Friday, 27 April 2012

Candy coloured and rainproof



















There's nothing like a few saccharin-sweet colours to brighten up a rainy day. My sweater was cheap as chips from Tesco - I just can't help myself in supermarkets' clothing sections...! I love the feeling of coming out with bargain-priced, new things for my wardrobe when I only popped in for bananas and some milk :)

As we're still having the wettest official drought on record in the UK (to the rain: please, enough already!), a raincoat is a permanent fixture at the moment... I call this one my "New York jacket". I bought it for our honeymoon three years ago in NYC (it rained then, too) and got to wear it a lot. I love all the colours of the checks, especially how the brownish colour goes with my hair. In fact now I come to think of it, every item I'm wearing (with the exception of the new sweater and a couple of bits of jewellery) is at least three years old. Pretty good wardrobe recycling, eh?

Happy Friday and HAPPY WEEKEND, lovely readers!



P.S. Saw the new Avengers movie last night... exciting doesn't even cover it. It was BEYOND amazing - we're thinking of going again next weekend, and we never make a habit of seeing anything at the cinema twice. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee [excited squeal]

Sweater: F+F at Tesco, Raincoat: Nümph (old), Jeans: Unknown, Shirt: Very similar, Wedges: Levi's I like these ones, Bag: eBay similar, Earrings: H&M, Watch: Debenhams, Bracelets L-R: gold beads H&M similar / Russian doll bracelet Shh by Sadie similar / gold square linked bracelet Debenhams / watchstrap bracelet ASOS / circles & squares bracelet ASOS, Rings L-R: H&M / ASOS (set of 3) / H&M / ASOS, Nails: Models Own Concrete Mixer

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66 comments

  1. Everything you show has depth and richness and interest. I love your blog and you give great links!
    Thank you!

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  2. I just can't get enough of your jewelry and your nails! Seriously Catherine, they are always so amazing! Love the sweater too, such a pretty color on you.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. you styled your hair nicely and the raincoat is so sweet.

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  4. Love that sweater and your accessories!! so pretty.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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  5. (Yes rain enough all ready)!!! Its driving me mad!!! Though you my dear are still managing to look ever so chic considering our current weather situation!! Love your colour blocking sweater and that rain coat is a great but,love the colours it has! The yellow tote bag is stunning! :)

    Take care and enjoy you weekend,Daniella xox

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    1. The rain is so depressing, isn't it, Daniella...?!! But I'm so glad you like my outfit sweetie, and I hope things are okay for you xoxoxo

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  6. Oh and also your hair looks so pretty like that! :) :)

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  7. I love, love, love that sweater. And those adorable shoes. But, mostly, I really, really want that sweater. You look fabulous.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. You look so cute Catherine!! I dont know why but you look like a movie Character... <3 loving the headshot

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    1. Gosh, what a compliment Aminta - I'm so flattered!!! Happy face :))) xoxo

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  9. You always have the best jewelry, I look forward to your photos at the end with the close ups of your bracelets and your rings! (Your red bead bracelet with the russian doll is so adorable and cute!)

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  10. lovely :)

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  11. cute outfit...I love the checkered jacket a lot. The colors are fabulous, I like the peter pan collar peeping out from your sweater. Your hair is so pretty, I like the pin holding you hair up.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  12. I like the color all together !

    pretty jewelry

    Kisses

    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog

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  13. I adore all the bracelets! And the New York jacket of course, named for the Greatest City in the World : >

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    1. Thank you, lovely Patti (and oh how I loved NYC :) Catherine x

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  14. Loving your pastel shades and perfect layering. Looking forward to more skirts and dresses, you know me, lol
    have a lovely Sunday, dear Catherine.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Aww thank you, Sacramento... but it's sooo cold here for skirts and dresses (I have so many I'm desperate to wear)!! C xx

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  15. The supermarkets here don't sell clothes but now I wish they did! That's such a cute jumper, love it over the peter pan collared shirt

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  16. It´s great to visit you again and find good stuffs!

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  17. Cute jacket and purse!!! What's your nail color???

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    1. Thank you, Pam! The polish is Model's Own Concrete Mixer (see link above) - not sure if that brand is available in the US...? C xoxo

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  18. That sweater paired with all your jewels is all kinds of wonderful!

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  19. Love these outfit and your accessories are awesome!

    Kim, USA

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  20. Love that plaid jacket and bright yellow handbag. Cute!

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  21. Love this sweater...the colours look amazing on you, and they are just so pretty themselves. That apricot and rose really compliment each other and they are such soft, creamy colours!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Cambria - I love these colours, too...! Catherine x

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  22. Love the bag!!! I need a good yellow bag this spring, but haven't found anything yet!

    The raincoat looks great on you, especially with your hair color.

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    1. Yellow is such an amazing pick-me-up colour, isn't it? Thank you for your lovely comments, Ruby! C xo

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  23. I love all your 'arm candy" that could brighten up any day. Speaking of bright, I'm all in hot pink for Monday Mingle. Check it out (with sunglasses on maybe?)

    http://www.momtrends.com/2012/04/pink-for-spring/

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  24. In addition to the colours you wera i like very much the quality of the pictures. What camera do you use? The close up snapshot of your face is wonderful.

    Nora

    http://notenora.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Nora! We use a Nikon D40X with a 50mm f1.4 lens... the important bit's the speed of the lens (f1.4) more than the camera if that's of any help...? I will be doing a photo tips post in the next couple of weeks if you wanted to pop back! Catherine x

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  25. I can't believe you got that sweater at the supermarket! It looks so fantastic. We have a chain of supermarkets here in Oregon that also sell clothes, but thankfully the store nearest to me only sells groceries, otherwise, like you, I would buy so many clothes when I had only stopped in for some milk!

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    1. Hmmm I know that if I go into their clothing section I never fail to come out with anything (so naughty)!! Thanks Stacey, sweetie! c xo

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  26. Love this! Especially the sweet rounded collar of the shirt, and the color of the sweater with your hair. Just perfection! That plaid raincoat and yellow bag are pretty cute too...now I think I need a yellow bag for summer :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, Kristin - I'm glad you were inspired! C xo

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  27. Cute outfit! I really like the platform shoes with the wide leg jeans.

    Vang

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  28. Yellow and coral...I'm loving this color combo!

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