Monday, 9 January 2012

Neon, sunshine and a butterfly

So we were paid a visit by a passing butterfly when we took these pictures, not unusual except that it's January. In England. It's so mild the poor things are confused and popping up all over the place.

I got the neon satchel for Christmas from my lovely Mr. Summers... my face was a picture when I opened it (shock and awe and amazement), I totally forgot that I'd said ages ago I would really love one. The gorgeous bling ring I got in my stocking, and then in total contrast the raincoat was a bargain from Karen Millen years ago. It was about £120 down to £30 and I was living in London when I bought it - it's at least 12 years old. I reckon the price-per-wear must now be in the minus figures, it's such a classic and has never dated.

So this is a bit of a "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" post. Nothing to do with weddings. Can I say we borrowed the butterfly's time to take his picture?

Satchel: The Leather Satchel Co (Christmas present)
Raincoat: Karen Millen (about 12 years old)
Button up shirt: Asos
Tank top: Primark
Cardigan: New Look
Jeans: La Redoute
Boots: Debenhams
Sunglasses: New Look
Necklaces (just seen): Asos
Cuff: Forever 21 similar
Ring: In my Christmas stocking
Nails: Nails Inc The Thames

Linking up to:

Monday Mingle at Momtrends
Feeling VERY visible with my bag at Visible Monday for Not Dead Yet Style
Trending Through the Decades: Layers at Silverstyle
What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy


  1. That bag is fantastic! And I think you wore it with the ideal colors.
    That coat was a great find..don't you love it when you buy things that you end up wearing for decades?

  2. Great look, Catherine!! I love the color, the cuff, the duster, and your shoes...very nice!!

  3. I love that you grounded it all with the black shoes. You look gorgeous! We've been enjoying mild temps here too - some of the trees even have buds on them, I'm worried we'll have a hard freeze!

    The Suburb Experiment

  4. Love, love, love the neon bag. And I hope it doesn't suddenly turn freezing and kill all your butterflies; that would be horrible.

  5. It's so lovely to see the butterfly - and your gorgeous neon bag! What a sweet husband you have : > And your boots are so chic as well; I'd love to see them in my closet! Thanks so much for linking up to Visible Monday.

  6. You have such an incredible vision with colors!

  7. Katherine, You look so beautiful and classic in this outfit. I love the neon purse!
    Thanks for double linking. You are welcome to link up as many times as your want. I always enjoy reading your post! Your outfits are always perfection!

  8. Gorgeous look! Love the neon bag (great Christmas present!)

  9. Ohhhhhhhh, that bag is crazy gorgeous! And I love the fabulous mix of colors!

  10. The bag is great - but my favorite is the bracelet. Super cute!

  11. Booking my flight to England now to steal that BAG! OMG...I am obsessed with it. Neon is going to be huge for spring...and I am not brave enough to wear it in clothing most accessories like that bag would be PERFECT!
    Love this look!!!

  12. I love this outfit!! Very nice!



  13. The satchel is awesome. I had a giveaway from them recently and was so sad to see it go! Thanks so much for showing off your style on Monday Mingle.

  14. I am obsessed with your purse and I love the colors you paired with it! I'm visiting from What I Wore Wednesday and would love for you to join my ABC's of Style challenge at

  15. LOVE that bright yellow purse with your blue outfit!


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