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Feeling a Bohemian vibe wearing this new Zara dress

Feeling a Bohemian vibe wearing this new Zara dress. 
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I could be pregnant with twins under it - but that would be a miracle -  -  or hiding any number of things under its volumes of fabric.
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It's not a sexy dress or a flattering dress for anyone with boobs as it hangs straight from them - but it's cool and airy with a fun print and vibrant colours that bring joy to the wearer. 
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Is it too young a dress to wear at the age of 66?  Who cares - I am enjoying wearing it.
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When we enjoy and feel good wearing a particular item of clothing - we as women - feel confident, positive and empowered.
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This is a happy dress. 
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I could be pregnant with twins under it – but that would be a miracle – – or hiding any number of things under its volumes of fabric.
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It’s not a sexy dress or a flattering dress for anyone with boobs as it hangs straight from them – but it’s cool and airy with a fun print and vibrant colours that bring joy to the wearer.
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Is it too young a dress to wear at the age of 66? Who cares – I am enjoying wearing it.
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When we enjoy and feel good wearing a particular item of clothing – we as women – feel confident, positive and empowered.
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This is a happy dress.
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The art of layering to keep warm and still stylish for outdoors dining

The art of layering to keep warm and still stylish for outdoors dining.
Everything from my own wardrobe from past seasons...
Wearing:
H&M long sleeve t-shirt
M&S cashmere sweater
JOSEPH furry gilet
ZARA cardigan
ZARA jeans
RiVER  ISLAND boots 
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Everything from my own wardrobe from past seasons…
Wearing:
H&M long sleeve t-shirt
M&S cashmere sweater
JOSEPH furry gilet
ZARA cardigan
ZARA jeans
RiVER ISLAND boots
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Sunday’s daily walk – finally wearing jeans, not leggings – and with clean hair too

One day each week wearing normal clothes seems to help mental wellness and even brings a tiny bit of the old normal back again into your life – even briefly.

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@tracybrabinmp shadow culture MP

Well done on raising so many thousands of £s auctioning the controversial one shoulder dress for your charity @girlguiding as a result of – wearing a dress that had slipped off the shoulder and was deemed inapropriate in the House of Commons. .
It’s easy to have clothing malfunctions and indeed my own @zara top in the photo can be worn in all ways – exposing shoulders or not.
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Women are continuously judged and often more harshly by other women than by men. .
My lifestyle consultancy takes me into organisations where women prefer to often dress androgynously- in trousers- in black- to not be noticed for what they wear- but only for the excellent job they do.
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I also speak in schools- where teenage girls feel the need to look perfect- especially on their social media- affecting their mental health.
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I hope my own social media feed, that is never filtered, inspires and can show women – young and old – that we can all be individual. Embracing our quirks and flaws make each of us unique and special. No celebrity I have ever dressed had a perfect body or flawless face in my past 30 year career as a celebrity stylist. .
We shouldn’t be afraid to wear what we feel comfortable in- however- if we work in an organisation and are customer facing, then we are the face of the brand and should dress accordingly. .
Be true to yourself, don’t compare and don’t let the judgement of others break you. .


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Sometimes it’s a specs day

If you wear contact lenses it’s good to give your eyes a rest some days. Especially if you get dry eyes as you get older.

I’ve worn contacts since the age of 12. Until recently no one ever saw me in specs. The contacts were straight in first thing in the morning and removed last thing at night.
I felt ‘less than’ in my specs- not confident, not sexy – not me. Now I feel I can embrace wearing glasses and have all sorts of styles, shapes and colours.
My specs have become an additional fashion accessory- to embrace wearing- not an embarrassing encumbrance.

The blue jacket is a vintage 1980’s Jasper Conran

#recyclingclothes.

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Feeling a black and white casual vibe today.

Feeling a black and white casual vibe today.
It's one of those days where it feels like Sunday but it's actually Thursday....I think 
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Trackie bottoms Zara past season
White 3/4 sleeve t-shirt M&S past season
Cashmere cardi Eldon Cashmere 
Studded trainers Zara past season
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Feeling a black and white casual vibe today.
It’s one of those days where it feels like Sunday but it’s actually Thursday….I think
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Trackie bottoms Zara past season
White 3/4 sleeve t-shirt M&S past season
Cashmere cardi Eldon Cashmere
Studded trainers Zara past season
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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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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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talkRADIO with Steph & Dom

Talking about getting ready and packing for your Summer holidays. Everything from beauty to style and if you are like myself, how we girls like to pack for eventualities, those what-if moments, often preparing days or even weeks in advance. I’ve found that most men can’t understand this as they often simply throw a small bag together on the morning of departure.

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Excited to be chatting to @stephanddom on @talkradiouk today, Saturday morning 11.45am

Excited to be chatting to @stephanddom on @talkradiouk today, 
Saturday morning 11.45am
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Topic is getting ready and packing for your Summer holiday hols.
Everything from beauty to style and if you are like myself, how we girls like to pack for eventualities, those what if moments,  often preparing days or even weeks in advance.
I found that most men can't understand this as they often simply throw a small bag together on the morning of departure.
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I'm currently on my own staycation in the Isle of Wight. Sunhats, sun protection cream and all Summer wardrobe from tropical to wet weather included.
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Love to hear your thoughts on what you do too 
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Excited to be chatting to @stephanddom on @talkradiouk today,
Saturday morning 11.45am
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Topic is getting ready and packing for your Summer holiday hols.
Everything from beauty to style and if you are like myself, how we girls like to pack for eventualities, those what if moments, often preparing days or even weeks in advance.
I found that most men can’t understand this as they often simply throw a small bag together on the morning of departure.
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I’m currently on my own staycation in the Isle of Wight. Sunhats, sun protection cream and all Summer wardrobe from tropical to wet weather included.
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Love to hear your thoughts on what you do too
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2nd guest speaker talk this week For Mental Health Week

2nd guest speaker talk this week
For 
Mental Health Week 
The topic is
Body Image and Social Media 
For BNP Paribas Leasing Basingstoke.
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I love doing these speaker talks for organisations or schools.
If I can inspire or change the mindset even of just a small percentage of my audience it's all worth while.
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I want both women and men to aspire to be their unique best selves, to not aspire to be like the images that they perceive to be the reality on Instagram social media posts.
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I'm wearing:
A current season £29.00 Zara dress.
I replaced the plastic red belt it came with, with a Gucci one.  I like to mix affordable High street with occasional Designer accessories.
Orange ballet shoes Zara past season.
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@bnppleasing

2nd guest speaker talk this week
For
Mental Health Week
The topic is
Body Image and Social Media
For BNP Paribas Leasing Basingstoke.
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I love doing these speaker talks for organisations or schools.
If I can inspire or change the mindset even of just a small percentage of my audience it’s all worth while.
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I want both women and men to aspire to be their unique best selves, to not aspire to be like the images that they perceive to be the reality on Instagram social media posts.
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I’m wearing:
A current season £29.00 Zara dress.
I replaced the plastic red belt it came with, with a Gucci one. I like to mix affordable High street with occasional Designer accessories.
Orange ballet shoes Zara past season.

@bnppleasing

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