January 2015 archive

WHAT I THRIFTED #2 :: THE POLKA DOT DRESS

When I’m feeling pleased with myself, I like to mark it with a reward trip to the high street. Who doesn’t, right? However, now that I’m banned from high street shopping, I’m having to rethink this simple treat. To satisfy my shopping urge, I went thrifting and was rewarded with this brand new, tagged polka […] Read more…

EMILY & FIN for #DIVASGLAMVEGAS

EMILY & FIN for #DIVASGLAMVEGAS Most emails land in my inbox for no purpose other than to be swiped left and deleted, but then there is always an exception to the rule. Occasionally, there are the elite few that set your heart a flutter, force your eyes to work quicker (testing your skim reading skills […] Read more…

#FROCKSWAP15 :: WE’RE BACK!

I’m so excited to announce… FROCK SWAP is BACK! Yet again, four bloggers will swap pre-loved beauties and see new life breathed into them. Don’t worry, with each blogger eventually receiving the item back, it’s painless and such a fun way to push our style boundaries. This year, Charlotte and Ally will join Erica and […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED #1 :: TWEED COAT

It was on the fourteenth charity shop visit of 2015, that I finally broke my so called dry spot. Since the start of the 100 day high street spending ban, I feared my strong belief in charity shops was about to be tested. I needn’t have worried, last week I found this tweed dress coat for […] Read more…

100 DAY HIGH STREET BAN :: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

  We’re almost two weeks into the high street spending ban and boy, am I feeling strong. I don’t say that with smugness, because I expect to feel the pain somewhere down the line. So far there have been no ASOS urges, Forever 21 desires nor H&M hankers, just one exception of a dose of […] Read more…

BLOWIN’ THE COBWEBS AWAY

There are days when the wind blows wild, the rain won’t stop pouring and functionality wins over girly. The pretty dresses, sheer blouses and cute shoes stay home for the day and out come the tough layers: read warm, lazy Sunday wear. This weekend, the weather was so wild up here in the north, a pretty […] Read more…

#SIMPLYBEREAL MOMENTS

For some, having a wardrobe full of patterned clothes may sound like a dream: star prints, animal prints, polka dots and florals! However, when you’re not someone who enjoys mixing prints, it can quickly begin to feel like a nightmare. Simply Be asked a handful of bloggers to describe their real moments, fashion moments when […] Read more…

WHAT I WORE :: 1 SKIRT 3 WAYS

    Look 1 :: ASOS chambray shirt, burgundy boots and a faux leather jacket With the start of January, came the start of all my good intentions. Out with the frivolous spending and in with my thrifty ways, with none of the overspending in the middle. Trust me, I’d bought that many good buys in the sale, it was time for a […] Read more…

100 DAY HIGH STREET BAN :: MAKE DO & TREND

Thrift. The quality of using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully.    So here we are again, a new year and a new spending challenge. Today marks the start of my 100 day high street spending ban. You may remember, I undertook a spending ban challenge this time last year and although it was difficult not […] Read more…

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