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Monthly Archives: December 2016

the five minute fix || pleated skirt

By Marlene | Published: 31. December 2016
I had similar expectations of this five minute fix that a 17-year-old has of New Year’s Eve. I wanted to build a small set for taking the pictures. Buy fabulous props. Borrow loads of great tops and shoes and pleated skirts. All before Christmas so that you’d be able to buy everything online in time to have it delivered by the end of this year. As in the [...]

By Marlene | Published: 22. December 2016
What a week this has been. What a year. I can’t quite comprehend what happened in Berlin on Monday night. Just as I can’t comprehend Aleppo. Can’t comprehend the Philippines. I had prepared a few posts for this week, pretty things for Christmas and outfits for New Year’s Eve, this is after all a place for the lighter stuff. But my heart’s just heavy. [...]
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good reads

By Marlene | Published: 17. December 2016
It’s the last shopping weekend before Christmas and if you’re anything like me that means you’re currently in a state of mild full-blown panic about all the presents you still need to get. Before I go out and brave the crowds, here are six books that would make great gifts. And if you're not giving them away, give them to yourself. As a treat for all [...]

the 2016 christmas giveaway

By Marlene | Published: 5. December 2016
Can I mention my book? Just one more time? Yes? I’ve talked about it so much here lately that I’d understand if it was getting a bit annoying. But I MUST tell you about Stilvoll again today. Because one of you who bought the book through my relentless harping on aboutthisbookiwrote, or perhaps even for other reasons, is going to get a present. In fact, [...]