Hi my name is Joanna and I am a 41 year old mum of two. My husband (Jonathan) and I have been together for almost 17 years.
I live in Northumberland just outside of Newcastle with my husband, two children and two dogs (Hunter and Coco Chanel)
We have travelled a lot in the past 7 years and during that time i have lived in Paris and Switzerland which was such a great experience for us all especially my son who is fluent in French, however I definitely drink more wine and champagne now and cant have a breakfast without a croissant on the side!
The reason for my blog is simple, I just love fashion and taking photos of everything that I love and that makes me happy. I also want to show other women like myself that just because you are in your 40’s it doesn’t mean you can’t shop in stores like Topshop, River Island and H&M.
Since turning 40 I have lost all inhibitions and just wear what I love and feel comfortable in. I will never wear something just because its fashionable it has to feel right and suit my shape and style. I do like to try out different fashions and stepping out of my comfort zone always makes me feel more confident, but you also have to learn what suits your shape. I don’t like showing the tops of my arms so I always look for clothing with short or long sleeves. Mixing high street and high end fashion is great fun, in fact one of my favourite looks on Instagram was a Primark pink coat paired with my classic Chanel handbag!
I started my Instagram account to see if there was any interest in my style and fashion and I started to get a lot of interest straight away, which spurred me on to start the blog (but it has taken me a while to get around all the technical stuff and I’m slowly getting to grips with it)
Check out my Instagram Lovestyle40 for more fashion inspiration.
Keep dreaming, shine like a star, never give up. You are your own beautiful.