• fashion,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    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…

  • fashion,  Sustainability

    Spring Capsule Wardrobe Update

    I mentioned in my March To Do List post that one of my aims for the month was to sort out my Spring Capsule Wardrobe. So far I’ve done an Autumn and Winter Capsule which have both worked reasonably well. There have been some stand out pieces in both of these which have kept me cosy and warm in the harsh British weather, and I didn’t find it too difficult to transition from one to the other, as all I needed were a couple of bits of knitwear. However the change from Winter to Spring is much more apparent. Although the weather is not yet boiling, it is certainly set to…

  • beauty,  Uncategorized

    Products I’m Trying To Use Up

    I have regularly posted Empties posts for the last year, but you may remember in my most recent one I pledged to try and reduce my use of plastics and buy more ‘naked’ products with zero packaging. Well I’ve stuck to my word and have been using a solid shower gel, shampoo and body scrub so that’s 3 less bottles used! However some products have to be packaged and I still possess quite a few of them. Today I have compiled a list of a few items which I am attempting to finish off before I recycle their packaging. I chose these items for various reasons including the fact that…

  • travel,  Uncategorized

    Top Airport Tips

    Okay so I am only writing this post right now at 23.50pm because Josh is making me, it’s already a day late by the time you’re reading this (sorry!) and I’m sat in bed in Budapest cursing myself for not being more organised. Be Early As I am on holiday I thought it would be apt to share my top airport tips, as I know lots of people are heading off on holiday anytime! Now I’m not scared of flying but I do like to be at the airport a hefty amount of time before the flight. As I mentioned in my Father’s Day Blog Post I have inherited this…

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    Wardrobe Declutter

    So this might bore some of you to tears but if you’re anything like me ie. Nosy, hopefully you will enjoy this post. I’m having a bit of a decluttering moment which basically means I’m in the process of purging my house of unnecessary objects and clothes that I no longer need or want- spurred on by various YouTube videos explaining the best ways how. When decluttering your wardrobe the best thing to do is take everything out- we’re talking  drawers and all get every single thing out on the bed where you can see it properly. Then while it’s empty give your wardrobe or chest of drawers a quick…