Annie Hall in a skirt

This is a landmark post for me, simply because I can’t remember any outfit post ever without at least one ASOS item… I think I have an addiction. And I hope you get the Annie Hall comparison – it’s the usual “post title that came to me when looking at the photos” scenario. And I did something that very, very rarely happens to me: I pulled a not-bought-recently item out of my wardrobe I’d not worn before. I know a lot of women have unworn clothes in their wardrobes, but I never do it. I’ll buy something and then be wearing it the very next day – I don’t just hang it in my wardrobe. To me that’s like buying chocolate and not eating it straight away (who has that sort of willpower)??!

So I bought this blouse last year and didn’t have a specific occasion for it, so it just went unworn, mostly because I found the billowyness hard to style. And then I Pinned this… and the idea of putting a waistcoat over the top seemed perfect – though it’s got a touch of the pirate about it too πŸ˜‰

Maybe I should have called the post Pirate Annie Hall. Too cryptic…?

P.S. Just realised the thumb ring is ASOS. My bad.

Hat: Very, Blouse: Debenhams, Waistcoat: Unknown (old), Skirt: River Island I like this one, Heels: Betty Jackson at Debenhams I like these ones, Earrings: Accessorize, Rings: Accessorize / ASOS / H&M, Bracelets: H&M / New Look, Watch: Jasper Conran at Debenhams, Nails: Nails Inc Whitehall Magnetic

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  1. Gray Skies
    16 July 2012 / 11:29 pm

    I'm the same way about clothes – when I buy something new, I wear it instantly and repeatedly. I get way too excited about new clothes to save them for a special occasion πŸ™‚

    I can't get over how cool you look in these photos! Much better than Annie Hall, in my opinion.

  2. 15 July 2012 / 10:49 pm

    Annie Hall style works very well for you. Very cool!

  3. 14 July 2012 / 1:15 am

    You just can't go wrong with that skirt! You look so chic and sleek!

  4. 13 July 2012 / 9:47 pm

    I can totally relate on the buying chocolate and not eating it immediately =D Your skirt is really nice. Great choice from ASOS =) Thank you so so much for your lovely comment at my blog. I'm very proud of the dress as well =)

    P.S If you have some time, I hope you are able to enter my very 1st giveaway. I would truly appreciate it =)

  5. 13 July 2012 / 7:02 pm

    I came across your blog and I absolutely love it! You hair is gorgeous and I love your taste in style. Let's follow each other on blogger and bloglovin!

  6. 13 July 2012 / 4:54 pm

    Def reminds me of Annie Hall! But I like your style better πŸ˜‰ This hourglass shape outfit is so feminine and pretty on you…even with the menswear details. You look great!

    <3 Cambria

  7. 13 July 2012 / 4:44 pm

    You're all so very, very sweet everyone – thanks so much!!!!!

    It was a bit of a departure for me but that's probably why I hadn't worn the blouse before – it was just so different to anything else I have. Have to think of another way to style it now :))

    Catherine x

  8. 13 July 2012 / 3:40 pm

    Oh, I love everything about this outfit. Everything! Very, very nice.

  9. 13 July 2012 / 3:34 pm

    This skirt as I know, is precious. The outfit is pretty mu. I love the nails.

  10. 13 July 2012 / 1:52 pm

    The fit is so perfect with every piece of this outfit! I think that's tough to do with a blouse and any layer. What a great total look!

    More Charming in Person

  11. 13 July 2012 / 12:49 pm

    Well, la-dee-dah, as Annie Hall would say. I JUST LOVE that movie. Diane Keaton was so incredibly stylish, and yet so kooky. Not too kooky, just right, if you know what I mean. How interesting to pair the waistcoat/hat with a skirt. It works!

    Rosemary from

  12. 13 July 2012 / 7:15 am

    Gorgeous, you have inspired me to go and get some nail polish tomorrow.It has been too long since I have dressed up my hands.
    I have some blouses (one even has ruffles down the front!) like yours and worry they make me look like Michelin Man, so I often wear them under sleeveless dresses.

  13. 12 July 2012 / 10:51 pm

    stunning captures Catherine – u look lovely, like right out of a movie set. I love the denim vest n crisp white shirt combo – classic.
    btw, I am following u on GFC now πŸ™‚

  14. 12 July 2012 / 9:33 pm

    There's something about that first photo that makes you look like Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle. Before she ages of course!

    • 13 July 2012 / 4:42 pm

      Limette I wasn't sure of the film you meant so had to look it up… and I HAVE seen it (doh!) And you know what, you're right… there's a definite likeness with the hat, hair, blouse etc. That's a great comparison, I'm really flattered because she was lovely, thanks so much!! xoxo

  15. 12 July 2012 / 8:28 pm

    I love this skirt! And I'm one of those people who buys things and waits. That's why I have a rule… I buy it and if I don't wear it in two weeks I'll never wear it so return it! You look adorable!

    • 12 July 2012 / 9:00 pm

      That's a good rule, Chris, I think I work the same way (I do about 95% of my shopping online)! Thanks sweetie so much! x

  16. 12 July 2012 / 7:19 pm

    You look lovely! Seriously, your styling is pert near perfect. And I'm so jealous of your ability to wear a hat. Jealous, I tell you!

  17. 12 July 2012 / 3:59 pm

    haha, asos freak. (takes one to know one! :P)

  18. 12 July 2012 / 3:35 pm

    I actually love such blouses. I watched all the Pirates of the Caribbean so many times that I'm obsessed with them and want to add one to my wardrobe.

    • 12 July 2012 / 8:55 pm

      Haha I'm going to avoid wearing it with a pirate's hat and pointy beard, Audrey, otherwise I think I may look a bit TOO Captain Jack Sparrow ;)) Thanks for your comment sweetie! x

  19. 12 July 2012 / 2:52 pm

    You put things together in such a way that they look so right! Makes me feel like trying some new ideas ……thank – you!! xx

  20. 12 July 2012 / 1:49 pm

    I love your skirt Catherine! It's so beautiful. Paired together with your vest and WOW! Totally love this look πŸ™‚

  21. 12 July 2012 / 1:25 pm

    This is a different look for you, but you pull it off well!

    I wish we had ASOS here. Sounds like a great shop.

    I'm kind of a discipline freak when it comes to fancy chocolate. If I get a box, I'll only eat one piece a day, until it's gone. It's just that I want it to last longer! No such willpower with new clothes, though.

    • 12 July 2012 / 8:53 pm

      ASOS is available everywhere Kasmira – I know there's an ASOS US – they do free delivery worldwide! Then again, you may become as addicted as me ;))

      Thanks hun x

  22. 12 July 2012 / 1:20 pm

    Hi sweetie, love this look! I love that skirt of yours and I love how you've styled it with the white blouse and waistcoat. The hat gives the outfit an unexpected twist and the shoes are the perfect pick. πŸ™‚

    Take care, Daniella xox

  23. 12 July 2012 / 1:17 pm

    You way outdid Annie Hall. I can see the inspiration, but wow, you've added elegance.

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