Nailing Autumn/Winter With ESPRIT

Autumn/Winter is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. Scarves, hats, cosy socks and tights all become staples. The colours are rich both in nature, and in the clothing. Fabric becomes more textures and soft too. It’s practically perfect. Esprit has got some gorgeous styles at the moment. The key to comfort is layers. Tees and Shirts are the ideal first layers, with nice quality knits like jumpers and cardigans on over the top. Swapping denim out for thicker and softer fabrics really put me in comfort mode, but I still have meetings to attending, and school runs to do! Being presentable, seasonal and comfortable is a top … [Read more…]

What is “hyperlocalism” and how could it get you the best garden ever?

How much does your garden blend in with your local area? Where did you source your plants? Come to think of it, where did the concrete to make your patio come from? These are just a few of the concerns addressed by hyperlocalism. Hyperlocalism in gardening is used to describe the practice of using locally sourced materials and plants to design a garden. This means prioritising native and endemic plants over ones that are sourced abroad or from elsewhere near you. Native plants are ones that originated in your country, and endemic plants are those that are particular to your eco-system. The reason this is a buzzword these days is … [Read more…]

Stay Warm This Winter By Preparing

As the days are getting shorter and the air getting cooler, it’s time to prepare for winter. Those dreaded drk, cold days might not seem terrible now. But once you wake up tired on a Monday morning and see that everything outside is white and grey, it’s easy to fall into the winter blues. Luckily, if you start preparing for those cold days now, you’ll be in a better position to withstand the winter. You might even end up enjoying it! Take some time now to get ready for the colder months by following these 6 tips. Switch out your bedding With the temperatures dropping, it’s time to take out … [Read more…]

Eat the Cheese, Fuck that Person.

I am not suggesting you eat the cheese if you are lactose intolerant, vegan, or anything else that may mean the cheese would be harmful to your beliefs or health. Also, I have written ‘person’, as a nod to they because gender pronouns matter – and I try to be inclusive. However, the entire message of this post is – stop living ‘less than’. (Which is funny considering in my opening lines I was giving all the options to not eat the cheese). Maybe I should have written cake. I digress. I have for a very long time been of the mind that – what is the worst that can … [Read more…]

Stop Hurting Yourself.

I was watching a short video earlier, you know the type on Facebook – three minutes of emotional trauma that leaves you questioning your whole life. This particular one, had best friends read each other their ‘bad’ thoughts about themselves. From back fat to being ugly. It was emotional, to hear women read out what they perceived to be their flaws. At the end, one of the women said she was damaging herself. I’ve rolled that around in my mind for a few hours now, and it occurred to me – I damage myself too. I have probably inflicted more deep cuts to myself than anyone else ever has, and … [Read more…]

4 Inspirational Books for Entrepreneurial Women

I have always loved reading, but in the last few years I’ve been swept away with all the things I do. I feel like I have been missing the joy of cracking the spine on some fresh books. However, the books I have made time for have all been in the same vein – getting my shit together. Here is a list of my go-to books when I feel lost in the pit of my work-life balance, and I am in need of some words of advice from women who have been through the same thing; and are as badass and you can be. 4 Inspirational Books for Entrepreneurial Women … [Read more…]

#YOOXLovesthereef

Is there anything better than getting some gorgeous clothing while also saving one of the seven wonders of the world? Probably not many things. I love it when a brand collab also gives back. We Are Handsome x YOOX have gone full tilt on the #YOOXLovesthereef campaign. The 6 piece collection is frankly gorgeous, but the fact the proceeds raised go to a good cause? Makes it ever more loveable. I am gonna go ahead and share my three fave pieces.  I love the print on this one. The whole collection reminds me of the ocean, the deep blues, the swirls ahhh it’s all just super chill and pretty.  I … [Read more…]

Creating Fantastic Photo Backdrops

Photos are lovely to look at and even more lovely to take. If you were there at the time of an event, or you take a lot of pride in your shutter skill, it should be captured for everyone else to see. If you have a camera, you should turn it on more often to really capture the moment. Photography is a great hobby, and a nice way to pick up some money from commissions and art pieces. But how do you create the perfect backdrops for each piece? Well follow your intuition, and a few of the tips below. Working with the Outside Frame your outside photos so they … [Read more…]