Sunday, 13 April 2014

Style Challenge | M&S Leading Ladies Campaign

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Jumper* M&S / Jeggings* M&S / Necklace Debenhams / Bag* NICA / Sunglasses RayBans / Shoes* Daniel Footwear

M&S recently launched their Leading Ladies campaign to promote their latest collection for Spring/Summer. Featuring Annie Lennox, Emma Thompson, Alek Wek, Baroness Lawrence, Rachel Khoo, Lulu Kennedy, Roma Agrawal, Rita Ora and photographed by Annie Lebovitz, the newest campaign celebrates some of Britain's leading ladies and representing the work that they do within their industry. Personally, I am thrilled to see Emma Thompson as part of this because I think she's absolutely brilliant. Out of this group, Emma Thompson is my favourite! However, as much as I admire her, and she is beautiful (and wonderfully bonkers), I wouldn't want to dress like her. Not at this stage of my life, at least. I'm swaying more towards Rachel Khoo's style, as she is younger and has a petite frame. 

I actually spotted some nice things from M&S before Mother's Day, as I popped in to get some food to cook a Sunday dinner! I had a little look around and was immediately (naturally!) draw to the florals, the pleats and a few pastel coloured coats hanging on the railings near the food hall. I tend to admire these pieces from afar, because I already know that the dresses will be too big, the trousers too long and the coats will drown me. This floral pleated midi dress caught my attention and if it was several inches shorter, I'd grab it and make a beeline for the checkout! 

M&S set me a style challenge and I cautiously stepped out of my comfort zone as I agreed to this. I like the style of some of their designs, it's just that I often have troubles with the sizing. I had a browse online and spotted the white jumper from the Pretty Pastels collection, one of the four key trend from the Leading Ladies range shot by Annie Lebovitz. The jumper is a cropped fit (but "cropped" never means CROPPED in M&S terms) and I've got a couple of knitwear from Per Una, so I had no worries there, I knew the jumper would be the perfect length on me. I also decided on a pair of jeggings (my very first pair!) and I'm actually really excited at how comfortable they are! They are available in petite, with their smallest size starting from a 6 and you can choose between short or regular leg. I've gone for the short leg, which gives a trendy "ankle grazer" look (or "half mast" if you're old fashioned!) but it looks alright with a pair of black pointed court shoes, I reckon! The bag from NICA makes the outfit complete, giving it a casual and laid-back vibe. I'm happy with the outcome of this challenge, because I came away thinking that what I would usually considered "mumsy" can actually be transformed to a look that I feel comfortable in. If it hasn't been so windy lately, I'd have my hair down and pop my fedora hat on with this outfit! Can't cope with this windy-ness!!

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24 comments

  1. I really like this look, sleek and classic. Very m&s
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  2. The bag looks gorgeous with the necklace! It's such a beautiful color. Jeggings aren't that great on me but I think that these are great! Color for those are great as well.

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  3. The jumper is lovely. I don't think I own any clothing from M&S.
    Rubi x
    The Den

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  4. I love this look, it's so chic and simple !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  5. You look gorgeous here, so elegant!

    Maria xxx

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  6. Sarah that necklace is so beautiful, as indeed is the whole look :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  7. Sweet pictures and a great look - amazing necklace! :)
    Kisses
    Tabea

    Auf Wolke 3

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  8. Such a chic look! Love that necklace; I've been totally into statement necklaces to dress up a simple outfit.
    xoxo Aimee
    Bows&Beau-ties
    Ps. Giveaway on my blog going on Right Now! http://www.bowsandbeau-ties.com/2014/04/fabuluxe-1st-birthday-party-giveaway.html

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  9. Ohhh I like it! Such a cute outfit!

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  10. Really lovely outfit, the picture of you and your dog is adorable!x

    Lauren Evie

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  11. I love how sophisticated this outfit is!! It looks so good and I love the bag!!
    Your dog is so cute btw
    Little Beauty Blog
    Elizabeth x

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  12. Does Bonnie have any siblings I can steal??? she is soooo cute. You look lovely, I love the white jumper xx

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  13. This look is so elegant and grown up Sarah! It's been a while since I've been on your blog. Love this look and gorgeous shoes from Daniel Footwear - their main shop is just around the corner from my flat in Leeds!

    Mags xx

    (My latest post ** Great Gatsby Inspired **)

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  14. Such a cute outfit :) x

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Wow! you looking so cute with this glasses! your style impressed me. Thanks for your nice post.

    http://spoiledyouagain.com

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  16. You look so sophisticated, Sarah. M&S has some really nice pieces if you know how to wear them. :)

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I wouldn't have guessed these are jeggings! You look so polished.

    I'm always so confused by M&S. Their new creative director hired last year seemed to have made some positive changes with a sleek collection unveiled, but it all just looks like same as before nowadays. I'm sure there must be some lovely items such as this jumper, but pretty things like this should be easily visible.

    I hope on the heels of such a diverse campaign that they kick start things and start taking different shapes, sizes and styles into consideration.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?

    x

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  18. I love this outfit! Your glasses look so chic! Aww and BonBon is the cutest <3

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  19. Wow! you look gorgeous! You have an amazing figure girl :D
    Also your dog is adorable, like a little teddy bear :3

    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  20. Your doggy is so cuuuute :p

    Melanie xx outofstandards.blogspot.fr

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  21. Jumper and Necklace with sunglasses is looking ausome.
    http://www.newvibe.ie/category/Women-Jumpsuit

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  22. That bag is killing it! I love it - the color, the details, everything! <3 And your dog is so adorable!

    www.FashionContainer.com
    xx, Malena

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