Today’s Stripes

Today's Stripes. 
Sloppy, Sunday comfy dressing. .
My posts are always non-filtered and exactly how I look that day. .
It shouldn't be necessary to filter, Facetune, or create a social media enhanced perfect version of yourself. .
NO celebrity or client I have ever styled or dressed for the Red Carpet has had a perfect body or skin.  You can always aspire to be the best version of yourself but your imperfections are what make you unique.
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Be confident enough in your own self-image and body-image to not judge or compare yourself to others, especially others' fitered Instagram posts. They're not real.
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Tshirt dress: Primark
Sweater: Zadig and Voltaire 
Metallic trainers: Superga
Specs: People
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Sloppy, Sunday comfy dressing. .
My posts are always non-filtered and exactly how I look that day. .
It shouldn’t be necessary to filter, Facetune, or create a social media enhanced perfect version of yourself. .
NO celebrity or client I have ever styled or dressed for the Red Carpet has had a perfect body or skin. You can always aspire to be the best version of yourself but your imperfections are what make you unique.
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Be confident enough in your own self-image and body-image to not judge or compare yourself to others, especially others’ fitered Instagram posts. They’re not real.
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Tshirt dress: Primark
Sweater: Zadig and Voltaire
Metallic trainers: Superga
Specs: People
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#Tbt Me age 15 and age 28

Me age 15 and age 28.
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren't real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same 'addicted to fitness' way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn't compare or judge. 
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then. 
Free to be who we were. .
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren’t real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same ‘addicted to fitness’ way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn’t compare or judge.
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then.
Free to be who we were. .
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Back to a barrecore class today

Back to a barrecore class today.
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It's another birthday next week, (in my 60's) which reminds me that as we get older it's important to keep fit, healthy and mobile. For mind and body.
Even if the exercise is only a 20 minute brisk walk a day. Exercise should be a minimum of 3 times a week. .
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I like to mix up my fitness classes each week.  Each style of class has a different purpose. 
So today is barrecore which has core and glute work,  plies and sqats,  together with ballet style barre exercises and light weights for arms.
I do Pilates once a week for core and glute strength and spinal mobility. 
30 min boxing and HIIT workout once a week for cardio and also to help weight maintenance or loss. 
Horse riding is my occasional special feel good treat especially when It's riding along the beach. 
And then there's the dog that needs a walk.... What's your weekly fitness or exercise regime? And what's your favourite class?
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It’s another birthday next week, (in my 60’s) which reminds me that as we get older it’s important to keep fit, healthy and mobile. For mind and body.
Even if the exercise is only a 20 minute brisk walk a day. Exercise should be a minimum of 3 times a week. .
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I like to mix up my fitness classes each week. Each style of class has a different purpose.
So today is barrecore which has core and glute work, plies and sqats, together with ballet style barre exercises and light weights for arms.
I do Pilates once a week for core and glute strength and spinal mobility.
30 min boxing and HIIT workout once a week for cardio and also to help weight maintenance or loss.
Horse riding is my occasional special feel good treat especially when It’s riding along the beach.
And then there’s the dog that needs a walk…. What’s your weekly fitness or exercise regime? And what’s your favourite class?
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My favourite talented and creative hairdresser Andy @andyatagency who does good selfie pouts and me- his smiley happy client! He has the best long arms for selfies too! Blondeness by nearly-new-mum-to-be Colourist supreme @chanelnott earlier in the week

My favourite talented and creative hairdresser Andy @andyatagency who does good selfie pouts and me- his smiley happy client! 
He has the best long arms for selfies too!
Blondeness by nearly-new-mum-to-be Colourist supreme @chanelnott earlier in the week. 
Thank you to you both. Xxxx

Ready now for a busy worklife September with lifestyle, image and lifechange clients, 
And talks in schools on body image, social media, mental health, bullying and self-confidence. .
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#self-confidence

Thank you to you both. Xxxx

Ready now for a busy worklife September with lifestyle, image and lifechange clients,
And talks in schools on body image, social media, mental health, bullying and self-confidence. .
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#self-confidence

Need someone to help me take my selfies! My arms aren’t long enough

Need someone to help me take my selfies! My arms aren't long enough.
Off out to dinner wearjng my favourite @zara Summer Chanel-look-alikey dress.
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Off out to dinner wearjng my favourite @zara Summer Chanel-look-alikey dress.
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Lunch party outfit when it was still Summer yesterday

Lunch party outfit when it was still Summer yesterday. 
No makeup 
No filter 
Chanel look-alikey dress: Zara 
Shoes: Gucci
Spectacles: to be worn for next 10 days instead of contacts. .
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No makeup
No filter
Chanel look-alikey dress: Zara
Shoes: Gucci
Spectacles: to be worn for next 10 days instead of contacts. .
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