Woman vs. Wallpaper

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful – William Morris

Who says women can’t wallpaper? Actually, I don’t know anyone who says this, but there’s a definite misconception that men are better at DIY than women. Continue reading “Woman vs. Wallpaper”


Charity shop style: Part 5

Another weekend, another charity shop haul. I spent a total of £4.99 on this little lot:

Bally shoes

Check. These. Out. Black patent Bally block heels priced at £2. After looking at prices for new Bally heels, I feel I should donate a few more pounds to charity to easy my conscience slightly, especially as they came in a buy one get one free offer with the fabric below, so actually only cost me £1!



For £1 I couldn’t leave this beautiful fabric in the shop. No idea what I’m going to use it for yet, but I’ll add it to my fabric stash for when the right project comes up!

Patterned blouse

My most expensive find this weekend at £2.99. I love printed blouses, and this one is just patterned enough without being too bold. It’s got a bit of a 70s vibe going on too.


All this is doing me no favours in trying to reduce the size of my wardrobe, but I have donated a lot recently, and I can never resist a bargain!



OOTD: Shorts ‘n’ a T-shirt

Actually, this is my OOY (outfit of yesterday) but I didn’t have time to post it, so am catching up.


Shorts: Charity shop
Top: Topshop

I wore this with my trusty white plimsolls and Longchamp backpack for a summery look while out in the sunshine yesterday.

In at the deep end


I’ve probably gone on about this a lot lately, but I’m currently at the start of the biggest learning curve I’ve ever encountered: motherhood.

Prior to the birth of my daughter in May, I’d held a baby precisely 3 times before, all of which had occurred before the age of 13. So was I ready to deal with a small person of my own? Mentally, yes, but in practice? Probably not. Continue reading “In at the deep end”

OOTD: Jumpsuit Tuesday

Just a quick post with my OOTD.

This combo is super comfortable, and lightweight, so I won’t get too warm in this little bit of sunshine we’re having today!

This outfit is perfect for spending the day in with the little one and doing a few odd jobs round the house (which is my plan for today), and practical for when we go for a walk round the block later on.

I love simple outfits like this which I can throw on and still feel a little bit stylish even though I might only be doing the hoovering!

Swallow print top: H&M
Jumpsuit: eBay
Plimsolls: eBay

Backpack review: Le Pliage by Longchamp

If there’s anything worth spending a bit of money on, it’s a good quality bag. I wanted something practical (to fit in with my new life as a mum) and ‘grown up’, yet on trend, and Longchamp’s Le Pliage (translation: ‘the folding’, because guess what? it quite literally folds up into a neat little square) rucksack is just that. Continue reading “Backpack review: Le Pliage by Longchamp”