Sunday, 15 January 2012

My black and white fear















Last year I resolved to start Everybody Everywear in 2012 as I've not participated before, then I found out it was black and white. Oh, the HORROR! So originally I decided not to do it... then changed my mind even though I knew I'd missed the EBEW deadline. I wanted to do it anyway just for myself (and the challenge)!

This truly was a challenge for me: I live for colour, so if January had been orange and green, or yellow and blue I would have been fine. But I've bought some of my favourite clothes and shoes by trying on things I would NEVER normally wear, so black and white it was.

I will admit I didn't actually wear this out - it was the result of a Sunday spent trying on clothes, scarves and shoes to try and make something work. BUT now looking at the photos I really rather love this outfit and will definitely wear it out sometime soon. I loved this outfit simply because I mixed texture and pattern - if I can't have colour then I have to have pattern. I paired my Thomas Wylde skull scarf (THE scarf to have a few years ago and still one of my favourites) with stripes, and love the contrast of skulls and a flower.

So that's a lesson learned: I have to take up the challenge next time and go with it, not chicken out like a scaredy-cat. Famous last words...?!

Scarf: Thomas Wylde (bought on eBay)
Sweater: Freemans (old)
Corsage: Unknown
Trousers: Topshop
Belt: Asos
Heels: New Look
Silver bracelet (worn as anklet): F+F
White bracelets: F+F
Black heart bracelt: Tiffany & Co
Fingertip rings: Asos
Nails: Rimmel Be a Star

Linking up to:

Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style - it may be black and white but I think it still makes a statement...?
Monday Mingle at Bon Bon Rose Girls
Trending Through the Decades: Neutrals at Silverstyle

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40 comments

  1. I love the braided headband you did...so cute!

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  2. Those shoes! I adore them!

    You look great in black and white. The colors make your beautiful hair color and enviable eye color both really stand out.

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  3. Skulls plus big flower = really great!! You look fabulous in black and white.

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  4. This outfit is proof that black and white isn't a boring combo! I love the combo of skulls and stripes.

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  5. I often avoid the black and white combo for fear of looking like a waiter. Your combination is perfect. Skulls for the win.

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  6. Love this look, your scarf is cool! http://throughthelookingglass100.blogspot.com/2012/01/ink-blot.html

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  7. I love this look! The scarf is fantastic with the flower. The heels are killer fab.

    Julie

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  8. You look fabulous!I love black and white:)
    ~anne

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  9. I love, love, love the idea of pinning the scarf with the flower. Must try this! Fabulous look overall, and definitely not boring, even if there's no colour.

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  10. I love this outfit! You have different prints,but combined together they are fabulous.

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  11. Hi Catherine ! Your outfit is classy and fab and your blog is adorable, I fell in love with it ! I am following you via Bloglovin (n. 26) :) I would be honoured if you liked my blog too ! If you want we can keep in touch, I like to find new awesome blogs !
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  12. Beautiful! My husband would love the skulls! Your outfits are always beautiful. This one is perfect.
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  13. LOVE the scarf...LOVE the heels! So fab!

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  14. well done you! this is an amazing b&w outfit! even though you missed ebew i reckon you get a massive gold start lol!!:D now, time for some colour lol!!
    Rachel xx

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    1. Thanks Rachel... as you will see I have already broken out the colour!! C xoxo

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  15. Those shoes are amazing!!

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  16. Ok, those are the most fabulous shoes ever! And I love your cute braided headband!

    See Me Rwar

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  17. Cool! That is very sharp and fresh. And reminds me of lovely Paris. :)

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  18. I would never have the guts to wear skulls other than in October, but you make it works so well for January.

    Courtney
    wearingwhatiwant.blogspot.com

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    1. Hee hee I never even thought about Halloween when buying the scarf, Courtney... I'm SO reckless aren't I! ;)

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  19. Those heels (especially with those pants) really are amazing. Nice!

    preethi
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    1. Thanks Preethi - it took me a while to find the perfect black trousers but I think I've found the ones I'm happiest with! C xx

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  20. My goodness, you just oooze class! Beautiful!

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    1. What a lovely thing to say - thank you Bridget, hope to see you again! Catherine x

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  21. You are so ridiculously stylish, it just kills me. Love the graphic black and white!

    Kayla
    Freckles in April

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  22. Okay so I came across this post through someone else's blog and IMMEDIATELY fell in love!! I have to follow you now! You are so stylish

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  23. Just discovered your blog--love it lady!! You and I have the same hair and skin tone, the same love of color and appreciation for mixing retro, trendy, and rocker-chic styles. I too am a forty-something with longish red hair who believes that being adventurous with fashion increases health, creativity and over-all well being. Wish you weren't across the pond--I'd invite you over for coffee right now!

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    1. Wow Anne, what a lovely, lovely compliment... how nice that we're so on the same wavelength!! Hope to see you again C xx

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