Super Toxic Floral Explosion

Super Toxic Floral Explosion
Super Toxic Floral Explosion
Super Toxic Floral Explosion
Super Toxic Floral Explosion
Super Toxic Floral Explosion
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I’m afraid it’s Monday again – so what better way to cheer up the beginning of the week than with an eye-watering clash of florals?? 

This outfit was worn to work with more than a touch of trepidation – and yet it didn’t raise a single comment. Not that I’m looking for comments, least of all compliments, but the fact that it went (in theory) unnoticed means that a) I’m losing my touch, b) nothing surprises my colleagues anymore, or c) they were blinded into silence. Maybe a little bit of all three…?! I actually think the two prints work beautifully together – all the colours complement each other perfectly, and I love the combination of large and small floral prints.

On Wednesday I’ll be posting my fourth and final M&S Style Blogger Challenge outfit, then next week the overall winner is announced – I’m so excited! Thank you for all the lovely comments and support, I really appreciate them all πŸ™‚

Catherine x
Blouse: Preen at Debenhams, Skinnies: ASOS, Heels: French Connection, Watch: ASOS, Rings: ASOS, Belt: Unknown

Linking up to:

Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style

Monday Mingle at Glamamom
What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy


  1. 20 October 2012 / 4:23 pm

    I absolutely love this outfit! I'm still searching for the perfect pair of printed jeans but all the ones I've tried on so far are low rise. Anyway, I love how you've styled yours with the print blouse. The colors are so vibrant and fun! I hope it's ok if I add your photo to one of my Pinterest boards.

  2. 18 October 2012 / 7:57 am

    This is amazzzzzzzzzing! I think your co-workers were in utter awe of the the sheer radness of this outfit πŸ™‚ Love it! Found you via the Pleated Poppy linkup!
    Nikki at

  3. Anonymous
    17 October 2012 / 4:29 pm

    I love this so very much. It has the distinct quality of being bold, modern, and yet sophisticated! I seriously don't know how you do it! Lovely!


  4. 17 October 2012 / 12:54 pm

    OMG, I luuuuuve this floral combustion πŸ™‚ Im gonna copy the pamts if I may? Off to order on ASOS πŸ™‚

  5. 17 October 2012 / 3:15 am

    Catherine, I love it!!! This outfit is so beautiful on you. I am laughing at your coworkers' non-reaction – I rock some outlandish getups and once in a while it can freak me out a bit when no one says a word – sometimes for days or weeks – speechless, indeed! I look upon it as a challenge. πŸ™‚

  6. 16 October 2012 / 6:58 pm

    This is medicinal- I love the floral explosion! You look amazing in those skinny skinny jeans and the top I can see so many ways to style it!

  7. 16 October 2012 / 6:03 pm

    I think these two prints were made for each other. As both a fan of mixing prints and of florals, this is inspiring. Two thumbs way up on this outfit! Love every detail!


  8. 16 October 2012 / 11:15 am

    What a bold fashion statement! Your collegues MUST be blind. πŸ˜‰

  9. 16 October 2012 / 3:38 am

    My first reaction was (c), but then it grew on me and I liked it more each time I looked again. Good on you for feeling trepidation but going ahead anyway!
    The best part for me is how AMAZING your hair looks against that blue shirt, just perfect πŸ™‚

    • 16 October 2012 / 10:54 pm

      Mmmmm the red hair against blue was what sold the shirt to me when I tried it on, Jess…! Thanks hun :))

  10. 16 October 2012 / 2:56 am

    Super pretty! I would say cute, but it's cute and more. It works on a lot of levels!


  11. Anonymous
    16 October 2012 / 2:24 am

    Wow! I love it! You totally rock that look and maintain your title of my favorite fashion icon!

  12. 16 October 2012 / 1:28 am

    Love yourprinted pants! You are soo gorgeous! I'd love it if you could come and visit and blog and maybe follow each other?
    Love Nyt,
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  13. 15 October 2012 / 10:09 pm

    Catherine you look absolutely fantastic!! Love the explosion πŸ˜€

  14. 15 October 2012 / 7:54 pm


  15. 15 October 2012 / 6:25 pm

    I love when people mix prints and florals. I feel like this would look insane on me, but I love it on others. Those jeans are super cute and I love that the blue in the blouse brings out the colors in the pants. And I love the 3rd reason of why your coworkers didn't comment. LOL. Hope you had a great weekend! <3


    • 15 October 2012 / 10:59 pm

      I think I surprised myself with how well they went together, Toni!! Thanks sweetie for stopping by xoxo

  16. 15 October 2012 / 5:57 pm

    I love this combo!! That floral shirt is gorgeous and it looks great teamed with the bolder floral print. Love the shoes you have chosen, they are unexpected and work really well and your hair also looks lovely. You have a great way of mixing classic and chic proportions with such eye catching colours and prints! πŸ™‚

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

  17. 15 October 2012 / 5:40 pm

    I am really enjoying a patterned pants phase right now. I haven't yet tried a patterned top with them; but you have inspired me to do so! You look really great!

  18. Gray Skies
    15 October 2012 / 5:23 pm

    Looove this! I agree with the comment above – this is hands down my favorite outfit of yours, ever. And I love that you wore it to work – I think that means you work in the coolest office ever πŸ™‚

    • 15 October 2012 / 10:57 pm

      Oh Stacey, I don't, I reeeeeeeeeeeally don't…!!! The girls are great, it's just when I think of the office itself…. probably the most uninspiring environment I've ever worked in. Maybe that's why I started blogging, to be inspired more on a daily basis? It's a thought! Thanks hun xoxo

  19. 15 October 2012 / 2:10 pm

    This has got to be my all time favorite outfit of yours! You look fabulous in those gorgeous flower patterns! I'm inspired to look for a flower patterned top for my red-green trousers that I hardly ever wear. Just what I need on a dark and wet Autumn Monday, thank you Catherine!

  20. 15 October 2012 / 12:47 pm

    I LOVE this look! Its definitely shocking, but in a great way. The top and the pants are fabulous, especailly with you hair color. Gorgeous.


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