If your social media feeds are heavy on the cottagecore aesthetic, you won’t get through the month of May without seeing at least a dozen photos and videos featuring these otherwordly patches of blue scattered across the forest floor. However, shooting or filming in bluebell woods requires a lot of care and attention, and here’s why.
The perfect plus size cottagecore dress
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.
Why is cottagecore so blindingly white?
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.
Wild cherry blossoms and the perfect gingham dress
Of all the things I’ve bought for myself this year, this coffee and cream gingham dress is the one thing that I never want to take off, and it’s easy to see why!
Two blue dresses in a field of daffodils
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.
Can vulnerability ever be empowering?
On International Women’s Day, I’ve partnered with Redbubble to bring you a. some joyous images of fat bodies being unabashedly, gloriously celebrated, and b. some thoughts on vulnerability in women’s empowerment.
Flower season in the Teasdale dress
I’m hoping for more magical, sun drenched days so I can break out all the floaty, dreamy sundresses this summer, even if it’s just for a socially distanced walk around the block. In times like these, it’s the little things that breathe meaning into our days.
What does a feminist look like?
I’m a feminist and this is what I look like. I embrace femininity and softness and it’s my deeply held belief that equality can only be achieved through the empowerment of all women.
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.
New hair and maternity wear
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.
A Spring Dress In Jesmond Dene
Last Saturday was the perfect summer day (in April!) Owen and I took the afternoon off to wander along Jesmond Dene.