Breton Stripes, Colour Blocking & Neutrals

Breton stripes & neutrals
I know I tend to be the girl that wears a lot of colour, but I do occasionally tone it down and hit the neutrals. The suede waterfall jacket is very old but is perfect for this time of year, especially with the Breton stripes and the colour blocked bag. I bought the New Look patent nude flats to have something totally neutral for the summer – they’re so comfy and of course they’re going to go with everything and anything this summer. 

You may have seen my curls if you’re following me on Instagram or Facebook – my hairdresser dried my hair like this and I loved it. She didn’t use curling tongs or rollers, and for someone who grew up with dead straight hair I can’t believe there was so much natural curl in it…!


Thank you for all the lovely comments I’ve been left over the past week or two – I’ve been away a lot but am now back home and can finally get round to replying to your comments – apologies for taking so long. Enjoy your week everyone 🙂



Colour block bag & neutrals
Neutrals with black skinnies
Breton stripes & neutrals
Breton stripes & red hair

Catherine x

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Jacket: Very (similar), Top: F&F Clothing, Jeans: Asos, Shoes: New Look, Bag: Next



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36 Comments

  1. April 7, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Hi Catherine! I think you look just as pretty in neutrals as color. 🙂 And girl, can we talk about that hair?! It's gorgeous!!! Loving the beachwave look & that color is AMAZING on you. I believe you are a redheaded at heart. PS: Wanna borrow your waterfall jacket. 😉 Have a fab week!!!

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

    • April 7, 2014 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks Debra – the curly hair has had a pretty amazing response…!!

  2. April 7, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    Best hair in the wold.
    Love, love, love.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  3. April 7, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    You look absolutely fantastic, loved the style and I must notice that you have very beautiful fit figure. The photography itself is lovely! Wish you nice week! <3 xoxo

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  4. April 7, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    Love this look on you, you really do suit neutrals as well as colour, how unfair!

    Maria xxx

  5. April 7, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    I love this look, Catherine and I'd instantly wear this entire outfit.
    Your nude shoes are so cute and also your bag is great!!

    xo
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • April 7, 2014 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks Annette – actually I can imagine you wearing this, I think it would suit you beautifully…!

  6. April 7, 2014 / 10:15 pm

    Oh you look gorgeous you lovely lady. I love your curls and I love this outfit. It's been lovely seeing you over these past few weeks. I'm very much looking forward to seeing you again soon at the bloggers' meet up and hopefully before. Hugs, Liz xxx http://www.whatlizzyloves.com

    • April 7, 2014 / 10:50 pm

      Oh I hope we'll meet up before then too, Liz!! Thanks hun, it's been lovely seeing you too x

  7. April 7, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Beautiful hair, Catherine! And I really like this neutral look, esp. accompanied by the fabulous bag. xox

  8. April 7, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Beautiful and chic Catherine. I adore your flats 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    • April 8, 2014 / 9:27 pm

      You've hit the nail on the head with the red hair always adding colour, sweetie! And thank you :))

  9. April 8, 2014 / 2:29 am

    amazingly awesome back, I adore that bag,.. I could go on but I will start repeating myself I am sure. The hair is fantastic, we all should have a hairdresser in our bathrooms every morning

    • April 10, 2014 / 1:17 pm

      Oh that would be amazing to have my hairdresser do my hair every morning, Linda!! Thanks my lovely x

  10. April 8, 2014 / 7:31 am

    Aaaaw man, the girls are so pretty! I love them ^_^ And you look dashing in both color and darker shades! ^_^

  11. April 8, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    Wow…love your hair this way, dear Catherine!! (Mind you, I always think your hair looks amazing!) And your neutral colour palette today ready lets that auburn mane take centre stage; sometimes, it's really fun to do a very different look, isn't it?!

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  12. April 8, 2014 / 9:08 pm

    AMAZING hair – wow
    Love the outfit too!

  13. April 9, 2014 / 6:54 pm

    i LOVE this neutral outfit, as much as im a girl who loves colour too i just can't help but love a good neutral outfit and this one is perfection. i think if i had to pick one outfit to live the rest of my days in (as hard as that would be..eek!) This is exactly what i'd choose. Lovely clean lines, great colours and comfy yet chic! Love it all!! and i can't remember if i mentioned on IG or twitter? But your hair curly is amazeballs! so so pretty, are you able to duplicate the look yourself? Normally when i have a great hairstyle done at the hairdressers i can never re-do it.. mostly because im terrible at all things hair lol!
    XXX

    • April 10, 2014 / 1:21 pm

      Gaaaaaah thanks Rachel!!! I wasn't taking any notice of what she was doing when she dried my hair, not just because she made me slide down into the seat and put my head right back, so I couldn't see anyway! I may ask her to do it the same again next time and get her to show me how. I've tried it myself but I can never seem to find the curl, just a lot of shaggy mess, hehe 😉

  14. April 9, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    You look so gorgeous in this color palette…and that bag! Love.

  15. April 12, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    I was indeed quite surprised to see you in black and white which combination I adore. So to me such an outfit is heaven. And it is such a good stage for this gorgeous curly red hair.
    Great, great bag as well.
    Greetje

  16. April 16, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    Ah this is the perfection of neutral tones! Classy, fun and yet understated. Also- your bag?- I'm drooling.

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