New Job!

Whilst writing out where I got these items from I realised they are all from Primark! Oh dear that's embarrassing! I didn't shop at Primark for ages because I did a lot of research into ethical fashion for a Uni project and read some pretty nasty things, but they seem to have had a bit of a ethical makeover and their website states they have strong values towards working conditions, the environment and their employees which makes me feel a bit better! If this is something you're interested in you can always have a little read here. Recently I haven't had much money and because it's so cheap i've been able to update my wardrobe a little with little beauties like this pearl collar necklace and the camouflage jacket I have wanted for so long! This is a really nice one because it's quite thin, I tried on loads of vintage jackets but they were so bulky and not very flattering!

Anyway this picture was taken against our amazing inspiration wall at Motel HQ I love it and am so desperate to get a huge pin board for my bedroom. I am a self confessed hoarder and along with having around 250 Vogue and Elle Magazines from the last god knows how long, I also keep lots of pictures and little bits that i'm not sure what to do with, pin board = answer! These pictures were taken on Friday by the lovely Lora English (who is also a freelance photographer) and of course include Selina who I am working with whose amazing blog Flying Saucer i'm sure a lot of you are familiar with! 

This weekend has been a quiet one and for once I am fresh faced and busy on a Sunday! Friday night I stayed in with Tom who cooked a roasted vegetable and pasta dish, which could be one of the best things i've ever eaten! Then Saturday was my first proper day at my new job!!! I'm working in the Motel Bristol store which is the only one of it's kind and it is so much fun! I have always worked in retail and much prefer working in a small independent style shop than in a huge high street store. The clothes are lovely and i've been shopping there since I was 14 so it feels very familiar. Today I made some white chocolate and cherry cookies and i'm am heading out for a roast dinner in an hour so it has definitely been a food focused weekend! 


  1. Congrats on the job! :)
    You look lovely - who cares if it's all Primark! I used to think the same thing but I think they have changed since they were exposed for their poor ethics. In fact I was chatting to a guy at work last night who supplies loads of knitwear to Primark and he makes it all in Leicester where I live! He said the reason it's so cheap there is that they sell things for twice the price that they get them rather than the 3, 4, 5x the price that other highstreet shops do. So I definitely feel a bit less guilty for shopping there. The more you know huh :) xoxo

  2. Aw thank you! Also thanks for telling me that as it makes me feel so much better! I feel so guilty shopping in there because of all that stuff that came out but makes loads of sense that their selling it at twice the price rather than the mark up most companies probably make! xxxxx

  3. Congratulations, Sophie :)
    You look happy and lovely, and what could be better??

  4. What a great job! And your hair wow.
    You really need to do hair tutorials! I love it xoxo