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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Outside My Comfort Zone #21

Hello lovelies! This challenge is 'Emulate Another Blogger's Style' and was chosen by Rebecca (of The Plus Side of Me) who wrote: "I know it's best sometimes to keep things simple, but I've recently been thinking about how fun it would be to emulate another blogger's style that is very much so out of our comfort zone. It could be a blogger within or outside of the the OMCZ group, but I know there are plenty of bloggers out there whose style I love but have not dared to wear."

This sounded very exciting to me, but also a big challenge! I struggled to think of a blogger who's style would be outside of my comfort zone but also that I could do justice to (and find things for in my wardrobe, of course); I couldn't, so I decided to focus more on bloggers whose style I admire and that differs to my own. I had a few ideas and chose to emulate Sarah of Sarah Smiles. Sarah is a true retro beauty and, not having the latest fashions to hand, I decided to focus more on her hair and make-up style than fashion.

Images © Big Fat Betty (Left) and Sarah Smiles (Right) | Sarah's hair is always so perfect! Mine isn't quite as glamorous, but for my first attempt at victory rolls I'm quite impressed (I google'd for a tutorial, there are loads of them!). I used my Soap & Glory eyeliner pen and MUA lipstick (Shade #1) to complete the look.

Images © Big Fat Betty (Left & Right) and Sarah Smiles (Middle) | I'm still chuckling at how I've inadvertantly copied Sarah's pose! Unfortunately I didn't have my photography assistant (AKA the flatmate) or my mini tripod to hand and thus the photographs aren't that great I'm afraid. In hindsignt, I was in a bit of a rush and should've accessorised; just a wide waist belt would've finished off this look perfectly. I (almost) always wear a cardigan and tights (or leggings) and not doing so was definately outside of my comfort zone; I think I'd consider showing a bit more skin more often if it wasn't for the weather! The dress is from Dorothy Perkins a good few years ago and the shoes are the Wide Fit Black Suedette Low Wedges from New Look (£14.99, sizes 3-8). I'll definately be doing Sarah's hair and make-up look again but I don't think this dress was the right choice.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the OMCZ crew:

Stephanie - http://www.seeingsp0ts.blogspot.co.uk
Leah - http://www.justmeleah.blogspot.co.uk
Mary - http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
Becky - http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Rachel - http://www.adressisforlife.com
Natalie - http://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk
Nikki - http://www.nattynikki.blogspot.co.uk
Rebs - http://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk
Verena - http://aplussizefashionobsession.blogspot.de
Rebecca - http://theplussideofme.com
Hollie - http://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Sabina - http://www.femmefatalexsabina.blogspot.de
Mookie - http://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk
Erin - http://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk
Debz - http://www.wannabeprincess.co.uk

16 comments:

  1. Ahhh I love that look on you - what a fab effort!

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  2. She is so beautiful. And you too. Love how you look in that dress. ♡

    ♡ Mel xoxo

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    1. Aww thank you Mel, I agree Sarah is a stunner (and I guess as I should be loving my body too I will agree that I am as well haha!) x

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  3. I love your hair and make up in this one, and you can never go wrong with leopard print! x

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    1. Thanks Leah! Yes I think so too, although it is a strange kind of leopard print; more of a 'natural' one I guess x

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  4. fab post, How fantastic are your legs!

    :0)

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    1. Ahh thanks Steph! Yes I'm not sure where those legs came from...not seen them before haha ;) x

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  5. You look fab! I wish I'd seen this post before I would have loved to have given this a go, it looks like so much fun. And I love dressing up!

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    1. Thanks Roxi! It was very fun, though I wish I'd started it earlier and given it more thought & effort...perhaps I'll do it again at some point :D x

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  6. OMG I want your legs!!! you look amazing, i think Sarah's style quite suits you xxx

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    1. Haha thank you Patty! I swear my legs don't look like that, must be a camera trick ;) x

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  7. I think you nailed her look! Very retro pin-up.

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