autumn/Winter

Elvi clothing Komeko chambray wide leg jumpsuit
Fashion, Life

I finally took ‘looking slimmer’ off my dressing agenda

For more years than I care to remember, there was a common key factor in my clothes shopping decisions and outfit selection process. Under the sort of harsh changing room lights that make you feel particularly shiny and toad-like anyway, or in my own bedroom, I have looked in the mirror at my prospective outfit… Continue reading I finally took ‘looking slimmer’ off my dressing agenda

Life

I just realised that I actually have to make the things I’m going to do ‘one day’ happen

A favourite sentence starter of my boss’s is "If you get hit by a bus tomorrow…". To be clear and so that you don’t think he’s a sadist (debatable); the phrase is one he uses as a precursor to discuss the benefits of sharing skills and knowledge amongst the team. A valid point, but hearing… Continue reading I just realised that I actually have to make the things I’m going to do ‘one day’ happen

Ways to style a checked suit
Fashion

Making my wardrobe work harder: ways to style a checked suit

Well well well, isn’t this a blast from the past. If you ever found yourself on this blog last year, you may be loosely familiar with this ‘series’ that I think I only ever actually did around five times, which involved taking one item and styling it four different ways. The point of these posts… Continue reading Making my wardrobe work harder: ways to style a checked suit

How to wear a summer dress in autumn
Fashion

Time to transition (praise be to the black turtleneck)

Corrr, I remember thinking gleefully when I stepped off the plane and back into British weather after our holiday, it's a bit chilly. Because having had a final hit of warm skin, sun dresses and ice cream galore, I was finally feeling ready to embrace Autumn with open arms; full of anticipation for bright, crisp days, rust-coloured… Continue reading Time to transition (praise be to the black turtleneck)

Beauty

Here are the contents of my (cruelty free) make up bag for a two week holiday

I must confess: this is more for my own benefit than anyone else’s. Essentially, as the world’s worst packer, I thought it would be a mighty convenient exercise to take my Italy make up selection and dress it up as ‘content’. That way, I would be forced to undertake this small element of packing earlier… Continue reading Here are the contents of my (cruelty free) make up bag for a two week holiday