Tag Archive: inspiration

“I can make that out of wood.” Anon.

This post was inspired by @postaday – daily blogging motivation from the folks at wordpress.com  It’s dedicated to someone who shall remain anonymous. If you’re a member of my immediate family you’ll know who… Continue reading

Wild Swimming In The River Coln

I’ve got to be honest, I have shoe-horned a link to charity chic style in this post purely because I want to share some very fond memories. We headed with four of our favourite… Continue reading

Upcycling Project. An Antique Sofa

This is a project which has fallen into the “next on the list” category for months. OK, I admit it years.  It’s a battered, antique, thread bare two-seater couch which has been sat… Continue reading

Charity Chic Look Of The Month – July 2012

Every month I put together a charity chic outfit featuring pieces I have bought from either charity shops, eBay, jumble sales and vintage clothes markets. No time to chat today. I’ve darted to… Continue reading

Some Of My Classic Retro Luggage

Any second-hand addict like myself will know that thrifted goodies can soon take over your home – our kitchen cupboards, my dressing room and all the little nooks & crannies around our house are taken up with my second-hand things. So it’s lucky… Continue reading

Charity Chic Look Of The Month – June 2012

Every month I put together a charity chic outfit featuring pieces I have bought from either charity shops, eBay, jumble sales and vintage clothes markets. I had the luxury of a spare Saturday morning yesterday… Continue reading

Easy Peasy Make Your Own Bunting

How expensive is pretty bunting? At Glastonbury last year, people were selling 1m of bunting for £10. Crazy when it’s so easy to make. It will last for years too. We made gorgeous bunting… 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

Charity Chic Fashion Bite: Dita Von Teese Launches ‘Muse’ Collection

A quick update from the fashion world this Friday morning. Dita Von Teese, the international burlesque superstar, is launching a new vintage inspired range of super glam women’s clothes. Dita is the epitome of classic retro-glamour… Continue reading

WIN! A vintage 1980’s evening gown

I recently bought the below gorgeous vintage Laura Ashley evening gown from Oxfam. Regrettably I am not a size 10 so it’s a tad tight on me…. but because I am such a… Continue reading

More Retro Crocks

I have already written about how I love to mix ‘n’ match dinner plates at supper time with retro tablewear. Read More Tea Vicar? Retro Pottery Finds if you’d like to see more. Here are… Continue reading

Charity Chic Look Of The Month – September 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. How is it… Continue reading

Meet Punk Chyaz – my favourite beauty blogger

  Let me introduce you to my favourite beauty blogger and friend – the gorgeous Punk Chyaz. We caught up last week and decided to do a little blogging-collaboration (the first of many I hope).… Continue reading

One of the boys…masculine aesthetics with a feminine twist

Earlier this summer, we went to the Lake District with friends for a weekend of camping and walking – cue the rain. On the Saturday it was particularly wet, grey and cold so we went… Continue reading

Please don’t relegate the cravat to the wedding wardrobe!

If the truth be known (despite a blog earlier this week) I absolutely detest ties. I hope I am not offending readers when I say that I think they show a complete lack of… Continue reading