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Thursday, November 11, 2010

So its that time again.. another Take Ten Challenge, and this month it really was a challenge for all of us! We were asked to pick an item from Next's Winter collection but unfortunately the piece we picked went out of stock quickly so they chose this jumper for us..
When it first arrived it screamed several different things to me... oh its striped which is pretty on trend all yr round, oh its made of metallic thread which is another great trend for winter..
oh it has rips and holes in it..very grunge..very current..and it has a diagonal hem..again a feature making an appearance on alot of knitwear this winter.. But my problem is why decide to out all these features into one jumper!? its total overkill in my opinion..







OK to be a like more positive the gold/rust metallic thread running through it is a lovely touch and would be great for Christmas time and I really liked the colour with my rusty orange hair..apologies for the black & white photos, but it rained constantly the day the photos had to be taken so photos where taken inside against my hall wall which is a bright shade fo orange. It didnt do the jumper any favours!





I thought this item would be hard to style but with a black stripe running through it, I knew it would go with anything black in my wardrobe. I chose black shorts: Miss Selfridge, heart tights: Topshop, a slim line blazer: Zara, brogue wedges: Aldo and a bowler hat: Asos.

Check out how the other girls styled it! Unfort poor Saskia had to drop out of Take Ten due to Uni commitments so Welcome our new gal Jazmine!!


In order from top left: Jazmine, Shini, Nic, Sabine, MJ, Jen, Sarah,

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45 comments

  1. Omg I don't like the jumper on the site but I LOVE this! The hat just makes the whole outfit. You're such a little beauty. x

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  2. Perfect outfit!!!

    Love the pics <3


    xoxo,
    Ivânia Diamond*

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  3. I love that jumper and I'm loving seeing how everyone has styled it.

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  4. awww great photos. I like that yours was the only black and white shot!

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  5. Your photos look so professional!! Did you take them yourself?!

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  6. I really like your outfit ^^ It reminded me of a mix between Liza Minnelli http://www.glamourvanity.com/images/liza-minnelli-cabaret.jpg , and an edge of Clockwork Orange http://www.neenja.com/articleimages/clockwork_orange.jpg :p
    I also like 2 girls style from that collage, on the first row, the 2 girl on the right :D

    xoxoxox

    http://shinigami-u-openingmymind.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oh no, I hate the jumper! You've done a great job of styling it up and you look cute but the jumper is nasty-tastic!

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  8. Love these black and white photos and really love the last pic (shot of boots and hat)!!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  9. the hat really does make the whole outfit.
    you look so cute.
    xoox

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  10. You guys do not seemly overly impressed with this jumper but I totally love it and I know what you mean about all the detail but that is what I like about it I have to say it is very me. You styled it beautifully and these pictures are stunning, out of interest what was the original item that sold out????

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  11. These photos are gorgeous. You are gorgeous! :)
    Love the hat, totally makes the outfit, and heading over to see the other girls efforts.

    xx

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  12. You look brilliant, Vicki. The hat and shoes are fab. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  13. Even though it wasn't our favourite piece you've done a marvellous job, and as you said - it was actually easy to style it. xo

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  14. oh this is so not something i would choose but you've styled it greatly. it remind me of some sort of oldshool glamour shoot. nice work.
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  15. i adore these photographs! i definately agree that your hat makes this entire outfit :) i also agree that all of the features on the jumper were just too much, but we all styled it so well in the end! xxx

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  16. Vicki you look adorable in these photos! Great job with the jumper :D

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  17. i think you've all done such a great job with it & you're right the black works really well & the hat makes the whole thing a little more cutting edge :-)

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  18. You've hit on it exactly Vicki, overkill!
    Still it looks so much better hidden under a blazer, and your hat is loverly!

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  19. Your photos are really incredible :)
    Congrats***

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  20. YOu are looking amazing :) I really love the hat !

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  21. I think the problem with brands like Next is that they try so hard to make something 'on trend' that it just turns into overkill!

    However, you have done very well...and I am loving that bowler hat! :) x

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  22. i'm loving your hat! its absolutely perfect :) xx

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  23. I think you've covered it up very nicely ;-) Considering that none of you seem overly keen on it, you've all styled it beautifully.

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  24. I don't have a problem with overkill as it seems be be my general style (ha!), but it does seem an odd choice for ten different people to style to their own personalities. Nevertheless, you've all done a great job - I love the bowler hat and blazer combo.

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  25. i love this look! especially that hat. :) too cute!

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  26. Although it is black and white, it still looks amazing! The outfit looks stunning!!

    Georgie
    xx
    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  27. Its all a bit much for one jumper i think too.... but you guys have all pulled it off really really well xxxxx

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  28. Oh wow there have been some changes here since I last visited! Love it! Like I love your outfit AMAZING! i hated the jumper but when I saw it on you and the others i started to like it! Looks great! Love that you added the hat! & your shoes are amazing! have never seen them in Zara unfortunately!

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  29. Your tights make me want to be 5 again. I had them in white with pink hearts.

    www.adventuresindressingmyself.blogspot.com

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  30. Love this blak and white pics of u, Vicki! You did a great job styling this sweater:) Love the asymmetrical hem!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  31. It was definitely a hard one to style, but I think everyone did a great job. It actually looks really good with shorts.

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  32. I love your outfit and the black and white Photography.

    peace

    this-is-hooked.blogspot.com

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  33. Wow! Love this challenge and seeing everyone's interpretation of the piece! Sounds like the jumper was a challenge for a lot of you... but you totally make it work! Cool blog - i'm a new follower! x

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  34. Cool outfit, I love your bowler hat!
    x

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  35. i love how you styled it! thanks for the message btw, hopefully i'll regsin my blogging routine hehe

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  36. I love that jumper, its really beautiful. The hat gives the outfit an edge, though!

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  37. There is a little something on my blog for you :) x

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  38. The hat is such a cute touch! I love how you styled the jumper. x

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  39. nice blog, i really loved the photos and the bowler hat! :)

    www.dariascollages.blogspot.com

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  40. what a nice idea! I like :)
    lovely blog too

    x
    thisismyotherface.blogspot.com

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