“Buy Better Clothes. Buy less of them. Wear them more.” – from journalist Marc Bain in this great Quartz article.   I love shopping and I love clothes. I love finding a bargain, pairing things together that shouldn’t work but do, getting dressed up, having fun with clothes, feeling inspired by fashion, bargain shopping with my mum or splurging H… I. Really. Love. Fashion. I don’t love the amount I have spent on clothes (I dread to add it up, so I don’t), I don’t love how crammed full my wardrobe is, how hard it can be to choose something…

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Have you heard of ‘slow weekending’? I hadn’t until I came across this lovely piece (The importance of slow weekending) from freelance writer and girl crush Alice Tate. Without naming it that, a slow weekend is exactly what I’ve just had and I couldn’t have needed it more. I’ve walked, I’ve cooked, I’ve listened to a book, I’ve sat without a phone and talked to H and watched a film without any distractions (not always a given, shamefully). I’m not eating sugar at the moment (the Catholic upbringing in me has to give something up for lent! Which is prompting…

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I’ll keep it short this week as I’m super busy and feeling a bit stretched and evvvver so slightly overcommitted at the moment. I have had a lovely weekend though, with lovely snippets shared on insta if you’re interested. Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff shall we? Seven things I’ve loved this week. Grace Dent is one of my favourite food writers of all time so I love this piece for reminding me of some her best one liners. Few people can take you to a restaurant through words alone quite like Grace. Grace Dent’s best lines in 2016.…

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Are you lounging on the sofa? I am, after a lovely weekend in Oxford where we caught up with friends, ate like kings and queens and made lovely little discoveries in a city we don’t know that well. I hope you had a good week and a top weekend. I’m coming out of a three week cold which has been lingering around and making me feel pretty down. I didn’t realise it until I’ve shaken it off now, but I probably should have done a bit more resting than I have done. I’ve been tired, snotty and a bit grumpy.…

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For the first of my So She Did Diaries I met Lucy Edmonds, founder of Quill, a stationery store and creator of waiting-list-popular modern calligraphy workshops (of which I went to recently and they are   ACE). This lady is responsible for the swirly, beautiful influx of calligraphy you see on everything from wedding invites to furniture ads. She spotted the trend in the US and made it part of her business here in the UK setting up Quill in 2012, and hasn’t looked back since (she’s so busy, she literally hasn’t had time!). She’s even got a book out this…

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