All I Need Now is a Yacht

No new purchases here, in fact everything I’m wearing is really quite old. But that’s what I love about challenges like Everybody Everywhere: they say Nautical, I initially say oh no…! However it forced me to combine some old pieces and wear something I bought a while ago but hadn’t yet worn: my Union Jack headscarf. I was looking for nautical inspiration on Pinterest and pinned this image of a scarf worn in that retro low-on-the-forehead way, so I went with that, added the obligatory breton striped top and touches of red… the result? An outfit with a nautical vibe I was actually quite happy with!

I think the best thing to come out of this challenge for me was finding a way of wearing a headscarf that didn’t make me look like the Queen – I wanted to channel Jackie O slightly more than our Liz (even if I am wearing her flag on my head ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Top: ASOS I like this one with a dark top half, Union flag scarf: ASOS similar, Trousers: Warehouse (old), Shoes: Freemans (old) similar save similar splurge, Belt: ASOS, Sunglasses: Fabris Lane similar, Bracelets: Topshop similar / ASOS, Watch: Fossil, Rings L-R: ASOS / ASOS /  ASOS / H&M, Nails: No.17 Glitter Top Coat similar

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  1. 4 June 2012 / 9:57 am

    Love that scarf and accessories. Ever ready for travel in style,eh.

  2. 13 May 2012 / 10:01 pm

    I love this outfit – so festive and perfect for the nautical theme!

  3. 12 May 2012 / 3:03 am

    GORG! I so look forward to your posts.

  4. 11 May 2012 / 9:24 pm

    I missed the challenge but I visit via Already pretty.I like all the red details of your outfit and of course the legendary by now scarf of yours.

    • 11 May 2012 / 11:08 pm

      :)) I love that you say it's now legendary, Angie! Not bad for it's first outing…!! Thanks sweetie xoxo

  5. Gray Skies
    11 May 2012 / 4:31 pm

    You look so retro, I love it! I immediately thought of Jackie O when I saw that head scarf ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 10 May 2012 / 7:34 pm

    I have a boat trip coming Saturday but instead of wearing something inspired by you, I will probably have to wear my thick winter coat etc. It is not going to be warm. And of course flat shoes. No lovely high heeled red shoes. Or my husband will leave me on the shore.

    • 11 May 2012 / 11:04 pm

      Heehee oh that's a shame, Greetje! Mind you, if I'd actually been on a boat I think I would have been dressed like yourself…! C x

  7. 10 May 2012 / 2:20 am

    I love this outfit! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party


  8. 10 May 2012 / 2:14 am

    itยดs great iยดll be back soon.

  9. 9 May 2012 / 10:14 pm

    Hey Catherine! I co-incidentally found your blog via EBEW at roughly the same time you found mine, and was so pleased you commented, because I absolutely love your style! You've now inspired me to go and get out some of my scarves and see if I can get them to look remotely like yours in this photo – you look so effortlessly stylish!

  10. 9 May 2012 / 5:58 pm

    oops I meant love it! : )

  11. 9 May 2012 / 5:58 pm

    what a cute outfit!! I loe it!

  12. 9 May 2012 / 5:56 pm

    I love this outfit! And I love challenges like this that force you to look at your clothes and put them together in different ways.

  13. 9 May 2012 / 3:50 pm

    Beautiful nautical look!

  14. 9 May 2012 / 2:51 pm

    I love the scarf! Great outfit!

  15. 9 May 2012 / 1:28 pm

    So, so cute! Love it!

  16. 9 May 2012 / 12:54 pm

    I love me a head scarf! Love all the colors here! I've been admiring your brave and fun mix of patterns and color. You have your own, unique sense of style which sets you apart from the rest of us! Ha!
    Regards, Whitley Adkins Hamlin

  17. 9 May 2012 / 12:48 pm

    Love the look. Great pics too.

  18. 9 May 2012 / 12:03 pm

    absolutely adore this look, especially your jewelry!

