Tuesday, 8 May 2012

All I Need Now is a Yacht




No new purchases here, in fact everything I'm wearing is really quite old. But that's what I love about challenges like Everybody Everywhere: they say Nautical, I initially say oh no...! However it forced me to combine some old pieces and wear something I bought a while ago but hadn't yet worn: my Union Jack headscarf. I was looking for nautical inspiration on Pinterest and pinned this image of a scarf worn in that retro low-on-the-forehead way, so I went with that, added the obligatory breton striped top and touches of red... the result? An outfit with a nautical vibe I was actually quite happy with!

I think the best thing to come out of this challenge for me was finding a way of wearing a headscarf that didn't make me look like the Queen - I wanted to channel Jackie O slightly more than our Liz (even if I am wearing her flag on my head ;)

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Top: ASOS I like this one with a dark top half, Union flag scarf: ASOS similar, Trousers: Warehouse (old), Shoes: Freemans (old) similar save similar splurge, Belt: ASOS, Sunglasses: Fabris Lane similar, Bracelets: Topshop similar / ASOS, Watch: Fossil, Rings L-R: ASOS / ASOS /  ASOS / H&M, Nails: No.17 Glitter Top Coat similar

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  1. You did the scarf to *perfection*, dear Catherine. I see a modern, red-haired Jackie O, with killer red shoes. : >

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    1. Wowee what a super compliment, Patti!!! Thanks sweetie so much! xoxo

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  2. Wow Catherine! So perfect! I just love the color combination here. I'm working on finding a scarf with those colors...then the outfit. ;)

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  3. Love love love. The accessories make this outfit so special and I want that scarf!

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    1. It's proving to be very popular, Ali...! Thanks so much! C x

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  4. Stopping by from EBEW- I love that scarf- very cool! -J

    thosetwocrazygirls.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this look so much sweetie!! The nautical charm is absolute chic perfection! The striped top with the rolled up jeans is a combo you just can't beat and i love how you've dded in the the beautiful red accents,the headscarf is my favourite touch in this look. Love it :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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    1. You're just too kind and too sweet as always, Daniella!!! C xx

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  6. LOVE your scarf, it is so perfect!!!!! I have a vintage Vera scarf that is red white and blue that I'm obsessed with. Your belt and arm candy is so amazing... you look stunning dear! :)

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  7. oooh Catherine - I LOVE this look on you! That head scarf is so fun, and so is all of your jewelry....you nailed nautical :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. Love that shirt! And yes...that scarf just finishes the look:)

    Emmy
    http://scarberianfashionlover.blogspot.com

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  9. I love it! So classic, chic and fun! I wish I'd had time to participate in EBEW...but the weather wasn't really cooperating with what I Wanted to wear either..haha

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  10. The headscarf is the perfect touch!
    I always miss the EBEW day, dang! Maybe next time!

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    1. I did too, last year... once I did one I found I automatically remembered them after that! Thanks, Madeline sweetie! C x

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  11. I'm loving the colours and your effortless style :D Never would have guessed that the scarf is Union Jack, looks very pretty!

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  12. Haha! I too joked about needing a yacht in my EBEW post today. Your stripey outfit is perfection. I have been following you on Pinterest and love, love, LOVE your style!!! Thanks! ~Sarah {Sarah Hulbert Style}

    http://sarahhulbertstyle.com/?p=2203

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  13. I love this combination of colors with the stripes! And I'm a little obsessed with that scarf ;) xo

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  14. This is a great outfit for the nautical EBEW! I especially love the scarf in your hair! - Katy

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  15. So gorgeous! The red ties in so perfectly with the shades of blue and the stripes, and I'm drooling over your head scarf :) It's always the best when you can pull together an effortlessly perfect outfit without having to run out for something new.

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    1. And I've found the perfect way to wear my scarf too, Sorren, so it was a win-win! Thanks hun! C x

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  16. I like the colours repeated in every detail. Is this a celebration of French elections?

    Nora

    notenora.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Nora... no, I'm afraid it's not connected with the French elections, but the timing is just about right!! C xx

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  17. your look immediately caught my eye over on EBEW
    love love love the head scarf and how true about trying to pull off the Jackie O look and not some other politically incorrect look lol
    you did a fantastic job
    brett

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    1. Hee hee thank you Brett, so glad you think it's a little bit Jackie O!! C xo

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  18. You definitely are in need of a yacht. But as much as I love those stripes I love the print on your scarf. Beautiful!
    xx, micol

    http://themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  19. AWESOME look! I love this nautical outfit, I think it's one of my favourites :)

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  20. You do look ready for a cruise!! Call the travel agent now! Lovely as always!

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  21. LUV this look. Nothing looks so crisp as red, white, and blue together... and the scarf! Be still my heart. <3

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  22. The scarf is really wonderful! And much larger than the itty bitty one I incorporated into my nautical look.

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    1. Nautical was a bit tough, wasn't it, Terri?! Thanks so much xoxo

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  23. Catherine, I LOVE this look!!!
    It's classic yet it still shows your personality.
    LOVE the Jackie O style scarf too

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  24. absolutely adore this look, especially your jewelry!

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  25. I love me a head scarf! Love all the colors here! I've been admiring your brave and fun mix of patterns and color. You have your own, unique sense of style which sets you apart from the rest of us! Ha!
    Regards, Whitley Adkins Hamlin
    www.thequeencitystyle.com

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    1. What wonderful comments... thank you so much, Whitley! C xx

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    1. Goodness me - what a fabulous compliment, Laura!!! Thank you so much!! C xo

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  27. I love this outfit! And I love challenges like this that force you to look at your clothes and put them together in different ways.

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  28. catherine, gorgeous use of colors! so summer-y... and you look amazing!

    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  29. Hey Catherine! I co-incidentally found your blog via EBEW at roughly the same time you found mine, and was so pleased you commented, because I absolutely love your style! You've now inspired me to go and get out some of my scarves and see if I can get them to look remotely like yours in this photo - you look so effortlessly stylish!

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    1. Wow what wonderful compliments, Amber - you're too kind!! Thank you so much! C xoxo

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  30. I love this outfit! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party

    marissa

    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  31. I love this! If only you has a yacht...really. It would be straight out of a magazine!

    xo,
    Shermineh

    www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

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  32. I have a boat trip coming Saturday but instead of wearing something inspired by you, I will probably have to wear my thick winter coat etc. It is not going to be warm. And of course flat shoes. No lovely high heeled red shoes. Or my husband will leave me on the shore.
    Greetje

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    1. Heehee oh that's a shame, Greetje! Mind you, if I'd actually been on a boat I think I would have been dressed like yourself...! C x

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  33. You look so retro, I love it! I immediately thought of Jackie O when I saw that head scarf :)

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  34. I missed the challenge but I visit via Already pretty.I like all the red details of your outfit and of course the legendary by now scarf of yours.

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    1. :)) I love that you say it's now legendary, Angie! Not bad for it's first outing...!! Thanks sweetie xoxo

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  35. GORG! I so look forward to your posts.

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  36. I love this outfit - so festive and perfect for the nautical theme!

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  37. Love that scarf and accessories. Ever ready for travel in style,eh.

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