My other problem is I feel stuck in a no-style rut. Working in a secondary school (although on maternity leave) I am very conscious about wearing so-called "fast fashion" as it's so embarrassing bumping into a student who's wearing a similar outfit to you yet rocking it so much better than you. However, I don't want to be a boring mum either.
I find myself veering towards country styles due to my love of Country Living magazine and the fact that I still dream of owning my own little cottage (like Kate Winslet's in the Holiday) with chickens and stuff - think tweeds, knits and layers, tea dresses, wellies with chunky socks etc.
I also love Red magazine and the style of the women who appear in it's features. To me they are smart and often attractive but normal looking (not the stick thin model fashion feature bits).
My next love is Holly Willoughby, when I think of her I think of lovely dresses.
Next is Louise Redknapp, to me she is smart casual and I love that she often wears tops that are loose and flowing not skin tight.
Now, my current girl crush is Zooey Deschanel, I'm loving her style in New Girl. To me she is all about vintage style, little tea dresses, skirts and blouses etc. A little short for my legs though...........
I really envy people who can wear true vintage items. Unfortunately they do not seem to come in my sizes (I don't think people ate toast and cakes in the olden days.............) but I long for the day when I can go into a charity shop, spy a vintage item and it actually fit. I guess I'll just have to stick to trying to find cheap alternatives in shops.