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Sharing the shoe love with.... @avoca_g

20 Feb, 2018

Sharing the shoe love with.... @avoca_g

Ruth Green was an early days supporter of Air & Grace and regularly sports her Copeland Navy Glitter Sneakers.. we love her style! We found out a bit more @avoca_g and what she loves to do with her weekends…

What was your first ever job?  I was an Avon Representative when I was 14.  Unfortunately, although the ladies of Glasgow were very glamorous 28 (gulp!) years ago, I didn't make any money....I bought so many make up samples for my 'customers' (myself) my mum had to make up the deficit every month by sending Avon a cheque..... 

What does your typical day look like? My lovely husband brings me a cuppa in bed... then it all kicks off, school and/or nursery drop off and pick up, toddler entertainment, walking the dog.  

I try to fit in exercise where I can too so either running, gym or my favourite right now, Reformer Pilates. In the evening, relaxation is the priority whether it's catching up with friends or a date night with my husband for dinner/drinks or chilling in front of the telly with some random reality TV show. 

What's your ideal weekend? As a family we love to pack up the car on a Friday night and head down to Croyde, North Devon.  We have a place there, so it's really easy to turn up with the kids and be ready to go.  We spend Saturday and Sunday on the beach, surfing or walking around the headland and, usually having a Sunday Roast in one of the amazing local pubs. My daughters particularly love rooting around in the rock pools. For me, I like to escape on my own, there's a fab National Trust café that does the best Coffee cake and I have a favourite run I like to do to a nearby village through the Devon lanes, it's heaven!  We got married here a couple of years ago too, so Croyde has particularly special memories for us. 

What's the one thing you'd now say to your 25 year old self? Believe in yourself and plan for success, you’ll probably get what you want.

If you weren't doing what you're doing now... what would you be doing? Prior to kids, I was a Project/Programme Manager with my own consultancy.  I had my first daughter at 37, my second at 40 and have been a stay at home mum since...... not wanting to compromise my time with the children,  I've had to find my 'Plan B' which is what I'm doing now in terms of fashion influencing and sharing inspiration.  

When you have a baby your body changes beyond recognition, and I had to work very hard to lose the weight I'd gained which caused me a real crisis of confidence.  I really believe that by wearing something you look and feel good in is a real confidence booster and sharing this with others has been my inspiration to continue and I'm excited to see where it leads me.... 

What's your favourite A&G style? Glitter Copeland Sneakers 

What's your favourite EVER pair of shoes? The Jimmy Choo nude strappy sandals that I wore at my wedding 

Does 'being comfortable' mean you have to compromise? Can you be comfortable and stylish at the same time?
I believe you can be comfortable and stylish at the same time.  Style is so personal and being comfortable can be how you feel in your own skin as much as the functionality, fabric, design of the clothes you wear.  There's two things I make sure of, I'm a real stickler for comfortable shoes, I absolutely will not wear uncomfortable shoes, not even for a night out, I just can't do it!  This is also the main reason I took up snowboarding, I couldn't bear to wear ski boots, soooooo uncomfortable!!  The other is a smart coat, so it doesn't matter if you're in your sweatpants or onesie, you will always look smart and stylish.

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Ruth's picks

Copeland Navy Glitter Sneakers