Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Neutral Colour Blocking & Chevrons

Neutrals colour blocking & chevron midi
Chevrons & arm candy
Neutrals colour blocking
Colour blocking perfection in a shirt, that's what this is: thank you Topshop...! I seem to have a thing for sheer blouses and shirts as my collection has grown to probably seven or eight of them. I was originally going to wear a nude top underneath this, but decided to go with black in the end... so yes I'm showing off my underwear a bit (not the usual me), but I still think it looks pretty!

I wore this to my sister's 50th birthday party (Happy Birthday for the other week, V!) and the hairstyle was achieved with a small hair donut - I find it's the only way to get a nice neat bun without my hair falling out all over the place.

Oh and I still need your votes pleeeeeease - I'm up for a major regional UK blogger award! I'm a finalist in the Bath in Fashion blogger awards - if you haven't yet done it please vote for me by clicking here... thank you lovely people! VOTING IS REALLY EASY, plus they don't ask for any personal details. Remember you can vote once per device, that's once on your PC, once on your phone, your iPad etc!

And last call: don't forget to enter my £30 Zalando voucher giveaway - you have less than 24 hours to get your entries in!

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Have a happy Wednesday, everyone :)
Catherine x
Shop my look! Items marked* are the actual items, if still available:

Shirt: Topshop*, Skirt: River Island, Heels: Office, Earrings: Asos*, Hair donut: Asos*, Mixed metal spike bracelet: Asos*, Gold spike bracelet: Asos*, Gold ring: Debenhams*, Lipstick: MAC Morange*, Nails: Barry M 10 Lychee*


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36 comments

  1. I have yet to get my hair to look good in a bun like that. Super cute!

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  2. This is gorgeous! You look so slim. That hair donut thing looks interesting...
    Becky :)

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  3. What a perfect graphic outfit. Love it. The first thing I thought was "what a nice shirt she is wearing underneath that blouse". So don't fear, it is not tacky at all. Really lovely outfit. And of course I vote for you.

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    1. Thank you so much for voting Greetje! And for your lovely comments x

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  4. This is a fabulous oufit! It shows your great figure.
    Perfect styling, so feminine and a bit retro.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  5. Great outfit, risqué and courageously, the colours harmonise perfectly..
    however - very tastefully.

    Dana :)

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  6. Ahhh so Graceful! You have a great knack for color combos. And yes, this outfit does show off your nice slim figure. :o)

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  7. that skirt is lovely on you. very flattering and love the hair as well
    www.not-going-out-like-that.com

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  8. I love this outfit. The colours are amazing and the mix of print versus graphic is genius.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  9. That skirt is perfection and I want all of your bracelets!

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  10. Beautiful outfit. It's so chic. That skirt is amazing!

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  11. This outfit is perfect! I love the colours and sheer blouses are amazing!

    - http://despite-the-style.blogspot.com/

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  12. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, my heart melts everytime I see you wearing a skirt; and what a fabulous one...
    The transparent blouse is fantastic too.
    Much love, dear Catherine.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  13. That is such an elegant outfit. I definitely covet the skirt and shirt! In fact I am heading over to the websites right now....

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    1. The skirt is the nearest I could find to my one, Gail - but the blouse is new so still available! Thanks hun xo

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  14. Oh I am dying over those chevrons, amazing, you look wonderful as always! I came by to gush over that bright blue shopper you shared with us for the "How I Wear My: Everyday Bag" post. I love that shade of blue and you look so good carrying it. I don't think you ever take a bad picture my dear! XO, Jill

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    1. Jill you do flatter me too much...! Thanks so much, and for hosting the great feature of course xx

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  15. LOVING this combination! That skirt is the best and you look so classy :)

    Tiff Ima
    Style Honestly

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  16. Thought you'd like to know...I loved this look so much I have included it in my Friday Top Five Favourite outfits for the week. Keep being stylish!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  17. Love this skirt! The way it's sewn is so awesome so the chevron print meets at an angle.

    Blessings!
    Star
    http://www.beautyandbows.com/

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  18. Lovely look! The skirt looks amazing!

    See you in my blog, maybe.
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  19. This has got to be one of my favorite outfits I've come across on any blog. It's PERFECT and stunning and flatterying and everything else.

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  20. That skirt is to die for! Please stop by my site www.mamainheels.com when you have some time. I'm giving away a signature jewelry (seen on celebrities)starting tomorrow :)

    xo,
    Janise

    http://MamaInHeels.com

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  21. I love the skirt, everything about it! Great look.

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  22. Great outfit, I just voted for you, all the best :) Thanks for linknig up with us at Creative Mondays...

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  23. Love this skirt. Fabulous. Visiting from the link up. I'm also hosting one this Thursday April 11. Show me your favorite Spring Trend. HOpe you can join. I'm also doing a giveaway for a $300 gift card to Gap. Check it out.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  24. The skirt is very pretty, loving the jewelry too.

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  25. I Love the skirt. It doesnt hurt too that it has a lot of colors. You can pair it up with different tops to achieve different looks.
    And yes, the stacked arm candies are beautiful!

    xoxo,
    Apple
    www.appleandbees.com

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  26. Probably one of my favorite outfits, ever. Really, seriously INTERESTING to look at, and while lots of things are beautiful, they don't always rise to this level of smart.
    Sigh.

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  27. I love a chevron print and it looks awesome on you! It makes me want to get busy sewing because that style is so flattering. It would be easy to make, don't you think?

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  28. I sooo love your skirt...the rich pattern is wonderful. And I'm liking sheer tops lately too. Beautiful. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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