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I am always inspired when a fashion campaign comes out that uses real women - not just airbrushed celebrities that are stereo typically pretty and slim. M&S especially has impressed me in recent years with their mix of women used in their campaigns but the latest really embodies the spirit that M&S want to get across, a brand for all ages and shapes. The women used are all inspirational - from an actress to a nurse, a singer to an athlete, an incredible group of women who all have something to offer the world rather than just looking beautiful. 
The group also includes one of my personal idols from the fashion world - Grace Coddington, the creative director of US Vogue and also the photographs were shot by one of my favourite photographers Annie Leibovitz, all in all a brand campaign that screams "Girl Power". 
There is also a real British theme running though the photographs, cruising down the River Thames or in the English countryside, which seems appropriate for such a British brand like M&S.

The inspirational women: 
Darcy Bussell, Jasmine Whitbread, Ellie Goulding, Katie Piper, Helen Mirren, Karen Elson, Monica Ali, Laura Mvula, Nicole Adams, Grace Coddington, Helen Allen, Tracy Emin.

Each shot in the campaign represents a different collection from the superbrand - Coats, Per Una and Partywear. All showcasing the variety available for women of all ages, something for everyone. 


Whilst i have only seen the print campaign so far, a glossy centre insert in this month's Elle - i am sure a polished TV advert in true M&S style will follow probably ready for the festive season.





For more information on this amazing campaign see the M&S website here....
I cannot wait to see what this year's Christmas advert is from M&S, if this is anything to go by i can imagine it will be magical.

Hopefully these campaign shots will inspire another brand to consider using some of our British treasures, rather than the usual models. If i see Cara Delevingne in one more advert i will scream - flicking through Vogue or Elle these days she is on almost every other page! 
Bring on more real British women!

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I am always inspired when a fashion campaign comes out that uses real women - not just airbrushed celebrities that are stereo typically pretty and slim. M&S especially has impressed me in recent years with their mix of women used in their campaigns but the latest really embodies the spirit that M&S want to get across, a brand for all ages and shapes. The women used are all inspirational - from an actress to a nurse, a singer to an athlete, an incredible group of women who all have something to offer the world rather than just looking beautiful. 
The group also includes one of my personal idols from the fashion world - Grace Coddington, the creative director of US Vogue and also the photographs were shot by one of my favourite photographers Annie Leibovitz, all in all a brand campaign that screams "Girl Power". 
There is also a real British theme running though the photographs, cruising down the River Thames or in the English countryside, which seems appropriate for such a British brand like M&S.

The inspirational women: 
Darcy Bussell, Jasmine Whitbread, Ellie Goulding, Katie Piper, Helen Mirren, Karen Elson, Monica Ali, Laura Mvula, Nicole Adams, Grace Coddington, Helen Allen, Tracy Emin.

Each shot in the campaign represents a different collection from the superbrand - Coats, Per Una and Partywear. All showcasing the variety available for women of all ages, something for everyone. 


Whilst i have only seen the print campaign so far, a glossy centre insert in this month's Elle - i am sure a polished TV advert in true M&S style will follow probably ready for the festive season.





For more information on this amazing campaign see the M&S website here....
I cannot wait to see what this year's Christmas advert is from M&S, if this is anything to go by i can imagine it will be magical.

Hopefully these campaign shots will inspire another brand to consider using some of our British treasures, rather than the usual models. If i see Cara Delevingne in one more advert i will scream - flicking through Vogue or Elle these days she is on almost every other page! 
Bring on more real British women!



* Tribal necklace from New Look - bargain at £4, especially as i found the same necklace in Topshop for £50! * A nice surprise purchase from Claire's Accessories - Fifi Lapin inspired earrings, another bargain at £3.50 not where i usually shop but had to have these, so cute. * Willow deciding that my oversized clutch is meant for sleeping on - have had to hide it so she can't find it again. * H&M autumn/winter catalogue, great way to complile my shopping list. * Pinterest ♥'s. * Great little shop in Northampton with a whole wall of witty signs - must go back for Christmas presents. * Best pictures from Kirstie's birthday party - fancy dress fun.


