Thursday, 12 July 2012

Annie Hall in a skirt









This is a landmark post for me, simply because I can't remember any outfit post ever without at least one ASOS item... I think I have an addiction. And I hope you get the Annie Hall comparison - it's the usual "post title that came to me when looking at the photos" scenario. And I did something that very, very rarely happens to me: I pulled a not-bought-recently item out of my wardrobe I'd not worn before. I know a lot of women have unworn clothes in their wardrobes, but I never do it. I'll buy something and then be wearing it the very next day - I don't just hang it in my wardrobe. To me that's like buying chocolate and not eating it straight away (who has that sort of willpower)??!

So I bought this blouse last year and didn't have a specific occasion for it, so it just went unworn, mostly because I found the billowyness hard to style. And then I Pinned this... and the idea of putting a waistcoat over the top seemed perfect - though it's got a touch of the pirate about it too ;)

Maybe I should have called the post Pirate Annie Hall. Too cryptic...?



P.S. Just realised the thumb ring is ASOS. My bad.

Hat: Very, Blouse: Debenhams, Waistcoat: Unknown (old), Skirt: River Island I like this one, Heels: Betty Jackson at Debenhams I like these ones, Earrings: Accessorize, Rings: Accessorize / ASOS / H&M, Bracelets: H&M / New Look, Watch: Jasper Conran at Debenhams, Nails: Nails Inc Whitehall Magnetic
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34 comments

  1. You way outdid Annie Hall. I can see the inspiration, but wow, you've added elegance.

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  2. Hi sweetie, love this look! I love that skirt of yours and I love how you've styled it with the white blouse and waistcoat. The hat gives the outfit an unexpected twist and the shoes are the perfect pick. :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  3. This is a different look for you, but you pull it off well!

    I wish we had ASOS here. Sounds like a great shop.

    I'm kind of a discipline freak when it comes to fancy chocolate. If I get a box, I'll only eat one piece a day, until it's gone. It's just that I want it to last longer! No such willpower with new clothes, though.

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    1. ASOS is available everywhere Kasmira - I know there's an ASOS US - they do free delivery worldwide! Then again, you may become as addicted as me ;))

      Thanks hun x

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  4. I love your skirt Catherine! It's so beautiful. Paired together with your vest and WOW! Totally love this look :)

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  5. You put things together in such a way that they look so right! Makes me feel like trying some new ideas ......thank - you!! xx

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  6. I actually love such blouses. I watched all the Pirates of the Caribbean so many times that I'm obsessed with them and want to add one to my wardrobe.

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    1. Haha I'm going to avoid wearing it with a pirate's hat and pointy beard, Audrey, otherwise I think I may look a bit TOO Captain Jack Sparrow ;)) Thanks for your comment sweetie! x

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  7. haha, asos freak. (takes one to know one! :P)

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    1. Hi, my name's Catherine and I'm an ASOS addict. Guilty as charged ;)

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  8. You look lovely! Seriously, your styling is pert near perfect. And I'm so jealous of your ability to wear a hat. Jealous, I tell you!

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  9. Catherine, I love this look! You rock this!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
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  10. I love this skirt! And I'm one of those people who buys things and waits. That's why I have a rule... I buy it and if I don't wear it in two weeks I'll never wear it so return it! You look adorable!

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    1. That's a good rule, Chris, I think I work the same way (I do about 95% of my shopping online)! Thanks sweetie so much! x

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  11. There's something about that first photo that makes you look like Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle. Before she ages of course!

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    1. Limette I wasn't sure of the film you meant so had to look it up... and I HAVE seen it (doh!) And you know what, you're right... there's a definite likeness with the hat, hair, blouse etc. That's a great comparison, I'm really flattered because she was lovely, thanks so much!! xoxo

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  12. stunning captures Catherine - u look lovely, like right out of a movie set. I love the denim vest n crisp white shirt combo - classic.
    btw, I am following u on GFC now :)
    ~ashy
    http://thezingofmylife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the follow Ashy and your lovely comments!! xoxo

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  13. I love your shoes!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  14. You put all the pieces well to create a totally chic look Catherine....Bravo!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  15. Gorgeous, you have inspired me to go and get some nail polish tomorrow.It has been too long since I have dressed up my hands.
    I have some blouses (one even has ruffles down the front!) like yours and worry they make me look like Michelin Man, so I often wear them under sleeveless dresses.
    Bec

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  16. Well, la-dee-dah, as Annie Hall would say. I JUST LOVE that movie. Diane Keaton was so incredibly stylish, and yet so kooky. Not too kooky, just right, if you know what I mean. How interesting to pair the waistcoat/hat with a skirt. It works!

    Cheers,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  17. The fit is so perfect with every piece of this outfit! I think that's tough to do with a blouse and any layer. What a great total look!

    Molly
    More Charming in Person

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  18. This skirt as I know, is precious. The outfit is pretty mu. I love the nails.

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  19. Oh, I love everything about this outfit. Everything! Very, very nice.

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  20. You're all so very, very sweet everyone - thanks so much!!!!!

    It was a bit of a departure for me but that's probably why I hadn't worn the blouse before - it was just so different to anything else I have. Have to think of another way to style it now :))

    Catherine x

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  21. Def reminds me of Annie Hall! But I like your style better ;) This hourglass shape outfit is so feminine and pretty on you...even with the menswear details. You look great!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  22. I came across your blog and I absolutely love it! You hair is gorgeous and I love your taste in style. Let's follow each other on blogger and bloglovin!

    sincerelysk.blogspot.com
    SK

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  23. I can totally relate on the buying chocolate and not eating it immediately =D Your skirt is really nice. Great choice from ASOS =) Thank you so so much for your lovely comment at my blog. I'm very proud of the dress as well =)

    P.S If you have some time, I hope you are able to enter my very 1st giveaway. I would truly appreciate it =)
    http://diva-in-me.blogspot.com

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  24. You just can't go wrong with that skirt! You look so chic and sleek!

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  25. Annie Hall style works very well for you. Very cool!

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  26. I'm the same way about clothes - when I buy something new, I wear it instantly and repeatedly. I get way too excited about new clothes to save them for a special occasion :)

    I can't get over how cool you look in these photos! Much better than Annie Hall, in my opinion.

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