Monday, 2 April 2012

Blooming florals

















Pattern mixing again: I just can't help myself...! I think I mix them so much because half my wardrobe is patterned, so I guess it's inevitable. I do rather love a soft, unstructured blazer (or two, or three) - they offer both the practicality of a tailored blazer with the comfort of a blouse. And a post wouldn't be the same without some sort of mention of the weather: I've been loving the warm weather we've had recently, not least because I can pile on the jewellery more easily - less snagging on sweaters and getting caught under coats.

I'm a happy girl :)

Happy Monday everyone!



Blazer: River Island (old), Tanks: F+F, Trousers: Oasis at ASOS, Heels: Nine West (A few sizes still left and now only £35, down from £105!!!), Sunglasses: Rayban Wayfarers, Necklace: ASOS, Watch: J Jeans by Jasper Conran, Bracelets: ASOS / F+F, Rings: ASOS, Accessorize, Nails: Barry M Spring Green NP290Berry Ice Cream NP308

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  1. you are a big inspiration on the pattern mixing front for me! i love seeing what your gunna mix! i love soft blazers too, and totally dont own enough of them lol! Its gone cold here again in wales,boohoo... in need of nice warm weather again!
    Have a lovely week Catherine
    Ps i'm not sure if i posted this before, but would you consider doing a post with photography tips? your photos are always outstanding and feel i could learn a lot from you lovely lady! xx

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    1. Yes I'm sure I could a post on photo tips, Rachel (I do have a degree in the subject, I should put it to more use!!)... watch this space! Thanks for your lovely comments sweetie xoxo

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  2. I love the cheries in your jacket, and those trousers are nearly a skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Gorgeous, my dear Catherine.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. They're so easy to wear (the trousers) as they're so loose...! Thank you Sacramento xoxo

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  3. the patterns, the polish, the jewelry... swoon! adore your style. just discovered your blog via monday mingle.

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  4. When I think of bold color and daring pattern mixing, I think of you right away! You continue to inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things.
    xo, A

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    1. That's so great - thanks Adrienne my lovely!! Catherine xoxo

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  5. Love this springy look, and esp those fabulous nails. You mix bold with feminine in perfect measure.

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  6. I really love the pattern of the blazer. You look awesome!
    Creamy

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  7. Hi Catherine I like these prints on you. You are gorgeous and those accessories and shoes awesomeness!

    Love Print

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  8. I'm wearing a plaid shirt over the top of a striped shirt in honor of you. Strangely, it works! I think I'll do it more often. Have a good week!

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    1. Gosh Joni I've never had anyone wear anything "in honour of me" before, what a compliment! C xoxo

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  9. the floral is so pretty with the polka dots! And I appreciate including a look from the rear!

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    1. Hmm I'm trying not to forget about the back of my outfits, Terri! Thank you sweetie, C x

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  10. Those pants are amazing and I totally have that Asos ring!

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    1. They are the best for jewellery, aren't they Kristin...! Thanks hun! C xo

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  11. Cute look< Catherine! And I'm so in love with all your jewelry and the way you paired everything together! :)

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

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    1. Thanks so much Victoria - you're a love as always! Catherine xo

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  12. Adorable!! I love how you mix colors and prints and always look perfect <3 ... you are amazing Catherine...

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    1. Gosh, that's some compliment coming from the queen of colours and prints, Aminta! Thank you! C xx

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  13. In addition to the great colours and prints I think you've got a fantastic silhuette as well, with good help from your incredible shoes. And as always - the jewellery is just fabulous!

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  14. You know how much I love these pants!!! The cut and fabric are just so wonderful. But I think what I'm enjoying most is the fact taht your whole ensemble is shades of blue...and then in the patterns and accessories, just little touches of yellow, red, white, etc. Love that!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, I know you're a wide legged fan, Cambria...! Thanks hun so much xoxo

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  15. Oh you look absolutely stunning Catherine! This outfit makes me smile and feel so happy - all the details, the floral mix, you enjoying the sunshine:))) xoxo

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  16. I'm loving all of your hair styles! I love your bun, and I LOVE that braid you have in your previous post!! I'm so glad that I accidentally stumbled across your blog!! you style is impeccable, and i just love it! You're so pretty too! Hope you follow me, I'm going to follow you too . xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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    1. Wow thanks Sooae, that's so sweet of you! I will come over and check out your blog! Catherine xoxo

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  17. Congratulations on your feature! You are truly the master of colours and prints. I was going to skip the patterned pants trend for myself but your classy looks almost makes me reconsider!

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    1. Oh I can definitely imagine them suiting you, Sylvia - go get some!! Thanks sweetie, C xoxo

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