Tag Archive: opshops

Shorts for all seasons

Have you heard the expression “aspirational fashion”? It’s used to refer to ridiculously glamorous and expensive fashion which the admirer would never wear in real life, due to their social and/or financial circumstances.… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: material girl

Just a quick one today to point you towards an article I wrote for Peppermint magazine’s Autumn 2015 issue – “Fabric guide: polyester”. It’s one of a series of articles I’m doing for them… Continue reading

What would Romance Was Born do?

If anyone were to ask me if I work well under pressure, I’d generally say no. But lately it seems for various reasons I’m leaving more and more tasks to the last minute,… Continue reading

Unearthing opshop gold (thanks to Aunt Peaches)

As you’re most likely aware by now, I need very little encouragement to go shopping at an opshop*, even though theoretically I’m trying to declutter and live a bit more minimally (ha!). But when… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: a parasol is a lethal weapon…

…against wrinkles, anyway. When I lived in Japan, where most women are fairly fanatical about keeping their faces out of the sun, I started copying them and now carry an umbrella with UV protection wherever I go… Continue reading

Working the day shift

When was the last time you heard someone ask “do you have a hobby?”. “Hobby” sounds so quaint, doesn’t it? I think the last time I heard it used seriously was in my Japanese language… Continue reading

Textile shopping at Open Studios

As much as I adore op shops, it’s kind of annoying that they’re only open during the day. (Then again, it’s probably a blessing that they’re not open 24 hours – imagine how… Continue reading

Life’s sweet at La Belle Miette

You all know that I love a good pun, don’t you? And that I’m a dessert fan too. So when my blogger buddy and all round good-time gal Iolanthe asked me to accompany… Continue reading

Fluffy fatale or lady in leather? Why not be both?

As you might remember, my most recent DIY post was all about getting two outfits out of one (if you haven’t seen it, take a look here). It seems to have become the… Continue reading

A luxury crafting weekend, thanks to Aquabelle

Isn’t this the most welcoming sight on a Friday night? This was what greeted me last weekend when Aquabelle in Rye generously hosted a little bunch of bloggers in their luxury apartments. It was the… Continue reading