Every so often we need to take time out away from social media

Every so often we need to take time out away from social media. To focus on ourselves and our family. Family is everything.
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Our Instagram posts show the glossy, happy sides of our lives. Even with no filters on our photos, we still carefully edit what we put out into the public domain. .
Do our followers really want to know what's going on in our private lives?  Yes or no? .
Maybe if it can inspire? ...
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I only want to inspire and motivate with positive messages and images. 
Showing how to be age proud at 65 years old, have body confidence, live a healthy and active lifestyle, have good mental health and that it's never too late to try anything new.
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So here I am after my digital detox.outside Narnia inspired @ivychelsgarden
Jacket vintage 1980's @bellapollen
Brown suede-look leggings @Zara .
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To focus on ourselves and our family. Family is everything.
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Our Instagram posts show the glossy, happy sides of our lives. Even with no filters on our photos, we still carefully edit what we put out into the public domain. .
Do our followers really want to know what’s going on in our private lives? Yes or no? .
Maybe if it can inspire? …
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I only want to inspire and motivate with positive messages and images.
Showing how to be age proud at 65 years old, have body confidence, live a healthy and active lifestyle, have good mental health and that it’s never too late to try anything new.
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So here I am after my digital detox.outside Narnia inspired @ivychelsgarden
Jacket vintage 1980’s @bellapollen
Brown suede-look leggings @Zara .
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RIP Terry O’Neill CBE One of my favourite past photo shoots I art drected and styled with the wonderful photographer the late Terry O’Neill and the fabulous Darcey Bussell DBE

RIP Terry O'Neill CBE
One of my favourite past photo shoots I art drected and styled with the wonderful photographer the late Terry O'Neill and the fabulous Darcey Bussell DBE.
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Another iconic talent who will be sadly missed.
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Another iconic talent who will be sadly missed.
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#tbthursdays 9 years ago when I was guest presenter for QVC TV shopping channel for @bobmackie fashion

9 years ago when I was guest presenter for QVC TV shopping channel for @bobmackie fashion. .
I would show how clothes can flatter and sculpt your body shape to attract the eye to your best bits and detract from those you like least.
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Dressing cleverly is all about creating an illusion whatever your body shape.
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Everyone can dress to be the best versions of themselves with no need to use apps or filters on their social media posts.
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No celebrity I have ever dressed in all my 30 years as a celebrity stylist has had a perfect body.  We are all unique and should embrace our own individuality. .
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I would show how clothes can flatter and sculpt your body shape to attract the eye to your best bits and detract from those you like least.
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Dressing cleverly is all about creating an illusion whatever your body shape.
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Everyone can dress to be the best versions of themselves with no need to use apps or filters on their social media posts.
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No celebrity I have ever dressed in all my 30 years as a celebrity stylist has had a perfect body. We are all unique and should embrace our own individuality. .
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What to wear when the weather is ever-changing? Is it Summer, Autumn or Winter? This is my solution for today

What to wear when the weather is ever-changing? 
Is it Summer, Autumn or Winter? 
This is my solution for today.
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Vintage sweater -Morgan
Skirt -Limited edition current season H&M 
Shoes - Blue Velvet London .
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Vintage sweater -Morgan
Skirt -Limited edition current season H&M
Shoes – Blue Velvet London .
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Quick selfie before going to a dinner party last night

Quick selfie before going to a dinner party last night.  Keeping warm in Winter clothes again. 
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Wearing snakeprint knit skirt and top and gilet. Heels 
Belt .
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Keeping warm in Winter clothes again.
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Wearing snakeprint knit skirt and top and gilet. Heels
Belt .
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#tbthursdays to this time last year at the Isle of Wight Festival

to this time last year at the Isle of Wight Festival.
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It's fun to dress up and be a different version of your everyday self.
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It’s fun to dress up and be a different version of your everyday self.
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Good morning Monday

Good morning Monday.
Here's to a great week.
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I'm wearing:
Zara dress (this season £19)!
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Debenhams Jacket (2018)
John Lewis Valentino Rockstud look-alike shoes (2018)
Whole outfit under £100 
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Btw...
To all who look at others' Instaposts wishing that your life is as glamorous, colourful, fun, full of socialising and excitement - 
Most people's are not, Including my own. .
I'm not out every night, nor am I at the gym everyday. .
My posts are simply the parts of my life that I hope are interesting.
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I hope to inspire with lifestyle tips of fashion, style, fitness, nutrition, health and beauty as a 64 year old woman with no filters or editing to show that you can be active, fit and enjoy life to the full whatever age you are. .
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Here’s to a great week.
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I’m wearing:
Zara dress (this season £19)!
And
Debenhams Jacket (2018)
John Lewis Valentino Rockstud look-alike shoes (2018)
Whole outfit under £100
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Btw…
To all who look at others’ Instaposts wishing that your life is as glamorous, colourful, fun, full of socialising and excitement –
Most people’s are not, Including my own. .
I’m not out every night, nor am I at the gym everyday. .
My posts are simply the parts of my life that I hope are interesting.
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I hope to inspire with lifestyle tips of fashion, style, fitness, nutrition, health and beauty as a 64 year old woman with no filters or editing to show that you can be active, fit and enjoy life to the full whatever age you are. .
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Feeling good

