Positive Vibes Only

The time has come for another awkward posing, painful viewing, OOTD post. Over the past year, I have cut down posting some outfit looks as I don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera anymore. Does any other bloggers feel like this or am I a stand alone weirdo?! I’m finally back at my work out classes so hopefully I’ll be back on track soon. Positive vibes and all that, right?

Anywho, I’ll continue this rant another day. Back to the outfit! One of my favourite styles to wear is the classic and timeless monochrome look. I always feel most comfortable in it and it’s always a great excuse to bust out the over the top hoop earrings and red lipsticks.

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I’m pretty much covered in good old faithful, Topshop with my statement tee and ripped jeans. I love a good novelty top particularly when you’re wearing it to prove a point ( the ‘I prefer being single’ tee’s) and today I’m channeling my ‘Positive Vibes’ mood.
I purchased my now favourite leather jeacket from Pull & Bear and I absolutely adore it. I’m constantly wearing it with everything and it’s a super soft style. I hate it when there is no extra movement and you feel stiff. Not a good look. 😉

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The chunky platforms are from Primark and they are thee most comfortable shoes to wear! I could dance the night away in these beauties and feel absolutely no pain. No black and white look would be complete without my matching monochrome hangbag. This essential accessory is from Magic & Sparkles and my version of a Mary Poppins magic hold all bag. I travel with this beauty, I shop with it and I even break it out for a night on the town if I’m feeling lazy. The pops of coral help make it all the more appealing for the spring/summer season.

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Hope you’re all having a fab Monday! I spent the weekend working out and it’s safe to say that my body is in pain. Good pain though!

Nx

Perfect Polka Print at M&S

Every girl knows that thee most important item within your handbag is the essential make up bag. It’s our lifeline and saviour for our everyday make up look and those last minute nights out.

Marks & Spencer have stocked up on this adorable polka dot bow make up bag. It’s big enough to hold all of my make up essentials and the colour and design are perfect for AW13. The added bonus is that this little beauty can be purchased for a fabulous £5! 🙂

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I’m loving the size as it saves me from carrying around my entire make up collection.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend. ♥

Nx

M&S Introduce Britain’s Leading Ladies

An Oscar winning actress, a life changing charity CEO, an Olympic gold medallist, a ground breaking artist and an inspiring nurse of the year – are just a few of the women to showcase the new Autumn collections in a campaign announced by Marks & Spencer today.

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Shot by acclaimed fashion photographer, Annie Leibovitz, the campaign will launch nationwide on 3rd September – signalling a reassertion of M&S’ leading quality and style credentials.

Billed under the strapline ‘Meet Britain’s Leading Ladies’ the campaign celebrates 12 British women from very diverse backgrounds and professions. Despite being very different people, their strong sense of personal style and inspirational achievements which have propelled them to success, are the common threads which bind them together. Be it physical strength, dedication to helping others, overcoming adversity, or simply sheer determination to be the best they can, each woman is truly inspiring.

The full line up is:

Nicola Adams                   Olympic Gold Winning Boxer

Monica Ali                         Award-Winning Author

Helen Allen                       Nurse of the Year 2011

Darcey Bussell                 Retired Principal Ballerina, The Royal Ballet

Grace Coddington            Creative Director of US Vogue

Karen Elson                      Supermodel and Singer

Tracey Emin                     Artist & Professor of Drawing, Royal Academy

Ellie Goulding                  Multiplatinum recording artist & Songwriter

Helen Mirren                   Multiple Award-Winning Actress

Laura Mvula                    Breakthrough Singer/Songwriter

Katie Piper                      Burns survivor & charity campaigner

Jasmine Whitbread        CEO of Save the Children International

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, Executive Director Marketing and Business Development at M&S said:

“We wanted this campaign to signal a new and confident tone of voice to introduce Autumn. Annie was the perfect choice to shoot a campaign of this magnitude. Her unmistakable, signature style, with its truly dramatic aesthetic was exactly what we needed to communicate the essence of the campaign and of the new M&S. Annie’s photography has become synonymous with defining key moments in the history of brands over the years and, as such, we feel that this campaign is the ideal way to illustrate M&S’ move into a new era.”

