Monday, 5 March 2012

Breakin' out in primary colours


Cardigan: H! by Henry Holland, Sweater: Peacocks, Grey t-shirt: Primark, Jeans: Very similar from ASOS, Parka: La Redoute similar from ASOS, Heels: Nine West, Socks: Topshop, Bag: Accessorize similar








Heels: Nine West, Socks: Topshop, Bag: Accessorize similar, Watch: Gift (ASOS), Bracelet: ASOS, Rings: ASOS, Nails: Rimmel 397 Beige Babe


Tiger necklace: Hannah Zakari, Trucker girl necklace: ASOS (buy in silver here from eBay), "C" necklace: Chain - old, unknown, Pendant - Local jewellers


Hairband: Old, unknown, Sunglasses: ASOS similar from Topshop, Lips: Barbara Daly at Tesco "Darling"



I know it's Monday (boo) but I hope my primary colours will brighten the beginning of the week for you...!

As you all know I can't help but put brights together, and most of the time I don't intentionally go super bright... this was one of those times. This outfit started quite muted (for me) with the grey tops and coloured jeans, but I needed a cardigan as it's still a bit chilly, so I picked one that would complement the yellow of my fave Nine West heels (I hadn't worn them in a couple of weeks and was getting withdrawal symptons). So by that stage the outfit was already quite bright: blue + yellow + grey + bits of pink...

Although my parka is a khaki green, I'd just grabbed the first jacket that was lightweight so that's green added to the mix. Finally a bag; I fancied a soft bag over something structured as it was the weekend. I came all over all patriotic with my Union Jack shopper, which, funnily enough, I bought for our holiday to the US last year... it's very red and very pretty but also pretty loud, screaming LOOK AT ME I'M BRITISH DON'T YOU KNOW ;)))

So there we are, a step-by-step guide to dressing like a British kids' TV presenter. Easy.



P.S. Don't you just love the landscape reflected in my sunnies in the last pic...? The clouds look so dramatic!

Linking up to:

Monday Mingle @ Glama Mom
Visible Monday @ Not Dead Yet Style
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  1. I love the way you have coordinated colors here and looking so lovely !

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    1. Hey, I want to add : unique accesories and beautiful bag you have got !

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    2. That's sweet of you, thank you Sanghamitra! Catherine x

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  2. Catherine, I love the brights! I just got some hot pink jeans and they may be too young for an old me, but I love them nevertheless. I love your style. I was recently looking on Chictopia and a picture caught my eye. It was you! Your style is unique and very you!

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    1. Debbi don't be afraid of bright colours at any age - they keep you youthful for sure!!! Thank you for your lovely compliments sweetie they always make me smile :)) xoxo

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  3. You do brights so beautifully, Catherine! Love the bag too : > Thanks so much for sharing your looks with Visible Monday.

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  4. I love the whole outfit. Those yellow polka dotted cardi I too love. I have got to try wearing the colorful jeans. I am going to buy one for myself this week for sure. :) You look lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much, Adin - and yes definitely go for it with a pair of coloured jeans!! C x

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  5. Oh that bag! I adore it!
    I love how you embrace brights! You do it so well.
    xo

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  6. Seriously my fav shoes. And the polka dot cardigan is darling.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  7. I love all of the bright colors. I just bought a similar yellow cardigan, that I can't wait to wear.

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    1. Thank you Carrie, sweetie - I'll keep a look out for it! C xoxo

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  8. love all the colors and the coordinating sweater/socks! and the sunglasses reflection is very cool

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  9. Ohhh I'm dying over those heels! And love the clouds in that last pic - very dramatic!!

    xx, Micol

    http://www.themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  10. While I love the bright colors, it is all the interesting stripes that catch my eye in this look.

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  11. wow beautiful post! very inspirational :)
    would you maybe like to follow each other? this would be awesome :)
    xx

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  12. cute outfit, the first thing that caught my eyes were your electric blue pants and the shoes, then the adorable bag. Great mix of prints and color, you did a great job with the color blocking. I like your accessories too. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Following you too.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mongs - it's nice to meet you and thanks for the lovely comments!! C x

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  13. I'm such a sucker for a great blue and green mix!! Now you've got me on a color-crazed kick! I've gotta try the bright yellow with the blue!

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    1. That's so great that you're trying blue and yellow too, April! Thanks for stopping by! C xo

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  14. you look fab as always Catherine! The colours are amazing, you always make colour look so good!
    is where you take photos near your house? it looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Rachel, so much! Yes the country lanes are just down the road from our house, though some are at my parents' place (one Devon country lane looks pretty much like the next)!! C x

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  15. Love the whole vibe. But the shoes--they are the highlight for me. Fun Monday Mingle post. This week I'm taking on a fashion assignment for Norma Kamali--one top styled 6 ways! http://www.momtrends.com/2012/03/kamali-kulture/

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  16. I love all the bright colors! (I really wanted to type "colours" there - living in Britain really had an influence on me, now that word doesn't look right without the "u"!) And I really like the layering of necklaces.

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  17. Your shoes stole my heart!:)
    xoxo

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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