Thursday, 3 March 2011

Take 10 - Matalan Bag challenge

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Tee - Topshop, Skirt - French Connection, Belt - Vintage, Shoes - Clarks, Bag - Matalan

So guess what? I am the newest member of the Take10 project, how exciting is that?! In case you aren't following it already, Take 10 is a great challenge where ten bloggers take a different item each month and style it in their own way. Sadly the last member to leave was Jazzabelle, who had to go due to other commitments, so I hope I do a good job of carrying the torch on.

For my first post we had to style This Matalan Bag, which was an unusual one for me as I don't often plan an outfit around a bag. Usually the outfit comes first and the bag is whatever I pick up when I'm heading out the door! I did really like this one though, and I can see myself using it again, but only if I carry less stuff around because it's tiny compared to what I usually lug around with me!

Do click on the links and check out the other girls blogs if you haven't already. Their Take 10 shots will be going up very soon!

35 comments:

FromGemWithLove said...

It's such a lovely bag! xx

Rachel said...

Wow - it's such a cute bag they've sent you all!

daisychain said...

I do so love that bag, and you look gorgeous. I really love the colours in this outfit!

PinkBow said...

you look fantastic! and welcome welcome welcome, i am so happy to have you on board!!

Sophie said...

i generally pick neutral bags that go with pretty much anything. Love your outfit, great maxi skirt :)
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Lauren said...

I love this bag!! You look stunning girl. I've seen a variation of it in SA but not as nice as this x

Kate said...

Wheeee! Congratuwelldone, honey. Can't wait to see more of your styling up!

E is for Eleanor said...

I LOVE this outfit! One of my faves, I'm so glad you're a part of Take10 :D x

Cherry Pullinger said...

I love the bag, I brought it myself last week!

Jazzabelle said...

welcome to take10 harriet! you are such a lovely and perfect addition to the project. i so adore your maxi skirt, it goes perfectly with the bag. xx

Alice said...

It's so lovely to see you part of Take 10. I am very fond of tapestry bags, they are forever timeless xx

Vicki said...

love how you styled it my dear and the collage is so lovely!! :) x

Helen said...

Aw I'm glad you're a take 10 girl! I love all of their blogs. This bag is lovely, I really need to check matalan out.

gee said...

how wonderful CONGRATS!!
i love this purse. tapestry is one of my all time favorite things for clothing and in my house. :)
you look beautiful. <3

Jen said...

Lovely to have you on board! You look great, I love the skirt. x

Chuck said...

You look mega sophis! LOVE your skirt - really fancy a silky maxi...

Hannah said...

lovely outfit and bag, the colours are all great

Maria said...

I love the colour of your t-shirt, absolutely gorgeous with the brown tones of the bag! I find that I fill up whatever size bag I have so a smaller one might be useful! :)

Maria xxx

ellio100 said...

congratulations on being part of the project! Your outfit is great - you've inspired me to plan an outfit around a bag :D

Sherin said...

Yay, you're a great addition. I love the skirt so much. It's so pretty.

Lulu B said...

Such a great idea, mataln are so innovative! :o) xx

Leia said...

I'm sooo happy to see you're the new take 10 girl! And you've styled this bag beautifully :)

Leia

Sarah said...

You look lush, I love the long skirt on you! That's a lovely bag, I can't really believe it's Matalan. And congrats for joining Take10 (bit jealous!).

Btw when you pose there I used to always think you were in an art gallery, haha! :)

Elle Enchanted said...

I love your take on this! Gorgeous outfit and the bag is adorable!

Veronica said...

Cute blog!

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Susie said...

I am obsessed with your long skirt, Harriet! Love, love it! Total perfection with the tee and bag too.

fritha louise said...

I love your skirt! And I like how you've styled it with a slouchy t-shirt to make it casual, but I can see that it would look just as good dressed up too.

WeShop said...

Love the long skirt, Harriet. It's so great to have you as part of the gang - thanks loads for doing such a grand job with the collage. xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

I think you've done a wonderful job styling your outfit around the bag - and great to to have you in our midst, Harriet!

Filipa said...

You're the perfect pick for Take 10 Harriet! :)I already love what you're doing, the skirt and shirt plain and the bag no plain at all :) haha! :) You rock and keep on rocking! :)

Anonymous said...

you have such a beatiful figure, curves in all the right places!

(realised thats a potentially strange comment to leave anonymously, i have deleted all my online accounts, i'm not just an anonymous perv!)

x

Lea said...

lovely,lovely,lovely :)
xx

beingdena said...

Harriet I can't say how happy I am that you're part of take 10. I love your style and look forward to seeing how you wear the different things you're given. This bag is gorgeous, I would have picked it up myself.

Hope you had a nice weekend.
Dena x

vint junky said...

Ahhh great news Harriet! You'll be a fantastic addition. Love the tones of the skirt and top with the bag x

Raji said...

Such a nice bag, I love how you styled it, that maxi skirt is great