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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Cream Ruffles & Black Leather (Fantasy Shopper Outfit)

Cream ruffles & black leather
Cream ruffles, black leather & blue nails

Cream ruffles & black leather
Cream ruffled blouse
Wow I seem to be into my black and white a bit lately, don't I... not like me at all! Plus patterned tights seem to be my thing at the moment too (black and white with patterned tights - just like my Christmas Day outfit. Oh dear). I bought the blouse with some vouchers courtesy of Joules Clothing with whom I did a giveaway in September - quite unlike my usual style, but it's soooo ladylike and smart, I just love it.

I actually wore this outfit last month to an event held by Fantasy Shopper - an extremely addictive online site that allows you to build a virtual dream wardrobe and share outfits with other users. Although it's effectively for fun, it's really creative and has links to the featured retailers' websites where you can buy the items for real (though that's probably a little dangerous where your bank account is concerned)!

Fantasy Shopper

They feature pretty much all the major brands you can think of - my favourites being Accessorize, Debenhams, Karen Millen, New Look, Reiss and Topshop (what can I say - I'm a high street girl!), but if you want to go true fantasy shopping/outfit creating there's brands like Harrods and Browns as well. What I like most about it is the fact that you can browse many retailers all in one place, rather than having to visit their websites one at a time... it would take all day to look at that many online shops.

So pay Fantasy Shopper a visit - and have a look out for outfits by yours truly (I might see you there)!

Happy Thursday everyone :)
Catherine x
Blouse: courtesy of Joules*, Skirt: Debenhams*, Tights: ASOS*, Heels: French Connection (old), Black spike bracelet: New Look, Watch: Debenhams, Rings: ASOS, Nails: Barry M Cobalt

Shop my look! All items marked* are the actual items, if still available:




Linking up to:

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

42 comments:

  1. I love black & white combos. And I think it is perfect for you, perhaps because of you hair...
    The blouse is soooo romantic!! I love it!!

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    1. Luckily my hair does help lending some colour to a black and white outfit! Thanks sweetie x

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  2. That skirt is fantastic! And I love it with that blouse.

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  3. I am SOOOO in love with this look, Catherine. Those shoes are AMAZING!!!

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh Terri thank you so much - I've now had a chance to pop over and check it out! I've left you a comment! x

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  4. You know how much I love to see you in skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Glorious.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  5. I wear solid black and white so often I had to create a tab for it on my blog, lol.

    Adore this look...uber chic and stylish!
    Hope you are well and Happy New Year!
    C

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  6. I love a ladylike blouse like this, Catherine -- with unexpected tights and shoes. Marvelous! xoxoxo

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  7. I am in love with this look. I just adore those shoes I am so jealous! I wish they were mine. Love this chic look with the tights
    Heathersthriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. They are probably my most favourite of all my shoes, Heather..!!! Thanks hun x

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  8. I THOUGHT ONE OF YOUR RESOLUTIONS WAS NOT TO WEAR BLACK..HA..HA..WELL i DIDN'T LIKE THAT RESOLUTION AND THIS OUTFIT IS PROOF THAT BLACK IS FABULOUS!
    SHEREE XXX

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    1. Oh I don't know, Sheree - what can I say, I'm a hypocrite ;))))
      Haha it just happens by accident... glad you like it, my lovely xo

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  9. im going to have to check this site out, its right up my alley!!!! and what a good pick with the blouse....its gorgeous.....the entire look is gorgeous!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  10. Catherine you look gorgeous! I love your skirt and it looks super chic with that cream blouse. The patterned tights and heeled brogues are perfect for giving this ladylike look an edgier twist but in subtle and beautiful way! I also Love the colour of your nails! :)

    Take care and have a great weekend,

    Daniella xox

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    1. Daniella thank you! I always love your super-observant comments, hun :)))

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  11. classic & chic . . . with a little edge? YES PLEASE!
    beautiful post!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

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  12. Black and white with a twist (shoes, tights).My kind of girl. Lovely.

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  13. I love the details on the blouse - you look so pretty, Catherine!

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  14. Yes - I love the idea of wearing simple black and white with a "pow" item like the tights. Even your nail polish gives the pow effect!

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  15. Girl you look absolutely beautiful in these pictures! I love the cream and black of your outfit with your red hair :)

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  16. I adore black and ivory, esp this glorious feminine blouse, Catherine! Thanks for sharing the beauty with Visible Monday. xxx

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  17. I want that top. I would wear it with everything!

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  18. Such a gorgeous blouse! I know you are a master with colors, but you DO look fabulous in this simple and elegant look.

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  19. Such a pretty outfit, and in such classic shapes! The patterned tights are fantastic...

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  20. You can't go wrong with black and whte and you make this combination so classy. I truly love how you managed to put an outfit together that is so romantic and put together, yet somehow its also extremely refreshing and inviting. I also love the little details, your pattern tights, the wonderful nail polish, and your shoes, O' the shoes. (In fact I seriously want to take them right off your feet, they are wonderful).

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    1. Ooooh I'll fight you for them, Trina! They're my favourites heehee xo

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  21. Cute outfit. Love the patterned tights.

    Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/01/2013-golden-globes-head-turners.html?m=1

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  22. Love the shoes. This outfit really works on you. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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  23. Great look. Love that full midi skirt and the patterned tights. Blue nail polish creates a great pop too.
    What a fun site. will have to check it out.
    Daphne.
    Visiting from Monday Mingle.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  24. Carolina Herrera never wore it better ... perfect tights and shoes. Such an artful approach, as always.

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  25. you look so pretty! that leather skirt is so edgy and your leggings and heels add an eclectic touch! another amazing look! :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  26. Love the skirt and shirt. Don't think I could wear the shoes though, not unless I crawled on my hands and knees haha. xx

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  27. This is so classic and pretty. I really love the tights and shoes! So cute together.
    Visiting from WIWW.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  28. I adore your style! You are so creative!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Suz
    El Atelier

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  29. So cute and classy! Love the red hair!

    joni
    theunseenbeauty.blogspot.com

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Catherine x

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