Preppy Neutrals With Blue








Yep, I think I’ve worked out how to describe my style… “Preppy with an Edge”. Would that be fair…? Maybe not always preppy (I certainly wasn’t on Wednesday of last week), but I’ve noticed I do lean a lot towards blazers, gingham and loafers. So that’s myself put firmly in a box, for this week at least 😉

And finally there was a break in the wind and rain today to take outfit pictures – the weather has been horrendous in the UK this month (and this weekend was the worst)! At work today we were looking out the window marvelling at a little bit of blue sky… before it disappeared again as quickly as it appeared. I’m so envious of bloggers in other parts of the world saying how hot their weather is already… please, please, please, send some warmth our way!!!

Happy Monday everyone!

Shirt: Marks & Spencer, Striped dress (worn as top): F+F at Tesco, Snood: ASOS, Skirt: Mango, Heels: Nine West, Bag: Accessorize, Sunglasses: Badgley Mishka, Bracelets: ASOS / Debenhams / H&M / Watch: Debenhams, Rings L-R: H&M / Topshop / ASOS, Nails: Rimmel French Ivory 433 / Barry M Cyan Blue NP294

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44 Comments

  1. May 4, 2012 / 4:19 am

    what a beautiful outfit, I like how you reinvent the gingham shirt and wore it in a way that's so original and refreshing. You sure know how to mix your prints …the scarf is lovely against the stripes!.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

  2. May 3, 2012 / 12:53 am

    I like those shoes! I have quite a few heeled loafers myself.

  3. May 2, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    You look amazing:) And seeing your hair made me determine I WILL continue growing mine out!

  4. May 2, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    we saw the blue sky here in wales too! fingers crossed it sticks round for at least a few days! i love LOVE your preppy funky style. It always amazes me how you pattern mix with such ease!xx

    • May 2, 2012 / 9:33 pm

      Did you get the glorious weather today, Rachel? I don't think it will last though because a bank holiday weekend is coming up of course!! Thanks for your sweet comments, hun! Catherine xx

  5. May 2, 2012 / 10:51 am

    I always enjoy your blog Catherine! Is relaxing and inspiring to me <3 .. fab close ups as always.. two thumbs up to the photographer 🙂

  6. May 1, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    This outfit is fabulous. The layers really make this outfit great. (and the pop of blue)

     A Southern Drawl

  7. May 1, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    Preppy with an edge, that's it! And this outfit does it all. Love those shoes!

  8. May 1, 2012 / 12:57 pm

    How I love you in a skirt, gorgeous!!!
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  9. May 1, 2012 / 11:26 am

    Hi lovely, Yay the weather has finally taken a small brake for us today! You look amazing my dear,i love this look!! Preppy with an edge is a great definition for the styling of this look! I love how you have clashed prints but you've done it by using classic pieces which is why this look is so incredibly chic! The accessorising plays a great part in giving this look an edge,you always accessorise perfectly! 🙂

    Take care,Daniella xox

    p.s good news on my blog 🙂

  10. May 1, 2012 / 9:42 am

    We're the opposite here – winter is only just starting…
    I love your preppy/edgy style <3
    That skirt is such a great cut & I'm always a fan of a stripe xo

    • May 2, 2012 / 3:31 pm

      Of course – you're the other way round, Julia! Though I'm sure we were heading towards winter too until today 😉 Thanks for your lovely comments!! C xx

  11. May 1, 2012 / 3:59 am

    Preppy with an edge is perfect! Totally how your style is. I also love that you coordinate your nails every so often, I wish I had the patience to do that.

    Don't worry about the weather- San Francisco is ugly too. Wind, fog, mist- it's not Spring yet.

    xo,
    Shermineh

    http://www.postgradchic.blogspot.com

  12. May 1, 2012 / 3:09 am

    Utterly fabulous layering, my dear. And I want those shoes!!!

  13. May 1, 2012 / 2:02 am

    Agreed, that is the perfect way to describe your style. As I mentioned today I'm still not sure how to describe mine. I'll figure it out eventually though!

    • May 2, 2012 / 3:05 pm

      Thank you, Gracey! It is hard isn't it, to try to describe your own style! I've been trying to work out mine for ages…! C x

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