Geeky girl garb for grey days

Oh I wish I could bring you all some floaty, summery outfits, but our British summer just isn’t playing ball. I mean come on, July – scarf? sweater? jacket? I have a lot of summer dresses that aren’t getting worn at the moment and I’m desperate for some sun!

Happy Tuesday lovely people :))

Jacket: La Redoute, Scarf: ASOS similar, Sweater: F+F at Tesco, Jeans: La Redoute similar, Wedges: ASOS similar, Glasses: ASOS similar, Bracelets: H&M / ASOS / Debenhams, Watch:, Rings L-R: ASOS / ASOS / H&M, Nails: Barry M Magnetic Dark Silver


    • 14 August 2012 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks Miss R… the nails are simply done by the nail polish itself, which is magnetic! The instructions are on the bottle: you do one coat then wait for it to dry. Then as soon as you've painted a second coat on each nail, you hold the magnet on the bottle over it and it creates the effect… it's pretty spectacular – easiest nail effects ever! (Most brands seem to be making magnetic polish now but I've found Nails Inc to be the best) C x

  1. Gray Skies
    21 July 2012 / 12:58 am

    You look so cute! I love those glasses. I hope the weather improves for you – it doesn't feel like summer when you have to wear jeans and jackets, does it?!

  2. 19 July 2012 / 4:10 pm

    I'm down near Santa Barbara and it was really foggy and cold the last few days! What in the world! PS I think this outfit is one of my favorite's from this week's WIWW. Feel free to stop by my blog anytime- have a great Thursday!


  3. 19 July 2012 / 4:40 am

    I feel ya- SF Summers are just as brutal as Winter. And I'm so jealous of everyone who is in their summery outfits πŸ™ Le sigh.

    Great outfit. You look so chic yet casual!


  4. 19 July 2012 / 12:01 am

    Oh, your nails are great. Love that.

    And don't worry, Oregon hasn't been much better for summer weather. I mean no blazers but still not hot weather. Hopefully this weekend will warm up.

  5. 18 July 2012 / 10:16 pm

    I loooooove the look of blazers and boyfriend style jeans – it looks so effortless. Unfortunately its been 100+ degrees every day for weeks so not as many blazers in my future πŸ™

  6. 18 July 2012 / 8:39 pm

    I like your nail polish design. It's very cool.

  7. 18 July 2012 / 8:08 pm

    You are more than welcome to come and visit me in Cyprus. I guarantee you'll get your fill of summer in one afternoon (: I would give anything to wear a sweater and a scarf right now, let alone any as cute as what you put together! nicely done!

  8. 18 July 2012 / 6:00 pm

    I'd trade you a day of that for our super hot summer here in Utah! Cute outfit and love your red hair!

  9. 18 July 2012 / 1:33 pm

    Cute shoes!! New follower from WWW. hope to get a follow back!

  10. 18 July 2012 / 12:06 pm

    Ohhhh would that I could trade our 4-day forecast of 108 degree temps for a day cool enough to wear a JACKET AND SCARF. Your fingernails? DOPE. That black ring? NEED. You? ADORABLE.

  11. 18 July 2012 / 10:34 am

    im so with you, its depressing isnt it? i look at the weather forecast probably 30 times a day, hoping! but news is that from tomorrow it will at least be dry! fingers crossed cos i am struggling big time with what to wear lately! Love this look, geeky is my fav! :)xxx

  12. 18 July 2012 / 2:07 am

    It's nice to see an outfit that is not summery every now and then. I love this look and I think I will steal it from you as soon as the weather starts to cool down πŸ™‚

  13. 17 July 2012 / 9:36 pm

    I don't know how you can leave the house not wearing socks – that's how cold it is in Denmark (we're almost neighbors!), but I do love your shoes! In fact I love this whole outfit, the colours are great, and give a summer feel, and one doesn't even notice that you're in fact wearing a sweater and a scarf! In July!

    • 18 July 2012 / 6:35 pm

      Gosh I thought we were the only country in Europe NOT having a heatwave, Kaffe – I feel for you!! Thanks hon xoxo

  14. 17 July 2012 / 7:59 pm

    Hello, There!

    I just found your blog by way of a comment you made on my friend Whitley's blog, Queen City Style. I love the concept, the wit, and the images! Well Done!

    Melissa Hess a.ka.- Lady Norma Jackson Pine

  15. 17 July 2012 / 7:32 pm

    Tell me about it! I feel like i'm constantly chilly when i'm out, stuck in Spring Transeasonal wear rather then summer wear!

    Still i love this look sweetie! I love how you've styled the casual basics with the smarter pieces creating such a beautiful and chic balance! I am especially loving those wedges!! πŸ™‚

    Take care, Daniella xox

  16. 17 July 2012 / 5:55 pm

    I love that sweater! Your black accessories and nails look SO chic, love it.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  17. Adrienne
    17 July 2012 / 5:13 pm

    I love cool, grey weather. I would be happy to completely bypass summer and head straight from spring to autumn. Want to do a house trade next summer?

    Those shoes are so great…love this whole look on you.

    • 18 July 2012 / 2:08 pm

      House trade – are you kidding???? I'm planning the holiday in my head already, Adrienne!! πŸ˜‰ Thanks my sweet xo

  18. 17 July 2012 / 4:14 pm

    i love ur spects Catherine, really geek chic

  19. 17 July 2012 / 4:02 pm

    I feel like we could use a bit of your weather here in the Midwest US–it's been a record-breakingly hot summer so far! Anyway, I'm a new reader and follower–glad I found you (through your gorgeous EBEW outfit)! I love your summer layers!

    • 17 July 2012 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks so much, Shea – let me know your blog url (your name doesn't take me there) so I can drop by yours! Welcome! C x

  20. 17 July 2012 / 2:46 pm

    Hang in there Catherine! You do look wonderful – the shoes are so great, as is the scarf and boyfriend jeans (I am looking for similars right now). The sun will come out . . . tomorrow : >

  21. 17 July 2012 / 1:52 pm

    Your hair looks super cute today! And those glasses are superb.

    <3 CAMBRIA

  22. 17 July 2012 / 1:51 pm

    I feel for you Catherine..I am obsessed with the summer..don't know how you make it work..oh yeah by layering..which you do the scarf and your hair like that looks great!
    kisses from NY

  23. 17 July 2012 / 12:26 pm

    Next week…apparently summer is next week!! Yeah! x Love the scarf .

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