Monday, 11 July 2011

Blogger Challenge/Sisterhood Of The Travelling Blouse


The other day I had an email from the lovely Amie, a dear blogging friend of mine, asking if I'd like to take part in an exciting challenge her virtual buddy Alex had dreamed up. 

Here's the gorgeous Alex and her idea:



"I always look at what my fellow bloggers are wearing and think "Oh, I like that, how would I wear it?"

So I thought it was a great idea to buy a piece and to start a Blogger Style Challenge.

The concept is that the blouse is worn here by me I style it my way and then I package it up and send it onto another blogger and she does the same, just like borrowing it directly out of my closet."

How could I refuse? The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Blouse, a second-hand garment shared amongst bloggers the world over, styled to make it personal to the wearer.
Alex went for a retro-inspired look, teaming the blouse with a colourful maxi skirt and a vintage leather bag whilst Amie chose to style the blouse in two ways, here rocking the festival vibe with a home-made feather head dress, wooden jewellery and suede ankle boots:


Here in her trademark style, accessorising with vintage-inspired specs, cropped high-waisted pants and classic court shoes:

And here's me:

Silk playsuit (50p, car boot sale), 1960's vinyl & tapestry bag (30p, car boot sale), Tapestry boots (£10, Richard House Hospice), 1930's Liberty silk scarf worn as a belt (£2, car boot sale), Lamani gypsy coin belt worn as a necklace (street market, Karnataka, India)

I'm wearing the blouse open over a silk playsuit, as both pieces are contemporary I've max-ed out on the vintage accessories.



The blouse is a UK size 22 but as we all know, size labels mean nothing in the wonderful world of second-hand shopping, it's all about creativity and inventiveness.


Where will the blouse go next?

74 comments:

  1. wow what a great idea! you look great as always, you must have a literal tonne of accessories, they all match so well here.xx.

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  2. This is a wonderful idea, & everyone looks great!

    xoxo.

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  3. Genius! Great title and concept. I like second hand and borrowed clothes because I feel they carry a history and have tales to tell. This blouse will have so may stories to share!

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  4. I love this idea! Takes the meaning of global fashion to a whole other level. Great to see how everyone has given it their own spin.

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  5. What a fabulous wonderful idea! And such a lovely way to unite blogger individuality.

    I love how you've styled it Vix. Everyone looks wonderful in their individual ways.

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  6. Brilliant idea, and look how fabulous the 3 of you look - all different, all creative, all gorgeous!

    What a great sisterhood to be part of!

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  7. love that challenges and love how every girl wear this blouse with a different and interesting style!, it's a great inspiration!, and I would like to wear it my way!
    besos

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  8. Fantastic idea, you all look great x

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  9. It really does look massively different on all three of you. I love seeing that kind of thing.

    It's a great colour, too.

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  10. Great idea and TAPESTRY BOOTS!!!

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  11. That is a amazing idea. Love the color of the blouse and everyone has styled it SO WELL!!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  12. What a great idea! :) Love it!x

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  13. Such a great idea, and it looks gorgeous and so different on you all.

    xx

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  14. What a fun idea for a challenge and a great way to meet new bloggers, you all look gorg xx

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  15. An amazing idea snd I really love the fact that it's not some size 6 designer blouse that nobody would ever find in a charity shop again. It's accessible style thrifting x

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  16. Such a great idea, and all three blogger looks with the blouse are awesome, its amazing what can be done with a vintage blouse and I too am loving that its not a vintage skinny minnie size :o) Scarlett x

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  17. Vix you look fantastic, as I knew you would! It's so nice to see all the looks together and to see how varied they are!

    Can't wait to see where the blouse ends up next! xoxo

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  18. PS that playsuit is killing me!! I am in loveeeeee! xxxxx

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  19. Hey theres a picture of me : )
    You look so good, i LOVE the outfit! Im so glad we all pull it off sooo well and i have to agree with amie that playsuit is AMAZING!
    I cant wait to see who you pass it onto next.. IM SO EXCITED
    Alex
    http://alexslifeafter20.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love the different looks and the fact that it's a size 22. Excellent idea.

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  21. Forget the top, those boots are incredible! Have I seen them before? I don't recognise them. That is definitely a granny takes a trip style, utterly fabulous xx

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  22. thats a neato idea. i love how you wore it Vix!

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  23. This is such a great idea and you all wear it wonderfully (and so differently, which I love). Naturally I especially love your way, but then I would, wouldn't I?
    xxx

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  24. I love the idea amor, You look so hot like a little red riding hood a la retro hippy.

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  25. I love this idea! As a teen, I was such a huge fan of the Traveling Pants series and always longed to do something like that with my friends! And here you are, living it! :)

    I love the way everyone styled that beautiful blouse, but to be honest, you did it the best. Your style cannot be beat! xoxo

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  26. Superb idea. Love Amie's first look. Makes me think of Peter Pan.

    That silk playsuit is a stonkingly fabulous buy.

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  27. I love, love the idea. How fantastic.
    Can people still join, and if so can I join for end of august???
    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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  28. What a wonderful idea! I love how everyone wears things so differently xx

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  29. What a fabulous idea and its great to see how everyone has given it their own unique style stamp.
    xxx

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  30. I loved The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants films as they were so girly and warm hearted. The idea of one garment travelling the world and sharing the ups and downs of each girls life is kind of special - now it's turned vintage!

    What a neat idea - You all look stunning!

    I adore Alex's maxi skirt!

