As promised in my last outfit post, I’m bringing you more brights and pastels for spring – and this could take the prize for the brightest outfit on the blog ever.
The kind people at Joules sent me a full springtime outfit, and I went full-force with pink and yellow and wore this on Good Friday when we had our family Easter get-together (the only day we were all free to gather at my parents’ house). It was also the husband’s birthday so I thought it only fair I dress up for the occasion.
The weather (unlike the last few days in the UK) may not have been warm and sunny but this outfit more than made up for it!
Although the blazer and trousers aren’t strictly co-ords I liked the slight difference in colour and fabric, and it was the perfect outfit to wear with my new Asos Sycamore pointed heels which not only have pointed toes but are also (deep breath): pink glittery embellished block heeled slingbacks. When I bought them I didn’t realise that they were “the” shoe shape of 2015 (as written about by Sylvia the other week) – goes to show just how much of a fashion guru I really am…! 😉
And finally I’ll apologise now: I bought the gorgeous floral clutch at the end of the summer last year (also Asos) and it’s no longer available… this was the first time I’ve ever used it – a bit of a “Finally!” moment. There is a SS15 version in slightly different colours which is no less pretty.
Tell me: Are you daring enough to wear head-to-toe pink (or any other bright colour)? What would be your head-to-toe colour of choice? (You’re not allowed to choose black – that’d be cheating!)
P.S. Like this outfit? You might also like my post How to Make Florals Modern & Edgy from last spring!
I have written this post in collaboration with Joules. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.
Blazer: c/o Joules | Top: c/o Joules | Trousers: c/o Joules | Heels: Asos | Clutch: Asos SS14) | Necklace: Unknown, old | Earrings: Asos | Bracelet: Gift, unknown | Rings: Asos | Nails: Models Own Lemon Meringue
Gorgeous outfit, Just came across this when searching on Google. I love your blog. Gemma x
Love the pink look, and the clutch is fantastic!
Oh my gosh, dearest Catherine…I couldn't imagine a more perfect Easter outfit than your pink and yellow combination here!! Your block-heeled slingbacks are absolutely DIVINE…and that 3-D floral clutch?! Quite possibly the prettiest bag I've EVER seen!! Love, love, LOVE!! XOXO
I think the bag and shoes will have to slug it out for the prize of prettiest accessory, won't they Monika…?!! Hehe thank you my lovely gorgeous one x
This pink on pink is not easy to pull off but you did it beautifully!
Thank you so much, Mrs C! xx
Sometimes a slight mismatch of color is what makes an outfit! I am absolutely digging these pinks and you look perfect for work or play! Love the beautiful details in the shoes and the clutch, adds such a fun quotient to the outfit as such.
Thank you sweetie – I agree about the mismatch! I wasn't sure before seeing them because I knew they were slightly different, but now I'm glad there was a subtle difference in both fabric and shade of pink xx
The sharp tailoring stops it being too scary girly, also the mix of pink tones and fun yellow pops it into something fresh and modern – looks fab! I might even dare to try a yellow nail! Your bracelet reminds me of an Oasis one I saw and liked fairly recently -the chunky 3D florals are everywhere just now so I think anyone coveting your accessories could find some good approximations out there 🙂
Aww thanks Steff – I think you're right about the contrast between the girly pink and the tailoring… a fluffy dress would have been too much probably. But then I'm not usually one to think, "is this too much?" (hehe!!)
The yellow top and that adorable clutch brakes up the monochromatic look nicely. This is such a sharp, sophisticated look with the right amount of softness and feminine to it.
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Bogi thank you – you're always so beautifully dressed yourself so that's great to hear!! x
Sometimes I love matching all the things I find in the same color in one outfit. Monochrome from head to toe hehe.. I find it really fun.
You look so elegant and modern with this look .. The accessories you picked are driving me crazy.
Aminta thank you!! You're an inspiration when it comes to colour so from you that's a lovely compliment! x
Catherine you look positively perfect in this outfit! The POP of pastels and color is perfect for Easter (not to mention Hubby's birthday — Happy Birthday!!) but the bag is the most brilliant edition to this outfit. There's something about the way it's various colors pick up and compliment (without matching) the rest of the outfit in a way that just WORKS. Absolutely brilliant — as always!
Aww thanks Ashley my lovely – it's funny I thought at the time that the colours completely matched but when I saw the photos I realised there weren't actually any colours the same… but it somehow worked?! I think it must be because they're all in the same tonal shade(?) or something. And I'm glad you liked it, hun – thank you thank you!! =kisses=
Haha I've just looked at the photos again… the bag has pink and yellow flowers in it. I think I'm going mad…!!!!!!!
I love this outfit.It looks stunning. I am always scared to wear pink. You made me want to wear pink now.
