I am now officially in my mid 30’s and as a mummy of 2 I can’t get away with short skirts and lots of cleavage anymore. My poor boobs definitely need a helping hand but now it’s more bra and less wonder that’s required.My working wardrobe consists of black or navy business suits and sensible high heels. On my days off I am normally make-up free,hair scraped up on top of my head running around after 2 kids, so jeans, t-shirt and Converse is as stylish as I get. So when I do get the chance to go out whether it be cocktails with the girls or a night away with Lee I like to get dressed up for the occasion.Now my taste in fashion is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I think if you feel good in your clothes that’s all that matters. I was brought up in the 80’s the era of dayglo colours & acid wash jeans.My mum needs to take part of the blame for my ‘Flamingo’ dress sense as she was the one dressing me in ra-ra skirts and leg warmers when all the other girls my age were still wearing pink frilly dresses and Clarks buckle shoes.She never followed the fashion rules and now in her 60’s she still has long blonde hair down her back and rocks leather trousers while watching punk bands. I have a lot to live up to !!
In my teenage years, Sex & the City was huge and it was a major influence on my style. I’m not sure Blackpool was my Manhattan and the nearest I ever came to Manolo Blahniks was looking at them in the window of Selfridge’s, but the quirky style of Carrie Bradshaw struck a chord with me. I may not have been able to buy high fashion but my addiction to buying vintage clothes off e-bay and in charity shops started around this time. As I got older and could afford to spend a little more on my wardrobe I have treated myself to the odd designer handbag or posh dress but truthfully this is few and far between as it’s hard to justify £400 on a handbag when it could be spent on clothing the kids for a full year.
I am a lot more comfortable with myself in my 30’s and I think this means I am able to be a bit more daring with my style. After 2 kids my stomach is no longer for pubic display but I am lucky enough to still be slim and have a nice figure. My style is normally quite feminine with lots of dresses and high heels but I do enjoy wearing the occasional crazy item like my recently purchased silver glitter ankle boots from Primark which I accessorised with a pair of Minnie Mouse ears last weekend ( I did attend a kid’s fancy dress party ). Fashion should be fun and I always have fun in my clothes.I don’t intend to ever conform to the fashion ideas of others. I like being an individual and I like standing out from the crowd. My style may change but my mantra won’t, Life is too short to be a Pigeon.
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