Double Bluff

Sometimes I feel ladylike. Much as I love my schoolgirly outfits, sometimes it’s just fun to dress like I’m actually a functional adult.

After the storm

I think my recent absence needs no further explanation than the state of my leg. I thought for a long time, off and on, whether I should edit them out – my feelings about my scars are conflicted, to say the least, and it’s not my wish to trigger anyone who’s been in, or is going through a similar situation.

My Skincare Routine

[Two photos taken in similar conditions 6 months apart: freshly cleaned, no makeup, tinted lip balm, similar lighting, no post processing/Photoshop. Click to embiggen.

School’s Out

What do you do on days when your illnesses and the pain you live with make you feel like burrowing down under the covers and not resurfacing for a week? When just the thought of dressing up feels abhorrent, and all your bright, pretty clothes make you grimace at their cheeriness?

Summer Dreams

There was something niggling at the back of my mind when I pulled out this blouse and pinny from my closet but I simply couldn’t put my finger on it. It was only while editing the photos later that I realised that I had ended up wearing something very similar to this summer 2012 outfit by Calivintage!

Dear Kate

I was contacted by the team at Dear Kate a while ago about reviewing some of their lingerie. Now, I’ve written before how I don’t wear bras anymore, but I do love pretty lingerie that doesn’t hurt my boobs!

So take me back into your arms/ If you my love would win

My own Christmas is promising to be rather sparse and uneventful, but I’m comforting myself with hearty, wintry food, long conversations with loved ones who are too far away to celebrate with me otherwise, and dressing up. The best thing about not having a trend focused style is that there’ll always be something at the back of your closet, something that hasn’t seen the light of day in years, but something that you suddenly realise is perfect for your current look.