Am I Too Old For?

am I too old for

I turned 30 in November last year. I actually didn’t feel too bad (apart from the little cry I had in the morning when I opened my presents). It’s just a number. I feel no different. I’m still me, just another year older. But it did get me thinking. I’m getting older. A few comments here and there as well from friends. Am I getting too old for some things? I’m a Mummy now. This comes with big responsibilities and future embarrassment potential for my gremlin. Do I need to start sorting myself out early on in preparation for her future humiliation and disgusted comments in my sadness?!

Am I Too Old For New Look?

I love New Look. I actually love it. If I think back over the last 12 months I think 90% of my clothes purchases have been from this shop. It’s bang on trend but not too expensive. I walk into TopShop, like a few garments, check the price tag and head straight back New Look for a similar item at a cheaper price!!! So this is my first point. Am I told old to be caring about “fashion”? Should it be all about comfort and individuality? Not choosing the same thing as every other girl and becoming a sheep. But the thing is I do care. I love checking the New Look website for the season trends and planning what I can buy. I always have done and think for the foreseeable future I will do. I still refuse to buy a sensible waterproof coat and yes I do get wet if I’m caught out!!! I just like my coats and jackets. But it brings me to my second thought. One of my closest friends thinks and quite happily verbalises her opinions on my dress sense. I’ve been told a few times I dress like a teenager. I know I do. The only time she let me get away with dungarees was when I was pregnant. I love leggings, skinny jeans, denim shorts, slogan tees and short dresses. I’ve had to seriously stop myself buying crop tops over the last few years (I’m not that bad!). In my head I’m making the most of the time I have and the body I have that’s able to fit into these clothes. Give me a few years and I’m sure my fashion sense will change…well let’s just see.

Radio 1

Did you listen to this song on Radio 2 this morning?” my work colleague asked last week, happily singing the song from the New York Tropicana juice advert.

Thoughts quickly ran through my mind. What?! Really? I thought Radio 2 was for older people. My Mum listens to Radio 2. In fact I thought the older you got the bigger the number after “Radio”. But it made me think about some Radio 1 stats I read a few years ago. It is a station aimed at 16-30 year olds. Hmmm I’ve just turned 30. Not long left. But I find it hilarious. Love a bit of Grimmy on the way to work and Greg James on the way home. And probably worst of all I still love current music. My radio is tuned into Kiss FM in my kitchen (much to hubby’s disgust but yet he likes half the songs!!). Radio 1 is better as it plays some more random stuff not just all the mainstream pop found on Kiss FM. To be fair I haven’t given Radio 2 a listen. I may quite like it. But I’m sure my Mum has only gone off current stuff over the last decade and she’s in her 50s. All through my childhood she was happily singing along to pop. I reckon I have a good few years yet until my gremlin is yelling at me to stop trying to be cool singing the songs she loves. By that point Ed Sheeren will probably be for saddo oldies…..

Long Hair?

“How long are you growing your hair?” I was asked 5 or 6 years ago when out for a work meal. I think I told her I didn’t know. I’ve had long hair for years. She replied, “well as long as you cut it when you’re 30.” I didn’t think anything of it. A few years passed in blissful long-haired ignorance. Then I turned 30!!! I’m always planning on chopping it off and then I wuss out. To be honest Hubby won’t even let me consider chopping my hair. He just loves it long and isn’t a fan of short locks. He looks at pics of my Mum years ago with her boy cut and just snorts and still mocks her relentlessly. I recently went to stay in the States with my cousin. She showed my lots of pics of her new American friends and everyone had hair almost to their waists. Granted they are all 16 but it made me swear I just couldn’t cut mine just yet. I’m sure I can get away with it for a few more years until I start getting the, “long hair ages you, you know” comments. It may be fun competing with my gremlin in the long hair stakes!!

I don’t think I am too old for these things. Do you?

