Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Classics

Polka dots and trenchcoat
Polka dots and trenchcoat
Polka dots, trenchcoat & red hair
This is quite a unique outfit overall for me as each piece is a bit of a classic: classic raincoat, classic jeans, classic heels, classic polka dots. I was sent the jeans by ASOS to review* just before the launch of their new denim range - and boy did they fit beautifully! I had the choice of skinnies or skinny flares, so as I have loads of skinnies I chose the latter. Just the right amount of skinniness and flariness (flaryness?!) with a great fit on both the hips and waist, which isn't bad for a £32 pair of jeans. I normally have terrible problems finding jeans that fit me properly so I was well happy.

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Catherine x
Raincoat: Ellen Tracy, Jeans: ASOS*, Shirt: ASOS, Heels: Office*, Belt: Unknown (old), Owl bracelet: Accessorize

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*This was a personal review as an ASOS customer and not connected to the blog.

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  1. the last picture.. o wow, you look sooo beautiful. no offense, but i would like to look like you in my 30s/40s. you are stunnig!

  2. girl, you rock those jeans soo well! and i wore a similar top on my blog today haha!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  3. Super cute! Love how the jeans make the trench coat a tad bit more casual (in a good way!)
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  4. Very chic. You always have great photos.
    I also have trouble finding jeans and usually have to get mine taken in at the waist because I have a very small waist compared to the rest of me :-)

    Not Going Out Like That

  5. you look perfect, so beautifully classic but the polka dot print makes it fun as well xo

  6. Oh I love that classic look!
    I am currently thinking about getting my first flared jeans! On the website it says "low rise" but on your photos it doesn't seem to be. I prefer normal rather then low.

    Lady of Style

  7. Classic and chic perfection! Yes I lovee the fit of those jeans and their wash and flared shape is also perfect :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  8. You look so chic in these classic pieces. I love your trench and that polka dot top is beautiful.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  9. I love polka dots and you pull them off perfectly! I found your blog through the Visa Giftcard giveaway and I am so glad I did, I love it and I am now following you!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  10. The look is classic with a twist - you look great in that entire ensemble!

  11. Classic and cool. Loving the flares! xoxoxo

  12. I love every one of your outfits! Love the polka dots and your shoes! Thanks for linking up! I hope you stop by again next week! :)



  13. Your outfit is absolutely PERFECT! Love, love, love!

  14. I wore a very similar outfit on my very first date with my partner. Apparently my polka dot blouse is one of the only things I own that he doesn't like! (The other is a western style shirt. I gather his years in Texas left him somewhat averse to the fashion.) He liked me enough to overlook it, and I like him enough to overlook the fact that he can't see the beauty in polka dots.

    Here's the outfit:

  15. I love this look! Polka dots are always my favorite print and the trench is a great classic piece that can be dressed up or down. And it's always nice to find great fitting jeans. I love ASOS clothes! <3


  16. you look so cute Catherine! this is a simple yet chic look, I've never tried on ASOS jeans but I may need to :)

    C's Evolution of Style

  17. I could happily recreate this entire outfit from head to toe, it really is lovely and classic, much like I would dress. Nice styling!


  18. Such a great look! Perfectly classic yet perfectly modern. Polka dots are an all time favorite of mine.


  19. Polka dots and a classic trench...Definitely two of my faves!

  20. The day I discovered ASOS was a great day indeed. I love this classic look! It's fantastic!


  21. Those jeans look great on you! And wow, your hair with the sun behind it like that? Stunning.

  22. Classic and cool. The polka dots really add to the look.

  23. I just stumbled upon your blog and I happened to notice that in yourabout me section you mention that you`re over 40... and I don`t see how that could possibly be! You look so young! {And seem to have less gray than I do in my 20s, which I`m very envious of, I must say ;)} This is beautiful classic ensemble - I love the pairing of your trench and polkadot blazer, and your flared jeans are a wonderful finishing touch.

  24. Nice review for Asos jeans =) You look good in that jeans actually. Your raincoat is definitely gorgeous! =)

  25. Beautiful. And yes, classic (classy works too). Great the black/white polka dot with the camel overcoat and denims. Love your smile (it just reaches your eyes) in the last photo.... Lynaea @

  26. As always, they're wonderful on you! Such an easy outfit, class all the way, young lady. Pop over, please, if you get a chance, to see my "avatar" in her strips and polka dots. Three is definitely my limit!

  27. I'm loving the polka dot trend and I LOVE this outfit. You look fabulous!!

  28. Gorgeous in polka dots, dear Catherine.


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