2018 started for me with a disaster of a week. Between fairly heavy illness and family overload, I’d had enough of the year within hours of its beginning. It was such a trainwreck, in fact, that I decided to delete it from existence entirely, redo New Year’s Eve on Saturday 6 January and re-restart 2018. So welcome to my first…

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Tis’ the season to be jolly and live in pyjamas. Really, that is the beauty of Christmas. It’s the time to dwell in comfort – whether that’s because you’re among loved ones so you simply don’t care, or because you’re recovering from hangovers on the daily. Point in case: this soft, men’s vintage YSL shirt. I could fit inside it…

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The gift giving season is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, there’s nothing better than seeing someone’s face light up when you’ve nailed their gift. On the other, we’re all guilty (admit it) of sometimes buying crap for the sake of buying crap, just to cross someone off our Christmas lists. So why not give a…

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Baywatch has had an unexpected revival in this year’s most popular swimwear trend. The low back / high leg one-piece is all the rage. Earlier this summer, I needed a new swimsuit and reluctantly headed to trusty ASOS to do the deed. I have mixed feelings about ASOS. I mean, I love it. Nobody (not even Amazon) does delivery and…

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Lately I’ve been re-assessing my relationship with fashion. Don’t get me wrong – I love everything about it, from tailoring to trends to glossy magazines. But I can’t help but ignore the impact that this sort of consumerist culture has more broadly – on various ethical issues and the environment. And that’s where I’d like to steer this blog. I’ve…

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