Girlfriend Talk + Marks and Spencer

Hi there! I’m excited to share this post with you today featuring some special ladies and some really fabulous fall fashion from UK retailer Marks and Spencer. The girls in these photos should look familiar to you as they have all made a handful of appearances on The Fashion Hour over the last couple of years (most recently here and here). We always have the best time together whether it be goofing off while shooting photos like these or just getting together for brunch or cocktails for a good quality girls night. Each and every one of these girls is special in their own way, has their own unique style, and run fantastic blogs full of fashion inspiration.

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Being a part of this “blogging world” for almost 3 years now has given me the opportunity to meet so many incredible people and I’m happy to say several of them have become close friends. I think sometimes there is a common misconception that bloggers are in constant competition with each other and aren’t really friends. I can’t speak for everyone in this industry but I know for me personally, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. You know that great (but kind of cliche) quote,

Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another”

That’s exactly how I feel. It’s hard for me to relate to people that feel like they need to put others down in order to build themselves up or make themselves feel unique. I prefer to focus on the positive things I see in people and I believe there is plenty of room for all of us to succeed (it’s a pretty big world we live in after all).

These girls and I have been through quite a bit together and have been there for each other to support, encourage (and of course snap each other’s photos along the way). I feel so grateful to have these strong, inspired, entrepreneurial-minded ladies in my life and hope you’ll check out their wonderful blogs if you haven’t already!

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I love getting together for these shoots because not only do we have a lot of fun (I tend to get in trouble for talking too much during photos and end up laughing the whole time #notamodel) but I also love seeing everyone’s different style. We partnered with Marks and Spencer to share some easy transitional pieces from summer to fall that are not only adorable and fashionable, but a great price point! We can all be pretty picky but each of us found countless pieces we fell in love with and I guarantee you will be seeing more pieces from Marks and Spencer on the blog very soon. If you’re not already familiar with them, Marks and Spencer is a leading retailer in the UK offering British style for women, men, children, and home accessories. I am obsessed with my oversized coatigan (coat meets cardigan) and love how easy it is to escalate a simple jeans and tee outfit to fall-inspired style. You can visit the Marks and Spencer site here, but scroll down to shop all of our looks!

My Outfit

Plaid Coatigan Checkered Oversized Cardigan Checkered Marks and Spencer Coatigan Jeans Tee Oversized Coatigan Grey Suede Ankle Boots marcspencersnatalie-10 marcspencersnatalie-20 marcspencersnatalie-7 marcspencersnatalie-18

Oversized Coatigan

Skinny Jeans

Ankle Boots

Lynlee – Gal About Town

Gal About Town Blog

Silk Shirt (worn as a dress)

Coat

Ankle Boots

Christina – Fashion & Frills

Fashion & Frills Blog

Jacket

Velvet Skirt

Pumps

Amanda – The Miller Affect

The Miller Affect Blog

Striped Shirt Dress

Wool Coat

Black Ankle Boots

Taylor – Dallastyle Blog

Dallastyle Blog

Jacquard Dress

Turtleneck

Over-the-Knee Boots

Feel free to leave a comment or email me (hello@thefashionhour.com) if you have any questions about sizing. Marks and Spencer shipping is FREE over $50 and it ships express meaning you get your order super fast (I got mine in literally a day and a half!)! 

Thank you for reading!

The Fashion Hour Blog

Thank you to Shopping Links and Marks and Spencer for sponsoring this post! As always, opinions are my own!

Photos by: Mary Summers

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5 Comments

  1. Friday, September 30, 2016 / 4:32 am

    Love this post Natalie! It is so wonderful to see a group of girls empower eachother and be so supportive of one another. Thanks for setting a great example for new bloggers and entrepreneurs!
    -love, hausofhope

    • Natalie
      Saturday, October 1, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Hope!! I think the more of us that support each other the more we will all succeed in the end! <3

  2. Friday, September 30, 2016 / 6:27 am

    Such a sweet post, Natalie!! There’s nothing better than woman supporting woman, love the group shots! As for the outfits, your sweater is so chic and comfy looking and Christina’s metallic pleated skirt is TDF! Have a fabulous weekend and keep up the girl power<3
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    • Natalie
      Saturday, October 1, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Tess! It’s all about the girl power, right?! And this sweater really is the coziest thing ever! Marks and Spencer has so many great pieces! Have a great weekend! <3

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