30 Plus Style & Beauty Link featuring Iris May

Welcome to the 30 Plus Style and Beauty link! Today we are featuring the gorgeous and stylish Bev from Iris May Style. I seriously want everything in Bev’s wardrobe. Bev always looks well put together, gorgeous, cool and comfortable. My favourite things!

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30 Plus Style & Beauty Link featuring Iris May

How would your friends or family describe your style?

Classic, feminine, stylish, glamorous ​and maybe​​ ​a touch ​conservative​ ​sometimes​…I’ve just done a mini-survey.​ I can live with that though​! I’m the person they always come to for fashion and styling advice which makes me very happy. ​

Even in junior school I was fashion obsessed – ​M​y poor mother!​ My favourite go-to items would be Jeans / Jackets / Shift Dresses always with Heels.

What do you have no power to resist and probably own too much of?

Shoes and Beauty Products. By golly I’m a sucker for both.

There are so many shoes in my wardrobe that I’ve hardly worn but can’t bring myself to part with. Shoes just make me happy.

Beauty products on the other hand might actually be an obsession of mine…especially anything that promises to make me look youthful with a dewy glow!

What are three things you would never be caught wearing?

Being a typical ‘pear-shaped’ girl my thighs are my nemesis so anything that emphasises them,​ brings me out in a cold sweat (shorty shorts have never been my friend):

Low-Rise Jeans ​ – seriously, just seriously!​
Crocs – these​ things​ need no explanation.
Strapless dress​es​ or top​s​ – I obviously have a ‘over-hang’ phobia!

When did you start to feel most comfortable with your style?

I remember my 30th birthday like it was yesterday. My baby girl had just celebrated her first birthday, I had lost my pre-baby weight and felt fantastic. Although I still hankered after every new style release, I started to trust my fashion radar enough not to jump in and go the whole shebang.

I started working for Monsoon in the UK when I was forty and adored being around fashion. Styling customers quickly followed and the rest as they say is history…I kind of found my vocation​.

What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?

To focus on my education rather than my social life. Looking back, I​ should have studied harder,​ because I​ now​ realise I could have achieved ​so much​ more​ than I did​. I ​just ​had no confidence in my own ability.

Reach for the stars, Bev ​and believe you will get there!

About Bev

​Bev is a fashion and beauty blogger based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She considers herself to be the luckiest girl in the world after making the big move ‘down-under’ from the UK in October 2011 with her husband, daughter and their beloved Cocker Spaniel. Bev launched her blog in November 2013 in memory of her stylish Mummy Iris May who continues to be Bev’s daily inspiration and the wind beneath her wings.

You can find Bev on her blog, Iris May Style, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you Bev for joining us today!

30 Plus Style & Beauty Link featuring Iris May

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Comments

  1. Love Bev and love her style. Beautiful lady in and out. Vx

  2. Hello there gorgeous! Big fan of Ms Bev!

  3. I love learning more about the person behind the blog and Bev is just as gorgeous inside as she is on the outside.

    I love seeing women that have more ‘life experience’ blogging as not everyone is 20 anymore and it is easier for me to relate to women who are in a similar age bracket. The beauty of following the gorgeous over 40 bloggers is that they prove that women can be stylish and confident at any age. Age is just a number (and one that I try to forget!!)

    Love this series Rachel xx

    • Thank you Kate for the lovely kind words! Totally agree with you about age being just a number, My girl (she turn 22 next week) and I’m so happy that she and her friends love me hanging out with them…AND she ‘s also proud that I have a blog and post pics of myself – how lucky am I? xxx

  4. Bev at IMS is one of my favourite Bloggers, great feature. Thank you for the link up x

  5. Massive Bev fan here. She is beautiful inside and out and I love seeing her style up a storm. She has impeccable taste and style and we share a similar body shape, so she is always on the money for me. xxx

  6. I adore Bev! She is so super stylish and the loveliest, most caring and warm hearted person. She has such a strong sense of personal style that’s so inspiring to me.

  7. Another Bev fan here! She has amazing style and is such a kind-hearted, lovely person. She’s also English too so what’s not to love??

  8. Big fan of Bev – love her style so much x

  9. Rachel thank you so so much for featuring me today. It’s been a total pleasure to hang-out at your place. I’m also truly overwhelmed with the wonderful comments from such gorgeous inspirational girls. xxx

  10. Lisa Mckenzie says:

    I love Bev she is a gorgeous woman inside and has great style,good choice Sonia Xx

  11. I’ve only recently discovered Iris May thanks to yourself and Kimba Likes and it’s fast becoming one of my favourite blogs.

  12. HUGE fan of Bev btw, so I’m rapt that she’s featured this week! LOVE her style!! And yeah…crocs should only be worn by babies, or kids I say. 😉

  13. Love Bev and her style. I love her IG photos.

    What a great community you’ve built here Rachel. I have been blogging for 7 years {in the parenting arena} but have now stopped that blog {for personal family reasons} and am now having fun in the fashion/styling areas. And finding this link up has made my day.

    Claire x

  14. Bev is such a sweetie. Jo xx

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