Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
I have found it hard to find clothes I actually like for a while now. When I do like something, it’s out of my price range and I’m really not a fan of cheap, fast fashion. I like great quality clothes that last. I don’t know why it took me so long to find out about the shop, Cos, but I wandered in there about a year ago and frankly, never wanted to leave. I’ve been kicking myself that I didn’t discover it earlier. Recently, I’ve had a bit of a spree in Cos (I should probably just have shares in the company at this point) and I thought I’d share my current favourite outfit.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Yeah, I know, that’s a headline I never saw myself writing either. I could hardly be described as a Kim Kardashian fan (fan of what exactly I don’t know. I’m still not entirely sure what it is she actually does) but heck, even I’m starting to feel uncomfortable about the gamut of abuse she seems to face on a daily basis. Most recently, of course, the frenzy she caused by posting a pic of herself in a rather revealing swimsuit. When it comes to women, our bodies and how we choose to display them, it seems we can’t win for losing.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
High heels and tights – somewhat of a foundation in my sartorial choices. I have declared my love for heels often, but even though I wear them a lot, that doesn’t mean I’m immune to the pain. I think I’ve just learned to block it out. What can I say? I suffer for my style. However, that doesn’t always need to be the case. Marks & Spencer do a range of heels with Insolia technology in them which redistributes your weight, meaning technically, they won’t be so ouch-y. But does it really work? I decided to put them to the test.
Monday, September 30th, 2013
To know me is to know I have a bordering-on-unhealthy obsession with hosiery. I love me a nice pair of tights. A plain dress with a killer pair of tights has been my go-to style statement for a while, so I thought I’d share my current favourite tights with you as I’m sure there are plenty of you who like your pins to stop traffic.
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Fashion Week madness has prevailed across the most stylish cities in the world the past few weeks. Some love it, some hate it. Often, among those who don’t ‘get’ fashion, it is seen as a bit of a joke. You may have already seen the above clip from American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s show where they interviewed people around New York Fashion Week, dropping the name of designers they’d made up to see if these wannabe fashionistas would take the bait. They all did and it makes for a rather cringeworthy watch. It made me wonder: why we can’t just admit when we don’t know something? If you don’t know, say so.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
The VMAs have long been a talking point for their performances. Remember Britney Spears doing Slave 4 U with the snake and that awesome dance routine? Yeah, talk of the 2001 VMAs and a moment that defined her and her place in pop culture. Well, the VMAs turned up a moment this weekend that was memorable, but perhaps won’t be recalled as wistfully as that Britney performance. Miley Cyrus took to the stage for 6 utterly baffling minutes that have been the talk of the interwebs since.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
I haven’t owned a pair of jeans in a mighty long time. At one time, I seemed to own a zillion pairs, but then my style evolved to dresses and an extensive Wolford tights collection. Jeans also seem to be stupidly hard to buy. Finding the right fit is like the holy grail. I used to hate the process of jean shopping, having to try on a ton of pairs. So it just seemed easier to not own any. But then I realised, a good pair of jeans is actually a pretty important wardrobe staple. So the search recommenced.
Luckily, Jeanography got in touch with me and made the process a whole lot easier.
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
I love love love my long hair. I’m lucky it remains in good condition at this length. Sometimes it’s a hassle but the great thing about long hair is on the days it’s not working, you can just throw it up in a bun and get on with your day. I’ll often smooth almond oil through my hair at night and wash it out in the morning – acts as a good conditioning treatment and keeps it shiny. But with all my training so far this year I’ve barely had time to do anything with my locks. I’ve been wearing it up more than down and getting it sweaty basically every day. The result: it got so long I could practically sit on it and was looking a bit dry and sad.
Then Daniel Galvin Salon came to the rescue!
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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If that’s you, then you’ll want to wear this T Shirt with pride. Designed for the badass in all of us. Push hard now, be pretty on rest days.
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