* Autumn inspirational image round up - trend ideas for next year. * The perfect nail polish colour for me - Lovie Dovie from Essie, a soft bubblegum pink with the slightest hint of neon. * Willow choosing what to wear this morning, my tribal floaty vest won, beautifully offsets her tortoiseshell print. * New t-shirt from Zara, finally a perfect stripe t (has only taken a few years to find!). * A great little motto for me. * Stocking up on new socks, cute little characters from Monsoon. A Little bunny, panda and fox. 
* Lands' End spotty cardigan, a great mix of nude background and neon pink print (matches my Essie polish), perfect for layering and adding colour. * An un-expected suprise from hubby, my favourite flowers Gerbera daisies. * My greatest fashion challenge so far - spotted this jacket in the August edition of UK Glamour magazine, there it was in how to buy less wear more and i was in love! So i eagerly kept checking the Next website for when this would finally appear but by the middle of August still no sign so i used modern methods and Tweeted to Next and asked when it would drop down in store, the response i got was both helpful and unhelpful at the same time - it may be in stores but wasn't online yet and no style code available for me to try and order/track down the item with! My next stop was calling my local store to ask if they had it in stock - after half and hour the result, no not in stock, item is actually in sale, some stock in the country but no inter-store transfers on sale items. At this point i was angry and annoyed, why use a sale item in a current article??? In a last ditch attempt to find it i searched on Ebay, and after 5 mins had found it, only one in my size and only £7 as opposed to the next price tag of £34. Good old Ebay saved the day! Was so happy when this landed on my doormat 5 days later!!



* New tablecloth - really cute olive green print, matches my kitchen accessories perfectly. * The latest addition to my ever growing shoe collection - Western slingback ankle boots from Next. Supple leather with a stacked heel, classic shape with a twist. Will style with dress and jeans. * Tatty Devine unicorn necklace - forgot how much i love this necklace, just the right amount of quirky for work. * My Autumn wishlist post - slowly ticking off the pieces and adding them to my wardrobe. * Scrapbooking fashion inspiration my favourite way to spend an afternoon #oldschoolpinterest. * Willow posing for the camera! Little tart. * Vintage mirrored pony badge from my uni days, forgot i had this but a great little badge. * My latest purchases after my shopping expedition with @FashionLind - Topshop animal print dress (on my wishlist), Topshop jersey top in a new colour for me and a silky stripe top from Dorothy Perkins. Think my bank balance hates me now! * My final purchase from Birmingham - my alternative to a coat for work. Gorgeous wool cape with fur collar, perfect for driving to work in whilst remaining warm and stylish.

So that was my August - did you get up to anything fun?

My August



* Tribal necklace from New Look - bargain at £4, especially as i found the same necklace in Topshop for £50! * A nice surprise purchase from Claire's Accessories - Fifi Lapin inspired earrings, another bargain at £3.50 not where i usually shop but had to have these, so cute. * Willow deciding that my oversized clutch is meant for sleeping on - have had to hide it so she can't find it again. * H&M autumn/winter catalogue, great way to complile my shopping list. * Pinterest ♥'s. * Great little shop in Northampton with a whole wall of witty signs - must go back for Christmas presents. * Best pictures from Kirstie's birthday party - fancy dress fun.


