Easter Pastels: Cornflower, Lemon and Mint

Hope everyone’s had a lovely Easter weekend despite probably eating their weight in chocolate… diet starts tomorrow!!!

I’d had this outfit planned for a while thinking that Everybody Everywear was almost certainly going to be pastels, which it is, for April. Despite my reluctance to jump on this trend at first, I’m now loving all the pastel pieces in the shops. This is a very old cardigan that I really love for its little puff sleeves; it hasn’t been worn in a while but teaming it with white and lemon yellow has given it a new lease of life. And just for a bit of balance, I made sure my lips and nails were deeper, brighter colours for contrast (to stop me looking too insipid)!

Finally: rather than an Easter bonnet, I thought I’d simply wear an Easter egg on my head. Perfect bank holiday weekend hairdo πŸ˜‰

Cardigan: Unknown (old), Tank: Next, Jeans: ASOS, Belt: Unknown, Loafers: ASOS, Sunglasses: ASOS, Necklace: Gift, Earrings: Unknown, Watch: Gift (Fossil), Bracelets: H&M / ASOS / F+F, Fingertip rings: ASOS, Other rings: Unknown, Nails: Barry M Spring Green NP290 and Mint Green

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  1. 29 April 2012 / 9:19 pm

    Oh I love this, especially the nails! Great, great, great!

  2. 28 April 2012 / 3:02 am

    Absolutely love your outfit. From your hair to your shoes, you look absolutely stylish and chic. Very stunning and beautiful, eh. πŸ™‚

    Cathy@Trees and All Its Benefits

  3. 19 April 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Love the shoes! I have a weakness for loafers and have yet to get some of my own! πŸ™‚

  4. 14 April 2012 / 11:19 pm

    LOVE this! You are so inspiring! Now i want to pull out my pink loafers!!!!
    A style chamelion you are!!!

  5. 13 April 2012 / 3:00 pm

    nice shoes and what a great fit, they look like they've been "painted" on your feet! πŸ˜€

  6. 13 April 2012 / 8:32 am

    This is the best "pastels" look I have seen around lately !! <3 <3 <3

  7. 11 April 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Oh my word. LOVE this outfit. I have a pair of yellow pants (my "banana pants", as I refer to them :)) and I love to play around with different colored tops. The combo here (the blue/teal) is one of the best I've seen, though. Fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

    • 11 April 2012 / 4:42 pm

      Wow thanks for such lovely comments, Alisha… and I am SO calling these jeans my banana pants from now on!! Great expression πŸ˜‰ Catherine x

  8. 11 April 2012 / 7:18 am

    Cute shoes! (:

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  9. 11 April 2012 / 1:15 am

    I love the colours in this outfit! Wonderful pants and shoes!!!

  10. 10 April 2012 / 11:13 pm

    you truly have great style! your outfit is superb. i see no easter egg head. πŸ˜‰

  11. Gray Skies
    10 April 2012 / 9:44 pm

    I love that you painted your ring finger nails a different color than the rest of them! That's such a fun little detail.

  12. 10 April 2012 / 7:14 pm

    Oh there are so many things I want to say.. 1. Love those yellow pants. 2. I love your shoes. 3. I adore your jewels, they are all sorts of fabulous. 4. Your nails are so fun! I pretty much love this entire look!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    • 10 April 2012 / 11:40 pm

      Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back! Looking forward to seeing more! xo, Yi-chia

  13. 10 April 2012 / 6:49 pm

    Okay, Catherine… Allow me to introduce myself :).. Hello, I'm Whitley, and I've just found you via the EBEW challenge. I am with you.. I've never been a huge pastels fan… more for bright color, but I had fun with this in the end. At any rate… I am loving your ensemble. Perhaps my favorite part is the bun a top head. Adorable. So thrilled to have found you and, I look forward to more! I also want to add that I am eating chocolate while I am reading this.

