Vintage Patchwork Bag, Yellow Wedges

Sometimes I like to base an outfit around an accessory, like a statement necklace, a pair of shoes… or a vintage patchwork knitting bag. I got this lovely little bag from eBay last year, and I’m not too bothered whether it’s office-appropriate or not (regular readers may know my office has a rather relaxed dress code). I purposely wore the most neutral pair of trousers I own to show off it’s lovely vintage patchworkiness. But what was really nice was that the sun made an appearance when these photos were taken – we were marvelling at the big shiny yellow ball in the sky and basking in its vague, hazy warmth. Bliss.

Once again this is a scheduled post while I’m travelling round Cornwall in a (hired) 60s VW campervan, so I will be really looking forward to reading your lovely comments when I get back. Let’s hope it’s not raining…! Happy Thursday folks :))

Patchwork knitting bag: Vintage eBay, Denim jacket: F+F at Tesco similar, Shirt: Thrifted, Chinos: La Redoute, Wedges: Bertie similar, Belt: ASOS, Sunglasses: Borrowed from husband, Bracelets L-R: Accessorize similar / ASOS / Topshop, Watch: Debenhams similar, Rings: ASOS / H&M, Nails: Barry M Blue Moon


  1. May 17, 2012 / 12:27 pm

    Hope you're having a blast on your trip, Catherine. I adore your patchwork bag *and* yellow wedges – so summery. I've done my toenails in a pale blue, and thought about you : >

  2. May 17, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    Gorgeous bag, beautiful YOu.

  3. May 17, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    The whole outfit – head to toe – I don't know where to start! Everything is perfectly placed. (and beautifully lit pics – yay!) Super inspiring!

  4. May 17, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    Oh how i love this look sweetie!! Love that gingham shirt and it looks great styled with the classic denim jacket and chinos! Also your bag is pretty amazing,it creates great print clash and depth to your look! 🙂

    Take care,Daniella xox

  5. May 17, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    Sometimes I do that too if I really want to wear a certain necklace or accessory. These colors work great together, And isn't that the best? when the sun peaks out! Hope you are having a great time!

    A Southern Drawl

  6. May 18, 2012 / 4:56 am

    Another great outfit. I noticed your nails and toes match; don't tell me you change your toe nail polish as often as your hands!? It takes me forever to do my nails…..

  7. May 18, 2012 / 10:03 am

    Love your bag! Perfect for bringing different colours together in an outfit! Your nails are the perfect accent!

  8. May 19, 2012 / 1:22 am

    Super fun purse…the patchwork really makes a splash with your outfit!

    <3 Cambria

  9. May 19, 2012 / 3:18 am

    Love those yellow wedges!!

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