Casual Breton Stripes & Spring Rain

Khaki parka & Breton stripes
Kangol denim bag with brooches
Blue fedora & a tie-dye grey snood
Did you all have a great weekend? I’m envious of anyone who had sunshine and/or warm temperatures… spring is STILL not making an appearance in Blighty! 

We had mostly rain this weekend and the weekend before (when these pictures were taken). It felt like sub-zero temperatures whilst I was out there in the cold – I was frozen to the bone after just 10 minutes in the wind and rain. But now, with hindsight, I do rather like the effect of the rain in the photos: I like all the pretty droplets, not that I want to suffer like that every time I have outfit photos to take (click here to see my Instagram picture taken straight after the shoot)!

Thank you to everyone that entered the massive $1000 Visacard giveaway over the last couple of weeks (best of luck…!). I’m stoked to have so many new followers: I just want to say a big hello to all of you, new followers and old. I hope you’ll stick around – plus if you’re not yet following on Bloglovin then CLICK HERE so you don’t lose me come July when GFC is retired!

Hope you all have a great week – there’ll be another outfit post on Wednesday so I’ll see you back here then 🙂

Catherine x
Fedora: Forever 21, Parka: La Redoute, Snood: ASOS, Breton Top: ASOS, Jean: Gap, Wedge sneakers: ASOS, Bag: Kangol, Earrings: eBay, Brooches L-R: Local shop / Accessorize Local shop / ASOS / Shh by Sadie, Finger tip rings: ASOS, Nails: Nails Inc The Thames

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  1. March 18, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    I always shy away from taking my photos in the rain, but you're right…the rain adds special feel to the photos. They look beautiful.
    And you're just so adorable in the parka and hat combo.

    • March 18, 2013 / 7:58 pm

      Awww thanks, Kristina…! I usually avoid rain too – but I think the hat helps. It keeps your face dry, and without it I think I'd be screwing up my face (not a good look)! xo

  2. March 18, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    you are the cutest! love those shoes!

  3. March 18, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    Love this look. Perfect for March in England! That nail polish colour is also totally RAD!

  4. March 18, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    You look so cute in hats! I love wide brimmed fedoras. 🙂 That jacket is cute too and I always love a good cargo jacket with stripes! Hope the weather turns around for you soon. <3


  5. March 18, 2013 / 7:19 pm

    Great look, perfect for combating the rain! Love the classic stripes with the parka and the wedge sneakers add a cool twist! I must say how much I love the colour of your hat, gorgeous! 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  6. March 18, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    Love the Breton stripes, any day of the week, Catherine! You'll have lots of flowers coming this Spring, eh?

  7. March 19, 2013 / 1:11 am

    I like the effect of the rain drops on the hat. And you are rocking those shoes! You make them look good with every outfit. 🙂

  8. March 19, 2013 / 3:48 am

    We've actually been having snow today here in Northern Illinois…spring is really being elusive!

    I love your look today! The hat and scarf look so chic with the breton shirt…and your red hair looks so pretty with the whole look.

    Here's hoping for warmth and sunshine soon!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

    • March 20, 2013 / 9:09 am

      Parts of the UK still have snow, Cindy, but we've managed to avoid it in the South West. Come on sunshine I say!!! Thanks for your lovely comments xoxo

  9. March 19, 2013 / 10:36 am

    Cool look!

  10. March 19, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    Oh my goodness! LOVE this look SO much!
    Your photos are just stunning…..even in rain!!

  11. March 19, 2013 / 3:41 pm

    Your chic looks so effortless … I imagine you swishing through your closet, grabbing a hat and scarf on the way out, apparently without much stress. If I am to enjoy a decent hat, I have to love it on a woman built like you. The moment I go for the fedora and the anorak, it's immediate identification with little old bag lady. Or a blue mushroom, so I am told.
    Thank you for dressing for us all to see … always a treat!

  12. March 19, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    The weather here is crazy. One day it is raining and the next it is sunny. The temps keep changing from warm to freezing. And tomorrow there is a chance of snow flurries.

    I love your outfit. The scarf and jacket looks so great over your striped top.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  13. March 19, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    You make the rain look fun, lovely photos 🙂 I'm hiding away today as I have a sore throat and so looking forward to spring now.Great outfit, love your sneakers. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays…

    • March 20, 2013 / 9:18 am

      Never fear the fedora, Kristin – it's the hat of choice of Indiana Jones, so in my book that makes it the greatest hat EVER!! ;))

  14. March 20, 2013 / 2:16 am

    I usually try to stay home during the rain, but looking at your photos I realize that it's possible to get beautiful photos even during the nasty weather:) Love your fedora!

  15. March 20, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    There's so much I love about this outfit, but the shoes have got to be my favorite. I think need a pair like it ASAP! 🙂

  16. March 20, 2013 / 2:49 pm

    Love this look, especially the hat and the socks poking out of your trainers.

  17. March 20, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    Brave! I'm scared to take my camera out in the rain, don't want to damage it. That also serves as a handy excuse to not have to get cold & wet, so I'm running with it. 🙂 That aside, I like this look, and how the droplets make your hat look sparkly.

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