Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion About page

Hello! Welcome to Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion.

My name is SJ, and I’ve recently swapped my adopted home of Bristol, UK, for San Francisco, California.

Switching the South West for the West Coast is an adventure I’ll be sharing on this blog, along with outfit posts, lifestyle features and beauty reviews – with a dollop of travel adventures on top for good measure.

Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion began life back in 2009, as a place to continue writing after my degree in Fashion Journalism came to an end. More recently I was a finalist in the Bath in Fashion Blogger Awards 2013, and have worked with brands including Joules and Dr Martens. I also blog about fashion for Oxfam.

I like: floral prints, hunting for vintage treasures, breakfast, red lipstick, making lists, lomography, eating cheese, raiding my Grandma’s wardrobe, feminism, colour-coded books and Oreo milkshakes.

I dislike: spiders, onsies, tea (yes, really), litterbugs and mushrooms.

If you have an event, label or product you’d like to shout about, you can find me on Twitter @shipshapebf or email me at shipshape.bristolfashion@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. The phrase ‘ship-shape and Bristol fashion‘ has been around for about 200 years and means ‘in good working shape’. It relates to Bristol when the city was one of England’s key shipping ports in the 1800s.