This is the first year I’ve properly celebrated International Women’s Day, but given the year us ladies have endured, I think we deserve a day devoted to us.  In an age of #TimesUp and #MeToo, I wanted to talk about some of the more positive messages out there.

There are two brands I really wanted to highlight for their inclusive nature and female empowerment.  The first is the clothing brand, Elvi which I’ve only come to know recently.  Elvi began as a plus size clothing brand for women, stocking sizes UK14-26.  However, as of January, they widened their sizing range from size UK8-28.



They believe the future of fashion is inclusivity and I couldn’t be more excited by this new direction.  To have a brand which caters for #EveryBODY is absolutely amazing.

Your size shouldn’t dictate your style, instead brands should be designing for all body shapes.  There is such a gaping hole in the fashion industry for brands like Elvi who embrace and stock ALL sizes and it’s great to see them filling this gap.



I also adore their refreshing imagery which features women of all shapes and sizes standing shoulder to shoulder, just as we do in real life.  Reality isn’t 6ft girl, after 6ft girl with a tiny waist and flawless skin.  The sooner we eradicate this false image of “perfection” the better.

As if all that isn’t enough, their clothes are absolutely gorgeous and very affordable.  See some of my favourites HERE (I already have this stunning dress in my closet), HERE, HERE and HERE.



The second brand I had to mention is a makeup and skincare favourite of mine, Mary Kay.  Mary Kay is a billion-dollar beauty brand which currently employs over 5000 staff and has a network of 3.5 million salespeople.  These numbers are truly staggering but what’s even more impressive, is its humble beginnings and strong mission statement.



One of Mary Kay’s biggest desires was to create a brand which empowered women and gave back to the community.

For those that don’t know Mary Kay, it’s sold via a distribution network of independent beauty consultants.  More often than not, these beauty consultants tend to be women who require flexible hours, such as mums, or women with an entrepreneurial spirit who struggled to get work elsewhere for various reasons.  Essentially, Mary Kay provides the tools for women to become their own success.



As a part of this powerful legacy of female empowerment, Mary Kay is a huge supporter of domestic violence charities and shelters.  They also provide microloans to help women start their own businesses and leadership development programmes to inspire young women to reach their full potential.



Aside from all of this, their products are absolutely amazing.  The next time you’re thinking of doing a beauty splurge I highly recommend finding out who your nearest beauty consultant is and contacting them.  If you’re in the UK you can find out who it is HERE and if you’re in the US HERE.  By buying from Mary Kay you’re safe in the knowledge you’re getting amazing products AND supporting women across the globe.

Finally, all that’s left to do is wish you a very Happy International Women’s Day! Remember the future is definitely female.


Outfit details: Tee – ELVI | Skirt – Finders Keepers (similar HEREHERE) | Jacket – Acne Studios (find HERE in black & HERE in red) | Belt – Louis Vuitton (find HERE & HERE in red) | Shoes – Christian Dior (similar HERE & HERE) | Bag – Chanel (find HERE in black & HERE in beige)


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  1. jane March 8, 2018 / 7:55 am

    Happy International Day babe.
    You look so powerful and chic in this look.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you so much Jane, hope you had a great day xx

  2. Vivian March 8, 2018 / 9:38 am

    Happy International Women’s Day girl! You look absolutely lovely in this neutral outfit! Love the Everybody tee from Elvi! And I love the story behind this brand 🙂 I couldn’t agree more, size doesn’t matter for fashion!

    Hope you are having an amazing week so far 🙂

    Vivian x


    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Yes to fashion for #everyBODY! Hope more brands follow suit xx

  3. Lorna March 8, 2018 / 11:49 am

    I’ve never really celebrated international women’s day either, so it’s kind of new to me! I’m always happy to celebrate and support everyone regardless, but it’s nice to have a day for it. You look amazing as always! That leather jacket is stunning and the LV belt, as well as the Chanel tote, you always have me admiring your accessories lol!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      I admire all your accessories too, you have the best selection! xx

  4. Gil Zetbase March 8, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    Awesome outfit!
    Happy Women’s day!
    Gil Zetbase

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

  5. Jennifer March 8, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    You look stunning!!! Elvi sounds like a wonderful brand and I love what they are doing! Mary Kay is also a great brand too!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      They are both such great brands, I love that they are championing inclusivity and female empowerment xx

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

  6. yuka March 8, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I love when brands break the mold! Especially in the fashion world because it used to be so exclusive. Happy women’s day to you babe!


