Sunday, 6 May 2012

Pleats, ombre and new bag ❤



















I think pleated skirts were made for photos - don't you just love the swooshiness as you walk?!! It looks sooo good on camera...!

Anyway, onto round two of my bargain supermarket clothing buys: the blue ombre sweater (see round one here). It was begging to be paired with other pastels, and as I hadn't worn my pleated skirt in a while it was the perfect choice considering it's still chilly here! But I am so feeling the love for my new tote bag from Next... yes, I have to admit it was love at first sight. I love large bags so I can carry my life round in them - and in cream, pink and coral I was going to be thinking about this beauty all day if I hadn't taken it home with me ;)

Happy Sunday folks, and if you have an extra day off tomorrow: enjoy!!!



Sweater: F+F at Tesco, Skirt: New Look similar save similar splurge, Loafers: ASOS, Bag: Next, Bracelets: H&M / Urban Outfitters, Watch: Seiko, Rings L-R: ASOS similar / H&M / ASOS / H&M, Nails: Rimmel Be a Star similar / Avon Mint similar / Rimmel Matte Top coat similar



Linking up to:


Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style
Monday Mingle at Glamamom
What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy

96 comments:

  1. Colors are great :-) And I like your new baga and skirt :-)

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  2. I love ombre, so this sweater is amazing. And the new bag is lovely! I too enjoy taking pictures when wearing pleated skirts, but they aren't as flattering on me as they are on you! Work it girl!

    A Southern Drawl

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  3. Oh, the tote is so wonderful!! Love the swishy skirt. I have one too, in red, and I marvel at the sounds all day : >

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    1. There is one drawback, Patti: they get stuck in car doors I've found!! Thanks sweetie xx

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  4. Very, very nice bag Catherine. One of my (much younger) colleages has a similar style of dressing as you have. So I pointed your blog out to her.Bingo, you have a new fan and follower. That is what blogging is al about, isn't it?

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    1. That's so lovely of you, sweetie - thanks for the recommendation and your kind words! c x

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  5. I love this outfit, Catherine. Beautiful textures, colors, and shapes!

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  6. This is one of my favorites on you! So feminine and a touch of retro. Lovely!

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  7. Love your accent fingernail on a very lovely manicure. That is one fabulous handbag!!!

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  8. beautiful!! I esp love the flowy skirt.

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the way you matched your shoes and jumper!
    x
    http://polway.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I love this look sooo much honey!! I think your theory on pleated skirts is correct,they are definitely made for photos! I love the nude colour of your skirt and i am loving how you teamed yours with the pastel coloured top and shoes!! Your bag is a really gorgeous statement piece and it looks great against the softer tones of the look! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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    1. Oh I'm so glad you like it, Daniella! Thanks so much honey xoxo

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  11. Everything about this is INCREDIBLE! The accessories, the nails, the bag! I am so in love :)

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

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  12. This skirt is so beautiful-- sophisticated and feminine! And how in the world did you find those teal loafers??-- adorable!

    xoxo
    Remy
    www.mydailythreads.blogspot.com

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  13. Great shoes and bracelets let alone the skirt.

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  14. Oh, the pleated skirt with the blue loafers are wonderful together.

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  15. You are a woman after my own heart...loving your arm candy!

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  16. The pretty neutral skirt provides such a great foundation for lovely, bright colors. Your bracelet stacks look so beautiful together.

    Van @ The Clothes We Wear

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  17. Love the skirt! The colors are beautiful on you!

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    1. What a lovely compliment - thanks Vicki! It's also nice to meet you, thanks for following! C x

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  18. Very beautiful combination. Love the shoes and the blings!

    Kim, USA

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  19. Pleated skirts are both casual and elegant, can be worn at any time and they always look good.

    Nora

    http://notenora.blogspot.com

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  20. Lovely mix of colours.

