• The good life Co jacket
    fashion,  Intentional Living,  Style,  Sustainability

    Can a Haul Be Sustainable?

    Today I want to talk about fashion again and I have a bit of a bone to pick. Is there such a thing as an sustainable haul? If you’re a long-time reader you probably know I operate a capsule wardrobe, I try not to buy too many clothes and try to choose ethical and sustainable brands- like this gorg jacket from The Good Life Co*. I also love to talk about the environment, so I needed to get this off my chest. * For transparency- I recently won a competition to receive a Good Life Co jacket. However I would buy one myself they are bloody cool and they are…

  • Autumnal wardrobe
    fashion,  Style

    How To Prep Your Wardrobe For Autumn

    I think we can all agree that Autumn is well and truly in the air. We are having the odd burst of sunshine but the rain is creeping in and there’s a definite chill in the morning. So today I thought I’d talk about how to prep your wardrobe for Autumn. I am a wardrobe organisation junkie. I bloody love changing it up season by season, so I’ve been quick to get sorting it out. If you are a long term reader you probably know that I try to operate a capsule wardrobe system, which means I swap out my clothes by season. I also try to limit my buying,…

  • self care clothing wanderingmeg
    fashion,  Intentional Living,  Style

    Door 43- Self Care Clothing

    Today I’m going to talk about an important subject and how you can help out. Mental health is a very prominent issue which is not always addressed as seriously as it should be. We’re happy to sign a cast on a broken arm, and we’re quick to send a get well soon card when someone is diagnosed with a physical illness, so why as a society are we so reluctant to accept mental illness in this same manner? Luckily in Sheffield we have a fantastic service available to young people aged 13-25, called Door 43. Door 43 is a new project launched by Sheffield Futures to provide support to young…

  • fashion,  Style,  Sustainability

    Sustainable Fashion

    Many moons ago I wrote a blog post called Ethical Shopping. Today I thought I would revisit the topic of sustainable fashion because it is still very important. Fast fashion is what we have grown accustomed to, the high street churns out new styles and designs season after season at a low cost. However these items are often poor quality, get thrown away after only a few wears and they also have a damaging impact to many people’s lives that we don’t see. Many large chains use sweat shops in less economically developed countries. Factory employees, work long hours for low pay and often in poor conditions. Low labour costs and…

  • Festival Queens Beady Baby Yellow
    fashion,  Style

    Festival Queens

    I have loved going to festivals since I was 17, I have frequented Leeds Festival many a time and each year I love to try out other festivals including Y Not, and more locally to Sheffield, Tramlines. I’ve also now been on 3 girls holidays, so as you can imagine on both of these types of occasions I like to dress up in some very extra or “jazzy” outfits as I like to call them. That’s why I wanted to talk about Festival Queens, an upcoming brand whose aim is to be as inclusive as possible, for anybody who wants to dress up like a sass Queen for a cool…