Buy-Nothing Challenge: Month 2

At the beginning of February, I decided to try very hard to buy no new clothing or accessories for myself for six months. Gifts for others were fine, but anything for me would most definitely not be an impulse purchase. Should there be anything that I decide I actually need during this time, I vowed... Continue Reading →

March Lust List: Revival

This month's Lust List doesn't have an alliterative theme - partly because I couldn't think of one, and partly because I didn't want to end up having to do that every month - so instead I've chosen an independent retailer to make my selections from. I was introduced to Revival Retro and its owner, Rowena... 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 →

Hunkemöller comes to the UK

Trade journal Lingerie Insight has announced that Dutch lingerie brand Hunkemöller has launched in the UK. Although there are no physical stores here yet, the UK website is live with a generous launch offer of 25% off the entire collection when you use the code WELCOME2HKM. As Hunkemöller's bras come in band sizes 30-44 with... Continue Reading →

Awesome Ideas: Buy-Nothing Challenge

I've always loved acquiring things. Objects that may not have any meaning to others, but which all have a reason to be in my possession. In recent years, most of these acquisitions have been purchases (rather than gifts or swaps) and the vast majority have been clothing or accessories. Whether it's a want or a... Continue Reading →

In praise of shopping therapy

The first step is admitting you have a problem, so here goes... my shopping habit is getting out of control. This year, a combination of body image blues and being on far too many retailers' mailing lists has meant that my wardrobe has received much more of a 'refresh' than it perhaps needed. It started... Continue Reading →

How to Find Your Personal Style

As someone who has a definite style, works at a fashion college and is rarely seen in an outfit that hasn't been carefully planned out, I often get asked for style tips. Last summer I played the part of personal shopper twice and it got me thinking about how I could distil my advice into... Continue Reading →

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