Hello there! Welcome to Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion.
My name is SJ, and I’m a Brit abroad, having swapped my adopted home of Bristol, England, for San Francisco, California, just over three years ago.
Switching the South West for the West Coast has been a wonderful adventure so far, and one I prattle on about on this blog, along with outfit posts, feminist rambles and fitness thoughts, 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. Since its inception I’ve been a finalist in the Bath in Fashion Blogger Awards (2013), worked with brands including Joules and Dr Martens, and contributed to Oxfam Fashion and Bonjour Blogger. IRL I’m a writer and Webby Award-nominated social media specialist, and my work has appeared in Crack Magazine, more!, Closer and Upward Curve.
I like: floral prints, hunting for vintage treasures, breakfast, red lipstick, making lists, guacamole, lomography, eating cheese, feminism, colour-coded books and Oreo milkshakes.
I dislike: spiders, onsies, tea (yes, really), litterbugs and mushrooms.
Want to work together? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.