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Rediscovering my style in my thirties

There’s this moment when it feels like people start to notice you again after having babies. “You’re looking really great”. “You’ve got a spring in your step”. For me, that’s been at about the same time with both of my children, approximately 9-10 months after giving birth. Something just clicked and I felt ready, both physically and mentally to focus on myself a little bit again.

The same sort of thing happened when I entered my thirties I think. People noticed me less, I was happily married, comfortable and not as bothered about impressing people. With my thirties, came a new sense of self-confidence and generally, I’m pretty happy with the person I am, the friend I am, the wife I am.

Both entering my thirties and having babies has left me in a sort of no-man’s-land when it comes to my personal style and what I enjoy wearing. My overly-stuffed wardrobe is in a constant state of limbo – things I used to wear before I became pregnant (in my twenties) and the things I’m wearing because my body isn’t yet back to it’s optimum weight or shape. I purchase items to disguise the bits about my body that I’m not currently happy with, which in turn, leaves me frustrated as I don’t feel like they reflect my style or how I feel, or even really suit me. Can you relate?

I’m now at a point where I’m rediscovering my style, and here’s why…

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Not enough hours in the day with JORD wood watch

**[Gifted-Ad]: This beautiful watch was gifted to me by Jord. I feel very lucky and one of the amazing things about being a blogger, is getting to discover brands you’ve never heard of before. So, as always, I wouldn’t write about it if I didn’t genuinely love the brand and think you guys might like it too!**

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll hear me talking a lot on my stories about time or lack thereof! As a working mum of two, I run my own businesses and therefore maternity leave this time round was non-existent. Instead, I was back to work with my 2-week old baby and he comes everywhere with me: to meetings, events and coffees. I wouldn’t have it any other way but I have never been so fixated on time as I am now, purely because, there just isn’t enough hours in the day!

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A day in the life of me…

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Being a “mumboss”, the juggle is real! I find I have to slip effortlessly from mum, to content creator, to CEO, to wife and back to mum again – sometimes all within the same hour!

An average week day for me looks like this:

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These Boots Are Made for Walking

Being pregnant means you don’t fit into your usual clothes, fact. Despite some more exciting and appealing ranges of maternity fashion out there these days, you can still be left feeling frumpy and bored with your daily clothing selection. It’s also a pain to spend lots of money on a new wardrobe which has a very limited lifespan. So this pregnancy, I’ve invested in a few key pieces, I’ve worn things from my first pregnancy and I’ve tried to make non-maternity fashion work for me where I can.

Don’t get me wrong, if money were no issue I’d happily buy everything going in maternity-version, but I have to be realistic. So my winter “looks” (if you can call them that – I’m no fashionista), have consisted of a hybrid of maternity and non-maternity pieces…

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