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 Dorothy’s thoughts on her first outfit and find out how you can be in a winner in today’s giveaway!
On the first day of my five day challenge I was going to be in London for the day at a trade show called Stitch, looking for new menswear for Spring 2012. It was a going to be a really hectic day (hence the action shot!) so my priority was comfort and something I could easily run around in and not have to worry about how I looked.
Leggings and flats are my go-to items when I need to be smart but comfortable so instead of risking something completely different I decided to go for the French Connection dress which I wore with my own black leggings and the Dune ballerina pumps. When I was first given this dress I thought it would have to be more of a dressy item that I’d maybe wear for a meal out, but once I’d tried dressing it down with the leggings and pumps I was really pleased with the overall look and it didn’t feel like a huge departure from my normal style.
The dress is made from a jersey fabric which was really lightweight and comfortable, and because the fabric is so soft the dress sits nicely and drapes in all the right places, which is perfect when you’re running around and don’t have time to feel self conscious.
The Dune pumps were lovely – I normally find brand new ballerina pumps a bit uncomfortable at first until they’ve been worn a few times, but these were so soft it really wasn’t an issue. They looked nice and smart and black pumps can look good with anything so they’re definitely a pair I’d like to keep.
My colleague Camilla was at the trade show with me and actually turned up wearing the Vila animal print top that I’d been given as one of my eight pieces. She wore the top with some simple black trousers which I think really made the top stand out, and she said it was just a really easy choice to throw on but she still looked like she’d made an effort. I wasn’t sure how I was going to wear that top later in the week as it’s a bit of a statement look, but I’m looking forward to trying it now after seeing it on Camilla.
Overall I was really pleased with the dress and pumps, both items ticked all the boxes in terms of comfort, the fit and the versatility – the dress is the ideal day to night outfit so I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this in the future.
DAILY STYLE CHALLENGE GIVEAWAY
How would you like to win your own pair of the Dune Bow Ballerina Pumps? Just leave a comment using the form below to tell us why you’d like to win them. Maybe you can’t live without flats and want a gorgeous black pair to add to your collection, or maybe you live in heels but think you could be converted to wearing flats if you won these beauties! Whatever it is we want to know, and the winner will be picked at random from all the approved comments tomorrow morning! You have until midnight tonight to leave your comment, so good luck!
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.