Swallows But No Amazonian

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Amazonian: because I am above average height (5’7″), but Amazonian only when wearing 5″ platform heels. And there are swallows on my top. Score!

This top was picked up from my fave supermarket clothing section (they truly have some little gems for next-to-nothing) – it worked perfectly with my neon-trimmed ASOS blazer and floral scarf. I haven’t done any pattern mixing for a little while, so I threw in my ready-made pattern-mixed scarf (stripes and florals) with the swallows… so that’s actually three patterns in all.

And I’m finally getting more adventurous with my nails – I knew all that Pinning would pay off eventually.

Are you all well and having a wonderful weekend I hope? Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Blazer: ASOS, Top: F+F at Tesco, Jeans: Miss Sixty, Wedges: Levi’s, Scarf: F+F at Tesco, Bracelets: New Look / Debenhams, Watch: Jasper Conran at Debenhams, Rings: ASOS / ASOS, Nails: Rimmel Camouflage Chic / Nails Inc Black Taxi

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  1. 24 August 2012 / 1:19 pm

    I adore your denim wedge sneakers, especially the red piping!

  2. 1 August 2012 / 6:58 pm

    That shirt was a find, and I love your nails. Were they hard to do? I tend to struggle on doing my own french manicure. I might have to give it a try.


    • 1 August 2012 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks Carrie… I have improved big time with french manicures, but that's only through a lot of practice! My best tips are:
      1. Load just the right amount of polish onto the brush – I can't tell you how much, that's just trial and error (sorry)
      2. When painting the tip, don't try to paint the line in one go straight across. Start from the outside of the nail and paint to the middle, then quickly reload the brush with polish and paint from the other outer side of the nail to meet the polish in the middle and it should blend in… I hope that makes sense.
      Basically – practice makes perfect! xoxo

  3. 1 August 2012 / 2:26 pm

    That blazer is so unbelievably awesome! I just adore it! Love the pattern mixing between the scarf and the top…so fun! And those shoes are amazing!

  4. 1 August 2012 / 5:10 am

    I love everything about this outfit! This printed top is so unique. 🙂

    -Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogspot.com

  5. 1 August 2012 / 1:11 am

    Haha, yes! Pinning inspires me too! Love the nails and you mix patterns well:)

    Aesthetic Lounge

  6. 31 July 2012 / 7:48 pm

    Love the swallow top! So pretty. I love everything about this look, but especially the nails! Very, very cool!

  7. 31 July 2012 / 3:25 am

    The heels don't look that tall! It's a cute outfit, but the mani is my favorite detail.

  8. 31 July 2012 / 2:36 am

    What a gorgeous smile! You look fabulous!

  9. 30 July 2012 / 9:21 pm

    I love how relaxed this outfit is w the gray soft blazer and denims…but how the top keeps it feminine and fun.

    <3 Cambria

  10. 30 July 2012 / 7:19 pm

    This is a wonderful look for you. Oooh, pretty fingernails!

  11. 30 July 2012 / 5:59 pm

    What a cute blouse!!

  12. 30 July 2012 / 5:26 pm

    Love the mix and your nails are FAB!

  13. Carly
    30 July 2012 / 3:44 pm

    entire outfit looks GREAT…love those wedges and your nails are to die for…I am always jealous of fabulous nails…but mine chip within the DAY I get them done, so it just never seems worth it. Sigh.

  14. 30 July 2012 / 11:43 am

    Love the outfit and your nails are amazing!
    Stopping in from Monday Mingle.

  15. 30 July 2012 / 10:47 am

    Congratulations on finding that cute top! It works so well with the scarf, I love it! The wedges are great! You must have an incredibly steady hand to do those nails?! I looks fantastic!

  16. 30 July 2012 / 8:59 am

    Beautiful scarf. You would fit right in if you visited Paris.

  17. 30 July 2012 / 7:46 am

    A nice outfit and delicate. Soft and beautiful tones. The jacket and shirt are great. Nails are a work of art.

  18. 30 July 2012 / 6:03 am

    You should've heard me when I was reading this post/surveying your outfit. It was something like, "Ooh, that's really cute! …ooh, that's cute too! Oh my gosh, her nails…" This is definitely an A+ outfit. 🙂


  19. 30 July 2012 / 6:01 am

    Love this top– perfect with the lovely green accent.


  20. 30 July 2012 / 12:31 am

    You look fabulous in those jeans. I can't believe you're 40 with that bod!

    Sound of Chic – Classic style set to an indie soundtrack

  21. 29 July 2012 / 11:21 pm

    your outfit is awesome but those nails are even more awesome. I hope you have a wonderful week!

  22. 29 July 2012 / 10:58 pm

    Girl, you are a natural with the nail art! Bravo!!! I feel the same way about Pinterest… There's so much pinning to do that I forget to turn my pin board inspiration into an actual reality 😉 Teehee. Looking lovely as always… Have a wonderful week!

    xoxo, Blair


  23. 29 July 2012 / 7:09 pm

    I love this outfit! Your swallow top is so pretty and I love how clasehed prints by teaming it with that gorgeous scarf. I also love your nails, inspired 🙂

    Take care, Daniella xox

  24. 29 July 2012 / 2:48 pm

    Ahh – I cannot believe you found that pretty blouse at the supermarket! How do you do it?? Lovely look, Catherine.

  25. 29 July 2012 / 12:35 pm

    Love the cardigan and the nails..I will have a post this week with a grey and non trimmed top…
    great post hon!
    Sheree x

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