Flags and Florals (and 100 Days to Go)

Today is 100 days till my birthday. Nothing too unusual about that, except that I started this blog on my birthday last year as a countdown to my fortieth, intending it to be a one year project.

I really didn’t have a clue whether many people would read it, and I certainly didn’t expect to build up a legion of followers anything like I have done. So I will have to make a decision as to whether to carry on after my birthday – though at the moment I can’t imagine not blogging any more. We shall see nearer the time…!

So this outfit was a bit of a mash-up, made up of separate items I just fancied wearing. That meant comfy cords, a sweatshirt, a psychedelic blazer and scraping back my hair horse tail-fashion, hoping it all looks half coherent. Oh and wearing my cat eye glasses, again just because I wanted to. The shoes, however, I did choose specifically for a bit of height and colour coordination. It took me back to the days when my mother would simply let me wear whatever I wanted without any arguments (on non-school days) – does that mean I’ve reverted to choosing my clothes the way a six year old does 😉

Did it work? Well, let’s just say I’ll file it under “Unusual… even for me”.

It’s Friday – have a great weekend everybody!!

Blazer: River Island, Sweater: F+F (old), Cords: Unknown (very old), Heels: River Island at ASOS, Glasses: eBay, Earrings: Unknown, Rings: ASOS / H&M, Watch: Gift (ASOS), Bracelets: H&M / ASOS, Nails: Chanel Chanel Blue Boy 555 / Barry M Bright Red (over the blue)

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  1. 14 April 2012 / 11:14 pm

    Hi there!
    Found you via Kasmira! LOVE this outfit and your style is awesome!!! New follower for sure :0)

    • 14 April 2012 / 11:49 am

      Heehee it's a bit of an "I Heart the US" sweater… which I do, so it's quite apt!! Thanks V! Catherine x

  2. 14 April 2012 / 3:54 am

    I love the glasses. As for continuing your blog after the anniversary/birthday, I'll bet you'll find it difficult to quit.

  3. 14 April 2012 / 2:02 am

    Your tee and shoes are so fun! I love the wonderful mix of patterns in this look!

  4. 13 April 2012 / 7:29 pm

    Fun ring, the bright colours are great.

    <3 Cambria

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  5. 13 April 2012 / 4:07 pm

    That fabric on your jacket is to die for! So retro!

    Happy birthday in 100 days!

  6. Gray Skies
    13 April 2012 / 4:00 pm

    I hope you don't stop blogging! I would really miss seeing your awesome style.

  7. 13 April 2012 / 3:06 pm

    I am so glad you started your blog, so I could meet you, and enrich my life with your friendship and inspiration.
    have a lovely weekend, catherine.

    • 13 April 2012 / 4:20 pm

      That's so incredibly sweet of you, Sacramento!! Thank you so mcu… and you have a fab weekend too xoxo

  8. 13 April 2012 / 1:53 pm

    I AM new and I love your style. Please don't stop. BUT as a fellow blogger don't feel compelled to do it either.

  9. 13 April 2012 / 1:36 pm

    Please don't stop blogging! I would really miss your posts!

    P.S. I'm not new here, I just suck at commenting!

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