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[AD] - Autumn Inspiration + WIW - New Additions

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This post was written in collaboration with Marks & Spencer.

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Morning ladies & happy Sunday.  Before we get onto the main part of today's post featuring some Autumn style inspiration, I wanted to highlight a campaign Marks & Spencer are currently running for the month in support of the highly worthy charity Breast Cancer Now.

Whilst I hope that none of us have to go through the trauma of experiencing & fighting breast cancer it's one of those awful facts of life that if we personally don't have to face, we will know a relative, friend or colleague that will.

I personally have gone through a couple of scares after discovering a lump in one of my breasts & having to undergo further tests.  Words can't describe where your mind goes whilst waiting for the results & luckily for me both scares came back with clear results but it certainly makes you stop & think.  Not to mention count your blessings.

Breast Cancer Now believes that 'if we all act now, by 2050 everybody who develops breast cancer will live - and live well'.  Which would be an amazing achievement but of course this can only be accomplished with the support of funding & life-saving research.  

Marks & Spencer are supporting the cause by running a sleepwear campaign & donating 25% of the purchase price paid for selected products (net of all applicable discounts) to Breast Cancer Now during the month of October.

As you'll see from the products I've showcased above I've selected my favourite pieces from the campaign, which includes statement cosy pyjamas, to simple nightshirts & short pyjama sets.  Plus some of the sleepwear featured includes moisture-wicking cool comfort fabric, which would be ideal for anyone struggling with the symptoms of the menopause & hot flushes.

Back onto fashion now & as part of my monthly collaboration with Marks & Spencer today I want to share with you some great wardrobe pieces that would be perfect for updating your Autumn wardrobes.

When looking to update a wardrobe of classics it's a great idea to choose one or two colour palettes instead of going for a whole variety of colours.  That way you can not only incorporate these pieces into your existing wardrobe but you'll also have a concise capsule wardrobe that can create a few outfits all on it's own.

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So bearing my own advice in mind here's what I chose.


In terms of sizing I sized up to a size 10 in the cream cashmere jumper & a size small in the cashmere hoodie.  I sized down in the blazer based on the reviews online to a size 6, and kept with my normal size 8 in the dress & finally went with an 8 long in the skirt for added length.

You may have noticed that camel isn't a colour I generally wear a lot of.  Not because I don't love it but I've felt that it's not a great shade for me to personally wear.  However, now I've lightened my hair I'm hoping to wear more of it & of course it's a perfect timeless colour for slotting into my wardrobe, which is full of grey, navy, white & black.  

I'm also loving all the new additions in terms of style & think they're great classics that I'll be able to enjoy for years to come.  In fact I've been looking for a skirt like the black one for so long that I immediately ordered it in the sale in the navy here.

And here's just some of the ways you can style the pieces.

my midlife fashion, marks and Spencer car coat, marks and Spencer pure cashmere hoodie, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers, j crew deep turn up straight leg jeans

Coat - Marks & Spencer *
Hooded Jumper - Marks & Spencer *
Jeans - J Crew, similar here
Trainers - Golden Goose, similar here

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Blazer - Marks & Spencer *
Jumper - Marks & Spencer *
Trousers - J Crew, similar here
Shoes - French Sole, similar here

my midlife fashion, marks and Spencer car coat, iro suede pointed ankle boots, marks and Spencer pin tuck relaxed mini dress

Coat - Marks & Spencer *
Dress - Marks & Spencer *
Boots - IRO, similar here

my midlife fashion, marks and Spencer single breasted blazer, marks and Spencer pin tuck relaxed mini dress, Louis Vuitton bag, French sole glitter ballet pumps

Blazer - Marks & Spencer *
Dress - Marks & Spencer *
Shoes, French Sole, similar here

my midlife fashion, marks and Spencer pure cashmere hoodie, marks and Spencer single breasted blazer, marks and Spencer slip midi skirt, Isabel Marant goat suede ankle boots

Blazer - Marks & Spencer *
Hooded Jumper - Marks & Spencer *
Skirt - Marks & Spencer *
Boots - Isabel Marant, similar here

my midlife fashion, Isabel Marant Etoile leather biker jacket, marks and Spencer pure cashmere round neck jumper, marks and Spencer slip midi skirt, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers

Biker Jacket - Isabel Marant, similar here
Jumper - Marks & Spencer *
Skirt - Marks & Spencer *
Trainers - Golden Goose, similar here

Back to today & you know how I love a blazer!

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my midlife fashion, marks and Spencer single breasted blazer, Joseph cotton crew neck t shirt, j crew Cameron slim fit cigarette pants, golden goose superstar low top leather trainers, Louis Vuitton tote

Blazer - Marks & Spencer *
T-Shirt - Joseph
Trousers - J Crew
Trainers - Golden Goose

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Blazer - Marks & Spencer
T-Shirt - Marks & Spencer
Trousers - Marks & Spencer
Trainers - Marks & Spencer

Enjoy your Sunday ladies & if you do find yourself in need of some new sleepwear this season, then don't forget to support the campaign.

Back as always in the morning.

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