Capsule wardrobe #1: Checkered skirt

This checkered skirt is something I saw and knew immediately that I wanted as part of my Autumn / Winter wardrobe. I don’t typically wear mini skirts, but paired with stockings in the cooler months makes it feel less risqué. You might typically think of checkered skirts as being a bit circa ’99 Britney Spears, but losing the pleats and going with a straight cut makes the piece way more updated and versatile.

How to choose the right glasses!

I was recently contacted by a company called, who reached out to ask if I would be interested in talking about their product on my blog. It’s rather a funny coincidence, because I actually worked in retail optics for a number of years. I spent a significant chunk of time dealing with frames and…