Friday, 5 May 2017

15 Things About Me ( & #Passion4Fashion Link Up)


Thought I'd do something a little different today instead of an outfit post (as, honestly this week has kinda not gone to plan). You guys come here each week and link up your lovely selves and comment on the fashion posts, well maybe now is a good time to tell you a little more about the girl behind the outfits ( I did write the girl behind the clothes, but that sounded like im some kind of naturist.. of which i am not). SO here you go 15 facts about me. And so this isn't one sided. Comment below with a fact about you! Or i do a 15 things about you post yourself and link it below! I would love to hear more about you!


1. I am 32, but actually told someone this morning i was 34.. I often loose track of my age. I don't feel it though, and having a teenage daughter baffles me as i still feel 18 myself most of the time. I'm that person who always looks for a more adultey adult in a room..

2. I have 4 step children (two of which aren't children; they're adults and one is having a baby, making me a  34  32 year old step grandmother (lol), and 1 son of my very own making. I love them all.

3. My sister is my bestie. Talking 20 thousand times a day is the norm.

4. I love shoes. Always have. I love how shoes don't judge and don't change with weight gain/loss, they just always look great. I used to buy crazy high heels, but my love has now changed to great flats or low heels and even sneakers, and i'm totally ok with that!

5. I was a complete tomboy as a child and hated dresses and makeup and dolls. I would be the girl that looked like Stig of the dumb, climbing trees, falling out of them and playing in the park

6. I've never really known what i wanted to be when i grow up.. i'm still trying to decide.

7. I am ridiculously clumsy.. Keep your precious things away from me.

8. Speaking of clumsy I broke my wrist when i was 11, just before i started high school. My first term was me in a cast up to my shoulder as i broke my wrist so badly and tore the cartilage.

9.I am super super chatty. If we ever meet i can talk for britain. I can't stand awkward silences in conversations so i will happily fill them. I'm really good at retaining anything you may tell me except for your name.. I ALWAYS forget names.

10. Being super chatty people automatically think I'm confidant. I'm not. I like to hide my insecurities behind being chatty. It usually works.

11. I have a lot of patience and am generally very laid back

12. I have been Vegan for one year and will never go back :)

13. I always have my nails painted, my kids children always notice that i have colourful nails. Its just my thing.. i feel like i have my shit together just that little bit if my nails are done. Plus my dishpan hands need as much help as they can get.

14. I started this blog as a way to get myself out of my pjs and joggers. After having my son i spent most of the first year looking like a pyjama clad whale ( yeh, i put on a lot of weight). I had always loved style and fashion, so my sister convinced me to start a blog, something that was very new here in the UK 6 years ago.

15. When people ask what i do I still feel embarrassed when i say "I'm a style blogger" especially when they look at me in my dog walking get-up and i can see the thought of "Really? You?" cross their minds ;)

Annnd if you made it through that, well done! Now tell me something about you in the comments!


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19 comments

  1. When you tell people that your a blogger! That can take ages to describe! A lot of women I know of my age group just don't get it! And men are even worse! I enjoy introducing them though. Surprisingly at lot of women I know don't go any further than Facebook!
    Have a great weekend xx

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  2. I love these types of posts! My fact: I share my birthday with Barbie and when I was about 8, I was invited (along with every other 9th March baby) to attend a birthday party for her). I refused as I was a complete tomboy at the time (I didn't wear a skirt until I was 16) and still sometimes regret this decision.

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  3. I loved learning more about you, Rachel! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who loses track of their age...
    Happy weekend :)

    www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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  4. I'm a shoe girl too!! And I say the same thing---because I can gain weight and they still fit! But I've been trying to curb my passion a little. I've only gotten 1 new pair this entire year---shocking!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  5. Love getting to know you better! I totally loose track of my age all the time! I feel you on being embarrassed, just bc we are style bloggers doesn't mean we have our SH*T 24/7! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Julie | https://scorseofstyles.com

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  6. TFS! I can never remember how old I am either. Maybe that's a good thing!

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  7. I love posts like this we when get to learn about the blogger. I still think of my self as 23, and that was a looooooong time ago. Great post!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  8. I always hate having to explain to curious strangers why I am taking pictures of myself. I am sure people have thought the really you? When I explain that I have a blog. I love shoes and jackets and purses. Really clothes.

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  9. I am a shoe lover too! Love that you never need to worry about your size changing with them!

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  10. Hehe. I can never remember names either, but I could remember them as a K teacher. Id come home and have 30 of the kids names memorzied, but can't remember an adults name 2 min after they tell me. I love that about telling someone your a fashion blogger, as I usually follow it with " Im not dressed my best today... " I can relate! I enjoyed reading more about you.
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  11. What a wonderful post! It was cool to get to know you a bit more. I am also a total shoeaholic and always have been. :)

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  12. with the exception of Vegan and patient we would be total soulmates. Step mom to two amazing musicians and I could live on PB and banana

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  13. Wow that must be crazy to have a stepchild that's a teenager at 32! I'm not that far away from you in age myself ... I'm 29. I have a friend like you, though, who married a guy who was older than her and had kids from a previous marriage. She loves the step mom life.

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  14. Thank you for the insight. I enjoyed getting to know you better.
    Marilyn

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  15. I loved reading these things about you, Rachel! And so many I have related to! I also was a tomboy and refused to wear dresses until I was in my 30's! My sister and I talk about a thousand times a day and we never run out of things to discuss. She also is the one who pushed me to start my blog! I also am laid back, patient, super chatty, and not nearly as confidant as people assume. At 42, I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up...and telling people that I am a fashion blogger usually causes me to cringe at my own words! Thanks so much for sharing these bits about yourself! It was super fun to read.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  16. I would like to thank you for your nicely written post

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