Wednesday, 16 November 2011

What's it all about, Alfie?

I'm VERY happy to announce that last week (9th November) I became a Great Auntie for the first time to my niece Laura's newborn baby Alfie... and here's the photo to prove it!

We went to see him at the weekend and he was just the most perfect little bundle of baby, all quiet and peaceful. Bless. I never thought I'd become a great auntie at the age of 39 (even though I've been an auntie since the age of 14). Someone I know recently joked that I was far too young: apparently great aunts smell of mothballs, have ten cats and keep furry mints in their handbags. Well, I'm sorry to disappoint on all counts; I do keep mints (chewing gum) in my bag but they ain't furry!

I thought I'd dress up for our first meeting to impress the little man (no weekend jeans for a change) and clash my patterns again, this time a vintage floral dress and polkadots. And I'm showing off my new metallic loafers from Asos: LOVE them!

Congratulations to my niece Laura and Alex: Alfie was just perfect and I wish you all the best (what a lovely family you all make) xoxo

Blazer: Asos
Dress: Vintage eBay
Belt: Vintage eBay
Leggings: Asos
Loafers: Asos
Gold rings: Asos
Watch: J Jeans by Jasper Conran
Sunglasses: Asos
Poppy: Self made (see Friday's post)
Nails: Barry M Mint Green and Models Own Concrete Mixer (ring finger)

I'm linking up to my first Thursdays are for Thrifters at Spunky Chateau - I think my thrifted (eBay) dress and belt fit the bill!


  1. i have just discovered your lovely blog and i must tell you that a like it a lot! your eclectic style is most fascinating to me and it really inspires me to try something new. you know, lately i have run out of new outfit ideas and i feel that my styling got a little boring...this is bad because i like to sparkle a little bit an everyday life^^ also: you look fabulous and i hope i will glow as much as you do in my fourties! keep up the great work!

    julia from germany (:

  2. Catherine, congratulations! What a beautiful great Auntie you are. I am cracking up about the cats and mothballs and funny. I love the name Alfie, he is beautiful. I love your pattern mixing and your new shoes are just lovely. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  3. Just lovely Catherine. I covet those metallic loafers. So pretty.
    Congrats on being a great aunt. He looks so sweet and relaxed.

  4. What a darling little baby boy! You do look far too young to be a great auntie, but there you are! I adore your pattern mixing and yes, your new loafers are amazing.


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