Saturday, 6 October 2012

Super Sleuth Pattern Mixer

Super Sleuth Pattern Mixer
Super Sleuth Pattern Mixer
Super Sleuth Pattern Mixer
Super Sleuth Pattern Mixer
Super Sleuth Pattern Mixer
Super Sleuth Pattern Mixer
Ever had one of those weekends when you "pop to the shops" first thing, expecting to be back late morning? Mr. Summers and I did exactly that on the day these were taken, but somehow we ended getting home at 7pm. We ended up dropping in to see my niece for a cup of tea, splashing out at the rather good thrift shops in the town where she lives and then having a walk along the beach.

So thank goodness I wore layers and flat shoes! The raincoat was needed really only for warmth at the beginning and end of the day... the days are a lot colder now when the sun isn't up. I'm afraid my favourite season isn't autumn, it's spring: autumn means winter's on the way, and the days will be getting shorter. But I do love walks in the woods with all the leaves on the ground and getting my layers on.

Is it the last time I'll wear my floral chinos this year? I think so, =sniff=

Have a happy weekend, folks!
CATHERINE Signature - SMALL
Raincoat: Ellen Tracy, Shirt: Thrifted, Trousers: Marks & Spencer*, Brogues: New Look, Glasses: eBay, Necklace: Gift, Bag: Next, Watches: Gifts / Debenhams

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33 comments:

  1. Love your floral pants!!! I always admire other people in floral trousers but I can't get myself to wear them.
    xo
    Audrey
    http://inches2style.blogspot.com

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  2. Your glasses, ponytail, trench coat, and title bring to mind a grown-up Nancy Drew. :)
    Lovely as always, xoxo

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    1. Heehee thanks Amber - that's such a cool compliment!! C xx

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  3. I love this outfit - my favourite so far. I love summer first, then spring, then autumn, winter is way down the list.

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    1. That's exactly my order of favourite seasons!!! Welcome, fellow spring/summer lover ;) xoxo

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  4. The pattern mixing is brilliant, but it's the shoes and glasses that are driving me insane. Can you tell me the brand of the glasses? I'm shopping for frames right now. Perfect!!!

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    1. Thanks Jean!! The glasses are from eBay - brand new but cheap 'n cheerful "unbranded" ones. Here's a link:

      CLICK HERE FOR THE GLASSES ON EBAY

      They're from a top-rated business seller, and they do ship internationally. I hope that's of some help?! Catherine xx

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  5. I think nobody looks good in flat brogues. But guess what? You do! How do you pull it off?

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  6. Always wonderful, my dear Catherine.
    Have a fantastic weekend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. adorable! i just bought a couple of lively print shirts from
    cath kidston while in marylebone! now i need some cute
    print jeans to go under my raincoat!

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    1. It's quite a good go-to look, isn't it, sweetie? Thanks for your comment! x

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  8. A beautiful trench coat:-))
      I invite you to me

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  9. Excellent pattern-mixing, and I had to laugh at the title - I always feel like a sleuth in a trench coat too :)

    I also can't tell you how nice it is to find someone else who *doesn't* cite autumn as their favourite season: I much prefer spring, too!

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    1. I think our numbers are growing, Amber - we shall be called Spring Lovers Unite. Or something ;)

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  10. I love this look! Your coat is beautiful. I have something similar that I purchased over a year ago and have yet to wear. The sleeves are too long and I need to take it to a tailor. I may try wearing it as you have it (with the sleeves rolled up). I really like how this looks. Great post!

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  11. Love those floral trousers and brogues!! You really are a MixMaster.

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  12. Catherine, what a combination! So ,any different prints and colors but they work together just perfectly! Love-love! :)

    xoxo, Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

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  13. I am diggin' the three watches, no time is getting away from you! Great style as always :)

    Best,
    Colour Me Classic

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  14. Thanks for this happy post Catherine.....every single piece you put together screams happy & lovely!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  15. Thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments! Hope you've all had a great weekend!

    Catherine x

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  16. This is such a fun look!! Especially adding the pony tail and large glasses..love it!

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  17. A beautiful trench = fabulous every time!

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  18. So refreshing, I love your style Catherine! :-)

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  19. I've been in love with that bag since the last time you featured it. It's beautiful!

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  20. Great post !

    Love your pictures and articles!!

    A blog like this should definitely be followed so here I am :)

    Stop by mine when you have the time!!

    Love,
    Olivia

    http://mom-works.blogspot.com

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  21. you are a pro pattern mixer! love the whole look!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  22. Catherine, I LOVE those shoes of yours! And three watches? You must be always on time :) So cheeky and cute.

    Sarah
    Cable Car Couture

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  23. Adorable combination. Love the mixture of gingham and florals.
    Visiting from Monday Mingle.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com/2012/10/who-is-wearing-kika.html

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  24. I just wanted to let you know I loved this look so much that I chose it for my Friday's Top Five for the week.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  25. I love this combination so much, I had to create my own version. Thank you for sharing.

    Sue
    www.acolourfulcanvas.blogspot.com

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