Yellow Tartan and a Pop of Turquoise

The January sales have been good to me, not least in the form of this lovely, bright yellow tartan cape – love, love LOVE!

It’s so practical for work as I get really cold at my desk in the winter. The blue snood is so thick and warm and I love the colour: I’ve had that and the brown Bertie boots saved in my Favourites on Asos for a few months – as soon as I saw them seriously reduced I knew they were mine. The tortoiseshell cuff and gloves were also in the sale… OMG I think I need help!!

So here’s a good tip for thrifty online shopping (only works for retailers that have a Favourites/Saved Items facility): if you’re not prepared to pay full price but still love an item, save it to your Favourites. Check back now and then and especially just as their sale is starting: you’ll usually find it reduced. Buy it immediately if you’re serious about having it, because I guarantee you it’ll sell out (that’s the chance you take)!

Hope everyone’s having a nice week – only four days till the weekend πŸ˜‰

Wearing: Cape: Asos (sale), Snood: Asos (sale), Blouse (just seen): F+F, Skinnies: Gap (2011 sales), Leg warmers: New Look, Boots: Bertie via Asos (sale), Leather gloves: Accessorize (sale), Cuff: Accessorize (sale), Glasses: Kyusu, Lips: Revlon Coral

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40 Comments

  1. 29 January 2012 / 11:38 am

    This color splash is amazing !!

  2. Lis
    20 January 2012 / 12:48 am

    Love, Love, Love the shoes!! I wish I could wear capes,they never look quite right on me. You look great in this, I love the colors!

  3. 19 January 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Love how you are not afraid to mix up those colors! You look FAB!

  4. 19 January 2012 / 2:38 pm

    That is a great color combination! you look gorgeous.

  5. 18 January 2012 / 9:03 pm

    Yellow+tartan+poncho should be a hot mess but it is gorgeous!

  6. 18 January 2012 / 4:07 pm

    I think I would look like a hot mess in that but you look fantastic! You have such an amazing flair. I'm a wee bit jealous.

    By the way, love those booties. You are the first person to make me want a pair. They are fab!

    • 19 January 2012 / 12:37 pm

      I've been looking for a while for some boots like this Alissa… finally found the perfect pair (and on sale)!! C xoxo

  7. 18 January 2012 / 6:56 am

    catherine you are so stinking cute! love this outfit and thanks for linking up! hope to see you next week!

    Meet Virginia

  8. 17 January 2012 / 11:30 pm

    you have such a great style. The poncho is so lovely! And you put all the colors together so well, very chic and not over the top. Following you!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

    • 18 January 2012 / 12:01 am

      Thank you Jennifer… I'll admit: they're very old legwarmers – kept them coz I liked the colour! x

  9. Gray Skies
    17 January 2012 / 9:50 pm

    This look is so fun and fabulous! I love all the colors, and THAT CAPE! I'm seriously considering heading over to the Asos website right now and buying it.

    • 17 January 2012 / 11:56 pm

      Thanks Stacey – I think it would look amazing on you with your hair colour! Go for it!! It was still on sale earlier today – very cheap x

  10. Emma
    17 January 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Fabulous look!!! I love that poncho x

  11. 17 January 2012 / 8:40 pm

    I'm totally diggin' your tartan look!!! U look sooooo fabulous and that pop of purple from your gloves is the BESSSST! And love those frames..soooo chic!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    http://www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

  12. 17 January 2012 / 7:23 pm

    Like Jenn, I *must* stay away from ASOS today, as your outfit is too tempting. You look fabulous in your plaid cape — love those gloves too.

  13. 17 January 2012 / 7:21 pm

    You are the Queen of color! I Love everything about this look πŸ™‚

  14. 17 January 2012 / 6:30 pm

    I like the red and turquoise accessories with that cape. I'm afraid to visit ASOS because they DO have amazing sales and the free shipping is a nice bonus. Your boots are seriously testing my resolve. πŸ™‚

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

    • 17 January 2012 / 11:50 pm

      Thanks Jenn – I wouldn't go near ASOS while the sale's on if you don't trust yourself πŸ˜‰

  15. 17 January 2012 / 6:00 pm

    That tartan cape is spectacular! I am consumed with envy, and I love how you've pulled the accent color with the gloves and socks.

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