How we can learn from successful women to inspire our own individual stories

How we can learn from successful women to inspire our own individual stories

“Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?”  Ever been asked that infuriating question? Surely if we could all answer it without hesitation then the world would be full of fortune-tellers and none of us would have to worry about pursuing another career.  Coming from someone who graduated from university nearly two years ago, [...]

Mint cake

Mint cake

‘Mint cake’ is the colour of this cashmere sweater, and the growing fondness I feel towards that refreshing description has convinced me to dedicate the title of this blog to it (I'm pretty fond of the jumper itself, too). The soft, fluffy fabric straight out of the parcel it came in enveloped me a few [...]

All at once

All at once

The stuff we could really do without always seems to happen at once. Health problems, dental emergencies, make-up running out... Although there is never really a 'right' time, these much-dreaded occurrences tend to strike at the worst possible moment: I'm financially overwhelmed and time-poor (which, admittedly, sums up the majority of my life). An impressive [...]

Culture Corner #5

Culture Corner #5

I look forward to driving long distances because it's the most productive opportunity to catch up on podcasts. Usually I'm alone, so I can easily concentrate on the words and the road ahead of me without any distractions. My favourites are constantly on shuffle and it makes the miles pass smoothly and bearably - so [...]

Navigating the decade

Navigating the decade

When you are twenty-two, it can be unsettling to hear older generations ponder the experiences of their twenties and declare this was a period of discovering who they were and figuring out what they wanted in life. The general consensus seems to be that the decade is spent navigating a sense of identity, making mistakes [...]

Grunge Queen

Grunge Queen

I have had two long-term romantic relationships. Both of them have been long-distance. Either I really enjoy the challenge of a complicated life, or the saying rings true: you can't help who you fall in love with (I'm betting on the latter). The second of these relationships I'm still happily in, but I won't pretend [...]

A touch of sparkle

A touch of sparkle

It's the most glamorous time of the year! A touch of sparkle will be infiltrating all of my outfits for the foreseeable future and my Prosecco glass will be constantly overflowing as long as my out-of-office remains on. The shiniest items I own are now on constant rotation: velvet, satin, glitter and gold. There is [...]

Not quite vintage

Not quite vintage

Not quite vintage... but this outfit embodies everything I love about a vintage look. The funky pattern of the dress (which friends have complimented thinking it's a thrifted buy); the oversized, masculine-shaped coat; and of course a pair of timeless Dr Martens. The shoulder bag is the only true vintage addition: a treasure I picked [...]