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Monday, 4 June 2012

Seventies sunset with backlit florals













I called this post Seventies sunset because the pictures reminded me of the posters and stationery (like bookmarks) you used to get when I was a kid - everything in the Seventies was photographed with horses in cornfields with beautiful sunsets... or at least that's how I remember it ;) These pictures were taken last week in the evening of what was probably the most glorious day of the year so far. We so rarely get proper hot days in Blighty - even more rarely in May - so to spend a relaxed day in the sun was just wonderful. However this actual weekend (as I'm writing) is grey and wet - it's the Diamond Jubilee/bank holiday weekend so of course the weather is depressing. But it's lovely to look at these pictures and remember the warmth we were having a week ago...!

I didn't get to wear this skirt much last year when I bought it, it was just never warm enough. I hope I have few more wears out of it this summer as I love the unusual floral pattern and muted colours. And even though I usually pile on the arm candy come the summer, it was just too hot to wear more than a couple of watches and rings with a long gold knotted necklace.

If you're still on holiday for a couple of days you're probably British and enjoying a Jubilee weekend, but Happy Monday to everyone, whatever you're doing!

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Tanks: F+F at Tesco, Skirt: Urban Outfitters, Wedges: Faith (old), Hat: ASOS similar, Necklace: Unknown similar, Rings: Boots / ASOS, Watches: Debenhams / Debenhams, Nails: Nails Inc Bluebell (free with InStyle magazine) similar


Linking up to:


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

74 comments:

  1. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, catherine.
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  2. What gorgeous photos Catherine.
    I love that skirt, it's such a unique floral.
    I hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend xo

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  3. Great outfit! Especially the skirt..<3

    www.federleichtes.blogspot.de

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  4. I love the soft light ... and your skirt.

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  5. These are beautiful pictures. The skirt and tank tops look just as lovely as the weather!

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    1. The weather isn't often like that in the UK, Molly, but when it is the place is beautiful...!! Thanks sweetie xo

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  6. love your unique style. oh and obsessed with that polish color ;)

    follow each other??

    xxo!

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  7. I think you're right about the 70's, I remember the horses too! The sunset offers such romantic light, great to have it captured with you in a lovely outfit!

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  8. You look so pretty, such a great skirt!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Preciousness of that outfit. The skirt is great. The combination is spectacular, every day you get over yourself.

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    1. You always pay me such lovely compliments, Josep - thank you xoxo

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  10. The lighting is definitely gorgeous in these photos!

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  11. What a glorious summer skirt, Catherine! Thanks so much for sharing with Visible Monday, and enjoy the warm days : >

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    1. Not so warm at the moment, Patti, such is the English summer...! Thanks sweetie and for hosting a great linkup as always x

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  12. Ooh, I love the light in these photos! I think backlit outfit photos at sunset are my favorite ones to look at on any blog.

    And that skirt! I love the print.

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    1. Mine too - setting sunlight is just beautiful, isn't it?!! Thanks Stacey xx

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  13. The sunset backdrop is beautiful...I like your simple but chic outfit...your fabulous accessorizing skills simply add dimension to your outfit. The hat is just perfect.

    Mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  14. I like the idea of pairing a colorful outfit with a black and white hat. I just got a black and white panama hat from j. crew and will have to try this.

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  15. It's a gorgeous skirt--and I love the rosy glow it has in this photograph.

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    1. It came out beautifully, Terri, thanks to my photographer (husband)! Thanks sweetie xx

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  16. Im looking for a summer hat!! Can you believe I only have winter ones...You look so pretty and fresh <3

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    1. I do find that hard to believe, Aminta!! Thanks hon so much xoxo

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  17. I love this skirt...i would wear it alot here in Texas! The hat is a perfect accessory!

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    1. It's def. a hot weather skirt, Pam so just right for Texas as you say!! Thanks sweetie xoxo

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  18. So beautiful photos, Catherine! Love them! And your nail color, and the skirt! perfect, dear!!!

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

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  19. These photos and lighting are beautiful. So are you. Especially in that first photo...I can imagine a great painter in history seeing your lovely expression and downcast eyes and being moved to paint you.

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    1. That's one of my top 3 comments ever, Lisa - a truly wonderful and flattering compliment!!!! Thank you SO much xx

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  20. I got excited about the warm weather when I saw your lovely summery ensemble, and then remembered we don't live in the same place :P

    I'm more of a lurker, but I have to tell you it's you who inspired me to get my first green manicure. Love it, so went out and bought both green and blue nail polish for do-it-yourself manis - and to paint a nail on each hand a different color. They won't know what to think at the ol' law firm!

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    1. I think green is strangely flattering on nails, Lynne - that's so lovely that I inspired you!! I'd love to know what they thought ;) xo

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  21. love that necklace!

    hope you stop by my blog as well :)

    Figure of Chic

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  22. Love the colours and the pictures came out perfect! What a great atmosphere!

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  23. That is a really stunning floral...love the colour palette and even more so love the giant watercolour look. So pretty!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com


    Enter my HANDBAG GIVEAWAY!!!

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    1. Thank you Cambria - now I think about it the floral is very "you"!! xoxo

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  24. Those pictures are beautiful, I have been watching some of the Jubliee on television looks like a great time.

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    1. Thanks Carrie... and yes we're all a bit Jubileed out!! C xx

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  25. This is beautiful. I love the look.
    ~FringeGirl

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  26. So pretty, i'm really feeling the whole seventies vibe of these lovely photos. You look so pretty in a skirt! I long for the sun and warmth to return, i actually turned my heating on last night, not fair :(
    Catherine, i'm having a giveaway on the blog, would love for you to enter :)xo

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    1. Oh I refuse to turn on the heating in June, Rachel - even if it snowed I wouldn't!! (Just out of principle/protest! ;) Thanks hun, glad you like the pics... and I've already entered!! C xx

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  27. I love this and you will think this is weird, but I love the look of your hands. I liked them in one of the last posts too. They look so rich. :-)

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    1. Not so weird, sweetie - in my family it's my eldest sister who has the MOST beautiful hands (hand model standard), and they always fascinated me as a kid. I guess I always longed for her lovely hands so tried to look after mine! Thank you for your lovely comment, C xx

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  28. Love the fedora and the cobalt top and the layering and the skirt. Ok, pretty much love everything about this outfit. You look beautiful.

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    1. Oh thank you, April - that's so lovely of you to say! C xx

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  29. Love the backlight. Pretty setting for a summer look. Thanks for sharing on Monday Mingle.

    Nicole

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  30. Your nail color is PERFECT! And I love the outfit. Beautiful as ALWAYS, Catherine!
    xo
    Olivia
    http://www.wanderlust-and-such.blogspot.com

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  31. Such a pretty look. I wish I could find a fedora I looked good in. No luck so far, you look awesome in yours!
    Creamy

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  32. Love this! The print of that skirt is so perfect and unique. I also love that you paired the skirt with a blue tank. It complements the skirt so well! Perfect styling!

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Catherine x

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