I’ve been shopping second-hand for about 10 years now. My mum’s done it for as long as I can remember, and she certainly passed her thriftiness on to me. I’d say around 60% of my wardrobe is second hand — the vast majority being from charity shops — and over the years I’ve acquired some pretty special items, from hand-knitted jumpers to vintage sequinned shorts (oh, to know the story behind those…) Continue reading
I may wear my black jeans three times a week — and my leather jacket goes with every one of my dresses — but when it comes to cost-per-wear, my silk scarf collection trumps it all.
I’m not sure whether it’s the extended daylight, warmer weather or the general feeling of renewal, but there’s something about spring that makes people crave a clear out. Continue reading
I‘ve just got back from the most wonderful trip to North Yorkshire. We read, we rambled, we breathed some seriously clean air, and we watched Rich’s sister get married at the beautiful Danby Castle. It was a pretty great long weekend.
We stayed smack-bang in the middle of the North York Moors — an incredible location with breathtaking views and zero phone signal. It felt like I’d been plonked in the middle of Wuthering Heights so I had to bite my tongue on a number of occasions — there’s only so many times you can do your best Kate Bush impression before you get annoying… Continue reading
Blogging is so much easier this time of year — not only because of the late afternoon sunlight streaming through the window as I type, but because it’s easier to be spontaneous. There’s no need to schedule photographs between rain showers or muster up the strength to go out in the cold. We’ve got lighter evenings, brighter days and more scenic backdrops — and it’s easier to get into the swing of things when you feel inspired…