Friday, 4 March 2011

Take 10 Challenge 8: Matalan Bag

I'm slightly later than the other girls with this post, as we were having some issues with the timing and I didn't want to post more than once in a day. So sorry!!

This month, we decided to get something different and we settled on a bag. Matalan kindly offered to sponsor Take 10 this month and sent us a gorgeous Tapestry Bowling bag.
It had a slight 70's feel to it, so I decided to plan a 70's outfit around (the 70's trend is one of my favourites for the upcoming season).

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My jeans are from Jennifer (a french store) and the top is Zara.

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I actually really loved this bag. It's a bit small, but everything managed to fit in there, without it looking bulky. I've been taking it out and about a lot and have got a lot of compliments on it. It's a fun little bag and I can't wait to have it around with me over the summer.

And here's a look at how everyone else styled the bag:

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Jen from A Little Bird Told Me
MJ from Dreaming Spires & Old Car Tyres
Sherin from HiFashion
Vicki from Magpie Girl
Adele from Molto Curiosa
Paula of Pinkbow 
Ellie of Pretty Much Penniless
Sabine from Psynopsis
Sarah from We Shop Therefore We Are
Harriet from Where is Harriet

So sad to announce that Jazmine left this month :( But she has been replaced by one of my very good blogger friends: Harriet, who also put together the great collage.

What do you think of the bag? How would you have styled it?

Sherin xx

P.S. I was very lucky to be asked to do a guest post at Kimberlee's blog. Check it out here.

38 comments:

Joanne Faith said...

Styling it with the flared pants was a cool idea - I really like them too. They look quite cool!

Moniek said...

Wow, cool outfit girl!

Sophie said...

love the 70's look, cute bag!
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beingdena said...

I adore the pattern of the bag, so lovely and those trousers are fab.

x

Erin Willett said...

The bag is adorable!

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Susu Paris Chic said...

I love how ingeniously you counterbalanced the uber romantic twist of the bag. With you, it seems just right.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look!
Love the bag!

xoxox,
CC

Lee Oliveira said...

Not only your outfit is fabulous but also your bag is to die for.
Lee x

FashionJazz said...

Love the way you styled your bag hun! Happy Friday xx

The Style Box said...

those jeans are amazing! and that bag is really cool. would never have guessed it's from Matalan!
x

tanvii.com said...

Like how u styled it. I like how the color of the bag is in sync with your pants. But aren't your trousers a bit too long?? :P

Cafe Fashionista said...

Okay, so this is one of my favorite looks on you EVER, Sherin; and that bag complements your ensemble so perfectly. Love, love, love!! :)

Audrey Allure said...

Really cute bag, love the pants!

ellieand said...

Personally i love the bag, it's definitely something I'd choose- and you've all styled it brilliantly xxx

ana said...

Sherin you look sooo stylish! lovely bag and hairstyle!

Leia said...

That is a really cool bag! I love it! And I'm so happy to hear Harriet is a Take10 girl now :-)

daisychain said...

Love the bag,
I also reallly love your trousers x

gangsterpixiestyle said...

You pull off so many look! I love it!

She is Sara said...

I love the bag and your pants! You all look lovely syling up that bag :)

Harriet said...

Thanks for the lovely welcome! I love the 70s vibe you, Jen and MJ all went with, it's so perfect for the bag!

PinkBow said...

i love the 70's feel, especially your jeans

Maria said...

You look so chic! I love the colours you have chosen to go with it and I love your hair more and more everytime I see it! :)

Maria xxx

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

loved how you styled it! Great top too...xo

Hannah said...

love the bag, it's so cute and another pair of flare, good choice =)


Bow Dream Nation xx

Cinz said...

i love your bag!!! So pretty,summery, and cute!!! I can imagine how excited u must be to flaunt it in the spring/summer:)

I would prob wear blue skinny jeans with a camel colored shirt tucked inside the jeans and wear my summery sandels,and show off that lovely bag!!! Gosh, i want it too! lol

Happy weekend Sherin!!:D

Cinz
http://cinzee.wordpress.com

Soho500 said...

The trend is structured purses so this one is right on season.

Courtney said...

Great outfit! xx

Kimberlee said...

Aww thanks for the shout out ;) I love this bag! I'm obsessed with speedy/satchel bags. It does have 70s feel so I like how you styled it. Lovely!

Winnie said...

Ah the bag is adorable! It might be small but it would be a perfect little bag for a trip to the shops!

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Hazel said...

that is a cute little bag - goes really well with the 70's outfit. liking it a lot :O)

Susie said...

I love this bag! I love the whole outfit actually, how cute are you! xoxoox

fritha louise said...

I love your jeans! I have a pair of 70s flare jeans too. Now I've seen your outfit I might just have to get my mum to send mine to Vienna for me to wear this spring!

Jazzabelle said...

the bag suits you so well, sherin! sad to have left take10 but i'm so happy harriet is the new girl :) x

WeShop said...

Sherin, the flares look so cool - love them. xx

cleartheway said...

I have a nice long skirt from ZARA. I would wear it at the ankle, high-waisted with a crop top and sweater. The bag would go perfectly.

I love how you incorporated others' looks. Although, yours is definitely my favorite. =]

-Kate

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OceanDreams said...

i think it would look really good with a beige dress or skirt, i just love floral; what a fun new bag for Spring!

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