Hi, my name is Helen Brookes and I am
@40plusnotgivingupyet

I am a SHOPPING ADDICT who craves the opportunity to help women get back their mojo and feel the very best they can.

I love sharing my high street finds (and fails!) on my Insta feed and you can tune into my honest try-on sessions anytime, anywhere via my daily Instagram Stories @40plusnotgivingupyet.

I’ll answer all your burning fashion questions such as;

  • Which SIZE should I buy?
  • What does the material FEEL like?
  • Will it show my BULGY bits?
  • What kind of UNDERWEAR will I need?
  • How can I DRESS IT UP or down?
  • And of course….does it have POCKETS?!

We’ve all ordered online and been bitterly disappointed when the garment arrives, usually in the wrong size or fabric. My aim is to save your precious time and pain. I’ll give you the real deal before you hit the button!

I’m a hungry bargain hunter and definitely not into designer clobber (I don’t have the cash and even if we did, I think a trip to Mauritius would be more my bag!).

I love nothing more than a charity shop find too. There are such hidden gems to be found! And occasionally I shout out about the beauty products and fake tan secrets that I can’t live without!

I am also a mum with a very tolerant husband!

Helen

Hi, my name is Helen Brookes and I am
@40plusnotgivingupyet

I am a SHOPPING ADDICT who craves the opportunity to help women get back their mojo and feel the very best they can.

I love sharing my high street finds (and fails!) on my Insta feed and you can tune into my honest try-on sessions anytime, anywhere via my daily Instagram Stories @40plusnotgivingupyet

I’ll answer all your burning fashion questions such as;

Which SIZE should I buy? What does the material FEEL like?
Will it show my BULGY bits? What kind of UNDERWEAR will I need?
How can I DRESS IT UP or down? And of course….does it have POCKETS?!

We’ve all ordered online and been bitterly disappointed when the garment arrives, usually in the wrong size or fabric. My aim is to save your precious time and pain. I’ll give you the real deal before you hit the button!

I’m a hungry bargain hunter and definitely not into designer clobber (I don’t have the cash and even if we did, I think a trip to Mauritius would be more my bag!).

I love nothing more than a charity shop find too. There are such hidden gems to be found! And occasionally I shout out about the beauty products and fake tan secrets that I can’t live without!

I am also a mum with a very tolerant husband!

Helen

Hi, my name is
Helen Brookes and I am
@40plusnotgivingupyet

I am a SHOPPING ADDICT who craves the opportunity to help women get back their mojo and feel the very best they can.

I love sharing my high street finds (and fails!) on my Insta feed and you can tune into my honest try-on sessions anytime, anywhere via my daily Instagram Stories @40plusnotgivingupyet.
I’ll answer all your burning fashion questions such as;
Which SIZE should I buy?
What does the material FEEL like?
Will it show my BULGY bits?
What kind of UNDERWEAR will I need?
How can I DRESS IT UP or down?
And of course….does it have POCKETS?!
We’ve all ordered online and been bitterly disappointed when the garment arrives, usually in the wrong size or fabric. My aim is to save your precious time and pain. I’ll give you the real deal before you hit the button!
I’m a hungry bargain hunter and definitely not into designer clobber (I don’t have the cash and even if we did, I think a trip to Mauritius would be more my bag!).
I love nothing more than a charity shop find too. There are such hidden gems to be found! And occasionally I shout out about the beauty products and fake tan secrets that I can’t live without!

I am also a mum with a very tolerant husband!

Helen

Let ME try before YOU buy!

It’s a lottery buying online.  Let me road-test your purchases – before you click buy!  I take the best of the current high street fashion and feed back to you about it’s cut, sizing, quality and how best to style it. Time saving reviews delivered straight to your phone!

Let ME try before YOU buy!

It’s a lottery buying online.  Let me road-test your purchases – before you click buy!  I take the best of the current high street fashion and feed back to you about it’s cut, sizing, quality and how best to style it. Time saving reviews delivered straight to your phone!

My Instagram @40plusnotgivingupyet

I do wear some REAL designer, but preloved of course. Straight after this photo was taken I realised I had sat on a puddle. Ahhhh my *nonchalant* pose shouldn't fool you as I've said before I'm actually chalant af.
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⭐@burberry trench @rebound_store_ Brighton
⭐@chanelofficial sunglasses @timpanys gift last year
⭐@nashandduff bag I love so much made for me gift ⭐@marksandspencer jeans
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#40plusnotgivingupyet #40plusstyle #instamum #preloved #prelovedclothing #secondhand
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AD with @marksandspencer .
All the Chanel vibes in this tweed jacket that I loved and lusted over last year and missed out on. Now it's back in it had to be mine! Part of my monthly pick for @marksandspencer along with these jeans that are just so ridiculously flattering I wonder if I should side trim ALL my jeans. Oh, and a standard white tee. Except they're never really standard are they because they are so difficult to find!!! Love this one. Try on all up in stories as always!
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Oh and it might be Chanel vibe but definitely still me and my budget. The bag is not Chanel but it is divine and secondhand from @prelovedofbrighton and I couldn't love it more! .
PS Everything linked in stories along with other items I love if you are lucky enough to be a SPARKS holder that has the family and friends discount or for my Irish crew that have a weekend long event HURRAH!
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#40plusnotgivingupyet #40plusstyle #instamum #mymarksandspencer #marksandspencer
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It is here I often serve sub-standard dinners or burnt shop bought pizzas. I used to love cooking but now the RELENTLESS of everyone needing feeding means I understand why my Mum lost her cooking mojo in the 80s and sometimes embraced microchips and chicken kiev (she could still make a mean roast though). Occasionally I pull it together but I have no shame in admitting the meal I enjoy best at this table is a takeaway curry.🥘.
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Here goes with details:
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⭐Table @ebay_uk about 5 years ago (seller now gone but search industrial table)
⭐Chairs @madeindesign_uk @selettiworld for the pop art ones that I LOVE and @ebay_uk old for the Eames style (pretty cheaply made!)
⭐James Bond poster vintage bought online years ago!
⭐Frida plant pots @bertshomestore Brighton ⭐Floor engineered wood years ago DON'T GET DARK WOOD IT'S A B*GGER TO CLEAN .
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Ps I do have favourite easy recipes I have loaded up in my highlights and I love seeing you guys using them. The apple cake is an absolute winner to so many so maybe I'll do that for tea?!?!
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#40plusnotgivingupyet #kitchenstyle #kitchen #mykitchen #colourcrazyme #brightboldhome #brightboldcolour #banthebeige #eclectichome
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#whatweworeonwednesday for @stealmystyle40
and @whatkathydidnext. This isn't my exact outfit but I made my 11 year old daughter take a 1000 pics while on a *relaxing* dog walk so sharing because it wasn't easily come by.. .
Who do you get to take your pics and do you use bribery / threats / sweet calm expectation?!!?
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⭐Skirt @shopmatalan current linked in stories
⭐Boots @marksandspencerfashionpr current linked in stories ⭐Tee @marksandspencer last season ⭐Bag @nashandduff gift
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In my stories I'm all about ❄🌨❄🌧 I swear it. I'm trying on boots and coats and winter woolies and I am moving over to the dark (winter) side. .
But right here, right now I have to share this @onehundredstars
kimono because I love it and it was only a few weeks ago. I've put all my summer stuff away, but the kimonos are going to be worked in to my winter stuff someway somehow!
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⭐Kimono @onehundredstars gift (details on discount code in highlights) ⭐Sunglasses @quayaustralia via @jdwfashion previous ad
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📷 @hslegg .
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