Sunday, 20 May 2012

Romantic, Floaty Wedding Guest Outfit






Hi everyone I'm back from holiday! As soon as we were back we had to go to a wedding evening reception, so I'm posting my pictures of the wedding outfit first whilst sorting out my holiday photos. I'll show those pictures over the course of the next week :)

This isn't the outfit I intended to wear originally; I was going to wear a vintage eBay dress that needed shortening, but of course I didn't have enough time after getting back from our trip. So this outfit was basically a backup, but I was more than happy to switch to Plan B as I love this skirt so much. I wore it the other week as a daytime look to work, and it lends itself sooo well to being dressed up. I bought the beautiful ruffled cardigan a couple of years ago (a much loved impulse buy) and I love the ruffles and pleats together. The only new item is the pair of ASOS wedges: very high, strangely comfortable and extremely flattering. I don't have many black shoes - they're a great (and hopefully versatile) addition to my shoe collection.

Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments while I was away - I won't have the time to reply to all of them I'm afraid but I really appreciate each and every one... thanks guys, you're the best.

Cardigan: New Look, Skirt: New Look similar save similar splurge, Tank: La Redoute, Wedges: ASOS, Clutch: House of Fraser similar save similar splurge, Necklace: Miss Selfridge similar, Bracelets: H&M / New Look similar / Tiffany & Co / My christening bracelet, Rings L-R: New Look similar, H&M / H&M, Watch: Gift similar, Nails: Barry M Matt White NP66

Linking up to: Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style, Monday Mingle at Bon Bon Rose Girls, What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy
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  1. You look fantastic as always...this is such a great "back up" outfit...love the texture of the jacket with the pleated skirt!

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  2. This is absolutely the most elegant of all your outfits, and beautiful! I just love every little detail in it, right down to the white nail polish!

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  3. Yes, the white nail polish is a wonderful finishing touch to this fab feminine look. I love all the texture and the tone-one-tone colors.

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    1. Thank you so much, Patti! I'll be linking this one up to Visible Monday for sure :)))

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  4. gorgeous wedges - I've been looking for a simple black pair like this for what seems like an eternity! are they really comfy? and without leather? that's perfect for me! thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Yes they were really comfy (as comfy as heels can be) - I spent a lot of the evening standing up/walking around and even danced in them too, and that was their first wear! No blisters either... but I did walk the 10 mins home in my foldaway flats ;) C xx

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  5. head to toe STUNNING!! what a fabulous back up outfit. i love each and every part! xx

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  6. Hi lovely,glad to hear you had a nice trip! You look incredible and there are so many reasons to why I love this look! I love how the pleats look with the ruffles,it gives the look so much depth and of course it's super pretty. Your wedges are perfect and i am sure your going to get lots of wear out of them also the white nails looks so chic,so chic that first thing tomorrow I am of to boots :D

    Take care,Daniella xox

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    1. What lovely comments as always, Daniella sweetie - I love the time you take to write them! (and I look forward to seeing your white nails too) C xx

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  7. Wonderful look...love the metallic accessories with an otherwise soft look.

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  8. Great combining two very ladylike textures - pleats and ruffles. Very appropriate for 'two cool people getting married' type of wedding.

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    1. Thanks Kathleen - funnily enough they were a very cool couple!! C x

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  9. Yay you pulled this skirt beautifully on you. Love it!

    Kim,USA

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  10. This is stunning Catherine...what a gorgeous look! I really like the cardigan!

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  11. This is a really pretty outfit. Shame your other dress wasn't shortened in time but i'm sure you'll find another occasion to wear it :)

    Sadie xx

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    1. Thank you lovely Sadie... and yes I think I should (find an occasion I mean)! C x

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  12. Fabulous! I love your skirt, I got one similar and can't wait to wear it!

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    1. Thanks sweetie - a pleated skirt is amazingly versatile!!! C x

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  13. Beautiful outfit and stunning manicure.

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  14. You really did so well with this outfit. I love those wedges, and as much as I loved that skirt in the other post you had worn it in (it was one of my favorite aspects of the outfit), I think that cardigan is the winner for me in this outfit. I love how it looks on you, and it really looks great with the pleats! And I may have stared at it for a really long time because I need to find something similar now :)

    A Southern Drawl

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    1. Thank you so much Grace - I did have a look on the internet for a similar cardigan but to no avail I'm afraid...! C xx

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  15. Oh, the jacket is lovely. The ruffles on it and the skirt must have made for fascinating movement.

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  16. Love your outfit,your skirt is so great :)

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  17. What a beautiful outfit Catherine!
    The colours & textures look amazing together & I LOVE your new wedges

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  18. wow...beautiful outfit, I like the pleated skirt, it's a wonderful buy. And as always your accessories are the highlight. The shoes and clutch are fabulous!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  19. Great great skirt and the ruffles with the pleats are genious! :)

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  20. You look great in your backup outfit :)

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  21. There is nothing like a pleated skirt.

    Nora

    http://notenora.blogspot.com

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  22. My favourite look of you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. You look like a true fairy
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. What a lovely, lovely compliment, Sacramento - thank you!!! xoxo

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  23. I love the texture of the cardigan!

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  24. Katherine that first photo of you is magazine worthy and one of the most beautiful I have ever seen of you. This outfit is gorgeous and so well put together. Stunner! dawn suitcase vignettes xo welcome back from Holiday you look refreshed.

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    1. Dawn you are such a sweetheart... thank you so much xoxoxo

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  25. OK..that skirt is to DIE for...absolutely beautiful. You look lovely...I can't believe that was a 'back up" outfit! Glad it moved to number one in rotation!
    Best to you and happy week:)
    C

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  26. I don't even know what to say .... I can't decide if the skirt or the cardigan is the best part! I would have NEVER thought of putting these together but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!! pippa
    www.shopwithpippa.com

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  27. Oh yes, I found you on www.bonbonrosegirls.com ...

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  28. Wonderful outfit. Your skirt is one of the nicest I've seen lately. The jacket is beautiful and the colors are wonderful. The entire set is gorgeous. From the best I've seen these days on the network.

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    1. You always leave such lovely comments, Josep-Maria - thank you! C xx

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  29. This is a winner. I love the ruffles and pleats. Hope the wedding was wonderful. This week I'm showing off some borrowed baubles you can check out my Monday Mingle post here:

    http://www.momtrends.com/2012/05/fresh-fashion/

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  30. This is such a perfect wedding outfit! I think that cardigan and skirt were made to be worn together. I like that everything else you wore was black - it really lets the interesting textures of the cardigan and skirt shine.

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    1. That's a good point about pairing them with black, Stacey... I think they would have looked all wrong with a bright top - too much competing for attention ;) Thanks sweetie xo

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  31. That skirt looks great with your day look and dressed up. I bought a pleated skirt that I can't wait to wear but it needs altered, but I would love to have the maxi!

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  32. The pleats and ruffles are so pretty together! I like how you stuck to a neutral palette while playing with texture and pattern. :)

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  33. I'm so in love with your skirt, and I love all the accessories you paired it with!

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  34. You look lovely! Thanks so much for your comment :) I'm following you back!

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  35. So pretty. I love that you're not wearing a traditional dress. That skirt is amazing.

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