A Touch of Elvis: Blue Suede Shoes & Military Trousers

Leather jacket & military green trousers

A bit of time travelling’s going on here… this is an outfit I wore a couple of weeks ago but didn’t get round to posting.

You may be surprised to learn it was a thrown-together outfit – and somehow ended up a little matchy-matchy (shoes and sweater; socks, other sweater, nails and watch; hair and belt). I still like it though – I think this may be my favourite kind of outfit: warm layers, with a leather jacket, loose trousers and comfy heels.

The trousers were described on the ASOS website as “military” style, so with the blue suede shoes I immediately thought Elvis. Not a bad influence at all, though I’ll give the iconic white jumpsuit a miss I think πŸ˜‰

So I’m finishing up for 2012 – thank you to all my wonderful followers for your unending support: I really appreciate all the lovely comments and flattery passed my way, you’ve really made my year. Hope you all have a great New Year… I’ll be in fancy dress on New Year’s Eve, so be sure to pop back in the first week of January for pictures of what I wore!

Here’s to 2013 πŸ™‚

Leather jacket & military green trousers
Leather jacket & military green trousers
Leather jacket & military green trousers
Blue suede shoes
Grey manicure
Red hair & leather jacket

Catherine x
Jacket: Debenhams, Trousers: ASOS, Shoes: Esprit at Zalando, Blue sweater: Debenhams, old, Grey sweater: Thrifted, Belt: Steve Madden at Tk Maxx, Socks: Topshop, Watch: ASOS, Bracelets: Next / F&F at Tesco, Fingertip rings: ASOS, Nails: Revlon Timeless

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  1. 3 January 2013 / 1:21 am

    I always love your colors and overall originality. Happy New Year! It's been awesome getting to know you through your style posts.

  2. 2 January 2013 / 4:00 am

    Great outfit! I love that it is a combination of great colors and that the pops of grey turn up in various ways (the nails are perfection). But, it seems that those SHOES leave me practically speechless!! They are awesome! Loving your jewelry too!

  3. 2 January 2013 / 3:06 am

    Those shoes are simply amazing! They complete this outfit..love them! Visiting from the Wardrobe Wednesday link up πŸ™‚


    Lindsay @

  4. 1 January 2013 / 11:25 pm

    Lovely outfit. Love the shoes and the rings especially.

  5. 1 January 2013 / 1:35 pm

    Happy New year 2013, dear Catherine.
    I love and want your shoes.

  6. 1 January 2013 / 11:28 am

    So glad I found your blog, Catherine!
    I love the personal, unique touch you add to your style.
    Your portrait photos are great and you look absolutely gorgeous!!!
    I am really looking forward to your future posts.

    Happy 2013 and much love from Germany,

    • 1 January 2013 / 11:43 pm

      Awww thank you so much Annette – so glad you found me, it's nice to meet you! They're really lovely compliments sweetie :)))

  7. 31 December 2012 / 9:32 pm

    Those shoes are the bomb and that's all I have to say about that!!
    Hope you have a fun NYE planned

  8. 31 December 2012 / 9:08 pm

    This is one of my favorite looks of yours…the shoes are so cool! Happy new Year!

  9. 31 December 2012 / 6:23 pm

    And BTW, the nail color is genius. Not exaggerating:).

  10. 31 December 2012 / 6:21 pm

    I think that matchiness works so well because of your hair. The color contrast is wonderful. You are the real deal – style with a notch up. Way up. Happy New Year to you, and well-deserved success.

  11. 31 December 2012 / 12:23 pm

    love those shoes, they're such a fun colour! great find! love this girl meets boy look, tailored but still feminine πŸ™‚

  12. 31 December 2012 / 10:36 am

    Funny, beautiful and … elegant. Lovely outfit.

  13. 31 December 2012 / 4:36 am

    I love the colour of those shoes. It looks great with your red hair.

    Happy New Year!


  14. 31 December 2012 / 2:27 am

    give me loose trousers with a leather jacket any day and I'm on board…..love it!!!!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  15. 30 December 2012 / 9:50 pm

    Terrific. Another outfit for the top 10. I love how you combine. Blue with green.
    You are a big inspiration for me. And your tips on photography helped me a lot when I started my own little blog. Especially with the sizes of the photos and stuff like that. Happy new year and I will keep on following you.

  16. 30 December 2012 / 9:21 pm

    What a gorgeous ensemble, you look very Katharine Hepburn in the mannish style. Love that blue! Here's to a very happy 2013!

  17. 30 December 2012 / 7:15 pm

    Love, love your shoes Catherine! And those socks with the little bows have stolen my heart.

    Happy New Year!

    Sue xo

  18. 30 December 2012 / 6:02 pm

    Love the green, it goes great with your hair! x

    • 30 December 2012 / 7:13 pm

      Ahhh… I'm cunning, aren't I Tabitha – green with red hair, a classic combo! Thanks sweetie xo

  19. 30 December 2012 / 5:15 pm

    Have really enjoyed your blog this year Catherine – especially the photography hints and tips! Have myself a new Panasonic G5 compact system camera with an extra 45 – 150 lens to play around with since Christmas – happy days! Hopefully my photography will improve as a result! Happy New Year. Xx

    • 30 December 2012 / 7:10 pm

      I'm so glad, sweetie – and thank you :)) Let me know how you get on with the new camera! HNY to you too, and thank you for all your support xoxo

  20. 30 December 2012 / 4:59 pm

    Adore those shoes! I have blue suede heeled sandals that I wear to death. See you at Visible Monday xoxoxoxo

    • 30 December 2012 / 7:09 pm

      I think I remember seeing them, Patti! Funny how everyone mentions that you're wearing "blue suede shoes" isn't it…? And thanks for the reminder!! With Xmas I forget what day it is! C x

  21. 30 December 2012 / 4:30 pm

    I would have never paired green with blue .. both are striking colors and look amazing together. Love. Those. Shoes!


    • 30 December 2012 / 7:08 pm

      They do look great together, don't they Monica? Not a combo I've done before I don't think. Thanks hun xo

  22. 30 December 2012 / 3:12 pm

    "don't step on my blue suede shoes…!" love this post! x x x hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Catherine!

  23. 30 December 2012 / 2:39 pm

    I've had my eye on those trousers for a while but I didn't think the model looked that great in them, you however look fantastic. I love this outfit x

  24. 30 December 2012 / 2:35 pm

    Love the style of those green pants and those blue shoes are awesome. Great photos.

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