I love a good blazer, don't you? They can level up any outfit, turning jeans and a t-shirt into a smart-casual work outfit, or a simple LBD into a staple date night look. I feel very powerful and present when I wear my blazer, which feeds into my weird association between blazers and "being an… Continue reading How to Style: The Tan Blazer
I've found that music is essential to the human experience. Every emotion, every thought, every experience can be condensed into pauses and chords and melodies. This is a playlist best listened to in bed, wrapped up and warm in soft blankets, in the dark, with rain hitting the window outside, and no distractions. Just for… Continue reading Mellow Playlist
Beauty's a very personal thing. What works for you might not work for someone else, and that's ok. That's one of the great things about the beauty industry - there are so many options! This list is made of all the products I've used for years, that I will probably never turn my back on… Continue reading My Holy Grail Beauty Products
Aaaah, leopard print. The print I swore years and years ago when I was wee and naïve that I'd never wear because I thought it looked "trashy" whenever I saw Kat from Eastenders wearing it, or "cheap" even though I saw rich, snobby ladies in movies wearing leopard print coats. Then I saw Helen Anderson's… Continue reading How to Style: The Leopard Print Midi Skirt
"In the stirrups now. Wish you were here..." I'm not lying to you when I say this book's been on my radar since it was first published, and I won't lie to you when I say I avoided it because of race. Not because the author is a black woman, not because the main character… Continue reading “Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams – A Review
It's been over a month since I started this blog, and I've realised something - you guys don't really know that much about me. How rude of me, to not introduce myself properly! You know I suffer from an icky chronic skin disease, but you have no idea what my favourite books are! Jesus Christ.… Continue reading A Little Bit About Me!
What are you missing during this lockdown? Going out for drinks with your friends? Days out? Wandering around your local high street, looking to see if anything catches your eye? Y'know what these have in common? They all cost money, whether it's £5 or £50. Money allows us access to opportunities and experiences, whether they're… Continue reading What Do I Do With My Money in the Middle of a Lockdown?
Week 8 of lockdown - sanity is adjusting to this new base level. I have forgotten what my friends feel like when I squish them. I miss wandering around the town centre aimlessly, a Costa iced coffee in hand because I felt like spending £2.80. What does 7000 daily steps feel like again? Will I… Continue reading How I’m WFH in the UK Lockdown
When I've said to people in the past that I have a skin disease, they give me this look. It's a look I've come to recognise as "empty acceptance". They understand that a skin disease is a bad thing, but because they can't see it, that's all they can really process - their understanding is… Continue reading Living with a Chronic Disease
One thing I really, really miss during this lockdown is going to cinema, or the "pi'chers", as my family call it. I also miss gummy pick n mix, but that's not the point. I think the last film I went to see at my local Cineworld was EMMA, and it was so charming and delightful… Continue reading My All-Time Favourite Films