    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Totally agree! It’s all about inclusivity and female empowerment xx

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you so much, I thought the tee was very apt for International Women’s Day xx

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you Zorica xx

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you so much doll xx

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much Jessica xx

  7. Marisa Cavaleiro March 9, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    I love those kind of knit skirts. And that one has a very sexy fit. I also love the other items in the look, you’re perfect!


    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      YAY, that’s so great to hear, thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      I’m currently obsessing over nudes! Hope you had a good day hun xx

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      You’re so lovely, thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd March 12, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you Sarah xx

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:25 am

      I’m obsessed with brands that celebrate and support women xx

  8. Vika March 9, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Thanks a lot for the interesting post) Have a nice weekend)

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:25 am

      Thanks so much doll xx

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:26 am

      Thank you so much Vaishali xx

  9. Kinga March 9, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    Very true post 🙂 Fantastic skirt ♥

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:27 am

      So glad you think so sweets! xx

  10. Marcia March 10, 2018 / 3:10 am

    Omg that knit skirt is everything girl! Ahhh I love it. Thanks for posting the yesstyle.com suggestions!

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:28 am

      So glad you liked the alternatives knitted skirt options! xx

  11. Flo la vita March 10, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Elvi sound like such an amazing brand! I love that they’re stocking such a range of sizes, more fashion brands need to be doing this too!


    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:29 am

      Totally agree! The more brands that do it the better xx

  12. Carmen March 10, 2018 / 11:03 am

    oh babe I LOVE this post and every little detail of it! You’re attitude is just gold and I love it how you spread it in your writing and of course in your outfits!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:29 am

      You are literally the loveliest lady EVER, thank you so so so much! xx

  13. Kim March 10, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    Happy International Womens Day! I love the texture of your skirt.

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:29 am

      Thank you, I love anything with a bit of cable knit! xx

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:31 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd March 18, 2018 / 1:10 am

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:42 am

      Thank you doll! xx

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:43 am

      You’re a sweetie, thank you so much! xx

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:44 am

      Awwww thank you so much! xx

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:49 am

      Thank you, hope you had a great day too lovely xx

    • thatnewd March 13, 2018 / 12:48 am

      Thank you so much hun xx

    • thatnewd March 18, 2018 / 1:16 am

      Totally agree! We need to celebrate us more often xx

  14. March Happy Thoughts March 13, 2018 / 12:49 am

    Every thing just so fits you so well! Happy International Women’s Day!

    • thatnewd March 18, 2018 / 2:07 am

      Thank you so much! Hope you had a great day doll xx

  15. Jessica March 14, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    What a fab outfit! So chic and edgy, Love that you paired it with those leather boots too dear. Anyway, Happy International Women’s Day!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • thatnewd March 23, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you so much hun! I hope you had a great day doll xx

  16. jani March 15, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    I too think that 2018 is the year of women, and for some reason thinking this way has helped me be more successful in keeping my goals. Also OMG Your whole outfit is perfection! Love everything from the boots to the belt and the top. Absolutely a favorite! Thanks for sharing!

    Jani | http://www.mylifeinmedicineblog.com

    • thatnewd March 18, 2018 / 2:28 am

      I totally relate to believing this is the year for women and being more successful because of it! Thank you so much for the kind comment hunny xx

  17. Mercy March 15, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    I used Mary Kay sometime ago but since I’ve lost contact with my beauty consultant I have forgotten about it too. But it has really good make-up products, their palette was flexible you can mix, match and refill. Nice to know about Elvi from your post. Super like your knitted skirt, looks warm. Wishing you a great weekend babe!


    • thatnewd March 18, 2018 / 2:30 am

      Mary Kay products are amazing quality and I think they are so underrated! xx

    • thatnewd March 18, 2018 / 2:32 am

      Thank you so much doll! Of course, I will follow you on Bloglovin hun xx

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