Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Stumbling upon the pyjamas trend

























The pyjamas trend was not one I ever had any intention of embracing. I have seen some lovely takes on it (like Keiko Lynn's or this one on my Pinterest board for example), but it was a noooo, daytime PJs: not for me, thank you.

So what did I do? I got a craving to wear my baggy floral pants - another item out of winter hibernation - and a light top that I could layer under my long, wear-it-10-ways cardigan (it's still cold and rainy here). The most suitable top to hand (that was ironed) was my thrifted "old lady blouse", and I thought the blue floral would work well with the purple: an outfit warm enough to wrap around me yet having enough layers to peel off if the sun decided to make an appearance.

But once dressed and rushing to leave for work, I looked in the mirror and thought OMG... I'm wearing pyjamas. If I changed I'd be late - so I kept it on and thought I'd just wrap the cardigan around me and remove the blouse. Ironically, the office was really warm for a change so the blouse stayed on and the cardigan didn't. You know what? I really loved it in the end. It may not be the most figure-flattering outfit, but hey! it's colourful, comfy, and gives me a reason to wear my favourite pair of heels. That kind of dressing makes me happy - I guess that's what it's all about ;)

I hope you're all having a great week... I'm quite chipper because we're going to the cinema tomorrow to see some little movie called "Avengers Assemble" or something [squeeeeeals with excitement]!!!



Cardigan: Ted Baker available in plum, Blouse: Vintage eBay similar save similar splurge, Trousers: ASOS similar, Heels: French Connection, Necklace: Debenhams, Bracelets L-R: ASOS / H&M, Watches L-R: Debenhams / Debenhams / Gift, Rings: all H&M, Nails: all Barry M, Bright Purple NP303 (on tips) / Pink Iridescent NP 264 / Blue Moon NP317 (on ring fingers)

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61 comments

  1. As usual, I'm obsessed with your fabulous nails and jewelry!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. wow, the blue of that cartigan... lovely.

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  3. I do not know where to begin in expressing how much i love this look!!! Pyjama-chic styled perfectly!! Love the purple floral trousers and how it looks with the floral shirt,this is how to clash! The piled up accessories and the polished nails makes such a beautiful statement and those shoes are just amazing! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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    1. Oh gosh, what wonderful compliments Daniella... you're too kind! Thank you hun, so much xoxo

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  4. Adore the look 1 You look gorgeous !

    Following you blog ! do check my blog too :)

    xx,
    www.stylsiren.com
    https://www.facebook.com/stylsiren

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    1. Thanks so much, and for following... I will pop over and check out your blog! C x

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  5. Lovely outfit! You can totally carry off such a stylish look!

    www.everestsays.com

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  6. The pyjama look is not my cup of coffee either but you somehow saved the outfit i think by the shoes.They give it a more formal look and add some height .But what I like most in this outfit is the blouse and the nice patterns and colors of it.

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    1. I agree with you about the shoes, Angie - I think (on me, at least) flats wouldn't have been a good look...! Thanks Angie xoxo

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  7. I absolutely love the print combo! Those pants are amazing..

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.com

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  8. Somehow you manage to pull off every trend fabulously!

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    1. Gosh, that's a lovely compliment, thank you Merrick! Catherine x

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  9. Fabulous outfit! Great colours and prints, fantastic shoes and perfect jewellery. I can't imagine myself wearing anything pyjama like, so far. I love it on others, but I think my hourglass shape is wrong for it. I'd love to see more outfits with that cardigan!

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    1. It's funny - I wore the cardigan to death last winter, but this winter has been so mild I've only worn it a few times. I was kinda hoping not to have to wear it anymore till later in the year, but who knows with the British weather?!! Thanks K for your lovely comments! C xo

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  10. What a great color story, this is why I am following your blog. I love it!
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Kosi, and welcome - it's nice to meet you! Catherine x

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  11. You know, I wasn't quite too sure about this one when I saw the thumbnail in my blog reader list. But when I took a closer look I really liked it! It's so fresh and light weight looking. Might be a perfect outfit for a lunch or garden party. Nice job! Must be comfortable too. Did you wear it to bed?

