Hot pink at work

Happy weekend everyone!

There was something about being at back at work this week after all the festivities that warranted hot pink to cheer us all up at the office… it didn’t work. But swapping funny Christmas and New Year stories with your colleagues is a good way to ease the pain.

I also reached for the pink lipstick when putting on the slap that morning but then stopped myself. This outfit is a very subtle rule-breaker, in fact so sneaky it’s almost under the radar: pink (knit) and red (lips). We have had dalliances before, so they’re not strangers to me (see this post).

And who says you can’t wear a statement brooch AND a statement necklace??? Er, don’t know, now I come to think of it.

(Is there a book that lists all these fashion rules that we constantly break? If there is, who wrote it? And if there isn’t, where do these crazy-ass rules come from…?)

Sweater: Zara similar
Shirt: La Redoute
Trousers: Wallis
Scarf: Asos similar
Brogues: eBay
Necklace: Debenhams
Brooch: Accessorize still available in ivory
Diamante ring: Debenhams
Watch: Fossil
Black watchstrap: Asos
Nails: Nails Inc The Thames

Photos by: me. I’m getting better at the self-portraits.

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  1. 28 February 2012 / 3:25 pm

    OOOOh I am digging this look–love the colors, the pendant with brooch and I want those shoes! Definitely going to try and recreate this look for myself–merci' beaucoup Catherine!

  2. 16 January 2012 / 4:02 pm

    Visiting from What I Wore Wednesday. That is an a.mazing outfit with the pink and high waisted pants! Would love for you to join my ABC's of Style challenge at

  3. 14 January 2012 / 1:43 pm

    Gorgeous shade of pink!

  4. 13 January 2012 / 2:16 pm

    as always, loving this outfit… bright pink is a great mood lifter. rules are made to be broken i reeckon , so if there is a book of fashion rules, i say burn it!!
    Totally inspired with the broach idea!:D perfection as always

  5. 11 January 2012 / 7:49 pm

    seriously…???? are you for real? are you the cutest or what? just found your blog. love it! love your style and your wit! awesomeness!
    ps found you at pleated poppy

  6. 11 January 2012 / 5:09 pm

    giiiiirl, just found your blog. you are a true beauty! i absolutely love this outfit!!!

    xoxo the egg out west.

  7. 10 January 2012 / 2:04 pm

    I love everything about this look! I love the details of the brooch but I also love it with the scarf.

  8. 10 January 2012 / 12:34 pm

    LOVE the colour of your sweater!

  9. Gray Skies
    9 January 2012 / 5:08 pm

    Those trousers look green in the last photo – are they?!

    I would love to see a book full of fashion rules! I would read it, and then make sure to break them all 🙂

  10. 9 January 2012 / 2:29 am

    Love the pink….& what fashion rules? I pretty much break all the rules!

  11. 8 January 2012 / 4:02 pm

    Love everything about this, especially the bold color of the sweater paired with the polka dot scarf!

  12. 8 January 2012 / 12:44 am

    Fabulous! I, too, have wondered who wrote the ultimate book of fashion no-no's. Well, we pay her no mind : >

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