Thursday, 26 January 2012

My inner Carrie Bradshaw












Somehow, I don't know how, I ended up getting a Carrie Bradshaw vibe when looking at these photos. Another case of looking in the mirror at an outfit and thinking (in this case) yes - you're looking all retro secretary, girl! ...then something else altogether comes to mind when viewing it on screen.

Looking at the big wavy hair and full skirt in the camera viewfinder I immediately remarked ooh, it's a bit Carrie B isn't it (luckily Mr. Summers is aware of the phenomenon we know as SATC)... and then wondered how I had the audacity to compare myself. Believe me, I'm no CB when it comes to style - those are lofty heights I can only dream of, but therein lies our inspiration, and what would we do without that?!

So I'm showing off two things today: firstly, another pair of geek chic glasses - I LOVE these (new) retro style babies from eBay! I only actually need glasses for reading but like them as an extra accessory to an outfit, so I'm starting to get a little collection of clear lens glasses going. And secondly - my nail tips manicure that I was inspired to do by Crashing Red... the lovely Maria tipped her nails in different neon colours but I stuck to orange. I can see myself doing this more in the future.

Finally for all you lovely folks who've commented on my hair recently - I've been sporting the same plaited hair for most of the last few posts - it's very easy to do if you buy a false plait hairband... that's how mine's so neat ;)

Scarf: Thrifted, Sweater: F+F, Skirt: ASOS (sale), Heels: Nine West (sale), Tights (brown and ribbed, but you can't tell): F+F, Glasses: eBay, False plait hairband: eBay similar, Tortoiseshell cuff: Accessorize (sale), Watch: Christmas gift, ASOS, Rings: New Look, ASOS.

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26 comments:

  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this look of yours today makes me smile, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I am in love with that gorgeous skirt of yours.
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  2. I know why you got the vibe. YOU LOOK VERY Carrie b!! I wish I could find a thrift scarf this fabulous...i love it!!

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  3. Oh yes, very Carrie, but better because you can walk in your shoes! : > Love the wavy hair and that retro skirt is *perfection*.

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    1. Ha ha that's a point about the shoes Patti! Thanks my lovely :)

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  4. I've just stumbled accross your blog and absolutely love your style!
    Indeed it is very Carrie Bradshaw! I'm loving that tartan and your hair looks fabulous :) x

    www.shelovesoutfits.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much - nice to see another Brit!! Catherine x

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  5. I have been watching sex and the city episodes lately...this is a beautiful outfit Catherine...just gorgeous. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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    1. Thanks Dawn - so glad you like it! (And aren't reruns of SATC just the best??) C xoxo

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  6. Carrie Bradshaw is the best inspiration when it comes to anything I'd have to agree. Cute outfit!

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    1. Thank you Brandi so much, and also for stopping by! Catherine x

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  7. Oh my goodness I love your style! That skirt is gorgeous! I love your loafer heels and cute scarf!

    See Me Rwar

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  8. I might have to get one of those headbands. That's genius! I've tried making my own hair into a braided headband a couple times and it looked awful.

    And I actually know very little about Miss Carrie but, from what I do know, this is very reminiscent. Love it!

    Kayla
    Freckles in April

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    1. I'm old enough to have watched SATC from when it was first on TV Kayla (eek) - it's like the A-Z of fashion! I thoroughly recommend you watching it from the beginning... you will not regret it! Thanks for coming by sweetie! C xoxo

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  9. Catherine,
    this look is very beautiful. Love how you manage everything so in harmony - clothes, hair, face expression. Perfect!!! :)

    xo,
    Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' personal style blog

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  10. Most darling plaid skirt...love the yellow in it! Cute glasses too, really adds to the ensemble.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Cambria - funnily enough my glasses were my favourite bit! C x

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  11. Catherine - Those readers make the outfit! Love!

    xoxo, Blair

    http://loveblair.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love those glasses and the scarf Catherine. Great accessorising!
    xoxo
    Danina

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