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Three things that have happened since I stopped shopping

There are three weeks left of my three month ban on buying new clothes, shoes and accessories. You can read about Slow Fashion Season and why I decided to do it here, and I will be doing a more comprehensive post about what I’ve learnt and how I move forward when it’s officially over. For… Continue reading Three things that have happened since I stopped shopping

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I’ve pledged to buy nothing new for three months and this is why

It feels impossible to believe (and really quite embarrassing to admit) now, but as recently as a year ago the environmental impact of our collective fast fashion habit hadn’t even crossed my mind. I picked up new things regularly and with little thought; a lunchtime Primark trip here, a ‘pop in’ to H&M on the… Continue reading I’ve pledged to buy nothing new for three months and this is why

Midi dress and red boots on Oxford Street in December
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A mid-month catch up: December

Forgive me this predictable introduction, please, but I have to say it: how are we so close to Christmas already? There’s barely a week of this year that didn’t feel like it happened extremely quickly, and certainly the past few weeks seem to have mystically disappeared. Now it’s 19th December, and I’m pushing it with the… Continue reading A mid-month catch up: December

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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
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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

Ways to style a checked suit
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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
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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)