Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Dressing up a raincoat



Raincoat: H&M (old - and taken in to make it more fitted), Scarf: F+F, Striped top (just seen): Primark, Cardigan (also just seen): New look, Jeans: Very, Leather boots: Duo, Leather bag: Betty Jackson.Black, Gloves: Accessorize, Frizzed hair: c/o The Rainy British Weather. (Thanks, Mother Nature.)







I'm doing well with my Winter Edition Challenges this week (see my last two posts) - so far I've done all three up to now! (Though the Open To Interpretation challenge might be a sticking point. We'll see.)

Dressing up a coat was another one I was looking forward too when Kayla announced the challenges - I already dressed one up recently here, albeit in a slightly different way with a necklace over the top. I often put fabulous scarves, brooches and necklaces over my outerwear; I simply can't bear to hide beautiful accessories in the winter.

Now I know what word comes to mind to describe this outfit! (This is from the combination of a long coat, patterned scarf in a bow like a cravat-thing and knee high boots):

Dandy. I just know it's the word my dad would use to describe this.

Hope everyone's having a nice week!



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Also linking up my leather boots and bag at ABCs of Style!

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  1. Love the total look and the boots are so cute! I especially like your picture setting...goes perfect with the rain coat!

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    1. Hi lovely Pam, and thank you! You can't quite see them but the ducks were LOVING the weather...!! C xx

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  2. What a fantastic sight for sore eyes you are Catherine.
    I love that flowery bow so much that want to try with the many scarfs I have and never know what to do with them.
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    1. That's so lovely of you, Sacramento - and go for it with the scarves!!! C x

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  3. oh that is such a cute way to wear a scarf!! and I'm dying over those boots. they are just fantastic.
    kayla
    seekaylago.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks SO much, Kayla! You're such a sweetheart with your comments! C xx

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  4. Like Kayla, I am being slain by those boots, so gorgeous. Love the floral bow-scarf too, to brighten a winter's day.

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    1. Aww thank you, Patti: I love that you're such a fan of boots...!!! Catherine xoxo

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  5. I love the way you add the color swatches at the bottom of your posts. And your clothing/style is very inspiring!

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    1. Thank you so much Joni - it's lovely that you think so! Welcome to my blog, I see you're a new follower! Catherine xx

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  6. If you ever decide that you don't want that scarf anymore, please let me know. I adore it!

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    1. Lovely Adrienne: I can't think of anyone it would nicer on :))))) Thank you sweetie xoxo

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  7. Like the other Ladies, i love the boots
    Love the color of the coat and the scarf is so gorgeous

    Ariane

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    1. Thank you Ariane, so much! (Secret: the scarf was from the UK's biggest supermarket's own range! Who says you can't buy great clothes at the same place as your broccoli...?!) C x

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  8. I need to take a page from your book and start layering accessories over my coats - I love the look of the scarf tied on the outside.

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    1. Thanks Stacey - it would be a great look on you!! Catherine x

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  9. Such a great way of dressing up a coat :) I am awful with coats and I, too, hate hiding my accessories!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and your lovely comment, Say! So glad you liked my dressed up coat :) Catherine x

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  10. The scarf tied as a bow isn't something I've done yet, but right up my alley. I have a fascination with all things bow. It does make your coat more special.

    Van @ The Clothes We Wear

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  11. Inspiring as always. I'm planning on wearing a trench tomorrow. Maybe I'll try it.

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  12. Love the bow scarf tie...it's one of my personal favourites to wear because it displays the scarf so beautifully. Those pants are darling too...I have a pair just like them that I've been wearing nonstop this week!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  13. Very cute outfit! I love all the colour combinations in it =) I'm especially loving the way you paired the jeans with light blue, I have some like those and I've never thought to wear them like that! And the bow..just wow =D
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    1. Thank you Sian, so much! I bought the blue raincoat after seeing Carrie in SATC years ago wear a similar one with red trousers... I always remembered the combo! Glad you like it! Catherine x

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  14. Love this outfit! Way to make the best of grim weather. I'm so glad I just stumbled upon your blog from Rae Gun's Ramblings. I need some serious fashion inspiration.

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    1. Hi April and thank you so much for coming by... glad you like my outfit, hope to inspire you again! Catherine x

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