I’m not usually one for competition, probably because I’m a hideously competitive person and hate to lose. Seriously – I have been known to throw the small dog from Monopoly at a sibling. And don’t even try playing Charades with me – I will scream every film in the history of cinema at you with increasing volume until you finally break and shout ‘it’s bloody Titanic, alright? GOD!’.
So, when lovely Elly contacted me about the Leeds Fashion Blogger Challenge, I was a little wary. Were my fellow bloggers ready to see my competitive side? Maybe not, but when I realised the challenge involved shopping I decided to take the risk. After all, shopping is my relaxation technique.
The challenge is simple. Four Leeds-based fashion bloggers – me, Lucy, Lauren and Elly – are split into two teams and given £100 per team to spend on an A/W outfit. The twist? Lucy and I are tackling the high street, while Lauren and Elly are heading to Leeds Market. It’s a sartorial showdown!
Photo of Victoria Quarter by Ariaski
Photo of Leeds Markets by Nicolas Smale
As part of team high street, Lucy and I have free reign to shop across the city, including independent stores. Here are my ideas:
- TK Maxx – great for high quality trend pieces at brilliant prices
- H&M – plenty of basics to mix with statement items
- Mighty Baby – fabulous vintage goodies, perfect for creating a unique outfit
- Primark – a must for any budding barganista