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On Friday evening I went along to a talk at the V&A, which centred on the evolving role of digital media in the fashion industry. Chaired by Hywel Davies from Central Saint Martins and featuring a panel of guests from companies including Karla Otto, Purple Magazine, Dazed, and Hearst Group, it was a really informative discussion about the changing face if the fashion industry, new ways of engaging audiences on a digital level and the influence of blogging. It was also a great chance to catch up with some blogging buddies, including Sarah, Hannah, Jazmine, Michelle and Lily. It was lovely to say a quick hello to Rebecca too- her blog is amazing and one of my recently discovered favourites! And, shocking as it might seem, the outfit I wore was an entirely denim free zone:

 Tee- Marc Jacobs
Skirt- c/o Clothing at Tesco
Belt- Vintage (Rokit)

After receiving £30 of gift credit to redeem at Clothing at Tesco when I went along to their SS12 press event (the video of which you can see here!), I was determined to pick up something which pushed me out of my clothing comfort zone. I've been tempted by maxi skirts in the past, but struggled to find on which suited me. I'd pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was destined never to embrace the maxi trend, but when I spied this on the Clothing at Tesco website, I bit the bullet and ordered it (nothing ventured, nothing gained after all!) When I first tried it on, I was a bit sceptical about how it looked, purely because it's so unlike anything I have hanging in my wardrobe. However, after trying it with a few different tops (and after some confidence boosting from my mum!), I threw caution to the wind and kept hold of it. I finally plucked up the courage to wear it on Friday (well if you can't go all 'trendy' at a fashion talk then when can you?!), teaming it with a casual Marc Jacobs tee which I picked up for £20 at Fashion's Night Out last September. This is a look which is the polar opposite of the floral, girly styles which I'm usually such a fan of, but I think it's good to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while. I've certainly found a whole new outfit which I love in doing so!

Do you ever wear things which you don't think fit in with your signature style? And are there any pieces which you've bought on a whim but been surprised by?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

15.04.2012- What I Wore Today #19

On Friday evening I went along to a talk at the V&A, which centred on the evolving role of digital media in the fashion industry. Chaired by Hywel Davies from Central Saint Martins and featuring a panel of guests from companies including Karla Otto, Purple Magazine, Dazed, and Hearst Group, it was a really informative discussion about the changing face if the fashion industry, new ways of engaging audiences on a digital level and the influence of blogging. It was also a great chance to catch up with some blogging buddies, including Sarah, Hannah, Jazmine, Michelle and Lily. It was lovely to say a quick hello to Rebecca too- her blog is amazing and one of my recently discovered favourites! And, shocking as it might seem, the outfit I wore was an entirely denim free zone:

 Tee- Marc Jacobs
Skirt- c/o Clothing at Tesco
Belt- Vintage (Rokit)

After receiving £30 of gift credit to redeem at Clothing at Tesco when I went along to their SS12 press event (the video of which you can see here!), I was determined to pick up something which pushed me out of my clothing comfort zone. I've been tempted by maxi skirts in the past, but struggled to find on which suited me. I'd pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was destined never to embrace the maxi trend, but when I spied this on the Clothing at Tesco website, I bit the bullet and ordered it (nothing ventured, nothing gained after all!) When I first tried it on, I was a bit sceptical about how it looked, purely because it's so unlike anything I have hanging in my wardrobe. However, after trying it with a few different tops (and after some confidence boosting from my mum!), I threw caution to the wind and kept hold of it. I finally plucked up the courage to wear it on Friday (well if you can't go all 'trendy' at a fashion talk then when can you?!), teaming it with a casual Marc Jacobs tee which I picked up for £20 at Fashion's Night Out last September. This is a look which is the polar opposite of the floral, girly styles which I'm usually such a fan of, but I think it's good to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while. I've certainly found a whole new outfit which I love in doing so!

Do you ever wear things which you don't think fit in with your signature style? And are there any pieces which you've bought on a whim but been surprised by?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)