That's great, Debonita – you should! It's such a happy colour. Thank you xx
I love this outfit. Bright colors make me happy and every time I visit your blog, I do not leave disappointed. Those shoes are very pretty Catherine. xo
Oh Elsie that's so sweet of you – thank you!! You're a love :))
That outfit is so cute, I love the clutch.
I don't think I own enough pink to do a head to toe outfit in it, haha. I have gone head to toe in mint green before.
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Aww mint green was everywhere a couple of years ago, Rubi – I bet head-to-toe mint looks fabulous! Thank you xx
Your outfit is gorgeous! I've had a pink tweed suit made (Moschino style) but I haven't worn it yet…Maybe after seeing your post I will pluck up my courage 🙂 Thank you!
You should, Ana, you should – pink tweed sounds beautiful!! Thanks sweetie x
The perfect pink outfit! My livingroom walls are pink, and I have yellow cushions – that's how much I love this combination 😀
I think the slight variation of the jacket pink and the jeans pink gives it a bit of a youthful twist. Nothing lamb-ish though! If I didn't have feet like Cinderella's evil sisters I would be getting those gorgeous, glittery shoes!
A nice emerald green is my favourite, with plum as a strong second, then teal as a third, pink as fourth for an all-over colour bath! I do love colours and I like to wear them top-to-toe. With added glitter 🙂
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Tine thank you so much for such a wonderful comment!!!! Firstly – your decor sounds amazing… pink and yellow in the house, wow!
Secondly, you sound like a woman after my own heart when it comes to colour. And glitter too!
And thank you SO much for the comments about the blog generally, I really appreciate them. I was really amazed (and proud) to be featured on WWW, especially when the list was so small, I was in great company.
MWAH big kisses to you xx
At first I got a bit of a shock when I saw the first picture but it grew on me very fast. It is not an outfit for the shy ones, but you won't have any problems with it. I went out of my way to wear an Easter outfit too. But less cold as yours. Those shoes are gorgeous, I would buy them immediately but at Easter with bare feet?? Brrrr… Cold.
This is what I was wearing, including a sticker that said : Happy Egg (it ryhms in Dutch).
You and the bare feet thing really makes me laugh, Greetje!! Around this time we saw girls in shorts and flip flops – now that really is crazy, it wasn't that warm!!!
Thanks my lovely, I agree the pink is a shock, I love that it grew on you though :))
Hi Catherine, I've only just discovered your blog and am really enjoying reading your posts. Love your advice on blogging and using social media to the best advantage. I've certainly got a bit of catching up to do. Lorraine x
Lorraine thank you – I'm always pleased to 'meet' someone new and that's such a sweet comment! I'm really glad the tips are helping… you'll be far more ahead of me at the same stage, I took ages to do any social media!! Hope to talk to you again x
You did such a great job with this monochromatic look. I have worn an all blue outfit and it didn't feel too bad, I think the key is to break it up like you did here with the different shades of pink. I am wearing a monochromatic blue look today on the blog if you want to stop by to see.
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Alice thank you so much – I'll pop over and see your blue!! x
These glittery embellished slingbacks are everything!
Aren't they, Jeanne?!! I've been dying to wear them but the weather's been soooooo cold 😉
I remember reading your comment on Sylvia's blog!! Mine was that I could never wear this particular shape because they squish my toes so 🙂 I shall live vicariously through you, Catherine. And I'd do red. I love red. Unapologetically flamboyant red.
I forgot to add that you look positively charming.
love everything about this outfit! I also like the fact that the pants and the suit are not the same hue. I had a similar pant suit from Zara (bought it more than 10 years ago), but wearing it all together was too pink for me (and I love pink)! As for the clutch…it's ok…I pinned it for inspiration and if I'm not to lazy (happens often, I might attempt a DIY one!
I did think about being "too pink", Anna – but then threw caution to the wind and thought WTH! Seems the clutch is a popular one for DIY :))
Thanks hun x
Brilliant clutch and shoes, Catherine! The whole look is a Spring Day indeed. xox
That's the perfect way to describe it, Patti! Thank you my lovely x
Oh wow completely lusting over those shoes. Such beauties!
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I'm so happy I got them, Sophie!! Thanks hun x
So pretty! Perfect for Easter.
I've shared this on my FB page as well.
I'm scouting for a thrift store clutch so I can create a DIY version of this.
Suzanne thank you – I've looked but can't seem to get onto your FB page (the link says the content is unavailable). I'd love to see the clutch if and when you get it done…!!!!
What a gorgeous outfit! Absolutely love it. xxx
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I'm really glad, Emma – thanks hun x
What a lovely outfit! I love wearing pink and own more coloured jeans than the usual blue or black. The clutch is gorgeous too – what a lovely look for the Spring and Summer!
Aww thanks Tracy – it was about time I broke out the brights!!
I love this look. That blazer is so pretty.
Thank you Stella – I love the contrast of tailored blazer in such a soft pretty pink!