Over the years my style and purchasing has changed. Not only have I become more equipped with knowledge about brands, I prefer to shop for quality over quantity to ensure the pieces I am buying are those that will last a long time. Shopping locally and meeting those that make the items also brings me happiness as I see the passion they have and joy they bring to their brand and craft.

I try not to impulse buy which allows me to research, consider and understand what I am giving up to bring a certain item into our home. I will also only buy an item if I absolutely love it and know that I will be able to use it or wear it many times over. A companies stance on the environment, labor and supply chain and animal rights also comes into play as I don’t want to be supporting brands that are negatively impacting on the world around us.