    Warmest Regards, Whitley

    • 10 April 2012 / 10:42 pm

      Heehee that's so funny about the chocolate, Whitley… I'd be happy not to see another piece of chocolate for at least, er, another day πŸ˜‰
      It's really nice to meet you too – thank you for your lovely comments, I look forward to hearing from you again! C xx

  14. 10 April 2012 / 6:26 pm

    Absolutely lovely! That light blue is an amazing color for you- it goes beautifully with your hair and skin tone!

    AND THANK YOU so much for your lovely compliments on my blog!



    • 10 April 2012 / 10:36 pm

      You're most welcome for the comments… and thank you for YOUR lovely compliments, Allison! C xoxo

  15. 10 April 2012 / 5:49 pm

    An easter delight! Am so in love with those loafers.
    Van @ The Clothes We Wear

  16. 10 April 2012 / 4:32 pm

    You look stunning in these pictues! I love the pop of red from the lipstick added with all the light pastels! Perfect outfit for spring!

  17. 10 April 2012 / 3:17 pm

    The ballerina bun is the perfect style for this laid-back look.

  18. 10 April 2012 / 2:05 pm

    Those loafers are to die for!

  19. 10 April 2012 / 9:56 am

    You wear pastel beautifully, my dear Catherine. Loving, and WANTING your shoes.

  20. 10 April 2012 / 4:46 am

    I love your light blue loafers, they are so fantastic and fun! You have such an effortless style, I really like the mix of your pretty shirt and colorful pants.

  21. 10 April 2012 / 4:11 am

    Your loafers are too cute! Just now discovered your fab blog. I turned 40 last year and it was not too bad. In fact it felt fantastic. Finally, I am really close to the person I want to be and not the person others want me to be. Keep up the excellent work!

    • 10 April 2012 / 11:58 am

      Wow, that's a fabulous attitude to 40, Maya – I'm actually looking forward to it as well for the same kind of reasons!! Thank you for coming by, it's nice to meet you! Catherine x

  22. 10 April 2012 / 3:23 am

    I WANT those loafers! (even though I just bought a pair of lovely cream and tan Fluevog loafers) What a gorgeous colour and I love the way they match your outfit in tone but not in colour. And your nails may be the inspiration for my first pedi of the year.

    • 10 April 2012 / 11:54 am

      Thank you Frances – unfortunately I don't think ASOS have them anymore in mint, but I have given a link for similar-ish blue ones…! C xx

  23. Sara
    10 April 2012 / 1:18 am

    This is a pastel masterpiece. Well done! πŸ˜€ Just gorgeous. Those shoes are fantastic! Love the contrast of the deeper nail color..excellent choice!

  24. Carly
    10 April 2012 / 12:06 am

    Love that cardigan…the puff on the sleeve is such a nice detail! beautiful color combo…I love bright dynamic colors for spring but the pastels are a nice change of pace too! Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend,

  25. 10 April 2012 / 12:04 am

    Love it! You look gorgeous!

  26. Adrienne Shubin
    10 April 2012 / 12:02 am

    Your shoes, your nail polish, your glasses and those pastel clothes! You have really hit this one out of the park. It may be my favorite look so far…am pinning it right now!
    xoxo, A

  27. Terri
    9 April 2012 / 11:03 pm

    Gorgeous colors and the bracelets are wonderful. I had considered sitting out the pastels round-up, but I snapped photos today, we'll see if I participate.

    • 10 April 2012 / 11:45 am

      Thank you, Terri… yes you should submit your link to EBEW, I often find the outfits of mine I'm not super keen on turn out to be the most popular!! C xx

  28. 9 April 2012 / 9:43 pm

    I looove pastels and I'm so glad there are lots of pastel clothes in the stores right now πŸ™‚ So much more fun than dark clothes.

  29. 9 April 2012 / 8:53 pm

    I'm not a big pastel fan, so I always try to temper mine with brights, but this is just great. Maybe I'll really wear pastels for EBEW!

    • 9 April 2012 / 9:34 pm

      Hmm I wasn't convinced either in 2011 when they said pastels would be big next spring, but now I love them. Thank you for your lovely comments, Gracey sweetie! C x

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