All White With Pops Of Red (& Lots Of Hot Air Balloons)

Panama hat & white t-shirt and skirt
Panama hat & white t-shirt and skirt
Panama hat & white t-shirt
Panama hat & aviators
Panama hat & white t-shirt
Gold rings & red bag

Hot air balloons

Although I was dressed more as if I were watching the cricket (as a friend mentioned!), all white and a Panama hat seemed just right for a boiling hot day at a local balloon festival. The weather in the UK is just ridiculous at the moment – whoever heard of more than two days of hot, unbroken sunshine in a row? It’s been nearly two weeks now with no signs of stopping.

But I am not complaining – I get to wear all my summer skirts and dresses that have been languishing unworn in my summer wardrobe year after year. So all white with a couple of pops of red and a Panama hat? A perfect choice in my (blue mirrored aviator) eyes. And if you ever have an opportunity to go to a balloon festival – DO IT. It is one of the most awe-inspiring, beautiful sights I’ve ever seen.

Have you been to a hot air balloon festival before? Even better – have you been UP in one? I guess that’s the next stage for me…!

Catherine x
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Skirt: Asos, Boyfriend t-shirt: Asos, Panama hat: Amazon, Sandals: Wrangler, Sunglasses: Asos*, Belt: Asos, Bag: Debenhams

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  1. 25 July 2013 / 5:50 am

    Clever of you to wear white against all the bright color! Looking lovely of course. Interesting how white makes your sunnies look especially delicate, or is it just me? Big ballons scare me to death … too many horrible accidents this year. But they are always beautiful to see!

  2. 22 July 2013 / 9:27 pm

    Perfect summer outfit.

  3. 21 July 2013 / 1:05 am

    Great post "All White With Pops Of Red". fashion styles, beautiful pics. you may like cheap prom dresses

  4. 20 July 2013 / 9:18 pm

    Hello Catherine,

    I found one of your looks on Asos Fashion Finder and thought must check out her blog and boy glad I did. You have impeccable style and excellent blog you got here. Following you and look forward to reading your future posts.


  5. 20 July 2013 / 8:07 pm

    That looks like a great day out Catherine, and amazing photos too. Love the all white look, keep meaning to try it but get side tracked with colour, but it's such a classy look! X

  6. 20 July 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Amazing how good you can look in such a simple outfit. Is it the hat? Is it the belt? The knotted shirt? You? That splendid photographer? (Your husband is a very good student, don't you think?)

  7. 20 July 2013 / 2:00 pm

    Love this white outfit – I might look at trying to replicate it! I've been up in a tethered balloon in Paris. I'm not good with heights, so I was a bit hesitant at first, but the balloon ascended so gently that I was surprised to suddenly find that we were high up with superb views over one of my favourite cities. Highly recommended!


  8. 20 July 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Hi there- such a cool and chic outfit, the balloons look awesome too!

  9. 20 July 2013 / 11:35 am

    wonderful pics, love that white outfit

  10. 19 July 2013 / 10:59 pm

    Fabulous in all-white, Catherine, and love the hat. Ballooning looks like great fun. xoxoxoxo

  11. 19 July 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Stunning look in white, Catherine. I just love this type of skirt, it is so feminine and flattering.
    Enjoy the good weather which finally arrived in Germany as well!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  12. 19 July 2013 / 4:59 pm

    Hehe i've never heard of a balloon festival before, how cool! I love this look Catherine, you are looking so chic with your Panama hat. Adore these photos to, beautiful 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  13. 19 July 2013 / 2:25 pm

    Love, love your skirt! Also great fedora…

  14. 19 July 2013 / 2:12 pm

    I love you in sikrt and dresse so much.
    Wonderful sunset pics, Catherine.
    Have a fantastic weekend.
    I do hope it cools down by next week when we are coming to Englad to scape the heat.

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