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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

18 comments:

  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?

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

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  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!

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  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.

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  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.

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  6. You have such an incredible vision with colors!

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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 likely..so accessories like that bag would be PERFECT!
    Love this look!!!
    C

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  12. I love this outfit!! Very nice!

    xo

    MacKensie
    http://mackensieg.blogspot.com/

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  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.

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  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 http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/

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

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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Catherine x

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