Simple Pink Knit With Grey Plaid – and Two Punches of Black

Soft pink, grey plaid trousers and black cut away heels

Oh I do like it when you finally get a chance to wear something you bought a little while ago, but not had an opportunity to wear it yet.

The chunky black necklace was bought in the Asos sale but since Christmas I haven’t done many things that required dressing up (I’ve been in loads of layers and a coat mostly). My parents celebrated their 58th(!) wedding anniversary the other weekend so we had an informal family get together and I made a little bit of an effort (any excuse).

I ended up being a bit too warm in the end – lots of people, central heating and food cooking = overheated Catherine. It didn’t stop me liking the combination of grey check trousers and pink sweater though (pink goes so well with these trooz), and of course the necklace gave it all an extra something (and bookended the black cut out shoes nicely).

Have you bought anything in the sales you’ve not yet worn? Do you ever buy a season ahead when things are super low bargain prices? I’d love to know…!

Soft pink, grey plaid trousers and black cut away heels
Soft pink and grey plaid trousers and black cut away heels
Soft pink, black chunky necklace
Soft pink, grey plaid trousers, black chunky necklace
Sweater: Thrifted, Trousers: Asos, Shoes: Asos, Necklace: Asos, Belt: La Redoute, Watch: Asos, Rings: kuka-me* / Cornish jewellers

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  1. 10 February 2015 / 6:31 am

    Dearest Catherine…this outfit immediately reminded me of something that a certain Hepburn sister – who shares your name, if not the spelling! – would have rocked!! Love the plaid (of course!)…and the pink of that sweater is delicious!! P.S. Cool chunky necklace!! P.P.S. Congrats to the parents for reaching such an amazing anniversary milestone!! XOXO

    • 10 February 2015 / 1:04 pm

      Katharine Hepburn?!!!!!!!! Now THAT I'll take!! Thank you Monika, that's a terrific compliment… I always loved both Hepburn ladies even when I was growing up, it's great that they shared a surname but were so different style (and personality) wise. Thank you sweetie – I shall pass on your regards to Mum and Dad, heehee ;))

  2. 10 February 2015 / 12:36 am

    Those shoes are amazing. I do buy a season ahead if I love it and know that I won't be tired of it the next year- that usually means a really classic piece over a trend for me. I don't have closet space for things like I once did!

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    • 10 February 2015 / 1:01 pm

      I think I'm like you on all those points, Marie!! I often buy things at the end of a season and they get maybe one or two wears – it's then put away for the next season and is like a lovely surprise when it's brought out again (in the right season) because I've usually forgotten I have it! Thanks sweetie xx

  3. 9 February 2015 / 11:25 am

    I tend to buy without thinking (I am trying to break this habit now) and end up selling them or giving them away. Love this fun look!

    • 9 February 2015 / 7:07 pm

      Hehe do I detect a shopping addiction, Mrs C…?! I'm quite bad myself too. We'll partner up and try to kick the habit together ;))
      Thank you sweetie x

  4. 8 February 2015 / 11:25 pm

    Wonderful, funky look and you look gorgeous, my dear redhead. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

    • 9 February 2015 / 7:06 pm

      My pleasure, Patti – you are of course a wonderful host! Thank you thank you x

  5. 8 February 2015 / 10:08 pm

    I love seeing redheads in pink. It's just a match made in heaven. The pants and shoes are very cool.

    • 9 February 2015 / 7:06 pm

      Aww thanks Deja! I always liked pink on redheads too. xx

    • 9 February 2015 / 7:05 pm

      A DIY should be quite easy, JJ – the braided part is some sort of lightweight stretchy fabric so I reckon t-shirt fabric would work well. Add some loops as you go, voilà! And I'm sorry about always featuring the trousers… resist! Resist!!!

      Thank you so much my lovely :))

  6. 7 February 2015 / 9:08 pm

    I just buy things I like, I don't try and buy things in season. I think most items you can make trans-seasonal with a bit of thought e.g. I can layer up a summer dress and wear it in winter. But I do indeed have things unworn in my wardrobe right now! Love you in pink, it's so flattering with your hair and skintone. x

    • 9 February 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Yep I'm definitely feeling the colour pink at the moment, Porcelina! I too have a few unworn things in my wardrobe, mostly because they're a bit tight =oops=

      Thank so much for your lovely comment x

  7. 7 February 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Catherine~ I love the brogues with this outfit. And I'm also loving the soft slouchiness of it…those plaid pants are fabulous! I often buy things on sale that are out of season…can't resist a good deal! 🙂

    • 9 February 2015 / 5:01 pm

      Haha we were having a slap up Chinese meal Debbie, so I went with looser trousers for that reason!! Thanks so much my lovely x

    • 7 February 2015 / 11:07 am

      Thank you Katie – so glad I got to finally wear it!! x

  8. 6 February 2015 / 6:08 pm

    Two punches of black (great naming) add the spark to the outfit. It looks great!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • 6 February 2015 / 8:38 pm

      Aww thanks, Martina!! And a lovely weekend to you too x

    • 6 February 2015 / 5:24 pm

      Hehe it's a beauty, isn't it Chrissie? Thank you sweetie!!

