All dressed up in floaty florals

This is the outfit I wore for a Chinese meal to celebrate my niece’s birthday at the weekend… and I have a confession to make. Although this is what I wore, I did recreate the outfit yesterday when the weather was beautiful for photos; it was so grim on Sunday that there was no way pictures were going to be taken! But you can at least see I got a bit dressed up with some bling and pretty florals, though I didn’t need the sunnies on the day 😉

(Oh and Happy Birthday Rosie again, I know you’ll be reading this lovely girl!!)

Hope everyone’s having a nice week so far!

Kimono jacket: Very, Striped top: Primark, Trousers: Topshop, Brogues: ASOS, Clutch: House of Fraser, Sunglasses: ASOS, Necklace: Gift (Coast), Bracelets L-R: Debenhams / H&M / F+F at Tesco, Watch:, Rings L-R: Unknown / H&M / H&M, Nails: Rimmel French Ivory 433 / Avon Matte Grey

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  1. 9 May 2012 / 12:23 pm

    I just found you via your comment on Forever Amber. I have that Primark striped top you're wearing! Great blog, adding you to my blogroll.

  2. 4 May 2012 / 10:48 am

    hi, catherine! thank you also! i'm flattered. 🙂
    you have amazing style. the top is pretty, and i'm a huge clutch girl. you look amazing from head to toe. thanks for the inspiration, and have a lovely wknd!

  3. 4 May 2012 / 7:36 am

    I think this is one of my very favorites of your outfits, that floral top looks amazing with your striped shirt, but WOW! That clutch is beautiful and amazing!

  4. 4 May 2012 / 6:58 am

    Love that kimono top. I like how you've paired it with the stripes too. Very pretty.
    I bought one just like it online a year or so ago, but different pattern and colors. I never buy online, but loved it so much I had to have it.

    • 5 May 2012 / 10:30 am

      They jazz up any outfit, don't they Lisa? I agree they are so pretty 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comments! C xo

  5. 4 May 2012 / 6:28 am

    you look so great! I love your kimono jacket 🙂

  6. 4 May 2012 / 4:28 am

    stripes and florals always look so beautiful together, I really like your kimono style jacket, so beautiful and adds pizzaz to your outfit! And you have an amazing collection of accessories. I need to shop in your wardrobe!


  7. 4 May 2012 / 2:12 am

    Thanks for your sweet comment Catherine. I absolutely love this outfit so pretty!!


  8. 3 May 2012 / 8:15 pm

    lovin the florals

  9. 3 May 2012 / 7:31 pm

    Lovely outfit especially the floral kimono over stripes! 🙂

  10. 3 May 2012 / 5:03 pm

    you are so fabulous! I cant believe I haven't come accross your blog before now…
    your style reminds me of if Charlotte were to raid Carrie's closet on SATC. totally polished and classic, but with super fun pieces and pattern mixing 🙂
    I'm your newest follower!

    xo melrose

    • 3 May 2012 / 10:52 pm

      Oh my goodness… I think that has to be one of of the BEST compliments I've ever had, Melrose!!! Amazingly enough, I always thought I was a bit of a Charlotte, but I lusted after Carrie's wardrobe – so you've nailed it in one!! So nice to meet you, thanks so much for following – look forward to seeing you again sweetie! Catherine xoxo

  11. 3 May 2012 / 3:44 pm

    Fun floaty florals 🙂 this outfit looks like it was really lovely to wear…so comfy and soft and pretty!

    <3 Cambria

    • 3 May 2012 / 10:49 pm

      It was pretty comfy, except maybe an elasticated waist might have been better for a Chinese meal, Cambria ;))) Thanks sweetie!! xoxo

  12. 3 May 2012 / 8:13 am

    That has to be one of the prettiest florals I've ever seen Catherine! I love it with the stripes xo

  13. 3 May 2012 / 12:43 am

    I like the jewelry -everything else as well. I have a similar ring I bought in India and I was told it is made of a metal named "Victorian metal".


  14. 2 May 2012 / 9:03 pm

    how did i miss this post? Needless to say you look FAB. i've been known to do the same, re create for photos, ha! such is the life of a blogger. Speaking of which, i really hope you stick round after your bday, you would be sorely missed if you stopped!! :)x

    • 2 May 2012 / 9:11 pm

      You didn't miss the post, Rachel: we were right here waiting for you 😉 heehee.
      Thanks for your lovely comments, and hmm I've got to give the "one year project" some serious rethinking I think! C x

  15. 2 May 2012 / 7:55 pm

    Love the clash of flowers and stripes with such a chic touches.
    Loving your glasses.

    • 2 May 2012 / 9:03 pm

      So we're not the only ones here in Blighty with the dreary weather then, Jenn?!! Thanks for your sweet comment hun! Catherine x

  16. 2 May 2012 / 4:28 pm

    Love the floral kimono and rockin' shades!

  17. 2 May 2012 / 3:09 pm

    Love the floral kimono, you styled it perfectly with the stripes! Looking lovely as usual Catherine! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. 2 May 2012 / 3:09 pm

    Gorgeous! And I love the kimono tops you linked to. And oh yes, the nails are too good!

  19. Adrienne Shubin
    2 May 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Great look! I really like your kimono. I have seen them in the thrift shops and have been tempted to take one home, but they aren't flattering on me. I think it's that your kimono is shorter and doesn't bury your great figure – a modern version. I'll have to keep looking for one like yours – I'll take a look at your links.
    xo, A

    • 2 May 2012 / 8:49 pm

      I think a shorter one would look wonderful on you, Adrienne – you have the height to carry it off beautifully! Thanks sweetie for your lovely comments, C xoxo

  20. 2 May 2012 / 1:55 pm

    Is that the early morning sun coming up behind you? This is a really pretty post. Love this combination!

  21. 2 May 2012 / 1:30 pm

    Well i am so glad you recreated this outfit to take some pictures of it!! I love how you styled this look from head to toe! The clash of the prints with the striped top and that gorgeous kimono is set of beautifully by that stunning necklace. I also love how you gave this look androgynous spin with the tailored trousers and brogues! 🙂

    Take care,Daniella xox

  22. 2 May 2012 / 11:47 am

    Absolutely amazing!!! Love that kimono and purse so much!!!! Following you:)

    Kisses, Lucy!

  23. 2 May 2012 / 11:06 am

    love your shoes!

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