Neon, Sunshine and a Butterfly

So we were paid a visit by a passing butterfly when we took these pictures, not unusual except that it’s January. In England.

It’s so mild the poor things are confused and popping up all over the place.

I got the neon satchel for Christmas from my lovely Mr Summers… my face was a picture when I opened it (shock and awe and amazement), I totally forgot that I’d said ages ago I would really love one. The gorgeous bling ring I got in my stocking, and then in total contrast the raincoat was a bargain from Karen Millen years ago. It was about £120 down to £30 and I was living in London when I bought it – it’s at least 12 years old. I reckon the price-per-wear must now be in the minus figures, it’s such a classic and has never dated.

So this is a bit of a “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” post. Nothing to do with weddings. Can I say we borrowed the butterfly’s time to take his picture?

Satchel: The Leather Satchel Co (Christmas present)
Raincoat: Karen Millen (about 12 years old)
Button up shirt: Asos
Tank top: Primark
Cardigan: New Look
Jeans: La Redoute
Boots: Debenhams
Sunglasses: New Look
Necklaces (just seen): Asos
Cuff: Forever 21
Ring: In my Christmas stocking
Nails: Nails Inc The Thames

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  1. 16 January 2012 / 4:42 pm

    I am obsessed with your purse and I love the colors you paired with it! I'm visiting from What I Wore Wednesday and would love for you to join my ABC's of Style challenge at

  2. 12 January 2012 / 5:26 am

    The satchel is awesome. I had a giveaway from them recently and was so sad to see it go! Thanks so much for showing off your style on Monday Mingle.

  3. Carly
    11 January 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Booking my flight to England now to steal that BAG! OMG…I am obsessed with it. Neon is going to be huge for spring…and I am not brave enough to wear it in clothing most accessories like that bag would be PERFECT!
    Love this look!!!

  4. Stacey
    11 January 2012 / 12:56 pm

    The bag is great – but my favorite is the bracelet. Super cute!

  5. 10 January 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Ohhhhhhhh, that bag is crazy gorgeous! And I love the fabulous mix of colors!

  6. 10 January 2012 / 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous look! Love the neon bag (great Christmas present!)

  7. tammy Silverstyle
    10 January 2012 / 2:34 am

    Katherine, You look so beautiful and classic in this outfit. I love the neon purse!
    Thanks for double linking. You are welcome to link up as many times as your want. I always enjoy reading your post! Your outfits are always perfection!

    10 January 2012 / 1:39 am

    You have such an incredible vision with colors!

  9. 9 January 2012 / 8:51 pm

    It's so lovely to see the butterfly – and your gorgeous neon bag! What a sweet husband you have : > And your boots are so chic as well; I'd love to see them in my closet! Thanks so much for linking up to Visible Monday.

  10. 9 January 2012 / 8:11 pm

    Love, love, love the neon bag. And I hope it doesn't suddenly turn freezing and kill all your butterflies; that would be horrible.

  11. 9 January 2012 / 7:08 pm

    I love that you grounded it all with the black shoes. You look gorgeous! We've been enjoying mild temps here too – some of the trees even have buds on them, I'm worried we'll have a hard freeze!

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  12. 9 January 2012 / 6:15 pm

    Great look, Catherine!! I love the color, the cuff, the duster, and your shoes…very nice!!

  13. Adrienne
    9 January 2012 / 6:13 pm

    That bag is fantastic! And I think you wore it with the ideal colors.
    That coat was a great find..don't you love it when you buy things that you end up wearing for decades?

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