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08 September 2011

Style Challenge: Day One

Day 1
Jumper - Zara, Chinos - c/o M&S, Loafers - New Look,
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.

21 comments:

  1. Those trousers are such an amazing colour! Can't wait to see what else you wear x

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  2. So great outfit! And bag, oh, love this bag! :)

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  3. You look beautiful lady :) I will go vote for you now!

    And i know what you mean about wearing pants. I have black jeans which get worn very very rarely (and there is no photographic evidence of them) but otherwise it's dresses and skirts for me everyday... for me i just feel more comfortable, like it suits my figure more than pants. But you look great, I'm enjoying seeing a different side of your style!

    Good luck with the competition :)

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  4. i love how some of these british brands have started to 'rebrand' to become more fashionable - it really gives blogs an opportunity to be part of something exciting! i'm really jealous!

    and i LOVE how you've styled these. so relaxed.

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  5. I never really would've thought to go to M and S for chinos, but these look gorgeous!xx

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  6. You look lovely. Can't wait to see the rest of the challenge. Good luck in the competition!
    Kelly xo

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  7. Love the blue and the grey together! :) xx

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  8. You look great, everything goes really well together and I would never have thought it was M&S x

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  9. This style challenge sounds absolutely delightful! How fun that your clothes are chosen for you, such a great way to experiment with new looks. I absolutely adore these pants on you the colour is gorgeous, and your styling (as always) is really spot on & just plain gorgeous!! Can't wait to see more. xo veronika

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  10. You look stunng - I really love the trousers on you!

    When I logged onto the M&S facebook page this morning and saw all of my 'competition' I thought 'bye bye Paris!' - everyone looks so stunning!

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  11. I really like how they look on you, and you have such an amazing way with sweaters! I suppose that's a strage-ish thing to say, but you always look so cozy!

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  12. great outfit love the casual look and colours

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  13. Great casual looking outfit love the colours

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  14. Oh I like them. Excellent marketing from M&S!
    Claire

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  15. You look so pretty in those trousers, although it is a tad weird seeing you in them


    www.converseandchords.blogspot.com

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  16. I never thought id see the day!!! Caitlin Harrington in trouser trousers. They look great on you dude. I love the simple styling. I feel like all I wear is trousers like this. Ethan hates it, he says I have granny crotch. X

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  17. I love the look of these chinos - which I am also into as a usual-trouser-hater! Lovely colour though.

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  18. just come across your blog, i love your outfits and style. definitely following :) x

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  19. Love this!

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  20. WOW!Great blog,first time I visited, but I'll follow for sure! :)

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