Who I am and what I’m like
- I swear. like a lot!
- I was born in the Wirral (over the water from Liverpool) to Indian parents in the 70’s. They would later divorce. My childhood unfortunately wasn’t a very happy one. Racism was rife during the 80s and it was something I faced every day while being the only ‘brown’ family living on a council estate. Still, this experience would prepare me for the future ‘me’ and then make me the strong, feisty and determined little lady who would create a happy and wonderful life.
- I’m off the market – hoorah 🙌 and have been for 13 years. I married my best friend who as cliched as it may sound, is the love of my life. We met at work and he was my best friend before we actually ‘got together’. I’ve never looked back ❤️
- We have a little boy who is a 12 years old and is a ’mini’ me version of the both of us. Thomas gets his looks from Daddy but his ‘funny’ from me. Thomas adores his Daddy and the relationship they have together is nothing short of magical.
- At the age of 4, Thomas was diagnosed with mild autism. The few years after his diagnosis were the most difficult. Coping mechanisms for various situation, structure and patience were things that needed to be learnt in a ‘new’ way. I’m in the process of writing a number of blogs about this as I have so many things I’d like to share in the hope that anything that we have learnt could potentially help someone else. I’d like to mention at this point that Thomas is now 12 years old and is doing incredibly well at High School. I count myself the lucky one to be his Mummy
- Aside from fashion and home style, my other huge love is for gardening. Boring for some but for me, I’ve found something in life that I have a genuine love for, something that has the ability to provide me with a sense of calm and peace in my soul but something that also gives me muscles and a six pack 😁 for around 5 months every year. I get to nurture plants like they were children and feed my obsession for my love of roses of which I have 19. I know 🤦🏽♀️
1. Honestly? I’m the most comfortable in my pj’s. I’ll say that from the start 😆 During the colder months, I love nothing but slothing about in my comfies.
2. I’m a Highstreet girl. Primark, H&M, Zara, Mango and Topshop are my go to highstreet, online and instore favourites. I also love my trainers. A huge fan of the brand Veja (for their sustainability ethos which is second to none), Adidas – I own Stan Smiths, Gazelles and Superstars.
3. Sustainability. Rewear. Thrift – At the beginning of this year I made a conscious decision to think about my purchases a lot more carefully. I’ve written a series of blogs about this (the first of which I’ve already posted). I love charity shops and am rewearing a lot more clothes that I already own. This has been so interesting to me as a ‘style blogger’ but re-styling pieces that are already in my wardrobe is actually a lot of fun and this whole process of ‘re-wear’, has already taught me that if you buy the ‘right’ classic pieces, you can get so much more wear out of them.
4. I don’t do ‘trend pieces’. I don’t own a single item of ‘pleather’ and I’ve learnt that pieces like the ‘Shacket’ are created to fill a gap during a seasonal transition. These are what I personally deem as ‘non-classic’ pieces that I feel won’t stand the test of time. Sorry 😬 I see the trend pieces on Instagram and honestly, find it quite boring when so many people are wearing the same type of ‘in’ piece. Sorry again 🤥
5. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll be aware of my love for boots which began last Autumn. I had so many comments for a number of the boots that I purchased from a brand called ‘Linzi Shoes’, that quite a few of my followers actually picked them up too.
I worked from home for many years and now that I’m at ‘stay at home mum’, I hadn’t bought any, what I call, ‘proper’ shoes for over 7 years. That’s a long time right? In my ‘younger’ days, I was all about the 3 or 4 inch heel that I could totter around in with no problem. Apparently I still can 😃 Don’t get me wrong, as I’ve already mentioned, I love my trainers but for me, there is definitely a place for boots when wearing short skirts or trousers. I’ve picked up so many more boots from Linzi shoes and I can’t rate them highly enough.
Blogging to me is all about honesty. It’s how I post to my Instagram account and it’s how I’m going to be writing and sharing on here. I’m an older and wiser lady (that word always sounds so old to me 🤣) and not being truly transparent is something I’ve never really done. Of course, there are times when not speaking are the best words of all but learning from ‘foot in mouth is also something that I’ve learnt from. Mostly 😁