Thursday, 29 August 2013

Bold Neon Stripes With Muted Denim

Neon striped jacket & teal jeans
Bold neon stripes are just so perfect for summer. A lot of people shy away from neon but I think when it's pink it can be super-flattering; I still love the colour combo and scalloped edge of this jacket (which I've worn a few times on the blog now). This time I went daytime casual with my muted teal skinny jeans and sandals that have a neon pink trim - and somehow my hairbun ended up being just about the most enormous I've ever seen it. I always use a hair donut, but boy - that day it was super-poofy...!

As there's only a few days of summer (i.e. August) left I think I'm having a wear-everything-summery-before-it-gets-colder kind of panic - every morning at the moment I look at my wardrobe and think What can I wear that's bright. Reeeeally bright. I'm such a hot weather girl, I check the weather report every morning and evening, and feel a little jump in my heart when I see lots of big round sunshine icons for the day ahead.

Is it just a British thing, checking the weather report like a crazy person every day? Or does everyone the world over do this... tell me in the comments, do!

Neon striped jacket & teal jeans
Neon striped jacket, teal jeans & candy pink manicure
Neon striped jacket & hair bun
P.S. I have three winners of my giveaway! Congratulations to Bella Q, Annette and Tracey, who each win two free months advertising on my blog (a Featured, Medium and Small ad respectively). Their ads will run from 1st September :)
Catherine x
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Blazer: River Island (old), Jeans: Toast, Belt: La Redoute, Sandals: Next, Hairbun: Asos, Sunglasses: French Connection at Asos, Chevron rings: Asos, Nails: Revlon Pink Lingerie

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  1. Oooh, I love the scalloped edges! I'd love to put some neon into my wardrobe but I haven't figured out how yet. I'm quite pale, and I've been trying to wear more colours from the Winter palette (good old colour me beautiful!) I suppose neon versions of the colours there would work? Hmmm... I fancy doing a post on colour soon.
    I'm a new reader of your blog and I love it so far. I sometimes wonder how I'll dress in my 40's. I'm just heading into my thirties beginning of next year and it's interesting watching my style evolve and my tastes ebb and fade. I really admire your sense of style, you always look beautiful and really at home in what you wear <3

  2. I think i'm in LOVE with this blazer. I absolutely love it
    Its just stunning.

    You look wonderful.

  3. I love you in pink! When I was a redhead, I could never wear it. Made my skin too ruddy. You look fantastic in it. Also, rock that big bun, sister. It looks fabulous. ;)

  4. And it's not just a British thing to check the weather everyday. I live on the north end of Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada (or as we often hear the "wet" coast) so we check everyday hoping for a few more days of sunshine!

  5. Checking the weather? Not only once a day ;-)
    It is getting fresh here in the mornings and at night and I am wearing my dresses without tights as long as I possibly can to make the most of late summer.

    Great how you wear pink with your hair - it looks gorgeous especially in the evening sunlight.

    Thank you so much again for winning your giveaway!!
    Annette | Lady of Style

  6. I'm in Australia and I check the weather every day too. Even though its winter here it's probably warmer than there I guess. 23 Celsius today? That's 73 Fahrenheit. But we're waiting for the warm weather.

  7. I love this look Catherine and no one works neon as well you do! Also loving your hair in this up do. Haha I have the bbc weather app (which is pretty damn awesome, I might add) and I check it constantly! :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  8. The weather in Israel, where I live has not changed yet, unfortunately. The days are still very hot up to 40 c,so jackets or closed shoes are still not an option.
    There is also no need to check the weather here as it will be the same, every day for at least a month.
    I like your outfit. Combining green with pink is fresh, young and lovely. Sara

  9. That jacket is adorable with jeans. Unfortunately we still have a few months of summer left here in FL.

  10. I check the weather every day on the Met Office app and like you, am aiming to wear my summery items again before it gets too cold :)

  11. Grate jacket, Catherine.
    I love the light in all your photos. I suppose they are taking at dusk.
    Have a grand weekend.

  12. That jacket is amazing and it looks fabulous with the teal jeans! I am weather obsessed...I check it constantly!
    Debbie :)

  13. Super jacket. It reminds me of a skirt suit I had by Mondi (old brand). Boy, would I love to still have such a suit.
    The sandals are cute but I am not a fan of flat shoes (my hang-up, nothing to do with your shoes).
    As for checking the weather... Yes dear. Once or twice a day. Holland and England are very much alike.

  14. I love neon, and I love that jacket!

  15. Love the bright stripes on the jacket. I live in Melbourne, Australia and I am definitely guilty of checking the weather daily (if not more often). We literally get the proverbial "4 seasons in one day" at times, so I just call it being prepared!

  16. You look so pretty! What a gorgeous color on you. Glad I found you on sunday style!


  17. I live in Florida, and I always am checking the weather before getting dressed! I plan my outfits around it.

    ♥Emma, from It's Emma Elise


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