Utilitarian, with neon and heels

Hello everyone (below are details of my giveaway – see yesterday’s post)!

Another day in the office, another pair of jeans – I always start with jeans when I’ve got up feeling tired and haven’t planned an outfit the night before. (Does everyone else plan outfits like I’m led to believe on many blogs???) I just added lots of layering, a punch of neon yellow and some heels to keep me feeling girly. I haven’t worn this black and cream blouse in such a long time, maybe because it’s a “can’t be-worn-unironed top” – but I do love it so!

*Have you entered my giveaway?*

Click here to see the details – you could win any piece of your choice from ReVintage Jewellery worth up to $40!! I would so love you to win :))

Have a great weekend folks – I will be on a mini holiday next week so have scheduled a few posts in my absence (no rest for the wicked)!

Jacket: H&M, Denim shirt: Topshop, Blouse: Topshop, Jeans: Wrangler, Bag: The Leather Satchel Co similar, Heels: New Look, Bracelets L-R: ASOS / ASOS / Debenhams, Watches L-R: Debenhams / Debenhams / Vintage (just seen), Rings L-R: Topshop similar / ASOS similar / H&M / Debenhams similar / H&M similar, Nails: Rimmel Be a Star similar 



  1. 12 May 2012 / 6:40 pm

    Your outfit is flawless,I love your style. I think my favorite thing besides the awesome neon bag is your jewelry. I liked how you are wearing two watches. I am heading to enter your giveaway! Thanks for joining my blog through GFC, I really appreciate it.

  2. 12 May 2012 / 4:25 pm

    Hi! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and for following me! I really like your blog – this outfit is great, I am loving the neon bag and your gorgeous jewellery!! I am following you back xxx


  3. 12 May 2012 / 1:46 pm

    The neon bag is awesome. You are a master of layering…you make it look so effortless. I like all the overlapping colors. Very smart chic outfit. Thanks for your beautiful comments btw 🙂


  4. 12 May 2012 / 11:21 am

    Nice outfit. What I always find difficult with adding a colour through a bag, is that I have to leave my bag in a draw. Which means that my only pop of colour is gone.
    And yes, I always plan (and hang up) my outfit for the next day, the evening before. I have to. Half my wardrobe is in the bedroom and I get up at a quarter past 5. Wouldn't be nice to my husband to waken him as well.

    • 12 May 2012 / 11:47 am

      Oooh that's early, Greetje… I'm up early enough at 6:30 so I really should plan them beforehand but I only do it sometimes. I'm glad you like the outfit my sweet, thank you! C xx

    • 12 May 2012 / 11:46 am

      Thank you Wendy… though I did email neon pics to you, I'm sorry if you didn't get them, what a shame! 🙁 But yes I do have wedge sneakers, maybe I should wear them soon in that case! C xx

  5. 11 May 2012 / 8:06 pm

    I really do love your sense of style!! This is such a well styled look! I love the layers you've created giving the look lots of depth and the splash of neon with that amazing must-have satchel is the perfect finisher! 🙂

    Take care,Daniella xox

  6. 11 May 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Adore this layered look of yours, and love the touch of neon. I don't generally plan my outfits unless I'm travelling, but even then I still tend to dress by my mood starting with the shoes! lol 🙂 Happy weekend!

    • 12 May 2012 / 11:17 am

      Thanks sweetie… talking of travelling, I'm on holiday next week and haven't even taken a second to think about clothes!! Must get on with it!! C xo

  7. Gray Skies
    11 May 2012 / 4:30 pm

    I love that black and white blouse, it's so pretty. I too reach for jeans whenever I'm stumped for what to wear in the morning – I NEVER plan my outfits the night before! Of course, that results in me running around trying on twenty different outfits ten minutes before I'm supposed to leave, but it's so much more fun that way than planning it the night before 🙂

    • 12 May 2012 / 11:15 am

      Heehee I always try to plan the night before, but usually I just want to get into bed so I too often rush round in the morning! Or I'll have planned an outfit but then fiddle around for ages in the morning trying on jewellery to go with it ;))) Thanks Stacey! x

  8. 11 May 2012 / 3:15 pm

    I just discovered your blog a few days ago. I love the way you mix colors and textures and patterns! I also have serious nail envy. Keep posting!!

  9. 11 May 2012 / 2:24 pm

    Super cute Catherine! That bag is just the right touch. Have a great weekend!

  10. 11 May 2012 / 1:34 pm

    I love how you layer so many items. It always looks so great. And that neon handbag gives such a nice pop of color!

    A Southern Drawl

  11. 11 May 2012 / 12:55 pm

    The bag is perfect. Without the bag it wouldn't be! The bag is genius!

  12. 11 May 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Love all the accessories especially the neon bag. Think I might try rolling my jeans up as well. Getting bored of my usual skinny jeans look. I never have time to plan an outfit. Most of my wardrobe is laid out on the bedroom floor lol. x

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