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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

All dressed up in floaty florals















This is the outfit I wore for a Chinese meal to celebrate my niece's birthday at the weekend... and I have a confession to make. Although this is what I wore, I did recreate the outfit yesterday when the weather was beautiful for photos; it was so grim on Sunday that there was no way pictures were going to be taken! But you can at least see I got a bit dressed up with some bling and pretty florals, though I didn't need the sunnies on the day ;)

(Oh and Happy Birthday Rosie again, I know you'll be reading this lovely girl!!)

Hope everyone's having a nice week so far!



Kimono jacket: Very (not available anymore but I like this one, this one and this one), Striped top: Primark similar, Trousers: Topshop similar, Brogues: ASOS, Clutch: House of Fraser, Sunglasses: ASOS, Necklace: Gift (Coast), Bracelets L-R: Debenhams / H&M / F+F at Tesco, Watch: 4itgirls.co.uk similar save / similar splurge, Rings L-R: Unknown similar / H&M / H&M similar, Nails: Rimmel French Ivory 433 / Avon Matte Grey (similar if you use a matte top coat like this one)

Linking up to:

What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy

66 comments:

  1. You are so good at mixing patterns! I love the way you accessorized this, too! Just perfect :)

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

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  2. Absolutely amazing!!! Love that kimono and purse so much!!!! Following you:)

    Kisses, Lucy!

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    1. Thank you, Lucy - it's nice to meet you, and thanks for following! Catherine x

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  3. Well i am so glad you recreated this outfit to take some pictures of it!! I love how you styled this look from head to toe! The clash of the prints with the striped top and that gorgeous kimono is set of beautifully by that stunning necklace. I also love how you gave this look androgynous spin with the tailored trousers and brogues! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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    1. What lovely compliemts, Daniella - you're too kind sweetie! Thank you! Catherine xo

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  4. Is that the early morning sun coming up behind you? This is a really pretty post. Love this combination!

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    1. Ah no, it's the late evening sun, Joni! Glad you like it, hun xoxo

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  5. Great look! I really like your kimono. I have seen them in the thrift shops and have been tempted to take one home, but they aren't flattering on me. I think it's that your kimono is shorter and doesn't bury your great figure - a modern version. I'll have to keep looking for one like yours - I'll take a look at your links.
    xo, A

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    1. I think a shorter one would look wonderful on you, Adrienne - you have the height to carry it off beautifully! Thanks sweetie for your lovely comments, C xoxo

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  6. Loving the stripes and that floral floaty kimono!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  7. Gorgeous! And I love the kimono tops you linked to. And oh yes, the nails are too good!

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    1. Oh I'm glad you liked them, Patti...! Thanks for your lovely comments too! Cxx

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  8. Love the floral kimono, you styled it perfectly with the stripes! Looking lovely as usual Catherine! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Love the floral kimono and rockin' shades!

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  10. Haha, I do that all the time! It's so rainy and dreary here that photos aren't always possible. Your kimono is so pretty!

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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    1. So we're not the only ones here in Blighty with the dreary weather then, Jenn?!! Thanks for your sweet comment hun! Catherine x

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  11. Love the clash of flowers and stripes with such a chic touches.
    Loving your glasses.
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    1. Sacramento you're such a sweetheart... thank you so much xoxo

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  12. how did i miss this post? Needless to say you look FAB. i've been known to do the same, re create for photos, ha! such is the life of a blogger. Speaking of which, i really hope you stick round after your bday, you would be sorely missed if you stopped!! :)x

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    1. You didn't miss the post, Rachel: we were right here waiting for you ;) heehee.
      Thanks for your lovely comments, and hmm I've got to give the "one year project" some serious rethinking I think! C x

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  13. I like the jewelry -everything else as well. I have a similar ring I bought in India and I was told it is made of a metal named "Victorian metal".

    Nora

    http://notenora.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Nora...! I'm not sure what my ring is made of - I just know it's very heavy!! C xo

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  14. I love that floral shrug-- beautiful!

    xoxoxo
    Remy
    www.mydailythreads.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the strips and floral combo, you pull it off well!

    xo, Megan

    http://indieflower-meg.blogspot.com/

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  16. That has to be one of the prettiest florals I've ever seen Catherine! I love it with the stripes xo

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    1. That's so sweet of you, Julia... thank you! Catherine x

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  17. GGeat combination :) love all colors :-) come and check new post :-)

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  18. Fun floaty florals :) this outfit looks like it was really lovely to wear...so comfy and soft and pretty!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. It was pretty comfy, except maybe an elasticated waist might have been better for a Chinese meal, Cambria ;))) Thanks sweetie!! xoxo

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  19. you are so fabulous! I cant believe I haven't come accross your blog before now...
    your style reminds me of if Charlotte were to raid Carrie's closet on SATC. totally polished and classic, but with super fun pieces and pattern mixing :)
    I'm your newest follower!

    xo melrose
    http://methocialmelrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my goodness... I think that has to be one of of the BEST compliments I've ever had, Melrose!!! Amazingly enough, I always thought I was a bit of a Charlotte, but I lusted after Carrie's wardrobe - so you've nailed it in one!! So nice to meet you, thanks so much for following - look forward to seeing you again sweetie! Catherine xoxo

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  20. Lovely outfit especially the floral kimono over stripes! :)

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  21. Lovely outfit, Catherine! And adore the shoes! :) I also love how you mixed the top, unexpectedly, but beautiful, love it!

    xoxo, Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' style blog

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    1. Aww thanks so much, Victoria... so glad you like it! Catherine x

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  22. Thanks for your sweet comment Catherine. I absolutely love this outfit so pretty!!

    xx
    dearestlou.com

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    1. Thanks Lou! And welcome to my blog, thanks also for following! C xo

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  23. Oh boy, do I love this outfit! Florals mixed with stripes, a great trouser, and awesome shoes... it's perfect!

    xo,
    Shermineh

    www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments, Shermineh sweetie!! C xoxo

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  24. stripes and florals always look so beautiful together, I really like your kimono style jacket, so beautiful and adds pizzaz to your outfit! And you have an amazing collection of accessories. I need to shop in your wardrobe!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. That's so lovely of you... thank you Mongs!! Catherine x

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  25. lovely outfit...and wow your hair is gorgeous!!....visit me and let me know what you think!!!

    http://howtobeashiningstar.blogspot.mx

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  26. you look so great! I love your kimono jacket :)

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  27. Love that kimono top. I like how you've paired it with the stripes too. Very pretty.
    I bought one just like it online a year or so ago, but different pattern and colors. I never buy online, but loved it so much I had to have it.

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    1. They jazz up any outfit, don't they Lisa? I agree they are so pretty :) Thank you for your lovely comments! C xo

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  28. I think this is one of my very favorites of your outfits, that floral top looks amazing with your striped shirt, but WOW! That clutch is beautiful and amazing!

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    1. What a lovely compliment!! Thank you Katie, so much! Catherine x

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  29. hi, catherine! thank you also! i'm flattered. :)
    you have amazing style. the top is pretty, and i'm a huge clutch girl. you look amazing from head to toe. thanks for the inspiration, and have a lovely wknd!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  30. I just found you via your comment on Forever Amber. I have that Primark striped top you're wearing! Great blog, adding you to my blogroll.

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