Spring Break With a Neon Edge

So Spring has decided to go on a vacation. Let’s hope it’s brief…!

I really love this soft blazer (yep, another one) with the neon edging that I wore for a quick shopping trip into town yesterday, but I was worried about being too cold. This time of year the temperature is often near freezing first thing in the morning, so you have to layer, layer, layer. It was goodbye bare legs and feet and hello again, socks and scarf and knitwear. And of course, by lunchtime I was really too hot wearing a sweater underneath – you just can’t win ๐Ÿ™

Thanks to Mr Summers for more fabulous photos… I really am so proud of him for making me look half decent, and some great pictures too. The “running picture” was his idea: I insisted I would look like an idiot, but the one I’ve posted here made us laugh so I had to take back that remark and include it. How he composed it so well with his [idiot] wife running clumsily at him in her heels I’ll never know…!

Happy Easter weekend everyone; if you have extra days off – enjoy!!

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  1. 30 May 2012 / 7:08 am

    What's not to love, especially the neon piped blazer! Very lovely and well put together look. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • 11 April 2012 / 4:45 pm

      That's so sweet of you, Rosemary – I'm hope you embrace the red, though, I did go more and more red each time (it didn't start out that red at all)! Thanks hun, Catherine x

  2. 11 April 2012 / 12:20 am

    Great outfit – and thanks for letting me know about the brooch ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sadie xx

  3. 10 April 2012 / 5:27 am

    Great scarf and blazer – I love these accessories for spring.

  4. 10 April 2012 / 4:40 am

    What a fun manicure! Those colors look great with the blue.

  5. Jill
    10 April 2012 / 12:27 am

    Fabulous accessories!

  6. 9 April 2012 / 10:38 pm

    This is a great idea to wear neon, especially for those of us who don't look great wearing it as a primary piece. I'll be looking for some neon edging ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your hubby takes great pics. My hubby's pics are way better than mine, but on his early days to the college, I get stuck with the luck of the tripod and self-timer ๐Ÿ˜›

    • 10 April 2012 / 10:55 am

      Mmm I'm loving neon just as much in these small touches too, Lynne! And have you tried using a remote rather than self timer – still not ideal but I find it loads easier (and quicker)! Thanks for your lovely comments C x

  7. 9 April 2012 / 7:42 pm

    I love the neon trim and your accessories are amazing. I really need more bracelets. You are quite stylish as well…I'm following ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo erica

    • 9 April 2012 / 9:16 pm

      That's sweet of you – thanks Erica! And welcome, it's always lovely to have a new follower :))
      C xoxo

  8. The Jones
    9 April 2012 / 5:03 pm

    Don't think it could get much more perfect that cobalt and black…with those amazing neon accents. In love.<3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.comEnter my Shabby Apple GIVEAWAY!!!

    • 9 April 2012 / 9:02 pm

      Hmm I know blue and black aren't particularly spring-like, but that's how chilly it got!! Thank you lovely Cambria xoxo

  9. 9 April 2012 / 5:54 am

    Mr summers did a great job with the photography..I like the running shot. Great accessorizing as well and the blue hues looks fabulous on you especially against your hair color. I like the jacket too, the neon trimming looks really nice.


  10. 9 April 2012 / 3:45 am

    amazing blazer! i love this look soo much!!! the neon piping on that blazer is so unexpected! ๐Ÿ˜€


    • 9 April 2012 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks Kat… it was the neon piping that sold the blazer to me…! Thanks so much for following btw, welcome! Catherine x

  11. 9 April 2012 / 3:34 am

    As much as the colours, I'm really interested in the proportions of your pieces, the way you've layered the shorter jacket over longer top, the length of the pants, etc. Looks great!

  12. 8 April 2012 / 11:30 pm

    Tell Mr. Summers that he is doing great and maybe could give the other husbands pointers! This blue is amazing on you..gorgeous!

    • 9 April 2012 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you Pam… though with all my bossing about during shoots I'm surprised he still continues doing it: he's a saint…!! C xoxo

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  14. 8 April 2012 / 5:55 pm

    swtheart u look amazingggg
    i love d blazer n d scarf! wat a lovelt outfut
    i miss spring here as its tereribly hot here
    thnks for ur lovely comments on my blog
    im ur new follower n hope u follow me too ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 8 April 2012 / 3:42 pm

    Love this outfit! I really like the subtle slashes of neon and i especially love your scarf! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care,Daniella xox

  16. 8 April 2012 / 8:51 am

    Catherine, thank you so much for your comments on my blog! So glad I found yours now, I really enjoyed reading through many of your posts! Your about me section is so funny. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your style is so inspiring! I feel the need to find a load of cool bracelets and stack them right now! ๐Ÿ˜€
    You are so beautiful by the way!

    • 8 April 2012 / 12:44 pm

      Wow, what wonderful compliments, Madeline!! Thank you so much… look forward to hearing from you again! Catherine x

  17. 8 April 2012 / 4:45 am

    I LOVE the neon accents on your blazer, and the scarf is gorgeous! now following ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 7 April 2012 / 7:09 pm

    Love your red hair! You look great! I follow you now! You can follow me back if you want
    Happy Easter!

  19. 7 April 2012 / 6:57 pm

    The blazer is wonderful…as is the Tiffany bracelet!

  20. 7 April 2012 / 6:33 pm

    iยดm happy with this blog every time better.

  21. 7 April 2012 / 6:11 pm

    I found you and gave comment before, through 40plusstyle.com

  22. 7 April 2012 / 6:10 pm

    I still think you are a dare devil. With a great sense of what works and what doesn't. Although I wouldn't dare what you wear ( and I am much older) you still inspire me to think " oh that might work" .

  23. 7 April 2012 / 2:22 pm

    Yes, you and Mr. Summers make a great team! You look marvelous, and the snood is so pretty, I think I'll have to order one : >

  24. 7 April 2012 / 2:09 pm

    Loving your neon touches, and wanting your shoes.
    have a lovely long Easter weekend, Catherine.

  25. Teodora
    7 April 2012 / 2:05 pm

    I love all the layering in this outfit and how you manage to include the latest color trends in it. Photos are amazing – great job of both model and photographer!

  26. 7 April 2012 / 12:35 pm

    I'll have to talk to my husband about these photos – you look so good on all of them. I love your choice of colours, giving me ideas for one or two tops in my wardrobe.

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