Wednesday, February 25, 2015


By Emily Beetleshack
The original author of The Beetle Shack, Emily is a chronic over sharer and collector of unnecessary consumer goods. In a past life Emily was a high school Visual Arts teacher. She always enjoyed the ‘naughty’ kids the most; the ones who were resistant to following the rules and questioned the boundaries. They were interesting, challenging and funny. When she was pregnant with her first child she could be heard saying, “I hope I have a cheeky child, one that speaks his mind and is rebellious in nature”. Unsurprisingly, she did. In the archives of the Beetle Shack you'll find her tales of raising her own ‘spirited’ children whilst swanning about the house dressed as a fruit salad.

There's just something about a good stripe that say's 'done', don't you think? Add one striped piece to your outfit and you're ready to walk out the door.

I'm wearing new season stripes from the Bohemian Traders 'Sports Luxe' collection. Made from seriously scrumptious French Terry Cotton - thick and comfortable. Very easy wearing.


look one
French Terry Striped Dress | size 10

look two
Raglan Sleeve Tee | size 12
Plaid Button Down | size 10
Sally Slouch Pant | size 10

look three
Oversized Deep V Tee | size 10
Striped Sally Jacket | size 10
Wide Leg Jean | size 10


  1. You look absolutely stunning. Such great pieces here: denim, stripes and red plaid shirt.

  2. I love all three looks, you look perfect! But if I had to choose, my favorite look is your third look. I love the wide leg trousers with the cardigan. I think I need to go buy some stripes now!

    Ginger Side of Life

  3. SO happy wide leg and flare jeans are back!!!!


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em