  9. 6 February 2015 / 10:16 am

    This outfit is amazing, I love the colour.
    The plaid pants are great.

  10. 6 February 2015 / 6:47 am

    Ooh! I'm glad you included a closeup of the necklace. It's so neat and unusual.

    For me, I had been on the hunt for a tribal layered silver necklace. I'd seen one on Instagram and became obsessed. (I'll tag you Catherine, so you can see my woes!) Then, I finally got something similar when my in-laws visited from the States. Again, I'll tag you so you can see my new bauble. It wasn't on sale, but that's ok. It was worth every penny (and since it was from Forever 21, it didn't break the bank!).

    Now those shoes! I'm intrigued. Totally.

    You're pretty in pink! 😀


    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb

    • 6 February 2015 / 1:17 pm

      Thanks Ann… it's a shame the necklace is totally sold out! And I can imagine you in these shoes, they're very "you"!! I'll look out for the tag on IG :))

    • 6 February 2015 / 1:15 pm

      The pink is so pretty, isn't it Jeanne – I bought it just for that reason!! Thank you x

  11. 6 February 2015 / 3:54 am

    I am not sure what I love most about this outfit, the trousers, the shoes, the colors or the necklace. All great pieces. I am so guilty of buying things and forgetting about it. I have a ton of clothes in my closet that still has tags on it. I am a very impulsive buyer and this results in over purchases. For 2015, I have really tried to be more mindful and so far so good.


    • 6 February 2015 / 1:08 pm

      Oh that's so naughty of you, Alice!! Hehe I hope you keep your resolutions…!! And thank you x

  12. 5 February 2015 / 9:11 pm

    I've got loads of sale stuff I've not worn yet! Lol I know the feeling of dressing for outside then going inside and sweltering in the central heating!!

    • 6 February 2015 / 1:04 pm

      Hehe you're a girl after my own heart when it comes to sale shopping, Lauren..!! Thank you hun x

  13. 5 February 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Great look all around, but I am in Love with those gorgeous shoes! The plaid pants are fabulous, too.

    • 6 February 2015 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you, J – only the second time they've been worn on the blog but they've been very poular already… I do love them!!!! x

  14. 5 February 2015 / 6:08 pm

    This has to be one of my favorite combinations! I love this soft pink on you, and yes, redheads can wear pink! The black chunky necklace is fab, and i really like the cutout on the brogues! you have quite a collection of those 🙂 Looks great
    from the link up

    please stop by, jess

    • 6 February 2015 / 1:02 pm

      Awww thanks so much Jess! Yes my brogue collection is up to about 12 or 13 pairs now… oops!!!! x

  15. 5 February 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Hi Catherine, I like this outfit! But such a big necklace would probably irritate me after half a day (can you actually wear it ALL day?) I'm not one for statement necklaces I guess. I usually buy things in the wrong season, it is a habit I developed when I was a poor artist and I only recently I started to buy things that I can wear right now. I bought a white boyfriend jeans for summer but I am thinking about how I could style it for February/early spring….

    • 6 February 2015 / 1:00 pm

      The necklace isn't at all heavy if that's what you meant, Irmin – the braided part is made of a lightweight fabric so it's actually quite light. If I think back to the day: yes I wore it all day and didn't even think about it! BUT I do have a few very heavy necklaces and I must admit I don't wear them much for that reason.

      Glad you liked the outfit though, thank you! x

  16. 5 February 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Love this outfit. So smart to bookend it with two black pieces. It looks really nice on you.
    And yes I sometimes buy something and cannot think of what to wear it with. And then all of a sudden it becomes a favourite piece. Had it with a contemporary brooch and with a contemporary necklace I bought in the sales. Both all of a sudden great pieces which make the outfit. I do not buy a year ahead.

    • 6 February 2015 / 12:58 pm

      Thank you Greetje – your shopping habits sound similar to mine! C x

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