Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Peachy Helga













I have very little explanation for the title of this post, except to say that Peachy Helga is what popped into my head when drafting it up... and in the end I couldn't think of a better one. I always feel like my name should be Helga with this hairdo...!

Back to brights again for this outfit - the extra punch of yellow from the socks was more of a practical choice than a style choice (my feet had been sooo cold in the office the day before; I wasn't taking any chances). Like putting the heating on, I refuse to wear tights in June. But the thing I like most about this outfit is very simply the combination of green (apple ring) and turquoise (nail colour). I often find I'm drawn to the very small details of an outfit and find myself admiring them throughout the day, like I've made some little secret discovery that only I'm aware of ;)

By the way - I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who commented on my last post after I announced that I will be continuing with my blog after next month's birthday/bloggiversary. I really appreciate all your lovely words and support - you guys are the best!!

Happy Wednesday everyone :)



Sweater: F+F at Tesco, Skirt: ASOS similar, Heels: ASOS (old), Socks: Topshop, Necklace: Topshop (old), Bag: Betty Jackson at Debenhams similar, Bracelets L-R: H&M / Debenhams / F+F at Tesco, Apple ring: ASOS, Silver rings: H&M similar, Watches L-R: Debenhams / Gift similar / Debenhams, Nails: Essie Turquoise & Caicos

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  1. I love it when you wear a skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Such a delightful combination of colours, my dear Catherine.
    Adding you to my bloggers love in Pinterest.
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    1. I have to throw in a skirt every now and then to keep you happy, Sacramento, haha ;))) And thank you so much for the link, my dear!! C xx

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  2. Catherine I LOVE this outfit! The colors are gorgeous together, and the socks & sandals looks so cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. I think you'll meet many a Helga with this hairdo at the annual October Fest in Germany! That's why you've chosen the perfect name. The hairdo looks great on you! The colours are fantastic - just right for the kind of summer weather we've had in Europe lately. Last night I sat at my computer admiring that very ring - too bad my fingers are too thick, I love it!

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    1. Oh what a shame, Kaffes! And yes, I guess it's because it looks German that Helga came to mind...! Thanks sweetie :)) xoxo

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  4. Your hair is stunning, the colours really compliment it

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  5. This is such a fun colorful look! i absolutely adore

    Do check out my blog & follow if you like : ) :
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    1. Thanks so much Shloka, I will come by and take a look! C xo

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  6. Love the colours. And the accessories. And HELLO! You do NOT look 39! Glad to hear your sticking around. DO you think you could do some outfit posts for work. I work in office and after 12 years I need some inspiration. x

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    1. Oh my goodness how nice of you to say, sweetie - what an amazing compliment!!!!!! And yes I think a post about a work capsule wardrobe would be a great idea... pencilling it in now!! C xo

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    2. Wooo hoo am looking forward to this indeed. P.S thank you for my lovely comments and the follow. xx

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  7. Great outfit! I love this unique style! The skirt and socks are perfect!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  8. Sweetie you look gorgeous! I love this outfit and the colours look amazing together,i especially love the touch of the bright socks with the tanned sandals,not only was it practical for what you needed but it added great detailing to the look to. Also LOVE your hair like that,so sweet and its kinda like having an extra accessory :) I am so happy to hear you will be continuing your blog :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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    1. Oh Daniella how lovely of you!!!! Your comments always mean so much to me, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you so much xoxo

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  9. Look at all the fun colors in this outfit, I just love it. I love that green skirt, the shade is just so pretty and I bet it's really versatile too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. It IS very versatile, Yi-chia... it's been worn on the blog a few times now. Good for summer and winter, too! Thanks so much my lovely! C xo

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  10. ahh you look so beautiful. I esp love your hair!

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  11. Hi Catherine, thank you for taking your time to pop over my blog.

    I like your color palette for this outfit. Especially the skirt. Maybe cos I'm into Green this season and I'm being bias =D

    Would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin? Would be an honor.

