Monday, 30 April 2012

Preppy Neutrals With Blue








Yep, I think I've worked out how to describe my style... "Preppy with an Edge". Would that be fair...? Maybe not always preppy (I certainly wasn't on Wednesday of last week), but I've noticed I do lean a lot towards blazers, gingham and loafers. So that's myself put firmly in a box, for this week at least ;)

And finally there was a break in the wind and rain today to take outfit pictures - the weather has been horrendous in the UK this month (and this weekend was the worst)! At work today we were looking out the window marvelling at a little bit of blue sky... before it disappeared again as quickly as it appeared. I'm so envious of bloggers in other parts of the world saying how hot their weather is already... please, please, please, send some warmth our way!!!


Happy Monday everyone!


Shirt: Marks & Spencer, Striped dress (worn as top): F+F at Tesco similar, Snood: ASOS, Skirt: Mango similar, Heels: Nine West, Bag: Accessorize similar, Sunglasses: Badgley Mishka, Bracelets: ASOS / Debenhams / H&M / Watch: Debenhams similar, Rings L-R: H&M / Topshop similar / ASOS, Nails: Rimmel French Ivory 433 / Barry M Cyan Blue NP294

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  1. I think preppy with an edge suits you! And it's always fun to play outside the box once in a while. :)

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  2. Agreed, that is the perfect way to describe your style. As I mentioned today I'm still not sure how to describe mine. I'll figure it out eventually though!

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    1. Thank you, Gracey! It is hard isn't it, to try to describe your own style! I've been trying to work out mine for ages...! C x

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  3. Utterly fabulous layering, my dear. And I want those shoes!!!

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  4. Preppy with an edge is perfect! Totally how your style is. I also love that you coordinate your nails every so often, I wish I had the patience to do that.

    Don't worry about the weather- San Francisco is ugly too. Wind, fog, mist- it's not Spring yet.

    xo,
    Shermineh

    www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shermineh - the weather is now proper gorgeous today! So inconsistent!! C xo

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  5. We're the opposite here - winter is only just starting...
    I love your preppy/edgy style <3
    That skirt is such a great cut & I'm always a fan of a stripe xo

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    1. Of course - you're the other way round, Julia! Though I'm sure we were heading towards winter too until today ;) Thanks for your lovely comments!! C xx

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  6. Hi lovely, Yay the weather has finally taken a small brake for us today! You look amazing my dear,i love this look!! Preppy with an edge is a great definition for the styling of this look! I love how you have clashed prints but you've done it by using classic pieces which is why this look is so incredibly chic! The accessorising plays a great part in giving this look an edge,you always accessorise perfectly! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

    p.s good news on my blog :)

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    1. You're a sweetheart as always, Daniella... thank you for such lovely compliments! Catherine x

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  7. How I love you in a skirt, gorgeous!!!
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    1. Heehee I know how skirt obsessed you are, Sacramento...!!! Thanks sweetie xo

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  8. Loving the layers! I love your sunnies too, they're perfect on you.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Preppy with an edge, that's it! And this outfit does it all. Love those shoes!

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  10. This outfit is fabulous. The layers really make this outfit great. (and the pop of blue)


     A Southern Drawl

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  11. I always enjoy your blog Catherine! Is relaxing and inspiring to me <3 .. fab close ups as always.. two thumbs up to the photographer :)

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    1. Gosh thanks so much, Aminta (the photographer is my husband, I will tell him)! C xoxo

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  12. Absolutely adore your outfit! The nails are too cute and those loafers are fabulous!

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  13. we saw the blue sky here in wales too! fingers crossed it sticks round for at least a few days! i love LOVE your preppy funky style. It always amazes me how you pattern mix with such ease!xx

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    1. Did you get the glorious weather today, Rachel? I don't think it will last though because a bank holiday weekend is coming up of course!! Thanks for your sweet comments, hun! Catherine xx

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  14. You look amazing:) And seeing your hair made me determine I WILL continue growing mine out!

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  15. love the layering, you look great!

    xo Jessica
    www.newlyloved.com

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  16. I like those shoes! I have quite a few heeled loafers myself.

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    1. They're pretty much my favourites at the moment, Wendy!! Thanks sweetie xo

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  17. I am LOVING this outfit. Those shoes are amazing!
    http://creamyclothes.blogspot.com/2012/04/pink-and-navy.html

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  18. what a beautiful outfit, I like how you reinvent the gingham shirt and wore it in a way that's so original and refreshing. You sure know how to mix your prints ...the scarf is lovely against the stripes!.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. What a lovely description, Mongs - thank you so much, sweetie! C xoxo

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  19. Your hair looks stunning and that mani is awfully fun too!

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