1950s Style Gingham, Plus My Eyebrow Style

50s style: gingham & swing skirt
50s style: gingham & swing skirt
50s style: gingham & bow necktie
50s style: gingham & swing skirt
These particular eyebrows caused a bit of a kerfuffle when I posted a selfie on my Instagram feed a few days ago (which was the day these photos were taken)… to read the conversation and find out what on earth I’m going on about click here. It did give me a laugh that day…!

My eyebrows actually receive quite a lot of comments on the blog, Instagram, Twitter, etc. – usually complimentary and that’s really nice of people! However they have been getting a bit big for their, er, boots and would you believe it, they’ve only gone and opened up their own Twitter account* (I keep forgetting – just the one is tweeting. You can follow him/her on Twitter @notlambseyebrow – whatever next ?! 😉


The initial Instagram conversation (starting “Dude, change your eyebrow style…”) absolutely cracks me up every time I read it – I’ve finally reached the point in this blogging lark where I can safely say that I can handle the unwanted comments: either kill ’em with kindness… or just mess with their minds. Currently I’m in favour of the latter – naughty, I know, but so much fun!

I’m still hankering after votes please as I’m a finalist in the Bath in Fashion blogger awards, which is a major regional UK blogger award! Please vote for me by clicking here… VOTING IS REALLY EASY and you won’t be asked for any personal details. Remember to vote once per device – that’s once on your PC, once on your phone, once on your iPad, once on your laptop, etc. Thank you so much for all your support!!!

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So it’s Friday at last… is it me or do the weeks following a Bank Holiday Monday seem to to go slower?! Have a great weekend everyone!
Catherine x

Shop my look! Items marked* are the actual items, if still available:

Shirt: Marks & Spencer, Bow neck tie: Asos*, Skirt: Asos, Shoes: Zalando, Tights: Unknown, Watch: Debenhams, Apple ring: Asos, Bracelets: Asos


*The Twitter account @notlambseyebrow has actually been set up and is run by myself, in case that wasn’t clear to anyone…!

Linking up to:

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  1. April 5, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    this has to be my favorite look i've ever seen on you! so pretty!!!

  2. April 5, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    Love this color combo. It's matchy without being TOO matchy-matchy. LOVE IT.

  3. April 5, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    I can't look at myself in the mirror without considering how to 'rearrange' my brows – my husband thinks I have finally lost it! #stilllaughing

  4. April 5, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    I love this. I actually posted a blue and green look with full skirt myself 2 days ago. It's such a great colour combo.

  5. April 5, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    The fit and colour of this skirt are amazing, perfect for you!

    Ohh and not to forget the styling of your eyebrows 😉 Maybe you should let us all know where we can buy them?? *g*

    Lady of Style

    • April 6, 2013 / 11:47 am

      I've been thinking about opening up an Etsy shop to sell eyebrow styles, Annette.

      Oh, I MUST stop it, right now!!!!!!!!!!


  6. April 5, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    Although one of your simplest looks it's still put together with this great talent of yours for details.I love the bow(genious detail)aaand of course your brows!

  7. April 5, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    Love, love, love, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I want it all, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • April 6, 2013 / 11:48 am

      Haha you wait Sacramento – I have ANOTHER outfit post with a skirt (well, dress) ready to go up on Sunday. That's three in a row for me – probably a record!!

      Thank you as always xoxo

  8. April 5, 2013 / 10:48 pm

    Brilliant shoes! Love them, and this fab skirt, and of course . .. the BROWS! : >

  9. April 6, 2013 / 6:51 am

    Haha! Playing with their minds is so fun! LOL. I still can't believe someone said that to you. Your comeback's are great. You look so pretty in these photos. Beautiful hair and carefree. Love it! Hope you have a great weekend! <3


  10. April 6, 2013 / 7:35 am

    Hi there-a very stylish look indeed, love the colour of your skirt-perfect for Spring!

  11. April 6, 2013 / 10:15 am

    Hehehehe well I freaking LOVE your eyebrows! You look amazing my dear, loving that shirt of yours and it looks stunning with that colour green, I also think the neck tie is a super chic touch. You honestly have such beautiful hair Catherine, loving it in this straightened style 🙂

    Take care and enjoy your weekend,
    Daniella xox

  12. April 6, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    Oh my gosh, you're too funny! Hey, congrats on being mentioned on IFB…such a great article!

