• Style

    Pants! Round up of boxers and briefs.

    A few weeks a go I wrote a post rounding up some excellent ladies underwear and lingerie (you can read it here). I also included some tips on looking after your underwear to increase the longevity of it thus making it even more sustainable. Although on my blog so far there has been a tilt towards womenswear, it wasn’t my intention to make it exclusively this. To be fair a lot of the brands I have featured do cater for all tastes, but I think I will also start to include some mens wear specific posts as well. Of course there are no rules anyway of who can wear what…

  • Thoughts

    Value

    This weekends thoughts or musings are about VALUE. How do we determine the value of an item of clothing? And what makes something GOOD value? By how much it costs? By the quality? By the quantity?     I like to think it’s a combination of the first two. It’s important to think about the item as a whole and to not just take it on face value. False economy is an annoying trick that makes you think you are buying something of value because it’s cheap but the quantity may be high, like a £2 Primark T-shirt or washing up liquid. But if that T-shirt doesn’t last more than…

  • 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…