I’ve always loved fashion. Not the ‘hot of the catwalk’ or ‘must imitate my favourite celebrities’ sense, but in a sense that’s all about expressing who I am through the clothes that I wear. Whether it’s keeping it casual with jeans and a tee, or vamping it up with heels and a boob-enhancing dress, or somewhere in-between when I know a classically cut dress will always do be right, what I adorn my body with is a huge part of who I am. I love to shop and always have, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to invest in classic pieces or quality garments that will last longer than a season, as well as opting for more flattering cuts rather than just what’s hot in the shops right now. Fashion blogging was always the last thing on my mind, but when presented with the opportunity to document some of my favourite outfits (notably when Kirsty from Fashion For Lunch just told me she was going to start taking my photo!) it was hard to say no… Over the last few months I’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing some of my looks, but the process has definitely taught me a things about outfit creation that I never realised before.
Have you ever gotten ready of a morning, looked in the mirror feeling fabulous, and then caught a glimpse of yourself in a shop window and wondered what on earth you were thinking? Yeah, imagine that but instead of a shop window it’s 500 photographs. An outfit that I think is super cute at home doesn’t always look good in the real world, and the issue is more times than not that there’s not enough going on. Denim is a firm favourite of mine, but without some bold accessories and a statement coat it can start to channel ‘mum and the school gates’ (nothing wrong with that – it’s just that I was going for ‘hot lady that can still totally rock Topshop’!) Rather than choosing one item I want to wear and throwing on the rest, I’m starting to visualise a whole look instead. Check me!