February 2016 archive

COME AS YOU ARE :: WHAT I THRIFTED #22

I am a child of the nineties and it’s because of that, I tend to stay away from most of the era’s trends that have inevitably made a comeback. In the early nineties, I owned a shell suit, thought blue mascara was cool, kept my wild, pre-straighteners hair tame with a tacky, velvet headband and came […] Read more…

CREATURE OF HABIT

  There’s no denying it, I am a creature of habit. I can’t help it, try as I may! Subconsciously, I gravitate towards the same fashion choices time and time again. You might have noticed: mustard, polka dots and cute collars. It won’t surprise you to hear that I own three mustard coats and well, I […] Read more…

THE PICKY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FINDING CLOTHES IN CHARITY SHOPS

Fussy, picky, choosy. Whatever you call it, it pays to be picky when shopping second hand. Knowing how to spot clothes that will become part of your everyday wardrobe and will last the test of time can save you a fortune in the long run. If you caught my previous charity shop tips post, I spoke about how […] Read more…

VALENTINE’S DAY :: UNCOMMON GOODS FOR JOHN

No gifts, no flowers and certainly no romantic meals- and that’s fine with her. You see, in Japan on Valentine’s Day, it’s the women who are gift givers. Whilst gifting homemade chocolates is the traditional way to confess your true love, male friends and colleagues also expect different types of chocolates on the day. (Don’t […] Read more…

CHARITY SHOP LOYALTY CARD

  CHARITY SHOP LOYALTY CARD As I mentioned in my charity shop tips post, I can count my favourite charity shops on one hand. One of my favourite hunting grounds is the British Red Cross Outlet, in Earlestown, Merseyside. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s an outlet store- I’ve found many gems that […] Read more…

THE BUYER’S ARCHIVE :: JANUARY

Last year, I became better a lot better at managing my money. Not perfect, but better. One of the ways I realised this was thanks to the buyer’s archive. The brainchild of Elise from Elise and Life, the archive was set up as a way to be more mindful about non-necessity spending. When I discovered Elise’s project, […] Read more…