For Remembrance Day: Apple, Peach & A Bling Poppy

Apple Green With Peach & A Poppy

I’m so pleased it’s the weekend…!

Tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday in Blighty (and quite a few other countries too), so of course I had to wear my DIY bling poppy I made (click here to read the post from last year explaining how I made it)… I’ve been wearing it every day this week in fact. And by making one, all the money I donate goes to the Royal British Legion if I wear it every year which I’m happy about ๐Ÿ™‚

I think it’s the perfect accessory for the green sweater I thrifted a few weeks ago; I’m rather into buying sweaters and tops a size too big at the moment, and as this was a man’s size small it was just right – and I LOVE the colour! With the polka dot shirt it makes me think of apples and peaches, and I always like me a great food reference for my post titles. This is actually a pretty perfect outfit for work: smart enough to make me feel like I’m doing the “office chic” thing, but colourful enough to make me feel like me.

Enjoy your weekend everyone, stay safe ๐Ÿ™‚

Apple Green With Peach & A Poppy

Apple Green With Peach & A Poppy

Apple Green With Peach & A Poppy

Apple Green With Peach & A Poppy

Apple Green With Peach & A Poppy

Sweater: Thrifted, Shirt: ASOS, Trousers: Next, Poppy: DIYed (you can buy a bling poppy from the poppy shop which donates money to the Royal British Legion), Brogues: Office, Bag: L Credi at TkMaxx, Sunglasses: Badgley Mischka, Rings: ASOS

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  1. 17 November 2012 / 7:10 pm

    So chic. Let's start from the top–I'm digging the shades. Next up the sweet pin. And the drape of the pants. And the shoes, all the loafer. Well done! Thanks so much for swinging by Monday Mingle this week!

    ps. here's my latest series called "what to wear" I drop an outfit bomb every saturday!

  2. 15 November 2012 / 7:29 pm

    Love the milk maid braids, your outfit is so chic and casual.

  3. Carly
    15 November 2012 / 1:32 pm

    LOVE those pants, the lose slouchy fit is amazing:)
    You always have your hair done the most uniquely beautiful ways…i am either hair back in bun, or long and straight..BORING-teach me how to braid, pretty please?


    • 17 November 2012 / 1:21 pm

      Aww thank you Carly – though my hairstyles are quite few and far between! This is my go-to for when I'm having a bad hair day! I'll find a tutorial on You Tube for you x

  4. 15 November 2012 / 3:06 am

    Great outfit! Looks like something out of J.Crew, except with a more personal touch. Love your photography as well!

    The Broadcloth

  5. 14 November 2012 / 5:00 pm

    That poppy is fantastic! I rarely see them anymore and it I wish more people wore them today. Found you via The Pleated Poppy.

  6. 14 November 2012 / 2:30 pm

    just beautiful.

  7. 14 November 2012 / 12:23 pm

    Hi! Lovely to meet you and to find a style blog, that like mine, is not by a 19 year old. I'm a new follower and I'm looking forward to more outfits. I'd love it if you checked me out and a follow back would be really appreciated! Thank you so much!


  8. 11 November 2012 / 11:40 pm

    So, so cute, Catherine. Love those shoes, and you highlight them with the cropped pants. Thanks for sharing the wonderful looks with Visible Monday. xoxox

  9. 11 November 2012 / 11:38 pm

    Thank you to everyone for such lovely comments… I'm always so humbled that you all leave such thoughtful words – thank you thank you!! You all make my day (and weekend) so much better!!!

    Catherine xo

  10. 11 November 2012 / 11:34 pm

    I can't think of anyone who does colors and patterns better than you. Another great outfit!

  11. 11 November 2012 / 5:03 pm

    Love your style and love your blog!
    I'm your new follower!

  12. 11 November 2012 / 4:51 pm

    It's great to know that you are doing a good deed which is able to relate to fashion too. I actually think you look adorable in this outfit and with this hairdo as well =D

  13. 11 November 2012 / 3:47 pm

    Fabulous trousers! I love the wide cuffs.

  14. 11 November 2012 / 2:09 pm

    Love this look! I have a cardigan almost the same shade of green, so I have ordered my poppy for next year (thanks for giving the link) as I'm not as creative as you are. Now all I have to do is look for a polka dot top!

  15. 11 November 2012 / 6:53 am

    Love the polka dots against the green and against your hair. You always look so fanstastic xx

  16. 11 November 2012 / 4:55 am

    The little poppy is so cute! I absolutely love the peach polka dot top with the green sweater. It's such a great contrast of color. And your hair looks so cute like that! I love the milkmaid braids. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3


  17. 11 November 2012 / 3:46 am

    You look beautiful, Catherine! I've been into checking the men's section for their sweaters, too…and the small button-down shirts as well! Such a cute little poppy you've made ; )


  18. 10 November 2012 / 10:29 pm

    Those shoes are lovely. I've after a coloured pair for a while now but never found any i really like but those are perfect. And they go so well with that jumper.

    Sarah xo

    • 11 November 2012 / 5:39 pm

      They're my favourite brogues, Sarah – I bought them on impulse and have worn them loads and loads! Thanks sweetie x

  19. Anonymous
    10 November 2012 / 8:07 pm

    What a great idea. Love this! Marie S

  20. 10 November 2012 / 7:01 pm

    Catherine – How is it that you look adorable in everything?! But seriously! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great fun colors with the polka-dots and poppy brooch. Have a great weekend!

    xoxo, Blair

  21. 10 November 2012 / 5:06 pm

    Love those pants. Also the red shoes with the red apple- so nice!

  22. 10 November 2012 / 3:30 pm

    A lovely look, Catherine, and yes, very "you"! Love the turned-up cuffs with brogues, and how their colour references that great polka-dot blouse.

  23. 10 November 2012 / 3:03 pm

    I really like your hair braided. I agree that your outfit is office 'chic' but very practical at the same time. Great thrift find.

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