Taking a Gratitude Bath

 Blog #dresstoexpress Years ago I can remember seeing a news report about a particularly atrocious spell of weather that we had been having. It was January, it was dark and it was lashing down with rain. The reporter was interviewing passers-by about the weather and one lady from Australia said “What do you people do…

Good Stuff

Blog #dresstoexpress Two days ago I wrote about the joy of self-expression and the confidence I feel around choosing and wearing clothes. I said I was going to try and bring some of this into other areas of my life. These weren’t just empty words. I have, indeed, been trying to relate differently to myself…

What Kind of Pig Am I?

Blog #dresstoexpress According to a study by Lincoln University, some pigs are more prone to feeling pessimistic than others. The more optimistic pigs in the study were the go-getters who would check out the contents of their food bowls in the search for sweets. The moodier, more pessimistic pigs would be more likely to assume…

The Freedom of a Child

Blog #dresstoexpress Why wear one skirt when you can wear three, that’s what I say? I found this beautiful purple velvet skirt lurking in the back of my wardrobe this morning. It’s been a while since it had an outing and I looked at it and thought “hmm, that raggedy handkerchief hem is just crying…

The Devore In Us All

Blog #dresstoexpress I’ve always loved colours that morph from one to another… the exquisite beauty of shot silk that transforms itself from mustard to purple and back again before your eyes, or the magic of silk devore as it melts from one jewel colour into another. This devore skirt and top by Avoca Anthology has…

Raging Against Beige

Blog #dresstoexpress One of the things I love most about artists is that they are not afraid of colour. Nature has presented us with such a beautiful palette of different hues that I’ve never really understood our British obsession with beige. Walk into a gathering of British people and you are likely to be greeted…