The Crazy Housewife Look: A Fluffy Pink Cardigan and Paisley Joggers

Spring style: Fluffy pink cardigan, paisley joggers, black lace up pointed flats, up do, cat eye sunglasses, evil eye brooch

Some days I feel like switching it up entirely and going for something not so much “out of my comfort zone”, but doing it more “not me”. This look was inspired by two things: 

Firstly, the practice up-do for the UK Blog Awards ceremony at the end of the month (check out the sneak peek of my fairy princess look for that), and secondly, the fluffy pink cardigan I was about to put in the selling/charity pile after a wardrobe clear out I’ve started following my vow to sort out my house.

It went on the pile because I hadn’t worn it in over a year, and as I did thought I’d just try it on first – and kind of liked it with the hair. All that pink fluff made me feel like a glamorous housewife from some old 70s movie set in Miami, so the finishing touch was the evil eye brooch (for some extra kitsch) and crazy-assed paisley joggers (you know, for a touch of slouching-about-at-home attitude).

ALL THAT PINK FLUFF MADE ME FEEL LIKE A GLAMOROUS HOUSEWIFE FROM SOME OLD 70S MOVIE SET IN MIAMI, SO THE FINISHING TOUCH WAS THE EVIL EYE BROOCH AND CRAZY-ASSED PAISLEY JOGGERS.

The black lace-up block heels (I think they’re called ghillie shoes?) add a bit of drama… As if this look needed more. I like the fact that mine have that medium block heel: A bit of extra height is always a bonus. Mine are sold out but I adore these ghillie bootie heeled sandals from ASOS (for a bit of height) and these black suede ghillie lace up flats (more like mine but without the heel).

Spring style: Fluffy pink cardigan, paisley joggers, black lace up pointed flats, up do, cat eye sunglasses, evil eye brooch

SHOP THE LOOK:

It’s always good to go for something entirely different now and then – I like that feeling you get of taking on a different persona, even if it is just for one day.

DO YOU EVER TRY SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ON A WHIM? AND HAVE YOU EVER GONE TO DITCH A PIECE OF CLOTHING, ONLY TO FIND YOU QUITE LIKE IT AGAIN (LIKE I DID)…?! TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

Spring style: Fluffy pink cardigan, paisley joggers, up do, cat eye sunglasses, evil eye brooch

Spring style: Fluffy pink cardigan, evil eye brooch

Spring style: Fluffy pink cardigan, paisley joggers, black lace up pointed flats, up do, cat eye sunglasses, evil eye brooch

Spring style: Fluffy pink cardigan, paisley joggers, black lace up pointed flats
Spring style: Fluffy pink cardigan, up do, cat eye sunglasses, evil eye brooch
Warehouse cardigan (love this fluffy pink zip-up cardigan or there’s this pink merino wool cardigan) | George at Asda joggers (try these Aztec print trousers) | ASOS shoes (I’m dying over these black lace-up block heeled shoes) | Accessorize bag (similar fringed cross body bag) | Lulus sunglasses c/o (these black cat eye sunglasses are a dupe) | Topshop brooch (not an evil eye but this Marchesa jewelled cluster brooch is stunning, or for something cheaper try the ASOS jewel burst brooch) | Berricle earrings c/o (these sterling platinum cubic zirconia earrings are similar)

Catherine

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P.S. LOOKING FOR MORE PINK LOOKS? YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THE EASTER-INSPIRED PINK AND YELLOW EXPLOSION FROM LAST YEAR OR THE MUSTARD POLKA DOTS AND THE SAME PINK CHINOS!

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36 Comments

  1. April 20, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Where to start? Love love lov ethe block heeled shoes. May have to score those! Your hair, that is what I was looking to do with mine but let the length go. I love the retro pouf! Looks great on you, now I need to know how you did it πŸ™‚ The bright fuzzy pink looks so cozy and lovely with the print pants.
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • April 22, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you Jess!! I must say this hairstyle (it's basically a French pleat) is easier with less hair – when mine was long it always gave me a huge lump at the back of my head ;))

  2. April 17, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Oh yes done that, been there. I sometimes wear something for the last time before I am about to give it away and get swamped with compliments. So it goes straight back in the closet for keeps.
    And I find the nicest combinations when somebody rings the doorbell and I have to trow something on to be decent haha.
    Greetje

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:21 am

      Greetje I can totally relate to both of those things!! It's kind of annoying in a way, isn't it haha ;))

      Thank you my lovely x

  3. April 16, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    This is a great rediscovery, and so relevant! I often rediscover jewelry pieces, but not clothes ~ for some reason, I cannot stand overcrowded closet and give away lots of my things. I Love the refreshing pink and the texture of the cardigan! And it looks so wonderful on you. xo Zuma
    http://www.splashofteal.com

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:17 am

      Well an overflowing wardrobe was my reason for getting rid of it, Zuma – I was trying to be really ruthless!! Maybe this one will be the only exception I make…! Thank you so much x

  4. April 16, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I looooooove this bubblegum pink cardi! Do not throw it out; give it to me if you change your mind about it πŸ™‚
    It looks adorable on you, and I love how you went all More is More with the whole outfit here. It suits you. I think the updo adds a real note of old school glamour and elegance that pulls it all together; the outfit would have a different feel with your hair down. You make a pink fluffy cardi look sexy, Catherine! All you need is a pink drink in your hand to complete the Miami film set vibe.

