Thursday, 8 September 2011

Day 1 - Marks and Spencer Challenge

Thursday Harriet
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Trousers courtesy M&S, Shirt - M&S (really old), Scarf - Vintage, Watch courtesy H Samuel, Socks - Dorothy Perkins, Shoes - really old from America

I feel incredibly excited and lucky today, as I've been invited to help celebrate the release of the Autumn/Winter Limited collection at Marks and Spencer.

Everyday for the next week I'll be styling some of the items from the collection - yup that's a blog post every day for the next seven days, eek!

If you'd like to, I should point out you can like my outfits on the Marks and Spencer Facebook Page and I could win a trip to Paris, but of course if you'd rather just sit back and enjoy my outfits on here that's perfectly fine too! (and if you don't want to do either of those things, well why on earth are you reading a fashion blog?!)

Today's outfit was a little bit 50s inspired - the trousers M&S sent me are a gorgeous colour, and such a nice shape too. I had to roll them up a little as I'm such a shortie, but they are the first pair of trousers I've put on and genuinely loved in a long time, so I'm very excited about that as it's a whole new sartorial direction for me!

26 comments:

Hazel said...

Ohh how exciting - sounds like a great challenge!

Style Eyes said...

I love the way you have styled these trousers. I am really short too and find Marks and Spencers is about the only place I can buy trousers to fit. Can't wait to see more of your outfits.

Tamsin said...

They really suit you! I've been dreaming about some purple trousers but I'm gonna wait for a bit of weight loss too..I love m&s! x

beingdena said...

these trousers really suit you and I actually love them rolled up.

What exciting project. I look forward to seeing your outfits.

x

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

M&S team is pretty good at marketing. They have beautiful girls such as yourself modelling their garments in blogland. The colour of the trousers is very pretty on you. What a lovely shade of blue.

alliejayne said...

Great trousers and great styling :)
I'm loving the 50's influence, very on trend.
I really like the turned up edges, I only ever wear trousers turned up myself (i'm tall with short legs) and I think turn ups are the way to go this season!
Can't wait to see your next few outfit posts :)

xx


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Peacock's Hat said...

I am quite sad I wasn't invited to be in this challenge, since I go on about M&S all the time! Then again, I have just started working for them so I probably can't for legal reasons! I have seen these trousers and have been tempted to try them on, definitely will have to now since I can see they are not too horribly tapered.

Lizzy said...

Lucky you, I hope you get some nice clothes out of this! Judging by those blue trousers, which are lush, I can't wait to see the rest of the outfits! M&S have some gorgeous cocoon coats in their current collection that might accidentally work their way into my closet. x

Temporary:Secretary said...

This is a fab opportunity, lucky girly! You look fab and those trouser are gorgeous, really nice colour for A/W! x

Little Ghost said...

You do the 50's thing so perfectly! It really seems to be just 'you' somehow. Love those heels with the pants, and especially the scarf. The challenge sounds fun, too - I would be terrified! :)

Emily said...

Love the trousers!! And what a great idea :) xx

Cat said...

Your lacy trousers socks are beautiful!!! xx Cat

Emma said...

These trousers look perfect with the shoes and headscarf, love it!

Emily @ Wardrobe Block said...

This is a wonderful challenge! I've always been a fan of M&S, and think they've improved so much over the past few years. I love the trousers! Lovely styling :)

PinkBow said...

Love love love these trousers... But especially with the lace socks & peep-toes. Heading over to vote right now!

daisychain said...

Oh Harriet, you look amazing, so off to vote.

Sherin said...

Sounds like such a fun challenge. I love those trousers. They're a great colour! I never knew M&S could do anything so great. I usually avoid shopping there!

Miss Raj said...

wow looking great Harriet. I love those trousers on you, you're really rocking the look. Looking forward to tomorrows post! x

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Super cute! Love the color of your pants!

Little Lj said...

OH YAYYY! I LOVE M&S!!!

Love this outfit.. argh the trousers, the socks the shoes the whole thing! Right up my street.

I can tell your posts this week are going to directly result in a drain on my funds as I scramble to buy the pieces myself!!

Lil said...

Yay for M&S! I love these trousers. Liking the 50s look on you! X

Maria said...

LOVE this outfit so much, definitely my favourite :)

Maria xxx

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the retro vibe and the scarf in your hair! Good luck with the comp :) xxx

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Love the trousers, such a great colour and shape, love the look you've put together and can't wait to see more! 7 pretty outfits of yours in 7 days- HELLO!

Kimberlee said...

Congrats on the challenge - you look great!

marble top dining tables said...

This is a fab opportunity, lucky girly! You look fab and those trouser are gorgeous, really nice colour for A/W! x