The ethical Christmas gift list

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The ethical Christmas gift list I’m finding it increasingly difficult to choose thoughtful gifts for any of my loved ones. Christmas is particularly challenging. Mr Maven is bored with my usual rota of wallets, watches and briefcases; the choice for kids is either disposable, cheaply … [read more]

In defence of tights

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I’ve just booked my first leg wax of 2017. I wouldn’t usually even consider such a thing this early in the year, but we have just booked a last minute break to Cyprus and one doesn’t want to scare the other holidaymakers. My legs are … [read more]

My O bag makeover

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With the expense of Christmas looming – I’m entertaining 13 people, more of that to follow soon – now is not the time to be obsessing about new handbags! But what’s a girl to do. I have a habit which must be fed. While sharing … [read more]

How not to wear animal print

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Preface: I realise showing one’s wardrobe malfunctions might be an unusual angle for a blog, but we all have them right? Just last week I bought a lovely pair of loafers, which were a little bit on the large side – but I went ahead … [read more]

Affordable style from the late summer sales

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I’ve always wanted to publish the kind of fashion photographs that ‘real’ bloggers post on their immaculate Pinterest pages (ie not those with Impostor Syndrome!). You know the ones: tall, leggy brunette with long hair flowing in the wind, striding across a crowded New York street, … [read more]

Christmas in July: the best bits

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I know what you’re thinking… it’s not Christmas, and it’s not July. I’ve just asked Siri and there are till 143 days to go, so why the hell am I writing about Christmas? Before I became a blogger I’d never heard of ‘Christmas in July’ … [read more]