Category Archives: fashion

Loved List: Graphic Tees

As much as I love a good vintage frock, I spend most of the time I’m not in work wearing jeans and a t-shirt or tank, with a big cardigan thrown over the top for good measure. I’m ALL about … Continue reading

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Styling for the Lazy (and Cheap)

Today’s Blog Every Day in May prompt was on ‘fashion, beauty and grooming’. I feel a little silly writing about that as I’m the least ‘groomed’ person I know. Occasionally I manage to strike it lucky but really, when it … Continue reading

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My First Vintage Kilo Sale

It’s no secret that I loves me some vintage. I’ve been buying it since I was 16 from boutiques and charity shops, but in all this time I’d never ventured to a kilo sale (you buy clothing by weight rather … Continue reading

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Fashion’s Night Out: Vintage Pop Up

Last week, Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out event came to my home city of Manchester for the first time… well, we do like to shop up here! There were fashion talks, catwalks (and cultural walks), band performances, DJ sets, makeovers and … Continue reading

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No New Clothes: Sustainable shopping, and is vintage ethical?

Being green and ethical isn’t always easy. When I start thinking about my impact on the world and the ‘right’ way of doing things, the possibilities are seemingly endless. I’d like to preface this by saying that I feel like … Continue reading

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What I Wore: True Blue

Today was a miserable, cold day and I woke up a bit down in the dumps. It seemed fitting to dress the way I felt, ‘blue’. Though putting together this outfit actually had the opposite effect and it ended up … Continue reading

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DIY Sequin Bird Sweater

Hello, I’m back again with another way to jazz up an old jumper. Though this one doesn’t involve cutting it up! I don’t know about you but I’ve been stockpiling woolies in this chilly weather and have had some great … Continue reading

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What I Wore: My Mum’s Dress

When I was growing up (and now) one of my all time favourite things was looking through my mum and dad’s photo albums. Being teenagers/young adults in the 60s and 70s, they had an awesome sense of style (perhaps where … Continue reading

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Autumn Wardrobe: Pumpkin Spice

Living in the UK, we don’t go quite so mad for pumpkin-flavoured everything come halloween time. Pumpkin in a can… what’s that all about? But I do like carving a pumpkin (or squash, or turnip) for all hallows eve, and … Continue reading

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Vintage Inspiration: Moonrise Kingdom

Like any Wes Anderson fan, I was stupidly excited to see his first film in three years (and first non-animation film in five), but I was head over heels in love when I realised that his new film, Moonrise Kingdom … Continue reading

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