Old Old Fashioned

My first boyfriend and I used to write to each other while he was away at university in Swansea. We started writing letters as friends, hooked up one time when he was back home for the holidays, and then continued writing as a way to share our feelings when he returned to his studies. It... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on friendship

I often see articles on how to have successful relationships, but these are almost always focused on romantic and/or sexual relationships, which is odd because we have so many other relationships in our lives. We have relationships with family, friends and colleagues, but there is nowhere near as much general advice out there on how... Continue Reading →

On marriage and name changes

I started planning this post months ago, when I was first writing about getting married, but it somehow slipped off my To Do list until something reminded me last week. A colleague who I don't see all that often (I work for a very large organisation) asked me for my email address, "because you've changed... Continue Reading →

My Style Manifesto

Having received a flurry of PR emails regarding brands I would never feature on Rarely Wears Lipstick, I thought I'd take a moment to explain why. This site is a personal blog and, as such, any fashion content is a reflection of my own personal style. Those who know me well will already have a... Continue Reading →

The life of a part-time blogger

Not all blogs are created equal, but they are often viewed as if they are, without any thought to the status of the person doing the blogging. Not status as in "award-winning", but status as in "part-time" or "full-time". Not everyone runs their blog as a job, or wants to, and this affects not only... Continue Reading →

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