ds1 ds2 ds3 ds4 ds5 ds6 ds7To celebrate the launch of the new DS 3 car I was challenged last week to head to Westfield London and find an outfit inspired by Iris Apfel, the face of New DS 3.

Last Saturday I went down to check out the car which was also in Westfield London and get some inspiration.The DS 3 has all the charm you would expect from a Parisian car and is widely customisable to fit your style and offer maximum comfort.

To celebrate the launch of the new Stylish DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio they have collaborated with the amazing fashion icon and business woman, Iris Apfel. Her style is avant-garde and possibly not you would typically expect from a 94 year old lady. The fashion icon is known for her bold combinations of patterns, jewellery and accessories as well as her oversized glasses.

Taking inspiration for both Iris Apfel and the DS 3 I headed to the shops to find something that would also fit my style and work with my current wardrobe. I found this Zara dress which I fell in love with, I love the mixture of prints and the bright colours which I actually rarely wear. Although Iris Apfel always opts for flats I love heels so I teamed it with some over the knee heeled boots and I love the look.

I must admit I really fell in love with the car and the Cabrio is particularly impressive!
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outfit monochrome winterI’m a summer gal, I love bare legs, summer dress and an arm stacked full of brightly coloured bracelets. However, I live in London and summer days are rare and instead I’ve had to learn to dress for winter. Winter can be long so I’ve had to learn to love it (well like it) and to dress for it. I think the clothes you wear can really affect your mental attitude and I know that as soon as I wear an ill-fitting dress I don’t feel at my best. I’m excited to be working with Weight Watcher’s again on this post and I really hope it helps everyone on their journey to be nicer to themselves. Again, if you haven’t seen the #WomenKind video then do click here, watch that and then come back here so you have a better understand of what I am talking about.

1.Invest in a great coat
In winter your coat is often one of the only things that gets seen when you’re out and about on a daily basis. Coats can be expensive but it’s worth investing in one that will last you, look stylish and keep you warm. I personally love longer woollen coats as I think they’re really versatile and look effortless. If you’re investing in more than one coat then I would recommend a parka which will keep you extra warm on more casual winter days.

2. Don’t forget to layer
Layering seems to be a bit of a winter trend every season and it’s clear to see why, it’s pretty cold outside and it’s the most stylish way to stay warm. Don’t be afraid to really pile them up; a shirt under a jumper, under a jacket, under a coat, under a scarf.

3. Get creative
It’s easy to get bored of winter clothing, especially coats which are often worn almost daily, so get creative. Add a belt to your favourite coat, a different colour ribbon to your favourite fedora or even get the buttons changed on a coat you’ve fallen out of love with.

4. Add prints or colour
It’s much easier to wear black and grey all winter but adding pattern can really help brighten up your outfit and your day. The easiest way to do this is by adding a fun scarf or even a red lip.

5. Make sure it fits
This isn’t just a winter tip but more of a life one, don’t buy a smaller size in the hope one day it will fit or buy it slightly bigger just in case. Buying the right size will insure that it looks as good as possible and therefore you will feel as good as possible too. If you’re usually a size 12 but a size 16 fits better in a particular style of trousers then get the 16 and vice versa.

6. Have fun
You’re outfit isn’t permanent, at the end of the day you’ll be taking it off so have fun with it. Play with different styles, colours, prints and just have fun!

Since I am working with Weight Watcher on helping women feel confident on the inside and out I would love to hear your advice for your fellow WomanKind in the comments below!

I really had no idea what to call this post or even how to go about writing it but it’s something I’ve always wanted to write a little bit about, ever since starting my blog a good few years ago.

I’ve been blessed or cursed (which ever way you want to see it) with a bigger bust (typically a 32FF), it’s never really bothered me as I think they fit proportionately to the rest of my body but buying bras that fit has always been a bit of a challenge.

The first thing I have to recommend is getting measured, every time I try a new place I get measured! Your bra size is likely to change depending on your weight, hormones, age and simply because our bodies change. A good bra is always essential, bra fitting services are free and most places offer it. I promise it’s not at all scary!

Many years ago I use to love La Senza, they were great until they got bought out and no longer stock my size nor do I quite understand the whole sizing concept. Everyone tells me to go to Marks & Spencer and they do have beautiful bras but I think the fact they also have some not so nice ones has put me off a little bit especially as I find they only have a handful of nice ones in my size.

My most recent discoveries have been Next and Rigby & Peller both very different but great for anyone looking for a bra thats a DD+.

I’ll start with Next who have really upped their game in almost everything recently, I use to think of Next as a shop my mum might shop at but all my friends have been raving about their clothes and homewear section whilst I’ve been raving about their underwear. I’ve got the Lizzie and Phoebe designs which are both very different but excellent quality, affordable and really comfortable. I find the whole range to be the perfect balance of sexy and practical.

Onto Rigby & Peller which are more of a luxury brand and a store I’d never been in because I thought it was too expensive. When I went in I did find it to be more expensive than highstreet stores but not quite as expensive as I imagined, it’s largely still affordable although I would probably just buy a few staple piece instead of all my underwear.

The quality of the bras is really what you pay for, theres a great attention to detail, the materials are all luxurious and I love almost every style they carry. They even taylor underwear so if they don’t have your size in the exact bra you want you can get one altered to fit! I picked up a beautiful black lace one from Maison Lejaby which is one of the prettiest bras I own and a Simone Perele one which is the most comfortable one I own, I would happily wear it every single day!

Since it’s party season I have to also recommend the Wonderbra Strapless bra, I wouldn’t bother with anything else. All other strapless bras don’t offer me enough lift, are uncomfortable and really flatten my boobs but this does the opposite. I’ve had a few of these over the years and they’re excellent!

PS. I also like Ann Summers, they also have lovely great comfy items not just the kinky stuff.

 It’s hard to believe since it rained to heavily (and was so cold) the whole of yesterday but we actually had some lovely weather here in London on the weekend. I had a few new bits which I was looking forward to wearing and felt that the nice weather would be a great reason to do so.

I’ve been trying to get myself out of jeans and was browsing the internet for some shift dresses that I could wear with tights when I came across this pinafore which caught my attention. The fact that it’s black appealed to me instantly, I like the length of the skirt, especially as it’s getting a little colder and I have nothing like this in my wardrobe. It’s the perfect dress to take you from summer to autumn (which starts tomorrow!) and I’m looking forward to playing around and layering it over jumpers when the weather gets a little colder.

This time I put it over this very pretty and easy to wear Zara T-shirt, it’s nothing too fancy but I think that the pattern is almost lace like and makes it more versatile.

My shoes were also a recent purchase which you may have seen in my recent Primark Haul (link here), I love Primark heels as I find them very comfortable and of course quite inexpensive too. I love these as I’m really into both lace-up and pointy heels- and these are both! I wore this for quite a while this day and they were no different to my previous Primark heels, very comfy but also really pretty- and all for £14! Along with the shoes, my jacket is also Primark (£25)- it’s a great colour, inexpensive and perfect for this type of in-between weather.

My Parfois bag was a holiday purchase and although I usually sling if over my shoulder I instead opted to tuck in the handle and wear it as an oversized clutch. These Quay glasses also pretty much haven’t left my face for the past few months and I’m sad that the summer sun is disappearing away and sooner or later these will have to put away too…

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Can you believe autumn is just a few weeks away? It’s actually really starting to feel like it here in London and I’m really look forward to layering up with shades of rust, suede dresses and knee high boots. Below is my dream wardrobe for the following season, let me know what would be in yours in the comments!

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