Sunday, 22 January 2012

Strawberry Sunday











I actually wore this outfit last week, but simply had to save it for posting today once the sundae/Sunday pun occured to me. Oh, the joys of creating blog post titles (to be honest I rather like the part of thinking them up, I know some people find it tedious)!

My strawberry sweater is the only thing I own with sequins (I think...). Many times I've thought about buying one of those beautiful sequin jackets, but I keep wondering how often I'll wear it, i.e. would I wear it to anywhere other than a party? Maybe I'll get one one day, then they'll be sooo last year. Oh well. I love big motifs on sweaters and although this is quite a "cute" one, I added the velvet blazer and maxi skirt to stop it getting into little-girl-cutesy territory... not a good look at my age.

Hope everyone's having/had a wonderful weekend... Stay safe/dry/warm/stationary

(So windy in the south of England! My hair looks like it's been through a hedge backwards!)

Jacket: Very, Sweater: Debenhams, Skirt: River Island, Boots: Bertie at ASOS (sale), Necklace: ASOS (sale), Watch: ASOS (Christmas present from Mr. Summers), Earrings: F+F, Purple/gold bracelet: Topshop, Watchstrap bracelet: ASOS, Rings: all ASOS, Nails: Nails Inc Black Taxi

Linking up to:

Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style
Monday Mingle at Glamamom




g*rated
IMG_4680-1"

49 comments:

  1. I love it! Honestly, I don't know how you come up with these creative combinations. In a zillion years I'd never think this up. And probably wouldn't wear it as I don't think I'd be able to pull it off. But I think this is perfect on you - fun, fits so well, goes well with you hair and your love of the jewels! You should pride yourself on your very individual style.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love your strawberry top! The skirt goes really well too, a nice cheerful outfit x

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a terrific outfit, Catherine - The strawberry is the star and your jacket and maxi make wonderful supporting players. You look gorgeous, and your braided hair is so lovely (not a bit messy!).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww thanks Patti... I do love that sweater, glad you do too! C x

      Delete
  4. Gorgeous necklace...love it! You could sell the sweater down here to wear to our annual Poteet Strawberry Festival!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Strawberry festival: I LOVE the sound of that Pam!! Thank you my lovely xoxo

      Delete
  5. You look beautiful. The sweater is really pretty and the blog title is so cute. Love the necklace. Your nails look gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Debbi - you're the nails expert so I really appreciate that! C x

      Delete
  6. Love the bright red of your skirt!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. you look stunning, dear. this outfit is gorgeous and fun. great post, love. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I've got a brand new outfit post and a fabulous giveaway. I'd love to hear your thoughts. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. love your outfit! i love your blazer! we would love for you to link up to our party at http://griffithsrated.blogspot.com/2012/01/sunday-best-link-party_22.html

    -chelz
    griffithsrated.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. catherine you look so good!! the strawberry sweater is amazing.ive also been trying to do my hair like that (the braid not the hedge backwards look, although i frequent that look more than not lol) and i just cant do it!! i will continue to try!

    ReplyDelete
  10. A very kitsch and lovely outfit, Catherine! I love everything about this, your hair, the colours, the accessories! love it xxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. That blazer is such a pretty sapphire blue. It looks great with your coloring.
    Only you could make a strawberry, sequined sweater look super chic. I love your style.

    I am pinning your hairstyle to my hair board on Pinterest...need to try that look on myself one of these days.
    xoxo, A

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're a sweetheart, Adrienne!!! I'll let you and everyone else in on a secret (though I didn't mean it to be a secret): the plait isn't my hair, it's simply a false plait heairband. Sooo much easier than plaiting it yourself! I've got a couple (for different hair colours I've had) and they were from ebay. Easy!

      Catherine xoxo

      Delete
    2. I mean HAIRband, not heairband. Sounds like a hairpiece that helps your hearing?!!

      ;)

      Delete
  12. those colours are gorgeous! you really suit them! the skirt is to die for!

    http://myheadandwardrobe.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  13. Replies
    1. Hey Tami - thanks for stopping by! Come back again (can't promise more fruit, but you never know...)! Catherine x

      Delete
  14. I absolutely adore the kitschy sweater and your accessories are amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is a seriously fun outfit! The strawberry sweater is so charming and offbeat :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the sweater. Reminds me of Elsa Schiapparelli or Moschino. I love whimsy too. Karen

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous outfit. loving that strawberry top sooooooooo much.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ReplyDelete
  18. TOTALLY obsessed with all your gold accessories here...amazing..as well as those purple bangles....super chic lady!
    C

    ReplyDelete
  19. Cutest sweater ever award! Thanks for linking up to Monday Mingle!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love this look on you! you look gorgeous x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow great color! I love the blue blazer with the red!! Also really love your hair color!!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would love to have all what you are wearing Catherine... The strawberry sweater is so cute... you really rock!!!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for leaving me a comment! If you ask a question don't forget to check the "Notify me" box so you know when I've replied (or tweet me @notlamb for a quick response)