Thoughts, Uncategorized

Never Did I Ever

There are blogs and YouTube videos galore from American expats discussing their experiences of adjusting to life in the UK. An easy Google search will lead you to them, and you can learn everything you could possibly want to know about differences in accents, sales tax, food portion sizes, tipping at restaurants, healthcare, how people… Continue reading Never Did I Ever

Sensitive Skin Care, Uncategorized

Maladies, Melodies, Allergies: The MCI/MI Allergy Saga Continues

Three years ago I wrote a post about an allergic reaction I developed around my eyes and the saga of being diagnosed with an allergy to a preservative called Methylisothiazolinone/methylchloroisothiazolinone (or MI/MCI for short). You can read the full post here, but it basically boils down to the idea that I am allergic to a… Continue reading Maladies, Melodies, Allergies: The MCI/MI Allergy Saga Continues

Events, fashion, Food, liverpool

In Liverpool for the Curve Fashion Festival?

The Curve Fashion Festival is less than a month away, and I know that many lovely people I’m connected with via the Internet will be traveling to Liverpool to enjoy some plus size fashion. I’d originally planned to write a detailed, exhaustive, and organized post of all the different things to see, do, eat and… Continue reading In Liverpool for the Curve Fashion Festival?

Events, fashion, liverpool, Thoughts

Kitty Fuller, The British Style Collective, Beautiful Is ___ and Some Other Things I Really Like

When I moved to Liverpool nearly seven years ago, I knew no one. Seriously. No one. So obviously I did exactly what I would have done if I were still living in Kentucky: I took my lonely self to Starbucks and drank coffee for several hours every single day. Eventually, the baristas took pity on… Continue reading Kitty Fuller, The British Style Collective, Beautiful Is ___ and Some Other Things I Really Like

Opinion

This Note’s For You

I have this note that's about six years old, and it's been with me through four different house moves and about a million different purses. It looks like this:   It's creased and crumpled because I've folded and unfolded it, read it and re-read it, loved it and loved it some more. That weird difference in… Continue reading This Note’s For You

fashion, Outfits

Happiness Is…

I'm back home stateside in Kentucky for a few weeks, and I'm so happy to be home! I'm living out of a suitcase, the weather has been a bit all over the place, and I'm not sure that I packed appropriately. But - despite all this - I promised myself I'd try to be better about posting… Continue reading Happiness Is…

Sensitive Skin Care

Maladies, Melodies, Allergies

I have never been the type of person to pay attention to what's actually in the products I use. If I find a perfume or lotion that smells good, I practically bathe in it (probably to the point of choking people around me). If I find a foundation or concealer that covers my blemishes or hides… Continue reading Maladies, Melodies, Allergies

fashion, Uncategorized

It’s Your Life – and You Can Decorate It As You Like

When I first put this outfit together, I was going to write a post about how lush this yellow jumper is:   I was going to write about how much I love these Monki earrings: And, most importantly, I was going to write about how I finally found a pair of culottes that don't make… Continue reading It’s Your Life – and You Can Decorate It As You Like

fashion, Outfits

Your Phone’s Off the Hook, but You’re Not

I'm so into novelty prints. They probably make up the largest percentage of my wardrobe - puppies, avocados, goldfish, abstract faces, pandas, bananas, naked ladies - the louder, the cuter, or the weirder, the better. The print on this Cath Kidston dress, for example, is what my clothing dreams are made of. Look at those phones!… Continue reading Your Phone’s Off the Hook, but You’re Not

Accessories, fashion

Best Foot Forward: Breaking in Dr. Martens

When I first moved to the UK from Kentucky, I was a little bit overwhelmed by the sheer hipness of British fashion, and Dr. Martens are the absolute epitome of British coolness for me. (Seriously - have you ever seen someone look uncool wearing DMs? It's happened maybe like three times ever.) Buying my very first… Continue reading Best Foot Forward: Breaking in Dr. Martens