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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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Boden Summer Fashion in Tuscany

When we pack for Summer in Italy, it’s always a happy time, as we know the weather is guaranteed to be brilliant and we can actually wear the summer dresses and clothes we’ve wanted to all year. This year would be extra fun too, as our daughter is now a toddler and we have fun dressing-up together and in my books, twinning is winning with your little ones! One of my favourite brands, Boden also do a fantastic label for the little’uns called Mini Boden and we decided we’d rock a bit of Boden summer fashion on our holiday…

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