Thursday Treats: Having a Jolly Good Clear Out

April 17, 2014

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I don’t know if it’s because Spring is finally in the air or because Gareth took it upon himself to do all my dirty washing this week, thus highlighting how completely impossible it is for me to fit all the clothes I own in my wardrobe at the same time… But yesterday I went through all my cupboards and had a good old clear out.

Not only did I realise that I own ELEVEN black cotton maxi dresses but there were way too many tee-shirts with cats on, most of which I’ve probably worn only once. My wardrobe was also heaving with things I’ve collected from photo shoots and promotions over the years. That giant pink fluffy tutu might have been fabulous but a) when the hell am I really going to wear it again? and b) it doesn’t half take up a lot of space.

There is something so immensely satisfying about throwing things away. In actual fact I think I find it somehow more gratifying than actually getting the stuff to begin with. Now, not only can actually close my wardrobe and chest of draws, but I probably have space for a few new things. BONUS!

Oh, and if you happen to be in Reading any time soon and are on the look out for a giant fluffy tutu or a bunch of tee-shirts with a kitties on it you might want to to stop by Oxfam… Just sayin’.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Natural, coastal wedding ideas
1960 mod shoot
Handmade Canadian barn wedding
Comic book ‘pow!’ bouquet
Austin botanical shoot
Vera Wang’s Spring 2015 wedding dress collection is unexpectedly gorgeous and quite alternative!

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10 things no-one tells you about planning a wedding
Wedding tips for introverts
DIY giant fringe letters
Completely beautiful farm wedding
♥ Why choose a vintage wedding dress?
Burlesque wedding

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Nicole Bosch

Sales & Events

The Secret Dress House wedding boutique in Reigate, Surrey are hosting a 10% off accessories event on April 30th at 6.30 pm. Tickets cost £5 and all ticket proceeds will be donated to the British Heart Foundation.

Business Bites

Making a career transition
The notion of busyness
Do late risers only catch sloppy seconds?
♥ The threat of client badmouthing
♥ Should I risk everything post-college or play it safe with my career?
♥ How to style your product photos

Best of the Rest

Homemade rope sign light
Knowing it vs feeling it
♥ National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey made $10K selling prints on Instagram. But he didn’t do it because he needed the money…

Until next week..!

7 comments

  1. Hen

    Interesting article about the bride wearing her mum’s/grandma’s dress- I’ll be wearing my mum’s dress when I get married in August. It’s a bargain at the cost of a dry clean, really nice to have that continuity, and amazing how it fits perfectly, too. My mum had it tailor made in Eastern Germany in the 70s. And no, it doesn’t look like Kate’s 😉
    There is something nice about having your own dress as well, so for the evening I’ve bought a 1930s dress (a flea market find). I have to say, having read a number of your recent articles I am mighty glad I never even set foot in a bridal boutique.
    Anyone else wearing their mum’s dress? (or their nan’s?)

  2. i really love the bride in her mum and grandmas dress… i wish i could be as tiny as my mum AND grandma on my wedding day so i could wear either of their dresses, but i was blessed with curves hahaha!

    i also loved seeing the owl and the pussycat themed ideas… so cute!

    xo

  3. keeley

    well . . .i cant decide which is my fave part of this post… oh yes i can!! who knew a song with the words ‘even if i farted and followed’ through in could be so lovely?!?! haha and im not wearing my nannas dress! as much as i wouldve loved to as it was stuning, and similar to kates actually, but i am wearing a £75 vintage one form the 30’s and i cannot wait. bridal boutiques werent for me either! 😉 ahhh i think you deserve to have an award on your mantel piece! xx

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