I consider a puff sleeved white cotton dress to be a staple of a cottagecore wardrobe, and the frequency with which I wear this dress is proof enough! While I tend not to be too formulaic with wardrobe staples, I find that a floaty white cotton dress with puff sleeves forms a solid backbone on which multiple cottagecore outfits can be constructed.
When I started this blog more than a decade ago, cottagecore didn’t have a name. But it was this aesthetic that kindled my love for fashion and led me to try and create a bit more representation for people who look like me. That was 2010. Now in 2022, cottagecore is fairly mainstream and has been so for a while now – yet the bodies that it centres remain as thin and white as ever.
Barter Books is one of the largest second hand bookshops in Britain and everything that a second hand bookshop should be. Housed in Alnwick’s old railway station, it’s a bibliophile haven.
If you’re planning to visit Cragside, now would be the best time as the autumn foliage is still in its full regalia in Northumberland.
I fell deeply in love with the ruined orangery at Gibside. The tall brick arches with the overgrown garden within was like something out of The Enchanted Castle – my favourite Edith Nesbit novel.
When you grow up in the tropics, snow is the most impossibly magical thing. As a child I used to pretend that the clattering chunks of early summer hail were soft, whispering snowflakes instead.
Owen and I have been wanting to do a proper Christmas card photo ever since we’ve been together (7 years this month!)
I’ve been wanting to capture the heather in bloom for years now, but magical as it is, it’s also ephemeral, fleeting. This year we finally caught it at its peak.
I’ve had a bit of an ongoing love affair with tiered dresses since last summer, so the Daze dress was an instant favourite the moment I lay my eyes on it.
We’d been planning to get some photos of us as a family for the longest time, and Christmas presented us with the perfect opportunity.
With the weather feeling more and more like summer with every passing week, I finally took the plunge and went back to the short short crop!
Last weekend, we drove up to the Northumbria coast at Howick and took my new plus size wellies from The Wide Welly Company for a test run.