Cream Ruffles & Black Leather (Fantasy Shopper Outfit)

Cream ruffles & black leather
Cream ruffles, black leather & blue nails

Cream ruffles & black leather
Cream ruffled blouse
Wow I seem to be into my black and white a bit lately, don’t I… not like me at all! Plus patterned tights seem to be my thing at the moment too (black and white with patterned tights – just like my Christmas Day outfit. Oh dear). I bought the blouse with some vouchers courtesy of Joules Clothing with whom I did a giveaway in September – quite unlike my usual style, but it’s soooo ladylike and smart, I just love it.

I actually wore this outfit last month to an event held by Fantasy Shopper – an extremely addictive online site that allows you to build a virtual dream wardrobe and share outfits with other users. Although it’s effectively for fun, it’s really creative and has links to the featured retailers’ websites where you can buy the items for real (though that’s probably a little dangerous where your bank account is concerned)!

Fantasy Shopper

They feature pretty much all the major brands you can think of – my favourites being Accessorize, Debenhams, Karen Millen, New Look, Reiss and Topshop (what can I say – I’m a high street girl!), but if you want to go true fantasy shopping/outfit creating there’s brands like Harrods and Browns as well. What I like most about it is the fact that you can browse many retailers all in one place, rather than having to visit their websites one at a time… it would take all day to look at that many online shops.

So pay Fantasy Shopper a visit – and have a look out for outfits by yours truly (I might see you there)!

Happy Thursday everyone πŸ™‚

Catherine x
Blouse: c/o Joules, Skirt: Debenhams (), Tights: ASOS, Heels: French Connection (old), Black spike bracelet: New Look, Watch: Debenhams, Rings: ASOS, Nails: Barry M Cobalt

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Linking up to:

Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style
Monday Mingle at Momtrends
What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy


  1. 18 January 2013 / 12:10 am

    So cute and classy! Love the red hair!


  2. 16 January 2013 / 10:27 pm

    I adore your style! You are so creative!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    El Atelier

  3. 16 January 2013 / 8:10 pm

    This is so classic and pretty. I really love the tights and shoes! So cute together.
    Visiting from WIWW.

  4. 16 January 2013 / 5:06 pm

    Love the skirt and shirt. Don't think I could wear the shoes though, not unless I crawled on my hands and knees haha. xx

  5. 16 January 2013 / 3:59 pm

    you look so pretty! that leather skirt is so edgy and your leggings and heels add an eclectic touch! another amazing look! πŸ™‚

    C's Evolution of Style

  6. 16 January 2013 / 2:25 pm

    Love this look. So pretty.

  7. 16 January 2013 / 3:11 am

    Carolina Herrera never wore it better … perfect tights and shoes. Such an artful approach, as always.

  8. 14 January 2013 / 7:57 pm

    You can't go wrong with black and whte and you make this combination so classy. I truly love how you managed to put an outfit together that is so romantic and put together, yet somehow its also extremely refreshing and inviting. I also love the little details, your pattern tights, the wonderful nail polish, and your shoes, O' the shoes. (In fact I seriously want to take them right off your feet, they are wonderful).

  9. 14 January 2013 / 6:37 pm

    Such a pretty outfit, and in such classic shapes! The patterned tights are fantastic…

  10. 14 January 2013 / 5:17 pm

    Such a gorgeous blouse! I know you are a master with colors, but you DO look fabulous in this simple and elegant look.

  11. 14 January 2013 / 2:33 pm

    I want that top. I would wear it with everything!

  12. 14 January 2013 / 2:09 pm

    I adore black and ivory, esp this glorious feminine blouse, Catherine! Thanks for sharing the beauty with Visible Monday. xxx

  13. 13 January 2013 / 2:25 am

    Girl you look absolutely beautiful in these pictures! I love the cream and black of your outfit with your red hair πŸ™‚

  14. 12 January 2013 / 1:56 pm

    Yes – I love the idea of wearing simple black and white with a "pow" item like the tights. Even your nail polish gives the pow effect!

  15. 11 January 2013 / 9:54 pm

    I love the details on the blouse – you look so pretty, Catherine!

  16. 11 January 2013 / 9:47 pm

    Black and white with a twist (shoes, tights).My kind of girl. Lovely.

  17. 11 January 2013 / 3:13 pm

    classic & chic . . . with a little edge? YES PLEASE!
    beautiful post!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  18. 11 January 2013 / 3:05 pm

    Catherine you look gorgeous! I love your skirt and it looks super chic with that cream blouse. The patterned tights and heeled brogues are perfect for giving this ladylike look an edgier twist but in subtle and beautiful way! I also Love the colour of your nails! πŸ™‚

    Take care and have a great weekend,

    Daniella xox

  19. 11 January 2013 / 5:16 am

    Super chic look! Love the skirt!

  20. 11 January 2013 / 3:50 am

    im going to have to check this site out, its right up my alley!!!! and what a good pick with the blouse….its gorgeous…..the entire look is gorgeous!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  21. 11 January 2013 / 1:49 am


    • 12 January 2013 / 4:16 pm

      Oh I don't know, Sheree – what can I say, I'm a hypocrite ;))))
      Haha it just happens by accident… glad you like it, my lovely xo

  22. 11 January 2013 / 1:25 am

    I am in love with this look. I just adore those shoes I am so jealous! I wish they were mine. Love this chic look with the tights

  23. 10 January 2013 / 11:58 pm

    I love a ladylike blouse like this, Catherine — with unexpected tights and shoes. Marvelous! xoxoxo

  24. Carly
    10 January 2013 / 10:06 pm

    I wear solid black and white so often I had to create a tab for it on my blog, lol.

    Adore this look…uber chic and stylish!
    Hope you are well and Happy New Year!

  25. 10 January 2013 / 8:40 pm

    You know how much I love to see you in skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Glorious.

  26. 10 January 2013 / 6:13 pm

    I am SOOOO in love with this look, Catherine. Those shoes are AMAZING!!!

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.


    • 12 January 2013 / 4:13 pm

      Oh Terri thank you so much – I've now had a chance to pop over and check it out! I've left you a comment! x

  27. Adrienne Shubin
    10 January 2013 / 5:12 pm

    That skirt is fantastic! And I love it with that blouse.

  28. laisi27
    10 January 2013 / 4:53 pm

    I love black & white combos. And I think it is perfect for you, perhaps because of you hair…
    The blouse is soooo romantic!! I love it!!

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