Jacket: Diesel C/O McArthurGlen | Dress (worn as top): Forever 21* | Disco Pants: C/O She Likes* | Shoes: C/O Annabella-Rose* | Earrings: Forever 21*
Customising clothes is something that I have steered clear from since I was around eight years old, after I realised that covering all my t-shirts in fabric glitter paint and iron-on patches didn't look as good as I thought. However, I decided that my tastes in design have matured a little now, so when McArthurGlen contacted me with a challenge to customise a couple of denim pieces in celebration of their new campaign, I thought I would give it my best shot.
Firstly, a little bit about McArthurGlen for those of you who may be unfamiliar. They have six fashion outlets across the country where you can pick up some amazing designer bargains for up to 70% off. Cheshire Oaks, the closest centre to me, is only a 20 minute drive away from where I live so I love to have an occasional mooch around to see what I can find. The other McArthurGlen outlets can be found in Ashford, Bridgend, East Midlands, Swindon and York.
This month, McArthurGlen have launched a promotional campaign called "The Art Of Denim", where until October 20 they are offering some great activities including a bespoke embroidery and monogramming service, plus discounts on some of their denim labels, so it might be worth checking out your nearest outlet for that perfect pair of jeans!
Like I mentioned earlier, I was challenged to customise some denim items, and McArthurGlen kitted me up with a wooden chest filled with studs, buttons, cotton and of course, a lovely denim jacket and a pair of jeans. I decided I wanted to show how versatile denim is and how it can be customised to be worn for a day out shopping or for a night on the town. With this Diesel jacket, I wanted to make it a little more dressy so I raided a box of lace trimmings and found a couple of pieces that I thought would be perfect for adding that special touch. Teamed with disco pants, a red lip and my killer heels from Annabella-Rose (how very "Sandy" of me), I think my jazzed-up jacket is perfect for covering up after a night of dancing.
What do you think? I also have an exciting competition coming up for one of you lovelies to win a £50 voucher to spend at your nearest McArthurGlen outlet, so look out for my next post for details!
*DISCLOSURE: Starred items are PR samples or were bought using gift vouchers that were given to me for PR purposes.