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 »

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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 »


  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 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 »


Each year, for the inert and irrelevant week between Christmas and New Years, I head for my Grandma’s old weatherboard cottage on the South Coast. It’s near the beach, but far enough away to satisfy my love for an isolated ‘country hermitage’. I always pack the laziest, most comfortable clothes I can find in preparation for long hot days spent reading and writing and drawing and napping – so usually I look like hell and have to spend a good… Read more »


When the gaudy commercialism that heralds the Christmas season starts hitting the stores, I’m usually immune. The plastic pines, giant baubles, and boutique balustrades frothing with tinsel do nothing to spark a warm and festive feeling in my heart and, disappointingly, it’s been a while since I’ve experienced that childlike excitement at the sight of rows of ‘gift ideas’ lining shop shelves and windows. There is, however, one thing that seems to be igniting a little thrill this silly season – and… Read more »


For the thousandth time I put on my blogging hat, sit at my computer and start from scratch, telling myself ‘this time I’ll make it work.’ And I think it will. Because this time I intend to tackle all those irritating little problems that make me give up on my blogging endeavour time and time again. I acknowledge, at last, why essentially, I suck at blogging. And I really really do. Really. Here’s why: The inner critic – Like all ‘creative’… Read more »


The days are warming up and while I love the extra warmth in the air I’m going to have to bid a reluctant farewell to my cosy coats very soon. One baby in particular I will be pining for is my fat faux leopard fur which I’ve worn with just about everything over the cold season. Anyway, I must remember it’s only spring, so here’s how I’m planning to stretch my winter staple into the new season…  

I recently bought a little woolly jumper from Australian niche label Stella and fell in love – it goes with everything, looks cute (well, I think so…), and most importantly makes me all warm and fuzzy like a spring lamb – I feel I should be frolicking in the fields all day long whenever I put it on! Anyway, I’m now head over (frolicking) heels for anything warm and fuzzy – coats especially as the winter chill creeps into my… Read more »