Monday, 24 June 2013

Classic Summer Florals & Stripes | Kimono & Midi Dress

Stripes & florals
Stripes & florals
Arm candy, stripes & florals
Florals & red hair
Stripes & florals
Red hair & black floral headband
I know that one of the most common mixed pattern combinations is florals and stripes, but the reason that they're so popular is because they're just so pretty together - especially for the summer! The way I "match" them is to ensure one pattern has at least one, if not two, of the colours in the other pattern; so here, blue also features in the floral pattern, and white is sort of in the floral as well. Just about ;)

I'm not sure if I've perhaps over-accessorised a little in this outfit(?), but sometimes I just want to pile it all on because I have a lot of pretty stuff I just want to wear, and I make no apologies for that! The black flower headband just doesn't get worn as much as it should, and I'd forgotten how nicely it contrasts with the red of my hair. So I've piled on the bracelets, rings, a necklace, belt... It's all there, don't care!!


Thank you to everyone that entered my bag and wallet giveaway last week - I'm in the process of picking two winners. They will be announced on my Twitter feed, Facebook page and in the giveaway widget here. A big welcome to all my new followers, it's nice to meet you all!


Wishing you all a happy Monday and a great week,

Catherine x
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Kimono: Very, Dress: Very (both old), Heels: Faith, Headband: Accessorize, Necklace: Asos, Belt: Asos, Watch: Asos, Gold spike bracelet: Asos, Mixed metal spiked bracelet: Asos, Owl bracelet: Accessorize, Chevron rings: Asos, Other bracelets: Debenhams / H&M / Asos, Nails: Nails Inc Hampstead Gardens












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15 comments

  1. I have been DYING to find a kimono. I Love this. Looks great on you!

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  2. Hi, I am new to your blog, but you have inspired me so much, you make me take a look in my wardrobe at what I already have before thinking I have to go out and buy something. Although I did treat myself to a Kimono from Zara a few weeks ago.

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  3. That dress? I'm in love!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  4. The way you clipped the front of your hair back around behind the headband is such a nice extra touch. Makes the hairstyle special. :o)

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  5. Beautiful as always, Catherine!
    I find the length difficult for me as I am only 5'4 but for you it looks fantastic.
    Love the photo of you leaning against the wooden fence. It looks like a film scene!

    Annette
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  6. you look so nice in your outfit! Beautiful. beautiful dress!

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  7. I bet you know how happy I am feeling at the moment, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    The pretty dress, the clash of stripes and flowers, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Love, love, love, dear Catherine.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. I really love this outfit! The kimono especially is really lovely. I always play it quite safe with patterns but these look fab together! Your blog is great to read and has definitely encouraged me to look at my wardrobe differently!

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  9. I love all the different patterns together. Very bohemian.

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  10. So pretty! i love the dress and floral shawl, you look gorgeous! Visiting from the Wardrobe Wednesday blog hop today :0

    xo

    Lindsay
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  11. Great mix of patterns and colours :D

    And your hair looks lovely too :)

    CC x

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