Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The £10 challenge

Despite waking up relatively bright and early on Sunday, I spent most of the morning in bed. I just felt like it was the right thing to do. I read a bit of my book and watched Julie and Julia for the umpteenth time. For those not familiar with the film, it is about food and blogging and being lost and finding yourself again. It may not be a heavy psychological thriller, but I like it a lot. I also liked the book. And this time around it inspired me to get out of bed, make a beef bourguinon and think about blogging.
I feel I lack a bit of commitment. So to make things a bit perkier around here I have decided to launch the £10 challenge - one outfit every week for less than a tenner.
Predominantly sourced from the car boot sale, with a bit of high street and charity shop mixed in, each outfit will feature at least two items (not including shoes - I'm a large size 8/41 and it's incredibly hard to find second hand shoes in not icky condition in my size). 
Even just buying from the car boot sale, ten pounds or under for an entire outfit might be a bit of a stretch, but that's why it's a challenge, silly. 
Hopefully, I won't just be dressing myself. If anyone would like to volunteer to be my model for a week (and keep the clothes we buy obviously) do let me know. I hate having my photograph taken.
I have a slight backlog of outfits currently sitting here awaiting their debut, so the first challenge outfit will be posted later this week when I've worked out how to use the self portrait setting on my camera properly...  


  1. I'm very excited about this. Really quite ridiculously excited about the fruition of the long discussed 10 pound challenge.

  2. Benedicta Bywater29 July 2010 at 20:04

    Snap - i might join you in it

  3. Both of you will be obliged to take part in this you know.