Monday, 9 April 2012

Easter Pastels: Cornflower, Lemon and Mint








Hope everyone's had a lovely Easter weekend despite probably eating their weight in chocolate... diet starts tomorrow!!!

I'd had this outfit planned for a while thinking that Everybody Everywear was almost certainly going to be pastels, which it is, for April. Despite my reluctance to jump on this trend at first, I'm now loving all the pastel pieces in the shops. This is a very old cardigan that I really love for its little puff sleeves; it hasn't been worn in a while but teaming it with white and lemon yellow has given it a new lease of life. And just for a bit of balance, I made sure my lips and nails were deeper, brighter colours for contrast (to stop me looking too insipid)!

Finally: rather than an Easter bonnet, I thought I'd simply wear an Easter egg on my head. Perfect bank holiday weekend hairdo ;)

Cardigan: Unknown (old), Tank: Next, Jeans: ASOS available in pale green here, Belt: Unknown, Loafers: ASOS available in pale blue here, Sunglasses: ASOS similar, Necklace: Gift, Earrings: Unknown similar, Watch: Gift (Fossil), Bracelets: H&M / ASOS / F+F, Fingertip rings: ASOS, Other rings: Unknown, Nails: Barry M Spring Green NP290 and Mint Green

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  1. I'm not a big pastel fan, so I always try to temper mine with brights, but this is just great. Maybe I'll really wear pastels for EBEW!

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    1. Hmm I wasn't convinced either in 2011 when they said pastels would be big next spring, but now I love them. Thank you for your lovely comments, Gracey sweetie! C x

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  2. I looove pastels and I'm so glad there are lots of pastel clothes in the stores right now :) So much more fun than dark clothes.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! Pastels couldn't be any more appropriate for spring, could they...? C x

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  3. Gorgeous colors and the bracelets are wonderful. I had considered sitting out the pastels round-up, but I snapped photos today, we'll see if I participate.

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    1. Thank you, Terri... yes you should submit your link to EBEW, I often find the outfits of mine I'm not super keen on turn out to be the most popular!! C xx

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  4. Your shoes, your nail polish, your glasses and those pastel clothes! You have really hit this one out of the park. It may be my favorite look so far...am pinning it right now!
    xoxo, A

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    1. Wow thanks, Adrienne, sooo lovely of you sweetie!! Catherine x

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  5. Love that cardigan...the puff on the sleeve is such a nice detail! beautiful color combo...I love bright dynamic colors for spring but the pastels are a nice change of pace too! Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend,
    C

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    1. Thanks Carly - yes pastels are a change for me, too!! C xx

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  6. This is a pastel masterpiece. Well done! :D Just gorgeous. Those shoes are fantastic! Love the contrast of the deeper nail color..excellent choice!

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    1. Aww what a wonderful compliment, thank you Sara! Catherine x

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  7. I WANT those loafers! (even though I just bought a pair of lovely cream and tan Fluevog loafers) What a gorgeous colour and I love the way they match your outfit in tone but not in colour. And your nails may be the inspiration for my first pedi of the year.

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    1. Thank you Frances - unfortunately I don't think ASOS have them anymore in mint, but I have given a link for similar-ish blue ones...! C xx

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  8. Your loafers are too cute! Just now discovered your fab blog. I turned 40 last year and it was not too bad. In fact it felt fantastic. Finally, I am really close to the person I want to be and not the person others want me to be. Keep up the excellent work!
    xx
    maya

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    1. Wow, that's a fabulous attitude to 40, Maya - I'm actually looking forward to it as well for the same kind of reasons!! Thank you for coming by, it's nice to meet you! Catherine x

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  9. I love your light blue loafers, they are so fantastic and fun! You have such an effortless style, I really like the mix of your pretty shirt and colorful pants.

