Well hello there – thanks for stopping by.
I’m Sara Delaney a UK stylist turned blogger who is never knowingly caught without her trusty Nikon by her side. Welcome to my lifestyle blog for all us 50 plus women who may be steering into pastures new with empty nests and the like, but who still love to keep abreast of the style game.
The Notes From a Stylist blog began way back in 2009 when I was living in New York where we had relocated with our three children for my husband’s work. As a fashion stylist by trade at Lobler & Delaney for more than a decade (which you can read all about here), I soon found styling the ladies of New York was getting in the way of really experiencing the city. It was time to learn new stuff and grab this adventure by the horns, so a series of fashion journalism classes later, my fashion and lifestyle blog was born.
It initially started as a place to share my fashion finds, muse about style inspiration, and document my exploits. But as family and everyday life marched on, coupled with me passing the dreaded 50 mark (only to find that I didn’t turn into a pumpkin and am still quite besotted with shoes and sequins); it has since morphed into more of a spot where you can drop by and discover how to keep your fashion mojo on track.
Now back in Blighty, with no.1 son at college (back in New York at NYU) and the other two not far off flying our coop in the Surrey Hills, grown up status beckons. So the blog is set to channel my styling nous into a community where you can read about anything from fashion finds, home and décor inspiration, and advice on how to work the seasonal trends at our fabulous age. We also talk travel destinations and have tips and tricks on how to live well along with ideas on how to manage that pesky transition through empty nesting.
I’ve worked with some awesome brands along the way like The White Company, Designers Guild, Harrods, Barbour, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Liberty London, but always happy to collaborate with new brands, which are, the right fit for the blog. All commercial posts are flagged up as such and I hope my readers will enjoy them as much as the other posts. Any review posts that don’t state the product was sent c/o a brand are organic posts and written because I love the product or brand.
If you’d like to chat about a project, don’t be shy, give me a holler.
Recently named in Fashion Monitor’s Top Influencers over 40 list.
Quoted in The Times article: The Rise of the Midlife Instagrammers by Alex Gorton.
Take a peek at the Barbour video below which captures the fun styling day I worked on with them for the Queen’s Birthday.
The White Company #MumWisdoms campaign (March 2017)
Marks & Spencer ‘The Everywear Trouser’ Campaign (February/March 2018)
In addition to my blogging work, I also consult on a number of social media projects helping people set up and run their digital presence online.
If you are looking for advice or support with your social channels, please drop me a line.
So thank you for following along and feel free to stalk me on social media @notesbyastylist