• shopping,  Style,  Thoughts

    Weekend Thoughts : Default Slavery

    I’m an ethical blogger but at the weekend I caved and bought a earrings from a high street shop because I was tired, wanted something nice and couldn’t be bothered to go to the charity shops. So a few weeks ago I wrote a post where I laid out all the outfits I wanted to wear to various upcoming weddings, (you can read it here). However when it came to two of the most recent weddings I realised that actually the Vivienne Westwood dress is more than a little snug on me now and is definitely not appropriate for a casual country wedding. Luckily I had the pink dress on…

  • shopping,  Thoughts

    Weekend Thoughts : Empowerment

      I read a blog post recently asking the question of wether fashion is empowering for women, it was a good post and had some great points but I noticed it only touched on one step in a garments life cycle. The step where it is bought and styled. Yes! fashion can be and should be empowering for women. We should be able to dress however we want, in a way that makes us feel good without any outwardly spoken judgment from other people. I love the power of clothes, the way they can make you feel, the memories they can hold and the possibilities they can provide, even if…

  • Beauty,  shopping,  Style

    Asos & Amazon Alternatives

    Even as someone who tries to shop as ethically as possible, sometimes I can’t resist a good old scroll through Asos and I have also pretty much cut out using Amazon completely, but sometimes I just like to browse. According to retail-weekly.com the top 15 on-line retailers in 2016 were; Amazon, Argos, Apple, Tesco, Netflix, Asda, M&S, EE, Boots, John Lewis, The trainline, Asos, Next, B&Q and O2. Looking at this list, It’s safe to say that we like our ‘department’ style stores. Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash There is something wonderfully lazy about an on-line department store, it feels like a lot less effort than having to search…

  • shopping,  Style

    Denim Kings : Brand Highlight

    This brand is exactly why I wanted to start this blog. To find and share brands making awesome things, who make it so easy to buy ethically and sustainably because the product is SO good you don’t even need to think about it. I am sad for my past self for not knowing about Kings of Indigo before now. Kings of Indigo. Every aspect of design, production, manufacturing and finishing has been thought about in a sustainable way – There is a lot of information about what they do, how the do it on their website – so instead of me just regurgitating it all I will put the link…

  • shopping,  Uncategorized

    Online second hand shopping tips

    My first ‘second hand shopping tips’ post covered bricks and mortar shops so I thought it would be a good idea to do another one targeted to on-line stores. A large portion of my working life is spent shopping. If I’m not hitting the streets looking for perfect costume items, I am hitting the web, trawling through sites looking for things such as; out of commission US army class A uniforms in forest green or the perfect peach 1960’s dress. So along the way I have picked up a few tips and tricks which can make it as quick and painless as possible. Again like high street charity shops, knowing what…