Thursday, 14 April 2011

Take 10 Challenge - Peacocks Dress

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Peacocks Collage 600

Sherin - Sarah - Sabine - Ellie - Me - Jen - Vicki - Paula - MJ - Suzie
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Dress - Courtesy of Peacocks, Cardigan - H&M, Boater Hat - Snoxells of Luton, Shoes - Courtesy of Bertie

I was so happy to receive the latest item for the Take10 project - this peacocks dress. The only word I can think of to describe it is pretty, and it is just that! When I first saw it my instinct was to try and de-pretty it a bit, but I have to say Leia's recent post about just letting something girly and feminine be girly and feminine really stuck with me. I suppressed my urges to 'toughen up' the dress and decided to take girly and feminine as my inspiration and go with it. Hence all the bows!

Having said that I really loved this challenge because to begin with I didn't think there were that many ways to style up a dress. It's certainly much easier to add a bag or a top to an outfit, and to style it a completely different way, but my fellow take10 girls have certainly managed to prove it can be done with a dress too!

I have taken so much inspiration from them all this challenge, each of them has really made the dress different and in keeping with their own style. Special thanks to Suzie who stepped in at the last moment to fill in for this challenge too. Adele is off travelling (lucky thing!) and so is unable to continue as a take10 girl. She will definitely be missed.

38 comments:

Rosie said...

beautiful <3
love the colour and print!
not something I'd usually pick up in a shop, but it looks amazing on! :D
Rosie xo

Lulu B said...

Wow love this dress its so pretty! I love the way you have styled it. Loving nudes at the moment xx :o)

Susie said...

Love how you styled this, Harriet! it looks so pretty on you! Love how you knotted the sweater right above the bow--brilliant! xoxoxox

Sophie said...

This is my sort of dress! I love ald fashion inspiried pieces! Love the way you have knotted the cardigan above the bow. Also the straw hat is amazing!
Sophie
x

Jo said...

The hat goes with it beautifully! I love seeing everyone's different take on the dress!

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Dree said...

This dress is just so lovely!

daisychain said...

Ohh it's gorgeous and goes perfectly with your wonderful shoes!

Amy said...

You look really lovely in this. Gorgeous! <3

Sophie - Country girl said...

oh so pretty. Love your styling here! The collage is fab, great to see how everyone else wore it too.
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Lauren said...

Oh my gosh Harriet, this is my fave outfit of yours of all time! I LOVE that you kept it girly. You look absolutely stunning.

Alexandra said...

This dress is gorgeous. You've style it so well. I love how feminine and pretty it looks, an I love your shoes.
The Take10 challenge is such a good idea.

Rachel said...

This is just lovely! I like how you've styled it with the boater hat x

Penny said...

such a nice spring dress!and i like how you all styled it!remixes are my favourite posts!

Vicki said...

love how you styled in harriet!! the hat and shoes look so great with it :) xo

Leia said...

Harriet! When I was looking at your pictures I was thinking, 'I LOVE the way she's styled this, I think this may be my favorite out of all 10' and then I saw that you mentioned my 'there's no such thing as being too feminine' post. Haha! I guess I'm easy to please, anything girly gets a thumbs up from me. But honestly, the pastels look so pretty on you and the hat is the perfect finishing touch. I can imagine you having a delish picnic, lounging in the sun with a flute of champagne, wearing this outfit! You are a stunner Harriet. And SUCH a good photographer (I know I say this all the time, but I really mean it)!

Leia

Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

I really enjoy these posts. It's so interesting seeing how each of you changes the item up to make it suit your personal style. And I'm mad in love with this dress. Pink, polka dots, uber feminine - definitely up my alley. ;)

Still in love with your shoes, too. I might just become your shoe stalker. Haha.

Maria said...

You look beautiful! Even though it's pretty it's not saccharine which I like :)

Maria xxx

Sherin said...

The dress was definitely really pretty and feminine. I really loved it.
And I do love how you wore it. The shoes you paired it with are so pretty.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Your channelling the prettiness of the dress so well, Harriet. And what is it with the straw hats? Like strawberries and cream...

E is for Eleanor said...

you look so amazing here harriet! I love the dress on you :) x

Hannah said...

you look so pretty harriet, it really sits you


Bow Dream Nation xx

Style Eyes said...

A really pretty dress and kind of suprised it is from Peacocks, it looks really expensive.

Love the garden photos such a beautiful backdrop.

WeShop said...

This dress is perfect for you, Harriet. The hat is great with it. Thanks again for doing such a fab job with the collage. xx

Kimberlee said...

Super cute! Love the hat ;)

Sarah said...

When I read Ellie's post, I had a feeling I knew which shoes you'd choose. They go perfectly with this! You look beautiful, I love it with the hat!

PinkBow said...

i love the neutral palette you chose harriet and the pics you took

Cait said...

Such a pretty dress, I love how you matched it with your shoes.

Cait x

Winnie said...

Oh I have loved seeing this dress on everyone. The cardigan/shrug you've paired with it looks like the most perfect colour! Love it Harriet!

danniekate said...

i love how vintage cute you've made this, and lovely hat! xx

Helen said...

Yes I love how you've styled it too - especially the hat! Sometimes it's good to go super girly I think.

Forallthings said...

loving this challenge!

Imogen said...

Stunning, the best outfit I have seen in a very long time. I love the beautiful pink and everything goes so well together. I adore the way you styled it, so beautiful.

Pretty Things said...

beautiful dress, so versatile

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xxx

janettaylor said...

Just lovely!

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Miri said...

Wohooo - you look stunning, I only know a few girls who can pull of a dress like that and you're definitely one of them!

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vint junky said...

Ahhh love how you've styled this harriet. You look positively peachy too
xxx

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abi2350 said...

That dress is very pretty I love your outfits they are so vintige I LOVE IT <3

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