Make do and mend: a September of sewing 

During the challenge I set myself of wearing a different outfit every day in August, I realised that one of the reasons I feel like I have no clothes is that too many of them are broken or missing a button or just slightly torn or the hem is coming down... basically, my wardrobe needed … Continue reading Make do and mend: a September of sewing 

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The August Outfit Challenge: What I Learned 

Last month I read an interesting statistic: that most women wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time. A quick mental assessment of my recent outfits showed me that was definitely true for me. So I set myself a challenge: wear a completely different outfit every day for a month - without going shopping … Continue reading The August Outfit Challenge: What I Learned 

It’s not over till it’s over

Today is A level results day, and newspapers the country over will be filled with images of jumping blonde girls with gleaming smiles, clutching envelopes filled with A grades. I was never one of those girls, and not just because at 18 I had short pinkish hair. I opened my A level results envelope with … Continue reading It’s not over till it’s over

August Outfit Challenge

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love fashion. I've always loved it. I used to throw tantrums when my mum tried to persuade me not to wear flowery dresses to climb trees, and embellished velvet skirts to infant school. I saved my pocket money for Camden market couture as a teenager, and still … Continue reading August Outfit Challenge

Take a walk on the quiet side 

Sometimes you get this feeling, like you just need to leave. To run away, pack a small bag and go anywhere. Out into the country or over the sea. Anywhere you'd see a different sunset, anywhere no one would know your name. Anywhere you could be someone new.  And then you have one of those … Continue reading Take a walk on the quiet side 

The Extrovert’s Guide to Surviving Loneliness

Loneliness is a funny thing. It can sneak up on you quite unannounced, a sudden realisation blooming from a nagging voice in the back of your head that perhaps things aren't as wonderful as you thought they were. And loneliness can take many forms. We've all heard about how lonely it can be to be … Continue reading The Extrovert’s Guide to Surviving Loneliness

The beauty of a harebrained scheme

Travel has become so much easier now that we have all this technology. Everywhere has wifi, you can use your data for free abroad, Google maps will navigate you around any foreign city without you even having to look up from your phone. It's so simple. And yes, having that technology is great. But you … Continue reading The beauty of a harebrained scheme