    Your tapestry boots rock! Love that huge pendant necklace too! xxx

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  31. I LOVE how you wore it! Those boots are HOT!!!

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  32. What a fabulous idea... you look amazing I think I like your styling and the vintage specs with the peg pants the best... but only as they are more me .. you all look amazing girls xx

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  33. What a lovely isdea and you all look so great! :)

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  34. Sorry that was meant to be 'idea' x

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  35. Lookin' gorgeous as ever. Great idea about the blouse, I love the dress look. Vix I have got serious leg envy..so brown too, mine stay the same colour all summer! xx

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  36. All the ways you've styled the blouse are marvellous. Those boots of yours are to die for!!

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  37. Do you really mean I am in, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I am always love these ideas. Brilliant.
    So looking forward to be cold!!!
    Love you
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  38. What a great idea, I love all your outfits - you all look fabulous! -and that shirt gives a new definition to one size fits all! xx

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  39. Interesting! It's a rather nice shirt isn't it?

    I much prefer the idea of it being independently done through bloggers rather than a big company or something. sweet!

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  40. What a fab idea, you've all worn that shirt amazingly x

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  41. Love the idea, much better than the travelling pants!

    Be great to see where it passes and how everyone styles it.

    X x

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  42. What a brilliant idea! Im loving the huge difference in styles from one item that looks quite simple on the hanger. Its amazing how creative everyone is.

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  43. What an interesting idea and I love the way you styled it! Those tapestry boots are fabulous.

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  44. Freakin' brillant idea! I love what all 3 of you have done with it! It's all about pushing the envelope,and you've done it beautifully,darling! Those boots are freakin' incredible!!!
    LOVE YOU!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  45. Such a great idea! I love seeing how everyone styles the same item, It shows that even a single plain blouse can be completely versatile :)
    Rachelle xxx
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  46. Wow that is such a good idea. I wonder what I'd do with that blouse. hmm. could get crazy. haha.

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  47. Oh what a great idea and what a wonderful choice of item for the challenge.

    The colour looks fab on you - great next to your hair and that lovely playsuit.

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  48. You totally rocked that blouse Vix. What an awesome post to do. Can't wait to see who gets it next.

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  49. This is a lovely blouse and like how everyone looks so stylish. There's a travelling scarf one as well! Love your outfit Vix!

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  50. I love the way you styled the blouse! You look amazing!
    Christine
    http://un-stitched.com/

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  51. Vix, you know how to style and adapt any article of clothing to your lovely and bohemian aesthetics.

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  52. Ooh I LOVE this idea so much - and I love that it is such a versatile item that can be worn by such different ages/body shapes/styles. You ALL look fabulous.

    Vix - those boots are KILLER! You look stunning, as always, amor!

    Loveandboots, Sarah xxx

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  53. Love the unique looks! Creative and beautiful!

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  54. what a fab idea.. all completely different looks but all look great.. wonder who will get it next!

    charl
    x

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  55. Sweet blouse and you've styled it perfection. What a fantastic handbag! xxx

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  56. Awwwww what a sweet idea and a lovely way to connect with people especialy as we are all so different with out styles. It kind of reminds me of how many people can you fit into a mini ;-) Goodness know why. You look gorgeous and you have made it look so floaty. Its going to be a like a little bit of history floating between everyone. Have a great week, dee xx

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  57. That's a fab idea! I love your outfit, and wearing the shirt as a dress!

    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  58. what a great idea - i think you have all styled it really well i love all of the outfits :)

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  59. I was browsing eBay when I came across this - I thought of your and your poodle collection!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Retro-Vintage-Poodle-Print-Kitsch-60s-70s-/160617759756?pt=UK_Collectables_Vintage_RL&hash=item256590840c

    xxx

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  60. Hi my dear!! Sorry I haven't checked in for a while, so pleased you had a great time at Camperjam-its fab when the weather holds and your outfits for the weekend were spot on and gorgeous!! Love how you've styled this shirt too, very cool belted and its lovely with the fabulous black short suit! Hope you have a good week too xxx

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  61. That is a brilliant idea! I need the blouse xx

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  62. Ooh I love this idea! You all look great so far, half my clothes are not actually my size either, thats kinda the way I like it! :)

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  63. You look gorgeous. I love you in red. I'm loving the way you've styled it and THOSE BOOTS!! Fabulous.

    I've completely forgotten my days this week. Are you around tomorrow after your boot sale? Love you xx

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  64. Fabulous idea!! Would love to do something like that, it's amazing how we all have different views on how to wear items!! x

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  65. What a brilliant idea - you all look lovely and yet it looks so drab on the hanger - just shows the importance of seeing potential in clothes xx

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  66. What a killer idea and I like what you did with it best :)

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  67. lovely idea! like!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  68. I'm in love with this look - you really suit red!! Adore, adore, adore your boots and bag plus that cheeky little jumpsuit with the boots is super vixen hotness!!! xoxo

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  69. Love love your silk romper......i love what you did with the blouse best! This is such an inspiring idea & the fact that the garment travels the world is so cool! You look so chic in this outfit!

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  70. I like the idea behind this challenge, and I like how the garment is then posted on for someone else to try.

    Sorry I’ve been a little quiet this week, I am only just catching up on blogs, I sure hope I’m better late than never xxx

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  71. I love these kind of style challenges. And the thought of all the air miles that little blouse is clocking up. You look fabulous in it, and i love aime's sagey trews with it too
    x

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  72. I love your outfit you look gorgeous as usual x

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