Blogger Challenge: Matalan Style Project – LBD

So I am not known as a style blogger, I give it a go and I have to admit I quite enjoy showing off my style posts on here and on WIWT, but I was still a little shocked when Matalan asked me to take part in their Blogger Style Project for December. Some of my favourite bloggers have taken part before including the Online Stylist and A Daisy Chain Dream, both of which were winners, so I thought what the hell it will be fun.

I have to admit I knew before the other bloggers were revealed I wasn’t going to come out of this challenge a winner, I am not known for my OMG amazing style, I am a very much ‘I like what I like’ type of gal, but it was fun getting dressed up.

So how does the style project work? Well Matalan picked the theme, they gave me £50 to spend on a whole outfit, and then they put my style snap up against three fab bloggers. So for December the theme is Little Black Dress, perfect for me as I love a classic black dress, the downside is however I am up against the amazing Amy aka WolfWhistle, Jade who is one-half of The Style Rawr!, and the adorable Claire from Jazzpad. Seriously tough competition!!!

For me choosing a Little Black Dress wasn’t that much of a stretch, I have to admit I do love black, what was frustrating was that I couldn’t afford accessories. You see £50 for a party outfit isn’t a lot, even at Matalan, and it didn’t help when I had my heart set on these fab velvet bow and glitter platform heels only £20 but took a big chunk of my budget.

I paired these fab shoes with one of my favourite styles pleats, and this Pleated Occasion Dress was perfect for me, but at £28 it did mean I didn’t have much left except to get tights – well it is December I needed to keep warm!!

So what do you think – like my style? A little on the boring side I expect for a style challenge, I would have loved to add a brightly coloured clutch and a statement necklace and ring – but hey I worked with what I had.

Fancy voting for me? I am sitting in last place at the moment with only two votes, so any pity votes are most certainly welcome *joking*!! All you need to do is head on over to Matalan’s blog and add a comment with the name of the girl that you think deserves to win the LBD challenge.