Hello! Welcome to Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion.
My name is SJ and Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion is my blog for the fashions, styles and trends of the city of Bristol, UK. Stick around and you’ll find outfit posts, lifestyle features and beauty reviews, with a dollop of travel adventures on top for good measure.
I’ve lived in Bristol for nine years and I’d like to live on a houseboat but have too many clothes. I’m trying the ‘less is more’ approach to fashion but can still be tempted by a Zara sale, and I also blog about fashion for Oxfam.
Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion began life 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 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.
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.