Monday, 24 September 2012

Hearts, Skinnies and Platforms

Hearts, Skinnies and Platforms

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Hope you all had a good weekend, my lovelies (and see the bottom of the post for my GIVEAWAY details)!

I just  this dress... I don't wear it nearly often enough, which is silly really because it's soft, comfortable and made up of such pretty colours. And the belt I've added is a genuine 80s (so I'm told) vintage belt - I bought one each in black, navy and white a few years ago when I first discovered them on eBay. In fact if you'd like one, you should be able to pick one up that's exactly the same (from at least the UK and the US) if you search for "vintage butterfly belt". I did a search just now and found 12 of the same style, in red, yellow, blue, black... oh dear, I'm even thinking of getting one or two more now ;)

I'm assuming then that these belts must have been a popular trend at the time - though strangely I don't remember them myself. Does anyone else remember them first time around...?

Thanks for stopping by... oh and don't forget my GIVEAWAY if you haven't yet checked it out - I have TEN PRIZES up for grabs - click here to enter!
CATHERINE Signature - SMALL

Dress: New York Laundry, Skinnies: Gap, Wedges: ASOS*, Monogram necklace: Max & Chloe*, Belt: eBay Vintage, Grey cuff: ASOS, Watches: Debenhams*, Rings: ASOS, Nails: Barry M Matt White

Shop my look! I've picked the *actual item where possible, if still available:


Linking up to:

Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style
Monday Mingle at Glamamom
Thrifters Anonymous at Colour Blind
What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy

38 comments:

  1. super cute layering..where have a seen this before..hmmm :)
    Sheree xxx
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  2. Oh yes, I had a butterfly belt in the 80's, loved it then, and it looks so pretty now on you! Lovely dress too, it looks grand as a tunic here. Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday!

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    1. So I guess it must be an 80s belt after all, Patti...?!! Thanks sweetie so much xoxo

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  3. Cute tunic!

    Stopping by from Monday Mingle.

    -Jenny
    http://babblingsofamommy.com

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  4. You look lovely. What a great outfit. That tunic is so unique. I would never have considered it, but seeing it on you, now I would.

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  5. You are a perfect example of what I just posted about with regard to hearts and pink - done is a way which broadcasts wicked awesome style rather than grossly over-sweet - I know I keep saying this, but Catherine, you're stunning!

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  6. You look adorable! I love your outfit.

    I only wish I could wear skinnies, but alas, I cannot. I wrote about it on Friday...
    http://thedomesticfringe.com/2012/09/21/the-skinny-on-the-jeans/
    `FringeGirl

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  7. Adorable look! I like how you did your pictures too..
    Heathersthriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  8. Great look Catherine! That dress is lovely, looks great with the skinny jeans which you have then balanced out wonderfully with those gorgeous wedges! The belt is also a lovely touch :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  9. I would steal this outfit right offa you if I could!

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  10. You look SO cute in that heart tunic - I love it! And what fabulous shoes :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. Such a fun outfit! I see why you love that belt!! I'm a big fan of 80s fashion, too!

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  12. You are killing it! You always look like a million bucks.

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  13. LOVE this dress paired with jeans- so super ADORBS!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  14. What a fun top! Oh, and I love the new blog design. Enjoy it!

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  15. Oh yes I remember the belts from their first go around. You look so dark cute!!

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    1. Another person who remembers them! Oh I feel a little left out of that trend, it must have passed me by :( Teehee thanks sweetie! x

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  16. Ah, the 80's! I say get 'em in every color!!! I have seen variations on this theme at ModCloth and other retailers with a vintagey vibe. I heart your dress too, Catherine! ~Sarah

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  17. A beautiful dress, wonderful. The shoes and accessories are great. Superb close-up photo.

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  18. I also ❤ this dress! Such a cute print & I LOVE your shoes

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  19. love that hair! I'm always a sucker for heart prints.
    xxo
    Ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  20. I love your hairdo. So cute and fun. And beautiful pictures!! Glad I found your blog!

    Megan from Chasing Davies

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  21. Love the glowy photos, the hair, and the flouncy top. Every time I visit your blog, I find new inspiration. Thanks for sharing. I found you today from the pleated poppy.

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  22. Very very pretty :) glad to have found your blog!

    http://loverlysheblog.com

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  23. I know this post is about your outfit, but I love your hair and freckles. So pretty!

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    1. Haha I know a lot of people who freckles hate them - but I love mine and wish I had more! Thanks Autumn (LOVE your name btw :)

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  24. Nice wedges! I've a similar 1 like yours from Aldo and it's super comfy =)
    I'm loving your jeans too =)

    http://diva-in-me.blogspot.com

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  25. I just want to start off by saying I LOVE your hair color and you are so pretty! I found your blog at The Pleated Poppy What I Wore Wednesday link up. I have found many inspirations on your blog. I am now following you and can’t wait to see what’s next. Feel free to stop by my blog when you get a moment @ http://theserenasaga.blogspot.com

    xx

    Serena

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  26. Did i tell you i love this? i cant remember, anyway..hearts are my favourite!! so pretty! xx

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  27. Oh, so beautiful. Wear this every day! :)

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