Black trouser challenge 10

Friday, August 04, 2017

And here I am in double figures with this Black Trouser Challenge. Instead of it being difficult as I half expected, this has become a really enjoyable weekly feature. Today I've acted on the suggestions of a couple of bloggers who wish to see a casual twist. Let me know what you think Mary and Jude.



These LA Gear trainers were a recent purchase from TK Maxx. I totally love the colours, texture and pattern of them - so much so, that I did my little happy dance when I tried them on. That would have been fine if I'd been in the changing rooms, but I was on the shop floor being watched/ignored by my daughter. She soon told me to stop as people were watching. I like to be embarrassing at least once each time we're out together, so that got it out of the way for the day.










I had to ham it up a bit to counter the fact that I didn't comply fully with the remit of casual. The black trousers are strictly work wear for me and as such I do have to look semi-smart behind the desk as I serve customers. A tee/sweat shirt would have been more casual, I know, but I could only see me wearing that on a hanging evening (such as this evening, I suppose). Anyway, our photo shoots are first thing in the morning when we catch the morning light before we start the day's work. This is the first time I've ventured out in these with flats of any sort and I was pleasantly surprised that they didn't feel too out of place styled this way. It's given me a couple more ideas along these lines too which is great. And let's not forget that today's outfit brings the cost-per-wear down to £4 which is pretty cool.

Outfit details - trousers: River Island (still available here), top H&M, body: TK Maxx, shoes: LA Gear, bag: Candy Bag, pearls: Almost Perfect, striped ring: gift, brown ring: old.

This is not a sponsored post.


Anna x

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12 comments

  1. A lovely look, Anna! I haven't been totally enamoured with runners/sneakers/trainers as daily or out-in-public looks, but I think my eye is getting used to it as a style. I love the lace blouse.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. I know you sometimes wear sneakers to/from work, so that's not too far away from keeping them on at work all day too. I wouldn't wear just ordinary trainers, but these are certainly out of the ordinary. The lace blouse is lovely eh?

      Anna x

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  2. OMG Anna!! This is great semi-casual look!! I love it and I love the thought of you doing a happy dance in TK Maxx. It makes me want to come right over there to your beautiful Scilly and happy dance with you on the beach. I WANT those shoes Anna!!! I'm sure youll get lots of wear out of them.
    You have delighted me with your casual styling of these pants

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    1. Thanks so much for this wonderful feedback Judy. You'd be very welcome to join me for a little jig on the beach if you ever make it all the way across here! The shoes are fabulous and so comfortable too - I could see the attraction of wearing footwear like this to work every day...

      Wishing you a lovely week!
      Anna x

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  3. Fabulous, it works well and what smashing colours. I'm only brave enough to wear my baseball trainers out - other than that to the gym! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. I think that trainers like this really do cross the divide between gym and everyday wear. I'm certainly going to be wearing them to work on my more casual days.

      Anna x

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  4. What a fantastic look! And photos! But I do love the colors you used, they work so well together!

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    1. Thanks so much Nancy. All of the colours in the shoes were very inspiring for this look today.

      Anna x

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  5. Oh, I'm so relieved you mentioned not quite keeping to the casual remit cos I saw this lovely combo and thought "gosh, that would be my party-with-friends look!" I love that top with the black, can see you looking gorgeous in the gallery wearing that. And it's given me inspiration as I bought a top from H&M last year which must have been in the same dye vat. I wore it with white and it just didn't work. It's going to come out of the charity bag now as I can see it needs to be partnered with black, white is just too much sharp contrast. So thanks for the inspo and for taking up the casual challenge, well done!

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    1. Thanks to you and Judy for egging me on to try a casual spin with these trousers otherwise it might not have occurred to me. I've now got a few more stylings in the pipeline thanks to this. I know what you mean about white not working with this pistachio colour as I tried that myself first of all. Black works fine doesn't it?

      Have a good week x
      Anna

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  6. Go black pants - brilliant black pants, what stories you can create! xx

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    1. These fancy pants are proving to be quite an inspiration Elizabeth.

      Many thanks!
      Anna x

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