Monday, 14 August 2017

Transitional Season Palm Print Co-Ords #iwillwearwhatilike

Palm print co-ords: Long sleeve top and wide leg crop trousers culottes pants \ yellow suede clutch bag \ black crossover block heel mule sandals \ statement oversized earrings \ cat eye sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

This may be one of my absolute favourite outfits this year - I adore wearing co-ords sets with matching tops and bottoms - though I'm posting this nearly two months after actually wearing it (I shall explain)!

I've been going a bit Mango-crazy lately: Basically I'm loving just about everything they have on their website this year. From their statement earrings to the striped shirt I wore last week, I'm having a Major Mango Moment right now.

Firstly, the palm print is to die for. The colours (blue, brown, pink and black) are perfect for the transitional summer-to-autumn season. So the co-ords will work either as a set in the warmer months or as separates in cooler temperatures with boots and a roll neck... I'm actually quite excited at the prospect of adding layers to it this autumn.

(Don't quote me on that, being a die-hard summer fan...!)

The other part of the outfit that I loved was the earrings - the second pair from my Mango statement earrings splurge. The colours couldn't have been more perfect for the co-ords: Navy blue, pink and rose-gold (maybe the same designer designed both? Who knows). Anyway, together with the black crazy-comfy Madeleine mules and my bright yellow Jaeger clutch, it was one of those outfits that I felt I got absolutely spot-on and felt soooo good in.

I wore it to two events: Firstly, to a panel talk I was invited to at Cambridge University (nowhere near as nerve-wracking as I thought it would be!), and secondly, to the Nivea event where I learned all about their skincare range and which I featured in my brand collaboration intro posts on Instagram and Facebook last week (more to come on that soon).

But both times I was on my own (without photographer, in other words) so outfit photos were never taken. I wore the outfit again this past weekend and we finally managed to coordinate a photo shoot at the same time... better late than never!

Palm print co-ords: Long sleeve top and wide leg crop trousers culottes pants \ yellow suede clutch bag \ black crossover block heel mule sandals \ statement oversized earrings \ cat eye sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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One thing to note about the trousers: You can't actually tell [I don't think] at all from the photos, but when I received them they had a huge split all the way from the hem to mid thigh on both legs AT THE FRONT. It's not a good look when you sit down unless you love showing off your legs like you would in a mini skirt - I'm not one of those people! But as Mango didn't show the splits in the product photos or mention them in the details, I made the decision to join them together with iron-on hemming tape rather than sewing them up - it's much neater and easier.

So I'm going to be hard-pushed to come up with an outfit I love more at any time during the rest of this year. But when I eventually wear it with the layers and boots I mentioned I may just have to eat my own words. We shall see...!


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Palm print co-ords: Long sleeve top and wide leg crop trousers culottes pants \ yellow suede clutch bag \ black crossover block heel mule sandals \ statement oversized earrings \ cat eye sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Palm print co-ords: Long sleeve top and wide leg crop trousers culottes pants \ yellow suede clutch bag \ black crossover block heel mule sandals \ statement oversized earrings \ cat eye sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Palm print co-ords: Long sleeve top and wide leg crop trousers culottes pants \ yellow suede clutch bag \ black crossover block heel mule sandals \ statement oversized earrings \ cat eye sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Palm print co-ords: Long sleeve top and wide leg crop trousers culottes pants \ yellow suede clutch bag \ black crossover block heel mule sandals \ statement oversized earrings \ cat eye sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Palm print co-ords: Long sleeve top and wide leg crop trousers culottes pants \ yellow suede clutch bag \ black crossover block heel mule sandals \ statement oversized earrings \ cat eye sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Palm print co-ords: Long sleeve top and wide leg crop trousers culottes pants \ yellow suede clutch bag \ black crossover block heel mule sandals \ statement oversized earrings \ cat eye sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Top and trousers: Mango (I like these co-ords)
Heels: MADELEINE c/o (limited sizes - try these)
Clutch: Jaeger c/o (alternative patterned / neon yellow / mustard yellow)
Earrings: Mango (I love these)
Sunglasses: Lulus (similar)

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Palm print co-ords: Long sleeve top and wide leg crop trousers culottes pants \ yellow suede clutch bag \ black crossover block heel mule sandals \ statement oversized earrings \ cat eye sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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34 comments

  1. What a smart way to "fix" those pants!! My mom (the 70+ model on my blog) is always doing smart things like that, to make a piece usuable and look great!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. They definitely needing fixing, Jodie... there was no way I was wearing them as they were!!

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  2. Brilliant fix with the front slits - I wouldn't have thought of hemming tape. I'm glad you got it work-around because these colours and that pattern are so right on you. I can see why it's a favourite. I'm glad you got a closeup of the earrings too. Very nice. Thanks for the linkup - and thanks for including me with some friends on your Featured Favourites!