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Steve Sharp, Creative Director at M&S added:

“We wanted to mark this moment with a confident statement about UK style. The British have a history of being creative and pioneering and these women represent just that. As industry leaders in their field, they make a significant difference that has seen them break boundaries, challenge stereotypes and create visionary artistic work. As the nation’s biggest retailer, we too have broken boundaries throughout our history and it’s this unique position in the marketplace that has enabled us to bring together this remarkable group of people.”

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The collection sees a reassertion of M&S’ style credentials – with a confident edit of the season’s key trends.  This fashion offer is underpinned by a commitment to quality, innovation and leading ethical standards.

The women are shown in strong tableau style shots across four quintessentially British backdrops, showcasing different hero product categories from the Autumn collection.

A boat on the River Thames, overlooking the beauty of iconic London landmark TowerBridge, is the setting for the all important winter coat. The offering is diverse, with luxe fabrics in pretty blush pink shades, soft faux furs in animal prints and clean simple shapes in pale tones for a modern take on effortless dressing. Attention to quality and style is key, with noble yarns featuring across the range as well as several distinctive silhouettes adding variation.

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The British countryside with its lush green rolling hills is the perfect backdrop for the ultra feminine per una range. From the chic cream statement coat and head turning bold print wrap dress to a timeless soft leather jacket, it’s the considered detailing of  the per una range that exudes a touch everyday glamour.

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A London artist’s studio sets the scene for the rebellious yet playful ’London Calling’ trend, a combination of bold checks, relaxed textured wools and sleek leather trims captures the creative spirit of individuality in a palette of reds and blacks.

The campaign will launch from 3rd September 2013 in print, online and on outdoor sites across the UK. Selected shots from the campaign will also feature in M&S’ ten international flagship stores in Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Gurgaon, Dubai, Istanbul, Moscow, Prague, Singapore and Amsterdam.

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All items featured in the campaign are available to buy in Marks and Spencer stores and online at www.marksandspencer.com from September 2013.

Nx

Tribal Trend at Marks & Spencer

Just wanted to share with all of you the funky tribal dress that I recently purchased from Limited Edition by Marks & Spencer. I wore it on holiday in Spain, but, unfortunately I’ve no photos of me wearing it. In the mean time I’m going to upload a PR image of it and then I’ll upload a picture of me wearing it next week.

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It cost me £45 and I absolutely love it. It’s youthful, fresh and the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I was amazed at how comfortable it was to wear, and I loved how little effort it took to style it. With black sheer neckline, I only wore stud earrings with it as it is such a statement dress, I wanted the dress to stand out and make an impact. I also wore a watch with it and black gladiator sandals. There is also a little black netting under the dress to make it sit out a little. 🙂

Hope you’re all having a great weekend. I’m down in County Kerry for the weekend at an amazing festival so no blogging for me. Have fun!

Nx

Tribal Treasure

With that horrible rain during the night I woke up missing the sunshine. However, my luck changed when a pretty little package arrived from the lovely Maeve.

Inside the package was a stunning gold multi tribal statement necklace. It’s the latest accessory from Marks & Spencer and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time. I’m off on my holidays on Friday and it will be the perfect time to showcase the necklace.

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I absolutely love the style and colours, it’s exactly what I look for in accessories. The tribal trend is huge at the minute and I’ve always been a huge fan.

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The gorgeous brown leather strap running throughout the necklace pays tribute to the tribal trend. It adds an edgy vibe to it, it’s all about the edge!

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The variety of beads and diamantés add a touch of sparkle and glamour to it. The colours pop perfectly against the necklace. I’m so excited to wear it in Spain. Here’s a sneak preview of it on me! 🙂

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Hope you all like it as much as I do! 🙂

Thanks, Maeve ♥

Nx