THE UTILITY JACKET

I feel like I owe quite a lot to the humble utility shirt/jacket, or even the newly termed, shacket (ew) – I’ve owned numerous utility style jackets over years, and it’s a style that I never seem to tire of. It’s one of those pieces that manages to hold onto it’s vintage roots, whilst forever appearing modern at the same time. It also works endlessly well when paired with denim – one of those low maintenance style savers that I can throw on over anything, and be safe in the knowledge that it just looks goodIt’s comforting to have pieces like that to rely on when your personal style is experiencing a minor funk, they start to feel like home, and offer you a gentle reminder that sometimes the best kind of outfit is just one that makes you feel your most comfortable… 

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THE PROBLEM WITH OVERSHARING

Oversharing has always seemed like a bit of a problematic term to me – particularly as someone who is quite an honest person, and tends to wear their heart on their sleeve. What does oversharing really mean anyway? It seems like one of those things that everyone will feel slightly different about – everyone sits somewhere slightly different on the oversharing scale. Oversharing is defined as: revealing an inappropriate amount of detail about one’s personal life. However, I think there’s a fine line between oversharing, and just being an authentic person to those around you…

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THE PLEATED JACKET | PALOMA WOOL

Behold the most perfect pleated jacket you ever did see – I’ve been signed up to Paloma Wool’s mailing list for a while now, and I get very excited whenever they release anything new. There’s only a handful of mailing lists that I genuinely experience excitement for – RoujeMango, and Ganni being the others. They are the usual online destinations that I find myself lusting over, and their clothing tends to represent the way I want to dress myself. If not in the immediate sense, then the imaginary version of myself (the self that doesn’t have bills to pay and a future to save for)… 

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FAMILIAR CLOUD

Sometimes you keep me up at night whilst the world goes by outside – people living their lives in all kind of ways, drunk people, people stumbling home after a shit day, loud people rushing home after a great day. Sometimes I wake up and you’re already in my chest, the pit of my stomach, the all too familiar heaviness that revisits when I least expect…

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DRESSING FOR OTHER WOMEN

As a girls girl through and through, the psychology behind the way women approach fashion has always been something I’ve gravitated towards. Why do we dress the way we do? It’s the main reason I started a blog of my own – I wanted to explore my own personal style, and look back at how I change throughout the years. I want to be able to pin point how I was feeling at a certain time, and hopefully identify how this affected the way I decided to dress myself. Whether it be a character in a series I was obsessed with emulating, or a particular part of my body that was causing me to cover up, or maybe even reveal myself in a certain wayWhenever I’ve spoken to my friends about the way women dress – one thing that always comes up is the lack of male input, the general consensus has always been that women dress for other women. That when women walk into a room, they tend to look at what other women are wearing before anything else…

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SPRING PALETTE & NEW PROJECTS

Spring is hopefully just around the corner (maybe if I keep typing it then it will come true) – despite all the freezing cold weather we have had recently, I’ve refused to welcome anymore knitwear or thick coats into my life. Anything I purchase from here on out has to be able to work through spring/summer, and hopefully there will be some sunshine and questionable tan lines along the way…

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OLIVE VINTAGE

I get a lot of questions about where I like to source my vintage items and the answers are all usually the same. I’ve always been someone who spends hours at a time scrolling through the likes of eBay and Etsy – it sounds like a nightmare to some, but it’s very much treasure hunting to me. The more time you invest, the quicker you stumble across some really curated boutiques that you’ll return to time and time again…

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SEVEN THINGS FOR SEVEN YEARS

I’ve been sitting on this blog post idea for a little while now – I don’t talk about my relationship all that often as I’m a firm believer that we have to keep some things to ourselves. However, I have been in a long term relationship for around seven years now, so there are definitely monumental things that I’ve learnt from. Especially since living with someone – Sam is the first person I’ve ever lived with where it’s just the two of us, and it definitely takes your relationship to a completely different level. You learn so much about someone when you live with them, but it also teaches you things about yourself. I find relationship advice quite cringey if I’m honest, so I just wanted to relay some things that I’ve learnt over the years incase it resonates with anyone out there. Every relationship is different and I don’t believe anyone can truly be an expert where affairs of the heart of concerned…

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JUMPSUIT FOR JOY

Most of us have something hidden within our wardrobes that makes us feel good – our kind of fail-safe for when we’re in a rush and nothing else seems to do the trick. That’s usually how I feel about a trusty pair of Levi jeans and a nice blouse – it’s something that just suits me, and has always stood the test of time. At twenty five, I can safely say I’ve tried on enough clothes to know what suits me and makes me feel my most confident…

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PACKING A LIFE INTO BOXES

Just under two weeks time until moving day commences around these parts – we have spent most of our free time packing up at a leisurely rate, ordering boxes from Amazon, and generally having mild breakdowns about how many pairs of shoes I have. However, I’ve always felt the stress of moving has turned out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise – it encourages me to really hone in on my wardrobe and just hold onto the pieces that really bring me joy…

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