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    1. Thank you Diva - and I've already seen your extra message below... so now we're blog buddies for sure!! C x

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  12. Hooray for more of your blog! I couldn't be happier as you are definitely one of my top 3 favourites :) This post no exception...can't believe you did your hair so beautifully, mine doesn't do a thing.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Gosh Cambria - that is one amazing compliment! I'd be pleased to be in anyone's top 10 or even top 50...??!! You are a love - thank you so much xoxo

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  13. i love this outfit. the colors and details are spot on, and your hair is the perfect topper!

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  14. I love the striped sweater with the green skirt. You look great!

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  15. The cut of the skirt is beautiful, it hangs so well :-) Gorgeous nail colour too, so pretty!

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  16. It's me again. I'm so sorry I did not see your other message in 1 of my post saying that you are currently following me already. My bad. I'm following you in Bloglovin now.
    Thanks again for dropping by my blog and following me =)

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    1. No worries, Yen - welcome to my blog!! Nice to meet you properly x

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  17. I love the color of your fingernails!

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  18. I love all the color! The close-up of you is just gorgeous.

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    1. Glad you do Lindsay, and thank you so much (that's VERY complimentary at my age!!!! ;) C xx

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  19. Color!! :D I love the shades you've mixed. That skirt is a stunner.
    The yellow socks are such a fun touch too ♥

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  20. The socks + shoes = genius. Loving it so much.
    Also sorry for all the comments - catching up on all of my reads - so behind. Almost 400 unread posts on Bloglovin' CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?! Craziness.
    And I am loving every second of it.
    xo
    Olivia
    http://www.wanderlust-and-such.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha I'm the same, Olivia - just can't catch up with Bloglovin!!! Glad you like it, thanks sweetie xo

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  21. okay, seriously, could you be any cuter? i'm absolutely in love with this look all the way from your hair to your toes. i really need to try this socks and heels look. beautiful!
    xo TJ

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    1. Gosh thank you so much, TJ - so nice of you to say!!! C xo

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    1. That's waaaay to complimentary of you, Tallulah, but thank you so much [smiles sheepishly] C xoxo

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  23. I love all the bright colors in this outfit! They make me want to smile. I love your hair styled like that. You look wonderful!

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    1. That's so so nice of you, Sylvia - thank you sweetie :)) x

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  24. Ha, I love the title! I always call myself Greta or Heidi on days when I wear a braid crown.

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    1. Yes yes, Heidi is another good name for this hairstyle (I like both Helga and Heidi because they both begin with "H"... so "Helga hair" it is!!) xoxo

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  25. A beautiful outfit once again (: Love it! (:

    xoxo,
    Cindy C.
    http://styleologie.blogspot.com/

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  26. I would not dare with the mixture of colors. Really explosive. I prefer more discreet looks.

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    1. I think if it's discreet looks you're after, you're in the wrong place, sweetie...!

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  27. I love this! Such bright colours, and yet they all work together so well here. I want that skirt particularly.

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    1. This skirt does bring a massive punch of colour to any outfit, Morgan...!! Thank you hun very much! C xx

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  28. You look amazing, I am actually obsessed with your blog!!

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    1. Elly that's so sweet of you!! Thank you so much my lovely! C xx

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  29. i LOVE this and feel so affirmed in all the peach and
    salmon i have been wearing this season. thank you

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    1. Sounds like you should be giving yourself a pat on the back, sweetie... those colours are so pretty together! Thank you for your lovely comment! xo

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  30. looking lovely, dear Helga. =) can't believe you're turning 40 soon! (btw, I'll be 30 this year and I can't believe that either :D)

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    1. The milestone birthdays come around sooo quickly, D! And thank you for the lovely compliment!!! C xx

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  31. This is such a great outfit. I'm always trying to stretch myself to create sort of lose and flowy outfits like this....not much like yet! Will be checking out the rest of your blog for inspiration:)

    Raj
    Pink Chai Style

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  32. The colors are awesome as is your hair! I have to get into the whole socks with sandals thing.

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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