Floral Trench with Bronze Heels #iwillwearwhatilike

Floral trench, white midi, bronze heels
I’m still defying the grey, wet weather with some summer brights – but the cool air and the damp won out on this day so on went my Hobbs honeysuckle trench as well.

(My hair also got its frizz on in the wind and the rain which we had to endlessly dodge, so please excuse the bird’s nest.) I may have been fine indoors with a midi and short-sleeved sweater, but I caved when it came to the photo shoot and kept the trench ON…!

After a couple of suggestions for featuring statement shoes as the theme for this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike link up, I decided to go with fabulous footwear and finally got round to wearing the gorgeous bronze heels I’ve had for a few months but not yet worn. (I thought about wearing them with my vintage 50s dress I wore to a wedding a couple of weeks ago, but decided it all looked a bit too retro as the shoes have quite a 1940s/50s feel to them, especially being bronze.)

I like that they subtly echo the warm gold colours of the statement choker from Asos (last seen here) and really complement the white midi: To be honest I don’t think there’s a more classic or elegant shoe shape than this. I think I’ve been so enamoured with Liz’s Jimmy Choos that I felt I needed a pair of my own, though I chickened out of going designer and went with a high street version πŸ˜‰

Scroll down for the link up (don’t forget the theme is optional!) – and tell me: What are your dream shoes or absolute favourite pair? Are they ones you already own, or do you dream of Louboutins, Jimmy Choos, etc… Do tell me in the comments!

Floral trench, white midi, bronze heels

Floral trench, white midi, bronze heels

Floral trench, striped sweater, statement choker
Floral trench, white midi, striped sweater
Trench: c/o Hobbs | Sweater: Next | Skirt: Asos | Shoes: Asos | Bag: Accessorize | Necklace: Asos | Watch: Asos | Nails: Max Factor Glossfinity ‘Red Passion’

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#iwillwearwhatilike link up | Not Dressed As Lamb

Thank you for joining my new #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear.

So link up all your fabulous outfits (or shoes, accessories, make-up, etc.) every Monday at 3pm UK time. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re fabulous!

Fabulous sheer outfits #iwillwearwhatilike

My favourite SHEER outfits from last week’s link-up:

(L-R) Inside Out Style | Kremb de la Kremb@catoinamsterdam | Mis Papelicos

An InLinkz Link-up

Do share the love and visit as many links as you can (you never know what other lovely like-minded ladies you might meet) – the original Instagram campaign forged some wonderful new relationships so don’t miss out!

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  1. 1 March 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Nice and perfect looking outfit..

  2. 24 September 2015 / 6:28 pm

    One of my favorite shoes are from Miu Miu. Actually their shoes are pretty comfortable and I experience very minimal discomfort wearing them standing more than 4 hours.

  3. 23 September 2015 / 8:08 am

    oh Catherine, how absolutely divine do you look here?!! The answer there is VERY! This outfit is very ladylike and so so pretty from head to toe, and quite frankly now i need some bronze heels in my life. I have to admit i have caved and started wearing tights as its really brisk here in the mornings (i've just gotten back from my morning doggy walk and i have a bright red nose.. attractive!!)
    Anyway thank you for this marvellous link up i am thrilled to have linked my funky butterfly twists.
    Lots of love
    R xxx

  4. 22 September 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Hi friend! I linked up yesterday I think it was hard to tell as I am not the model in the plaid shoulder pads! hehe. Love the colors in this look, the mustard, light blue and in love with the metal necklace! modern and unique! looking amazing as always
    jess xx

  5. 22 September 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Another stunning look, Catherine! You inspire me so much with your styling! Love the trench paired with the beautiful sweater and skirt and those shoes are divine! xox-M


  6. 22 September 2015 / 2:11 pm

    Your bronze stilettos are stunning they have a real vintage vibe about them & I adore how they pick up the other metallic flashes in your accessories!
    Thanks again for hosting this wonderful link up, I've just added a post of mine. As this is the first time I've ever done anything like this before please bear with me if it isn't quite right technically.
    Have a fantastic holiday, I'm looking forward to seeing the pics when you get back xxx

