Colour blocktastic brights

Happy Monday lovely readers! I was so relieved Everybody Everywhere was colour blocking this month… but then I had that classic “I don’t know what to choose” thing going on for ages before I came up with the goods. But I was determined to include my knitted shrug I haven’t worn since last summer (during which it only came out once or twice), but this year I’ve discovered it lends itself to colour blocking perfectly. In fact apart from the shoes and sunnies I think everything is quite old; it seems to be my own self-inflicted criteria for EBEW to make up an outfit out of stuff I’ve owned for two years or more.

And I’d forgotten how much I love this statement necklace! Thank you ASOS for being my go-to shopping haven and making my wardrobe bulge at the seams [hmmm…]

Anyone else as obsessed with ASOS as much as me? What do you consider your go-to fashion outlet??

Hat: ASOS similar, Shrug: La Redoute, T-shirt: New Look, Jeans: Very, Wedges: ASOS, Necklace: ASOS (old), Clutch: Unknown, Sunglasses: ASOS, Bracelets: ASOS / New Look / Gift, Watch: Debenhams similar, Rings: Unknown / H&M, Nails: Revlon Sassy 510 / Barry M Spring Green NP290

Linking up to:

Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style
Monday Mingle at Glamamom
What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy

Color Blocking: Everbody, Everywear


  1. 17 July 2012 / 9:10 am

    Love your pants and shoes. Very stylish and beautiful. πŸ™‚

  2. 15 July 2012 / 8:27 pm

    I love this look! So bright and cheery and such a good color combo choice. I'm so glad to have found your blog, your posts are always inspiring and real. Following you just about everywhere now πŸ™‚


  3. 15 July 2012 / 7:41 pm

    Purple and turq are one of my fave color combos. Hence, my blog colors.

    Don't forget to send me a mailing addy!

  4. 12 July 2012 / 8:47 pm

    Thank you lovely people for your wonderful comments… I really appreciate them all! Although I don't do full on colour blocking all that often (bright colours yes, but mostly with pattern), it seems you guys rather like it. Must. Try it. More. Often.

    Catherine :))

  5. 12 July 2012 / 10:56 am

    Hi Catherine! Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚ Another great post. Love how daring you are with colours and fabrics! As always, I am loving your nails and arm candy!



  6. 12 July 2012 / 3:51 am

    Oh my! Love, love, love! Awesome look, head to toe.

  7. 12 July 2012 / 2:21 am

    AMAZING use of bright colors!

  8. 12 July 2012 / 1:01 am

    I love this bright color blocking idea! And that statement necklace is just stunning.

    A Southern Drawl

  9. 11 July 2012 / 4:26 pm

    Love all that beautiful color! You look amazing. I just ordered my first things from ASOS and I can't wait for them to come in the mail!!

  10. Gray Skies
    11 July 2012 / 4:24 pm

    I love the color-blocking, but I think the hat and the necklace are actually my favorite bits in this outfit. Asos seems to have some great accessories – I've only ever bought clothes and shoes from them, but I keep seeing cute necklaces and bracelets there that I want to buy.

  11. 11 July 2012 / 3:31 pm

    Hello, I found you on ASOS and am so glad!! I am 41 this year and also refuse to fade to beige. I love my clothes and the way they can lift my mood and carry me through the roughest of days. I stopped buying fashion mags over 20 years ago and think this helped me develop my own sense of clothing self. Do you read fashion mags?
    Oh and I love love love your nail colour.
    Sartorial Splendour at it's brightest, you have made my day.

    • 12 July 2012 / 8:36 pm

      Hi Bec… so nice to meet you, thanks for coming by! I really appreciate your lovely comments – and yes I do read mags still but not as much since discovering style blogs. So glad to have made your day – I will stop by yours and say hello!! C x

  12. 11 July 2012 / 12:09 am

    Purple, turquoise and pink….LOVE it! Catherine you are so amazing at combining colors that work so well together πŸ™‚

  13. 10 July 2012 / 11:08 pm

    What a gorgeous color combo– the hue maven strikes again!!


  14. 10 July 2012 / 8:56 pm

    I love all these colours but especially the shoes. I love green have a huge weakness for wedges! Perfect.

