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It’s 2018 – why is Zara still not doing sizing right?

On Saturday, my youngest daughter and I visited Newcastle to do a little shopping. I rarely do proper shop-shopping these days – most of what I purchase is done online. To be perfectly honest, I really…

5 min

How to build a sustainable wardrobe without breaking the bank

Four top tips for breaking the fast-fashion cycle

If you’ve ever Googled (or Bing’d, Yahoo’d or whatever else you use) ‘ethical fashion brands’ you’re going to think the title of this piece is lying to you. I feel ya. When I first started getting…

4 min

It’s Vintage, Darling

Building your sustainable wardrobe

If you read my last post which was an introduction to sustainable fashion then you may have been considering how sustainable your own wardrobe is right now. You may have thought about how you can switch…

6 min

Basket Case

Bag yourself the must-have bag of the summer…

You couldn’t shake a virtual social media stick last summer without hitting a fashion post featuring baskets and woven handbags. The staple of old French ladies, country housewives from an episode of Miss Marple, and eternal…

2 min

New Year, New Me, New Sustainable Lifestyle?

Finding room for sustainability in your wardrobe

Ah, 2018. 2018! Where does the time go? I know this makes me sound more and more like my mother every time I say it (which isn’t a bad thing by the way) but WHERE DOES…

5 min

In Praise of the Granny Dress

It’s a modern fashion marvel

If conversations overheard in the office, on the tube or on social media over the last week are anything to go by, you and everyone you know is having a wardrobe clear out. We are, after…

3 min

Like A Scarf, But Better

I travel a lot. Not 5-countries-a-week lot, but a lot for your average Jo. It’s one of the perks, nay reasons for being self-employed. In fact I’m writing this piece at 41,00ft (I checked on the interactive…

4 min

Motherhood over 40

Refusing to be Invisible

Apparently having a child over forty makes you foolish, selfish, ridiculous and likely to be decrepit at the school gates. I read this in an article, which had been published about motherhood beyond your twenties. There…

4 min