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THRIFTING MENSWEAR BY SICCKM8

“the chances of someone having the exact same outfit as you piece by piece from a charity shop is greatly reduced, and for me that gives me a piece of mind that, my individuality is safe”. Adam Heart, aka sicckm8 got it down to a fine ‘T’, and talks passionately about thrifting, charity shops, Vintage, the disconnect  and making some ka -ching!  For the first time in a very long time, men are buying more clothes than women! A new *research reveals…

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Fast Fashion brands can actually help us become more SUSTAINABLE!

My daughter started secondary school , just as the second lockdown came into force, and moved from mufti to uniform.  Who knew you really had to purchase the uniforms months in advance, or face the dreaded uniform queue! Which, could stretch back a mile, and that you might have to visit more than one of the few designated uniform shops to get the full ensemble, as last minute ‘buying on line’ was not an option due to demand! Mission accomplished…

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MOTHER OF THE GROOM OUTFIT

When my son announced that he had proposed, my first thoughts were, wow! That’s grown up stuff, followed by, are you sure?/ are you happy? okay congratulations. The heightened wave of emotions, were then quickly and brutally dampened by the announcement on the 23rd of March 2019, that we were going into lockdown due to COVID19!, and like most people, the full ramifications  of what ‘LOCKDOWN’ meant didn’t  immediately dawn on me, until further on down the line. Despite the…

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THE HUMBLE CORK

Say 'CORK',and the first thought that comes to mind, is a wine stopper, swiftly followed by a 'POP!'sound from an enthusiast doing the honours, then me instinctively dodging the assailant as it goes flying through the air, for the preservation of sight.…

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What can I say, it is finally beginning to feel like Christmas, and unlike most that are quite organised, when it comes to buying of the pressies (and I should take a leaf out of their books really) I find myself just beginning to buy my Christmas gifts. If you find yourself in the same boat, fear not, we still have about 5 days to get our act together.  And what with next day delivery, I am pretty confident, I’ll…

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I really just went along for the Swedish buns, BUT THEN….

BUT THEN….I discovered the brand ‘A days March’ This is the honest truth – a few months ago, I was invited along to an event called ‘a Fika’ which essentially is Scandinavian word for ‘hanging out’ but with good coffee and yummy cakes, but more importantly, to be introduced to a fashion label . I must admit, I wasn’t that interested in the label, but thought, oh great, swedish buns! I’m game or should I say, it was a good bait….…

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Not a perfume connoisseur, but If I may..

Realising a bottle of perfume that I was gifted for a birthday, Christmas or through press is always a dilemma, when the end might be nigh. I start to wonder if I should buy another bottle of the same, go through a few of my mini samples for a while, or embark on the relentless journey to find a new replacement. Perfumes are quite personal, and in instances where the giver hits the right notes, I find myself using it…

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TLC for my wardrobe

As a city dweller, I find myself constantly trying to keep up with the maintenance of my few possessions in an attempt to keep cost down.  Visits to the mechanic, repairs here and there in my flat, keeping the unruly garden in shape and a host of other things. I guess like everything I possess, my wardrobe actually goes through a lot of wear and tear, and considering the fact that I wear my clothes to death!, subconsciously I must…

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Cool ‘n’ The BAG

Many of you , who kindly read my post , would know that I favour a tote bag over a handbag, and have over a hundred of them. They are cheap enough, come in a plethora of prints as well as sizes, and afford me the indulgence of swapping bags from day to day. I often find a lot of hand bags, either over embellished, or with a brand name screaming at me, and to carry this on a day…

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The Metamorphosis of a good old book …..

I started reading a book over the weekend, the first in over a year! I’d been thinking about reading a good book for a long while now, but since driving came on the scene, reading for pleasure became insurmountable! Last week, whilst talking to my neighbour,who has a big library, I mentioned the need  to sink my teeth into a good book – she instantly produced a fat softback, which I  haven’t been able to put down since. Prior to that,…

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