Feeling good... three days ago to Bank Holiday Monday beach walk.
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Wearing my favourite pair of limited edition embroidered @zara jeans ( past season) 
Cashmere sweater @marksandspencer ( past season) .
Walking 20 minutes every day at a brisk pace helps keep a healthy heart and the circulation moving and the digestion working. Exercise, especially outdoors, also helps release that 'happy-feeling-good' hormone seratonin.
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Try to have some 'me time' every day and do something that brings joy and happiness into your life. .
Photo taken on Bembridge beach by @rory_photo with his 35mm Leica and 400 ASA Fuji film. . .
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.. three days ago to Bank Holiday Monday beach walk.
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Wearing my favourite pair of limited edition embroidered @zara jeans ( past season)
Cashmere sweater @marksandspencer ( past season) .
Walking 20 minutes every day at a brisk pace helps keep a healthy heart and the circulation moving and the digestion working. Exercise, especially outdoors, also helps release that ‘happy-feeling-good’ hormone seratonin.
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Try to have some ‘me time’ every day and do something that brings joy and happiness into your life. .
Photo taken on Bembridge beach by @rory_photo with his 35mm Leica and 400 ASA Fuji film. . .
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Wearing colour can fill you with joy and sometimes you may feel drawn to a particular colour

Wearing colour can fill you with joy and sometimes you may feel drawn to a particular colour.
Today it's a blue day. .
Everything I'm wearing is from the High street- a mix of current and past seasons.
I like to mix up affordable High street fashion with the odd designer accessory.
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Furry gilet Joseph.
Blue animal print t-shirt M&S
Leather look jeans Zara
Ankle boots New Look 
Belt Gucci
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Today it’s a blue day. .
Everything I’m wearing is from the High street- a mix of current and past seasons.
I like to mix up affordable High street fashion with the odd designer accessory.
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Furry gilet Joseph.
Blue animal print t-shirt M&S
Leather look jeans Zara
Ankle boots New Look
Belt Gucci
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#tbthursdays to when I was a teenager

to when I was a teenager. 
Wearing denim on denim in the Jean Machine on the Kings Road Chelsea. Maybe 1970.
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The denim shirt was studded. 
I added an YSL diamante star brooch which was a must have then. 
Chunky belt and chunky silver bracelet.
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We used to pour ourselves into our jeans, the denim had no elastine added then.  We wore the smallest size possible and lay down on the floor using a coat hanger handle to pull up the zip or even asked someone for their help.
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The Jean Machine back in the day was a super cool place and everyone came to buy their jeans there including celebrities who we all shamelessly pounced on to get them to be our customer as we were on commission for every jean sale. We all earned a lot of money on Saturdays for ourselves in cash and for the owners too! .
The photos weren't filtered.
We accepted our photos as they were, even if we didn't look perfect. Perfect wasn't an option.
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No one would ever have considered taking photos or selfies then as we had no mobile phones only proper cameras,  and those were used for dedicated photography on holidays or occasions or proper photoshoots. Definitely not recording a day's random activities publicly. No one would have wanted their activities on public view at that time. Everyone was too badly behaved.
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No-one had comparison anxiety then.
We might aspire to look like the models or actors in magazines, ads, films or TV. 
There were no reality TV stars. .
We may have wanted to be skinnier like the models or fit in a smaller pair of jeans, but no one judged our body shapes. .
Mental health or anxiety was never mentioned.
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We lived in the moment and engaged with life around us. We were the generation that were no longer like our mothers tied by their apron strings to the kitchen and the home.
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The world was our oyster.
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Wearing denim on denim in the Jean Machine on the Kings Road Chelsea. Maybe 1970.
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The denim shirt was studded.
I added an YSL diamante star brooch which was a must have then.
Chunky belt and chunky silver bracelet.
.
We used to pour ourselves into our jeans, the denim had no elastine added then. We wore the smallest size possible and lay down on the floor using a coat hanger handle to pull up the zip or even asked someone for their help.
.
The Jean Machine back in the day was a super cool place and everyone came to buy their jeans there including celebrities who we all shamelessly pounced on to get them to be our customer as we were on commission for every jean sale. We all earned a lot of money on Saturdays for ourselves in cash and for the owners too! .
The photos weren’t filtered.
We accepted our photos as they were, even if we didn’t look perfect. Perfect wasn’t an option.
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No one would ever have considered taking photos or selfies then as we had no mobile phones only proper cameras, and those were used for dedicated photography on holidays or occasions or proper photoshoots. Definitely not recording a day’s random activities publicly. No one would have wanted their activities on public view at that time. Everyone was too badly behaved.
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No-one had comparison anxiety then.
We might aspire to look like the models or actors in magazines, ads, films or TV.
There were no reality TV stars. .
We may have wanted to be skinnier like the models or fit in a smaller pair of jeans, but no one judged our body shapes. .
Mental health or anxiety was never mentioned.
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We lived in the moment and engaged with life around us. We were the generation that were no longer like our mothers tied by their apron strings to the kitchen and the home.
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The world was our oyster.
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@kingsroadchelsea

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