My fashion & style challenge {a vlog}

My style and fashion challenge

Becoming a Mama-of-twins nearly four years ago has been the most amazing experience of my life. But (without-a-doubt) one of the biggest effects that it has had on me is that it completely changed my outlook and feeling towards fashion and style.

Before I got pregnant with my babies I absolutely LOVED fashion, shopping and knew all the latest trends. My weaknesses were coats, bags and shoes! I would dress incredibly smart for work and loved getting dressed up at weekends.

Now that the twins are almost four, I feel well past that ‘baby-fog stage’ and I therefore have that passion for everything fashion & style once more. But nowadays I don’t really know what to wear! I can’t (and don’t want to) wear super high-heels now, it’s flats all the way! Plus I need to be practical for the school run, meetings with clients and for running errands. But I do want to make an effort and look good too.

So I am currently seeking out what is hot and on trend again now. Trying to find looks that flatter me, give me a little glamour, but that also let me carry on being a busy Mum-of-two.

Here’s a little more about this in this short vlog – all about my feelings towards fashion and my new fashion & style challenge!

Fancy joining in with me too?!

Love, Jess x

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14 Comments

  1. Flying solo
    August 18, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    I am totally with you on this one I’m now over 40 ( just) and I sold my business last year and no longer go to an office or meet clients and yet I’m always busy running errands, I still have 2 children, although only 1 that I run around after, I’m usually found renovating a property now and so can often be in my paint clothes getting lucky and I have lost my mojo with clothes too, I don’t really know want suits me anymore, my weight yo yo’s all the time and so reluctant to spend too much as it ends up being sold! I did try this summer to introduce colour as I’m often wearing black! So went a lot for navy & lime and white that was dating enough for me and have decided to embrace my bigger size for now. I am always looking for inspiration but never find any and so often stick to what I know , which is jeans and tops, Iv got many a flip flop and love my Skechers they are so comfy and have some small heeled ankle boots for dressing up my jeans a bit but I don’t do heels anymore either! Iv sold them all recently when I had a clear out. Help me too!

    • August 20, 2016 / 12:45 pm

      It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut when there is no ‘need’ to dress up – parenthood is one example! I am trying to find clothes I feel good in but that are practical too which is so hard! Good luck and keep me posted too xx
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  2. August 18, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I think you always look lovely Jess (and I love your new fringe too) but it’s a nice challenge (even if I don’t think you need to do anything in the style stakes!) and I look forward to seeing the updates.
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  3. August 19, 2016 / 8:56 am

    Good luck Jess. You already look stylish though, so you don’t really need luck! Looking forward to seeing what you try. I’be recently starting to try and add more colour to my wardrobe and it’s great fun! Jemma x
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    • August 20, 2016 / 12:46 pm

      Thanks! I have noticed that yes and I love your outfit choices – colour is a great way of making a look feel brighter! Thanks! xx
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  4. August 19, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    I was the same pre kids, I was all about the fashion and it is something I miss. However I’m now pregnant with my 3rd child so I don’t think its going to get any better for me for quite some while! I am loving your fringe I’m always tempted to get one but I always struggle with the maintenance of it!
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    • August 20, 2016 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks lovely! Pregnancy and I did not go well together and I struggled to wear anything nice at all..! I was huge! 😉 I’m excited to change my style and get some new looks xx
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  5. August 20, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    This is a fantastic challenge! Again, I agree with you. I am still trying to get used to my post-baby body. I have always been a casual girl, but never buy things for myself anymore. I might make a goal to buy one item each month that I love. Good Luck with your challenge! xx
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  6. August 28, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Love the vlog Jess and couldn’t be more with you. Now that G has arrived I can’t wait to get back into fashion again. I have quite a bit of toning up to do as I feel quite self conscious about my bum and belly at the minute but I’ve just started back exercising and am really looking forward to choosing clothes I want to wear again rather than what fits and what doesn’t have sick on.
    Like you say it’s a different type of style that I now need to find as I need to wear flat shoes to run around after my two little men and as I spend a lot of time kneeling and bending down it needs to be comfortable and practical. I’m looking forward to having some fun with it though. Good Luck! xx
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    • August 31, 2016 / 12:54 pm

      I love your style and can’t wait to see what you wear – keep me posted xx
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  7. September 4, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Hi there Jess. Ive enjoyed reading your blog and just watched your Vlog re post baby fashion. As a Stylist, I come across many women with the same issues as you. And, myself becoming a mum 12 years ago, I can totally sympathise with you as yes, our bodies do ‘morph’ into something different than before. Usually its the hips become rounder and I dont think the tummy is ever the same again! I guess all I can recommend is to embrace the change and re-evaluate clothing so that it suits your figure ‘now’. A good Wardrobe Edit is the way to go and with my clients I would do a Body Proportion Analysis to work out how their body is ‘put together’. As Flying Solo has mentioned, wearing black & neutrals seems to be the most common issues that I come across, so many women just dont do colour! As a Colour Analyist, I can really recommend having your colours done so that you have the knowledge to choose your most ‘ultimate’ colours for your skin toning. It truly makes such a difference!
    Im looking forward to seeing more of your clothing examples on your blog but I think you are looking fabulous so far. Cheers to you!

    • September 5, 2016 / 9:23 am

      Wow thanks for the tips and really appreciated the comment xx

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