Ever been intrigued to see what your favourite Inflencers have in their wardrobes? Want to know where they like to shop, what their favourite items are and discover their most treasured accessories? This new Series of mine lets us discover the truth behind the style, the old clobber among the new and reveal the stories within the wardrobe.
That Mummy Smile
Wednesday’s Wardrobe Presents….
WHO? Emma Paton aka Finlay Fox
TELL US ABOUT YOU? I’m a 37 year old mum of two and live in Stoke Newington, London with my husband, Liam. I have a kids and mums fashion & lifestyle blog/ instagram called Finlay Fox and used to be a fashion buyer at Boden. I love fashion, interiors (we are in the middle of some house renovations at the moment), food, wine and travel.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? A real mix! I love print and colour and have recently taken a liking to statement trousers. I have a lot of dresses and jumpsuits as they are so easy to wear but my standard mum uniform is often jeans or dungarees. I do love vintage clothes and have quite a few accessories I inherited from my Grandma (including an amazing Hermes scarf collection) but sadly don’t have the time to shop in vintage stores like I used to! I find it easy to comfort dress but always love to make more of an effort if I’m going to an event or press day as it makes me feel much more confident.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU? My Grandma definitely inspired me but also my sisters, friends, social media and Pinterest. I love living in London as you get so much inspiration from people around you. I love Erica Davies and The Frugality (not very original I know).
DESCRIBE THE CURRENT STATE OF YOUR WARDROBE! I did recently clear it out but only half heartedly… when we move into the loft conversion next month I will do another cull as I do like to hoard things. I have been buying a few Spring pieces so it is starting to look a little fresher and more enticing (I’m 100% a summer girl!) and I can’t wait to hide the knitwear away.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST RECENT FASHION PURCHASE? I bought a few pieces from Warehouse recently including a gorgeous light blue floral floaty dress. I’m hoping to wear it smart with heels or relaxed over jeans and trainers. I love pieces that can really be worn in lots of ways as I get my cost per wear out of them!
IS THERE A TREND YOU’RE LOVING RIGHT NOW? I love florals so am pleased to see they aren’t going anywhere as I have so many in my wardrobe!
OLDEST ITEM IN YOUR WARDROBE YOU CAN’T SEEM TO PART WITH? I have a 1920’s style dropped waist beaded dress that I wore to my brother in laws wedding and then on the night before I got married, it’s probably 9 or 10 years old… but I’m sure I have some older things lurking in there!
ANY FASHION FAILS YOU’VE MADE? So many! Probably most of the slutty outfits I wore at uni for the themed nights they used to put on in the student union!
IS THERE A PARTICULAR COLOUR YOU’RE DRAWN TO? Red, I think it’s bold and brave and luckily I suit it quite well.
FAVOURITE HIGH STREET BRAND AND WHY? I have always loved Whistles but sadly my budget no longer stretches that far so Zara and Topshop are my go to High Street stores.
MOST TREASURED ACCESSORY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? Red lipstick
HAS YOUR STYLE DIFFERED FROM PRE TO POST MOTHERHOOD? Yes, I think I’m actually braver in my style now and wear more jumpsuits and dresses than I used to.
WHAT MESSAGE WILL YOU BE GIVING (or do you already) TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT STYLE AND BODY CONFIDENCE? That we all come in different shapes and sizes and that is normal and OK. If we all looked the same how boring would the world be? It’s about finding clothes and a style that suit you, your body and personality. Also show off what you love and embrace what you don’t.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
LEOPARD OR STRIPE? Both in equal measure
SECOND HAND OR DOUBLE CLICK? Double Click these days
HEELS OR FLATS? Flats
STATEMENT EARRINGS OR NECKLACE? Statement earrings
HOARDER OR CLEARER? Hoarder
Emma is one of my closest Instamums. She has a fantastic blog over at www.finlayfox.com and you can find her on Instagram @finlay_fox where you’ll see snippets of her beautiful children Finlay and Violet, style inspiration and gift guides. Oh and keep your eyes peeled on her most recent project…her house reno!