Friday, September 27, 2013

Dedicated Follower of Fashion - 4 out of 5 days!

At the start of the week, the weatherman promised us a week of 29 to 30 degree temps every day, and lots of sunshine! Just the perfect weather for me to start pulling out my dresses that I haven't worn since March/April. And combined with the early sunrises (5:30am) there is plenty of daylight for me to finally start taking some outfit photos! 

So I made an effort to take a photo of my outfit for work each day (except Friday where i was running late) so here we go!



Monday called for Pink and Orange

Orange dropwaist Dress - ASOS
Fusica Shoes ASOS
Pink Cardi - Glassons
Daisy Pendant - Vintage, Purchased from Etsy



Close up of the daisy pendant - Its quite large and make a lot of noise when I accidentally it against my desk 


Tuesday I wanted to wear my Tuffin dress but because the the office is freezing I still need a cardi even when its boiling outside

Navy Cardi - Glassons
Patent Black Shoes - Kenji


My cat Balthazar has started to hang around more when I take photos, I think he wants to be the next Internet cat star...


Wednesday Was a bit more simpler, with an early 60s office look

Teal Dress - Glassons
Blue Boucle Jacket - Vintage - House of Lucas
Black patent heels - ASOS


For Thursday this outfit was perfect for the warm outdoors and cool office, but while I was working, 60km p/h winds blew away all the warm air and I was instead shivering whilst I walked home

Purple Blouse - Ben Sherman
Mustard Mini - Self made
Black patent heels - ASOS 
Daisy Pendant - Vintage, Purchased from Etsy

I've decided I like this late 60s look (Mini skirt, soft blouse, block heels) So I bought some nice chiffon from fabric.com for blouses and sorted through my fabric stash for mini skirt making.

Friday I never got to take a photo because I was in a rush, but as it was casual day, I got to wear my high waist flared jeans, wooden platform clogs and a lovely chiffon blouse. A lot more 70s, but that's ok!

Hopefully now that all the daylight hours are coming down here (sorry Northern Hemisphere) I can document my outfits more often.

Enjoy your weekend!
Cat xo

26 comments:

  1. You dress so lovely for work. All cool outfits. And your cat is adorable.

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  2. You must be the most stylish lady in your office! Love all of these looks.

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    1. Thanks! I do try - my office is full of salespeople wearing very nice suits and ties

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  3. Lovely outfits! I especially love that orange dress and Thursday's outfit :)

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  4. These colors look spectacular on you, dear Catherine! I indeed look forward to more OOTD posts from you because you look adorable in every one of these selections, You have the legs and bone structure to carry off minis so why not play to your strengths?

    Slowly but surely the temperature is cooling down here in Florida. You needn't feel sorry about the onset of fall and winter in my vicinity because they are my favorite seasons, bringing blessed relief from the relentless heat and humidity.

    Good night to you, dear friend Catherine, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. Oh why thank you! I often feel the same at the end of our summer as ours tend to be humid and sticky as well, but by the end of April watching the North talk about summer, i start to miss it again!

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  5. Great outfits! Glad to see I'm not the only one who wears stuff like this to the office ;)

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    1. Yes, so many people wear very 'safe' white shirt and trousers for work. A bit boring for me, but to each their own!

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  6. I MISS BALTHY! :(

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    1. Oh he misses you too! I think thats why he keeps biting me?

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  7. Ooh! Lovely outfits! Made me think of this video my The Like:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNKo2Wgo_54

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    1. Oh! I love The Like! I want to make all their dresses! I got to see them when they supported The Stokes on their tour here. and i used to have a similar hair cut to the lead singer! thanks for bringing this back to my world, i haven't heard it in a while

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  8. Balthazar has got some stiff competition!!! He's super cute, just look at that dear little face! I adore cats, obviously, and talk the most tragically drippy cat language!
    Now, I LOVE pink and orange together, and that first outfit is a winner! Would not have though that frock wasn't original! I'm crazy for the pendant, it's just beautiful.
    It's pretty chilly here still, which is quite vexing, so cardis are a must. Most excellent outfit documention, I love all of these, the teal frock and the skirt/blous combo especially!
    XXX

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    1. Oh he looks sweet, but he'll bite you hard if you don't feed him on time!
      Pink and Orange are my favourite combo, hence the colour scheme of this blog!

      Im sure spring will come for you soon, its 30 degrees almost every day lately!

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  9. Gorgeous outfits Catherine! The Tuffin dress looks incredible, you did a fantastic job of it!
    I bet you are the most stylish girl at the office, I hope to be like that when I do my Internship x)
    That orange dress looks very familiar, I think I was going to buy one that looked almost identical to it not long ago. Love it with the pink! xxx

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    1. Why hello! Thank you my dear, i was hoping you would like the Tuffin dress as i know your a big fan.
      Good luck with your internship, Brissy has such nice weather, so im sure you'll look fab!
      You can still buy that orange dress actually, the link is under the image

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  10. What a treat! A week of fabulous colour, style and gorgeousness to liven up my Monday morning! The jewel colours of the first outfit rock my world! Balthazar (what a brilliant name) thoroughly deserves to be the next internet cat sensation, he's lovely! xxx

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    1. Im glad I've pepped you up for the week Vix!
      Balthazar was named after doing a little I Ching with the complete works of Shakespeare. He was Romeos servant who told him that Juliet was dead. Although this Balthy brings bites, not messages

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  11. Every one of your outfits is gorgeous! I picked up a few 60s sewing patterns in charity shops with the hope of being able to make things like your's - bit nervous though, do you have any tips for a beginner?

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    1. Thats so good to hear! Good on you for starting out on such a fun trip! I'm not sure of your sewing level, but a good place to start is with shift dresses as they don't have arms, but they do have zippers, darts, hems and facings which are ideal to perfect. Its a classic fit, and i don't think I've ever seen someone look bad in a properly made one. And if you want to make it a little more 60s, add a peter pan collar or a lace collar. I like to look through pinterest or tumblr for ideas and the sewing pattern illustrations on vintage patter wikia are fun to look at too!
      Good luck!! xoxo

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  12. Thank you so much, this is really useful advice :). I started a blog recently so maybe I'll use that to document it haha! Have you ever thought about doing some more detailed tutorials about the pieces you make? I'd love to see those x

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    1. No worries! Its funny your should say that! I have 2 tutorials planned this week on techniques that i used in my most recent project. I also have others if you click on the Tutorials button up the top

      Good luck with your blog! documenting your sewing is always a good way to remember what you did right or wrong if you ever need to go back to a pattern!

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