My Sustainable Year in Review

I have been particularly quiet on the blog front lately, simply because I have been very busy living life. However, in amongst all the exciting changes going on at the moment I have continued to exercise my sustainable beliefs and am constantly learning how I can improve myself – to best practice what I preach….

5 Simple Ways to Make Better Use of Your Screen Time

We all spend way too much time glued to our screens. FACT. I bet those of you reading this have spent the last half an hour scrolling mindlessly through your social networks – browsing life updates, news, photos and more. I say this with confidence because I am exactly the same.┬áChecking our phone is an…

Drowning in Plastic: too little, too late?

I recently sat down to watch a BBC Documentary reporting on the heart-breaking reality of plastic waste in our oceans. I have touched upon this subject previously in my blog, however, I was so equally inspired and disturbed by this documentary that I wanted to share this further. This is currently not available to access…

Rethinking the 24 Days of Advent

As a child, I never had a shop-bought advent calendar. Every December my parents would hang up a reusable fabric calendar for my brother and me, to hide 24 of our favourite sweets inside. The benefit to this was the ability to choose our own treats, however, the majority of these mini chocolates were wrapped…

I’m Dreaming of a Low Waste Christmas

Consumerist Christmas The Christmas Holidays are approaching and it seems that the festive cheer has begun even earlier this year, with boxes of celebrations and advent calendars lining store shelves. This is arguably the most consumer-driven month of the calendar, where brands put on huge sales to out-price their competitors, in order to draw in…

Ethical Wardrobe: Lara Intimates Review

I have been following Lara Intimates on Instagram for a while now and have become very fond of their beautifully handmade underwear. Some of my current garments are definitely past their best days, either torn by the washing machine or so old they have lost their colour. Therefore, I thought what a great excuse to…

A Month of Minimal Clothing

30 For September Review I thought that with September coming to an end, I would review the past month of my capsule closet mission. On reflection, it is quite difficult to judge my success in the 30 for September challenge; it has been a quiet month for me and so I have not had as…

A Closer Look into my Capsule Closet

I thought it might be helpful to go into more detail about the items I chose to wear during 30 for September, for those who might be interested in taking on their own minimalist wardrobe challenge. Here’s a breakdown of my final 30: Outerwear I decided on 4 outerwear items. For a windy day, I…

De-cluttering and Creating a Capsule Closet

A Shopping Intervention After a brief hiatus from my blog posts, I am back for another instalment of a novice’s attempt at sustainable living. Despite my intentions to quit shopping for unnecessary items, I did purchase some accessories for my graduation day and on day 28 of the plastic-free challenge (I know so close), I…

Week 4 Round-Up: Final Thoughts

THE FINAL (full) WEEK As July comes to an end, I have time to reflect on the tests and triumphs I have encountered whilst attempting the plastic-free challenge. After initial hesitations, it hasn’t been impossible to avoid plastic in some cases. The easiest area I found was reducing plastic waste from my supermarket shop, although…