Sunday, 25 January 2015

Winter Neutrals | Oversized Feather Cossack Hat and Check Coat

Winter neutrals: Oversized feather cossack hat and check coat
I actually got this gorgeous feather Cossack hat last Christmas (2013 I mean) but the months following were too mild to wear it - you need a really cold day to wear this beauty. So it finally got its first outing this month when the temperature dropped, and =ohhhhhh= how it keeps your head warm. With a checked coat bought a few winters ago (that I'd almost forgotten I had), a thick roll neck sweater, coloured jeans and ankle boots I had a toasty warm 'winter neutrals' outfit. With a bit of red thrown in.

You need a certain amount of confidence to wear a hat like this - I'm a big fan of hats and usually happier with a hat than without - but this one is so huge it takes a lot of bottle to go round doing the whole Julie-Christie-in-Dr-Zhivago thing. Mind you, I have a little head so it's nice to have it beefed up for a change...!

Are you a fan of hats? Do you feel you need a lot of confidence to wear them - and would you wear one this huge?! Let me know!

Winter neutrals: Oversized feather cossack hat and check coat
Winter neutrals: Oversized feather cossack hat and check coat
Winter neutrals: Brown and black check coat
Hat: Debenhams, Coat: Debenhams (old - I love this one), Sweater: Asos, Jeans: Asos, Boots: c/o La Redoute, Bracelet: Asos, Nails: Nails Inc Bluebell (limited edition)




Catherine x
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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Want to Shop My Look? Love Instagram? I Have the Perfect Answer

Like to Know It: How to shop your favourite Instagram posts
So - you've probably perused my Shop My Look page, where I show all the items in my wardrobe that are still available to buy. No? Take a look right here - hopefully this makes it easy for you see all the clothes, shoes and accessories I wear (as well as my beauty buys) all in one place.

But if you'd like a much easier, more direct way to shop my look - or that of any other blogger you follow - there is another way!

First of all... are you following me on Instagram? This is the place to start! If you're as addicted as I am to IG (who isn't these days), you can now sign up to liketoknowit.com. If you haven't heard of Like to Know It, it's a service that gives you all the links from an Instagram post in an email (after you've "liked" the post) so you know exactly where to buy the items. You may well have seen the #liketkit hashtag in Instagram posts already and wondered what they were, or maybe you're a liketoknow.it whizz and have signed up already!

So now that I'm on Like to Know It, here's a clear (I hope!) explanation of how it works/what to do:
  1. Sign up at http://liketoknowit.com
  2. Make sure you're following me on Instagram
  3. "Like" any Instagram post that has Like to Know It details included (you'll see the #liketkit hashtag and a liketoknow.it URL)
  4. An email will be sent to you with links to the items shown in the Instagram post that the blogger has selected
  5. Shop at will!
It might be best to check your junk, etc. if you're not receiving the emails to begin with - look for emails from liketoknow.it and add it to your contacts so it always goes into your Inbox.

If you were unaware of all the references to liketoknow.it were, or you were confused by how it worked, I hope this has made it a little clearer for you. You can also click on the "Shop my feed" thumbnails in my sidebar (like below) or go direct to my Shop My Look page.



Tell me if this is something you're interested in - or if you're using it already: How have you found it? Is it working for you? Do let me know in the comments!
Catherine x
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

All Dressed Up | A Dress as a Skirt and the Prettiest Polka Dot Scarf

Pink polka dot scarf with navy and grey
I've been meaning to publish this outfit for ages - I'm so behind with editing photos! I got all dressed up a couple of weeks ago to go to a Johann Strauss concert, and a live orchestra deserved a pretty dress on my part. (If you can't dress up when you go to see a live orchestra when can you?)

It was too chilly for a short-sleeve dress by itself so I layered my apple motif sweater over my Asos two-tone scuba dress and added one of my favourite Christmas presents (from the husband) - the pink polka dot scarf from What Lizzy Loves, the online boutique run by my lovely blogging friend Liz. Seems Silver Londoner has been supporting my fellow bloggers without my knowledge... what a trooper! I absolutely love it (plus there's another scarf which you'll also see in time on the blog).

Did you receive any fabulous Christmas presents that you can wear? And were they a complete surprise (like mine were) - or did you drop some hints...? I'd love to know ;)

Pink polka dot scarf with navy and grey
Pink polka dot scarf with navy
Pink polka dot scarf with navy motif sweater
Scarf: What Lizzy Loves, Sweater: Fever London, Dress: Asos (on sale!), Boots: c/o Pavers, Bag: Asos, Earrings: Asos, Bracelets: Asos / Next


Catherine x
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