  7. 22 September 2015 / 11:59 am

    My dear Catherine, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Internet was off all day yesterday. I just got it back this second.
    I am sooooooooooooooooooo honoured.
    YOU LOOK GLORIOUS AND i want your gold shoes

  8. 22 September 2015 / 11:57 am

    What a lovely outfit! The trench is so pretty! I love the necklace – it really compliments the shoes. BTW my hair is far more birds nesty than yours right now πŸ™‚

    Emma xxx

  9. 22 September 2015 / 6:39 am

    Very beautiful coat. But I also love the accessories. Thanks for hosting the link up and have a wonderful week πŸ™‚

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  10. 22 September 2015 / 5:53 am

    Gorgeous shoes, and a woman that can still get a fantastic shot whatever the weather! Thanks for hosting
    Laurie x

  11. 22 September 2015 / 1:23 am

    Emmm, I love metallic and these shoes are just dripping in style! Your pattern play here is exceptional as well.

    Catherine! Thank you so much for including my sheer lace tunic as a favourite. I'm gushing!! So, statement shoes….I stopped myself at five entries! I think that is good cap for me to consider. Right now, as I continue to hobble around on crutches, my statement shoes are my tennies! I'm happy with it though. I sense a post coming on my end about how physical ailments don't need to inhibit our style. Nope, not at all!

    Thanks again on many levels Catherine!



  12. 22 September 2015 / 1:05 am

    Beautiful combination of colors prints and texture! There is so much depth and character to this look!
    Red Reticule

  13. 21 September 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Now those are some high heels. And bronze to boot, makes them too cool.

  14. 21 September 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Fabulous bronze shoes, and yes, just the perfect pairing with your statement necklace. Also a fun way to bring in just a bit of fall to your wardrobe. I must be honest and say I don't actually have a favorite pair of shoes (although If I were totally being honest, I would probably say my nike free runs, but they don't make much of a statement piece, haha). I just love shoes, I really really love shoes, I believe they can make or break your outfit and they can definetely make for the perfect staement or finishing piece.

  15. 21 September 2015 / 9:36 pm

    Amazing shoes but seriously, that coat is the best!!x

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:43 am

      Hehe thanks Kezzie, it is kinda awesome, isn't it…!

  16. 21 September 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Hi Catherine, I just love the bag, shoes and necklace tie in you've done here. The vintage shoes are divine and of course nearly impossible to walk in, I'm sure, but hey we sometimes have to suffer for our art! Bravo!

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:43 am

      As I mentioned to Melanie they're pretty comfortable, Anna – the strap helps as you don't have to try and keep them from coming off your feet! Thank you so much, glad you liked it xx

  17. 21 September 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Great shoes, Catherine, and I admire your talent at wearing those skinny heels!

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:42 am

      Thank you Melanie – they're pretty easy to walk on surprisingly… I think it's because my feet have been strapped in (literally)!! x

  18. 21 September 2015 / 8:38 pm

    I simply adore the outfit you are wearing; I especially like the colours!
    Thank you for choosing my picture as one of your favourites from last week's link-up. I am so honoured. Xx Carin (@catoinamsterdam)

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:41 am

      Carin it was my pleasure – your sheer dress was a stunner! Thank you my lovely x

  19. 21 September 2015 / 7:34 pm

    Oooh this is one theme I positively adore, Catherine. Sorry for flooding the link, love πŸ™ xoxo

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:40 am

      Hehe it's not a problem at all, Sheela – love seeing so many amaaaaaaaazing pairs!! You can always link up as many as you like x

  20. 21 September 2015 / 6:46 pm

    I love, love, love the shoes, especially paired with that cheery coat! Grey skies can't dim your shine!


    • 23 September 2015 / 11:39 am

      Aww bless you Alicia, that's so sweet of you, thank you! x

  21. 21 September 2015 / 6:27 pm

    Love the golden shoes. And the bag. And the skirt.
    Was able to join this I wear what I like perfectly. With my new cream booties. Love them to death.

