Necklace - c/o Walllpaper Rose, Bag - Mulberry
When Marks and Spencer asked me to take part in their week long style challenge I have to admit, I was a little unsure. Usually I avoid competitions at all costs and the thought of someone else choosing what I wear is my worst nightmare, which is exactly why I agreed to take part. I'm a creature of habit and it is high time that I was pushed out of my comfort zone. However, I would be telling a fib if I told you the thought of winning a trip to Paris and M&S vouchers to giveaway to a WD reader didn't nudge me toward taking part but the main reason was to broaden my sartorial horizons.
M&S sent me some key pieces from their Limited Edition collection and for the next week, alongside five other bloggers, I will be wearing an item everyday and blogging about it. M&S will be sharing our looks on their Facebook page and at the end of the challenge the blogger with the most votes (all you have to do is like on the one you like best) will be declared the winner.
Today was a day of firsts, the first day of the challenge and the first time I have ever worn trousers on this blog. If you don't count gym clothes or pyjamas (and I don't) I only own one pair of trousers - black high waist jeans and in the past year or so I have worn them a handful of times. It isn't that I have anything against them or even that I don't think they suit me, I simply prefer wearing skirts. Which is why it came as a very pleasant surprise how much I enjoyed wearing these chinos. Though they are nicely tailored they are still really comfortable. I was also surprised at how easily they were to style into my existing wardrobe. I choose to style it simply because today I was only working in my little studio but I could have just as easily worn it with heeled loafers, a blouse and neck tie like a bit of a dandy.