My Style at 35

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.

What is your favourite outfit to wear? Are you rocking your clothes or are your clothes rocking you? Leave me some comments below.




7 responses to “My Style at 35”

  1. Crummy Mummy says:

    I’m now on the wrong side of 35 and my style is ‘mummiform’ – leggings, nursing vest & mum bun with either Birkenstocks or Uggs depending on the season! #postsfromtheheart

  2. Kate says:

    I am struggling to find a style since having my children. My figure isn’t anywhere near as nice as it was and nothing fits the same. I’m finding it a difficult transition but I’m sure I’ll find myself again! I admire your confidence and flair. You look great!! #postsfromtheheart

  3. five little doves says:

    At 37 I often worry at what point do I become too old for certain shops and certain styles. I went in Topshop the other week and felt like a geriatric, but I guess it’s all about inner confidence and what you can pull off. I tend to live in jeans in the day, and on a night out glam it up as much as possible with heels and a nice top. I used to wear short dresses and low cut tops and sky scraper shoes, these days I am way more about comfort and warmth!!! #postsfromtheheart

  4. fridgesays says:

    #PostFromTheHeart yes to this! i bloody love a frill…im 34 and own several tutu’s that i like to mix up with leather jackets, denim jackets and converse. I only use clutch handbags at they are completely impractical / usually sparkly and i don’t conform but i do like colour. For work i go high high with high heels and ted Baker Dresses are my staple – life is too short for dull M&S black trousers and dull accessories. Also, how friggin cute are those fox trousers!

  5. Mummy Times Two says:

    Looking very glam in all of these lovely lady. I’m not sure I know what style is these days… if that is I ever did! #PostsFromTheHeart

  6. Go you!!!! 🙂 My style has taken a nosedive since having a baby, but it’s something I’m hoping to work on. I wear my mum uniform of jeans, a cardi and a t-shirt far too often currently! #PostsFromTheHeart

  7. I’m a little older than you but I still love to rock the latest trends though I’ve realised that I just can’t’ get away with some of them anymore, and neither do I want to. My frillly H&M shirt and dungas are a good go-to at the moment but it’ll change soon. T-shirts with captions on them are good too, with a long skirt and my trusty stan smiths. #postsfromtheheart

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