Orange (and yellow) is the new black: Exploring Wimbledon Common and unearthing second-hand treasures



Of late I’ve really come to love Sundays. I used to resent their unashamed heralding of a new working week (eugh Mondays!) but now I love those few hours that involve pottering around at my own leisurely pace either completing unfinished chores Continue reading

The thigh’s the limit! How to easily transform a 1970s maxi into a vintage-style mini dress


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It’s been a while since I shared a DIY refashion with you all. Being parted from my in-house ‘tog and refashion guru (Mama Vintage) a good portion of my vintage stash, my sewing machine and endless supplies of wonderweb made Continue reading

New York: Cutting the mustard in vintage knits at Rockafeller Center’s Top of the Rock


Rockafeller Center Top of the Rock feat

The city that never sleeps, the destination crooned about from the likes of Sinatra through to Jay Z, and the place where I’ve just spent five incredible days. Yes, it’s New York! After talking about it for months, plotting for Continue reading

Week one of #InspirApril Instagram photo challenge featuring vintage dresses, cocktails and a clear raincoat


Instagram was one of those things I signed up to a couple of years ago and left languishing on my phone. It remained fairly lonely and dejected until this February when I suddenly decided to embrace the world of all Continue reading