5 Ways to get Fashion DIY Inspiration

When I look into my wardrobe and lack outfit inspiration it’s usually time to get fashion DIY-ing. Since I’m usually on a budget I see what I can do with the clothes I have rather than heading out to the shops and filling my basket – as much as I…

Charity Shop Green-ness

Dress: Prospect Hospice Charity Shop, Boots*: Shoe Zone, Bag: Modalu, Belt: Oxfam On a teeny-tiny detour to work the other day I stopped off at my local Prospect Hospice charity shop and picked up this dress. The hot weather mixed with the inappropriately stuffy shirt/trouser combo I was wearing contributed…

Sewing on a Saturday

Dress: Handmade, Belt and Top: Oxfam, Shoes: Dr Martens Before last year I could just about thread a sewing machine. I had to have my Mum on hand so she could repeatedly talk me through each step.  After quitting my job in Finance and deciding to pursue Costume I thought…

From Business to Bardot

Shirt: Oxfam (& a little DIY), Shorts: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Dr Martens, Sunglasses: ASOS After loving all things Bardot in the top/dress section of the Topshop website I decided to do a little ‘make-do-and-mend’ with a shirt I picked up from the Men’s section of Oxfam. I have done a…

All things Charity Shop

Shirt & Shorts: Oxfam, Shoes: Dr Martens, Bag: Modalu, Sunglasses: ASOS On Saturday I opened the curtains to see only blue sky so I took the opportunity to dig out these shorts I bought from Oxfam about 3 years ago. I still love ’em today as much as I did way back when. The…

Sri Lanka: A Photo Diary

As I’ve mentioned many (possibly too many) times on my blog I have recently returned from Sri Lanka. I have never been anywhere other than Europe, America and Australia – all of which are culturally similar (ish) so Sri Lanka was a real eye-opener for me. Shortly after landing, before…

Great British Sewing Bee Skirt

Top: Oxfam, Skirt: Handmade, Shoes Dr Martens After touching back down in Landon Town after my holiday I had a few weeks spare before I had any work planned so I got out my Great British Sewing Bee book (with patterns and projects from series two) and picked a mini…