Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Pattern mixing perfection



Faux fur scarf: H&M, Blazer: ASOS, Blue scarf: ASOS, Skirt: River Island (on sale for £10 if you're a UK size 6 or 14!), Heels: French Connection, Belt: ASOS, Tights: Tights.com, Bag: ASOS, Plaited hairband: eBay, Watch: ASOS, Cuff: Accessorize (still on sale), Nails: No.7 Union Blue (old) similar: 290 Sing the Blues











This is the probably the ultimate outfit from my pattern mixing repertoire... I feel I can't get more co-ordinated than this (if pattern mixing's your thing, that is - I know it's not to everyone's taste)!

I'm surprised I've never paired this blazer and this skirt before, both of which I've worn a few times on the blog. (Blazer here and here, skirt here.) The colours were just perfect together, and with a few of my other favourite items thrown into the mix (platform suede heels, faux fur scarf, wide tan belt), I had the perfect not-too-cold winter's day outfit. Though I'm now wondering if it's a little too co-ordinated... I just don't even realise I'm pattern mixing/clashing anymore - I just go for what I want to wear together.

I've realised how cold I look with my hunched shoulders in the third photo - by the time we got round to taking pictures the sun was going down and it was pretty chilly ;)

I do hope everyone's well and not snuffly (like me) or otherwise - stay safe and warm folks!!



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  1. Absolute perfection, my dear Catherine, ahhhhhhhh. Such a joy when I see your posts.
    I love the second pic from the top, ahhhhhh that smile is fantastic.
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    1. Oh Sacramento you make me smile with your lovely comments!! Thank you my sweet! C xx

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  2. You rocked this outfit!!!! I LOVE pattern mixing.....and this is one of the best examples of doing it well, ever:)

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    1. Thank you SO much, Collette, that's so nice of you! Catherine x

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  3. Love your skirt and coat! Great look . I am following you :) Check my blog and if you like it, you are welcome to do the same! Kisses <3<3

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  4. Catherine this mix is magical!! I love it...... you should join our swap group on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/347248445301546/ if you ever get tired of your stuff you can swap it here...

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    1. Ohh thanks Aminta, I will have a think about it... and thank you for your lovely comment! Catherine x

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  5. Sorry you're still snuffly, Catherine! You look fabulous, and you're right - these colors are perfection! together. And the shoes . . . . yum.

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    1. Aww thanks lovely Patti... can't believe I got another cold after having one before Xmas (I *never* get ill)! Should be mostly back to normal tomorrow ;) C xoxo

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  6. You need to be featured in Vogue for this one...crazy good! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo love those shoes!!!

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  7. Hi Catherine, it's so nice to meet you! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! I am definitely following, too-- PS this outfit is perfection! LOVE.

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    Remy
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    1. Aw Remy, thanks so much for coming by, so nice to have you as a follower! Hope to see you again :)))

      Catherine x

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  8. i have been eyeing this skirt up for ages!!!! your style is amazing as always hun.. so frickin' good!!! :D

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  9. The skirt is truly wonderful! I like the pic where the wind has caught it a bit.

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    1. Aww thank you Tammy - short and to the point, I like that!! C x

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  11. those colors are gorgeous. your hair is amazing=)

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  12. Your hair is such a gorgeous color! I love the nails as well.

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  13. Hi! I found you through Refinery29 Blogger contest! You have a very unique style and amazing sense of colour! My vote is on u! I'm your new follower too, hope we can follow each other! xx
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    1. Thank you Romi for your vote and for following, so glad you like my blog! C xoxo

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  14. You're utterly gorgeous and I am so impressed by your eclectic dress sense. x Kat

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    1. Gosh thank you, Kat - what a wonderful compliment! Catherine x

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  15. nice blog!



    Jasmin
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  16. You are by far one of my favorite pattern mixers. You do it incredibly well! I love the polka dots with chevron. The color palette is incredible, too. I will take some lessons from you.

    Van@ The Clothes We Wear

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