Thursday, 22 August 2013


This blog post is about nightwear. How much is too much? Why is everything nowadays manufactured from polyester and nylon mixed together to create modal?

For my night clothes to be comfortable I have found that my nightwear has to be cotton. When I was growing up that's all you could get for nightwear and I don't understand why this has changed in the last few years.

My nightwear up until today for the last year has been from The White Company and was made from modal. I had to replace all my nightwear with new this year as it had stretched considerably.

So I decided to look for natural materials and ethically produced nightwear. I stumbled upon the People Tree website and I purchased their stripe pocket tee and a pair of their melange pyjama bottoms in grey. The quality is second to none and the cotton feels thick. I will definitely be adding more People Tree items to my wardrobe soon.

So when it comes to nightwear, how much is too much? Well I have found the perfect number for me. My nightwear drawer now consists of, two pairs of pyjamas and a nighty, one bath robe and one pair of slippers. Alongside these I would also include two pairs of bedsocks for those chillier nights.

- Louise

Saturday, 10 August 2013

The Mole House, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Brit Boutique loves to support independent boutiques and British craftsmanship. So on my travels I was so happy to come across The Mole House. The Mole House is based in Kelso in the Scottish Borders and is owned by Claire Mole. The Mole House stocks a wide range of products from pottery, mirrors made by Claire herself, things for children and Sheila Fleet jewellery. It was in Claire's shop that my love for Sheila Fleet started.

In the display cabinets at The Mole House there is a wide range of Sheila Fleet jewellery on offer, which makes choosing a little difficult as each piece is beautiful. So after a lot of looking I settled on the Rowan pendant in sage green enamel. Every piece of Sheila Fleet Jewellery comes beautifully packaged and lovingly made in Orkney.

All of Sheila Fleet's jewellery comes presented with a romance card describing the jewellery. The jewellery piece I chose I absolutely love and I wear it often. The pendant also features a moonstone and the chain is adjustable from 16 inches to 18 inches.

On my return home from The Mole House I requested a catalogue from Sheila Fleet and I plan to purchase my future jewellery purchases through The Mole House. My Sheila Fleet wish list is bound to increase, maybe there will be more Sheila Fleet on the horizon soon?

The Mole House is on Facebook and also on the web -
Sheila Fleet jewellery can be found here -

- Louise