Fashion Blogger Interview with Sarah

Always A Blue Sky Girl

Fashion Blogger Interview with Sarah

Sarah is the driving force behind Always
A Blue Sky Girl, a lifestyle blog about looking and feeling great
after 40. Here, she shares her thoughts on blogging, personal style and
putting together the ideal spring/summer outfit.

Hi Sarah, welcome to our blog! So, how
did your own blog get started?

I started my blog about three years ago. I
had turned 40 and after struggling to find age-appropriate style
inspiration online, decided I would try and share my own style and love
for fashion to a wider audience through my own blog.

I wanted it to feel real and not too
polished. I also decided to show aspects of my home life, such as being
mum to a blended family of three boys, shopping in charity shops and my
desire to keep fit �not just all the glamorous stuff.

I have always worked in fashion and home
styling (I started as a Harrods window dresser at 18) but decided to
work freelance after my son started school and I needed to be at the
school gates by 3pm. My blog was a way to build my confidence, share
some of my fashion and home finds, and keep myself busy… I hate being

How would you describe your personal
style in three words?

That’s such a great question � I’d say fun,
feminine and trend-driven. I find if you stick to a three-word fashion
rule you can�t go wrong with your styling!

What is it like being one of the few
fashion and lifestyle bloggers aged 40+?

Well, these days there is many more 40-plus
bloggers out there than when I started, but it definitely can still be
challenging. Being an ‘older’ blogger I can have more commitments that
aren’t blogging (being a working mum of three boys aged between five and
10 keeps you busy!) and it can be daunting to share photos of yourself
when reviewing beauty products or showing a new outfit.

In advertising, you barely see an older face
but I think it�s incredibly important to been ‘seen’ as a 40-plus woman
� I recently took part in the Garnier
Olia Real Women TV and online advertising campaign and was very
proud to represent the 40-plus woman. So many strangers have stopped me
and said thank you for being their voice (and face!).

You�ve worked for major fashion brands,
from Harrods to House of Fraser � lucky you! Did you always intend to
work in fashion, or did you just fall into it?

Even as a little girl I loved fashion. My
mother always made me amazing clothes so I could express myself at a
very young age � there are some 80s photos I would prefer no one ever
saw! However, I didn’t plan to work in window styling… I applied to
the Harrods management scheme at 18 and after one stint in the display
department I knew I would never leave… I had found my tribe.

As time went on (and retail changed) I found
myself in head office roles and then working as a freelance consultant,
concentrating more on marketing and social media. It has led to some
great opportunities � trips to New York, styling interior design books
and appearing in the Garnier campaign to name but a few.

What Spring/Summer 2017 trends are you
currently loving (or loathing)?

I love the whole �super bright� trend and
have never encountered a bright colour I didn’t like! I’m also loving
all the feminine styles seen on the catwalks � florals, mesh, ruffles �
just perfect for a girl like me that loves feminine styling. The whole
80s reboot isn’t for me though; my rule is if you remember the first
time around don’t try and repeat it!

How many pairs of sunglasses do you own,
and what are your favourite styles?

I have A LOT of sunglasses, probably about
20 pairs! I love to mix some expensive designer pairs with cheaper high
street brands, and I buy at least one pair every year. Plus, they hide a
multitude of sins (did I mention being a working mum of three?!).

My favourite pair are silver RayBan Aviators
� they are such an iconic, classic, cool style. I bought them about five
years ago and I know I will be wearing them forever.

We�d love to know your three favourite
pairs from the Discounted Sunglasses website�

�         Polaroid
PLD 6003/N Sunglasses

I love this super cute pink Polaroid pair. 

�         Diesel
DL0083 Sunglasses

These fantastic cats eye pair from Diesel.

�         Prada
13SS Sunglasses

And this Prada pair… just WOW!

Thanks for speaking to us today! Where
can our readers find you on social media?

You can follow me as @blueskygirlie on Instagram and
Twitter, and
via  Always a Blue Sky Girl on Facebook �
come say hi!

Thank you, Sarah! Don�t forget, at
Discounted Sunglasses, we stock a huge selection of designer sunglasses
at some of the cheapest prices around. Look
at our full range now to see the bargain prices for yourself.



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