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.
This post is all about celebrating the joys of a good outfit – or outfits! – and exploring an unexpected riot of daffodils on a spring evening. Snatching Simple Joys from the belly of a bustling life.
Here is something I’d been planning to do for years, and that’s using machine dye to give some of my old, damaged but still very loved clothes a new lease of life.
It was the close of a perfect summer’s day out in the countryside. I wore my new Benji jumpsuit that had been gifted to me by Ace & Jig and I was worried that the fabric might be a bit too thick for the sun.
Gingham and cherry blossoms are simply the perfect duo, aren’t they? I can’t think of any other print or fabric that immediately evokes summer.
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.
I wore this stunning dress gifted to me by Ace & Jig – a label I’ve admired since forever. They’ve recently added a couple of new sizes to some of their most well loved designs.
When Darn Good Yarn contacted me about styling one of their skirts, I was so excited! It’s the intersection of everything that’s closest to my heart in terms of fashion.
I turned 33 earlier this month and as the occasion fell on a Saturday this time, we had a lovely day out in Newcastle town appreciating art and eating good food!
Last Saturday was the perfect summer day (in April!) Owen and I took the afternoon off to wander along Jesmond Dene.
Owen and I got engaged a long long time ago but on his recent visit to India (which is also his final trip here for the foreseeable future!) we decided to have this vineyard engagement session to mark all the wonderful times we’ve spent together in India.
How do you wear an off shoulder crop top? With denim shorts and confidence, that’s how. If you wear plus sizes, these off shoulder crop top styles can be hard to find.