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    1. I did actually start to sew them Melanie then realised I had some hemming tape!! thanks hon x

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  3. That's a handy tip Catherine. Like you say, better than sewing! I love the outfit and those earrings are stunning. xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. It's so easy to use Laurie!! No wonder it's called Wonderweb ;))

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  4. Glad I'm not the only one that does a bit of DIY on my outfits when I don't like how they look. x I'm a big fan of this pattern, it looks super on you. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit. I've got a thing for the leafy prints this season so it's just perfect in my eyes! I do agree about the splits though – I'd have done the same thing.
    You look absolutely fabulous, Catherine. LOVE those earrings too :D
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

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    1. I honestly don't know why they put the splits in, Suzy!! x

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  6. I'm glad you were able to make a couple of adjustments to make this outfit work Catherine, because it is fab!
    I love the pattern and shape.
    (Off to look for co-ords)
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous | Style and Fashion, over 40
    P.S... Thank you SO much for featuring my outfit in your lineup!!

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    1. My pleasure to feature you S! I can see you in this outfit actually... thank you sweetheart x

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  7. Oh I love the drapiness of these pieces and the pattern and colors are magnificent! And how clever to attach the open leg pieces. I would not have liked them split either. You are looking quite marvelous in this outfit and I adore the bright yellow bag with it!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  8. Catherine I'm not surprised you've worn it a few times. It looks so well on you. The pattern is so in proportion to the cut and you. Yes, I do DIY on my items too.

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  9. I can definitely see why this would be one of your favorite outfits of the year! I love the print and how versatile these pieces are. Thanks for hosting and have a fantastic week ahead!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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  10. Oeh, I love that print and colours. I never have bought co ordinates but I think I just might have to! Wonderful look!

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  11. Oh my gosh...there's nothing like it when an outfit makes you feel (and look!) THIS good!! I totally understand why you love your Mango two-piece, dearest Catherine; the colours and pattern are absolutely stunning...and doubly so with your coppery mane!! Drooling on my laptop over the earrings, the mules, and that yellow bag, too!! XOXO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  12. This might be one of my favourite outfits on you, ever. It is just SO YOU. The russet colour in the print matches your hair perfectly, and I love the contrast of pink with it. It is fashiony, so Catheriney, and so pretty! I couldn't love this more. xx

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  13. Am a big fan of tropical prints and this outfit looks so chic and comfy. Love how you tweaked the pants with hem tape. I wouldn't want to be showing off that much leg either. That was a great idea to overcome that issue. And they look fabulous taped up!
    The pretty, eyecatching earrings go perfectly with that outfit.

    Theresa
    www.vintagestylefiles.com

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  14. I do like a bold tropical print. Hold onto summer!!

    And yes, I've sewn up oddly placed slits a few times over the years.
    x

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  15. A very nice outfit ;)

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/tuscany-pisa/

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  16. I can see why this is your favorite. It's unique, bold and beautiful. As always, nicely styled and thank you for hosting this link up! :)

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  17. Such a pretty print. I love the colors and that it is a set, that you could wear each of the pieces other ways. You look fab! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  18. I wasn't sure if I was going to like that print or not but I have to say that by the time I had looked at all your pictures I loved it. It looks really good. Can you send some of that sunshine over to North West UK please
    LYnn

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  19. I wasn't sure if I was going to like that print or not but I have to say that by the time I had looked at all your pictures I loved it. It looks really good. Can you send some of that sunshine over to North West UK please
    LYnn

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  20. I can perfectly understand why this a new favourite for you Catherine. Palm print is lovely anyway, but this colourway suits you so well - the golden hue matches your hair so well. The versatility of the suit will be revealed in due course as you say with boots and sweater in the autumn I'm sure. Thanks so much for adding me to your line-up this week, so kind!

    Anna x

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  21. Palm print is a killer! And you look really sophisticated and beautiful in it Catherine. Love your hair btw. Thanks for hosting and have a great week. xo Sabina

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  22. So, so nice. What a great outfit. Love the print, the earrings and especially the bright bag. You know I am all for bright colours.
    Greetje

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  23. I love the tropical print, such nice colours. What a great idea to fix the splits with hemming tape - I need to get some because I'm hopeless at sewing! I'd been looking for some tassel earrings for a while and after you mentioned in a previous post that Mango has a good selection I had a look online and found some really nice ones...I picked up a few sale bargains too :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  24. Wow, Catherine, this is a great looking outfit! and those hearings are out of this world. Thanks so much for linking up, XO

    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  25. Love this ensemble and am a big fan of Mango! Love the cropped pants on you with the slides.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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