Half suited, not booted, yellow tartaned

Tartan cape: ASOS (on sale), Blazer: Next (part of suit) similar, Chinos: La Redoute, Sweater: F+F, Socks: Topshop, Wedges: ASOS

Belt: ASOS, Watch: Gift (old), Silver bracelet: My christening bracelet, Black rings: Lulworth Cove giftshop, Rose ring: New Look, Top finger rings: ASOS, Blue bracelets: Debenhams / New Look

Necklace: Topshop (old but I still really love it: owls and bows and lightning?!)

I’m sure the word “tartaned” of the post’s title isn’t really a word, and I’ve probably spelt it wrong. Not to worry – I guess you can’t really spell a word wrong if you’re the one making it up 😉

So this was quite a straightforward work outfit – this is about as corporate as I go for the office. I simply threw on some fun socks and kept the cape handy for when the office gets cold (hurry up springtime…!). Though I’m not so happy about the socks/shoes/trouser hemline thing going on now I’ve seen the photo. Another one I’ve learned from the photo, not the mirror: with these chinos don’t wear socks and heels. Would have looked better I think with socks and brogues, or heels and no socks. And the cape was a bit creased for the photo, but it came home with me in my bag, oops.

All of this sounds a bit negative for me, doesn’t it – I’m so sorry! Perhaps an online thread I read about my blog (the negativity of which highly amused me) has inadvertently rubbed off a little… No need for any of you lovely people to comment about that here – I should have one of my Musings written for my next post all about it – you can read it then and chuckle along with me 😀

Happy weekend everyone!

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  1. 26 February 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Is refreshing to visit your blog!! SO creative as always Catherine… <3 the socks…

  2. 26 February 2012 / 7:37 pm

    An online comment disparaging your blog? They must not have any taste as I think your blog is one of the coolest around. Love this outfit.

    • 26 February 2012 / 10:30 pm

      Hee hee thank you Debbi you're lovely… you can read all about it now, I've just posted my Musing! Catherine x

  3. 26 February 2012 / 2:07 pm

    Very creative and chic. Your style is great.

  4. 25 February 2012 / 11:39 pm

    that tartan cape is wonderful !

  5. 25 February 2012 / 10:49 pm

    Your orange/coral colored brogues might have worked!

    • 25 February 2012 / 11:27 pm

      You're absolutely right Joni – I did wear them together last year now I think of it: click here
      to see the post! Thank you sweetie!! C xx

  6. 25 February 2012 / 8:45 pm

    You had me at 'yellow tartaned' whether tartaned is a word or not. This is just a fabulous outfit. All the colors and textures are just perfect together.

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