A casual/corporate clash

Hope everyone’s having a nice weekend!

Continuing the mish-mash theme of my last post, I wrestled the other morning over what to wear over my suit trousers and gingham shirt (both quite smart for work). But with a relaxed dress code comes great responsibility, er, no, I mean confusion. British springtime weather doesn’t help either [trying to decide what to wear I mean]. I was becoming late for work whilst staring blankly at my open wardrobe, so I threw on a very old sweater that I’ve been debating whether to chuck/donate/DIY and a denim jacket.

The sweater has always been a problem: it’s just too tight at the bottom for a girl with hips, so I might take the scissors to it and shorten it to a part where it’s looser, and then the shirt would poke out the bottom which I think would look better. I’ve also been looking at the wedges and thinking they need a little pick-me-up (neon yellow spray comes to mind). So watch this space 😉




Denim jacket: F+F at Tesco similar, Sweater: Primark (old), Shirt: Marks & Spencer, Trousers: Next, Wedges: La Redoute similar, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters similar, Earrings: ASOS, Watch: Red Herring similar, Bracelets: H&M / F+F, Rings L-R: ASOS similar / Topshop available in pink only now / H&M similar, Nails: Revlon Hazy 607

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18 Comments

  1. April 15, 2012 / 2:25 pm

    Hmmm – I am fascinated with the idea of painting your shoes — can't wait to see what happens! I love denim jackets with everything; you look fabulous!

  2. April 15, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I have painted a couple of shoes too!! You did a good job here Catherine <3

  3. April 15, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Sooooooooooo nice. Loving your gorgeous blue shoes.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  4. April 15, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    I love this, love the shades of blue and I adore your shoes. Plus, you always have the best nails!! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. April 16, 2012 / 11:22 am

    i love your casual style, i always take lots of inspiration from it Catherine! And i have lots of those days where i stare blankly in to my wardrobe! It normally end with me shouting " i have nothing to wear" which is a total fib lol! :)looking forward to seeing your diy on these items too! xx

    • April 16, 2012 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks Rachel sweetie… I often do that wardrobe staring thing but I think "oh I've got TOO MUCH to wear – I can never decide, there's so much I want to wear! Or the weather's too cold…! 🙁 C xoxo

  6. April 16, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    Love this look!! The casual/Smart styling is perfect! I really love your use of colours and play on lengths! Also those sunglasses are amazing,so cool! 🙂

    Take care,Daniella xox

  7. April 16, 2012 / 5:02 pm

    I love you jewelry and your glasses!!
    amazing mix of colors! ❤

    xoxoxo

  8. April 17, 2012 / 4:20 am

    Color color color love love love

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