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17 Comments

  1. February 3, 2015 / 9:04 am

    On the long hair, if you like it and it suits you keep it! You may have it all cut off and a) not like it or b) it may not suit you. And all that about short hair being easier to manage isn't true – it's not like you can pull it back into a pony tail on bad hair days now is it? And you have to go to the hairdressers every 6 or so weeks. But saying that I wouldn't change having short hair and I had mine cut way before I was 30!! #thetruthabout

  2. February 3, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    Love this. You're only 30, don't book your retirement home just yet!!!! I do know what you mean though, I've got 7 years on you and I now flit between Radio 1 and 2 depending what mood I'm in and what time it is. I often wonder about the way I dress and how I have my hair too, but figure sod it, if it makes you feel good then why not? (Although obviously there is a line, and hopefully my friends might point out to me if I cross it!!!). I don't know what I'd do without New Look!! x

  3. February 3, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I don't think you need to be worrying about any of these things at 30. I had long hair until last year (I'm 35) and I only chopped it off because it was taking me 10 minutes to brush it in the mornings before tying it back and that was just completely impractical with small children. I do listen to Radio 2 but have done since I was 13 as I was never a Radio 1 fan even back then but you should listen to whatever music and radio station you want to. And if you're happy in the clothes you're wearing that's all that should matter anyway.

  4. February 3, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    No, no no! Never ever cut your gorgeous hair and I still shop in New Look (when not pregnant) and listen to Radio 1. We're only as young as we feel, right?? 🙂 xx

  5. February 3, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I love this post. I'm 34 (just had my birthday) and I still love fashion. I don't think that's something you need to change, as long as you're comfortable wearing the clothes then why not? It's all about confidence. The radio 1 thing? Well I don't know. I don't listen to the radio so don't really have an opinion on that count. And as for the hair, if you like it and your hubby does then who cares? I have long hair too and still tie it up in ponytails if I need to. Confidence is key. Xx#AllAboutYou

  6. February 4, 2015 / 7:39 am

    My hair is the longest it's been in years and I have been coveting that New Look tee for ages (only reason I haven't bought it is I don't wear jeans and can't work out how I'd wear it) and I'm 32 so I think you're totally fine! Elle McPherson has long hair and nobody accuses her of being mutton dressed as lamb!!! x

    #sharewithme

  7. February 4, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    I've never understood the idea of being "too old" for something. The other day I ran across a list of 30 things to give up by 30 and was appalled! If I have to give up everything I love in 2 years I'm done! Who makes these rules anyway? As long as you're happy, who cares? Keep being you!

    #allaboutyou

  8. February 5, 2015 / 9:49 am

    I am now nearer to 40 than 30, so yes, age is just a number! Funnily enough, just last week I turned R2 on and preferred it to R1 – it felt like an age milestone!

  9. February 5, 2015 / 11:31 am

    I have hair till my waist till I decided to cut it 2 weeks ago. Its getting heavy and a bit of expensive as I need so much conditioner. So put it in plaits and then cut it and donated it to people who make wigs for cancer patient. Now I feel lighter. But you only cut your hair when you are ready.

    This is such a nice read! I thought I am the only one with really long hair =)

    #sharewithme

  10. February 5, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Love this. I feel to old for radio one but too young for radio two! I'm in radio limbo! #brilliantblogposts

  11. February 7, 2015 / 11:23 am

    I'm 40 this year and wondering if I should cut my long hair so give yourself another 10 years at least! I've also switched back to listening to radio 1. I'm in denial I think.

  12. February 7, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    Love this post!!
    I question all of these things.
    When I go shopping I question if I am too old for outfit or for a new look. I would hate to think im dressing like a teenager….but they look so cool!!
    I am far too old for radio 1! I noticed only recently that I am much preferring radio 2!! That is a sign of age for me.

    And one direction….Well I think you were right not to discuss that lol!!
    Thanks for linking up with #bigfatlinky!

  13. February 7, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    I hope not as I am 30 and a mommy and I love these things too. haha I think our taste keeps us young. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  14. February 8, 2015 / 9:02 am

    It's not about age chick it's how you feel, I'm 34 and still feel 17. I say keep your hair, it looks gorgeous. I intend to have long hair until I'm 90! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

  15. February 8, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    I don't think age matters – it is how you feel! I am 39 and have really long hair and wouldn't chop it off for anything! I love wearing it is a loose bun, ponytails etc – I enjoy styling my hair so wouldn't want to chop it all off! You hair is lovely and if you love it, keep it!

  16. February 9, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    I'm 38 and I can't go into Topshop or New Look anymore…makes me feel ancient. Still have long-ish hair & don't have any plans to change that! As for Radio 1…you need to tune to Radio 6, it's amazing…far better than Radio 2 or 1! Found via #BrilliantBlogPost link-up 🙂

  17. ameliaappletreeblog
    February 24, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    I don't think anything should be off limits just because you've reached a certain age! Like you said, you're still the same person your were last year x