There’s nothing like the feeling of clean sheets, am I right? Especially after a busy few days of gardening, cleaning and generally tedious household chores. You know what’s even better than clean sheets? Brand new clean sheets! I had decided to wait until we redecorated our bedroom before buying new sheets, though goodness knows we needed them sooner, especially as we’ve now decided to hold off redecorating our bedroom as we’ve run out of both time and money this year. However, when we got engaged, we received some money and John Lewis vouchers so we decided to splash out and get some new sheets. What else would I choose, but Seasalt sheets!
As you can see, Poppy is pretty pleased with them! Before we adopted Poppy, we had decided not to allow her on the bed. Well, you can see how well that turned out! Seasalt do a lovely range of bed linen and I could happily have them all, but this was my favorite and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It fits well, which might sound daft, but not all of them do, and it’s super cosy. I can’t wait to have a tiny little lie in Saturday morning, even if it means sharing my pillow with Poppy!
Did you know that we’re in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight? Not only that, it’s twenty years since the first Fairtrade Fortnight – can you believe it?! That makes me feel old. Fairtrade is so important. It’s not just about fair trade terms for farmers and workers, but also decent working conditions and better prices. In order for something to be Fairtrade, it has to meet social, economic and environmental standards. Not a bad thing at all.
As consumers, we have the power to demand more Fairtrade. I try, as much as possible, to buy my clothes from ethical shops and People Tree and Seasalt are two of my favourite ethical clothes shops. Here are a few things that I’m currently coveting right now:
|| Charlotte Jersey Cardigan – People Tree || Lombard Jumper – Seasalt || Petra Pencil Skirt – People Tree || Four Winds Top – Seasalt || Tabitha Colour Block Dress – People Tree || Seafolly Jacket – Seasalt || Bardot Breton Top – People Tree || Pordenack Point Skirt – Seasalt || Rowena Short Sleeved Jumper – People Tree ||
[Images via their respective sources]
I’m pretty impressed that I only included a few stripey tops! Gotta’ love those blue stripes! Fairtrade and ethical fashion is an easy way to shop sustainably. There are so many great clothes that’ll last beyond one season.
Want to treat yourself to something from People Tree and help support Fairtrade? Get yourself a 10% discount with the code CHAI10 and help make a difference to farmers and workers lives.
Finally it seems that the weather is behaving as it should. I wait all year for it to be acceptable to wear lots of wool. Tights, slipper socks, gloves, scarves, bobble hats, as many layers as you can physically get on your body. That’s what I love about this time of year. Today, I’m wearing as many as I can, including a blanket because we’re recovering from illness and busyness at Crafty Chai towers and I need comfort and warmth.
Sadly, I’m not wearing the Eastern Dress by Seasalt (It’s on my Christmas list!) but I am wearing another of their gorgeous dresses, the Ropehaven Dress. I bought it at their discount shop in Falmouth while we were there on holiday. If you’re a Seasalt fan and in the area, make sure you stop by. There are bargains to be had! I bought the Ropehaven dress at a discount (fist pump!) and I’m glad I did as it’s now sold out. It’s the perfect dress for this time of year. It’s comforting and toasty, like wearing a big hug! Paired with woolly tights and slipper socks, it’s going to be my go to outfit for winter.
I’d seen people talking about Seasalt on Twitter a few times before, but I’d never really paid it much attention. Then Sunday afternoon, my OH suggested I take a look at their site. I’ve been after a lightweight waterproof rain jacket, perfect for April showers, that won’t make me feel like boil in the bag rice. I had one that has since made its way to raincoat heaven, after years of valuable service. We walk Poppy whatever the weather, but having the right kit is essential if you don’t want to change your clothes twenty times a day. Being caught in a recent downpour while making my way to and from the hairdressers recently made me realise a new rain jacket that could cope with British weather is now essential. So I had a look at Seasalt and promptly fell in love.
I’ve spent quite a while looking for a coat but they’ve either been way over budget, horrible or exactly the same design as my OH’s coat. (We have a history of accidently buying similar clothes and looking like twins. It’s not a good look!) To be honest, I could’ve bought half a dozen coats from the Seasalt website, but decided to pop down to their nearest sale shop and see if I could get a bargain. Lo and behold, I could. They had the Four Cross Raincoat (above) in my size in the seconds section. It has a slight fault on the fabric but you wouldn’t notice it unless it was pointed out to you. And it meant that it was reduced to £85. Bargain! Well within my budget and with a some birthday money, I also scored a couple of pairs of trousers for the summer. Since Sunday afternoon, I have spent a slightly addictive amount of time on the Seasalt website, thinking ‘oh, that looks nice’ or ‘I really need that poncho’ and ‘That’s so me! Gotta have it’! It’s almost like someone has created a website of clothes just for me. And lots of the clothes are blue. My favourite colour and the colour that most of my clothes currently are! You can never have too many blue clothes. Fact.
Are you a Seasalt fan? What’s your favourite clothes of the moment?