A Challenge

Monday, 13 August 2012

There's a bit of an August challenge floating around in blogland.  Hazel, Char and Sophie have inspired me to join in with Only Once August.  Simple idea - you find the things from your wardrobe which are rarely or never worn and give them a try.  Now I am slightly handicapped by the fact that there isn't that much in my wardrobe that I haven't worn yet but I thought I'd have a bosh at doing it for a week. That also means daily outfit posts.  Gulp.  Oh well, here goes!



I found the skirt in a charity shop months ago and for whatever reason it hasn't been worn until now.  It's pretty but pleated skirts with big waistbandy bits have a nasty habit of being uber-unflattering over my stomach.  It doesn't look too awful here, although admittedly I could have picked a different top and shoes to make it look better.  I am not the best at getting ready in the morning though, so this was as good as it got today. Despite that, I think I'll keep it.



Cardi - New Look
Skirt - White Stuff, via charity shop
Flats - H&M sale

17 comments:

  1. That cardigan is so pretty. White Stuff is my favourite shop - good find to get one of their skirts in a charity shop as they hold their value well on eBay.

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  2. this is one of my all time favourite outfits on you Alex x

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  3. this is a really cute outfit! have to say those shoes are adorable! i want! xxx

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  4. Alex, I love that skirt. I will am thinking about doing the Only Once August but like yourself I don't think I have much in my wardrobe to start with. So I am setting myself a Pinterest/Magazine challenge instead xx But I really love that skirt.

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  5. That is such a sweet outfit, perfect for a summery day! Good luck with the challenge! Xo

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  6. I think this is a great challenge. The skirt is gorgeous and the colour really suits you.

    Caroline
    xxx

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  7. That skirt is so pretty-it looks like a Cath Kidston!
    Such a good idea to do this too....I should definitely get on board!
    XO Amie
    www.creditcrunchchic.com

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  8. Only Once August is such a great idea. I love the print on this skirt!
    xx

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  9. Thats a beautiful skirt Alex. A keeper for sure. I'm like you and wear everything I have, even if it's not often.

    X x

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  10. Ah pretty skirt! You don't get White Stuff in the charity shops round here!!

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  11. What a lovely pattern, I wish I found White Stuff stuff in my local charity shops. Welcome to the challenge :)

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  12. I love the cardi - cute hearts, and it works so well with the awesome skirt! :)

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  13. Such a lovely outfit, I ADORE your cardigan!

    Maria xxx

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  14. This is so pretty and adorable!
    xx

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  15. What a great idea, I'll look forward to your other posts.
    Those shoes are gorgeous!

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  16. I have the skirt wants. You have all the charity shop luck for our area I'm sure.

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  17. Welcome to the challenge! That outfit is so pretty, love the colours and the gorgeous pleated skirt x

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