Thursday, 12 May 2016

Primary Brights Colour Blocking | Yellow Sweater, Denim Blue Midi Skirt SS16

Primary brights colour blocking: Yellow sweater, denim midi skirt, orange tote bag, white pointed flats | Not Dressed As Lamb
I didn't quite realise quite how bright this outfit was at the time - I guess you could call this look (extreme) primary brights colour blocking. I was purposely wearing two pieces from the Hobbs SS16 collection (the yellow cashmere sweater and the orange tote bag) as I spent a rather fabulous day with a few people from their team shooting some street style photos in my part of the country (Exeter in Devon, SW England).

The photos are for a campaign I'm working on with Hobbs at the moment - if you're in London on the 8th June and would like to meet me at an event I'm hosting (for customers, it's not aimed at bloggers), get yourself on the Hobbs mailing list or check back here on 26th June when I'll have full details in a post for you. It promises to be an exciting event and I'd love to see you there if you can make it!

I wore my sweater and took my tote because I own them already and I wanted them to be part of some of the outfits I chose for the photo shoot... It made sense to just take mine rather than having duplicates sent down from London. (You can see a little sneak preview of one of the outfits on my Instagram, the stunning red Santiago dress.)

IT WAS THE SECOND TIME I'VE DONE A STREET-STYLE PHOTO SHOOT, BUT THIS WAS IN MY LOCAL AREA. I WAS IN FEAR OF SOMEONE I KNEW SEEING ME STRUT ABOUT CROSSING THE ROAD, SWAYING IN A RED DRESS OR POSING AT A CAFÉ
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It was the second time I've done a street-style photo shoot (the first time was for Fever London), but this was in my local area. I was in fear of someone I knew seeing me strut about crossing the road, swaying in a red dress or posing at a café - all while a photographer was shooting endless shots and two other girls from the team looked on. Luckily no one I knew saw me - or at least I didn't see them [thank god]!

I've definitely got more used to having photos taken in public over the years, but you get more looks in a town that's not used to people prancing in swanky clothes doing photo shoots (London in other words) - and you attract a fair amount of attention swooshing about in a red pleated maxi dress.

So this outfit was my comfortable but stylish, easy-to-take-on-and-off outfit for the day. The gorgeous weather suited all those brights and it was so nice to finally be able to go bare-legged at last.

HOW ARE YOU WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING YOUR PHOTO TAKEN? DO YOU LOVE IT (LIKE ME AND MOST OF MY FAMILY) OR DO YOU SHY AWAY...? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!

Primary brights colour blocking: Yellow sweater, denim midi skirt, orange tote bag, white pointed flats | Not Dressed As Lamb
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Primary brights colour blocking: Yellow sweater, denim midi skirt, orange tote bag, | Not Dressed As Lamb
Primary brights colour blocking: Yellow sweater, denim midi skirt, orange tote bag, white pointed flats | Not Dressed As Lamb
Primary brights colour blocking: Yellow sweater, denim midi skirt, orange tote bag, white pointed flats | Not Dressed As Lamb
Primary brights colour blocking: Yellow sweater, denim midi skirt, orange tote bag, | Not Dressed As Lamb
Hobbs cashmere sweater c/o | ASOS skirt I like this ruffle hem denim midi skirt) | Hobbs Adlington tote c/o | Debenhams shoes (these white pointed flats are similar) | ASOS sunglasses (a copy of the Ray-Ban mirrored aviators) | Crabtree & Evelyn 'Lilac' nail polish c/o (Butter London 'Fancy' is similar)


Catherine

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17 comments

  1. Some might think this is too bright---but I think you've made it quite realistic. Pairing these two colors with the denim skirt & white shoes tame it down nicely, IMO! Besides I always think the handbag is somewhat temporary---depending on what you're doing or where you're going---many of the times, it gets set down and not seen!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Nothing can beat a midi skirt, it flattles us all. You look fabulous in pale colour, but the bright ones make you bloom
    Mil besos
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  3. Bright colours - I'm all over it. These are fantastic photos and it's a great look on you. And how much fun is it to work on a campaign, especially when you're not afraid of getting your photo taken and you're supposed to be in front of a lens. heh.

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  4. I love these photos of you, especially the last one. It is really special. You look amazing, and I think the colours look super together. As always, your hair is the best accessory of all. xxx

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  5. I don't think this is too bright at all, its perfect actually. I think the blocks of colour make this look sophisticated rather than childish if you know what i mean? I adore this look and would wear it happily! Oh and i know what you mean about being spotted, i was doing photos with Salv last sunday and the lady who works in our local shop came walking past with a look of 'WTF?' lol.. its so hard to explain it haha!XXX Happy weekend sweetie, wishing you and keith a lovely one in the sun xx

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  6. Gorgeous colours! And the outfit is super cute too, simple yet stylish at the same time. I do love wearing bright colours together and that tote is just perfect.
    Suzy x
    www.suzyturner.com

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  7. I HAVE to say that I love these colours, and they're not too bright - because I was wearing a gold top with a cobalt blue jacket (the rest of my outfit was fairly neutral) when flying from London to Alicante on Monday. I thought I looked pretty good until boarding the plane when, to my horror, I realised that I was flying with Monarch and wearing their colours! lol

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  8. Too bright??
    Pah...don't be daft! :oP
    This is a simple, colourful and fresh look.
    Perfect in my eyes.
    And, those lilac nails... I can't get enough at the moment. I have a matte lilac that goes with everything!
    XXX
    Samantha
    fakefabulous.com

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  9. I like this! It's minimalistic but very pretty. Love your shoes! I do not like having my picture taken. I even have my daughter taking my pics, but I still feel silly posing. I love acting...so maybe I should give my photo shoot some sort of theatrical theme and I'd feel right at home. Ha, ha. Can't wait to see some of your other outfits. - Amy
    www.stlyingrannymama.com

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  10. Oh I need that denim skirt! Love the cool primary color combo, Catherine!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  11. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures - you've managed to make our home turf look urban and cool!!!!! Lynn the Accidental Icon will be doing a shoot in Marsh Barton before we know it. How about an event at Exeter Hobbs? Fantastic colours.

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  12. This is the Catherine I know: not shy of any colour. I love the colour blocking. Did you see that the copper of the skirt buttons are really orange? Like the bag?
    As for taking my photograph taken....I have no objections whatsoever of people watching me when somebody is taking my pictures. Neither do I mind one single bit when people stop and stare when I take photos of others. It just doesn't bother me. I happily chat with them as well. I suppose I have no shame haha.
    Greetje

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  13. Wonderful color blocking, I say - the skirt is neutral, really and lets the red and yellow shine. I don't my pics taken in public very often (shy!) but I need to start doing so, for variety. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  14. I love this sunny top, especially with your hair colour #brilliantblogposts

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  15. Love those colours together & they look great with your hair. #brilliantblogposts

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