One of the things that I am trying to achieve with my blog is sharing normal fashion for normal women as well as health and lifestyle tips. What I have noticed whilst researching other blogs though is how many of them are written by women who work or have worked in the fashion industry and whilst they are absolutely gorgeous with some wonderful content and photography, I am not sure we can realistically relate to them.
What got me started with following blogs myself was the ‘School Run Mums’, like me, running about every day whilst also trying to look stylish and enjoy fashion and generally on a budget. My favourites are School Gate Style, Style Guile and What Lizzie Loves but I am also getting to know some 40 and 50+ ladies via Instagram who I can really relate to.
I realised at the beginning of this blogging journey that I don’t have many occasions to dress up for, that most of my days are spent at home doing housework, exercise, lifts for my daughter etc and that actually being able to write about what I am wearing and take some photos gives me a bit of motivation to dress up and experiment with what I have in my wardrobe, rather than it just hanging there for a special occasion.
I am struggling with how on earth this wonderful photography is done though! Everyone seems so good at ‘mirror selfies’, I can’t get them right at all! Or they have a helpful photographer to hand. My photos are often me persuading my daughter to spare me five minutes after school or worse still my husband or son, who tend to rush it all.
This is not a criticism of all the wonderful fashion blogs that are out there, I love following them but I hope that my followers will learn to love my honesty and that I am really just like them!
I am learning ‘on the job’ and enjoying it.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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