Thursday, 2 February 2012

It's in the bag: brown, jade and black



Sweater: ASOS, Cardigan (worn as snood): Red Herring, Trousers: Coast, Belt: F+F, Bag: Lulu Guinness, Heels: French Connection, Socks: Accessorize, Floral hairband: Unknown, Watch: Red Herring: Wide black bracelet: New Look, Black & gold bracelet: Debenhams, Ring: New Look, Nails: Barry M Mint Green













I so want to take the credit for wearing a cardigan as a snood, but it has to go to...

Confession: I can't remember. I thought I'd saved the link to the lovely blogger who recently posted about how to wrap a sweater to make a snood, but I'm terrible and can't find the link or remember her name. If it was you or know who it was - please leave a comment and I will credit you!!

So I did rise to today's Winter Edition Challenge after all - Open to Interpretation, based on this outfit. As we could interpret it any way we wanted, I simply chose the colour scheme as inspiration: black, white, brown, oatmeal and jade green. I was forced to wear the cardigan as a snood because the only brown and jade green items I own were both tops (and not possible to layer), so I had to improvise.

But as with my other outfits this week, I wouldn't have put this together without the challenges as inspiration. So thank you, Kayla ;)




[Amendment: it was the lovely Van of theclotheswewear.com who wore a sweater as a snood... thank you for getting in touch and the inspiration, Van!]

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  1. Fun 70s inspired outfit. I love the little hidden detail of the striped socks.

    Courtney
    wearingwhatiwant.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Courtney - I hadn't thought of that but it does look a little 70s inspired...! C xx

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  2. I'm really inspired by that cardi-as-snood look. Will have to give that a go. The jade and brown look *fantastic* together!!

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    1. It's such an ingenius idea, isn't it? Thank you, Pseu! Catherine x

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  3. That's a cardigan?!? Whoa - I'm SO stealing that idea! I love the pops of color with your cardi/snood, nails and lips - they look so good with the neutrals! And those shoes? I die.

    North Meets South

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, Erica! I have now credited Van for her idea (see the link to her blog :) Catherine x

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  4. ADORING this look...totally loving the cardi/scarf hybrid...especially that pop of beautiful color around your face...THE SHOES are killer.
    C

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  5. Hi Catherine! Me, me! I posted the idea of wearing a sweater as scarf in my Anatomy of Clothes series. It's made my day to see you post about this and that you've done something different with it. I hadn't thought to expose the buttons. It's a lovely detail. Thank you for spreading the word!

    Van @ The Clothes We Wear

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    1. Yay!! Thank you Van , I'm so glad you saw it and I have now added a link to your post to credit your idea. You're such a star! Catherine xxx

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  6. Catherine,
    lovely outfit. You incorporated the bright color in this outfit just beautifully. And the boots are chic! :)

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

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    1. Lovely comments as always, Victoria - thank you so much sweetie!! C xoxo

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  7. I love the mix of colors, what a great idea of a cardigan as a snood. My eye keeps looking at your bag it's great.Have a great weekend.

    Carrie

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    1. Thank you, Carrie - so glad you like it!! You too have a fabulous weekend :))) xx

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  8. While the styling in this outfit is excellent, it is your hair that steals the show for me. I love the braids.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Terri - it's a risk wearing my hair like this at my age, but I think you can just about get away with it if they're messy and loose... I hope! Catherine x

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  9. I love the richness of your sweater. The shoes make me jealous your bag really adds some whimsy to the whole look!

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    1. Thanks, Rose - lovely comments as always! The shoes are surprisingly comfortable, would you believe...! Catherine x

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    1. Thank you, Kayla - and thanks for the fabulous inspiration outfit!! C xoxo

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  11. This is such a great outfit!! I love the idea of wearing a cardigan as a snood. Have a good weekend:)

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  12. This is one that I totally haven't seen...and ADORE...cardi as snood? Why have I never thought of this? Thanks for the inspire, it's totally amazing!

    Great shoes too.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Cambria - it is such a cool idea, isnt it?! C xoxo

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  13. Amazing outfit!!! Love your boots and headband!! Great bag as well. Following you.)

    http://stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Lucie, and thank you so much! Welcome to my blog! Catherine x

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