New Instagram to follow www.instagram.com/gloriousbroads/

Maryjane Fahey, the woman behind Glorious Broads, is a new friend and a glorious broad herself. I love the joyous, straight forwardness of her approach.

Picture of the week


If you don’t already know, I take pictures of women from behind because in the beginning, I found it hard to ask women if I could take their picture, now I just love what I see. There’s a whole other person there and different details to observe. 

People liked this picture, and it tells me that my followers like simplicity and have good taste!

Trending but I’m kind over it already

I’ve always loved beach baskets like this one. This year they’re are hundreds of variations of woven baskets and bags around. There are huge embroidered ones, flat round ones, and the plain French style market-basket. If I have the money for high quality things, I never regret buying quality, however, this basket at Anthropologie cost $318.00 and that just pissed me off. 


Random quote because you’re not scared enough

“Every two seconds an area of rainforest the size of a football field is cut down. Despite their immense value, nearly 50% of the world’s forests have already been lost. When forests are cleared, they emit CO2 back into the atmosphere and put humanity on a dangerous collision course with the worst of climate change.  In fact, deforestation accounts for around 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans — about the equivalent of emissions from all of the cars and trucks on Earth combined. Deforestation rates continue to climb each year as our population grows.” 

About me

I’ve been feeling guilty about not posting more lately. All of the truisms regarding being a blogger keep sloshing around my head. The do this and do that of life always get me down.


I’ve been working with people younger than me lately, and I’m really liking it. In the process, I’m making connections to other people who are interested in seeing different generations collaborate more often. I’m not talking about sharing an office with some millennials, or marching side by side but actually working on inter-generational projects together. Not sure how I feel about that word though: inter-generational. It kind of sounds like we could be talking about some kind of gene therapy.


After last week’s weekender I got a comment and questions about where to get some slow fashion leggings and t-shirts. I answered the reader with some links to some companies and one organization. The organization is Project Just.

If you want one place to go to read about slow and ethical fashion, for now anyway, this is it. The women who conceived of and lead this organization are professionals with a cause and that’s a serious mix. I’m warning you, they are looking for members but they do state that right up front. 

If you’re serious about wanting to learn about and support the slow fashion movement, do check them out.

About you

What’s bugging you? Do tell.


Categories: Weekender


  • Hi Anita! I just wanted to say that I really like these new ‘Weekender’ posts! Lots of great food for thought in here; I love Glorious Broads’ feed (I will have to come back to IG one day) and yes, the price tag on that Anthro bag would piss me off too. Have a great week! xx

    • Anita Irlen says:


      I hope people weren’t overly offended by remark, but really, I know that bag cost some few dollars to make and I have to ask how much the person that made it was paid? xx

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