Category Archives: Fashion

Avenue 32 A/W wish list

Avenue 32 autumn winter 2014 wish list

I'm afraid that, on my budget, and with the money we're ploughing into the house, designer clothes just cannot be justified most of the time. But I always like to look and dream so when Avenue 32 asked me to compile a wish list for autumn winter, I was happy to oblige. With a good mix of ...

What I wore: pink cashmere

What I wore, pink cashmere jumper, black and white check skirt, New Balance trainers

Recently my 'go-to' outfit has mostly been my DIY and decorating clothes. But I felt my first cashmere jumper warranted documenting. Does the fact I've bought something that's made it to nearly every list of 'wardrobe staples' I've ever seen mean I've officially grown up, that my fashion tastes are fully mature? Not necessarily: I wore it ...

My top 5 home DIY tips

kitchen renovation

Apart from a couple of days when I had to be absent because of a work crisis, it's been pretty much non-stop DIY at our place over the last week or so. The plasterer's now been in and done his thing, which means the rooms are looking more put together than patchwork, as they were. This is ...

DIY gold spike & bead necklace

DIY gold spike and turquoise bead long chain necklace

It's been quite a while since I've shared a DIY jewellery project with you. Larger scale DIY - on the house - has been taking priority! But I have a stash of projects on the go or that I'm keen to try soon and this necklace was one I made in early summer. It was inspired ...

Grassington Festival

Grassington Festival fashion: New Look paisley print kimono

After a couple of days in London, we jumped back in the car and headed back up north for our annual festival weekend. Although on the same weekend as the world’s most famous festival at Worthy Farm, we were going to Grassington, not Glastonbury. Still, there were fields and live music, and with my wristband on I ...

Summer wish list

Summer 2014 wish list - Topshop, Marc Jacobs, Whistles, Zara, Asos, Stuart Weitzman, Alphabet Bags

So summer is being pretty kind to us Brits this year, no? How have you been spending these sunny days? As you know, I've been away camping and we've been busy making progress with the house renovation. I've been going out more than usual after work, the snatched hours of evening sun making up for all the time ...

What I wore: floral trousers

Floral trousers at Eltham Palace London

After just a handful of days in Norfolk, several weeks of solid toil at work and at home were forgotten and we were completely relaxed. Unfortunately, our zen-like state was about to change. Our next stop was London and driving into the capital would send our stress levels soaring - albeit for a very good reason. My brother ...

A boy, a girl and a bike

A boy, a girl and a bike 1940s photo shoot in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Bike fever has well and truly taken over in Yorkshire, with the Tour de France being here this week. So I thought it fitting to share this lovely 1940s-style fashion shoot, visualised by West Yorkshire designers and photographed by Shelly of Toast of Leeds around Hebden Bridge, where the Tour will pass through on Sunday. The shoot was ...

Ask Her Friends blogger panel

Ask Her Friends June blogger panel gift choices

It's that time again - this month's gift ideas from the Ask Her Friends blogger panel is live! If you remember from last time I've recently joined a host of my favourite bloggers on this panel, and each month we choose a selection of gifts. And the best bit is if you hop on over to the June blogger ...

Joules summer festival style

Joules summer festival wish list

I've said before that I love how the number and range of festivals has grown in the last few years. When I was a student in the late 90s, it seemed like it was all - Glastonbury, parting with £200 for a weekend in a cramped tent, braving a mud bath and revolting portaloos - or ...

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