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 [...]

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 [...]

Spooky season

Spooky season

As soon as I was old enough to grasp the concept of Halloween I was hooked. Most likely initially by the sweets and fancy dress, but in a more substantial sense the mysterious temptations of the supernatural tickled my curious nature and lured me in. Disney Channel would fuel my obsession with seasonal films like [...]

Tie-dye for

Tie-dye for

Tie-dye is for life, not just festivals! Proof that funky pieces can be weaved seamlessly into everyday style comes from this incredible bodysuit by Jaded at Topshop, which makes a groovy, colourful alternative to a Breton or band tee. I knew it would shine through festival season, but it looks just as cool paired with [...]