Charlotte Jacqueline Located just outside Lincoln, it is a small cathedral city a few hours north of London. “It’s really old, like Harry Potter with cobbled streets,” she says. “If you were to visit you would think it was very nice, but I like it, we can do more restaurants and exciting things!” She lives with her husband, four-year-old daughter, and nearly a year-old dog. Here, she shares five outfits she wore in a week …
“I think I have confidence in dressing up a lot because my parents were both in fashion retail. I grew up about clothes. I went through a phase in my twenties where I wore a lot of black and white and I was really into the 1960s. When I gave birth to my daughter, I ended up doing it.” Ultimately pastel I’m in. This dress is made by a company called Stalf based in Lincolnshire an hour out of the way from me. I love that they are in the country and they do everything there. My daughter will say, “You look so beautiful, mom. Can you spin this dress? This is a big reward in her world. “
“After the birth of my daughter, I thought I would never wear jeans again because I put on a few sizes. But then I found a pair of jeans that had a rib cage. They are my favorite. This is my version of jeans and a T-shirt – I added an antique coat that might have originally been Nana’s nightgown.” (It’s antique reworked; the woman cut the hem, changed buttons, and made a matching scrunchie.) The bag is from eBay. I will tend to buy used price pieces – especially when it comes to handbags. Often times they’re still in good condition, and they hold their value when you go to return Sell them too. “
“It’s hard to find vintage in larger sizes. I used to walk in thrift stores and it wasn’t a problem, but now I find cool things and they don’t go off. This dress is a little wedding but I love it. And I wore this basket a lot. People say, oh, you have it. A basket, and I’m a fan, yeah, but it’s really practical! I studied fashion at a university in a really, really small town.My school friends and I were dressed up silly, and I’m talking silly.No locals wore such an outfit, and I used to stand up. I also think confidence comes with age. I only dress, and if people think I look a little weird, I’m not so upset. “
“We took this photo on the beach an hour from our house. Hope it shows just how ridiculous the weather is here – I wear a hat on the beach, and the next day I have bare arms. For the past few hours, we’ve had a cold. That’s why the British talk so much about the weather.” I love this patchwork coat, and I love the body-covering bag so I can hold the dog, and take a baby. ”
“Here, my husband and I were going for an outdoor lunch late. It was so recent that we could eat out, so I wanted to get dressed. Loeffler Randall shoes are for sale. I wait for them to sell every year. I absolutely love them. My husband and I met them. When we were younger, during my 60s. I had false eyelashes and a beehive peroxide. He loves my style. Wears good clothes, although sometimes he’ll bring home a puffer jacket, and I like, No. It can be used at work.
“For my daughter, I hope, for her entire generation, that size is less important. I was very aware of my size being so young. She’s four years old, and I hope she continues to have confidence in what she wears. The way you look in the mirror is the most beautiful thing. She stands there. She is very proud of herself. She does not look for flaws. Perhaps her generation will be more accepting of different body shapes. Fingers crossed, I live in hope. “