How not to get bored of your clothes

how not to be bored with your clothes

I was talking shopping with the girl who was shaping my brows. We were chatting casually, as you do, in that artificial, intimate bubble. I told her about my year long no new clothes commitment. She thought I was slightly (admirably) nuts.

I need new clothes,” she said immediately and then she paused “well, maybe I don’t but I’m bored with what I have.

Ah, there is the crux of it really. One of the big issues with the no clothes commitment. Once the virtue of it all subsides, it is kind of boring.  Read more

Coding tips for bloggers

coding tips for bloggersI’m a coder from way back. I love the logic of it and I love the elation that comes from solving a problem. I’ve also found it very useful as a blogger.

However, I know not everyone is enamaoured by code as I am. That it can feel a little daunting.

Here a few things that might be useful if you feel like dipping your toe in.

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Boys Clothes Take-Over

photo courtesy of I LoVe Kool

I wonder if all mums of boys ask the same thing — where are all the cool clothes for little boys? When I visit a department store to shop for my little guys, I’m inevitably disappointed. I circle around a few times trying to find the boys section. Eventually I land at two racks. With girls’ clothes crowding either side. One rack is full of licensed product and cartoon characters. The other is a sparse collection of t-shirts, jumpers, track-pants and jeans in an odd assortment of sizes (and never the sizes I need).

Fellow mothers of boys, we have been heard. Creative types have seen our need and they are ready to fill the gaps in our son’s wardrobes. Read more

West Village: West End is growing up

This post was written in collaboration with and sponsored by West Village.

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One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday morning is to head to the West End markets for breakfast and fresh food. I laze under the trees with a bagel and a coffee, while my boys run around the park. We buy our fruit and vegetables from the market holders and stop for a chat or to listen to the buskers. Sometimes we will wander up the street and check out new shops that have opened. Because there is always something new and evolving in West End.

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How to tell good quality clothing

How to good clothing

I am committing to a less is more approach to my wardrobe. So far so good and my no- buy-2017 is going strong. When I do, eventually, introduce new things, they are going to  exceptionally good quality clothing. I may have to spend a little more, but I think it’s important.The clothes in my wardrobe should last years and years. I have no interest in being part of the fast fashion cycle any more.

But how can you tell if a garment is going to improve through wears and washes or whether it’s going to lose all it’s shape and loveliness? Read more

Only in Brisbane

Only in Brisbane

I’m a brissie girl. Born and bred. I’ve travelled a little bit but I’ve never actually lived anywhere else. So I’ll self-nominate as a Brisbane expert. Clearly not through any basis of comparison to other places – just by virtue of not knowing anything else. Clearly, I could run for president on those qualifications.

Like every city, Brisbane has its own idiosyncrasies. These are just a few…. Read more