Friday, 22 July 2011

This lady of the flowers.

I was really excited when Matalan asked me to be part of this month's Bloggers Style Project. To summarise - they give four lucky bloggers £50 to buy an outfit fitting a theme, and then hold a vote for the best outfit (the winner gets another £50 voucher). Not gonna lie, though, I was a bit scared about the theme - my style isn't all that adventurous, so I was worried it was going to be 'trousers' or 'androgyny' or something that just isn't me. So I was overjoyed when it was announced as 50's Glamour. Perfect!

I decided to really commit to the theme and went for 50s inspired hair and lashings of red lipstick. I have an uneasy relationship with red lippy. I love it - in theory - but I've never worn it out of the house other than to a fancy dress party. I think my problem is I've never found one that really suits me - a trip to MAC for some advice is on my agenda when I next visit London.

Spending £50 in a bargainous shop like Matalan is quite a challenge - especially when there's a sale on! I managed to spend exactly £50 on my outfit (although annoyingly I forgot to include the clutch in the photo on Matalan's blog) and was pretty pleased with myself - also I was careful to only buy things that I knew I'd wear again. I've already taken the belt and super soft cardi on a few outings!

Small fascinator £2 (sold out online) 
Shoes £9 (sold out online) 
Clutch Bag £5 (sold out online) 
= £50 exactly!

Other than the gorgeous dress - love those vibrant colours - my favourite part was the fascinator. I actually combined two fascinators to make a real statement, but I loved the net headband most. I gripped the netting down slightly for a more dramatic look - now to work out when I can wear this again. To Sainsbury's?
It's the first time I've done something like this and I really enjoyed it. Oh - and I'd really appreciate it if you voted for me, pretty pretty please!!



  1. Such a lovely outfit, very 50's! (Which is good, considering that was the aim...) xx
    Sirens and Bells

  2. You look amazing, love the dress and can't believe the fascinator was only £2! Just voted for you - good luck! x

  3. Amazing ! Fabulous dress and great pics.

  4. Stunning dress, it suits you perfectly! I'll definitely be voting for you

  5. Good luck with the competition!

  6. You did a great job with the 50's glamour theme. The fascinator is a great piece.

  7. I absolutely love your outfit - off to vote asap!

  8. Only £15 for the dress? It would be perfect for work, such a great length!

    Love the way you have interpreted the theme, you look lovely!

  9. I just discovered your blog and I absolutely adore your style, you are lovely! The dress you chose is very sweet, I am loving the print. The 50s style suits you really well x

  10. Voted! You look fantastic, the 50's style just looks great on you :) I love the dress and the fascinator xx

  11. You look lovely, that clutch is gorgeous!

    Maria xxx

  12. You look AMAZING from top to toe! xx


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