Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pink checks, purple zig zags, two watches



Blazer: Thrifted/Lacroix, Denim shirt: La Redoute, Sweater: ASOS, Jeans: La Redoute, Shoes: Very, Belt: ASOS similar, Sunglasses: Therapy at House of Fraser, Floral necklace: Gift, Watches: Both gifts, Silver fingertip rings: ASOS, Diamanté ring: Unknown, Blue bracelet: Debenhams, Silver bracelet: F+F, Nails: No.7 Union Blue (old) similar: 290 Sing the Blues









Thanks to everyone who's commented so far on whether they think Twitter is worthwhile... you can still vote (see my sidebar) and comments are still welcome (click here)!

So as I still have a head full of cold today I'll mostly let the outfit do the talking. It was about time I wore my thrifted Lacroix blazer again - the find of the century! - but I was actually finding it hard to style differently to the way I wore it here. So I just went with jeans as the starting point, then added enough layers to keep me warm in the form of my go-to denim shirt and a sale bargain sweater from ASOS. And wearing more than one watch? I saw Jessie from Style & Pepper wearing watches like bracelets - that girl can do no wrong in my eyes so that was good enough for me!

I also haven't worn these heels in a long time - it's as if they were made for this blazer. I forgot how pretty they were ;)

Hope you all had/are having a lovely weekend!



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  1. I love the busy-ness of this outfit! so fun!

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    1. Thank you, Brandi - I think pattern mixing's in my blood...!! Catherine x

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  2. The sweater anchors this entire look for me! I have asked Jesse who sometimes wears multiple watches whether she keeps them set for different time zones.

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    1. Ooh I never thought about the time zone thing! That would be clever as half my family live in Australia...! Thank you Terri :))) C x

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  3. Is that belt blue on one side and pink on the other?! Because that would be awesome! This is a great jeans look - jeans are one of the things I have the most trouble styling. I always feel like I look too sloppy in them. Your outfit looks kind of fancy, though!

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    1. It's not blue on the other side, it's all pink with a blue edge (but a reversible belt would be a great invention, I'm sure they must exist somewhere)! And I don't ever think you look sloppy in jeans, Stacey - your combinations are way too eclectic and interesting :) Thanks for your lovely comment! C xoxo

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  4. I love the colour combinations of this outfit. The shoes tie it all together. I wear jeans alot and I'm always looking for new ways to style them.
    Get well soon:)

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    1. Thank you, Audrey - I am becoming a bit fond of blues and pinks together...! And thank you for your good wishes (STILL can't breathe properly, boo!) C xx

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  5. You look beautiful as ever with all your glorious colours! I voted yes for Twitter, although I'm not an avid Twitter user, but I tweet every day. Are you on Pinterest yet? Since you're such a visual person and post wonderful outfits, I think that would be great for you. Great for inspiration and it can lead to quite a bit of extra traffic too if your pins get repinned a lot. Let me know if you need an invite. I'm at https://pinterest.com/40plusstyle/

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    1. Aww thank you so much, Sylvia, that's so sweet of you! I am on Pinterest but have only really just started using it - it's my next project to get my outfits regularly pinned on there. Thanks for the tip! C x

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  6. I love these color and pattern-mixing looks you create, Catherine! The Missoni-look sweater is fabulous. Thanks so much for linking up to Visible Monday : >

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    1. Oh I love Missoni - that must have been why I was drawn to it!! Thank you lovely Patti, Catherine x

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  7. Wow you pull it well the two different stripes in one outfit. It's very pretty on you and you are gorgeous!

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    1. What a lovely thing to say, Kim - thank you so much! Welcome to NDAL! Catherine x

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  8. Love these jeans...they are absolutely adorable fit for you! And those pink shoes are pretty swell...what fun to style those up, they look great with your pattern mixing.

    <3 Cambria
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    1. Thank you so much, Cambria - you are a sweetie as always! C xoxo

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  9. So have I told you lately how much you inspire me? I've been thinking a lot lately about how we all our own sense of style but are open to learn and try new things. You inspire me with color!
    Stop by new trending link is up and running. You can do this one while you are sleeping!!!!

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    1. That's so nice that I inspire you, Tammy!! I will come on over and see if I can link up! Catherine x

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  10. Catherine, you are becoming a style icon! Beautiful look. I love the colors in the sweater and the blue nails! Blue and purple are my 2 favorite nail colors.

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    1. Gosh - style icon... thank you, Debbi!!! You're such a sweetheart! C xx

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  11. That pattern mix here is perfection...Love the cuffed jeans too! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle!

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