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Who Made Your Clothes?


The 24th of April – join me on twitter and instagram by posting a selfie with the #whomademyclothes to commemorate the Rana Plaza collapse which killed many clothing machinists.
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Few brands tell us the truth about their manufacturing processes. Ethical clothing is in the spotlight, let’s keep it there and hold major manufacturers to the question #whomademyclothes.


Pictures all from Fashion Revolution on twitter.


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Fashion Friday – a weekly wardrobe wander

This is a new feature for the blog. Let me know what you think in the comments.

OK, I’m not Little Miss Fashion Plate, but I think I have decent taste in clothes, even if my day to day outfits are pretty repetitive.

I quite like vintage style dresses and skirts, especially if they flare out a little and flatter my big hips.

I’ve bought a few things from which is an online marketplace for clothes, shoes and accessories. Something caught my eye, one vintee was posting lovely 50s style circle skirts in really fun prints.

My photography skills leave a lot to be desired

Sadly I didn’t spot one in my size, but as they appeared to be made by this seller, I sent a message asking whether one could be custom made for me. The answer was yes!

Isn’t it lovely? I haven’t worn it yet as I’m saving it for my Grandad’s birthday lunch next week. Going to team it with a little black cardi, vest top, tights and cute stripy ballet pumps.

If you want a cute summer skirt, search Vinted for user Dolly Diva, and this skirt can be found here on Lesley’s folksy shop. She’s a sweetie and a whizz with the sewing machine. I will definitely be going back for another – probably the flamingo print!

Close up of the print