Featured: Not Dressed As Lamb in Today’s Sunday Times Style Magazine

Hobbs SS15 black and white gingham dress
I’m so proud to have been featured in the Sunday Times Style magazine today!

The photo they used was absolutely gorgeous (thank you to photographer Billie Scheepers for such a great shot) and I thought I’d share it in its full length glory on the blog. For the feature we were asked to wear our favourite SS15 pieces from the high street, so I went with Hobbs after falling head over heels in love with their fit-and-flare blue eyelet dress last year.

[I must just say that in contrast to Friday’s post about how being a full time fashion blogger is totally unglamorous, this was in fact one of those rare – and special – times when it’s quite the opposite. If only I could be doing this more often…!]

The Sunday Times Style magazine

I’m wearing the Mono Twitchill Dress, a black and white gingham fit-and-flare midi dress, with the yellow Alderley bag and the black Skye courts. In case you missed it I documented the shoot (back in December) on my Instagram feed, and one of the best parts of the day was getting to meet ex Clothes Show presenter Caryn Franklin. I am so pleased to say she was beyond lovely, and didn’t get creeped out when I got all fan-girly on her and gushed about how I used to love watching the show. And asked her about her beautiful silver hair. While she was trying to get changed. (God this sounds awful now I’m writing it down…!) If she was scared she was very nice and didn’t show it 🙂

The feature is really great, but it did make me long for so many new things that I saw online whilst researching my SS15 picks (be warned, bank balance). Apart from the Hobbs dress and bag, I picked out some fabulous block heeled, embellished silver shoes by Asos and a pair of abstract-print trousers from new brand Finery London (see below).

Catherine x

Any favourite SS15 high street picks you’ve seen? What are you hankering after for the new season – do share in the comments!

The Sunday Times Style magazine

Sunday Times Style magazine shoot
Main outfit: Dress: Hobbs Mono Twitchill Dress | Bag: Hobbs Alderley Bag | Heels: Hobbs
Second outfit: Coat: Hobbs Viera coat (not available till May) | Trousers: Jaeger Animal Print Cropped trousers | Flats: Hobbs Ardie Derbies

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  1. 9 March 2015 / 8:49 pm

    I'm a little late to the party, dearest Catherine…but I still hope you'll accept my congratulations for your über-gorgeous magazine feature!! That black and white gingham dress is so flattering on you – love the wrap detail at the waistline! – and the sunny yellow bag makes me want to add one to my collection, too!! Glad you had this opportunity to get a little primped and spoiled…you certainly deserve it!! XOXO


    • 15 March 2015 / 9:48 pm

      Aww thank you so much, Monika… it was a great opportunity and a beautiful dress – what more could I want?!! =mwah= to you x

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:32 am

      Awww thanks Marjorie – the bag was a beauty as well, there's been so much praise for the dress but the bag was absolutely divine as well x

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:31 am

      It was really nice to have someone representing each decade I thought, Chioma (and yes I agree with you about the company)! Thank you hun xx

  2. 4 March 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Fantastycznie wyglądasz w tej sukience.

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:29 am

      Bardzo dziękuję Agnieszka (I hope that's right!!) x

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:28 am

      Thank you Jess, and yes – definitely your kind of retro style dress, for sure!!

  3. 3 March 2015 / 4:37 pm

    Love that dress and fabulous piece (-: Congrats!! xx, Conni

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:27 am

      I guess because someone else did my hair and make up I looked a little different to usual, Monica – it was a very, very natural look we went for. Don't know how I looked so glowing in the photo, though?!! So glad you liked it, thank you x

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:25 am

      Isn't it, Maggie?! Hobbs have come up with a winner here!! Thank you xx

  4. 3 March 2015 / 9:29 am

    You look very elegant with this black and white dress.

  5. 2 March 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Catherine, you look fabulous in this post. The hair, make-up, dress…they're just fantastic!

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:25 am

      Thank you Cheri, I was so pleased with the whole result!!

  6. 2 March 2015 / 4:40 pm

    I love your look here, so classic and elegant.

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:24 am

      Thank you Jenny – that's exactly how I felt in that dress :))

  7. 2 March 2015 / 2:44 pm

    You look absolutely stunning — this whole look is just Brilliant!! You make me want that dress soooooo badly!

    Sed Bona

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:24 am

      Me too, Ashley, me too!!! Thank you my lovely xx

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:23 am

      Thank you Dawn – it was my number one choice for what to wear, I'm so glad they went with this one! x

  8. 2 March 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Oh Catherine sweetie, i'm so incredibly proud! You look sensational! What a wonderful and deserving opportunity.XXX Big Hugs XXX

    • 3 March 2015 / 7:05 pm

      Ohhh bless you Rachel, thank you!!! I always know I can count on your support my gorgeousness xx

  9. 2 March 2015 / 5:35 am

    You look beautiful Catherine…that dress looks gorgeous on you! Congratulations on the feature!

