Learning to be Uncool and Loving It!

In days gone by I used to worry about fashion, hair styles and general trends. Never wanting to be behind the pack. But something has changed. Maybe it’s because I am 30. Or maybe it’s because I am a mother of two. Let’s face it with these two beauts getting up and putting clean knickers on can be a struggle. But I like to think it’s because I have learnt to love myself!

So my hair hasn’t been straightened in 6 months. Well unless you count that day I came home from the hairdressers. But I have learnt how to pull off messy bun. As well as the occasional twist or braid to disguise unwashed hair! Gone are the days of immaculate, poker straight and in are messy frazzled curls. Which to be honest it amazing, cos my hair makes this chick look quaffed!

80's Fashion woman over gray background

Ok so I still squeeze into those skinny jeans. I peruse the latest fashions and dream of rocking out in crop tops and hot pants. But the reality is that I am in my pyjamas by 7pm. Having slung the over shoulder boulder holder on the floor. Usually my husband extracts me from said skinny jeans. Not in a sexy fun way let me tell you. Kind of like skinning a cat really…

Remember that poem ‘When I am old I shall well purple’? Yep that’s right I am rocking the purple. Oh and dungarees. Bloody love dungarees, so 80’s and so versatile. People keep trying to make them trendy but I am queen of the perpetually uncool. High waisted ill-fitting jeans and double denim; it’s like my childhood is coming back to haunt me! (Don’t worry I am not reaching for the shell suit just yet).

Even my music taste is changing. Out are the club tunes. Well except insomnia by Faithless (that is a classic and will never die). For some reason it’s all about the 80’s tunes right now. Rocking round the kitchen to Bananarama (you can blame Nana Pud for that one). I would like to say that Pudding is also a massive fan of the Rama. Bowie and Phil Collins is blasted through the open windows of the car. Usually accompanied by some great driver-dancing. After all when you are driving around in a yellow Fiat, anything goes… And you know what I don’t care who sees me.

Retro yellow ghetto blaster isolated on white with clipping path

So where has this new-found confidence come from? I used to have to follow the crowd. Had to be cool. Ok; so quirky and uncool is the new cool in many ways. I would look pretty chic in some geeky glasses (damn that laser eye surgery). But that’s not why I am changing. It has taken me 30 years and two children to discover there is more to life than being cool. To love my body, my mind, my own ideas. You know what it’s pretty liberating! So I am rocking my uncool 80’s vibe and I am taking my kids with me.

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24 thoughts on “Learning to be Uncool and Loving It!”

    1. Ooh they have some nice ones in New Look at the moment. They do come up a bit small though (it may be the two choc oranges I ate yesterday…) x

  1. You say you are uncool but by the sounds of what you actually wear you sound really cool to me! Dungarees and double Denim couldn’t be more in fashion πŸ™‚ I totally get what you are saying and like you as soon as I get home from picking up boy from school I get into my pjs. #triballove

    1. Goes to show if you are uncool long enough you eventually become cool! Wish it was acceptable to where PJs all the time… X

  2. Love this. I spend most of my days in gym stuff or in jeans and no make up. I can’t really be arsed a lot of the time. If I do take the time to blow dry my hair it seems to have sick and dribble in it within half an hour so it’s mostly tied back! Oh and there’s nothing wrong with a bit of “Uncle Phil” as we call him! We do love a sing song to Easy Lover! #sharingthebloglove

  3. I love this – joining you here in the twist/plait brigade to mask unwashed hair….how can that suddenly be such a chore?! I also have a different music taste to before I am not ashamed to admit that, nothing uncool about us Pud! I’m loving it too πŸ™‚ #ablogginggoodtime

  4. That picture is literally what my hair looks like – on the days when I don’t throw it into a messy bun, anyway. I also get into my PJs at 7pm and am hugely into 90s rock these days – maybe it’s a misguided effort to try to re-capture my teen years? #ablogginggoodtime

  5. Love insomnia! I bop around the room to that one with baby on hip! That now shows how uncool I am, I said bop! I’ll join you in the 30 something un coolness! #SharingtheBlogLove

  6. Babe, this post makes you SUPER cool in my book. Cool people are the ones who do what they like and wear what they want without giving a flying f**k what anyone else thinks – you’re uber cool. I love this. My housemate once walked in on me singing ‘I think we’re alone now’ by Tiffany at the top of my voice at uni. He shook his head and laughed in disbelief but I was loving life!!

    I do miss most of my clothes as the main requirement for clothes now is what I can feed in. And I have to wear my hair up or my gremlin boy tears it from my head. But who cares?! I can still rock a novelty pair of sunglasses so I am winning. #ablogginggoodtime

  7. Love and blooming love this to death. Shall RT on Twitter, just divine and please never stop being you X the world needs more women rocking denim dungarees

  8. Learning to love yourself and be comfortable in your own skin is super-cool in my book – who cares about following the crowd anyway as long as you are happy with yourself and know what you like and what you’re comfortable in. It certainly is quite liberating isn’t it – I think it’s why I’ve been so much happier in my 30s than I was in my 20s – letting go of what others think makes for a much happier life! Carry on being uncool and enjoy it! πŸ™‚ #ablogginggoodtime

  9. You sound awesome to me! I love rocking out to a bit of Phil Collins! And dungarees are bang on trend now! I do love that liberating feeling when you suddenly stop caring about being cool and what other people think of you – it’s just freeing! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove – a great read!

  10. Dungarees are so in right now, you are on trend! I don’t know when it happened exactly, but since not caring what people think I have felt a lot better about myself. Wearing what suits my new shape and is practical and comfy. Thank you for joining us for #SharingtheBlogLove Laura X

  11. I love 80’s tunes!! I’ve never been cool, even before I was a Mum!! Love rocking around the lounge to cheesy music and making my boy laugh! Nothing better! 😁 #SharingtheBlogLove

  12. I love this!!I’m a 90 s kid but 80s nostalgia is big in our house house as the husband loves it. You sound pretty cool to me πŸ™‚ I would love some dungarees, I’m sure they would look pretty ridiculous with my baby bump though haha xx #blogginggoodtime

  13. If you feel great and love yourself, you’re cool. This is enough. Motherhood changes a lot of things, a lot of habits but it doesn’t mean a mummy stops being cool just because she doesn’t want to follow the trends anymore. Brilliant post! πŸ™‚ #SharingtheBlogLove

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