Nine West x Pose Style Challenge: Week 2 (The Daisy Duke)

In week two of my Nine West x Pose Style Challenge, it’s Daisy Duke time.

This week I’m styling my MsFabulous sandals around my favourite denim cut-offs from GAP – a rare appearance of the legs on the blog I think you’ll agree, but since I lost last week’s challenge (we won’t dwell on that) the gloves are off – along with the trousers.

I always liked the character of Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazard.  She had a habit of getting herself into trouble but was always well-meaning (if a little of an air head at times). Her kind-hearted, innocent nature and well, her ability to handle weapons, ride horses and pretty much do anything required to get her and the boys out of a sticky situation made her pretty impressive in my book.  That and the shorts. The shorts were quite cool too*.

So Blog Reader, get over to Pose later today, follow @NineWest and cast your vote in the challenge by ‘loving’ my style (if you do!) – with this action you’ll be entered into a competition to win a pair of Nine West shoes and my legs and I will be eternally grateful.

Wearing: Sandals by Nine West; Bag, ASOS; Denim shorts and oxford shirt, both GAP.  Bracelet, Bordelle.  Sunglasses, GUESS.

*Let me be clear, she is no Wonder Woman, who remains my number one shorts-wearing-style-icon.  With far better hot-pants than Daisy, an invisible plane and a golden lasso that not only snared villains but forced people to tell the truth she was just brilliant.  The Wonder Woman outfit just didn’t work with the sandals.

Nine West approached me to take part in this challenge and are sponsoring my stylish efforts.  I decided to take on this challenge as I am a fan of Nine West, having purchased several of their styles in the past. You’ve likely seen me wearing Nine West before, for example here and here.  For this challenge however Nine West supplied me with these shoes free of charge and I’m sharing this with you because it’s a little different to my usual features.  And so, let the styling fun continue!

You’ve Got The Power To Know: You’re Indestructible.

The search for the perfect white shirt is never an easy one.  I found this gorgeous Klara buttondown at Anthropologie at the start of the year and I haven’t stopped wearing it since.  Made from oh-so-sheer silk it has a fabulous feel and a wonderful flow along the asymmetric hem.  Recently I’ve been styling it with the front tied together but I’m usually wearing it loose and untucked, as I did for London Fashion Weekend, here.

I can tell I am reacting to the floral explosion this spring since I’m craving monochrome lately.  But my recent monochrome comes dressed with metal (you’ll surely see this theme develop on the blog over the next few months).  Case in point – I’m utterly obsessed with these Wing High Sandals from the Unique collection at Topshop.

One of my purchases from February’s trip to London, I agonised over the practicality of these shoes in store (the thought process: “so, these are sandals but really they seem like a boot.  They seem like a boot but they are a boot with a peep toe. Hmm.  And cutouts. But really they are sandals and I do like them.  Hmm. I don’t need them, but hey everyone can live without fashion.  I like them. A LOT.“)

The point, Blog Reader, is not actually one related to practicality.  The point, Blog Reader, is that I feel like Wonder Woman. And that’s reason enough for me.

With their gold metallic heels and winged detail they are a truly unique design.  Available in black leather/gold or off white/gold I’m off to a flying start (Could. Not. Resist) wearing a motif which was a huge for fall 2012. I’d say this was a small stepping stone (again, could not resist) along the way to me being head to toe in gold come the Christmas parties – anyone want to buy me this gorgeous Ralph Lauren gown?

Wearing: Legging jean from GAP; Wing High Sandals, Topshop.  Klara shirt from the Liefsdottir collection at Anthropologie. Clutch from ASOS (closest matches here).

How are you wearing your metallics Blog Reader?  (Alternatively – do you own any superhero-themed-clothing? Do share!)

Photos: Lydia Hudgens.