daily outfit.

L is for Lace...

Monday, August 16, 2010

So im excited to debute to you guys the first Take Ten 10 Challenge! The lovely sponsors Dorothy Perkins sent each of us this lace black waistcoat, which you can view on their website HERE. I found this challenge hard, I have a tendency to love waistcoats but never wear them.. I cant seem to find the right length or cut so I was worried about making this piece work with my style..

But it turned out to be easy, the waistcoat was fine lace and soft so it hung nicely. It allowed me to play with the idea of nipping it in at the waist with a belt or in the end tucking it into my high waisted shorts.
















Waistcoat: Dorothy Perkins, Vest: River Island, High waisted floral shorts: Primark, brogue wedges: Aldo, Eiffel tower and heart necklace: hannah makes things.










Here is how all the other lovely ladies styled the waistcoat, what do you guys think? Whos outfit
is your fav? How would you have styled this it? The lovely Dorothy Perkins are also going to feature our challenge on their blog! Be sure to keep checking them out to see what they make of the take ten style :)
You can check out more on these lovely ladies blogs: Jen, Shini, Leia, Sarah, Saskia, Adele, MJ, Sabine, Sherin.

Apologies if these images load really slow, image shack seems to be acting weird today...

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56 comments

  1. This is such a cute outfit! Definately something I'd wear =)

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  2. Great way to team up that waist coat. You did a great job.

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  3. looking great! loving ur shoes and shorts :))

    xoxo

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  4. cute look!
    totally love lace!
    x amber

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  5. Love this outfit, you look fab.
    The challenge is such a great idea, can't wait for the next piece.

    Xx

    p.s about the comment you left, if it's a french plait you are after then I have done a mini tutorial on my blog. If not let me know and I'll sort something out for you. :)

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  6. You look amazing! I love your shoes and your fringe.

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  7. Gorgeous waistcoat. Yours and Shini's are my fave :) xx

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  8. Love the way you styled it! :D

    Leia

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  9. Stunning outfit, you look gorgeous girl as usual!

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  10. your shorts are so similar to the ones i've posted in my blog that i seriously have to love your outfit ^^
    You all look cute in different styles*

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  11. amazing pics,
    lovely blog!
    xxx

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  12. it is great to see how everyone wore the vest! You did a great job. :: applauds ::

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  13. Vicki yours is my favourite :) I absolutely love those shorts and the tights and those little booties! I think it was such a awkward piece to style! We all did a good job! You loving this project as much as me!? haha

    Adèle – moltocuriosa.com

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  14. Love how you styled it!! It's also very neat to see how everyone else styled it ^.^

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  15. Oh I think this is one of my favourites, love it tucked in with the florals so pretty x

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  16. Fab outfit Vicki - you look super cute! xx

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  17. Ugh, I'm obsessed with anything lace! That vest is so cute!

    Oh & living in Vegas..pshhhhh, it's so boring!

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  18. I'm so glad you're part of this! I love Sabine and Leia too! You did a great job, love the wedge brogues! I think I'm going to do a post this week to see who is interested in blogger couch surfing, lol! XX!

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  19. I love how you've tucked it in, so cute. Just been looking on Jens blog. Everybody’s look is so different, this is why this challenge is so great :)

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  20. Love the way you've worn this! It's such a cute little number, so versatile too! Kinda cool seeing how several different people where it :)

    Also, thanks for stopping by and for the congrats!
    Lovely week to you!

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  21. Yours is my favourite, Vicki! Love the florals. x

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  22. Cool outfit!! I like the flowers so much!!

    http://makingfashionnotwar.blogspot.com/

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  23. what a fun challenge, vicki! i love how u tucked the vest in! thanks for the inspiration:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  24. you are so cute, i love this outfit on you. :)

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  25. gorgeous love the way you styled it :)

    i thought i had you on my links list, but i don't would you like to swap links?

    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  26. i love lace and that vest couldn't get any better! i love the way you styled it too, so gorgeous!



    heyfancypants.blogspot.com

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  27. you look great i really like the skirt and vest together! so cute =]

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  28. Cute outfit, love how you have all styled it so differently!

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  29. you conquered that challenge!

    thyaudaciousness.blogspot.com/

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  30. Lace & florals, why didn't I think of that! It's really nice you balanced the black with opaque tights & awesome wedges :D

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  31. This is such a great outfit! You look absolutely beautiful. I will definitely be a new follower of your blog, so feel free to follow mine back too!

    <3
    http://alittle-rae-ofsunshine.blogspot.com/
    http://alittle-rae-ofsunshine.blogspot.com/

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  32. I really love how each of you girls came up with such different ways of wearing this waistcoat! I think the lace is lovely!

    Your outfit looks very pretty! I think you look great!

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  33. can't wait to check out the bands you suggested, i'll let you know how i find them :)love how you wore this!! x

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  34. This challenge mustve been so difficult - trying to style something that you havent picked your self, but still make it work with your style - and knowing 9 other people might do it way better than you! i love the way you've styled it, it's definitely one of my favourites. I never would have thought of tucking it in. I'm still jealous of your hair too x

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  35. love the way you've styled this, as well as the other ladies.

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  36. Oh, Magpie Girl, it's lovely! You've made it like a pattern on pattern. This is such a great idea, this Challenge. Such fun.

    I remember we swapped links in my early days of blogging (perhaps yours, too?) How the hell have you been? You're looking gorgeous. I love the neon green watch: I am so into bright lime green at the moment! And black tights and those STUNNING Aldo brogue wedges - great silhouette. Hope you're well.

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  37. Love your blog!
    And how you styled the waistcoat looks great =]

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  38. love this outfit! lace is one of my favorite things right now and i always have to catch myself when shopping because i feel like its the only thing i ever reach for!
    xx

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  39. Ah I love this whole Challenge! You look gorgeous in the vest. I love how you styled it!

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  40. sweet challenge this first one! lace has made such a come back and i this it's cool how you've chosen to wear it between and accessory and an actual piece of clothing.

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  41. * actually i meant 'i think' dunno how 'i this' came up;)

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  42. Such a lovely lace waistcoat! Loving the florals. :) Its really interesting to see how other people style it but you've got to be my favorite of them all xx

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  43. You wear it so well C:
    Love the waistcoat, and love your whole outfit
    x

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  44. that lace waistcoat is so beautiful! and versatile too. :D

    love your outfit!

    thanks so much for visiting! xxx

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  45. very nice look :) great skirt :D
    have a nice day!
    kisses
    DaisyLine from http://daisyline.blogspot.com/

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  46. it's such a great challenge, you styled it well

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  47. Beautiful... i love it tucked in like that
    I may be slightly biased but i think you're my fave!

    xx

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  48. I have had a waist coat like that for awhile (it was white though) and I could never figure out how the heck to wear it. This was useful!

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  49. oh wow i love these pictures! the lighting is so dreamy. :) love your outfit, it really suits!

    Love,
    vintage-birdy.blogspot.com
    {no, it's not about birds}

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  50. Floral shorts are the best! Yours are so cute :)

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  51. Great outfit, love the lace waistcoat! x

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