Black and blue all over

First post of 2012: Happy New Year! Here’s to sensible resolutions, good health and having more fun 🙂

I’ve been in London for the (long) weekend, so this is scheduled in advance in a What-I-Wore-Last-Thursday kind of way. This was an outfit just to run some errands in: paying in cheques, replacing watch batteries, a rummage through the local charity shops [fruitful! Watch this space]… the usual stuff you do after Christmas when you have a few days off work. So we wrapped up warm and braved the biting wind; I wore my fave polkadot scarf (also worn here), a.k.a. my go-to statement accessory when an outfit needs that extra something.

I want to wish all my readers a VERY happy 2012 – thank you so much for all your lovely comments, they’ve warmed the cockles of me heart. Can’t wait for another year of blogging, I’ve loved it so far!

Scarf: Asos similar
Blazer: La Redoute
Sweater: Debenhams
Trousers: Oasis at Asos (currently in the sale!)
Sneakers: Unknown
Bag: J by Jasper Conran similar
Rabbit brooch: Self-made
Watch: similar
Gloves: F+F

Linking up to:

Monday Mingle at Glamamom
Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style


  1. January 6, 2012 / 2:39 pm

    I'm really coveting your scarf and bag! Happy New Year!

  2. January 3, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    Wow your hair is a lovely vibrant colour! I am a wannabee red-head who doesn't ever do anything about it!!!Love this outfit- those trousers are NICE!

  3. January 3, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    I'm also here visiting from Visible Monday — your outfit is a stellar way to wake up the New Year! I'm noticing colour and bold print as a recurrent theme at VM this week — obviously we're all wanting to brighten and warm our days with colour until the sun comes back. Happy New Year!

  4. January 3, 2012 / 9:48 am

    I love your brooch!! Very cute!
    Hope you had a great trip in London – happy new year!

    Sadie xx

  5. January 3, 2012 / 4:52 am

    Hi, I'm here from Visible Monday. I love the bright colors and the polka dots, but it the braid I'm most jealous of. Have been growing my hair out forever and it is close to the point I'll be able to braid it. Nice to meet you.

  6. January 3, 2012 / 2:06 am

    It's amazing how you can combine colors and prints, and make it work beautifully together. Happy New Year!

  7. Tammy
    January 3, 2012 / 1:27 am

    You are truly beautiful. I love your boldness. I'm sure you would be a hoot to hang out with!

  8. January 2, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    Gorgeous color combo Catherine – and the rabbit brooch is too wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up to Visible Monday.

  9. January 2, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    That blue is beautiful! I love the mixing of the print on the pants and the scarf.

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