Apologies to all for the delay in putting up December’s Ways To Wear Challenge results…but hopefully it’s a case of better late than never! When moving the sites I encountered a bit of a problem with the uploading functionality for images which caused part of the delay (coupled with the actual move). Everything is now fixed and all traffic from the old URL should be redirecting here, so we’re back up and running. As we’re already more than halfway through the month there won’t be a January challenge, but there will be an extra special one in February which I think you’ll all enjoy!
Now, onto the participants for December. It’s always a busy month and I was missing for most of it, so I really appreciate the fact there were still plenty of entries. The challenge was ‘fabulously festive’, which was a wide enough brief that we have lots of really different takes on the theme. There was plenty of sparkle, a bit of brocade, some bold blue and loads of lace. Here are all the outfits….
It’s time for the second Ways To Wear challenge – sorry it’s late [insert illness, dentistry, various other excuses here] but hopefully you’re all still up for the challenge! But first up, I need to announce the winners of the first challenge! Click through to see who was chosen, and also for news of a sparkly, wintery, festive challenge for December…
As we hit December it’s time to see the results of the first Ways To Wear Challenge! I was so excited to see the entries come in as the month progressed, and though the challenge theme of ‘Little Black Dress’ was possibly a bit of a easy one to start with, I think everyone did an amazing job of putting their own spin on the look. I love that the entries cover such a wide range of ages, body shapes and personal styles – not one of these outfits looks like another, which is pretty amazing given that the LBD is such a classic and could be quite boring!
I think I’ve included everyone that submitted an outfit but if you don’t see yourself here please let me know and I’ll add you straight away. Please forgive me for missing you! I was collating tweets, emails and comments as best I could but on some busy twitter days I may have let something slip through the net!
At the bottom of the post is a poll for you to vote for your favourite and I’ll be sending out some little prizes…
When I originally decided to put together my own outfit challenge, I thought maybe one or two people would be up for joining in. I know a lot of us have had blogger’s block recently, and sometimes all you need is a little push in the right direction to be inspired again. It seems like the challenge was the push quite a few people needed – I’ve had dozens of people show interest. As I post this, I’ve had a handful of (brilliant) challenge entries in already, and I’m hoping that there are a few more to come. You officially have until around the 20th to get your post up, but I’ll probably put together the final post over the weekend so if you’re a day or so late don’t worry – I’ll still make sure you’re included. I’d love to see some more entries!
So how excited am I about the first Ways To Wear Challenge, the Little Black Dress…?
I’m so happy about the number of people who showed an interest in the Ways To Wear Challenge, and I can’t wait to get started on the first outfit challenge.
As this is challenge number one and we’re all finding our feet, I wanted to keep it really simple and easy, so this month’s challenge is a very obvious one. But that doesn’t mean you have to be boring with your outfits – as it’s such a classic item, it leaves all kinds of great opportunities to accessorise and add other clothes.
This months Ways To Wear Challenge is…
There’s nothing like seeing other people trying out a trend or testing a hard-to-wear item in real life to inspire us, and seeing the many bloggers I love doing outfit of the day posts and taking part in blogger challenges has spurred me on to set up something new here at Big Girls Browse. I thought it was time I started my own outfit challenge!
So I’m happy to introduce The Ways To Wear Challenge!
Originally, I intended to keep this small and just get together seven or eight bloggers who’d join me in a monthy challenge. But the more I thought about it, and the more people showed an interest on Twitter, the more I thought it made more sense to make this a completely open, inclusive challenge for anyone who wants to take part.