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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Marks & Spencer - Style Milestones

I've gone through quite a few style evolutions and milestones over time, and am embracing a new style milestone in my life due to a few changes that have recently occurred. Whether it's due to lifestyle changes, a difference in what you now choose to wear, or up and coming events, people's 'style' does often change and evolve depending on external factors and influences.

Marks & Spencer, a classic British high street and online store offering a plethora of chic, smart and on trend pieces for women, men and children, have launched a new campaign celebrating style milestones. I've selected my favourite pieces from the M&S womenswear section, that represent the style milestone i'm currently embracing - i have mentioned in previous posts that lots of things have changed in my life recently, including moving into a new home with my boyfriend, a new job, and generally a new outlook and perspective on life! As a result, my style is growing and changing (i think for the better!) as i settle into the new aspects of my lifestyle, so of course naturally my fashion choices have altered slightly - i'm now looking for those classic, good quality pieces, that are versatile and can be worn season after season, this is something i've often done anyway but i now follow what i want to wear and what i think looks good, as opposed to dressing for a specific 'trend'. I'm much more settled now, and enjoy relaxed weekends going out for food, shopping, visiting new places, and doing new things - i'm dressing a little more sophisticated and smart, and am enjoying being a bit sassier and sleeker!

I found the most amazing high neck, ribbed, khaki green midi dress in the M&S dresses section on the online store, it's been featured in a few high end magazines too so it's fabulousness hasn't gone unnoticed! I got a size 8 and it fits oh so well, there's stretch to the fabric but it doesn't 'cling', and hugs you where you want it to - it's fairly understated and simple, and feels incredible when on, to be honest i don't like to be 'smutty' and have too much flesh on show when out and about at night going for dinner and a few drinks, so this is exactly what i need for those kind of evenings as it definitely has that bit of sass as well as class to make it evening appropriate! Nick loves it too which is always a bonus! It's available right here if you fancy a look.

As well as bang on style dresses, Marks & Spencer are renowned for their dress up or down staples, and this sleeveless jacket ticks so many boxes for me. The sleeveless jacket trend has been around for a while, however i'd not been able to find one i was nuts about - until this one! It's quite heavy which i love as it falls really easily and sits quite structured making it a bit more of a statement piece, the grey colour is very 'me' and i love that the turn up collar reveals a flash of the navy lining, it has a split up the back creating movement when you walk too, it's an ace jacket! And of course it's incredibly versatile and can be worn all year round depending on what you pair it with. It's just what i wanted to add smartness and structure to an otherwise plain outfit, and feel it fits in with my style milestone so well! I've been wearing it at weekends for days out and shopping, and is great for work if i don't want to take a full sleeved jacket, and also ideal for evenings out worn over a dress or jeans and a top. Again this was picked online, from the coats and jackets section - i already can't wait for the full collection of coats as they are always so en pointe for Winter!

These two items are fab staples from M&S and fit in just right with my current Style Milestone, and will continue to work alongside other fashion pieces, old and new, in the future. They represent happy changes, and exciting new, fresh times in my life, that reflect my personal style choices and how my taste has altered due to differences in my life and lifestyle. Whether you are embracing a style milestone due to a new job, a new home, becoming a parent, or due to a special upcoming event or change, Marks & Spencer have pieces for every milestone, that are good quality, classic and that look fantastic!

*c/o Marks & Spencer dress, here*
*Topshop shoes*
*Alexander Wang bag*
*Bracelet, gift*

*c/o Marks & Spencer sleeveless jacket, here*
*Miss Selfridge jeans*
*Primark top*
*New Look boots*
*Bracelet, gift*



  1. wow that dress is fab and i am loving that coat and those shoes you've teamed with it!

    Rachel // Style Soup

  2. Whenever I visit London I always go to M&S! I love love love that dress on you. It is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. You look so beautiful in this dress! Congrats on your new job. :)

    Tara xo

  4. You're figure! You look incredible in this dress! xx

  5. Fantastic article and you look gorgeous in both the dress and the coat. Great pics x


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