Ruby has been a Beyond Nine customer for a while now and, a loyal part of our community. Her Beyond Nine collection is insane! We couldn't wait to find out more about her, and her lovely family.
Ruby wears the Tomato and Lilac Savannah
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
Hello! I’m Ruby, I’m 36 and live with my Husband of 18 years Jonny. We have 4 boys and a girl ranging from 18-3 years! I am a product photographer for small brands and love the flexibility of it around my busy family life. I love going to the coast, we visit the seaside most weekends.
WHAT, HISTORICALLY HAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP BEEN LIKE WITH CLOTHES SHOPPING?
I am not a happy shopper, I would do it for necessity not pleasure. I have always struggled with body image even more so after having children. Finding things that are breastfeeding friendly was hard, and having several c sections changed my body so much I lived in jeans & baggy tops for years. I would only buy a minimal amount of things because I never saw the point in having so many items I wasn’t happy in. Beyond Nine has changed that for me dramatically.
Ruby wears Lola Mid Blue
WHERE DID YOU FIND BEYOND NINE?
I first saw Beyond Nine on Instagram when I was pregnant with my youngest little one. What appealed to me the most was how perfect they were for breastfeeding, postpartum and beyond and it was one piece of clothing that could be worn all season by switching up layers. I bought my first piece and don’t think I’ve bought much from anywhere else since! My collection of Beyond Nine is pretty big now.
WHAT DOES THE BRAND MEAN TO YOU?
Beyond Nine to me is not just an item of clothing, it’s a feeling. Every single piece I’ve bought I’ve tried on and instantly felt amazing. The comfort of Beyond Nine is incredible, it’s cut to suit every body’s shape, size and fit and every piece is timeless. I’ve never seen anyone wear Beyond Nine and not look wonderful!
Ruby wears the Khaki Sahara
HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WEAR BEYOND NINE?
I feel like I’ve found myself, I feel confident and beautiful. Something I’ve not felt in a very long time! I love wearing something that I know will last a long time and I can change it up for different seasons and it will still have the same feeling
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE?
Oh goodness that’s a hard one, I own more Beyond Nine now than I ever have any other clothes in my life! I think right now it’s got to be the Savannah. I have several colour ways but each one makes me feel so good, and linen is perfect for this weather right now, comfort is next level.
Ruby wears the Gingham Savannah
WHAT DOES FEELING GOOD IN YOUR CLOTHES MEAN TO YOU?
Feeling great in clothes means more to me now than ever before, I now know my body has served me so well and grown my five babies, I’m learning to love her and she deserves to look good!
Ruby wears the Khaki Linen Laura
ANY STAND OUT MOMENTS WEARING BEYOND NINE?
I think my favourite moment in my Beyond Nine has to be my breastfeeding journey. I breastfed for three years and pretty much wore Beyond Nine every day of it, being able to have access so easily without compromising my dignity was huge.
Feeding my firstborn 18 years ago was a very different story and not one I can look back on with as much joy as feeding my last baby. Even he got used to popping open my Beyond Nine for a snack!
Check out Ruby and her business over on her Instagram