Throwing out the Big Pants

I have been to a few weddings. There was that time one of my distant uncles got married and I told my dad I hated the taste of champagne. Then here was the spate of “cousin weddings”, one right after the other for about 5 years. My friend Lei got married at a ski resort and had her “hen” do …

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Don’t take the kitchen sink to a Wedding

I went to a wedding! One of my very favourite people got married yesterday at a beautiful ceremony at the Mining Institute in Newcastle. I love small, personal weddings as my family is HUGE. Every time a cousin gets married, all 600 of us firsts, seconds, and several-times-removed-barely-related relatives have to make the rounds and try to remember each others …

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Why Capsule Wardrobes Aren’t For Me

I know some bloggers who have hit minimalism and the capsule wardrobe on the head, and they look great. Xandra from Heroine Training and Emma from The Edinbug are two examples, and both of them look absolutely fantastic; they’re colourful and vibrant, and you just have to have a look at their Instagram feeds (here and here) to see there’s …

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#ZeroWasteWeek: Weekends and the Shopaholic’s Guide to Ethical Fashion

Ah Monday. We meet again. I had such a fabulous weekend catching up with friends, dancing lots, and drinking delightful cocktails that tasted like apple pie. I went to Stockbridge Market and bought raspberries for fruit gin. I listened to 90s music. I wore sequins. I snuggled with my dog, we ate comfort food, and we watched a lot of …

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An Opinionated #OOTD: Vintage and green

I’m not plus sized. I fall within the “standard” sizes on the high street, and even when I don’t it’s usually my boobs that don’t fit. I can buy clothes in most high street retailers, though some are a bit more of a squeeze than others. I fully support the need for plus-sizing, and that #DropThePlus movement kind of bewilders me. …

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All things bright and colourful: Colour Elements event

I love colour. My hair changes hue weekly, my wardrobe is arranged by rainbow, and even my bookshelves are in chromatic order. I own an art gallery. I think it’s safe to say that colour is very much a part of my life. Last month I had a chance to go to the Colour Elements event at Kakao by K. …

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Mondays, London, and spending all my money in 2 hours 

To say I had a great time in London at the weekend would be a gross understatement. I have gushed about the fabulous food and the even more fabulous company to everyone I’ve spoken to since I got back, and i just will NOT shut up about the incredible vegan pad thai Laila introduced me to. I wrote about it, …

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I Dream of Shapes photo shoot 

I’ve had the loveliest and busiest couple of days, organising a photo shoot featuring some of my favourite Scottish bloggers, and also finally meeting the fabulous Sophie from Sophia Violet! The shoot was to showcase some gorgeous pieces from one of my shop’s designer brands, I Dream of Shapes. So what better way then to get some blogger friends to come …

Weekend at Grassmarket Vintage

We’ve had a few solid spring days in the past couple of weeks, borderline beer garden afternoons that made the last few brutal winter months almost worth it. Winter is simultaneously one of my busiest times at work and one of my least motivated. I struggle to blog consistently when it’s cold and dreary outside because I struggle to do …