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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

All black (with lace, pleats and neon)













So this is a major departure for me, considering I am scared to death of wearing black - in the daytime at least. But my sister passed on this (unworn) dress to me, and I thought it was so pretty with the lace panel and pleated front that I had to find a way of styling it. So when Everybody Everywhere for June was neon, it seemed the perfect opportunity to wear it my way - with some of the brightest accessories known to man ;)

I kept all the basics of the outfit - dress, jeans and shoes - black to prevent the silhouette from being broken up. So that left me to add neon in the form of my satchel and yellow scarf, a touch of purple in a reduced necklace from Boots (so cheap!) and my new favourite Models Own nail colour. (I know, I know, I say that about every new nail colour.)

And for those of you who are watching the Euro 2012 football, I am wearing orange in support of Holland... I'm not supporting England this year due to the woefully bad team and lack of any respectable players. Now I'm a big footie fan, but until we have a team I have any respect for, then it's Holland all the way for me...!

Hope you're all well and enjoying a good start to the week :)



Dress: Hand-me-down, Jeans: River Island, Wedges: ASOS, Scarf: ASOS similar, Bag: The Satchel Co similar, Necklace: Boots (currently on sale instore), Sunglasses: Therapy at House of Fraser, Watch: 4itgirls.co.uk, Rings L-R: Boots / H&M / H&M, Gummy bangles: eBay, Rubber studded bangle: San Francisco giftshop, Heart charm bracelet: Tiffany & Co I like this one, Nails: Models Own Hedkandi Beach Party HK01 similar

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54 comments:

  1. Scared of wearing black? Don't come here, 90% of people wear black & all the shops are full of it! I don't know whether it's because of the All Blacks or whether Kiwi's just prefer to blend in.

    It's a gorgeous dress & I love it with the neon, especially that bag xo

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    1. I think after I decided to rid my wardrobe of so much black many years ago, I went to the other extreme and now only feel comfortable in bright colour!! Glad you like the dress (I bet it would look BEAUTIFUL on you!)... thank you Julia! C xx

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  2. Soooooooooooooooo brilliant, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
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  3. Oooh I think you've done a great job wearing black! That dress has such a fun shape and so many interesting textures...plus your accessorizing is rocking.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  4. oooo catherine i love this.. i totally forgot about ebew this month and neon makes me nervous. Seeing how you've done it here though makes me think i should give it a go. Inspirational as always, thank you lovely! xo

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    1. Oh Rachel I think with your dark hair it would look amazing (how about pink or orange neon?). Thanks for your lovely comment sweetie :))))

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  5. Wonderful mix of black with brights, Catherine, right down to the fab nails and ring. And supporting your team too! : >

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    1. Thanks so much, glad you liked it (I was a bit nervous about the black Patti!) Oh and up the Holland!!! C x

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  6. love the bag!

    www.wardrobemenu.blogspot.com

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  7. Well done. Love the pops of neon. Love your nails even more. I'm a nail lacquer addict. Sometimes the best pieces are those passed on from others :)

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    1. It's funny - my sister and I are completely different body shapes, so we rarely share clothes... maybe that's why she passed it onto me!! Thanks Kerissa, glad you liked it! C x

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  8. You are such a color inspiration for me. Although I have not broken the umbilical cord with black and grey, I am using more and more color :)

    Teodora
    teodoraslookbook.com

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    1. That's so lovely of you to say, Teodora... it's nice to be someone's inspiration!! C xoxo

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  9. I love the mix of colors! The nails are a great touch.

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  10. This outfit is so brilliant, I think it's one of my absolute favorites of yours. Serious LOVE.

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    1. Gracey you are such a dear... thank you so much sweetie!!! C xoxo

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  11. wow you look fierce! I am amazed at how versatile that bag is.

    Alana

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    1. Gosh thank you, Alana... I've always wanted to look fierce (but only a bit fierce, mind ;))))!!! C xo

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  12. The black is an unusual departure but it works! I love the pop of neon. Looks great!

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  13. When I saw your photo on the EveryBodyEveryWear page, your look stood out in part because it de-emphasized the neon with the black. And the black dress has a beautiful bodice on it.

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  14. You are a woman after my own heart - your use of colour and proportion knocks my socks off every time. I love it. You're super-inspirational.

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    1. Wow what fantastic compliments, Tallulah - you are such a sweetheart! Thank you!!! C xoxo

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  15. I love all black outfits and this is one of my favourites. I especially like how the accessories really stand out!

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  16. Every day is the most beautiful outfit. How difficult each day comment you surpass yourself. I love the mint with the black, is a marvel. Your suggestions are lovely, but I can say that?

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    1. Josep, your comments always brighten my day :)))) Thank you so much xoxo

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  17. Oh I love, love, love this!! So colorful yet pulled together with the black dress! You have such fun with your accessories- my kinda girl!!

    x carlina
    allergictovanilla.com

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  18. Catherine! I've got to say, this has to be one of my favorite outfits of yours... absolutely gorgeous!

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  19. i love the necklace and scarf worn together. i have to try this...

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    1. Thinking about it, I have done it once before (necklace and scarf together)!! Thanks sweetie! C xx

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  20. Cool use of color! Love your blog, a new follower :)
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Kosi - and welcome, it's nice to meet you!! C xo

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  21. LOVE this look, Catherine!!! Love the black, even though it's summer, love the dress-pants combo, love all other colors and shapes! Great!!!

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

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  22. Although you already heard more than enough about this outfit, I decided to add my comment anyway. As I really like it. Black and white is my thing but bright colours suit me better. So combining these two is what I try to do often. You just always take these things ten steps further. Well done. Also love the shoes.
    Greetje
    P.s. What a pity you support my country as they are performing so badly. Never mind, orange is a nice colour.

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    1. That's really lovely of you to say, Greetje - thank you! Such a nice compliment! (Oh and I think my supporting Holland was the kiss of death, especially as England are now doing well. It's all my fault, I'm so sorry!! ;) xoxo

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  23. Yes Im watching the Euro 2012 ,cant' wait for sat. match :)
    great look .It seems black is your color :)
    Urszula

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  24. You look fantastic in all-black! Those pops of neon sure are fun, though :) I'm curious about your wedges - are they comfortable? I've been wanting a pair of black wedges just like that, but I'd hate to order them if they weren't super comfy, since I think I'd want them to become my go-to shoes.

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    1. Thanks Stacey... yes I can confirm they are super comfy (as much as 5 inch platform wedges can be!) I wore them for the very first time to a wedding evening reception last month and wore them all night without any blisters or pain - I even had a boogie on the dance in them no problem. But Mr Summers did ask "are you okay up there?" heehee xoxo

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  25. I adore the neon on black it is such an effective and statement look.

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  26. Love this outfit. The bursts of color amongst the black is really refreshing. You look fantastic!

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