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Meet Natalie

I use this space to talk about all things fashion, with feelings thrown into the mix. For me, fashion and feelings are intrinsically linked. I use fashion to convey how I’m feeling, or conversely change how I’m feeling. If I wake up feeling a bit low, I’ll often slap on a bit of bright lipstick and a colourful outfit to get me out of the lull. I do believe that what we wear has a lot to do with our confidence and how comfortable we are in our own skin and the way different people express themselves through fashion is a fascination to me.

 

I'm not afraid to discuss deep, controversial issues or rather I enjoy connecting to people through them! I will often share my own journey and personal struggles with you, especially over on Instagram, which acts as my mini blog. 

 

I started my ‘Style Me Sunday’ blog in July 2012, after I fell pregnant with my second girl. I wanted a creative outlet to talk about the things I love most and something that would work around my little ratbags. It soon became apparent that, for me, just talking about fashion was a little boring and unfulfilling and whilst I still LOVED fashion, I wanted to talk about more than just what this season's must-have colour was… 

 

Fashion with Feeling was born. 

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I’m married to my husband Matt whom I met at 16, now in our 30’s, with two girls (the ratbags), born in July 2009 and November 2012. We live in East London. My loves are boxing, eating popcorn, wearing animal print, and watching bad tv! I used to work as a midwife and lactation consultant but am currently concentrating on being a mum, blogging, and turning my passion into a full time career. 

 

Our eldest daughter has a rare genetic condition called Brittle Cornea Syndrome. We have had a very rough ride over the last year or so with her sight rapidly deteriorating requiring several operations, with more to come in the future no doubt. We are currently working our way through a very long bucket list, we want out little girl to experience as many things as possible whilst she has a little sight. We are also keen to teach her that having a disability does not hold you back. If you feel you can help us with a once in a lifetime experience, please do get in touch. Despite everything we remain positive and will not let adversity weaken our resolve from achieving amazing things. 

 

The aim of this blog is to inspire mums to celebrate their uniqueness, share their struggles and experiences, and to show that there’s no such thing as perfect and anyway perfect is boring. We love curves, wrinkles, realness, anything that doesn’t pretend to fit into a cookie cutter mould. You’ll never see any photoshopping here.

 

Look out for my Warrior Woman Project challenges popping up from time to time, to encourage and motivate you to be the best you can be.