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? Me… @that_mummy_smile
TELL US ABOUT YOU? I am a wife and mummy to two gorgeous boys. We live in Notting Hill, London and I am a blogger and Influencer. After studying Art and Design at UWE in Bristol, I landed my first job in Fashion Buying at Austin Reed in my early twenties, then progressing on to Laura Ashley and finally Topshop. I may have left the Fashion Industry behind in terms of career since becoming a Mother, however I do still love to keep my finger on the pulse when it comes to trends and style 😉
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? I like to think I make an effort! I know that when I’ve put some thought into how I present myself, my mood is lifted and it makes me feel good about myself. Those mornings when I just ‘can’t be bothered’ often result in me feeling dowdy for the whole day. I love any opportunity to dress up for an occasion…throw on some heels.. Over the years ‘comfort’ has crept right up to the top of the list of priorities. Years ago, I would suffer in the name of Fashion! Not so much now.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU? These days I feel hugely inspired by Style bloggers, because I spend so much time on social media! I’m inspired by fantastic mamas who are rocking it on Instagram.
DESCRIBE THE CURRENT STATE OF YOUR WARDROBE! It’s a total miss-match of STUFF! Strictly, I share it with Tye, but my pieces have totally taken over and he now only keeps his 4 suits hanging in there! In all honesty, I’ve only really been hanging things in the last 6mths…before then, I chucked everything in draws. Having it hanging though is so much more pleasant to trawl through- and visually see what I have.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST RECENT FASHION PURCHASE? I bought a red Panther bum bag from Topshop online (you can find it HERE). It’s fab, although the belt attachment only just does up around my chunky waist! I’d prefer it to be longer, so It can fall onto my hips, but oh well! Bought it about 2 weeks ago and STILL haven’t used it!
IS THERE A TREND YOU’RE LOVING RIGHT NOW? Im really into Prints and Colour. I’m loving the abundance of YELLOW 🙂
OLDEST ITEM IN YOUR WARDROBE YOU CAN’T SEEM TO PART WITH? Oh gosh, where do I start? I’m not the best at parting with things, because I always think that the trends come back around, so I hold on to pretty much everything (much to my husbands annoyance!). I have a Maternity leopard print blouse, which I bought when I was pregnant with Harry 9years ago that I can’t get rid of. As well as about 10 coats from my Topshop days over 10yrs ago….I had a thing for coats!
ANY FASHION FAILS YOU’VE MADE? I wore a nude dress to my cousin’s wedding a few years ago, which I failed to try on before arriving at the hotel we were staying at for the night. I wore it with a thong (believe me, it was the last time I ever wore one of those!) and hadn’t realised how short the dress was. And the WIND…. say no more.
IS THERE A PARTICULAR COLOUR YOU’RE DRAWN TO? Ive got more adventurous with playing with colour over the years. I went through a phase a while back on buying most things in black or white, but I’ve realised I can actually pull off colour. Saying that, I’m not very good at wearing blue.
FAVOURITE HIGH STREET BRAND AND WHY? Zara. I never fail to find something in there…although I must remember to be realistic with sizes! It’s so affordable and I believe there is something for everyone.
MOST TREASURED ACCESSORY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? A good Lippy.
HAS YOUR STYLE DIFFERED FROM PRE TO POST MOTHERHOOD? My body shape has determined what my style is now post motherhood. It probably shouldn’t but It definitely has. I’m not as confident with how I look and feel in most, but I’m working on it. Pre-children, and being 2 sizes smaller, I felt as though I could get away with wearing just about anything and pull it off! It takes a lot more effort these days.
WHAT MESSAGE WILL YOU BE GIVING (or do you already) TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT STYLE AND BODY CONFIDENCE? Raising two boys, I don’t want and I try not to ever put emphasis on theirs or anyone else’s body shape. We never label people thin or fat. I believe that if my children are ultimately HAPPY, that positive energy oozes from them. I want them to grow up to be happy and fulfilled. Confidence comes from within.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
LEOPARD OR STRIPE? Leopard
SECOND HAND OR DOUBLE CLICK? Second Hand. I LOVE vintage and charity shop finds 😉
HEELS OR FLATS? Heels
STATEMENT EARRINGS OR NECKLACE? Earrings
HOARDER OR CLEARER? no brainer… HOARDER!!!