How to be Frugal, Yet Fabulous

Coat – Primark / Dress – George at Asda (bought on eBay for £4 / Shoes – New Look (bought on eBay for £4) / Bag – Accessorize

As I mentioned last week, over the past year I have had to really live frugally. I made the decision in 2014 to switch from my well paid, but not interesting role as a PA to doing things I actually like. This started with me being a recruiter, then as an apprenticeship recruiter and now in my current job. Although I have worked myself up to a good salary now, it has taken time, and especially as the recruitment jobs were commission-based.

I don’t think I appreciated my good salaries when I was in Japan and Germany. It took quite a while to learn to be frugal again, though not wanting to revert back to my student days of eating omelettes and beans every day! [Read more…]

Cambridge Botanical Gardens (In the Rain)

I visited the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens back in the Autumn, but I really want to see them in each season. I have a couple of Japanese friends who are leaving the UK soon, so we went over to see what’s going on there! [Read more…]

My Current Favourite Etsy Shop: Resilience Streetwear

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I really love the online marketplace Etsy. It’s great because instead of giving to large companies, you’re giving to hardworking individuals, and also 9 times out of 10 you’re getting something that’s really unique, often one of a kind.

I’ve been mooching around Etsy more often than normal lately, which is a habit when I have little money to spend on cute things, but I have fallen in love with one shop in particular. A T-shirt shop called Resilience Streetwear. [Read more…]

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