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Monday, 30 January 2012

An Edwardian flavour



Sweater: F+F, Shirt: Husband's, Trousers: Oasis at ASOS, Shoes: Rocha John Rocha, Watch: Red Herring, Saturn necklace: Gift (Hannah Zakari - they ship internationally for free!), Bracelets: My christening bracelet/ASOS, Nails: No.7 Milan





The beautiful Saturn necklace was a gift from my parents for Christmas... perfect as the planet Saturn is my favourite thing we've seen in our telescope since we bought it last year :)





So I've done it again: I've put together an outfit that, when I look at the photos, makes me think of a specific style/decade/influence/celebrity. I really don't mean to do it, and maybe you wouldn't agree with me each time, but that's okay! ;)

Today it's the turn of the 1910s... for me it's about the combination of a puffy leg-of-mutton sleeve (Mum: what are they called again?), a shirt collar and my hair piled up on my head. Oh and a long full silhouette created by wearing wide-leg trousers (like their long straight skirts). Think Titanic day-wear (like this sort of thing), if you will.

I promise I don't do this intentionally, but it has been rather timely: last week I participated in a few of the Winter Edition Challenges at Freckles in April [great link ups!] - so due to the 1910s thing I've got going on I thought I'd try and take up the challenges directly and do as many as I can. So the first this week is Decades/Regions: what's the betting I'm the only 1910s link up...? ;)

Have a great week everyone!



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52 comments:

  1. Gorgeous look, and yes, I do get a Titanic vibe. I adore the Saturn necklace, and so envy the telescope : > Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday, you are a star in your own right!

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    1. Aw thank you Patti - that's SO lovely of you! Catherine xoxo

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    1. Thanks Tami... I do love this navy version so the husband's shirt was just asking to be borrowed!! C x

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  3. So creative! I love this, especially the Saturn necklace.

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  4. Most darling outfit! Love those pants absolutely to pieces...I've been looking for some fun wide-leg vintage movie star pants like these...and I love the little Edwardian touch of your blouse sleeves nad hair. So fun!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Cambria the trousers are still on sale (last time I looked at the weekend) at ASOS! Thank you for your lovely comment! C x

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  5. I could never pull off those pants! Go you!!

    Rebekah
    headoverheels26.blogspot.com

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    1. Many thanks, Rebekah - and welcome to NDAL! Catherine xoxo

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  6. How Edwardian! Especially love your hair up, which really suits you. Have you been watching Downton Abbey? (Especially the first series which was set about 1910, just before WW 1) Lots of yummy inspiration for outfits.

    Gorgeous Husband and I went to Highclere Castle, (the location for the series) dressed in Edwardian outfits to act as extras for a documentary that was being filmed by an Australian film crew. Apparently, the Aussies love Downton! You can see my "cobbled together" Edwardian outfit on my blog on November 8, 2011.

    Cheers, Rose from www.foreveronthecatwakoflife.com

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    1. Hi Rose: so glad you like my 'Edwardian' outfit - I will pop over and look at yours on your blog! I never even thought about Downton... I've never watched it (and I'm a Brit!). Unfortunately I saw a comedy sketch of Downton before I saw the real thing, so it's ruined it for me now as I couldn't possibly take it seriously ;))

      Catherine xoxo

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  7. Great pattern mix. I adore the necklace! I'd love to have a telescope, but living in the city, the lights overwhelm them.

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    1. Thank you lovely Debbi! The necklace is sooo cute, isn't it...! C xx

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  8. Fun outfit--I love the colors. I can't seem to pull off tones from the cool end of the color spectrum. I'm not going to take the bet, but there just might be someone else going for 1910s thanks to Downton Abbey. Your outfit definitely has strong '70s elements as well--unexpected combination.

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    1. Hi Sarah - as I mentioned to Rose above I've not seen Downton so it never occured to me... thanks for your sweet comment, I appreciate it!! C x

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  9. LOVE the color and pattern play in this outfit!! Awesome styling!!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  10. I freakin' love this! It almost makes your hair look purple! Just beautiful.

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    1. Hee hee wouldn't it be great if I could match my hair to every outfit, Kristin?? Thank you sweetie! C x

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    1. That's such a lovely way to describe it, thank you Rebekah! Catherine x

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  12. I am speachless again with your mixlash of colour and pattern, wooooooooooooo.
    I am soooooooo glad to have found you.
    One day I have to do one of these links, lol.
    I like trying my hand at everything.
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  13. That Saturn necklace is fantastic! So odd and unique. And the shoulders and arms of that sweater are fun!

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    1. Thank you Stacey - I thought the necklace would be the sort of thing you like!! C xoxo

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  14. I love this look. the gingham with lavender is great.

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  15. Your sleeves and pants win for the day! This is the best outfit!

    See Me Rwar

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    1. Aww thank you Rebecca, that's so nice of you ;) Catherine x

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  16. So cute, I especially love the purple sweater.

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  17. What amazing trousers and the entire look, the mixed patterns is really well done. Tell your parents I love the little necklace. I'm here from Visible Monday and just recently a new follower.

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    1. Aww thank you Terri, so much! Glad to have you as a new follower - welcome! Catherine xoxo

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  18. Love the sweater and the energy of your prints. Thanks for showing off your style on Monday Mingle over at Momtrends!

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  19. I luuuuurve the shoulders on that lavender sweater! Can I have it? Please?

    I've seen enough, I'm now a follower. :)

    Roxy
    This South Korean's Got Seoul

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    1. Hee hee thank you Roxy - so pleased to have you as a new follower!! Welcome! Catherine x

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  20. So cute, you have the most amazing remix!

    Ariane xxxx

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  21. Amazing outfit! I love the pattern mixing - the pants are a ton of fun.

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  22. love love love it, you are my new style guru! hee hee

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Catherine x

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