A Checked Coat, Hot Pink & A Bit Of Bling

Checked coat and hot pink
Red hair and hot pink
Checked coat
Furry winter boots
Checked coat and hot pink
I’m always looking for ways to dress up a multitude of warm layers in the winter, and sometimes it’s just too cold for anything other than making like a yeti on a day trip to the South Pole – but on those not-quite-absolutely-freezing days I like to add a touch of bling or style my hair properly if a hat’s not needed. So the double necklace thing I’ve got going on here may have been a bit over-the-top for what was an ordinary weekend at home, but who cares?

I’ve also rediscovered heated rollers after not having used them for years. I had a bit of Christmas money to spend so decided to treat myself… what a revelation! So much less work than using curling tongs or straighteners (to make curls). So they’ll take a bit of practice to get them right, but the curl lasts so much longer than sitting and curling all the bits of hair separately. (So tedious, and it makes my arms ache – hence why I don’t curl it that often!) I even had time to put them in on a weekday before work – normally I wouldn’t have anywhere near enough time to curl my hair. I think me and the heated rollers are gonna be best buds πŸ˜‰

Hope you all have a great weekend you lovely lot!

Catherine x
Coat: Debenhams, Sweater: Zara, Skinnies: Zalando*, Boots: Dune, Gold necklace: Debenhams, Pearl necklace: Christmas gift (J Crew)

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37 Comments

  1. January 19, 2013 / 3:10 pm

    Love the outfit. Such a great coat too. And may I say I love the brightness of your pictures too – so much color, and none of that vintage washed out stuff. Thanks!

    p.s. who doesn't love a little bling?!

    Sincerely,
    Joanna

  2. January 19, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    You look lovely here Cat! I LOVE your hair like this and that color could not be more beautiful on you. I also love the check coat..love, love, love!
    did you by chance see that I am opening an Etsy shop with all vintage goodies???
    I think you'll like πŸ˜‰
    Have a great weekend!
    sheree xxx

  3. January 19, 2013 / 4:44 pm

    I love that you added some bling – great way to personalize your outfit and it totally works! I am so glad to hear you are using hot rollers, I love mine but it seems the rest of the world is using curling wands. Seems like a lot of work to me and I love saving time in the morning while I get my curl on!

  4. January 19, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    i know i already told you this but your hair looks FABULOUS! and that coat…..swoon!!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  5. January 19, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Best coat ever, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    love, love pink.
    Are you having much snow???
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx

  6. January 19, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    I like the coat!
    And shoes.

  7. January 19, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    You look great in that gorgeous coat, and the fur boots are heavenly.

  8. January 19, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    Lovely combination. Great shoes. Great pop of colour with the pink. The only thing I would desire is the pattern of the coat going all the way round (horizontally).
    I am spoiled, I know.

  9. January 19, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    I was going to comment on your hair! I think it looks amazing and I would have never guessed it was from hot rollers. I actually love hot rollers, but I find the curling iron quicker for me. Hee hee. But your hair looks so soft and bouncy! πŸ™‚ I love your coat and it looks so fresh with the hot pink! <3

    toni

  10. January 20, 2013 / 1:09 am

    Love the plaid coat with the bright pink
    The coat reminds of the 70's and I love it
    Brett

  11. January 20, 2013 / 11:41 am

    I love everything about this outfit. The coat is just gorgeous and I love it with that wonderful hot pink sweater. Awesome boots too!!

  12. January 20, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    That most precious coat is beautiful and elegant. You are gorgeous with it. I love the outfit and I love your boots. Your necklace is wonderful.

  13. January 20, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    I *adore* the hot pink peeking out of the divine checked coat! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xoxoxoxo

  14. January 20, 2013 / 10:48 pm

    Loving the hot pink, especially the way the sleeves hang out of the coat, adding that splash of color when it's belted. Your hair looks like you stepped out of an advertisement for shampoo! Beautiful. Keep those rollers plugged in.

  15. January 21, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    Love that coat! You look so pretty.
    I bought some hot rollers this past year and have used them a few times on my very, very hard to curl hair. I won't say it ends up curly, but it does help.

  16. January 22, 2013 / 12:26 am

    Great coat and cool look!

  17. January 22, 2013 / 12:46 am

    Love the coat, and so many colors would really play off this so well!

  18. January 22, 2013 / 5:12 pm

    Gorgeous. Looks wonderful on you. A lesson not to be missed here is that staying home deserves as much, if not more, attention when choosing what you want to wear. Hmmmm … I have a deep purple and black plaid on beige wool coat that could use a similar treatment. Really, your posts demonstrate how pictures can be worth a whole lot of words! 'Preciate 'ya.

  19. January 22, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    This coat is absolutely remarkable on you! I keep thinking that my next coat will be a pattern one, but with all the prints I wear, I'm afraid it would be hard to pair things with. I'm inspired, once again.

    Sarah
    Cable Car Couture

  20. SE
    January 23, 2013 / 6:01 am

    Oh- I just have to add here- late, I know- how incredibly gorgeous your hair looks! Before I even read your post, or, if I'm honest, noticed the clothes, I thought, Wow! That is hair perfection!

  21. January 23, 2013 / 6:30 pm

    I don't think the double necklaces are too much at all! I love using rollers, I do it once in every blue moon, but when I do I always love it! Love the the pink sweater you are wearing, looks very comfy and warm oh and stylish haha! Have a great day!

    Alisa
    http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

  22. January 24, 2013 / 2:39 am

    I absolutely love your coat! It's so gorgeous and makes a statement!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

  23. Anonymous
    January 24, 2013 / 3:39 am

    thanks for share.

  24. January 25, 2013 / 1:22 am

    Hello gorgeous! Beautiful and such a lovely outfit. Found you through Monday Mingle. Perhaps we could follow each other?

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

  25. January 25, 2013 / 3:26 am

    I love your coat and cute outfit! Have a great weekend:)

    Carissa
    Lillies & Silk

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