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:38 am

      Cream booties for the win!!! Thank you Greetje – I guess we can say this outfit was a winner, then…?!! hehe x

  22. 21 September 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Dear Catherine,
    the colors of your outfit are like a sunny spell in a grey autumnday πŸ™‚ and your shoes are amazing!
    I do two linkups and I hope this is ok – I LOVE statement-shoes and I could not decide which pair I love more πŸ™‚ – for me the brand of my shoes is not important – it is important for me to walk with one's head held high πŸ˜€

    Lovley Greets from the EDELFABRIK

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:38 am

      Aww Chrissie thank you – and yes it's fine you can link up as many as you like! Love your attitude ;))

    • 24 September 2015 / 6:47 am

      Hey Catherine,
      THX a lot :)!!! and THX for your lovely comment on my blog too!
      Whish you a fab day!!

      Greets from the EDELFABRIK

  23. 21 September 2015 / 5:54 pm

    Thank you for hosting another great link-up!
    I love your choice of "sheer" from last week…what beautiful ladies.
    Where to start with the dream shoes…..hmmmm… I could (of course) never say no to some high-end designers, Prada, Charlotte Olympia, Rupert Sanderson, BUT (to be perfectly honest) some high street brand are amazing. Topshop Unique (and their premium range), Irregular choice (so much fun) and even the old faithful Clarks…they have some great designs.
    I am a bargainista at heart, but If you are buying those Jimmy Choo's For me……Aw shucks…I'm a size 4! :oP
    Fake Fabulous

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:37 am

      My pleasure, Samantha – you seem to be a girl after my own heart with your taste in shoes…!! xx

  24. 21 September 2015 / 5:20 pm

    I love your outfit. The coat and shoes are amazing. Dream shoes: I don't think I could ever pay more than $100 for a pair of shoes so I don't favor any high end brands. Nine West is probably as fancy as I'd ever go!

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:36 am

      I tend not to go for high end brands either, Amy – but don't like buying super cheap either! Thank you so much, glad you liked the outfit…! x

  25. 21 September 2015 / 4:55 pm

    Great shoes!

    Everything you are wearing looks great together!

    Dream shoes? Hmmm, I'll have to think about that…

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:30 am

      Hehe I think about dream shoe a lot too, Andrea…!! Thank you sweetie x

  26. 21 September 2015 / 4:16 pm

    I only have 2 pair of expensive shoes, the ones I linked up (Kate Spade) and a Prada pair that my husband bought me a few months after we started dating. I also owned 2 pair of Mar Jacobs flats that I've totally worn out but worth their money!! My dream pair is Valentino Rockstuds, but apart from the price I'm not really sure they will look good on me!

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:30 am

      Ohhhh, rockstuds… I dream about having a pair of them too!!! Your Kate Spades are super pretty Anna – thank you for linking up! x

  27. 21 September 2015 / 4:12 pm

    What a beautiful coat! It's just splendid! πŸ™‚

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:29 am

      Aww Laurie thank you – I love it too :))

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:29 am

      Thank you Manuela – I totally agree about the animal print!! x

  28. 21 September 2015 / 3:28 pm

    I adore that trench on you. It's such a fabulous print and gives va va voom to a classic item.

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:28 am

      Classic with a twist, eh Jacqueline…?!! Thank you hun x

  29. 21 September 2015 / 2:53 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful trenches I've ever seen! And the shoes are just awesome!

    • 23 September 2015 / 11:28 am

      It is a beauty, isn't it Olga…?! Thank you sweetie x

  30. 21 September 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Those are statements shoes, for sure… Beautiful. Have a great week, Catherine!

  31. 21 September 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Those shoes are fabulous!

    It's a wonderfully composed ensemble.


  32. 21 September 2015 / 2:03 pm

    Dear Catherine, I LOVE every single piece of your outfit, so gorgeous! The shoes are amazing and that trench, AND the skirt, everything. I have 2 pairs of Jimmy Choos that I really adore but must say they aren't more comfy as a cheaper pair lol. Much love your way, Kirsten xx


    • 23 September 2015 / 11:26 am

      Aww Kirsten thank you!! And I agree about the Jimmy Choos – I wore some on a photo shoot earlier this year and they were THE most uncomfortable shoes I've ever tried on. It was probably a lot to do with the style, but still…!

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