    Hope you have some great plans for the weekend!!

    knocked up fabulous

  13. April 6, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    hey Catherine, thank you for tweeting my look. My twitter handle is @KristinaJelcic

  14. April 6, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    I too was struck by how nice your straightened hair looks! But, I like it curled and in a bun…and with Green Eggs and Ham. :o)

    So happy you shared the eyebrow conversation for those of us not on Twitter! Funny thing, I've looked in the mirror in the morning and thought, "I need to groom my eyebrows more, like Not Dressed As Lamb." Of course now I'm just gonna picture them as a mustache! :o)


  15. April 6, 2013 / 10:11 pm

    You look so gorgeous – I love the colours you have teamed together in this outfit. It all goes together so perfectly.
    Your eyebrows definitely deserve their time in the spotlight in their own right. Good for you for letting them take centre stage!

    Yours Sincerely, New Follower and Eyebrow Envier

  16. April 6, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    LOL! As we say in the US, "haters gonna hate". Your detractors are just showing how lowbrow they are (pun irresistible and intended).
    Yours is the second blue gingham shirt I've seen today and I love it paired with the green skirt. It all screams Spring in the best possible sense!

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  17. April 7, 2013 / 12:33 am

    I love this look. I cannot believe that someone seriously make a Twitter account for your eyebrow, sounds like someone is seriously jealous. Also it sounds like someone needs to get a life!

  18. April 7, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    Ahem. I LOVE your eyebrows. As a hairstylist and facialist, I see hordes of over-tweezed women come through our salon. It's a crime against humanity! But seriously – I love your full brow. They set off your features beautifully. I just discovered your blog via IFB, and I am loving it! I'm a non-traditional fashion blogger as well. I'm almost 39, and I love clothes. Among other things! (Where do all these young girls get their money for clothes, anyway??) That's just the jealousy talking, I'm sure. You have great style, and you're such a creative dresser. Cheers!

  19. April 7, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    Your eyebrows are perfect! That is all. 😉

  20. April 7, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    I love that entire outfit! And the whole eyebrow thing is such an interesting conversation–I think it's awesome that you have such a good attitude about it!

  21. April 7, 2013 / 11:50 pm

    I've never followed someone's eyebrow before so, of course, I had to!!! Fun post. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

  22. April 8, 2013 / 2:16 am

    Love the Twitter account! And what a beautiful outfit!

    If you get a sec, please check out my latest post. Thank you 🙂



  23. April 8, 2013 / 2:31 am

    Love the look…and especially the blue booties tying it all togethter! I plan to read about the eyebrows next…very compelling!

  24. April 8, 2013 / 2:51 am

    Great look!!! I love the color of the skirt. Also I love your pictures and I was wondering what camera and lense you use?



  25. April 8, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    I am soooo in love with that skirt Catherine!!! Lovely vintage inspired look. PS I found you over at the Monday Bloom link-up! Have a fab day xo

  26. April 8, 2013 / 3:46 pm

    Ha ha ha @the eyebrow account! Such pretty ones deserve their own social media presence, I guess!:-) You look absolutely marvelous in gingham and the colors are just divine! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

  27. April 8, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    this is a dreamboat of a look on you girl! Love the colors, the bow, the midi, the fishnets..its all just perfection:)

    Hope you are well.

  28. April 8, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    Love your green skirt, your outfit is great. Arr now I know why the eyebrows added me on twitter hehe 🙂

  29. April 8, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    You look fabulous. Love the tights. Are they the squares of fishnets the right way up? And you have funny eyebrows. By that I mean that they have great senses of humour. Well one of them anyway.

    Fur Earwig

  30. April 8, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Love your outfit. The bow top is gorgeous. Visiting from the link up. I'm also hosting one this Thursday April 11. Show me your favorite Spring Trend. HOpe you can join.



  31. April 9, 2013 / 2:51 am

    From Visible Monday
    This look is so pretty, the green skirt and blue shoes are such a burst of vibrant colors.

  32. April 9, 2013 / 9:11 pm

    Happy to vote for you again, all of you … your right-facing twin above (or are you the other one?) and both your brows. You all look like a spring flower … so pretty.

    BTW … I have a pair of multi-color pumps that remind me of your "yarn-wool-heels", 'cept these are a polished cotton print. Stop by please, if you have a chance, to see them.
    Have a groovy week,

  33. April 10, 2013 / 9:05 am

    you look gorgeous! ouch to the awseome not! comment! in my opinion you look all awesome! lovely to find another UK blogger xxxx

  34. April 10, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    Just pinned this! Love the green and blue together 🙂 Especially in love with that skirt and those shoes.

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