Collar up!

14 October 2010

I was sent these lovely collars from Beaumont Organic. The brand which is environmentally friendly and ethically minded is the brainchild of Hannah Beaumont and in 2008, she won the natural and organic awards. Not only this, she set up the Beaumont Organic Foundation where a small percentage of profit to a school in Fiji. Pretty cool stuff.

The collars are really fun to play around with and change up outfits in an instant. My youngest sister immediately put the bib collar on her head like a flowerpot baby, so I guess they have many uses haha!
beaumont organic collars
I love Peter Pan collars so I was immediately drawn to the simple little collar. I turned it inside out and wore it the other way in this all grey outfit, I didn't realise until after I looked at the photo, that it matches my skirt perfectly! Please excuse the granny ankles though...
cllar 1
Cardigan (Hand Knitted by my Grandma) Tee (Miss Selfridge) Belt (H&M) Skirt (Brick Lane Market) Shoes (TopShop)
I adore the second collar too and it injects a little bit of fun. I was inspired by the pretty layered petal shapes and ended up wearing a layered outfit too.
collar 2
I'm definitely looking forward to incorporating the collars into more outfits, so thank you to Beaumont Organic for sending these my way!

This illustration that was sent to me also features a peter pan collar and it's pretty awesome! Sandra over at Dolls and Guys is the talented lady behind it and was inspired by this post.
Print by Sandra Campbell
I love it and totally made my day when I saw it among my emails. Thanks so much Sandra!!

55 comments:

  1. those collars are really cute, I love it a lot!

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  2. Hahaaa I got them too and the first thing I did was tie them around my head like a flowerpot baby!
    It looks so cute on you, especially with the second outfit :D

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  3. oh I love that illustration! And the collars look so cute on you :)

    Leia

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  4. The collars look really cool. Having collars as accessories is such a good idea. Also, love the illustration!!

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  5. Those collars are so cute, I especially love the last outfit, all the colours remind me of icecream and that's always a good thing!

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  6. the collars are gorgeous!
    i got a similar item on ebay recently myself
    that image is amazing too xx

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  7. everyone loves nora batty ankles;) these collars matched the colours ın both your outfıts perfectly! coıncıdence? great ıllustratıon too:)
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  8. Totally lovely, my dear!

    XX

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

    Janet

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  9. These colours are really cute. I love peter pan collars too - my favourite style. Pic of your sis please! xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  10. i love this post! the collars are lovely. my great auntie gave me a jazzy/beaded collar not so long ago, she found it in a charity shop and thought of me, and i love it but have never known how to wear it....this has inspired me! it's surprised me how good they look over cardigans, so maybe i'll give it a go on my next night out (whenever that may be...?! haha). also, love the illustration! such talented people out there. speak to you later xx

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  11. Awww what a sweet drawing of you, what an awesome gift xoxo

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  12. I love these collars. I hope this finds you doing well. Take care.

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  13. Love those collars! So veratile and a great way of mixing up outfits. I love your bow skirt too xx

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  14. too cute for words. i love the different colors!

    xo Alison

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  15. Aww they look wonderful with both outfits.
    I'm not surprised the illustration made your day, it's pretty damn fantastic

    x

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  16. oh I love little collars like that! I don't know how I'd wear them quite though.

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  17. I have to get myself some of these collars. Love the 2nd. Fabulous outfits and illustration. :)SArahD

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  18. wow I love the collar, the flower one is amazing !!!!!! That picture is so stunning you should print it off frame it for your wall ! What a great post, I really do love that flower collar, oh will have to check it out xxxx

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  19. I love both collars, but the peter an one is more my cup of tea. the way you styled both outfits go so well with them :D
    the illustration is quite lovely too!

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  20. I've been curious about those! they look great on you! :) gives that old fashion british look. idk how to explain it lol but it's nice!

    and how cute is that drawing! such a great resemblance :D

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  21. I love your collars by Beaumont organic. I will definitely check them out as I haven't heard of them at all. I have been trying to find the time to make myself a collar from some old material scraps, I must get on with it.

    The picture is amazign too.

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  22. Those collars are adorable and I love how you've styled them up.

    Sally, Louder Than Silence x

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  23. Oh how fun!! I'd love to find collars like that around here...

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  24. Wow the second is definitely my fave, not a typical design but lovable nonetheless. I'm really getting into my collars now, especially after seeing SS11, and am searching for a lacy one to jazz up my LBD.
    Jealous of the cardi! I'd better get those needled out...

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  25. loovvveee!!! I cannot turn down anything that has a peter pan collar so i'm kind of obsessed with this really!

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  26. Awww, you look super cute! This reminds me: I MUST do mine today, eep!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  27. Hi there-super collars, I love your layered outfit, very cute!! x

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  28. so adorable. did you make them? love the illustration too.

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  29. the collars are just uber cute, I'm in love with peter pan collars so this is awesome to find out. and loving the illustration!

    xo
    Sophie

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  30. hi darling, thanks for stopping by me.
    you're so cute and that illustration is so nice- what an honor ;)
    hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
    take care
    xx

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  31. what a creative idea! you totally pull off the collar! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  32. Cute collars! I like the grey one best it must go with everything! Also love the layering in the last outfit.
    xx

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  33. the collars are lovely..
    followed yours ;)) mind to follow back??
    thnks

    xx

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  34. i love the layered pastel look. so cool!

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  35. hi dear,
    followed you =)
    great picture..love the drawing too!

    =)
    your blog is cute!

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  36. wow your outfit is so cute!
    it fits you perfectly! very pretty!


    stainsintheuniform.blogspot.com

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  37. love it, and the picture especially :)

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  38. these are so so cute, and so you! i like the scalloped edge one best, i think :) x

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  39. The collars are amazing! And your gran knitted that cardigan?! Gosh; she's so talented! Love that illustration of you! It's super cute! xx

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  40. Aiyah those collar are so cute. I cant keep away from peter pan collar in my wardrobe and these would jazz up my plainer top in seconds. I am going to look into these!

    Thanks for sharing,
    KK xoxo.

    www.misskeikei.blogspot.com

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  41. Do you ave a blouse like you're wearing on the drawing? :p I think it's absolutely amazing!

    and belts with animals are always great! birds or an other animal..

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  42. Wow, so cool! I especially like the layered one.

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  43. I love the collars! They're so adorable. And I love your layered outfit! You remind me of a pretty pretty cupcake. ♥ Pastels are so lovely on you!

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  44. You really make that collar look adorable - I love both of them on you xx

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com/

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  45. That is just tooo cute ! =)

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  46. awww, I love collars too- these two are incredibly cute! :)
    love the illustration too!
    xoxo

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  47. The 2nd outfit with the collars is just pretty!

    Awesome portrait too!

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  48. I LOVE THIS AND I LOVE YOU WINNIE. i miss you! Me and my friend were on skype chatting about brummie and i told her she should meet you! she is like me! (ie a touch mad).

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the second colour. and the second outfit. almost a much as i love YOUR FACE.
    x fi
    http://saveourshoes.blogspot.com

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  49. i love the 2nd outfit and detachable collars :3

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