    I found you through Another New Day Blog (Applebypie – lovely lady!) whom I follow x

    • 10 July 2012 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny – it's nice to meet you! Thanks also for the follow, I will pop over to yours and say hi :)))

  15. 10 July 2012 / 7:55 pm

    Catherine, Again LOVING all of these colors together! Your hair even adds to the color blocking :). You've changed your header, right? So cute :). Hope you are well!
    Best, Whitley

    • 10 July 2012 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you Whitley! I haven't changed the header, though I am working on a redesign I'll be unveiling at the end of the summer, so look out for it :))) xo

  16. 10 July 2012 / 6:33 pm

    That most precious outfit, I love the color scheme. The shoes, a marvel. The cuffs and necklace very successful, and nails … awesome! Always perfect.

  17. 10 July 2012 / 6:22 pm

    Just found you through EVEW and ooooohhh boy am I glad I did! It's always nice to see more – ahem – MATURE bloggers on the interwebs. AND you loved Duran Duran and had a pic of my favorite DD album EVAH in your About Me section? That clinches it. We're destined to be together.

    In non-stalkery fondness,
    Lady Virginia Tiger Forty-Seventh. Hmmmm…that doesn't sound quite right, does it?


    • 10 July 2012 / 10:39 pm

      Hi Shannan and welcome… so, another Duranie, eh?!!! Love your royal name, most of them are so funny! Thanks for your lovely comments, I will pop over and say hi on your blog sweetie!! C x

  18. 10 July 2012 / 2:36 pm

    You are living proof that dressing in color block can be fun if done well… the hat and the shoes ROCK!

  19. 10 July 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Catherine…this is colour perfection. PERFECTION! I absolutely adore every piece of this outfit together! The purple-y berry hues are lovely and the aqua adds just the right pop. Fab necklace too πŸ™‚

    <3 Cambria

  20. 10 July 2012 / 2:02 pm

    oh Catherine you truly are the queen of colour blocking. i bow down to you and would like to steal those shoes πŸ˜‰ wowie they are so nice!!!!xxx

  21. 10 July 2012 / 1:40 pm

    I love the colOrblocking, even down to your nails.
    I love ASOS also:)

  22. 10 July 2012 / 4:56 am

    Hello! Tgis post are great! You are very beautyful! Lets follow each other! If agree let me know!

  23. 9 July 2012 / 9:58 pm

    Girl you look awesome as a redhead! I just cannot pull it off like you can. Seriously love your hair color!

  24. 9 July 2012 / 9:41 pm

    Thank you everybody!!! I think people often think I do colour blocking a lot but in fact I don't – I tend to throw in a lot of pattern most of the time. I should make myself do it more, it throws up the brightest combinations which of course I love!

    Catherine x

  25. 9 July 2012 / 7:53 pm

    I think you came up with a great outfit! I love brights, and color blocked brights are even better!

  26. 9 July 2012 / 6:56 pm

    Love all the colors! Gorgeous you!


  27. 9 July 2012 / 6:53 pm

    Brilliant colour blocking, dear Catherine

  28. 9 July 2012 / 6:43 pm

    You make color blocking look so effortless, Catherine – this is a wonderful look. Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday!

  29. 9 July 2012 / 6:37 pm

    I am loving these colors together! You look amazing. Love your nails and jewels as always! πŸ™‚

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  30. 9 July 2012 / 5:41 pm

    Your shoes and nails are both such gorgeous colours, you've pulled off this colour blocking perfectly. Looking fabulous, as ever! πŸ™‚ xxx

  31. 9 July 2012 / 5:28 pm

    Love this look! The colour work so well together, your knitted shrug is lovely and your necklace is a gorgeous piece! As always nails and accessories are perfect! πŸ™‚

    Take care, Daniella xox

  32. 9 July 2012 / 5:15 pm

    One of the boldest outfits I have seen. I love it so much. Your manicure is awesome. I love the 2 different shades of green.
    I have to shop at ASOS sometime.
    I just started following you. I love your blog. Follow me back if you like my blog!

  33. 9 July 2012 / 4:37 pm

    I really love this on you. You've done really well with picking the colors and pieces!

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