* Autumn inspirational image round up - trend ideas for next year. * The perfect nail polish colour for me - Lovie Dovie from Essie, a soft bubblegum pink with the slightest hint of neon. * Willow choosing what to wear this morning, my tribal floaty vest won, beautifully offsets her tortoiseshell print. * New t-shirt from Zara, finally a perfect stripe t (has only taken a few years to find!). * A great little motto for me. * Stocking up on new socks, cute little characters from Monsoon. A Little bunny, panda and fox. 
* Lands' End spotty cardigan, a great mix of nude background and neon pink print (matches my Essie polish), perfect for layering and adding colour. * An un-expected suprise from hubby, my favourite flowers Gerbera daisies. * My greatest fashion challenge so far - spotted this jacket in the August edition of UK Glamour magazine, there it was in how to buy less wear more and i was in love! So i eagerly kept checking the Next website for when this would finally appear but by the middle of August still no sign so i used modern methods and Tweeted to Next and asked when it would drop down in store, the response i got was both helpful and unhelpful at the same time - it may be in stores but wasn't online yet and no style code available for me to try and order/track down the item with! My next stop was calling my local store to ask if they had it in stock - after half and hour the result, no not in stock, item is actually in sale, some stock in the country but no inter-store transfers on sale items. At this point i was angry and annoyed, why use a sale item in a current article??? In a last ditch attempt to find it i searched on Ebay, and after 5 mins had found it, only one in my size and only £7 as opposed to the next price tag of £34. Good old Ebay saved the day! Was so happy when this landed on my doormat 5 days later!!



* New tablecloth - really cute olive green print, matches my kitchen accessories perfectly. * The latest addition to my ever growing shoe collection - Western slingback ankle boots from Next. Supple leather with a stacked heel, classic shape with a twist. Will style with dress and jeans. * Tatty Devine unicorn necklace - forgot how much i love this necklace, just the right amount of quirky for work. * My Autumn wishlist post - slowly ticking off the pieces and adding them to my wardrobe. * Scrapbooking fashion inspiration my favourite way to spend an afternoon #oldschoolpinterest. * Willow posing for the camera! Little tart. * Vintage mirrored pony badge from my uni days, forgot i had this but a great little badge. * My latest purchases after my shopping expedition with @FashionLind - Topshop animal print dress (on my wishlist), Topshop jersey top in a new colour for me and a silky stripe top from Dorothy Perkins. Think my bank balance hates me now! * My final purchase from Birmingham - my alternative to a coat for work. Gorgeous wool cape with fur collar, perfect for driving to work in whilst remaining warm and stylish.

So that was my August - did you get up to anything fun?

These days when i shop i try to work to the rule of three on any item i fall in love with - must create at least 3 outfits with other pieces in my wardrobe especially on more expensive items. One of my latest finds were these amazing slingback ankle boots from Next £58. A very flattering shape and heel height with a more trend led detail, the cut out heel, these boots are a great all round piece.



So below are three outfit that i will be wearing these boots with (although these would go with many many more outfits), all perfect for the upcoming transitional weather both at work and for the weekend.

1. Smart for work: Next stripe jacket, Topshop pleated skater dress, New Look tribal multi-layer necklace, Mulberry Tillie
2. A causal / smart mix: Primark Jacket, Dorothy Perkins skinny jeans and stripe top.
3. My favourite new dress: Topshop Blazer, Topshop Fun leopard print dress, leggings, Alexander Wang Rocco bag

Do you shop to the rule of three or are you love it, buy it kinda girl?

The Rule of Three

These days when i shop i try to work to the rule of three on any item i fall in love with - must create at least 3 outfits with other pieces in my wardrobe especially on more expensive items. One of my latest finds were these amazing slingback ankle boots from Next £58. A very flattering shape and heel height with a more trend led detail, the cut out heel, these boots are a great all round piece.



So below are three outfit that i will be wearing these boots with (although these would go with many many more outfits), all perfect for the upcoming transitional weather both at work and for the weekend.

1. Smart for work: Next stripe jacket, Topshop pleated skater dress, New Look tribal multi-layer necklace, Mulberry Tillie
2. A causal / smart mix: Primark Jacket, Dorothy Perkins skinny jeans and stripe top.
3. My favourite new dress: Topshop Blazer, Topshop Fun leopard print dress, leggings, Alexander Wang Rocco bag

Do you shop to the rule of three or are you love it, buy it kinda girl?

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