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I have a 30th birthday party coming up soon. I’ll try to give as much detail as possible so as not to drip feed:
It’s my SIL’s birthday.
I’m 40, so older than her friends, my partner and his brothers.
I have lost my way with clothes- I have a casual job where I wear black t-shirt and jeans Monday to Saturday without fail and then I’m so knackered at weekends it’s some sort of leisure wear affair in the house doing chores or the ubiquitous ‘naice top’ and skinny jeans with heels if I do leave the house!
I really, really want to make an effort. For me. I used to, and I used to really love doing so. I just don’t know what ‘me’ is anymore!
If anyone can help, I would be so grateful! I am open to any and all suggestions, I have not been to an actual shop for so long that I have no set idea of what I would like to wear.
I am 5 ft 9”, Size 12 (10 if I’m lucky, but I’m usually not lucky!), I think my legs are okay. I don’t like my stomach but I can Spanx for that. I also need shoes and am shit with accessories. Definitely happy to wear heels, usually prefer silver over gold for accessories but that’s not set in stone.
Oh, and I have massive red curly hair down to my bra strap, if that makes any difference to suggestions? (I don’t know if it does- see, told you I was useless! 🤣)