    My motto: red is a neutral. :)

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    1. I think you're right Tallulah - red SHOULD be a neutral! Thanks sweetie xx

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  21. you look fabulous as always, the pleated skirt is gorgeous. I like the contrast of textures with the sweater top. The juxtaposition of colors are great. You are such a color expert. The accessories and nail colors are ultra cute too.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. You've showered me with compliments yet again - thank you Mongs so much xoxo

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  22. You are truly the queen of colour. Wonderful combination. I love everything about this outfit. Very chic yet colourful!

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  23. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love, love you with that wonderful skirt in the wind, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. I knew you would, Sacramento, with your skirt obsession!!! Thanks sweetie xoxo

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  24. So lovely Catherine!!! I have some shoes like those but honestly I have wore them twice ... you make me want to take them out... <3

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    1. That's a lovely compliment, Aminta, thank you! I wear mine so much because they're sooo comfy :)) C x

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  25. That skirt is gorgeous, and I love how you paired it with the mint sweater...SO pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  26. Those pleats fluttering in the wind....so pretty. I am not daring enough to try those nails yet, but I do love your style. If you want to see my fashion post head to http://www.momtrends.com/2012/05/mom-2-0-summit/

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  27. The nails look so good with those rings!

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  28. Soooo pretty!From head to toe!You doll!;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com/

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  29. Fabulous outfit and I agree about the pleated skirt.

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  30. Love that skirt! Once again, your nails and jewelry are amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  31. Your look is so classically elegant, but I love how you punch it up with the fun accents, too. Loving the stacked bracelets and the beautiful blues.

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    1. It's sooo lovely, isn't it, Alicia...?! Thank you hun! xx

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  33. lovely outfit, I love the color scheme, wonderful ...

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  34. You look absolutely gorgeous, dear!!! :) The skirt is amazing, and the bag is beautiful and great for summer. Love-love the look!!! :)

    Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' style blog

    PS I pinned this recently - http://pinterest.com/pin/26036504066022959/ - and you were the very first thought that came to me when I saw this pic. Maybe you'd like to try... :) xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Victoria my lovely!! And I've checked out your Pin - I've repinned it, that's one beautiful hairdo, how nice of you that you thought of me! If only I had more time in the morning to try it... I think it will be a weekend job! C xx

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  35. Love the bag...having a shot of red with those colors is great!

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  36. I am lusting over that bag. Unfortunately I'm not in the UK so I can't have one of my own :( I found your blog by your comments on mine - thank you so much for introducing yourself to me, I'll be sure to follow from now on :D

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    1. Aww that's so nice of you Franziska, and thank you for following - welcome to my blog!! C xoxo

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  37. Oh my gosh, I love every single thing!! Those flats, the bag! ENJOY it!

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  38. I have been looking for a beige pleated skirt everywhere, so when I see them on style bloggers, I am so excited...and envious. I've been looking for a midi length. I think I may be too short for a maxi pleated skirt.

    You look stunning as always. I know I'm more of a lurker, but your posts always brighten up my day and give me new ideas.

    Lynne
    Practical Paralegalism Career Dressing

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    1. What wonderful comments, Lynne, thank you so much! You lurk away, I don't mind... though of course compliments like that are always very welcome!! C xx

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  39. Really pretty flowy gorgeous pleats! And the ombre is a great touch!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  40. You're right, the pleats are awesome! And now I'm dying to get a manicure! :)

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    1. So glad to have inspired you, thank you Stephanie! C xo

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  41. I absolutely adore that entire outfit! Especially your bright accessories! It's amazing how they can make an outfit look so polished ;) xo

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  42. That's a beautiful skirt!

    xo,
    Shermineh

    www.postgradchic.blogpsot.com

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  43. What a lovely whimsical skirt, love the ombre top & that is one incredible bag

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  44. So in love with this outfit, I adore pleated maxi skirts and dresses. You've styled this so gorgeously with pretty colours x

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  45. love that look, especially the gorgeous bag!
    Creamy

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