September 2013 archive

Guest Post :: Making Vintage Dresses

Today, vintage loving Catherine of Vintage Frills joins us to talk dresses, vintage dresses. After spying her vintage dress collection and abundance of handmade creations on her blog, I just had to get in touch and ask her all about it!  Catherine was only too kind to explain how she got started…    Dress making […] Read more…

A Home to Call My Own :: Kitchen Wishlist

When you take on a new home, be it rented or mortgaged, dreams become wishes and wishes eventually become reality. In August, after so many months of waiting, I became the sole owner of a house I’d bought with my ex-boyfriend. On the completion date, the house became a home. My home.    Since then, […] Read more…

False Economy :: The £5 Bag

Handbags. A woman’s necessity, a man’s bewilderment. We covet them, parade them and invest a small fortune in them. In their lifetime, the average woman will spend over £4000 on handbags. It seems we are a nation in love with the bag. Who could forget the madness surrounding Mulberry’s Lana Del Rey bag?    If […] Read more…

The Accidental Thrift #4 :: The Mulberry Skirt

Charity shops. For some, they’re an endless treasure trove of kitsch, retro finds. For others, they can be an endless search for anything of quality, worth or value. I tend to fall into the latter category. So you can imagine my surprise when I chanced upon a genuine find. Yes. I found a Mulberry skirt. […] Read more…

What I Wore :: A Night at the Mozart Haus, Vienna.

I’ve never believed in love at first sight, until now. Strolling into Urban Outfitters one weekday afternoon, it was there… waiting for me. I’m talking about this sixties print shift dress. I like to think it had chosen  me. However, like true star-crossed lovers, the hefty £48 price tag was determined to keep us apart. […] Read more…

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