Structural engineering you can wear

Whether or not you wear them, chances are you probably don't realise just how complicated bras are to design and how difficult they are to manufacture. Many people, confused by the low prices and speedy turnaround of fast fashion retailers, expect that all brands should offer all sizes and that anything over 20 is horribly... Continue Reading →

June Lust List: Unusual lipstick

Inspired by Talonted Lex and her 'Unwearable' series of make up posts, I've been taking a closer look at make up colours I wouldn't usually consider. To be honest, a lot of my lipstick choices here are a bit 'safe' compared to some of the shades that Lex has tried, but I might try something... Continue Reading →

Buy Less, Choose Well, Make It Last

Regular readers will know that I have more than a passing interest in the more sustainable aspects of the fashion industry. Having already read 'Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion' by Tansy Hoskins - after hearing the author speak about the politics of fashion in 2015 - I felt like I needed to know... Continue Reading →

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 →

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