Sunday, 22 September 2013

What I Wore To London Fashion Week | Vintage Shirt & Classic Trench

Vintage shirt, classic trench & red hair
London Fashion Week was not something I had intended to go to, but that all changed when I won tickets to one of the shows courtesy of Mercedes Benz. A simple competition on their blog: Send us an email and you could win tickets. I received a phone call just a few days before to say I was a winner... when does that ever happen?! To say I was pretty excited is a bit of an understatement; to say I totally panicked about what to wear is the honest truth!

I was joined by my utterly gorgeous blogger friend Anna of, who also took the photos for me (thank you Anna you're a natural)! I've included some photos of her outfit as well as she looked like perfection in her tartan Whistles skirt - see her post with her outfit details here. So once the cries of WHAT DO I WEAR??!!! stopped reverberating round the walls at home, and the entire contents of my wardrobe had been tried on and dumped unceremoniously on the bed, and the tears of frustration had ceased to flow (okay, I'm exaggerating now), I concluded that I needed a trench coat for the rain, a vintage something so I could say "I'm wearing vintage", and heels because it's, you know, Fashion Week.

Hopefully my outfit wasn't too "try hard" - I didn't really want a lot of attention on me, to be honest. But we had a really fun day, and it was great to experience the atmosphere and see what it was really like. I shall be writing a post about my experience as a 'LFW virgin' in the week, including what I thought about the Simone Rocha show and hopefully a little video I'll put together.

So do come back for that, and don't forget to check out Anna's blog - let me know in the comments what you also think of her outfit (because she looks gorgeous, no?). Oh, and enter my £250 giveaway if you haven't already :)

London Fashion Week look: Vintage shirt with statement necklace, trench and skinnies
Patterned shirt & black and white clutch
Vintage 70s shirt, metal collar statement necklace
London Fashion Week 2013
Anna Lou Elliott: Black coat, Whistles tartan skirt, leopard bag
Anna Lou Elliott: Black coat, Whistles tartan skirt, leopard bag
Catherine x
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Trench: c/o Laura Ashley, Shirt: Vintage, Jeans: courtesy of Wallis, Heels: Office, Clutch: c/o French Connection, Necklace: Asos, Bracelets: Debenhams / Asos, Watch: Debenhams, Snake fingertip ring: New Look, Gold spiked ring: New Look (4 pack), Nails: Chanel Peridot

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  1. Great look Catherine. That shirt steals the show!

  2. Ahh thanks Catherine! Had such a lovely day with you. And you looked amazing! :) Xx

    Anna x

  3. Wonderful blouse, Catherine.
    I shall visit Anna, and perphaps one day we can go together.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Ps: the blog is a bit slow loading, just in case you want to check why.

  4. Both stunning, your shirt is Devine, as is Anna's skirt! X

  5. Looking gorgeous Catherine! Love the ensemble!! xxx

  6. Gorgeous, and your hair looks stunning


  7. You look great, Catherine, that's totally your style.
    My daughter was there too and had a fabulous time!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  8. oh you look wonderful Catherine, seriously great. if i were there i definitely would have wanted to snap your sharp chic outfit!cant wait to read about your experience! xx

  9. Thanks for sharing this fabulous look with Visible Monday, Catherine! xox

  10. OhMyGosh, you didn't even mention your looks drool worthy! Wow!

  11. Looking ever so good, the both of you. Interesting Catherine... So vintage is better? Hmmm perhaps I should not throw out my vintage Moschino blouse then.

  12. That blouse is a favorite of mine!! I love the print on it so much...and the colours are amazing!! Such a perfect look for fashion week!!

  13. Wow, amazing style! Love the colors of your blouse!
    Boho Bunnie

  14. the print on that top is stunning and you styled it so well for you!


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