We’ve asked our lovely menswear buyer, Dorothy, to be the first person to take on our Five Day Littlewoods Challenge. Find out more about the challenge here, and read on to see how Dorothy got on with day two of the challenge and find out how you can be in a winner in today’s giveaway!
I was actually looking forward to trying the French Connection shirt as I’m not normally much of a shirt person, I’m not keen on too formal styles so tend to stay away from tops like this. But this was a total surprise and not what I expected when I saw I was being given a shirt! The silk material is such a lovely quality and is so light that it drapes really nicely and kept me really cool and comfortable. I just pushed the sleeves up and dressed down the rest of my outfit so it looked really relaxed and was much more my style.
I tried it on with a few different pairs of trousers from my wardrobe and it actually looked really nice with them all. It’s quite a long length shirt so it looked good hanging loose over skinny jeans, but because the fabric is so soft it was also easy to tuck in and didn’t feel uncomfortable at all, so I decided to wear it tucked in to the skinny combats that I’d been given as one of my key pieces.
I was in the office all day and got loads of compliments on the outfit, which I wore with mid wedge sandals to give me a bit of height and make it all look a bit more summery. The shirt was really light and cool despite wearing long sleeves on a warm day, and the trousers were so comfortable I could happily wear them every day - they sit really well on the waist (not too low) and they held their shape too, they didn’t go baggy at the knee like some trousers do when you spend a lot of time sitting down.
I’ll definitely be getting a pair of my own combats after this as they can be dressed up with heels and dressed down with flats, so they already go with so much in my wardrobe. I also love the zip detail, which can be opened to widen the ankle making them slightly less skinny towards the bottom of the leg.
I think the shirt would be a really good investment buy, French Connection is always such good quality, and even though the silk would need to be well looked after it’s the kind of top you could keep for years and it would never go out of style.
DAILY STYLE CHALLENGE GIVEAWAY
Today we’re giving away the French Connection silk shirt, as worn by Dorothy in today’s challenge. For your chance to win this fabulous Classic Silk Shirt, just tell us what you’d wear it with – would you wear loose over skinny jeans, tucked in and dressed down with combats (a la Dorothy) or do you have something else in mind? Let us know by using the form below to leave your comment before midnight, and a winner will be picked at random tomorrow morning from all of the approved entries. Good luck!
Thanks for all the comments on the Day 1 blog post, and congratualtions to Carla Morris – our winner of the Dune Ballerina Pumps, congratulations!
1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules. 2. This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over, who posts a comment on any one day during the 5 Day Littlewoods Challenge blog post at the following URL: http://blog.littlewoods.com/. Only one entry per person. 3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering. The closing time for entry is midnight each day. 4. All entries into the draw must be appropriate and approved so by the promoter. Any entries deemed inappropriate will be excluded from the draw. 5. For each of the 5 days, a winner will be drawn at random from all valid entries for that day. The winners will be notified by email within 14 days of the draw and must respond to their notification email within 30 days otherwise they will forfeit the prize and a new winner may be drawn. The prizes will be sent to the addresses of the relevant winner and runner up within six weeks. 6. The daily prizes will be shown each day at http://blog.littlewoods.com/. The prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and there is no cash alternative. The promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable. 7. If you have a Shop Direct Group home shopping account that is in arrears at the time of the draw, you will not be eligible to win. 8. By entering the draw, entrants agree that, if they win, their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting details of the prize winners. The winners may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion. 9. Details of the winners will be available after 5th September 2011 by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Littlewoods Blog Challenge, Park Lane, Netherton, Liverpool, L72 1LF. 10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 4663281.