I’m thrilled to have yet another of my favourite people on The Grey Brunette today. It’s the fabulous Jacqui from Mummabstylish, an English blogger with a flair for fashion. So, without further ado, come and meet her…
Hi Jacqui! Thank you so much for joining me today. Tell me, how would you describe your style?
My style would best be described as classic with fashionable accents. I tend not to follow trends fully, just dabble here and there.
How has your style evolved over time?
I have a much wider scope for things I like to wear now. Years ago I would only wear a maximum of three colours, now I’m open to much more and clashing patterns too.
Do you have a style icon? (Or icons)
Not really, just anyone who wears elegant, classic styles – if you know Jane McDonald I love her style.
Oh I adore her! She’s fabulous! I’m obsessed with her TV show, Cruising with Jane McDonald! What’s your favourite item(s) of clothing in your wardrobe right now?
Ohh I have so many! Probably my new wide-leg trousers. I’ve wanted a tan pair for ages, they are just so flattering on me as I’m pear-shaped.
You’ve recently upgraded your wardrobe, can you tell us more? Do you have photos?
Well, I’m so excited with my new dressing room and wardrobes. We have plans for a new build, but until that happens I wanted to utilize my spare room! We painted, had new carpet and curtains and had some fabulous Ikea wardrobes and cupboards installed. They comprise of a corner wardrobe that holds quite a bit, but not everything and some billy bookcases for my boots and shoes. It’s a wonderful room now, I can see everything and have installed a vintage clothes stand to plan future outfits too. I also have a ring light and have been trying some IG Reels. It keeps me busy and I just love it. I hope it inspires more people to make a room just for them, us ladies deserve it!
I couldn’t agree more, Jacqui! I’ve almost finished my own. Hopefully, it’ll be ready to share with the world next week. When did you first start Mummabstylish? What’s the meaning of the name? And why did you start it?
I started my Mummabstylish blog back in 2016. I felt redundant as my youngest started work and driving and no longer ‘needed’ me. Feeling old, overlooked and worried about being so forgetful I decided to start blogging. I’m amazed at how far I’ve come, how much I’ve learnt and how many lovely friends I’ve made. The name came about because my daughters’ work colleagues used to call me Mumma B – my second name is Berry. I always try to dress stylishly – Mummabstylish / Mumma be Stylish so it’s sort of a double meaning. It just sort of seemed right.
I love it! Tell me, do you think your confidence has grown since starting a blog?
Oh 100% it has, I’ve learnt so much, which I’m so proud of.
What is it about blogging that you love the most? And your least favourite thing?
I love finding lots of lovely new friends – I hadn’t expected that to happen. My least favorite is understanding all the computer jargon and affiliate sites, they get me tied up in knots!
Do you have any advice for women over 40 thinking of starting a style blog?
My advice for new bloggers would be keep trying, post consistently & enjoy what you’re doing. You are capable of doing so much.
That’s wonderful advice, Jacqui. And lastly, tell us what you’re wearing today.
Today I’m wearing my cream culottes with a pink chiffon blouse, ivory boots, gorgeous studded pink belt and when I popped out I put on my new off-white coat. I pulled it all together with a floral scarf in pale pink and cream.