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Stayin’ in

If staying in is the new going out, you might as well dress the part. I'll admit, the further I get into my thirties the more adept I get at stay-at-home dressing versus dressing to go out-out. I've always been a more dress-down than dress-up when it comes to fashion, living pretty much in jeans and cosy tees, slouchy jumpers ...
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shop ’til you drop

i know i have a few other shop local blog posts up, but thought it would be great to compile my definitive - and ever-growing - list in one central space, to serve as a directory of my favourite independent artisans, curators, makers (and shakers) in the city. this list comprises all the physical bricks-and-mortar stores that i love, with ...
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back to local

it's almost black friday, and the supposed 'biggest shopping day of the year.' except the reality is that such heavy discounting over just one day - or week ('black fivedays' is the new buzzword apparently) - can spell disaster for small independent stores, as customers hold fire on making purchases for christmas during november, expecting heavily discounted products to hit the ...
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wiwn, sept

with both awards season and the london design festival upon us, this month has been all about smartening up my act a little and hunting down a few statement pieces guaranteed to turn heads whilst still retaining my love of comfy casual.. for the northern blog awards this weekend i was delighted to discover manchester-based fashion brand lavish alice, who ...
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wiwn, august

it's safe to say that 90% of the time i can be found in breton stripes.. such a classic, versatile and easy-to-wear look that has become my standard go-to each day. with the shops in transition this month, from end-of-sale bargains to the influx of new season offerings, august is usually the month i stock up on this essential component ...
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