Wednesday, March 29, 2017


The days are finally getting longer. The shops are starting to fill with the first hopeful hues of summer fashion, and there are daffodils everywhere. Which means we are seeing the first stirrings of the great marketing con, perpetrated against all women, the "summer body". Also known as the "bikini body" or "beach body", it is a myth rooted in a desperation to sell us things we don't need, patriarchy and utter horseshit.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Welcome to the Jungle: Studio 8 Thea Dress

How is it that every season Studio 8 London make the perfect green dress? It's like they have a gift! And incidentally this Thea dress arrived as a little gift for me last week from the lovely lot at Studio 8, and I couldn't wait to get it on my body!

Friday, March 24, 2017

First Blush: Sequin Pearl Top from Navabi

We make a lot of rules for ourselves. We put boundaries our own way. I am currently on a course that talks a lot about the limiting belief systems we construct for ourselves, and how we get hemmed in by them. I am unpicking some of those beliefs now, and I'm finding the process most enlightening. It's also hard seeing how many rubbish rules you have put in place for yourself, that are usually based on flawed evidence and are instrumental in holding you back. It's got me thinking about some of the nonsense fashion rules we follow.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Month in Outfis: What I Wore in February

I really enjoy doing these monthly round ups. It inspires me to keep enjoying my wardrobe and be creative with the outfits I put together, and I think it's also important to see how new items can be incorporated into your existing wardrobe because sometimes with bloggers I think it can look like we have a new wardrobe every month. While I am lucky to have a vast wardrobe, with more new garments than most, I still really love to wear my favourites, whether they are a month old or a decade. So, here's what I was wearing in February (with again the reminder that I am not working at the moment so most of the time I don't get dressed!)...

Friday, March 10, 2017

Keeping It Casual: A Casual Look with Simply Be

With my latest incarnation as a lady of leisure (read unemployed) I am definitely wearing casual looks a lot more often. Anyone who has read my blog for a while will know this has always been an area of fashion I've been less comfortable with, but I feel like I am finally starting to crack it. And so I have put together this totes casual season transition look from Simply Be, which I am living in right now.  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ain't Got No Blues: Studio 8 Dita Dress and Priya Jacket

It's been a while since I've shown you a really Hayley, plus size work wear option (not working means I rarely have to even get dressed - hallelujah!) but this look from Studio 8 London is cute and fresh, and almost enough (but not quite) to convince me to get a damn job already!