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 nearย freezing first thingย in the morning, so you have to layer, layer, layer. It was goodbye bare legs and feetย and hello again, socks and scarf and knitwear.ย 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 soย 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!!



  1. April 7, 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.

  2. April 7, 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!


  3. April 7, 2012 / 2:09 pm

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

  4. April 7, 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 : >

  5. April 7, 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" .

  6. April 7, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    iยดm happy with this blog every time better.

  7. April 7, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    The blazer is wonderful…as is the Tiffany bracelet!

  8. April 7, 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!

  9. April 8, 2012 / 4:45 am

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

  10. April 8, 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!

    • April 8, 2012 / 12:44 pm

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

  11. April 8, 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

  12. April 8, 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™‚

  13. April 8, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    I love your style and your blog :-)Lovely hair ๐Ÿ™‚ Visit my blog and maybe we can follow each other ๐Ÿ™‚ if you want let me know ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. April 8, 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!

    • April 9, 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

  15. April 9, 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!

  16. April 9, 2012 / 3:45 am

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


    • April 9, 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

  17. April 9, 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.


  18. April 9, 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 Cambria

    Enter my Shabby Apple GIVEAWAY!!!

    • April 9, 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

  19. April 9, 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

  20. April 9, 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˜›

    • April 10, 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

  21. April 10, 2012 / 12:27 am

    Fabulous accessories!

  22. April 10, 2012 / 4:40 am

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

  23. April 10, 2012 / 5:27 am

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

  24. April 11, 2012 / 12:20 am

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

    Sadie xx

    • April 11, 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

  25. May 30, 2012 / 7:08 am

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

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