Discovered: The Modern Baby

I don't usually do posts like this - interior decor being the evil shimmery Kryptonite of my nightmares, if you want to get metaphorical about it - but I'm a little bit obsessed. And it's good to share your obsessions, I hear. It dilutes them or something. Here's what I discovered yesterday, thanks to some … Continue reading Discovered: The Modern Baby

Five maternity styles I’ve learned to love…and five I love to hate

A confession for you, dear reader: I hate dressing when pregnant. I wish I were one of those wonderful 'embrace the bump' women, who style themselves well and look fabulous all the way through. You know. The women who glow, with the hair and the heels. When I'm pregnant, I'm hot and chafey and keep … Continue reading Five maternity styles I’ve learned to love…and five I love to hate

The little corner that could

We bought a chair so that we could sit and think. It's a lovely chair. It fits in the space our TV used to occupy, before we realised that we never switched it on once we had the projector, and in any case everyone's face was going green around the edges. For a while we … Continue reading The little corner that could

The body that grows

Today I am wearing a hugely oversized Union Jack t-shirt. Under two large hoodies. And with pink fluffy bed socks. It's very cold. But it's also time to buy some proper maternity clothes. Sometimes you have to know when enough is enough. This is a tricky stage to dress for and, historically, I haven't done … Continue reading The body that grows

Fringe benefits

(That joke only works if you're English. For the Statesiders: More Bangs for your Buck, perhaps? Leave suggestions below.) This is a story about hair. Are you obsessed with hair too? I am. Once there was a girl who had a perm. Because she was fifteen, and her hair was frizzy-wavy so wasn't up to … Continue reading Fringe benefits

Librarian style: playing the Tesco roulette

Hey, look what I found in Tesco the other week: Clothing at Tesco, here. This season, Tesco have discovered in themselves a mania for shift dresses, which is rather convenient. Not only do shift dresses scream 'stop talking in my library, madam' like nothing else, but the neckline and hemline are my all-time favourites. You can downplay … Continue reading Librarian style: playing the Tesco roulette

Always take advice from Will Smith, people. Always.

I have a bit of a girl crush on Will Smith. I know he's a man, but I mean what people mean when they say 'girl crush' - I feel like he's a jolly nice person and wish we could be friends - in the same way that I have girl crushes on Sandra Bullock, Wendy Cope and the … Continue reading Always take advice from Will Smith, people. Always.

Throw-out days are good for the soul

Cleaning out your wardrobe is such a double-edged sword. On the one hand: oh, my dear, the feng shui of it. The satisfaction of decluttering. The throwing away of t-shirts you bought when you were fifteen (YES REALLY). The ease of opening and shutting your drawers. It's all marvellous. On the other hand: my, that's … Continue reading Throw-out days are good for the soul