Skimming through my wardrobe, I'm left with a big fat feeling of dissatisfaction at the moment. How did I end up with a few over-done, immensely over-worn pieces bought many moons ago, aka back when my mum bought most of my clothes, and a smattering of quickly regretted and meaningless garments from the following couple of… Continue reading investing in the ‘forever’.
This piece was written for The Ladies Network. Marie Kondo entered the scene and changed the future of our homes, our belongings, and subsequently, the op shop. In teaching us, “Keep only those things that speak to your heart, then take the plunge and discard all the rest,” you can imagine countless women lugging old,… Continue reading the op shop allure: friend or foe? | The Ladies Network
My post on African fashion has been sitting patiently, just waiting for a new burst of inspiration, ever since I arrived home from Tanzania. It seems so long ago now ( isn't it depressing when such a perfect time of life all of a sudden blurs? ). Amongst many other things over there, the people… Continue reading a love letter to african fashion.
I have a confession to make. There is one major downside to dressing a little bit more sustainably. I've been walking around with a hole in my jeans. The even greater problem is the frequency of this occurrence - like, let's estimate, every one in four wears, at least. My treasured Nudie jeans are getting… Continue reading the downside of sustainable fashion :: a jeans story.
This Sydney weather is playing topsy-turvy with my whole life. From 30+ degrees to winter and back again in a matter of days, bringing the warmest of jumpers back out of hiding and inducing a pre-Christmas dreaded illness. That and extreme emotions arising - teary eyes for no reason, anger at my messy handbag, on and… Continue reading the sustainers :: auguste the label.
I just finished a book in record time - one month, instead of three ( all thanks to the #tenpagesaday initiative ). And this aforementioned book happens to be one of the most important I have ever read, or opened. It is the book that everyone needs to read. Clare Press' hilarious, moving, insightful book,… Continue reading the sustainers :: palmaira sandals.
Who would have thought I had it in me to become genuinely excited about a pair of hiking pants and some virtually shapeless waterproof trousers? And after all my whinging, regretting and fears of money-wasting too. I have been converted, at least on some level, to the ways of the ( seriously less cool )… Continue reading the sustainers :: patagonia.
These may just be the most controversial thing on the market right now. Complete with all that taboo we love so much. But I have read the comments ( literally scrolled continuously for a significant amount of time - because the more you read, the more proof ), have devoured the website, and you know… Continue reading the sustainers :: thinx.
When you are waiting for life to kick into gear but it just doesn't seem to want to happen. Emotions. Everything is going at different paces right now - my mind running with one million things a second, looking for every new opportunity to pounce on, but life? Well she has other plans it seems,… Continue reading the sustainers :: thursday, sunday.
If I'm completely honest, I didn't eat anywhere near as much chocolate as originally planned this weekend. My one license for the year to go mental and I failed. Instead my brain kicked in, told me enough was enough, and miraculously I listened - the boring, sad times of adulthood. I can't just munch on… Continue reading the sustainers :: the citizenry.