recovering from anorexia

I had a 5 month human photo hiatus. I took no photos of myself. I looked at no photos of others. I boycotted instagram altogether, restricted myself to droolworthy, people-less pictures of interiors on pinterest (and primary school literacy and numeracy ideas but that doesn’t sound glamorous at all…), binned every magazine in the house, and even quit browsing for clothes online and in stores so as to avoid seeing fashion campaigns, mannequins, and modelled clothing. I realised that these… Read more »


I’ve never been one for reading romances or ‘fluff’ over the summer, and to be honest I find all those recommended ‘easy beach reads’ a bit too easy. I’m in no way a snob about literature, and I enjoy a good ol’ page-turner as much as the next person – but if the writing is flat (ie. ‘easy’) and the characters suck (ie. ‘easy’) my mind wanders off mid-page and I realise halfway through the book that I actually don’t… Read more »

how to wear flares

Flared jeans are officially back on the high street and I’m ecstatic because in my mind they never really left. I’ll admit that some of the styles filling the racks make me cringe a little with flashbacks to my college years where we all strutted about in our uber-low hipster Sass & Bides with the hems tattered from dragging along the ground around our Vans – but mostly this season the brands I love are producing far more sophisticated versions that… Read more »

budget shopping

We bought a house! We did. It was a little impromptu (and I suspect a house is probably not the wisest impulse buy) but we did it and we are super excited to move in next month. We’ve been budgeting and saving like mad things since last May with the intention of moving overseas in 2017, but then we thought to ourselves ‘wouldn’t it be nice to have a property waiting for us on our return?’ so we bought a… Read more »

novels that will change your llife

  I always have an ever-growing ‘to read’  list of books on my bedside table, and choosing my next read sends me into a geeky frenzy – so many books, so little time! Which are the best ones? Why can’t I devour them all at once? So if you’re like me, here’s a shortlist of the best books I’ve read to help you out. They’ll change your life… 1. The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin Toibin is a magical writer, and he… Read more »


  So this little shoot was done a few months ago, when Winter was still in her early birthing phases and I was naively thinking it would be a mild one which would require my winter style to incorporate little more than throwing a faux fur vest over everything. As usual, I underestimated the frosty freeze that we always get in my part of the world. Still, I’ve remained faithful to my love of faux fur vests – layering them… Read more »


Before reading this post you might want to get some context by reading my prior post on ‘What they don’t tell you about being skinny’. Years ago I had started a pitiful little blog with an entirely different focus. I was getting into photography at the time and, upon viewing countless beautiful images on Tumblr or Pinterest or Flickr etc. – those moody photos of spindly waifs bathing their limbs in sunlit windows, reclining on rumpled white sheets, clutching oversized… Read more »


I have always had extremely dry skin, so I have been pretty excited about the cleansing oil craze which has been taking off in the past couple of years. The DIY ‘oil cleansing method’ in particular has been garnering masses of attention, as people are turning to more natural options in order to avoid the negative effects of synthetic additives in commercial cleansers (I personally have shied away from this method because I suck at DIY and I’m pretty sure… Read more »


I suffer from anorexia. It’s not something many people know about me. Well, I suppose they do now that I’ve written it in the most public space available to me, but I mean it’s something I’ve kept hidden for a very long time. Straight up, I want to say that this post is not really about my journey with my dark little anorexic passenger, that will come later, if I’m brave enough. This is post is actually just prompted by… Read more »


My sister’s having her first a baby. It’s my first niece or nephew (surprise babies are the best!). She’s due any minute now, and every time she moves or sighs I leap up screaming ‘are you in labour?!?!!’  Sadly, so far the answer has been ‘no’. My big sis has always had sensitive skin, and it has become even more so during the pregnancy. Unfortunately, she is also the kind of gal who wouldn’t know her La Mer from her… Read more »