GET TO KNOW OUR STYLEFAST AMBASSADOR: @mjayfindsfashion
Tell Us a Little About You:
I grew up in Newcastle, NSW and made the big move to Melbourne by myself when I was 23. Not long after moving, I met my now hubby. I’ve now been here for 13 years and I have 2 boys, Luca and Jobe (almost 7 and almost 5). I worked in fashion retail for many years and I have always had a strong love of all things fashion. I absolutely love Melbourne, but really miss the beaches and the weather up north.
What got you into Blogging About Fashion?
I have always been a massive fashion lover, but I kind of lost my mojo after having babies. I felt frumpy and I wasn’t enjoying clothing like I used to. When my youngest was about 6 months old, I decided to get out of my slump, get back in shape and that’s when my passion for fashion returned. I spent many hours scrolling my phone whilst feeding and discovered so many amazing small businesses to purchase from. From there I started sharing my outfits just as a little hobby; an escape from mum-life if you will. Then slowly over the last 4 years, it has evolved to where it is now.
How do you determine what brands you work with?
I mostly work with brands that I already know and love. They are small businesses that offer fun and affordable styles for everyone. They are businesses that value every customer and every follower.
What's your classic piece in your wardrobe?
That would have to be the floral dresses. I have so many, they are a staple in my wardrobe. I love to wear dresses year-round.
What accessory or accessories can you not live without?
I absolutely love hats! I think they make such fun accessories and I also love earrings to make me feel that little more elevated.
Summer wardrobe essential:
I think a floaty dress that has a fun bold print is perfect for summer. You can throw it over your bathers or pop on some heels and head out.
What is your winter wardrobe essential?
That would definitely be soft, knitted sweaters. They pair perfectly with jeans and joggers but are great for styling with maxi skirts or over dresses as well.
Any tips on taking an outfit from a casual daytime event to a nighttime function?
I really think the choice of footwear is key for taking your outfit from day into night. Simply wearing a sneaker can make any outfit more casual, while swapping them out for a more dressier shoe, perhaps with a heel or wedge, can take your outfit to the next level.
Talk us through your top 4 styling tips:
- Invest in styles that suit your style and shape, don’t just follow the latest fads.
- Layering is a great way to take an outfit from plain to perfect.
- Plan ahead with your outfits. This takes the stress out of deciding what to wear when you are rushing out the door.
- Accessories are a great way to elevate or change up any outfit.
What is your best fashion advice?
“It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed!” This is definitely something I like to live by too.