Autumn Capsule Wardrobe Buys

Hiya! I’ve not done one of these for ages, a What To Wear post. As I’ve just packed away my Spring/Summer clothes and brought out the Autumn/Winter, it’s a the forefront of my mind and I thought I’d share some thoughts on what I’ve learnt so far. You see since purging my wardrobe last year and Working on My Capsule Wardrobe I haven’t been buying nearly as many clothes (including shoes/bags). Not that I bought lots anyway, but…

The Suit- A New Dressing Up

Suits on women are having a bit of a moment. Perhaps we can thank Hilary Clinton and her infamous pantsuits. Perhaps its the current zeitgeist of women really having to push to be treated equally (still, and again) and the feeling of power and strength a suit can give you. Whatever the reason I’m all in. As you know, in fashion, trends come in and go out every few few years. Which is why I make…

Joanie at the Vintage Beauty Parlour

The Vintage Beauty Parlour in Chorlton, Manchester is one of those places where you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Since even before Bethany opened her salon back in 2014 (I cant believe it was that long ago btw!) she has been treating the ladies of Manchester and beyond to an authentic taste of hair and beauty from the Golden Age. I hadn’t visited for a while, feeling a need to move away from a…

Working on my Capsule Wardobe

Hey lovelies! A little break from interiors today and I’m sharing some progress on my capsule wardrobe adventures. Since doing a Winter 10 items/10 days capsule wardrobe challenge, I’ve been working my way (slowly) through a brilliant book called The Curated Closet (more here on that). This book is in depth, but not complicated. To get the most out of it I think you need to put time and work into it. Yes work! There are…

Khaki Maxi Skirt

An outfit post for you today, featuring this khaki maxi skirt which I’ve barely been out of in the warm weather we’ve been having. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m slowly working my way through The Curated Closet. A brilliant book about creating a wardrobe that works for you. How to have variety, but not have so much choice you get overwhelmed every morning. The book takes you through steps to hone your style and exercises to enable you…

Twiggy for Marks & Spencer

It’s not everyday I get invited to meet a fashion icon. When I opened the email inviting me to meet, one of the first ever supermodels, Twiggy; I jumped at the chance. The event included meeting Twiggy and attending a preview of her new collection for M&S. As part of the afternoon there was also a fashion show from Marks & Spencers archives through the decades from the twenties onwards. There was a handful of lovely Northern bloggers…

When Fashion & Interiors Collide ~ Terrazzo

Terrazzo has been on a slow boil in the interiors world for the past year or two, slowly slipping in where marble once was before. I do love it when the interiors and fashion world blend together and this terrazzo thing is a great example. Terrazzo is a marble and cement composite which was created in the 16th century as a way to reuse marble offcuts, waste not want not. Today it can be a mix…

Capsule wardrobe experiments – 10 x 10 challenge

I’ve been feeling for a while the need to reassess my wardrobe, and what I wear. My clothing needs have changed so much over the past few years. I’ve got that thing where I’ve lots of pretty clothes, but actually making outfits with them doesn’t work. So I just end up wearing the things I know work together, pretty much all the time. And I’m bored! I want to make my wardrobe work harder for me.…

Easy Jumpsuit Style

Have you got a certain look or style that makes you feel great? Or perhaps a certain colour that when you wear it, never fails to make you feel you could take on the world? For me, apart from red lipstick to brighten up my days, I’m loving a good all in one, a jumpsuit or dungarees. It’s been a bit of a slow burner for me, my affair with the jumpsuit. Partly due the fact…

Selvedge Magazine

Is there something in the air? Perhaps it is the Spring feeling of new beginnings and fresh starts. But I think my sewing mojo could be returning. This has in no doubt been helped by two things: The first is the return of the Great British Sewing Bee. A brilliant (better in my opinion) new judge is on hand ~ Esme Young. So stylish, so straight talking and so watchable. The programme itself makes me shout…

Handbags as history

Last week I had a invitation to attend an evening of handbags. Yes an evening of handbags, and cocktails and food! Perhaps the perfect recipe for an evening out? It was the Spring/Summer Preview of the MyBag collections held at Artisan in Spinningfields, Manchester. And to mark the occasion I thought it fitting to bring out my Chanel handbag from semi early retirement. The enforced early retirement of this bag is more through the arrival of…

Dungarees & Daydreams

Hello! Today I’m sharing a bit of a miracle with you… After about 18 months of searching I’ve finally found some dungarees that fit me *high five*! This is my excited face … The problem I have when looking for all-in-ones is that I’m taller than average. I’m 5’10 so being a lanky sort doesn’t really help when searching for dungarees. As you know, I’m also a bit of a fusspot too and there has been…