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    1. Thjat's so nice of you, thanks Katie - and welcome to my blog btw!! Catherine x

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  10. I'm a big fan of your white sunnies! Great blog- I'm a new follower:)
    xo
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you like them sweetie - thank you and welcome!!! Catherine x

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  11. You wear pastel beautifully, my dear Catherine. Loving, and WANTING your shoes.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. love the silhouette and colors.
    xx
    nicole
    www.roccitystyle.com

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    1. They are one of my favourites at the moment, Raych... thank you hun! C x

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  14. The ballerina bun is the perfect style for this laid-back look.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ivana, and also for following sweetie! Catherine x

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  16. Love all the pastels! And the shoes! I have a pair similar, and you've inspired me to pull them out again!

    xo,
    Shermineh

    www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

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    1. That's wonderful to know that I've inspired YOU, Shermineh!! Thanks honey xoxo

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  17. You look stunning in these pictues! I love the pop of red from the lipstick added with all the light pastels! Perfect outfit for spring!

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  18. An easter delight! Am so in love with those loafers.
    Van @ The Clothes We Wear

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    1. They're proving to be rather popular, Van..!! Thanks hun, C xo

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  19. I love your blog! I am your newest follower, and would love for you to check mine out too!

    Diana
    www.picturesand1000words.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Diana, I will pop over and check it out... it's nice to meet you, btw! Catherine x

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  20. Absolutely lovely! That light blue is an amazing color for you- it goes beautifully with your hair and skin tone!

    AND THANK YOU so much for your lovely compliments on my blog!

    :)
    Allison

    http://afashionfiles.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're most welcome for the comments... and thank you for YOUR lovely compliments, Allison! C xoxo

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  21. Okay, Catherine... Allow me to introduce myself :).. Hello, I'm Whitley, and I've just found you via the EBEW challenge. I am with you.. I've never been a huge pastels fan... more for bright color, but I had fun with this in the end. At any rate... I am loving your ensemble. Perhaps my favorite part is the bun a top head. Adorable. So thrilled to have found you and, I look forward to more! I also want to add that I am eating chocolate while I am reading this.

    Warmest Regards, Whitley

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    1. Heehee that's so funny about the chocolate, Whitley... I'd be happy not to see another piece of chocolate for at least, er, another day ;)
      It's really nice to meet you too - thank you for your lovely comments, I look forward to hearing from you again! C xx

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  22. Oh there are so many things I want to say.. 1. Love those yellow pants. 2. I love your shoes. 3. I adore your jewels, they are all sorts of fabulous. 4. Your nails are so fun! I pretty much love this entire look!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thank you so much, Yi-chia - such wonderful comments, I appreciate them!! Catherine x

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    2. Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back! Looking forward to seeing more! xo, Yi-chia

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  23. Looove this outfit, those colours work so well together!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  24. I love that you painted your ring finger nails a different color than the rest of them! That's such a fun little detail.

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  25. you truly have great style! your outfit is superb. i see no easter egg head. ;)

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  26. oh you look so lovely....great look girl :)
    http://maryglamlady.blogspot.com

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  27. I love the colours in this outfit! Wonderful pants and shoes!!!

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  28. I like the colors and you are always gorgeous!

    Pastel

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  29. Cute shoes! (:

    Check out my blog & follow? (:
    onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh my word. LOVE this outfit. I have a pair of yellow pants (my "banana pants", as I refer to them :)) and I love to play around with different colored tops. The combo here (the blue/teal) is one of the best I've seen, though. Fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    1. Wow thanks for such lovely comments, Alisha... and I am SO calling these jeans my banana pants from now on!! Great expression ;) Catherine x

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  31. This is the best "pastels" look I have seen around lately !! <3 <3 <3

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  32. nice shoes and what a great fit, they look like they've been "painted" on your feet! :D

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    1. Thanks, D - and they are *super* comfy too, what a bonus!! C x

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  33. LOVE this! You are so inspiring! Now i want to pull out my pink loafers!!!!
    A style chamelion you are!!!
    xXx
    Reva

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  34. Love the shoes! I have a weakness for loafers and have yet to get some of my own! :)

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  35. Absolutely love your outfit. From your hair to your shoes, you look absolutely stylish and chic. Very stunning and beautiful, eh. :)

    Cheers,
    Cathy@Trees and All Its Benefits

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    1. Gosh, what lovely compliments... thank you Cathy! Catherine x

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  36. Oh I love this, especially the nails! Great, great, great!

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