Here’s her Street Style Mums interview:
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Relaxed. I’m a fan of classic shapes and pieces and I like to add a bit of sparkle or colour with statement jewellery, scarves and accessories.
Q: Have you always dressed this way?
A: No. I used to work in the corporate world in a suit and at home I’d be relaxed. There was an ‘on duty / off duty’ element to my wardrobe. These days since becoming a mum, my work, home and wardrobe are all blended – there is no divide! I have a complete collection of clothes that I wear regularly and I get more value for money out of each piece. On that note, a tip I have if you don’t have a massive choice in clothes, is to change your handbag to change your look. A handbag always fits and will update your look instantly!
Q: How important do you think it is to have style when you’re a mum?
A: How you look makes a big difference to how you feel and feeling good makes a massive difference to your personal confidence and self esteem. My hair and skin (two things I ‘wear’ every single day) get a special effort. I wouldn’t leave the house without checking both, and I always apply mascara and brush my hair before setting out!
Q: If you have limited time, what are the essentials you do before leaving the house?
A: My essentials are putting my hair up; lip gloss and mascara on. Being a mum is a challenging job so I take 5 minutes to ensure that I look good as it helps.
Q: Do you think you ‘lose yourself’ when you have kids and if so, how do you stop that happening?
A: For me, having children changed my life. I was an employee and now I’m a self employed freelancer. It took me several years to adjust to life as a mum, my identity was connected to my work, and I had my work life, family life and friendships all in different boxes. Now these areas are interconnected and I prefer my life now. I’m striving to achieve the life I want to live.
Q: What are you wearing today? Where is it from?
A: My statement necklace is from M&S Autograph Collection, £25
I wear a lot of relaxed jersey layers. These two tops are both M&S.
High waisted bootleg black jeans are from NEXT.
My Pandora bracelet was a ‘push present’ for Hugo’s birth! (Ed note: A gift you get for pushing your baby out!) The kids bought me all the beads on various occasions.
Military boots from All Saints. I only do heels when the occasion involves taxis. I like ‘cab shoes’!
Wool coat – All Saints.
Grey handbag, Storksak.
My watch is an Omega Constellation. It was my 18th birthday present from Mum and Dad. They both have one too, and my brother!
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