Loved clothes last

Loved clothes last

As it is the last day of Fashion Revolution Week I want to talk about my “love story” with a vintage shop find. The go-to sundress It was a warmish March day in Nottingham when I suddenly realised, as always, that I HAD NOTHING TO WEAR WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT!!!! Clearly this was a lie, [...]

Upcycling Dungarees

Upcycling Dungarees

Last summer on a very hot day I panic bought some dungaree shorts from a vintage shop. They're cool, but very large, and because of that I've not had much wear out of them. This morning I decided to upcycle them into a dungaree dress.   Upcycling clothes helps lessen the amount of waste going to landfill. [...]

Super Sunday Swap Shop

Super Sunday Swap Shop

People now buy four times more clothes than they did in the 80's. To meet these increasing demands fashion brands are cutting corners in regards to worker rights, pay and safety. It also has huge consequences for the environment, on average UK consumers send 30kg of clothing to landfill each year. Labour Behind the Label [...]

April Book Review

April Book Review

Since getting a Kindle back in February I have managed to worm my way through 9 books. I set myself a challenge on Good Reads to conquer 24 books in 2017. So far I'm not doing too bad. In April I read 4 books and started a 5th. In this review I would like to talk about [...]

30 Wears (✓)

"Take two very simple actions that we perform every single day: getting dressed and eating. Now start a journey backwards – to where your food and your clothes come from. At the other end, you will rarely find happy people, treated with dignity and respect." - Livia Firth In this post I'm focusing on the [...]

Saturday Shop

Saturday Shop

I don't often go shopping. It's always busy, people are annoying and on most high-streets I HATE what's on offer. Yesterday however I braved the grim weather  and annoyances and spent the day shopping in Nottingham. Before going I did some research on vintage and independent stores to go visit. Nottingham, it turns out, has plenty! [...]