French Style: Distressed Patchwork Jeans | La Redoute Brand Ambassador Post

White summer top and distressed patchwork jeans

For my French Style La Redoute Ambassador post this month I’m talking La Redoute’s summer sale, which in years past has seen me stocking up on some seriously lovely pieces.

The total price of this outfit? Just over £100. The distressed patchwork jeans, sheer square neckline top and block-heeled sandals (also available in beige and blue) came to £103, which I think is such a bargain – they’re just a few of the best picks from La Redoute’s (always reliable) summer sale.

It’s no wonder I’ve been buying from this brand for so long – they have some of the best sales around, and regular offer codes only go further to bring your basket price down even further.


I am a brand ambassador for La Redoute after winning a competition to find two bloggers to represent the brand for 2014-15. The prize includes a budget to spend at La Redoute each month. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.


Distressed patchwork jeans

I’ve wanted a pair of patchwork jeans since I saw Rachel the Hat first rocking her amazing legs in these beauties a little ago, and my yearning for a pair of classic block-heel strappy sandals has finally been fulfilled.

One tip: I found that the top of the blouse was so sheer that even a flesh-coloured bra could be seen through it, so an underwired bra is a must. One more tip(!): this hairdo was brought to you via very dirty hair… a few days unwashed and having been in a plait gives you free licence to put a ton of dry shampoo in it before backcombing – and seeing what happens.

Big hair happens – that’s what!!

Have you fulfilled any yearnings for particular pieces in the summer sales – if so, what have you bought? And do you find you have a good hair day when your hair needs a wash like I had here…? Let me know in the comments!

Catherine x

White summer top and skinny jeans
Square neck sheer summer top

P.S. If you like this, you might like to see my previous La Redoute ambassador posts here

Top: La Redoute*, Jeans: La Redoute*, Sandals: La Redoute*, Bag: Accessorize, Earrings: Unknown (old), Nails: Essie Merino Cool

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  1. 19 August 2014 / 8:50 am

    I love your hair in this post! Casual, but very cool. You look amazing.

  2. 14 August 2014 / 3:14 am

    Cute! I just found your blog and I'm enjoying it. I'm not identifying with the younger fashion people or the older ones…trying to figure out where I belong as a reader and blogger. Thank you!

    • 13 August 2014 / 12:29 pm

      I can thoroughly recommend this pair, Lauren! x

  3. 12 August 2014 / 11:51 am

    Loving this look Catherine!!! You rock that hair girl…..LOVE it!!!!! xx

  4. 12 August 2014 / 10:38 am

    Awesome look! I just went to order the jeans, I love them, I was curious about the fit. I'm a 6/28 in most denims but according to their size guide I'd be a 12? Do they run small/tight? Thank you (and I want your hair! What a perfect color!) 🙂 Raine

    • 12 August 2014 / 12:29 pm

      I ordered my usual size and they fitted perfectly – they're pretty hard to get on (much wriggling required!) but once they're on, they're prefect. So go for your usual size and don't worry about the size guide.

      And thank you Raine for the lovely compliment x

  5. 12 August 2014 / 7:27 am

    Woah BABE!!!!

  6. 12 August 2014 / 7:04 am

    Wow!! Your hair ALWAYS looks pretty, dear Catherine…but today it looks so tousled and carefree; an amazing transformation!! Add those white feather earrings and this lovely, scallop-hemmed blouse…and I am in bohemian heaven!! P.S. I often find that my short hair looks best a day or two after I've washed it…which is a nice "lazy girl" bonus!! 😉

    • 12 August 2014 / 7:57 am

      Silly isn't it, Monika?? I was actually panicking that morning because I'd run out of time to wash it before going out. So I added a ton of dry shampoo and backcombed the life out of it and this is what happens: loads of compliments!! Thank you sweetie x

    • 12 August 2014 / 7:55 am

      Aww thanks Victoria my lovely!! Hope you're well x

  7. 11 August 2014 / 11:07 pm

    Hot! Your big hair is more-than-fabulous. xox

    • 12 August 2014 / 7:55 am

      Haha thanks Patti (I love the irony of how dirty it was in comparison to all the compliments)!

  8. 11 August 2014 / 9:29 pm

    And as far as summer sales go… well I wanted a new parka (mine was getting a bit too distressed) and I found one, I wanted some "not black" heels and I found some. Other bits and pieces. You don't wanna know 😛

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • 12 August 2014 / 7:54 am

      Hmm you sound a bit like me, Alexandra! Thank you x

  9. 11 August 2014 / 7:22 pm

    You look lovely. Especially with the dirty hair. If ai were you, I wouldn't wash it anymore haha.
    The blouse I like best.

    • 11 August 2014 / 9:18 pm

      If only that were possible, Greetje!! I think some birds were eyeing it up for a new nesting site however…! Thank you xx

    • 21 August 2014 / 7:30 pm

      In that case, better put on a hat. LOL (I am thinking of buying a proper good fedora for this winter. Even though hats don't really suit me or my hair.)

  10. 11 August 2014 / 7:07 pm

    I love those jeans!! I like that they're pretty much a basic skinny jean, but they have a big of a twist…and they look like they fit you perfectly 🙂

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae

    • 11 August 2014 / 9:17 pm

      Oh you should see me trying to get them on, Natasha… not a pretty sight! Once they're one they're fine though 😉 Thank you hun x

  11. 11 August 2014 / 6:52 pm

    Love this top! I've bought a few pieces from La Redoute but recently I haven't treated myself to anything even though I'm always getting offers come through to my inbox and the post! I love the quality of their clothes 🙂 I also love your hair! I've not tried dried shampoo before. I might have to get some.

    Yazmin xx

    • 11 August 2014 / 9:16 pm

      Oh the dry shampoo is a godsend, Yazmin! Thanks my lovely x

  12. 11 August 2014 / 5:56 pm

    Tons of love

    • 11 August 2014 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks Sacramento – but it was so DIRRRRRRRRTTTTTYYYYY!! Heehee xx

  13. 11 August 2014 / 5:55 pm

    *WOLF WHISTLES*** twit twooo lady, LOVING the big hair (the bigger the hair the closer to god, right?!) It really suits you, as does the patch jeans.. they are so fun aren't they! They just add a great funky edge to a normal jeans outfit. You are looking tremendously pretty here my lovely, and all at a bargainous price! La redoute is somewhere i obviously need to stop by!XXX

    • 11 August 2014 / 9:15 pm

      Aww thanks so much Rachel =blushes=!! Don't blame me when you've spent too much money there…!!!

  14. 11 August 2014 / 5:29 pm

    such a pretty blouse and I too have been looking at patchwork jeans since I saw them on Rachel. ( I just ordered a jumpsuit after seeing so many bloggers wear them, stay tuned for when that srrives

    • 11 August 2014 / 9:14 pm

      Rachel's our patchwork jeans inspiration girl, Linda! Thanks hun x

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