    • 3 March 2015 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you SO much, Kim!! Much love to you x

  10. 2 March 2015 / 3:09 am

    Well deserved feature and BEAUTIFUL dress! Looks smashing on you.

    Megan from Chasing Davies

    • 2 March 2015 / 7:27 pm

      I am pretty pleased with my choice, I have to say, Suzanne!! Thank you so much hun x

  11. 2 March 2015 / 1:41 am

    This is absolutely AWESOME! And you just look STUNNING! I am over the top PROUD of you Catherine. Way to go!!! Oh! GUSHING!!


    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb

    • 2 March 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Awwwwwww you're such a love, Ann!! Thank you thank you, your support means so much xxxx

  12. 1 March 2015 / 11:59 pm

    You look amazing! I am so excited for you. This really is a glamorous shot.

    • 2 March 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Susan thank you, I really appreciate that!

    • 2 March 2015 / 5:37 pm

      :))) thanks so much JJ, so glad you liked it! xx

  13. 1 March 2015 / 11:04 pm

    What a lovely feature and a beautiful photograph. I am not familiar with Hobbs so will popping over to check out the website:) You look gorgeous.

    • 2 March 2015 / 5:36 pm

      Aww Deborah thank you – their pieces are slightly pricier than, say, Topshop or Asos but the quality is undeniable. And I just can't get enough of their midi dresses…!!

  14. 1 March 2015 / 8:29 pm

    HOW BEAUTIFUL!! It made me go to the Hobbs site at once and order the dress. It is sold out at the moment haha. I took that as a warning.
    Your shoot is perfect. Indeed a very good photographer. Congratulations with this feature. Well deserved.

    • 2 March 2015 / 10:38 am

      Thank you Greetje – that's the ultimate endorsement that you wanted to go and buy it straight away! But it's not sold out – just not available to buy yet. They said it's available in March so I guess it should be any time now. And yes, Billie was a really good photographer, she was great to work with :))

    • 2 March 2015 / 8:54 pm

      Cannot be easy for you, being a photographer yourself.

  15. 1 March 2015 / 8:15 pm

    You look stunning – great feature too!

    • 2 March 2015 / 10:36 am

      Helen thank you so much! I agree, they did did a really good job 🙂

  16. 1 March 2015 / 7:27 pm

    What a wonderful day this must have been.
    Laurie x ( a very envious blogger fan )

    • 2 March 2015 / 10:36 am

      Oh Laurie thank you – it was a really nice relaxed shoot and everyone was lovely. I was sooooo excited about meeting Caryn though as she had a big influence on me growing up!!

  17. 1 March 2015 / 7:15 pm

    Huge congratulations on the feature, Catherine! You and all the women featured look beautiful. xox

    • 2 March 2015 / 10:35 am

      Aww thanks Patti – I thought they did too! It was great to see a wide variety of both styles and ages, and I loved all their outfits as well. Wish I could wear that little short dress ;))

  18. 1 March 2015 / 7:14 pm

    Wonderful! And you look sensational! Love your picks too. Fabulous. X

  19. 1 March 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Congrats on the article! You look fabulous! Peace! Cheryl

  20. 1 March 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Well done! You look great. That Hobbs dress is beautiful on you!

    • 2 March 2015 / 10:33 am

      That's so nice of you to say, thanks so much!

  21. 1 March 2015 / 5:45 pm

    Brilliant, Catherine!!! So happy for your feature and the photo is really beautiful (well, you always are!)
    Alena and I have visited finery's pop-up store twice last week… both love it and Alena bought several pieces.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • 2 March 2015 / 10:33 am

      Than you Annette my lovely!!!!! I *think* I found Finery London in Grazia via an article about them being a hot new brand… LOVE their stuff! I think I may be ordering those trousers (and the Asos shoes, come to think of it)!

    • 2 March 2015 / 10:32 am

      You're a sweetie, Martina – thank you x

  22. 1 March 2015 / 4:25 pm

    The article is fab – congrats! You look absolutely gorgeous!

  23. 1 March 2015 / 4:02 pm

    Congrats for the article. You look gorgeous in the photo shoot.

  24. 1 March 2015 / 3:01 pm

    Congratulations Catherine! I am thrilled for you. You look beautiful and it's interesting to me the makeup direction they took with you! Did you do your makeup or did a makeup artist do it for you? I'm curious! XO, Jill

    • 2 March 2015 / 10:31 am

      Hi Jill and thank you!!! Yes I had a hair and make up artist do it for me – both were done very, very natural so I'm pleased that I ended up looking like myself. We were made up the way we wanted so I asked for natural face and beachy waved hair. Think I got both!! xx

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