  19. 9 May 2012 / 6:39 am

    Catherine, I LOVE this look!!!
    It's classic yet it still shows your personality.
    LOVE the Jackie O style scarf too

  20. 9 May 2012 / 12:55 am

    The scarf is really wonderful! And much larger than the itty bitty one I incorporated into my nautical look.

  21. 9 May 2012 / 12:50 am

    LUV this look. Nothing looks so crisp as red, white, and blue together… and the scarf! Be still my heart. <3

  22. 8 May 2012 / 10:40 pm

    You do look ready for a cruise!! Call the travel agent now! Lovely as always!

  23. 8 May 2012 / 10:32 pm

    AWESOME look! I love this nautical outfit, I think it's one of my favourites ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 8 May 2012 / 8:38 pm

    your look immediately caught my eye over on EBEW
    love love love the head scarf and how true about trying to pull off the Jackie O look and not some other politically incorrect look lol
    you did a fantastic job

  25. 8 May 2012 / 8:12 pm

    I like the colours repeated in every detail. Is this a celebration of French elections?


    • 8 May 2012 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you Nora… no, I'm afraid it's not connected with the French elections, but the timing is just about right!! C xx

  26. 8 May 2012 / 7:56 pm

    So gorgeous! The red ties in so perfectly with the shades of blue and the stripes, and I'm drooling over your head scarf ๐Ÿ™‚ It's always the best when you can pull together an effortlessly perfect outfit without having to run out for something new.

  27. 8 May 2012 / 7:39 pm

    This is a great outfit for the nautical EBEW! I especially love the scarf in your hair! – Katy

  28. 8 May 2012 / 6:54 pm

    I love this combination of colors with the stripes! And I'm a little obsessed with that scarf ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

  29. 8 May 2012 / 6:21 pm

    Haha! I too joked about needing a yacht in my EBEW post today. Your stripey outfit is perfection. I have been following you on Pinterest and love, love, LOVE your style!!! Thanks! ~Sarah {Sarah Hulbert Style}

  30. 8 May 2012 / 5:34 pm

    I'm loving the colours and your effortless style ๐Ÿ˜€ Never would have guessed that the scarf is Union Jack, looks very pretty!

  31. 8 May 2012 / 4:40 pm

    The headscarf is the perfect touch!
    I always miss the EBEW day, dang! Maybe next time!

    • 8 May 2012 / 9:14 pm

      I did too, last year… once I did one I found I automatically remembered them after that! Thanks, Madeline sweetie! C x

  32. 8 May 2012 / 4:15 pm

    I love it! So classic, chic and fun! I wish I'd had time to participate in EBEW…but the weather wasn't really cooperating with what I Wanted to wear either..haha

    Natasha ~

  33. 8 May 2012 / 3:07 pm

    oooh Catherine – I LOVE this look on you! That head scarf is so fun, and so is all of your jewelry….you nailed nautical ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  34. 8 May 2012 / 2:40 pm

    LOVE your scarf, it is so perfect!!!!! I have a vintage Vera scarf that is red white and blue that I'm obsessed with. Your belt and arm candy is so amazing… you look stunning dear! ๐Ÿ™‚


  35. 8 May 2012 / 2:31 pm

    I love this look so much sweetie!! The nautical charm is absolute chic perfection! The striped top with the rolled up jeans is a combo you just can't beat and i love how you've dded in the the beautiful red accents,the headscarf is my favourite touch in this look. Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care,Daniella xox

  36. 8 May 2012 / 2:20 pm

    Stopping by from EBEW- I love that scarf- very cool! -J

  37. 8 May 2012 / 1:33 pm

    Love love love. The accessories make this outfit so special and I want that scarf!

  38. 8 May 2012 / 1:15 pm

    Wow Catherine! So perfect! I just love the color combination here. I'm working on finding a scarf with those colors…then the outfit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. 8 May 2012 / 12:58 pm

    You did the scarf to *perfection*, dear Catherine. I see a modern, red-haired Jackie O, with killer red shoes. : >

  40. 8 May 2012 / 12:55 pm

    i love your colors and rings =)

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