In an attempt to do new things, and say yes more often than not, I was quite pleased with myself when given the chance to join up with Bonmarche for an outfit post. Little did I know that this wasn’t going to be a typical OOTD post! When Bonmarche let me know that the real challenge was giving the reigns to a fellow blogger to select an outfit for you, I was equal parts apprehensive and nervous.
When my package came in the post I thought, “Oh, that’s different”, as I was given an outfit I wouldn’t have selected myself. Now that I’ve worn the pieces a few times, I’m quite in love with them as they are a bit out of my comfort zone, and have forced me to embrace patterns. Thanks, Jess!
This is what Jess selected for me (outift in the centre): David Emanuel Floral Zip Pocket Blouse – £10, David Emanuel Lace Pencil Skirt – £28, Cascade Earrings – £6, and Slingback Patent Almond Toe Court Shoes – £20
The top is normally not something I would have selected, but it’s now been worn more than any of the other pieces. I wouldn’t really wear the centre outfit as is, though I have and kinda liked. I prefer to wear the top with dark skinny jeans, and I love that it can be dressed down for daytime, or dressed up by adding the court shoes and cascade earrings for a casual date night.
The lace skirt is absolutely lovely, and something quite similar to a few pieces that I already own. I like structure of it despite the stretchy material that it’s made from. I haven’t worn it aside than exactly as the oufit was selected, but I have a feeling that this will be an autumn/winter staple. For spring/summer though, a simple white shirt makes the skirt stand out.