Fashion

Dressing for (sort of) spring when winter doesn’t seem to be going away

Like all British people in perhaps the entire history of the world, I’m prone to getting wildly overexcited the moment the faintest glimpses of sunlight break through our perpetually cloudy sky. This has led me to wearing all manner of warm-weather outfits before it's been comfortable to do so in the past, and after one… Continue reading Dressing for (sort of) spring when winter doesn’t seem to be going away

Life

Here are the things I’m doing to become a better writer

Writing is one of my most coveted skills, so when I think about the (vast number of) improvements I want to make to my online space and indeed my general self, it always comes out on top. One of my aims this year is to make the things I write better – to make them… Continue reading Here are the things I’m doing to become a better writer

Life

A pre-spring slump (and how I’m riding it out)

My days at the moment all seem to go a little something like this; I half-wake, begrudgingly, at the sound of the alarm, but dragging my whole self out of the realm of sleep seems impossible. Despite this I start to scroll at something I can barely see – it’s my phone, obviously, and it’s… Continue reading A pre-spring slump (and how I’m riding it out)

Styling a trench coat for spring
Life

On finally learning to enjoy learning

I haven't really enjoyed the process of learning for years. The book character that I was probably most compared to as a child was - classic noughties cliché alert - Hermione Granger. Not for having bushy hair (it’s always been fine and flat) or for being badass (I was a hopelessly wimpy), but for being… Continue reading On finally learning to enjoy learning

International Women's Day
Life

The things my future daughter should have complete, unwavering belief in

I feel I should really start by clarifying that hi, not pregnant, not referring to a daughter I just happen to have on the way. Last week, though, I was musing, as I often do, because I am a person who likes to muse a lot, quite often about nonsense but sometimes about actual, relevant… Continue reading The things my future daughter should have complete, unwavering belief in

Beauty

A review of four products from The Ordinary by someone who was very late to the party

If there’s a hype surrounding some kind of skincare or make up, you can bet your bottom five pound note I will either be incredibly late to the party, or I’ll stay in my pjs and simply not show up at all. While I never skip my skincare routine and actually test out new things fairly… Continue reading A review of four products from The Ordinary by someone who was very late to the party

How to style a suit
Fashion

I hopped aboard the suit trend and it made me feel seriously sassy

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with intu Chapelfield “What’s the most *extra* item I can possibly find?” I thought, when deciding what I wanted to style for intu Chapelfield’s S/S 2018 Blogger Challenge. I assume that was the thought process anyway, since this is the result - and also since the shopping trip… Continue reading I hopped aboard the suit trend and it made me feel seriously sassy

Life

A vow to find pockets of calm in a constantly busy world

If someone asked me to name a feeling that I don’t feel as often as I would like (I don’t know why someone would ask me that, but humour me here), I would probably say ‘calm’. In part, that’s a personal thing. I like being busy, I can’t relax when there are still things to… Continue reading A vow to find pockets of calm in a constantly busy world