As you all know, I put out these blogs regularly with the idea they will reach the everyday woman in a real and down to earth way.
I do not own a clothing boutique, nor am I aligned with any clothing stores or receive any financial reimbursement for showcasing clothing products through my blogs.
My aim is to provide a virtual shopping experience for you, give you an idea of what’s out there and on trend, how to wear and hopefully inspire you in some way.
Now I realise that looks won’t appeal to everyone, that is normal and predicted!
The looks don’t always appeal to my personal style or body type either… and I am not a model!!
I am short, 5ft with lots of ‘bits’ wearing many clothes off the rack all within the 6 hours it takes to shoot – and I can tell you now, they often don’t fit!
It pains me greatly to see an imperfect outfit on myself; but I need to showcase many different options for you all not just those of my height, age, colour characteristics and body shape!
So you may have noticed we are bringing more women to the blog, not just myself to change things up a bit.
The volunteers we are bringing in will fill gaps in a variation of body shapes, styles and ages.
These everyday women are all different body shapes and sizes; generously volunteering their time and very nervous about being photographed!
Why haven’t we done this sooner?
Well, for the same reason we don’t post pictures of our clients or before or after shots.
We are fiercely protective of all women’s self-esteem and confidence, especially those who generously put their body on the line to help us out!
Sometimes… sadly more often than not… social media can bring out the not so kind comments that can do serious damage!
I don’t know what motivates such comments when negativity breeds negativity.
Perhaps there is a level of desensitisation due to there being no consequence to our comments that we see first hand?
While a negative comment may take 10 seconds to post and then forgotten, the pain caused by comments online is very real and lasting for those on the receiving end!
What I would love to see is more girl – female – women comradery towards each other.
Support of each other is such a beautiful thing and genuine respect for another human being for ‘giving it a go’.
In my Styling Academy, I heavily promote caring, supporting nurturing of each other.
To avoid judgement and criticism of each other.
Life is hard, why make it harder when all most of us are trying to do is our best!
Today’s blog is a rant, I know, but hopefully, a good one that gets the communication floodgates opening.
Would love to see some positive comments for our beautiful volunteers who are putting themselves out there and giving it a go for us all!
Be kind, be nice, support each other .. or maybe say nothing…
So now for the fashion!
As we talked about I am often showcasing the in-store trends, but today’s blog is so personal to me, that I thought I would give you an inside look into my very own wardrobe and pieces I love to wear!
Would love to hear your thoughts on today’s blog.