ABOUT


Buy less, choose well, make it last.”
― Vivienne Westwood


Welcome to The Private Life of a Girl a minimal lifestyle blog written by Sophie Davies, created for those interested in minimal style and simple living; inspiring and encouraging you to live a meaningful life with less.

Since its beginning in 2013, The Private Life of a Girl has become a space for people who are looking to simplify their lives and their style through achievable minimalism: getting rid of the things that do not make you happy to make room for things that do. A simpler way of living that is purposeful, intentional, and sustainable.

Passionate about quality craftsmanship and minimal style, Sophie uses the blog to showcase independent brands and makers from around the world, and encourages you to shop local, buy handmade, and support independent makers.


Sophie Davies


Sophie is a professional jewellery designer based in Birmingham, UK where she lives with her partner, Jack, their pets and an apartment full of plants. Sophie runs her business, Oh My Clumsy Heart, from a studio in the Jewellery Quarter.


My Journey To Minimalism / How Minimalism Changed My Life


minimal jewellery


Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something.”
― Nicholas Burroughs