Saturday, 7 April 2012

Spring break with a neon edge





















So Spring has decided to go on a vacation. Let's hope it's brief...!

I really love this soft blazer (yep, another one) with the neon edging that I wore for a quick shopping trip into town yesterday, but I was worried about being too cold. This time of year the temperature is often near freezing first thing in the morning, so you have to layer, layer, layer. It was goodbye bare legs and feet and hello again, socks and scarf and knitwear. And of course, by lunchtime I was really too hot wearing a sweater underneath - you just can't win :(

Thanks to Mr. Summers for more fabulous photos... I really am so proud of him for making me look half decent, and some great pictures too. The "running picture" was his idea: I insisted I would look like an idiot, but the one I've posted here made us laugh so I had to take back that remark and include it. How he composed it so well with his [idiot] wife running clumsily at him in her heels I'll never know...!

Happy Easter weekend everyone; if you have extra days off - enjoy!!



Blazer: ASOS, Sweater: Debenhams (old) similar, Snood: ASOS, Trousers: Topshop similar, Heels: ASOS similar, Bag: Julien Macdonald similar, Maori girl brooch: Ssh by Sadie (visit her etsy shop here), Button badge: Free with comic, Earrings: Aloha Lounge Designs visit their Etsy shop here, (Right hand:) Blue bracelet: Topshop, Silver watchstrap bracelet: ASOS, Black beaded bracelets and silver bracelet: F+F, Black heart bracelet: Gift (I don't think it's available anymore but I like this one by Juicy Couture), Black solid ring: New Look, Flat silver ring: ASOS, (Left hand:) Hexnut bracelet and black watchstrap bracelet: ASOS, Watch: Gift, Fingertip rings: ASOS, Nails: Barry M Bright Pink NP279 and Neon Yellow NPNY

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68 comments

  1. I'll have to talk to my husband about these photos - you look so good on all of them. I love your choice of colours, giving me ideas for one or two tops in my wardrobe.

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  2. I love all the layering in this outfit and how you manage to include the latest color trends in it. Photos are amazing - great job of both model and photographer!

    Teodora
    Teodoraslookbook.com

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  3. Loving your neon touches, and wanting your shoes.
    have a lovely long Easter weekend, Catherine.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  4. Yes, you and Mr. Summers make a great team! You look marvelous, and the snood is so pretty, I think I'll have to order one : >

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  5. I still think you are a dare devil. With a great sense of what works and what doesn't. Although I wouldn't dare what you wear ( and I am much older) you still inspire me to think " oh that might work" .

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    1. I love that I'm inspiring you, sweetie! Thank you and good luck with the blogging! C x

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  6. I found you and gave comment before, through 40plusstyle.com

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  7. i´m happy with this blog every time better.

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  8. The blazer is wonderful...as is the Tiffany bracelet!

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  9. Love your red hair! You look great! I follow you now! You can follow me back if you want
    Happy Easter!
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Adelina, it's nice to meet you! Catherine x

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  10. I LOVE the neon accents on your blazer, and the scarf is gorgeous! now following :)

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    1. Glad you like them! Thanks Joyce, and for following!! C xo

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  11. Catherine, thank you so much for your comments on my blog! So glad I found yours now, I really enjoyed reading through many of your posts! Your about me section is so funny. :)

    Your style is so inspiring! I feel the need to find a load of cool bracelets and stack them right now! :D
    You are so beautiful by the way!

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    1. Wow, what wonderful compliments, Madeline!! Thank you so much... look forward to hearing from you again! Catherine x

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  12. Love this outfit! I really like the subtle slashes of neon and i especially love your scarf! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  13. swtheart u look amazingggg
    i love d blazer n d scarf! wat a lovelt outfut
    i miss spring here as its tereribly hot here
    thnks for ur lovely comments on my blog
    im ur new follower n hope u follow me too :)
    xx
    www.fshn4us.blogspot.in

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  14. Love the color palette of this look, great accessories . You look so pretty.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's such a sweet thing to say, Christy - thank you! Catherine x

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  15. I love your style and your blog :-)Lovely hair :-) Visit my blog and maybe we can follow each other :-) if you want let me know :D

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  16. The color of your sweater is gorgeous, and I love your scarf too :)

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Hannah!! Welcome to my blog, it's nice to meet a new follower! Catherine x

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  17. Tell Mr. Summers that he is doing great and maybe could give the other husbands pointers! This blue is amazing on you..gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Pam... though with all my bossing about during shoots I'm surprised he still continues doing it: he's a saint...!! C xoxo

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  18. As much as the colours, I'm really interested in the proportions of your pieces, the way you've layered the shorter jacket over longer top, the length of the pants, etc. Looks great!

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  19. amazing blazer! i love this look soo much!!! the neon piping on that blazer is so unexpected! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kat... it was the neon piping that sold the blazer to me...! Thanks so much for following btw, welcome! Catherine x

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  20. Mr summers did a great job with the photography..I like the running shot. Great accessorizing as well and the blue hues looks fabulous on you especially against your hair color. I like the jacket too, the neon trimming looks really nice.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mongs, you're such a sweetheart as always :))) C x

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  21. Don't think it could get much more perfect that cobalt and black...with those amazing neon accents. In love.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

    Enter my Shabby Apple GIVEAWAY!!!

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    1. Hmm I know blue and black aren't particularly spring-like, but that's how chilly it got!! Thank you lovely Cambria xoxo

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  22. Great blog!

    Hope you will follow me back :)

    http://sandrafashiondiary.blogspot.com/

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  23. love the neon colors on the side trimming of your coat and scarves!

    thanks for the sweet comments and visit us again soon.:)
    xx
    selvia
    http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're most welcome and thanks for your lovely comments, Selvia! C x

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  24. I love the neon trim and your accessories are amazing. I really need more bracelets. You are quite stylish as well...I'm following :)

    xo erica

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    1. That's sweet of you - thanks Erica! And welcome, it's always lovely to have a new follower :))
      C xoxo

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  25. This is a great idea to wear neon, especially for those of us who don't look great wearing it as a primary piece. I'll be looking for some neon edging :)

    Your hubby takes great pics. My hubby's pics are way better than mine, but on his early days to the college, I get stuck with the luck of the tripod and self-timer :P

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    1. Mmm I'm loving neon just as much in these small touches too, Lynne! And have you tried using a remote rather than self timer - still not ideal but I find it loads easier (and quicker)! Thanks for your lovely comments C x

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  26. Awesome outfit and the accessories it's lovely!

    Kim,USA

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  27. What a fun manicure! Those colors look great with the blue.

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  28. Great scarf and blazer - I love these accessories for spring.

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  29. Great outfit - and thanks for letting me know about the brooch :)

    Sadie xx

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  30. Yay for blazers! Love all the style featured on Monday Mingle but yours is perfectly timed with mine:

    http://www.momtrends.com/2012/04/trendy-blazers/

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  31. Your hair is GORGEOUS! Can I have it? (Had a go at red from the hairdresser, but it didn't turn out as nice as yours!)

    Cheers,
    Rosemary www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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    1. That's so sweet of you, Rosemary - I'm hope you embrace the red, though, I did go more and more red each time (it didn't start out that red at all)! Thanks hun, Catherine x

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  32. Love the mani and the pops of pink on your lobes!

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  33. What's not to love, especially the neon piped blazer! Very lovely and well put together look. :) xx

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