After being featured on another blog, talking about personal style I realised that I could share a bit more about myself with you…
This particular blog features a new over 4o blogger each month, and I was overjoyed to be featured. The blogger – Sylvia of 40 Plus Style sent me the questions and I gave the answers, so I wanted to copy them here.
A huge thank you to you all xx
Also I can’t believe how much my readership has grown in the last year, and I just want to say “A huge thank you to all that keep coming back for a read” I am so happy to be finding so many new friends on here, and I really value your support. I never thought I would still be blogging a couple of years down the line, I guess I am just not confident enough in myself to think people will keep coming back !
Please do ask a question !
If there is anything you would like to ask that’s not included here please do ask ! Anything beauty or fashion related. Any tips you would like to ask. You could even drop me a quick email if you want to remain anonymous.
1) What age am I ?
A) I am the ripe age of 53 !
2) Do I feel you have a signature style ?
A) I try mainly to achieve a classic elegant look
3) What would I consider the most important components of your style ?
A) I can’t say that I have a favourite component . Shoes are a big thing for me, I like my heels high but comfortable !
4) Where do I live And how does this influence my style ?
A) I live in London ( Very near Twickenham Rugby Ground) As far as fashion is concerned in London Anything goes ! I never worry about how I look so long as I am comfortable with it.
5) Do I feel I have a signature style?
A) I’m not sure you would call it a signature style that I have. I like to wear Classic pieces with on trend accessories. I find this the easiest way to dress at a mature age and still be on trend. One thing is for sure, it will be a bargain fin that I will be wearing. No thousands of pounds wardrobe for me !
6) What inspires my outfit choices the most ?
A) Oh there is so much inspiration out there ! Magazines, Fashion bloggers, and Social media is where I go to look. I really have to take my height and body shape into consideration when I dress. Being petite can make dressing a little harder, I like to wear fitted clothes to compensate. I feel that fitted gives an illusion of height. As does colour. I guess that’s why I’m so monochromatic. To appear taller. Red’s Browns and bright colours seem to suit me well. I’m starting to steer away from black. This is making me look washed out. Navy, Brown and Grey will be my staple winter colours.
7) Has my style changed after becoming over 40 ?
A) I don’t think my style has changed much since turning 40. I do think about accessories more for completing a look, but that’s really the only change. Silk scarves have become a favourite accessory, you can hide a wrinkly neck well with those !
8) Do I believe in dressing age appropriately ?
A) I believe in dressing in whatever makes you look good and feel great. I don’t like overly low tops or really short shorts and skirts, but I have stuck to that rule since a young age.
9) Would I say at this stage of my life I am now more or less interested in style, fashion and the way I look ?
A) My interest in fashion has been huge an has not changed since I was twelve, when I bought my first Vogue magazine with my lunch money ! Eat or look at all those glossy beautiful clothes ? The Vogue won ! Naughty I know, I guess you could say I am fashion filled every day now. I’m either posting about it or reading other bloggers inspo.
10) Why is the way I look important to me ?
A) The way I look is very important to me. Well, it effects everything doesn’t it? If I feel I don’t look good it can effect your whole mood. I think the importance of it stems from my upbringing.
My mother has always dressed impeccably and still does at the ripe age of 85.
11) Do I follow trends, and if so which trends excite me at the moment ?
A) I love to follow trends, always. I like to guess/predict them too. I love the new cold shoulder tops,I have recently purchased one. I think I will style mine with a silk scarf. Too much old neck would be on show for my liking, so although I have one of these tops I will be cautious on how I style it.The shoulders never age so that’s a bonus !
12) Do I have any style tips for women over 40 ?
A) Be comfortable and ask yourself if you love what your wearing. If you love it your confidence will shine through.
Confidence = Style
On a less romantic note: Underwear. If you use the right foundations underneath, like a good fitting bra, body briefs or slip, that can make all the difference to how you look in that outfit.
So what do you think of my answers? What would your answer be ? Remember to throw a question at me, Please do ! Don’t forget to tick the comment box for your answer
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