My Go-To-Uniform Part 2 | White Skinnies & A Floral Pyjama Jacket

Printed jacket & white skinnies
Printed jacket & white skinnies
Printed jacket & white skinnies
White skinnies & tan platforms
Printed jacket & white skinnies
Arm candy & chevron rings
Printed jacket
Okay, I have to warn you… these white skinnies are going to be on the blog a LOT over the next few weeks (or maybe longer). It’s the perfect weather to wear them at the moment – spring like, but definitely not hot. I’m feeling a bit Liz Hurley, the amount I’m wearing them at the moment (I’m sure she never takes hers off, either).

So I’ve realised that my Go-To Uniform of skinnies, blazer and heels is a lot more prevalent in my daily attire than I thought: this is the second version after part one last week. This jacket was chosen for me when I went to a personal shopper at Debenhams a couple of weeks back; I was lucky enough to have been given a voucher with a whole load of treats attached (personal shopper, beauty consultation, manicure, tea and cake in the restaurant) as a thank you for some work I’d done for someone. I was a little hesitant about the personal shopper thing, but I didn’t tell the lovely young lady beforehand that I had a style blog, and I pretty much gave her free reign.

Basically the personal shopping thing is a totally free service, and you’re under no obligation to buy. But if they get it spot-on, then you’ve got yourself some great new pieces that you might not otherwise have chosen yourself. This jacket is totally me (soft blazer in a wild pattern ? er, yes please!), and although I did buy the pyjama-style matching pants I’ll be taking them back unfortunately – only because of the fit (they could have done with being looser from the knee down). Shame – I would have loved a man-repelling pyjama pant suit.

So I came away with several pieces that I love, all to be seen on the blog in time… so thank you Rosie from Debenhams in Bath, you did a great job! I would definitely recommend it as a service to take advantage of (it’s free), and who says us style bloggers get it right every time… I certainly don’t!

Next week: I have a special week in store for you. Think vintage, for a whole week, starting Monday. In the meantime I have a couple more OOTD posts, maybe featuring my white jeans again. I did warn you 😉

(Anyone else obsessing over one particular item of clothing at the moment? Or tried a personal shopper? Let me know!)

Catherine x

Jacket: Debenhams, Jeans: Asos, Tank: F+F at Tesco, Heels: French Connection (old), Choker: Asos, Spike cuff: New Look, Chevron rings: Asos


  1. 13 May 2013 / 1:17 am

    I just online bought a pair of distressed white skinnies too. God knows how am I gonna pack my ginormous behind in them, but it's done now. If I look half as good in mine as you do in yours, I've done well.

  2. 9 May 2013 / 4:15 am

    Those shoes are ridiculously charming!

  3. 9 May 2013 / 1:22 am

    you had me at white skinnies……but that jacket…..this is literally the perfect outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  4. 9 May 2013 / 12:47 am

    These white skinnies are perfection on you. If I looked like that I wouldn't take them off-ever (at least until fall)!! I've never worked with a personal shopper but my mom has a 'girl' at Nordstrom. They seem to be besties and mom is pretty stylish! 😉
    xx, Heather

  5. 8 May 2013 / 9:40 pm

    I love a pair of tighty white-ys but when do you stop with the look, let's just say I am well past 40, should I be heading towards silk palazzos? Which I love by the way so wouldn't be a huge hardship…

  6. 8 May 2013 / 7:28 pm

    Such gorgeous photos Catherin! Love that blazer and love those fabulous shoes 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  7. 8 May 2013 / 6:35 pm

    I am right there with ya on loving my white skinnies this time of year! You look gorgeous 🙂
    xo- Marion

  8. 8 May 2013 / 4:57 pm

    Love the jacket, and such a reasonable price too! I went to a personal stylist (Debenhams on Oxford Street in London) before my 60th birthday as I wanted a special outfit for the occasion and I hoped that she might bring me things I wouldn't have thought of for myself, which she did. I also went to Banana Republic on Regent Street: before that appointment the stylist asked what sort of clothes and colours I liked so I gave her a link to my blog. She had selected some great clothes for me to try on but the main reason I thought she was good was that, when I tried on a pair of trousers which I felt were a fraction tight around the waist, she pointed out that they had some stretch and the next size up would be too big. I tried sitting down in them and realised she was quite right, but on my own I would probably have bought the larger size. My best personal stylist though is my youngest daughter, who has a knack of picking the right style and colours for me: she's a great person to go shopping with!


  9. 8 May 2013 / 4:44 pm

    This is what I call a perfect spring outfit, and I agree, you are the only one I've seen whose legs don't look fat in skinny jeans, haha. I love the floral jacket.

    Great blog, btw, woudl you like to follow each other?


  10. 8 May 2013 / 2:43 pm

    Love that jacket, especially paired with white jeans. Lovely!

  11. 8 May 2013 / 2:00 pm

    You are also so chic and lovely! The blazer is totally you. White skinnies are perfect between the cool and the warm transition of spring to summer. I can see while you are living in them.

    A vintage week all week next week? I can't wait to see it! I'm sure you will be a jaw droppingly gorgeous and stylish as ever! xo! Bella Q

  12. 8 May 2013 / 12:49 pm

    I love the floral jacket so much, florals are always my favourite. I adore how unique the shoes are and how much of a statement they make.

  13. 8 May 2013 / 12:13 am

    Gorgeous jacket … love it a lot. I'm pretty much passionate about Asian prints but haven't found many that I really like. This one isn't the least costumey, and looks perfect.
    Good for you!

  14. 7 May 2013 / 8:25 pm

    Ooooh …. the shoes caused my heart to flutter .. lovely outfit and what an awesome treat you received.

  15. 7 May 2013 / 7:52 pm

    I love my white jeans, but I am such a spaz. Thank goodness for bleach. How do you keep yours clean.

  16. 7 May 2013 / 7:20 pm

    That's a lovely jacket. I'm steadily trying to build up my collection of blazers.

  17. 7 May 2013 / 6:45 pm

    This is a great look and you look very sophisticated. Love the jacket and great accessories.

  18. 7 May 2013 / 6:36 pm

    Yes, the white skinnies are completely *you* and worthy of regular showings. Fabulous jacket and shoes too. xoxoxo

  19. 7 May 2013 / 5:40 pm

    Gorgeous photos and great look, Catherine.
    When I saw the shoes I knew this is "your" look – they are perfect for you.

    Interesting experience, I never tried a personal shopper, probably because I wouldn't feel confident if I don't buy…

    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

  20. 7 May 2013 / 2:33 pm

    I like your outfit a LOT, and also white jeans are on the top of my list right now! Love th blazer too. always with style, you!

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