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Preppy style with readers ("The Catherine" by

It’s pretty exciting as a blogger to have something named after you, and I’m so pleased to finally be able to show you “The Catherine” reading glasses (you may have seen a sneak preview of them on Instagram).

Five bloggers and I have collaborated with to curate the “Influencer Collection” – you might just see a few faces that you know well! We each had a new pair named after us and chose other glasses that we felt were also our style… you can see my choices in the photos below (I especially love the wood-effect ones).

The Catherine comes in four colourways: Green Tortoise/Mint, Purple Tortoise/Yellow (as worn by me here above and below, respectively); also Brown Tortoise/Red and Brown Tortoise/Yellow. I think this is the perfect shape for my face: the low bridge makes my nose a little shorter (read why I like that here) and the slight cat-eye shape shows off my eyebrows. The glasses at are so reasonably priced you could treat yourself to several pairs in different colours and styles.


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For the photo shoot I went all-out with a preppy bookworm theme – wearing a sweater with the clever collar from CeCe Toppings over the scuba dress cleverly turned it into a skirt. This was a gorgeous outfit with clean lines and crisp, neutral colours. What better way to show off some funky two-tone glasses?

I now have a fabulous collection of reading glasses that I can match to my outfits – do you wear glasses and do you have different pairs to match them to what you’re wearing that day? Do share in the comments!

Preppy style with navy and grey
Preppy style with readers ("The Catherine" by
Above: The Catherine

Preppy style with readers
Above: The Journey glasses

Above: The other pairs I chose for my collection were: Left: The Journey (love this wood effect), Top right: The Jetsetter (doing my best Kevin Costner in JFK impression in these), Bottom right: The Blythe (hot pink – yessss!) - The Influencers Collection
Catherine x

P.S. If you want to see what the rest of this scuba fabric dress looks like, click here to see it in its full “it’s a dress!” glory.

Dress (worn as skirt): , Sweater: c/o , Collar: c/o Cece Toppings, Shoes: River Island (old), Nails: Maybelline Gel Nail Colour Divine Wine 265

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  1. 12 November 2014 / 6:51 pm

    I love your photo in action, it is so alive.
    Thank you soooooooooooooo much for being part of Share-in-Style.
    Do forget to come back to vote on Thursday, please, it is all about the fun

    • 12 November 2014 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you Sacramento – I loved that action shot too!!

  2. 11 November 2014 / 8:26 pm

    They have some great frames. All three of them suit you. Must of awesome to have one named after you.

    • 12 November 2014 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you Ivana – these shoes always get people talking, they were a real winner!! x

  3. 11 November 2014 / 4:01 pm

    Yes, I have many reading glasses–really fun ones–strewn all over the house. Your post today has inspired me to photograph some of them. Your pics are too cute!!!!

    • 12 November 2014 / 8:17 pm

      Mine are all over the house too, Marea ( and in different handbags, too)!! Thanks so much for your lovely compliments x

    • 12 November 2014 / 8:17 pm

      Oh I didn't actually design them, Coco (though I'd love to take the credit)! I chose them from's new collection before they launched as the ones to be named after me. But thank you hun! x

  4. 10 November 2014 / 11:01 am

    very pretty! Love the skirt and color.


    • 12 November 2014 / 8:16 pm

      So glad you do, Kimberly – thank you!

  5. 7 November 2014 / 5:04 pm

    Congrats Catherine! You must be really proud. Saw Annette's and just wanted to pop by and congratulate. I got some reading glasses last week when in New York and they got an orange accent which is real fun.You look really lovely wearing those specs. xo Sabina OceanblueStyle

    • 12 November 2014 / 8:15 pm

      Oooooh I like the sound of an orange accent, Sabina (I can't stop)!! Thanks so much xx

    • 12 November 2014 / 8:14 pm

      It seems the blue ones are going down well with everyone! Thank you lovely Alice xx

    • 12 November 2014 / 8:14 pm

      They're so cool, aren't hey, Heather?! Thank you!

  6. 6 November 2014 / 10:16 am

    Wow, what a stunning pair of glasses, and very you. I'm a full time glasses wearer so don't think these would be suitable for me, but if they were I'd definitely get the mint pair. And the purple/yellow.

    • 12 November 2014 / 8:14 pm

      Hehe sounds like you had to stop yourself with listing all the glasses you'd get, Nicola…!!! Thank you hun x

  7. 6 November 2014 / 10:00 am

    This is such an honor, to have glasses named after you! I can't even… it's so awesome ^_^ I love them and I love the outfit, looks preppy and chic! You're a doll!

    • 7 November 2014 / 5:31 pm

      Aww thanks Keit – and yes it was great to be asked… the addition of the word "The" somehow makes it for me ("The Catherine" sounds better than "Catherine" for some reason, lol)!

  8. 6 November 2014 / 5:02 am

    Very "sexy librarian," dearest Catherine (am I allowed to say that?!) So fun that you had a style of eyeglass frames named after you…the tortoise-plus-colour combinations make them perfect personality pieces!! P.S. I'm swooning over those shoes!! XOXO

    • 7 November 2014 / 5:30 pm

      Yeahhhhhh you're allowed that, Monika!!!! Thank you so much, and yes whenever I wear these shoes I always make at least one person swoon :)))

  9. 5 November 2014 / 11:23 pm

    This is so exciting Catherine! Congratulations, the designs are gorgeous and I love the colours. 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    • 7 November 2014 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you Daniella – I'm so pleased with the design I chose… the colours are great, aren't they?! x

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