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    1. Aww thank you, Joni - I'm glad you liked it... but no, I didn't wear it to bed! heehee xoxo

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  12. The pj trend really works for you, those prints pants have such a lovely and pretty print! (I've been too worried to wear the pj trend, I'm so short I'm worried it would look sloppy.)

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    1. Thank you Katie - I only wear these trousers with towering heels, the shape doesn't work with flats on me!! C x

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  13. hallo! just found your blog from fashionfinder! i love your style and your blog!
    would you like to follow each other?
    http://underfashionarrest.blogspot.com/
    http://underfashionarrest.blogspot.com/
    http://underfashionarrest.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you sweetie, I will come over and check out your blog! C x

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  14. lovely outfit, with wonderful shoes, I love the jacket

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    1. Thank you so much, Josep-Maria, I'm glad you like it! Catherine x

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  15. Those are really cool pajamas! I have yet to try the trend because I haven't found the perfect pair. But I love how you wore them here. and I love love those shoes~

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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    1. Thank you sweetie...! Although I'm not wearing actual PJs it shows you can pull off the trend with the right style tops and bottoms! c x

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  16. Cute nails. I walk my dog in the morning in my pj's

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  17. your style is amazing!
    i think we should follow each other on GFC and bloglovin'! so you now have a new follower! (No 91 on bloglovin')
    keep up the good work my dear!
    can't wait to hearing from you!
    kiss,
    heelsontheclouds.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, sweetie - I will come over and see your blog... it's nice to meet you! Catherine x

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  18. pj is difficult to wear but I like it and also your cardi and red hair is cool mix too!
    Hope you visit some time:))

    http://unitedkingdomoffashion.blogspot.co.uk/United Kingdom Of Fashion

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  19. I think this is one of my favorite outfits of yours! Normally I don't like pajama outfits, but I like this one because it doesn't look TOO casual. Also, that beautiful cardigan adds a touch of elegance.

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  20. A) Love the colour combination
    B) I like that blouse even more now that you've called it the "old lady blouse"
    C) Your hair is such a beautiful colour
    D) I can't wait to see the Avengers too

    I could go on, but I won't.

    Have a great weekend

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    1. Oh Julia you are such a sweetheart!! Thank you for your lovely comments xoxo

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  21. Love this print and print pairing. It looks so relaxed which you finished with a vibrant blue cardigan!

    I´m your newest follower too. :)

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  22. I just found your blog and I think it is amazing.I am following you now,if you can nor find me on your follower list,please,leave comment on my "Quick post"where I wrote about that problem I have with blogger,and as soon as they fix it,I will follow you.I will be honored if you come visit my blog and follow it if you like it :) have a nice day
    http://liliemarlen.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Lucycle, it's nice to have another follower! I will come and check out your blog, Catherine xo

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  23. I love your perfect LAYERING and pattern mixing.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  24. Oh Catherine you look so preeeeeeeetty!!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh bless you, Kezzie - being told that at my age is unbelievably flattering!!! C xx

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  25. I love everything you've got going on here! in fact, I like it so much I'm putting it on my facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/duckalicious)

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    1. I've seen it, D... thanks so much for sharing it!!! Catherine x

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  26. Sorry I haven't stopped by here in a few days, but I'm so glad I just did because...ahem... I want every. single. piece. of this outfit!!!! Really smart move to mix big and little floral print, and the cardi brings it all together wonderfully!

    xo,
    Shermineh

    www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you for such lovely comments, Shermineh sweetie! C xoxo

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  27. I don't know if this pajama thing would look good on me, but I might be able to find one or two at the rummage sale this Friday and I want to try it. hahaha... I am not so sure! hehehehe.. it looks good on you and it works! I love that cardi! :)

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  28. Not dressed as a lamb indeed ;) More like a fierce lion :) Loving your unintended PJ look.
    xx
    maya

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    1. Wow, the T'shirt is very cute. I love floral! http://www.consumeressentials.com/

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