    (Your hair looks amazing like this!)

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:16 am

      Hehe a few people have suggested drinks I should be holding with this look, Lisa – a sherry was another one!! πŸ˜‰ Thank you sweetie, I really thought I'd done with the cardi but it's drawn me back in again with its fluffiness…!!

  5. April 16, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    What an interesting blog, loved your hairstyle it looks super. Pink is probably my favourite colour, simply haven't got enough of this colour in my wardrobe. Jacqui

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:13 am

      I think I maybe have too much pink, Jacqui (but then is there such a thing?)! Thank you hun! x

  6. April 15, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    The hair looks great – perfect for an awards ceremony! And I really like the pink cardi! It's a piece I wish I owned but don't… It's bold and looks so nice and cozy…

    I have a few bold pieces of clothing that take me out of my comfort zone, but I honestly don't experiment nearly as much as I should…

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Thank you Andrea – it's so fluffy and warm, I'd fallen out of love with it for some reason but now I seem to love it again πŸ˜‰

  7. April 15, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Catherine, I adore everything about this look!! You may think this is not my style but I love it! I love your hairstyle in the first place, your sunglasses, the colour, the whole scenery – really fabulous!
    And it is so funny to read your German word "kitsch" πŸ˜‰

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:11 am

      Annette I've never thought about "kitsch" being a German word, but it's so obvious now you say it!! Thank you my lovely, I think this *is* going to be the hairdo for the big awards ceremony…!

  8. April 15, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    I absolutely love the pink fluffy cardigan and the up-do is absolutely stunning on you! Well done Catherine!

  9. April 15, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    This is such a happy, cosy outfit Catherine and I love it. Your hair looks beautiful too. Soooooo excited to see the whole ensemble on awards night!! xxxx

    • April 15, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Thank you lovely Liz!! As my hair was down last year I figured it should be up this year. Getting quite excited now!!!!!

  10. April 15, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    I love that cuddly pink cardigan!! The colour is divine and it just looks like the perfect top to cuddle into. And that brooch? Well, it's GORGEOUS! I'm always going through my clothes and getting rid of stuff – some I wish I hadn't now, but at least it gives me more space for shopping he he he!!
    Have a fab weekend!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • April 15, 2016 / 3:53 pm

      Hehe it really is soooooooo soft and fluffy, Suzy!! I don't wear the brooch often, but when I do it's always a conversation piece. Thank you sweetie x

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:09 am

      I did save it Patti but it was only meant to be temporary – now everyone is saying to keep it!! I'm not being ruthless enough, hehe…!! Thanks sweetie x

    • April 15, 2016 / 9:42 am

      Aww thanks sweetie – yes do get some! They always add a lot of interest to a plain outfit (not just crazy ones like this one, hehe) x

  11. April 14, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Hi I love your blog. I love the shoes however the overall look reminds me of Linda from eastenders which I'm not saying is necessarily a bad thing lol. You look fabulous.

    • April 15, 2016 / 9:42 am

      Thank you Wendy! I'm afraid I have no idea who Linda is… I haven't watched Eastenders for nearly 20 years – maybe it's a good thing I don't know her?!! Though I already described it as a "crazy housewife look" so perhaps it's pretty accurate! πŸ˜‰

    • April 15, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Thank you Lourdes – they are comfy (despite the lacing!) and the heel adds height which I love x

  12. April 14, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    It's like a girly teddy bear…so i'm assuming you didn't give it away!! For some reason I love having a little variety in my closet nowadays!!
    Your hair looks very chic pulled up like this! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • April 14, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      I haven't yet, Jodie… Maybe I'll make that the last wear?!! And thank you – I may well go with this hairdo for the awards thing at the end of the month…!

  13. April 14, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    They are Ghillie shoes Catherine, and they are fab!!!
    I love the look of them with the fluffy cardigan.
    I completely agree about ditching something then rediscovering it. I often bag up clothes (and shoes) I am "over" and pop them in the loft (with the season written on the bag). Then, when I get them down again, it is like getting a whole pile of new clothes!
    I do get tired of the same old things but like to rediscover old friends.
    This is a fun look with plenty of texture and interest….it looks warm and comfy too, which is a big bonus in this odd spring weather.
    XXX
    Samantha
    fakbefabulous.com

    • April 14, 2016 / 6:49 pm

      OMG of *course* they are, Samantha… Now I "hear" the word ghillie as said by you (I'm just imagining you with a generic Scottish accent, of course I've not heard you speak and I don't know whereabouts exactly you're from!) it totally sounds Scottish, and of course they're worn with kilts by Highland dancers!! Doh, I'm such a donut!!!!!!!

      Aaaaaaaanyway thank you sweetie – my trouble is I really do need to get rid of clothes, not start falling in love with them again!! x

  14. April 14, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Soft and beautiful, jut like you.I WANT ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • April 14, 2016 / 3:30 pm

      Aww bless you, Sacramento – thank you!! I can just imagine you in a fluffy pink cardi like this…!!

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