Checks with spots? Thrifting for guys

Look in any charity shop and I’ll wager you there are far more clothes for us girls choking the rails than there are for you guys out there. We don’t need to discuss why, it’s simple.… Continue reading

The winning opera gown was…

Ta da! THANK YOU so much to everyone who helped me select the dress I wore to see Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House on Friday night. I counted all the votes… Continue reading

Which evening gown should I wear to the opera next Friday?

Right guys, I need your help. We are going to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on Friday night to see Mozart’s Don Giovanni and I don’t know what to wear. I have wanted to… Continue reading

Vote for Charity Chic!

It’s Blog Award time! My favourite cereal brand, Dorest Cereals, are running a monthly blog competition – The Little Blog Awards. If you are a breakfast squirrel like me and love your morning muesli,… Continue reading

Step into the vintage-style lingerie boudoir

I watched Midnight In Paris last weekend. Despite generally disliking most Woody Allen flicks I was transfixed! The costumes were simply to die for. I won’t say too much in case you haven’t seen it but… Continue reading

Spot On!

Hands up if you like a smattering of Polka dots? Polka dots never go out of fashion but how much do you know about where this timeless pattern originated? Polka dots came into… Continue reading

Genuine 1950’s vintage wedding dress for sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

I had an OMG moment earlier when I realised that the countdown has well and truly begun…. It’s only 15 weeks until the London Marathon! One big eeek. This set my pulse racing. I… Continue reading

Vintage Frocks & A Plea For Help

Help me raise £2,012 for Macmillan Cancer Support! An update….. Some of you will know that I am running in the London Marathon next April. Scary. To secure a place I have committed to… Continue reading

Charity Chic Look Of The Month – October 2011

On the last day of the month I put together a charity chic outfit featuring pieces I have bought from either charity shops, eBay, jumble sales and vintage clothes markets. The rule is… Continue reading

Retro Ski Wear

Confused about the difference between a milk run and a mogul? Between you and me, I didn’t know what a milk run was either – apparently it’s your first run of the day. One… Continue reading

Charity Chic Fashion Bite: Audrey Hepburn’s Oscar Dress To Go On Auction

If I had a spare £40k knocking around, one thing I would be very tempted to buy is Audrey Hepburn’s famous Oscars gown – the ivory lace beauty she wore when she collected… Continue reading

Meet the Shabby Chic Expert – Reloved Vintage

If, like me, you love to add a shabby chic twist to your home, then you’ll absolutely love what Laura at Reloved Vintage does. She is the expert of vintage furntiture restoration, rescuing dated, tired… Continue reading

Training starts now…eeek!

A non charity-chic fashion post here…. I said categorically that I would never run a marathon but I’ve succumbed to what lots of amateur runners will recognise as that insatiable desire to run… Continue reading

Proof That A Charity-Chic-Budget Can Stretch To Karen Millen

Karen Millen is my favourite British designer – everything they produce is cut to perfection, distinctively glam and finished with immaculate attention to detail. A Karen Millen item is an investment piece so given my Charity… Continue reading

Time Tourism – Which Fashion Era Would You Travel To?

The best time and place to be alive was the subject of a thought-provoking discussion on the Radio 4 Today programme this morning. I was listening on my way to work and it got… Continue reading