Thursday, 22 August 2013

A Wild Roses Dress & A Wild Horses Clutch

Panama hat, pink floral dress & black skinnies
I think we've seen this silhouette on me before, haven't we...? Yes - another dress over trousers, this time a 50s style floral print dress over black skinny jeans, with a hat, heels and fierce belt from Asos thrown in for good measure. And whilst I adore the whole black/white/pink thing I've got going on, I can't gush enough about this stunning French Connection wild horses clutch I was gifted by the good people at FCUK. It is so beautifully crafted - combining a hand drawn horses print fabric and a metallic frame, it's like a little work of art. I know it's essentially an evening-out bag, but it still has enough room for your phone, lipstick, compact, money and keys (what else does a girl need). It also has a long chain that cleverly folds away into the bag so it's all neat and doesn't spoil the beautiful lines.

As my bedroom is mostly black and white I think I'm going to have to arrange it on my dressing table so I can gaze at it when it's not being used. Do you own any accessories (or shoes or items of clothing) that are so beautiful that they need to be displayed in your home?! Let me know in the comments!

French Connection Wild Horses clutch & pink florals
Panama hat & pink floral dress

French Connection Wild Horses clutch
Red hair, Panama hat & pink florals
Catherine x
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Shop my look! Clutch: c/o French Connection, Dress: F+F at Tesco (old), Jeans: River Island, Hat: Tumi Crafts via Amazon, Belt: New Look via Asos, Cuff: Debenhams, Watch: Unknown (old), Gold rings: Asos, Chevron rings: Asos, Nails: Revlon Pink Lingerie

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French Connection kindly gifted me this clutch. All opinions are my own, however, and 100% honest.



  1. I am in love with this! The belt totally pulls the whole outfit together. I am now officially on the look out for a short and sweet dress to completely shamelessly copy this outfit!

    Natasha ~

  2. You look lovely (as always!). I am completely loving the pattern & print play here with your flirty dress and funky bag. LOVE! XO


  3. Sweet, but not too sweet that my teeth hurt. :o)

    All my hats are on display, they're just too pretty to hide away in a closet.

  4. So pretty, and a very fresh summer look. Fab as always, C!

  5. Beautiful dress! You look amazing, and very cute manicure xx

  6. This is one of my favorite outfits of yours. I am horrible at wearing pants with dresses and will need to play with my dresses to see which ones are best with pants. The belt & purse are both awesome!


  7. that outfit is so hip, love that little clutch

  8. Love this look on you! The pink floral just POPS with your hair color. You are making me believe that leggings make any dress work.
    I just went over to vote for you. Good luck!!
    xx, Heather @stylemindchic

  9. The dress is beautiful! It looks so cool with the skinnies, tones down the sweetness of the flowers.
    Debbie :)

  10. Love the dress over trousers look... definitely want to try it soon!
    Pinning this!

  11. Very nice, a bit youthful, but I like the belt with the dress. Brings a nice tension between the girly floral dress and the "rough" belt.
    Indeed the clutch is a work of art. I can see why you want to display it. I never do. Always afraid it might get dusty or dirty.

  12. Gorgeous outfit, lady!

    Thank you for linking up with Friday’s Fab Favorites!

    Lauren xx

  13. Beautiful. I like the mix of boyishness with the hat and girly with the pink dress. They play off each other nicely, especially with the addition of the belt. Gorgeous photos!
    xo ~kim & chloe

  14. LOVE this look on you! I have a hard time pulling off the dress over pants (because I'm short.

    The print on that dress is lovely!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  15. Loving the floral dress/long top! So cute with that clutch :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  16. Perfect dress with jeans, more perfection with added pieces. So great.

  17. love the floral dress and that cute purse!

  18. I love the print on your dress and you look great in a hat!


  19. that clutch is such a wonderful statement piece, its beautiful! and i bet you can envisage lots of outfits with it. catherine im so inspired by your dress over jeans lately that ive totally have to try it, im still looking for just the right dress! Thanks for joining passion for fashion last week, hope you'll join us again today! :)xx ps watched your video on what i see in the mirror, so lovely to see you come to life!! xx


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