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.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog to inspire you. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about health, menopause, fitness, beauty and style with a focus on the over 50's.
Subscribe below to receive regular updates by email:
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my 50s. I started this blog in 2016 with the purpose of helping other women at this stage of life. I’m delighted that my blog has grown to over 13k visitors per month. Visit my Work with Me page and request my Media Kit for details of product reviews, blogging services and social media content creation.
Join my mailing list (above) for regular updates and don’t forget to look at my social media pages too..