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 →

July Lust List: Leopard Print

A wise woman once told me that leopard print was a neutral. I stupidly refused to believe this for years, but I have now realised that she was right. You might have to think carefully before wearing it with other prints, but you can use it in an outfit in just the same was as... Continue Reading →

May Lust List: Drag Race

I've lost count of the number of friends with whom I talk about RuPaul's Drag Race. It's the ultimate reality show for anyone with even a passing interest in glamour. Seriously though, if you're not watching season 9 on Netflix, what are you watching? Come for the fierce make up, sky high wigs, glorious gowns... Continue Reading →

Buy-Nothing Challenge: Month 1

At the start of this month, I decided to aim to buy no new clothing or accessories for myself for six months. Should there be anything that I decide I actually need during this time - e.g. for weather/an event I cannot currently dress for, of if something I currently own breaks/wears out - I... Continue Reading →

Buy-Nothing Challenge: Version 2.0

Last August, I blogged about a month long Buy-Nothing Challenge that I set myself. My rule was simple: No clothing/accessories purchases for myself during the month of August, although I excluded birthday gifts for others. Now that all my Christmas and birthday money has been spent, and the new year sales are (mostly) over, I... Continue Reading →

Buy-Nothing Challenge: Update

After my recent realisation that I buy too many clothes, I decided to challenge myself to a month without buying any at all to see if I could break the habit. My theory was that it had become second nature to spend on a thing I liked, simply because it made me happy, without any... Continue Reading →

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