Tag: Shopping

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No Shopping Update #1

As you know, I’ve embarked on my own personal challenge of not shopping for clothes until the Summer (or more specifically August 1st). For me this is a massive undertaking and although nobody but me is holding me accountable, I have to admit here that I’ve already slipped a couple of times. I don’t mind being transparent, I bought a bag I thought I … Read More No Shopping Update #1

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The Empress’ Old Clothes

Every month I tot up all my expenses to see how much ‘treat’ money I’ll have left after all the bills are covered. These funds go towards dinners out, takeaway and new clothes if I’m lucky. Increasingly the treat pot is getting smaller, especially after this Christmas and February looks just as bleak as this never ending January. I beat myself up about never … Read More The Empress’ Old Clothes

Weekly Digest

This week I am seriously digging: Atlanta, Season 2 The first season of Atlanta was so good, I feel like I’ve been waiting a life time for it to return. And now Donald Glover and friends (including the amazing Lakeith Stanfield) are back and it’s just as good as ever. Not only is deeply observational, it also has a lot to say about the … Read More Weekly Digest

Definitely May(be) & My June/July Pledge

May looks set to be a very packed month round these parts. I’ve already chalked off my first social engagements (which went swimmingly) and can now start looking forward to the arrival of a very special guest indeed. Clue: it’s not the Queen of England. It’s waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more exciting than that! I’m thinking you’ll get a lot of social media updates about the penultimate week … Read More Definitely May(be) & My June/July Pledge

The Cat’s Pyjamas – A Loungewear Special

I love being comfortable. My idea of absolute bliss is coming home, slipping into a fresh pair of pyjamas (preferably something loose and in a jersey material) and lounging. Books, baths and some form of televisual treat will obviously ensue, as would one hopes, something delicious to put in my belly. I’m not very sexy about the house, in that I’m not a negligee kinda girl but … Read More The Cat’s Pyjamas – A Loungewear Special

What I’m Digging: My ASOS Wish List #2

It could be said that I have a real issue with shopping. I shop when I’m sad, I shop when I’m celebrating, bored, frustrated, uninspired. Yes, I know this is not a good thing. I’m making the effort to change my habits though, because there are other things I need to be doing with my money, such as paying for night classes (gonna be … Read More What I’m Digging: My ASOS Wish List #2

Things & Inc #2

I love doing these posts and I feel I should do them more often, since there are so many great things to think about, even in low key February while it’s frosty out and there’s not much going on. As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m in hibernation mode and it’s been a really fun time to reflect on my blog and reading list, to watch … Read More Things & Inc #2

Resolution Road

“And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Happy New Year! (Got to start with the obligatory NY inspirational quote, natch). I have, of course, already lightly laid down the gauntlet for New Year. That list contained only a handful of areas I would like to examine in 2015. I haven’t changed my mind about … Read More Resolution Road